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DC Shoes has taken its iconic skate shoes to artistic heights, thanks to a new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
The duo’s ‘Collisions’ men’s collection, launched this weekend, is inspired by the notion of four opposing ideas: war and peace, life and death, strength and frailty, saints and sinners. All pieces in the collection are created in tandem with these themes, many of which are based on the four concepts individually through specific prints. It’s also particularly affordable, currently ranging from $30 to $90 – easily making it easy for anyone to own a Warhol through the skate brand.
The collaboration is filled with a range of iconic consumerist and ironic works by Warhol. The artist’s instantly recognizable etchings of flowers, knives, skulls, cows, “Fragile” signs and the “Last Supper” serve as hallmarks across a range of pieces. Most commonly, prints are cast in black and white or multi-color palettes on a range of sneakers, including high and low lace-up styles like DC’s signature Manual S, Manual Hi and TK. However, two Lynx and Bola flat slides and manual and wicked slip-on styles also get the aforementioned artwork graphic treatment.
These aren’t the only kicks in the collection, either – upcoming pairs available for pre-order include similarly printed versions of the brand’s Lynx Zero S, Net, Court Graffik, Pure and Manteca styles.
DC and the Foundation have also added activewear that’s also ready for skate ramps and everyday wear in their capsule. The same sneaker prints are getting standalone, repeating designs on short and long sleeve tees and hoodies, plus a zip-up jacket that’s currently available for pre-order.
The accompanying campaign features models and pro skateboarder Evan Smith, fully decked out in pieces from the collection. Whether they are posing, skateboarding or breaking glass, the images literally emphasize the themes of collaboration, namely clashes and collisions.
You can now purchase the full collection from DC’s website.