Brand: 032c Apparel
Key Pieces: the straight-leg leather pants in slide #2 feel like a suitably local piece of 032c apparel which speaks to Berlin's provocative style profile – elevated with an insouciant black-and-white graphic patch on the back pocket.
Release Date: October 15
Editor’s Notes: 032c's latest drop has mined the works of Die Tödliche Doris, a music and performance group that emerged from the Geniale Dilletanten (Ingenious Dilletantes) movement in ’80s West Berlin.
The FW20 collection folds some of the group’s most radical artworks and statements into an array of casual leisurewear including tie-dyed tees, leather pants, sweaters, graphic tees, and accessories.
A stand out is the inclusion of lyrics from a 1981 Die Tödliche Doris song, “Stop der Information," which is printed in multiple fronts across the back of a white crewneck. The song speaks to the current digital age, channeling both our hyper-attachment to mobile technology – through which we consume COVID statistics and crowd-sourced protest updates on social media apps – and our collective skepticism of the data-harvesting and unreliable news facilitated by these same platforms.
For a full run-down of the pieces, check out our 032c exhibition from Not In Paris.