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A NEW COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE DEEPEST SHADES OF BLUE

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COLORSxSTUDIOS presents INDIGO, a brand new range of apparel inspired by the transition from night into day, the deep blues of winter skies, and expanses of sea on sprawling coastlines.

To introduce the collection, we collaborated with Nigeria-born, U.K.-based poet, performer, playwright, graphic artist, and designer Inua Ellams on a dramatic spoken-word performance of ‘Dark Crystals / Soft Crowns’.

Written especially for the project, the poem is inspired by his own interpretation of the color indigo, as well as his personal heritage.

DARK CRYSTALS / SOFT CROWNS

DARK CRYSTALS / SOFT CROWNS

The myth / the legend / the story I choose to believe is that / long ago / when all the time was night / the nomads / the never-heres / the nappy headed numinous northerners of my kin / who had long nurtured urgent cotton turbans / studied paths the wind cut through the empty desert / watched it step off the foot of the world / swim the ocean-coloured sky / to nest among the quietest of stars / a breathing thing at the boundaries of darkness / The nomads of my kin thought the wind then a beautiful crystal / and prayed so intensely for its return / the wind shattered / into seeds / into roots they stewed their cotton turbans in / Like this they sucked darkness from the skies and stored its indigo wisdoms in the folds of their soft crowns / and passed on the myth / the legend / the story I choose to believe

INUA ELLAMS

Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist, and designer.

An ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his published books of poetry include Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, The Wire-Headed Heathen, #Afterhours, and The Half-God of Rainfall, an epic story in verse. While his first play The 14th Tale was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival, his fourth, Barber Shop Chronicles, sold out two runs at The National Theatre, London.

Having recently completed his first full poetry collection, The Actual, Ellams is currently touring his one man stage play, An Evening With An Immigrant, and working on several commissions across stage and screen.

THE COLLECTION:

THE COLLECTION:

INDIGO JACKET

The INDIGO jacket is a cropped, 100% cotton jacket featuring the title of London-based spoken word artist Inua Ellams’ exclusive poem ‘Dark Crystals / Soft Crowns’—as well as other phrases inspired by the color indigo—lasered on the back. Embossed buttons adorn the flaps of three handy pockets, and patches in different dark grey shades cover both elbows.

Product details:

  • Cropped denim jacket style with fell seams
  • Hidden button tape with embossed logo buttons
  • Elbow Patches (reversed on the left side)
  • Reversed lower collar
  • Woven Flag with logo, center back, below collar
  • Breast pocket with flap
  • Laser artwork on the back
  • 100% Cotton

 

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INDIGO CAP

The INDIGO cap is a 100% polyester, 6 panel cap complete with lining and an adjustable strap. Featuring the title of the collection printed on the front, the COLORS logo is also embroidered on the side in stark white thread, making it pop against the deep blue hue of the garment.

Product details:

  • 6-panel Cap with lining and adjustable strap with plastic buckle
  • INDIGO logo print, CF
  • Printed logo in white, left side
  • White logo EMB, back
  • 100% Polyester

 

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