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 Moma Cargo Pant is more Timothy Leary than Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” constituting as they do an LSD-tainted take on a counter-cultural classic: tye-dye pattern. As well as their all-over, acidic tie dye pattern, these tapered pants feature bellows cargo pockets with velcro closure; adjustable web straps at the waist; side slant pockets; back patch pockets with flap and velcro closure; contrast stitching; and adjustable ties at the leg opening.
Made from 100% cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size 30.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
View on google maps