Mr. Completely & PacSun Pay Homage to Los Angeles With Exclusive "MRCLA" Capsule
The streetwear label and retailer’s first joint venture.
After recently teaming up with NASA and rapper Lil Yachty, California-based retailer PacSun returns with an all-new exclusive capsule in conjunction with Mr. Completely. The collection titled “MRCLA” features up-and-coming rapper Rich The Kid, who recently performed alongside Kendrick Lamar at the 2018 BRIT Awards. Marking the first time the retailer and streetwear label have come together, the capsule is an homage to Los Angeles, where both entities call home. Filled with hoodies, tees, sweats and other essentials, the items can be seen bearing Mr. Completely’s avant-garde aesthetic, cut and sewn details, and the label’s recurring “ANGER” logo.
For interested fans, Mr. Completely’s “MRCLA” collection lands in stores and online Saturday, March 10. Swipe through the entire lookbook above and let us know in the comments which pieces you like best.
Check out Mr. Completely’s exclusive interview on the PacSun collection below:
What is “MRCLA” and what is behind the name?
MRC + LA. MRCLA is the new name we’re giving the exclusive pieces we designed for PacSun.
Why is LA important?
We’re an LA-based brand, and the fashion and music culture here plays a major part in our work. Our creative team is involved with so much more than just clothing — Keith has styled everyone from Janet Jackson to Kanye and Gaga, Lukus does denim work with other brands like Oscar de la Renta, Opening Ceremony and Billy, one of our partners has written tracks for The Weeknd, Post Malone and launched the music project, Somewhere Else. That kind of creative crossover really doesn’t happen anywhere else.
Why did you decide to make a Capsule Collection for PacSun?
Mr. Completely has carved out a space at the best stores in the world, at this point, it’s really about expanding the vision further. Social media has really altered the landscape, people aren’t interested in labels and boundaries anymore — they want transgression, heart, something different, something relevant, and PacSun’s platform let’s us get more clothes on more kids, with zero friction. Clothing and culture have changed completely, and we’re part of it.
Inspiration for the MRCLA + PacSun collection?
MRCLA really explores masculinity and sport — we’ve always drawn on soccer and Brit culture for that. UK style has always balanced tailoring with sport in a way that’s super raw and wearable. Council house style, not chav per se, but like proto-grime, with some Northern Europe thrown in. We have a pretty unique palette too, we dip into American sensibilities for that, hunting, utility, the suburbs. We’ve always had really strong fleece and denim offerings and you’ll definitely continue to see that with this collection.
What’s the inspiration behind “Anger”?
Kenneth Anger is a director we really admire — we found a picture of him from the ’70s wearing a modified a Rangers jersey, and we really wanted to recreate it. Anger has an incredible work ethos. Kustom Kar Kommandos, Scorpio Rising, the guy’s a DIY legend. We see him around Los Angeles once in awhile. We were really into the art and photography Eric Lawrence was doing in New York, and we both clicked over the Anger stuff. Eric has the rage, the spirit. He gets it, so we knew we had to link up and make something.