Brand Spotlight- Brixton
As we near closer to Winter, there’s a noticeable chill present in the air. With many of us staying at home during this time, Brixton’s new collection in line with Autumn/Winter 2020 features stylish yet comfortable clothing which is perfectly suited for transitioning from Zoom meetings, to neighbourhood walks to lounging around the house.
Founded in 2004 by three friends, Brixton clothing was created to echo the music, culture and lifestyle in Southern California. The popular streetwear brand continues to produce classic, clean designs which will last for seasons to come in one’s wardrobe. Brixton is available to shop in Newcastle at Abicus, Sanbah and Nookstore.
Brixton’s recently launched clothing collection this Autumn/Winter season features new designs as well as timeless pieces in new and exciting prints. Featuring earthy tones, bold hues, light layers and cosy fleece, the collection is suited for long lasting comfort. The Façon team’s personal favourites from the new season collection include the Charter Oxford L/S Woven in Jade, the Barrio Cardigan in Dove and Luna Pant in Lava Red.
Parallel to their Autumn/Winter collection, Brixton has recently collaborated with French contemporary artist, Lucas Beaufort. Beaufort is known for his colourful, geometric and abstract artworks which have been featured in exhibitions and collections in France and America. With interests in skate culture, the collaboration between Beaufort and Brixton features elements of skate wear interweaved with an artistic flair. The painter’s collection for men includes Brixton classics such as elastic-waist shorts, year-round fleece and woven tees with bold and vibrant abstract artwork. Façon’s selections from the collection include the Lovitz S/S Woven in Royal/White, the Brooke Hooded Fleece in Black and Fiddler Cap in Stone.
Alongside their new seasonal collections, Brixton is working to provide assistance with the current COVID-19 pandemic by manufacturing cloth face masks sewn from the materials from their deconstructed and upcycled apparel. The ReStitched masks are made from a double layered cotton blend and are washable and reusable, meeting the Kaiser Permanente guidelines for non-medical grade masks. As well as being available for purchase, Brixton is donating their masks to those in need, such as essential workers, in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. For every mask purchased, Brixton pledges to match it by donating a mask.
Brixton has also launched the project ‘Brixton Broadcast: Live’ to help people cope during this time. While everyone stays at home, the brand is hosting live musical sessions featuring some of their favourite musicians broadcasting from their own homes. Available to watch from Instagram live on the Brixton Instagram page, anyone is welcome to join and listen as they please. With the belief that music helps provide comfort, the brand hopes that this initiative will help bring people together while in isolation.
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Written by Olga Scorer