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DC Shoes has taken its signature skater footwear to artistic heights, thanks to a new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
The pair’s “Collisions” menswear collection, launched this weekend, is inspired by the notion of four opposing ideas: war and peace, life and death, strength and fragility and saints and sinners. All pieces in the collection are created in tandem with these themes, many of them based on the four concepts individually through specific prints. It’s also notably affordable, currently ranging from $30-$90 — easily allowing anyone to own a Warhol through the skate brand.
The collaboration is filled with a range of Warhol’s iconic consumerist and tongue-in-cheek works. The artist’s instantly recognizable prints of flowers, knives, skulls, cows, “Fragile” signs and the “Last Supper” serve as hallmarks across a range of pieces. Most commonly, the prints are cast in black and white or multicolored palettes across a range of sneakers, including high and low-top lace-up styles like DC’s signature Manual S, Manual Hi and TK. However, two flat Lynx and Bola slides and slip-on Manual and Villain styles are also given the graphic treatment from the aforementioned artwork.
These aren’t the collection’s only kicks, either – forthcoming pairs available for pre-order include similarly printed takes on the brand’s Lynx Zero S, Net, Court Graffik, Pure and Manteca styles.
DC and the Foundation have also added sporty apparel that’s equally ready for the skate ramps and everyday wear to their capsule. The same sneaker prints are given standalone and repeated patterns across short and long-sleeved T-shirts and hoodies, plus a zip-up jacket currently available for pre-order.
The accompanying campaign features models and pro skateboarder Evan Smith, fully decked in pieces from the collection. Whether they’re posing, skateboarding or smashing through glass, the imagery literally emphasizes the collaboration’s themes of clash and collisions.
You can shop the full collection now on DC’s website.