For our latest Editorial feature, we came together with American workwear giants Dickies, and their European department – Dickies Life, to re-imagine the brands Autumn/Winter 2016 collection.
A brand that has spent almost a century in crafting quality workwear apparel, Dickies made the seamless, perhaps inadvertent, transition in to the streetwear market thanks to it’s classic styles being adopted by and subsequently representative of various sub-cultures, most importantly skateboarding. It’s quality in design and accessible price point has seen Dickies become a staple in most wardrobes, and Dickies aknowledged this, reworking and updating their cuts and fits for the modern market but maintaining their robust workwear heritage.
This shoot aimed to celebrate the ‘basics’ and the ‘essentials’ and their integral role in our everyday wear. Dickies have created a simplicity and a certain level of quality that allows the wearer to be creative, whether its layered up or styled individually.
You can shop the current Dickies Life range HERE
Photography: Lily Brown
Styling: Lottie Warren
Words & Art Direction: Kieran Sills
Model: Jiahe Zhang
In celebrating their 30th year anniversary – London skate institution Slam City Skates have teamed up with heritage workwear brand Dickies on a special collaborative collection. To mark the occasion the pair have come together on a short clip featuring Slam riders Darius Trabalza, Danny Brady, Neil Smith and Jamie Arghh testing the goods. Check the clip, filmed by Mark Jackson, in full above.
You can shop the Dickies collab and see more from their 30th anniversary celebrations over at www.slamcity.com.
London skate company Yardsale link up with workwear giants Dickies on a concise collaborative collection for Autumn/Winter 2015.
Yardsale are arguably one of the most exciting brands to emerge from the UK skate scene of recent years with their lo-fi footage, and tongue-in-cheek hardware and soft goods designs, some of the most desirable on the market. Dickies is a brand that needs little introduction, and their place skateboarding is set with the ever growing popularity of the hugely accessible and hard wearing work pant styles. This season the two parties come together to rework two of Dickies staple silhouettes – the full zip Eisenhower coach jacket and the short sleeve white work shirt, both emblazoned with Yardsale’s script logo.
To celebrate the release, Yardsale have also put together a short edit dubbed the ‘Hi-8 Mix’ featuring riders Darius Trabalza, Jake Church, Curtis Pearl, Sebastian Tabe and Sam Roberts. The Dickies x Yardsale AW15 collection is available now over on yardsale-xxx.com and all good skate stores.
Yardsale x Dickies ‘Hi8 mix’ from YARDSALE on Vimeo.
Dickies have linked up with London based creative agency Peach Fuzz to put together this clean portrait-led lookbook to highlight key styles from the brands Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.
A company that is renowned for its robust, functional designs and its rich heritage in protective workwear, more recent times have seen Dickies adopted by different markets across the globe, including skate and the more fashion focused. Because of this the brand has adapted and developed its designs, with modern updates to their traditional silhouettes to appeal to the different tastes and trends of each audience.
This Autumn/Winter release shows diversity from the historic US label, taking a ‘unique European sensibility’ into consideration while honouring the authentic and functional design approach that has been a huge part of the Dickies story. Hickory stripe dungarees, heavyweight flannel shirting and chore jackets give a nod to the brands workwear roots, while polo shirts, selvedge denim jeans, parka jackets, chinos and hoodies give the collection a more casual, streetwear twist. The visuals also highlight some of the brands latest footwear options, which take traditional workwear shapes and adapt them for the lifestyle market, featuring subtle detailing in the embossed Dickies branding on the heel.
Enjoy the lookbook above shot by James A.Grant. Head over to www.dickieseurope.com for more.
Dickies skateboarding introduce ‘The 67 Collection’ with team rider Marco Kada tearing up some of the best spots the city of Vienna has to offer. Austrian born Kada is an exciting addition to the Dickies European team, with a bag full of tricks and effortless style, the youngster heads out to sample the streets of his home nations capital.
Enjoy the short video edit below and for more information on Dickies, head over to www.dickiesstreetwear.com