DELUXE Spring/Summer 2018 Takes Cues from a Washington Punk Band

 - Feb 7, 2018
References: deluxe.jp & hypebeast
The new DELUXE Spring/Summer 2018 collection plays with the balance of formal apparel and casual wear by blending together tailored and skate looks. The Japanese label draws inspiration from a punk band based in Washington D.C., Bad Brains. The band embodies a laid-back, relaxed aesthetics and it is represented through the silhouettes such as spread collar shirts, light oversized trench coats, cropped work coats and t-shirts.

Bad Brain's slogans, "PMA" and "POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE" are imprinted across the bottom of the outerwear pieces alongside DELUXE's lightning bolt symbols. Some notable details of the DELUXE Spring/Summer 2018 collection include patches and pins such as a "DELUXE2003" embellishment on a t-shirt using Bad Brain's font. DELUXE's admiration for Jamaican ska and reggae makes it way onto the capsule's designs as well through checkerboard designs.