In America, there are 2.3 million people currently serving time in the prison system. Many are serving lengthy sentences for non-violent drug offenses. Many are disproportionately Black and Latino who come from poverty stricken backgrounds with little resources to build with. Prisoners and ex-convicts are an unseen minority who are often blacklisted in this country and find little to no support upon re-entering into society.
The basis of this collection is to highlight the culture of injustice and the dehumanizing effect the prison industrial complex has on our society. The pieces are representations of the iconography that is created by those affected and the fetishization of it’s aesthetic (from which we as well as other artists and designers are guilty of).
Photos by Albert Figueroa
Modeled by Tony
HARDCORE WILL NEVER DIE.
We are proud to present our newest capsule collection VICIOUS NATURE, which is a collaboration with artist/designer Luke Vicious. The pieces are an homage to the 90’s Rotterdam Gabber scene and it’s fashion aesthetic. As always our clothing comes from the music and culture that inspires us and this one is a unique one. Luke is a lifelong Gabber fan and friend, and he has been making waves with his 1 of 1 pieces which he paints and assembles by hand. The designs for this collection were hand painted by him and carefully designed to resemble the imagery of the period in a way that is authentic and sincere.
MAY YOUR EARS BLEED WITH PLEASURE.
Styling/Set: Luke Vicious
Photos: Allen Park
Models: Lauren and Kaleb
Our Fall 2016 capsule collection is now available in our online shop. The capsule is influenced by Atlanta Bass music culture and the Freaknik parties of the 90’s. The graphics are a tribute to the time period with a heavy emphasis on the black college party culture that inspired it.
Photos: Bibs Moreno
Models: Lauren, Paris, Housephone.
Our first collection for Summer 2016 is here and ready for wear. These pieces are an homage to street culture thriving in urban decay with influences ranging from 2000’s hood wear to 1980’s Hardcore. The collection aims to complete our original mission statement of bridging the gap between punk and hip-hop street culture.
Allen Park (ig: @allbyallen)
Zoe Jennings (ig: @nubianbitch)
Cedric Ford (ig: @daboyrico)
Our Summer 2015 collection has finally come and is available in our online shop. The collection draws inspiration from Latino street fashion and party crew culture of the 90s. Although Latino street culture was sparsely documented outside of it’s epicenters in California, it was heavily influential to much of the cultural landscape here. The accompanying lookbook which is posted below was shot by photographer Allen Park and features model Jan Gatewood.
Earlier this year we were interviewed for The Hundreds blog regarding our current output and plans for the future. Check out the post at the link below.
Nature World has come together in collaboration with Cali Dewitt and art collective WSSF to produce a small capsule of sexually liberating pieces with a focus on gender role reversal. The pieces are now available in limited quantities on our online shop.
Photos: Shelby Sells (shelbysells.com)
Model: Gina Kuhn (@ginakuhn)
Coming together with WSSF we have a small capsule of Tees revolving around sexuality in a non normative sense. The designs were created by Cali Dewitt who is one of LA’s rising artists. The tees will be available at the LA Art Book Fair all weekend at the WSSF booth (X79).
Photo Credit: Alvin Carillo
Our first post of the year revolves around our new site redesign. More news and content on the way. Meanwhile go ahead and check out the shop as new items will be dropping very soon. Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming pieces.