take an exclusive first look at stüssy and dover street market’s latest collaboration
The dream team are at it again.
Streetwear fans rejoice, as Stüssy have joined forces with Dover Street Market yet again to release a new range of design-led garms. After collaborating last year for Stüssy's 35th anniversary, the dream team are back working with talented Swedish-based designer Daniele Toneatti, to create two new T-shirt designs and a hat. Stüssy's very own Ryan Willms said, "I met Daniele in Paris and we got along right away. He'd worked for Raf Simons and after chatting more, it was clear he had a good eye, especially for a more futuristic vision of what Stüssy could be."
Truly embracing the art of appropriation, the eclectic drop takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, referencing everything from 90s UK rave flyers and Martin Kippenberger's show notes to Richard Prince's Canal Zone series and the photography of Patrick Cariou. One design is inspired by Polish designer Roman Cieslewicz's reworked version of the Mona Lisa and features a trippy fragmented illustration of a hyper-realist Californian girl. The second celebrates the beauty of a sunset on acid, supplying a high dose of 90s style graphics.
"It's a good fit as Stüssy is so versatile," Shared Willms when discussing the collaborating with Dover Street Market "Over the years it's been apart of many different worlds, subcultures and levels of retail - today Dover Street Market is the best store in the world, especially when it comes to mixing unexpected designers and high fashion, and I feel Stüssy falls perfectly into that mix." Follow Liam MacRae's lens as Nico Jacobsen explores an urban landscape...
Text Lula Ososki
Photography Liam MacRae