The Sundance Kid
We all know that this year hasn’t been one without challenges, affecting everyone, us included. While working on this Spring/Summer collection, the world at large seemed crazy and scary at times, which in turn motivated us to transmit a message of optimism and positivity. Screw holding back, for Eat Dust it’s all the way or nothing at all.
Our main inspiration was a cool cat called Marion Brown, an American avant-garde jazz musician, artist, writer, and above all, a stylish human. Born in Atlanta in 1931, Mr. Brown is mostly known for his time in New York in the 1960s, where he played with everyone from Archie Shepp and John Coltrane to Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders. He’d later live and record in Europe before going back to the States where he would continue to play, create, compose and teach music.
What we learned from Mr. Brown is that creativity can’t be stopped. There’s never a wrong time for it. So, we upgraded and reworked some of our essentials, while also introducing a few new styles like the Everest smock & the Fisherman shirt. Both are throw-overs in loose and comfy fits, available in various fabrics, going from jungle green rip-stop to worker blue twill to multicoloured jacquard. As you’d expect from us, they can all be combined with the bottoms that match: a pair of cargos, combat pants or service chinos.
Just like last season, we developed exclusive fabrics with some of our mills. In France, we collaborated on an entirely recycled and organic Machu Picchu jacquard, that can be seen in our Marina shirt and reversible Malibu jacket, for instance. In Japan, we worked on a cotton Mojave jacquard that was used to produce a few bold limited-edition styles. It goes without saying that you can still find the Japanese and Belgian denim we’re known for as well.
To make sure we’re ready when Summer hits, we designed plenty of garments that keep it nice and breezy. With our Portuguese mill we thought of a crispy lightweight rip-stop fabric and a range of naturally dyed hemp t-shirts. Then there’s an incredible French hickory stripe cotton too, in chinos, chore jackets and Western shirts. Plus, for the first time ever, we also offer an 8 oz Japanese chambray denim, in a bio stone wash. Perfect for a rough and ready denim look, without sweating your ass off.
We could keep going, but strongly advise you to flip through the lookbook to see for yourself.