For AW22, Wood Wood teams up with Danish artist Tal R taking the brand down an unexpected path
New York’s Chelsea hotel is famous – and infamous – for its place in music, art, literature and pop culture. A hub for some of our most iconic minds, from Mark Twain to Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith to Madonna, that unassuming structure bore witness to both great art and great tragedy. It is also the starting point for Wood Wood’s AW22 collection. As creative director Karl-Oskar Olsen puts it, it is a “comment on our continuous desire to collaborate, explore and take the unexpected route.”
Speaking of collaborations, this collection sees a collaboration with renowned Danish artist Tal R, who’s vibrant paintings span from loose figurative depictions of cityscapes and sex shop facades to explosive abstracts. This collaboration manifests in appealing, straightforward ways – an oversized bomber, decorated with an embroidered patch of the artist’s work – and delightfully unexpected ways – a jacquard cardigan, make from Italian yarn, is a looser interpretation of Tal R’s work. Meanwhile, relaxed boiler suits mimic the stereotypical attire of a painter at work.
“This is a continuation of our desire to collaborate with talented individuals to engage with cultural movements while telling stories that are relatable but distinct from clothing,” says Olsen. “Streetwear is culture – and people drive culture.”
See the full collection below: