Steve Aoki presented his Spring 2018 collection in spectacular fashion —opting to forgo the usual presentation or runway show —for a giant block party on the Lower East Side. Aoki partnered with the Build Series to produce the event, where he unveiled his 2018 Dim Mak line, Paradise Found, and new album, Kolony.
The producer, DJ, and designer shut down East 4th (from Broadway to Lafayette Street), for a fashion show and subsequent concert, where he performed the entirety of his fourth studio album that features buzzy artists like Lil’ Yachty and Migos— both of whom were on hand to perform at the dynamic event.
“I like to combine both worlds,” Aoki told WWD, “People know me as a DJ first so it just made sense to do this type of event.”
Aoki, who has made merchandise for his record label, Dim Mak, since 2006, released his first ready-to-wear collection in 2014 after partnering with Japanese mall operator, Parco. The designer, who recently moved the brand’s operation to the U.S, said Paradise Found is inspired by the chaos and uncertainty the current political climate.
Article by: Sydney Monfries, Contributor at SOUL