We’ve been introducing a lot of new labels into the Violent Green ranks of late; the most recent of which is American label ‘Pleasures’.
Alex James draws his inspiration from music legends throughout the decades and his aptly named first season ‘Version 1.0’ is ripe with Joy Division, Nirvana and Morrissey references. In fact, the labels name comes from the seminal Joy Division album ‘Unknown Pleasures’.
The pieces range from standard printed tees to some more fashion pieces such as the Ian Coach Jacket in Pink. The Ian pieces of course reference Ian Curtis with a large portrait of him printed on the back. The Ian pieces also come in a black short sleeve for those wanting something a little more toned down.
Next up is Morrissey. If you can remember, earlier this year rumors of the ex-Smiths front man spread like wild fire. These rumours pertained to his death and Morrissey himself had to issue a statement saying he was in fact alive and well. That’s where Pleasures comes into play. The Morrissey side of this collection is a tongue-in-cheek take on these events with prints of the singer laying seemingly dead on shirts and a ‘Dad Hat’ with the mural “In Loving Memory of Morrissey. 1959-2015”. No foul play intended as James is avid fan of Morrissey, even having the singer signed one of his shirts
Lastly is the Nirvana side of the collection. The Suicide Note Tee has the now infamous last note from front man Kurt Cobain printed on to the front with a mural on the back. To compliment this tee, we have another two Dad Hats (one in black and one in pink) with ‘I Love You’ embroidered onto them in Kurt’s handwriting. Just a short line from his note addressed to his daughter Francis.
This collection has it all…from dark and brooding to satirical. There’s something for everyone here and at price unheard of for items made in the States.
Check it out in our Albert Street Brisbane City store and online here
posted by kimberleygreen
PLEASURES IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE, BRISBANE CITY.
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