Luxe street-fashion lovers would be familiar with local brand Surrender, which curates the latest high-end and sought-after street brands. Following their retail boutique’s relocation to the new 268 Orchard, Surrender has launched an exclusive capsule collection, featuring nine upcycled jackets designed by two Los Angeles-based designers.
DRx Romanelli is a veteran in customisation and creating limited-edition pieces, having previously collaborated with big brands such as Coca Cola and Jaeger Le-Coultre. And Cali Thornhill DeWitt is most reputable for being the artist behind Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ merchandise, an effort which shot him to relative fame despite his keeping mum about it.
While the longtime friends have collaborated before, it is the first time either of their designs have been available in Singapore. “It’s a mix of east meets west. These are old jumpers I found from flea markets. For me, it’s reminiscent of childhood,” said Romanelli. Asked about his design approach, DeWitt laughs. “I like it to not just look like house paint – I actually use house paint. You get a lot of mistakes, but that’s what I like. I like imperfection.”
The nine jackets, along with T-shirts and patches, are now available at Surrender.
Photos: Surrender, Hubert Hoon, Timothy Suen