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Union Los Angeles x Noah: Excited to launch the next 30 year collab with a brand that is way more than just a brand to us. Noah is more like family to us, not just like family, they are family. Brendon and I have been good friends since 1996 and Estelle and Beth have been friends since around that time too. Fast forward we have grown into one big happy family so it was really important for Noah to be a part of this celebration. We are calling this collection: “Truth Dare Dream.” DARING to ask “Was Beethoven Black?” DREAMING of a world where Shakespeare could share her prolific works as her true self without fear of ridicule and backlash due to the prevailing misogyny. And highlighting the TRUTH of Dumas, who was a French, but whom’s father was Haitian and mixed. Through these designs we wanted to have poke fun but we also wanted to be able to do so while also reminding people of the marginalized histories of countless people we will never know because they were born a woman, or black or gay at the wrong place or the wrong time. As a part of the programing for this collection, we teamed up with and we are donating proceeds of sales to them.
As a part of the programing for this collection, we teamed up with Watts Conservatory of Music and we are donating proceeds of sales to them. This organization is going above and beyond to make sure to offer better access to the arts within communities and families that otherwise wouldn’t be so fortunate to have programs like this.
As the "Dream" representative, we looked into the old conspiracy theory around the real identity of Shakespeare. The one that suggests that William Shakespeare was actually a woman? Again we had fun diving into the possibilities and much like with our Beethoven theory, the one face that couldn’t be denied across all the theories was that if she were a woman she would have had to hide this fact due to bigotry and prevailing misogyny of the times. We decided to take it one step further and admittedly fantasize of the possibilities of it being a black woman, just for shit’s and giggles. I mean so much of our history has been proven to be bullshit propaganda with bias towards the victors so anything is possible. That is why the tagline of one of our t-shirts reads, “When the Lions Write History”. Referring to an African proverb that states until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. Meaning dominant groups inscribe power through historical narrative.
Short sleeve graphic t-shirt, with printed graphic on front and back.
Model is 6’1” wearing a Medium