DOCKERS COLLABORATES WITH BMX CHAMPION MATTHIAS DANDOIS
Levi Strauss & Co. brand Dockers has signed with nine-time flatland BMX World Champion Matthias Dandois for its latest collaboration. Paying tribute to the BMX culture of the late 1980s and ‘90s, the Dockers x Dandois collaboration is an oversized, laid-back collection offering freedom of movement, and is designed sustainably with recycled fibers.
The eight-piece capsule features a pull-on pant, cut-off shorts, deck jacket, mock neck sweatshirt, and two varieties of T-shirts – a relaxed fit graphic tee and a sleeveless tee. Utility and craftsmanship characterize the collection, along with unique design details such as visible linings, embroidery, and a specially designed Dockers x Dandois logo inspired by one of the athlete’s tattoos. Artfully combined with the Dockers wing and anchor, Dandois’ tooth and finger tattoo sits at the center of the collaboration logo and plays on the sound of his last name (a combination of the French words for “tooth” [dan] and “finger” [dois]).
“I was thrilled to travel to San Francisco and work hand in hand with Dockers on this project – it was incredible,” said Dandois about the collection. “I don’t know how to draw, but we sat and spoke about inspirations, fabrics, colors, styles, designs…and together I think we developed a really cool capsule.”
Beyond his love for BMX, Dandois is also passionate about protecting our planet and wanted to prioritize that when creating this collection. Done with the Dockers stamp of quality craftsmanship, each style in this capsule utilizes recycled fibers from polyester to cotton and also implements eco-friendly screen-printing practices.
“Matthias is incredibly creative and inspiring,” said Nic Rendic, Global Head of Design for Dockers. “It was awesome to work with him on reinterpreting some of our timeless classics through the lens of vintage BMX street culture, especially since he was already wearing Dockers back in the day.”
The Dockers x Dandois collection is available for purchase on Dockers.com and retails for between $160 for the deck jacket to $40 for the muscle tee.