Patta launched new capsule collection inspired by famous revolutionary artist Emory Douglas. Dutch streetwear brand is activist by placing itself at the forefront with t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, shirts, caps and wallets to convey a strong and clear message: the legacy of the Black Panther movement.
Emory Douglas, key figure from 1967 to the 1980s in Black Panther Party thanks to his communication skills. With his graphic design he managed to make his art synonymous with the identity of liberation movements all over the world. He was responsible for the illustrations that would give the group a visual identity in the publication known as “The Black Panther”. His iconography represented the oppression of all people around the world and stood in solidarity with marginalized groups globally. Once he became Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, he introduced a more modern color printing methodology.
His work influenced revolutionary artists worldwide, as well as providing an aesthetic for liberation movements around the world who would remix his work after seeing the newspapers and making it their own.
Douglas, at the age of 78, continues to be one of the most prolific graphic agitators in the world of Revolutionary art, keeping up with contemporary issues, challenging them through his exceptional expressive skills.
After turning down many attempts to commodify his work from other brands, Emory decided to partner with Patta to convey the legacy of Black Panther movement into a new context.
The Patta x Emory Douglas collection is available on patta.nl and on brand’s mobile app. At a later date, not yet announced, the capsule will be available in Patta Milano, Patta London and Patta Amsterdam.
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