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.
Outerwear has always been where the Pleasures vision has come into full view, playing with textures, graphics, fit, and more to create designs that consistently unsettle preconceived notions of contemporary fashion. The Pleasures Power Gast Station Jacket adapts a classic workwear silhouette to the LA label’s unique aesthetic.
Cut from hardwearing cotton twill, this jacket displays Pleasures’ affinity for striking use of patches. The front of this highlight piece features five embroidered ovular patches inspired by gas station name badges, each of which contains one of these words: people, product, power, pain, pleasures. The back is adorned with a large patch featuring a black and white photo evoking people power and the word Power in large print alongside the Pleasures logo. Here in the black colourway, this light jacket also features YKK zip closure, a regular collar, and two inset slant pockets on the front.
Made from 100% cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size M.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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