The iconic DJ, Steve Aoki launched his Dim Mak fashion line at the menswear edition of New York Fashion Week this week.
The famous EDM artist presented his first fashion show in the U.S on Tuesday, following his presentation of his four collections of his Dim Mak line in Japan. According to Billboard, “It took me a good year and a half to bring it out here,” said Aoki backstage after the show, which featured skateboarders as models on a skate ramp that led to a stage where punk band Mangchi performed.
His inspiration came from Beat generation, literary movement started by a group of authors, specifically its influence on the 1970’s punk scene in New York.
The line gives a nod to both skateboard culture and nightlife — the two components of Aoki’s personal style as well. The runway show featured a skateboard half pipe ramp and live music from the band Mangchi. The designs came from David Choe regarding the collection. “He is one of my favorite artists of all time,” said Aoki.
Peep a snapshot of the Dim Mak Collection below.