Patta x Outsiders Gallery Lookbook
Desmond Tjon A Koy
Netherlands based initiative Outsiderwear is an initiative that features talented “outsider” artists collaborating with fashion designers, streetwear brands and artists. These artists are artists with a mental or physical disability, a psychological vulnerability or a homeless background. Despite the increased awareness for outsider art, they rarely come together with the rest of the creative industry. Outsiderwear breaks this dichotomy and connects the world of insiders and outsiders through collaborations and various activities. The Patta x Outsiderwear project is an opportunity to showcase the artwork created during this project. Patta have joined hands with two artists from Outsiderwear, Desmond Tjon A Koy and Regilio Benjamin to create two brand new graphic T-Shirts featuring original artwork from the two artists respectively. The piece from Desmond is inspired by Compton born and raised MC Eiht. The rapper who starred in the 1993 Drama entitled ‘Menace II Society’ is depicted in an all over panel print of the West Coast MC in the Compton streets. The original artwork from Desmond is a pen and ink drawing. The piece from Regilio is a Patta Script logo T-Shirt featuring a large multi color photo print on the back. The artwork is inspired by the music of Bob Marley and it features the artist's name overlaid on top of the illustration. The Patta x Outsiderwear T-Shirts from Regilio Benjamin and Desmond Tjon A Koy will be available from Patta London, Patta Milano and Patta Amsterdam from 13:00 CEST on Friday, November 5th as well as on patta.nl and on our mobile app.