After four successful seasons, Steve Aoki is officially launching DIM MAK COLLECTION in North America during the Fall/Winter 2017 New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
The FW17 collection is inspired by William S. Burroughs and the Beat Generation’s influence on New York City’s punk scene in the 1970s. "I've always had an affinity for the beat generation and what they stood for,” said Aoki. “I believe that the same thing is happening now...rejection of the standard, the norm. It's not business as usual from fashion, business to politics.”
The collection is arriving at the dawn of a new political climate, which Aoki feels is relevant to the collection. “I know there are many that feel the same angst and energy, and I'm ready to express this for all of us through this collection. There is a new renaissance coming because of the current state of affairs and we are a part of the wave and this collection builds on the same sentiment.”
Aoki also collaborated with artist David Choe, working with his graphics and artwork throughout the collection.