Back in 2017, we saw Indonesian label Devá States filling up Dover Street Market‘s T-shirt space with playful graphics that riffed on Bob Marley and Magritte references. In addition to printed tees, the imprint is taking on more silhouettes this time in its inaugural Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
Dubbed “MANIA,” inspirations for the latest SS19 lineup were largely drawn from music, cinema and graphic design — notably works from Peter Saville and Saul Bass — of the ’80s. A slew of printed button-up shirts, coach jackets, long-sleeves, T-shirts and shorts are unveiled over a predominately monochromatic base. One standout piece is the white Hawaiian shirt, with scenes from old horror films emblazoned over a creamy ecru-toned fabric. In contrast, the black shirt is patterned in a mix of moody photographs of fragmented lights and shadows. Joy Division references are seen over one coach jacket with the words “GRAPHIC DISPOSAL FACILITIES” placed at the back and on another long-sleeve with the brand’s logo in the typeface seen over the iconic Substance album. Other pieces include prints of the anarchy symbol, the geological anatomy of the Earth and various tweaked logos overlaid atop more T-shirts and long-sleeves.
The Devå States SS19 collection is now available on Dover Street Market’s webstore and select retailers.
In other news, check out Stüssy‘s Summer 2019 Editorial photographed by Mark Lebon.