Brixton: Core Pieces & Seasonal Updates
Maintaining their easy-going California inspired vibe for SS20, Brixton has unveiled a new collection of relaxed, everyday pieces customised with colour tones and prints that have been inspired by natural landscapes. Entitled East Meets West, the designs fall under Brixton’s ongoing Done Proper campaign which as they put it is ‘built for the independent thinkers, makers and doers’ and celebrates individual style and expression with the help of their ambassadors from the surf, skate and music industry.
Pairing traditional Japanese art with western desert landscapes, colours have been taken from sunrises seen in the east paired with sunset shades of the west to bring fresh life to button-through shirts, cotton t-shirts and sweats. With a handcrafted look, new print designs explore the combination of eastern-inspired flowers, trees and characters alongside bold multicoloured stripes and classic western motifs influenced by cacti and desert hills.
Introduced last season and carried forward into the new year, the Hilt T-Shirt has been updated for spring and shows the new colour palette perfectly within horizontal and vertical striped designs. As a year round staple, Brixton have presented their own take on the timeless pattern against super soft yarn-dyed cotton jersey to ensure casual all day comfort, whilst varying thicknesses of stripes, pocket details and embroidered or printed decoration offer a variety of options for you to find your perfect year round go-to. Pairing easily with just about any trousers or shorts, whether you opt for clashing patterns or classic light wash denim, our top picks would be the royal blue gingham Steady Pants for a bold look.
As an ode to their ethos of creating well-made, classic pieces the Palmer II Long Sleeve T-Shirt features distinctive screen printed graphics on the front, back and sleeves showing a bold ‘Brixton Custom Quality’ logo design. Cut to a standard fit for a casual finish with flexible ribbed trims around the curved neckline and long sleeves, the simplicity of the design proudly shares the brands core belief which was first seen through their collections of vintage style caps before being translated into seasonal collections of apparel. Remaining true to this ethos throughout each seasonal collection, whether it’s a simple t-shirt or investment jacket, you’ll find a consistent focus on quality and finish through all that Brixton releases.
As part of Brixton’s heritage range, the Bowery Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt is ideal for wearing alone or over the top of an unbuttoned t-shirt for a relaxed look. Made from fine wale cotton corduroy, the design has a timeless look that is in tune with Brixton’s vision to create pieces that you’ll want to hold onto forever. Providing casual comfort with an enhanced colour finish that strengthens selected hide and jade tones, the button through front encourages different styling options whilst two small patch pockets on either side of the chest offer space to carry a wallet or phone when on the move. For a flattering finish the hem is curved which pairs well with trousers such as the elasticated waist Steady Pant, a go-to style for skating thanks to the loose fitting cut.
Designed to carry you through every season, the Cantor 1/2 Zip is decorated with a bold colour block design that wraps around the chest and sleeves that energises a classic leisurewear inspired silhouette and encourages it to stand out during casual wear. Our pick for when it’s not quite t-shirt weather thanks to the selected heavyweight French terry fabric, direct embroidery has been stitched across the centre of the chest in a matching colour thread for a subtle look and the raised collar neckline provides protection from wind chill with a soft ribbed panel secured by a half zip. Flexible ribbed trims around the edge of the body and long sleeves provides a comfortable finish that helps to keep the fit secure so you can wear this jacket under outerwear - check out the new Mast Jacket below - or a long sleeve t-shirt with ease.
Offering an alternative to black or grey outerwear, the olive Mast Jacket pairs particularly well with dark denim and is inspired by vintage military deck coats and is made from 315gsm cotton dobby with a stone washed finish, which gives the material an aged look, combined with a curved corduroy collar. Sophisticated and versatile, the silhouette is suited to a variety of occasions whether you’re strolling in the city or spending time in nature. Metal snap buttons fasten the front to allow for ease of layering and on either side of the waist welt pockets offer space to carry essential items. Branding has been kept to a minimum as to not take away from the classic look with just a small square embossed leather patch on the left side of the front showing the Brixton B-Shield logo.
Originally known for their vintage inspired headwear designs, Brixton never disappoints when it comes to new hat styles each season and SS20 is no exception. Ensuring there is something for everybody, whether you’re into straw beach hats, classic fedoras or practical 6-panel caps, attention to quality and construction is noticeable on each headwear style in support of the idea of Brixton pieces being worn for a lifetime. Presenting a selection of text and logos associated with the brand’s different projects, the latest collection of headwear styles use direct embroidery to ensure a bold finish that enhances each graphic. Refreshed for spring as the third iteration of the design, the Brixton B-Shield III Cap shows the brands famous B-Shield logo design - a core graphic in each release - whilst alternative variations can be seen on styles such as the Gate and Oath Cap. Tapping into eastern influences for the season, the Dela Cap is new and features a large merrowed edge embroidered patch of a wild-eyed tiger alongside stylised ‘Brxtn’ lettering.
Each season, Brixton not only looks to their local surf, music and skate community for creative influence but also helps to give a voice to individuals who provide them with ongoing inspiration in support of their own pursuits, talents and personalities. The likes of skateboarder Kenny Anderson, surfer Chippa Wilson, photographer Nuria Val and artist Dolan Stearns have become representatives of Brixton and are an extension of all that the brand wishes to create - a creative, connected culture of individuals who are encouraged to express their own beliefs and personal style. Additionally, Brixton are proud to be a part of the Rollin’ From The Heart charitable non-foundation that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth and youth adults by offering them the opportunity to participate in skateboarding, surfing and camping.
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