The collaboration consists of two portions. During the summer of 2021, two temporary physical installations were housed for six months in the beating desert sun of Marfa, Texas – a far west Texas ranch and border town serving as a leading artist community. The installations, a series of billboards and a raw framework of a home, awarded THE DESIGN PRIZE 2021 golden madonnina, were wrapped in Dickies signature twill fabric, illuminating the night sky and creating a mirage-like glow within the Marfa desert. To make the unique, limited-edition apparel collection, the weathered/sun-dyed material was pulled from the installations and upcycled to produce the 'Sun-Dyed in Texas' capsule collection, consisting of truly unique pants, vest, and jackets. Each piece is labeled and numbered to showcase its rarity, as no two pieces are the same. The second iteration of the collab involves a full collection strongly inspired by the art installations and creative process in Marfa. This expansive collection includes pants, jackets, vests, shirts, socks, and headwear.
The Capsule drop from Dickies and New York Sunshine launches at FUEL on Monday 27th of June.