Thee Teen-Aged and Union Collab Confront Views on Americana Culture

 - Jan 30, 2018
References: thee-teen-aged & highsnobiety
The first ever Thee Teen-Aged and Union collaboration seeks out to confront prejudice opinions toward the notion of Americana culture. The company shared its observation that certain classic elements such as "cuffed jeans, tapered khakis, flannels and slicked hair" are automatically associated with a culture of racism and oppression. With the 'Trust the Process' collection, Union and Thee Teen-Aged hope to elevate this outdated idea by liberating and reclaiming the fashion street style as something that shouldn't be explicitly tied to extremist beliefs and the Americana culture of oppression.

The clever title of the collection is derived from a poetry zine that depict inclusive imagery of iconic black musicians with processed hair. The author of the issue was the father of Alyasha Owerka-Moore — Thee Teen-Aged's designer.