Legendary skateboarding brand Element has been busy with pumping out back-to-back collaborations this past week. Famously renowned for sponsoring skate legends such as Mike Vallely, Nyjah Huston and Jackass cast member/skateboarder Bam Margera, their latest endeavours boast two new collaborations with National Geographic and legendary hardcore punk band, Bad Brains respectively.
Their collaboration with National Geographic is called the Future Nature collection. It features various articles of nature-themed clothing ranging from hoodies, both long and short sleeve graphic tees to a utility vest as well as a hat. Unsurprisingly, being a skateboard-oriented company, they also added skate decks, wheels and even grip tape.
In regards to this collaboration with National Geographic, the folks over at Element said, “We are all in this together made of the same matter. A harmony of infinite variation for all known living beings. There is only one world. We must handle with care. We are here. Make it count. Our Future is Nature.”
Even after just releasing an entirely new Spring collection that features both clothing and skateboarding gear, Element kept themselves busy by working on their next collaboration alongside celebrated punk rock legends, Bad Brains, to promote the band’s signature timeless message of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude).
Similar to their Future Nature collection, their latest collaboration with Bad Brains will commemorate the band’s historical significance through the release of limited t-shirts and hoodies in addition to skate decks and other accessories. A majority of the pieces will feature hand-drawn illustrations by the band’s founder and bassist, Darryl Jenifer.
The legendary ‘Brainstorm’ graphic created by Jenifer is heavily featured in the collection. Pictures of Bad Brains’ 1979 concert in Washington D.C. taken by photographer Lucian Perkins also provided a basis of inspiration for this collaboration.
For all things fashion, checkout our sibling-publication HANGER.