The pinkish-red-tinged lineup makes use of the same Liberty Rock inspiration as Denim Tears’ Converse collaboration, drawing influence from the rock’s green, red and black hues for an illustrative rendering of a cartoonish mouth sticking out its tongue. Dice imagery graces the top teeth, further drawing from the Atlanta-born Emory’s memories of growing up in Queens, New York. Each item — washed out hoodies, shirts, sweatpants and a cap — features the motif, contrasting starkly against the warm-toned cotton base.
The “Lips Portrait 2” capsule is only available on Denim Tears’ website.
Most recently, Denim Tears joined in for this year’s Social Studies event.