The collection consists of two T-shirts in black and white, a black shirt, a black crewneck, a keychain, a sticker pack and an air freshener that utilizes COMME des GARÇONS Odeur 53 perfume — the first air freshener to ever use a CdG scent. L’Art De l’Automobile has emblazoned its pieces with graphics inspired by the 1980s — which is 20 years later than the peak era of the drive-in theater.
On the back of T-shirts, crewnecks and shirts, the collaborative duo have created a retro-futuristic space-themed Downtown Los Angeles drive-in theater graphic feature a 1980s Ferrari Testarossa, which is placed underneath a large ’80s-inspired “DSM” graphic.
The crewneck and T-shirts are finished with a clean L’Art De l’Automobile logo on the front, while the shirt features a larger KAR emblem appearing in its usual geometric aesthetic. The not-for-sale staff T-shirt is decidedly more DSMLA-influenced, featuring the imprints iconic building-shaped stamp on the rear alongside retro lettering which reads “Drive-in — Dover Street Market — Theater.” A marquee-style “Staff” logo and the L’Art De l’Automobile logo are seen on the front.
To celebrate the launch of the collaborative capsule collection, the duo will be holding an outdoor event in the parking area of DSMLA as a drive-in theater. There will be a screening of a video made by L’Art De l’Automobile between 6-8 PM.
Check out the lookbook above and shop the Dover Street Market Los Angeles x L’Art De l’Automobile collection on August 10, which is also when the screening will be held.
In other news, Henrik Vibskov has presented a pattern-heavy SS20 collection on the runway.