Sneaker customizer, writer, photographer, and Helmut Lang digital strategist Ava Nirui has collaborated with Larry Clark, the provocative filmmaker behind Kids and Bully, on a limited edition capsule collection based on the director’s 2002 movie Ken Park.
Ken Park followed the dysfunctional and often abusive home lives of several teenagers based in California. Its screenplay was written by Clark’s US indie cinema contemporary Harmony Korine, perhaps best known for directing Spring Breakers and upcoming movie The Beach Bum. Due to the controversy surrounding the film’s sexual content and portrayal of minors, the movie was heavily vilified and subsequently banned in Australia.
The banning of Ken Park is what serves as the inspiration for Nirui’s capsule. In the Instagram caption above, Nirui talks of watching a pirated copy of the film in secret after its banning in Australia and how its themes made her feel less alone.
The collaborative collection comprises T-Shirts, hoodies, and posters featuring either scenes from the film, the movie’s title, or quotes relating to its decertification. The collection went on sale to over at IDEA, but is currently sold out. Stay tuned for further updates.