The collection is made up of a series of intricately detailed patterns, graphics, deconstruction and embroidery, set over a variety of streetwear staples like denim, puffer jackets, hoodies and T-shirts, to mention a few. One noteworthy piece is a denim jacket that’s been carefully decorated with a bold pattern of paisleys. The piece has been cut with a semi-boxy fit, with pockets at the chest and waist. Other details like silver “M”-branded buttons and a leather patch logo at the back complete the garment. Another highlight is a puffer jacket that comes with modular sleeves that can be removed to be a vest. The piece sees contrasting silver-toned hardware, complemented by a “MENACE” logo that sits on the upper left chest and a tiny pouch bag that hangs off the upper left shoulders. Other garments like the patchwork zip-up hoodie, orange fleece jacket, gray hoodie and “peace” T-shirt round off the expansive assemblage.
Steven Mena, founder and designer of the brand, emphasized the importance of breaking free from “that barrier between a T-shirt brand.” He added, “being a Latino from Southeast LA in the streetwear space, I feel like we are usually boxed in and overlooked [...] A full-fledged brand is something many of us aspire to do, but few of us ever get the chance. We wanted to make sure we came correct with this collection and released a body of work that showcased my talents as a designer and storyteller.”
Menace’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection will be exclusively available later today on the label’s website — prices have yet to be confirmed.
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