If you thought you knew what oversized meant, think again. Inspired by the 80’s and 90’s American hip-hop culture, a new collection by the Polish designer brand DILIGENT redefined the meaning of ‘oversized’ fashion.
‘Black Chain’ is a collection celebrating the street culture at its best. Think graffiti influenced by the legendary street artist Cope2 (in the current case, materialised by the Polish artist Noriaki). Think urban jungle; Aaron Curry city sculptures influenced the shape and cut of the ‘Black Chain’ collection. Think kids at school being kids – trying to be individual without loosing a sense of belonging.
To highlight the importance of belonging to a subculture, the collection was shot in high school surroundings. Polish photographer Pawel Kozan captured models in classrooms, corridors and bathrooms.
„Black Chain” rediscovers symbols and forms of the American subculture of hip-hop from the twentieth century and highlights its universalism in colour and shape.
Photographer PAWEŁ KOCAN / PAWELKOCAN.COM
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