Hippie Sex: Rising streetwear label channels throwback nostalgia

Hippie Sex: Rising streetwear label channels throwback nostalgia
June 10, 2016 HT
In ART, CULTURE, FEATURED

It’s not often you come across a brand that stands out from crowd. Especially in an industry filled with graphic and noise pollution. This next label below defies all of that (and so we live another day).

HIPPIE SEX is the next young cab of the rank. Fundamentally streetwear, with a blast from the past. The collection builds on the mixture of comfort and nostalgia with California roots. They have a nice range of apparel, accessories and homeware products.

Recently, we caught up with Zach the owner to get some more insight on the brand.

Who are you?

My Name is Zach, owner of HIPPIE SEX. I design and handle the day to day of HIPPIE SEX along with my wife Katie out of our studio located in Columbus, Ohio. We started by printing t-shirts by hand out of our house for friends and occasionally through the website. We are currently releasing our spring/summer 2016 collection online and in a handful of boutiques worldwide.

Explain the name and thought process behind HIPPIE SEX?

We got our start after collecting 60s-90s vintage clothing, magazines and newspapers, records, etc for a few years and just sitting on piles of it. The name ‘Hippie Sex’ came from finding a book of that same title. I responded to the word ‘HIPPIE’ representing the artwork and optimistic spirit of 60s-70s pieces of my collection with the word ‘SEX’ representing the attitude of punk and hardcore music which was  a huge part of my upbringing. Both of those cultures are very similar in terms of their message, printed visuals, and the effect they had on the world around them. They both made people uncomfortable at the time.

The word SEX there is also a small shout out to the inspiration of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclarens’ shop which 40 years later is still is untouchable in the graphic t-shirt department.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Our inspiration mainly comes from a love of vintage clothing, weird old newspapers, magazines, postcards, 80’s american hardcore, rap music, old cartoons and comics, hand done lettering, designs by people who don’t really design, etc. We like to stay aware of current pop culture and trend and try to address them but we always make sure it feels like us, and fits within our aesthetic. 

There are some clear nostalgic references amongst the collection. Tell us more about some of them..

We’re into how things used to be made. We have an strong passion for vintage clothing and collectables, especially the individuality that is attached to them. It seems too easy to photoshop things these days. We are trying to produce something that is raw and direct. We have used a lot of old archives and really enjoy applying them to our work.

What’s next for you?

We will continuing to make whatever we like, whenever we like and hope people are into it. We want to have fun in the process. In the future, we will push more womenswear. We also want to focus on doing more home goods and accessory pieces, ceramics, music, more stuff like that…offer more things to more people!

The collection will be available next week on 1800 PARADISE. For enquiries send them to info@1800-paradise.com

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    Hippie Sex is the next young cab of the rank. Fundamentally streetwear, with a blast from the past. The collection builds on the mixture of comfort and nostalgia with California roots. They have a nice range of apparel, accessories and homeware products.

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