The Hundreds and Manic Panic have joined forces for a vivid collaboration, paying homage to a decades-long connection that first began in New York’s East Village.
In 1977, sisters Tish and Snooky Bellomo opened America’s first punk store on none other than St. Marks Place, laying the groundwork for Manic Panic, their expressive hair dye company. The imprint, which now boasts 45 years of business and a roster of high-profile clients, played a key role in the come-up of Manhattan’s punk scene with signature, avant-garde hair modifications.
Bobby Hundreds, the co-founder of The Hundreds, remembers the brand fondly; in fact, he recalls leaning on Manic Panic’s spontaneous transformations through the toughest periods of his life. “I’ve always loved the sentiment that, ‘You can’t control the world, but you can control your hair,’” he said in a blog post.
Thus, The Hundreds x Manic Panic collaboration was born. In it, there’s a selection of T-shirts, pullover hoodies and snapback hats, all of which don signature punk graphics. A white hoodie hosts stark black-and-white imagery alongside dual iconography, and the same emblem finds itself on the back of a T-shirt with simple logo work on its front. Overall, the range leans into its anti-establishment roots with inspired motifs across classic streetwear silhouettes.
The Hundreds x Manic Panic collection is now available on The Hundreds app and online store. Take a look at the range in the gallery above.
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