DC is pleased to announce its partnership with legendary French designer agnès b. Together the two brands have created the latest footwear project for DC’s Double Label™ series and will collaborate on the FORWARD 3 art exhibit. Launching in Paris at the Agnes b. shop March 5-18, 2009, the exhibit will then travel to New York for its US premiere at the Agnes b. Soho shop, March 31 –April 14th, 2009.
Based from the DC low top Dress Sneaker, the DC x agnès b. Double Label™ shoe was designed in three colorways of blue, sesame and black and features agnès b.’s distinctive signature across the tongue. The premium leather shoe maintains distinctive touches of DC skate heritage by including DC’s Pill Pattern™ outsole while maintaining a sophisticated sneaker silhouette. Less that 1500 of the shoes will be produced and will be available exclusively at agnès b. retail stores and select sneaker boutiques worldwide.
To celebrate the DC x agnès b. Double Label™, the two brands will present FORWARD 3, a graphic design exhibit. FORWARD developed two years ago from a partnership between DC and leading French art magazine REDUX as a showcase of select graphic artists personal works. DC had supported several REDUX art shows since 2005, including a special French artists’ sneaker customization exhibition held in Paris. The show and shoes will launch March 5, 2009, during Paris Fashion Week at the agnès b. Rue Du Jour historical shop before traveling to New York for the US opening March 31st, 2009.
For FORWARD 3, French artists will showcase their personal works, along with custom works that showcase their interpretation of “I Love New York.” Artists for FORWARD 3 include, 123 Klan, Guillaume Abdi, Aurèle, Dada, Delarocca, Dirtlab, Dyane de Sérigny, Erwan & Sophie, Jerk4, Jérôme Molar, Stéphane Kiehl, Koa, Koralie, Luis, Mega, Jean Nipon, Osmoze, Pierre La Police, Prunelle, Spoe, Tabas, Nicolas Thomas, Rachel Cazadamont@H5, Sophie Toporkoff, Supakitch, Amandine Urruty, and Greg Vezon.
Have detailed look at all three colorways of the DC Shoes x agnès b. Dress Sneaker after the jump.