Graffiti legend Futura, commonly dubbed as the “godfather of street art”, is currently in town for the opening of his debut solo exhibition in South-East Asia, titled Constellation, and it’s definitely a must-see, if you only have time for one event this week.
But street art is not the only thing Futura is known for – the man has been a key catalyst for street culture – and its many sub-cultures as a whole since the ’70s. While he has collaborated with everyone of note, from BAPE’s Nigo to Supreme, the artist also has his own streetwear label in Futura Laboratories, started in the early ’00s. The label, which was based in Fukuoka, Japan, focused heavily on technical gear and accessories and quickly became a cult label in its own right, though it has been largely dormant for the past seven years or so.
Until now. Futura will be relaunching the label this Sunday, June 2 at Dover Street Market Singapore (DSMS). The designer’s signature camouflage print comes splashed across boiler suits and baggy pants, as well as Futura-branded short- and long-sleeved tops in black, orange and white. Accessories, including bucket hats, skateboards and tote bags, complete the collection.
There’s also two capsule collection complementing the mainline, the first of which is a collaboration with A-Cold-Wall* (pictured below) that features ink-splattered long-sleeved jumpsuits, tote bags and plush accessories. The second is a collaboration with Dover Street Market – think canvas tote bags with special illustrations inspired by Futura’s first trip to Singapore in the ’70s.
On June 2 at 5.30pm, there will be a 30-minute meet-and-greet session with Futura at DSMS as well as an in-store party open to public till 8pm. Dover Street Market Singapore will be the first to relaunch Futura’s clothing line, with other Dover Street Market locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing and Ginza to follow in the third quarter of this year.