Flea Takes Center Stage for Stussy x Dries Van Noten's New Campaign
Arriving later this month.
After A$AP Nast teased the collaboration earlier this month, we have been patiently waiting for Stussy and Dries Van Noten‘s collection and it’s finally here — almost. The Belgian fashion label and Southern California brand have joined forces to present a psychedelic offering that effortlessly merges their juxtaposing aesthetics.
The campaign positions Red Hot Chili Peppers’ founding member and bassist Flea as its frontman, capturing the energetic musician in basketball shorts covered with flaming meteors, as well as generously bedazzled tuxedos.
The collection plays on Stussy’s background, in addition to the widespread resurgence of the ’90s and early aughts’ sense of rebellion and laissez-faire attitude. Peace sign patches and acid-wash fabric evoke an air of nostalgia despite the range of garments’ decidedly fresh approach.
Highlights include an army green parka, boasting a colorful airbrushed illustration of smokeware on its back. Elsewhere, a classic varsity jacket is littered with a myriad of patches from Stussy’s signature funky eight ball to a technicolored hamsa motif. Tie-dyed T-shirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts keep things casual, while the smoking jacket with gleaming rhinestone pinstripes steals the attention. Camp collar shirts, loose-fitting jeans and ink-splattered trackpants round out the bold lineup.
Stussy and Dries Van Noten will be available globally at select chapter stores, select Dover Street Market locations and Dries Van Noten stores. It can also be found on Stussy’s website and Dries Van Noten’s website on Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. CET, and 10 a.m JST per the respective region.
Catch a glimpse of the campaign in the gallery above.