In a year marred by colossal uncertainty, we’ve never needed people to say it straight more than now. In 2020, facts are key. It is in no way controversial to say that Los Angeles-based label Pleasures have never been ones for subtlety. For this reason, the title of Alex James and Vlad Elkin’s label’s most recent collection, “metaphorically speaking,” is kind of confusing. With pieces featuring slogans that initially strike with the force of political declaration, we’re left looking for more. In short, Pleasures are fucking with us. Some things really are still business as usual.
While pants might prove a more difficult garment to turn into a provocation, Pleasures always seem to find a way, even if it must be in a more subtle way than with their graphic print tees or audacious outerwear experiments. The Pleasures Memories Velour Pant in Brown is the LA label’s take on the luxury track pant. Constructed from heavyweight double-sided velour, this is the second pant of the collection to utilise panelling in service of juxtaposition: the inside leg is cut from brown velour, while the outisde is a knit panel insert with an all-over cheetah print pattern. Here in the brown colourway, this pant also features an elasticated waistband with drawcord; two side slant pockets; two back welt pockets; a relaxed fit in the upper leg and a slightly tapered lower leg; and Pleasures embroidered branding on the upper left leg.
Made from 100% polyester.
Model is 175cm and wears size S.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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