Despite trademark provocative prints, pattern clashes and general impudence, new collections from LA-based misfits Pleasures arrive with little fanfare. This new season from the label is no different, in fact, without any uniting name or theme, it might be even more subdued than previous releases. Seemingly the only release information available were a series of posters on Instagram inspired by lacklustre ’90s catalogue imagery. Far from satisfied with churning out new provocative slogans and graphics, the label always finds novel ways to surprise.
Tees have always been the bread and butter of Pleasures’s mission to provoke controversy. The Pleasures Gossip Tee fits into this history that dates back to the label’s first collection. Cut from soft cotton jersey, this regular-fit tee features a large graphic screenprint on the front inspired by ’90s sensational tabloid and magazine front pages. It raises the question how is the kind of provocation that the LA label is so fond of different from sensational “journalism”? Here in the black colourway, this tee also features a ribbed crew neckline.
Made from 100% cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size M.
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