Following the release of its first home-grown cut-and-sew collection, EJDER now joins 3.PARADIS for a new collaborative release. The two founders met at the BAPE Talk Forum in the early 2000s, allowing them to discuss their “early days on the road” and mission to create a global community through their brands. For their first drop together, EJDER and 3.PARADIS were inspired by the concept of “breaking bread.” More than just an expression associated with sharing a meal, the term refers to a symbolic routine that brings people together and connects them through a shared sense of brotherhood, love and empathy.
The focus of the duo’s product release is a graphic of a $1 USD bill split into two. The tactile bank notes are folded, covered by clear PVC and emblazoned onto black jersey T-shirts and hoodies, embodying the “breaking down of one entity to create two.” The blended 3.PARADIS and EJDER logo on the garments’ backs represent the long history between the founders, while the two-piece bill emphasizes the tradition of breaking bread and the brands’ community-focused goals.
For more collaborative releases, Babylon LA and Butter Goods have teamed up for a patch-heavy collection of crewnecks, T-shirts and shorts.