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Stüssy teams with Portishead for rare collaboration

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in Culture on June 22, 2022

The co-branded tee features the artwork of the band’s iconic 1994 release, ‘Dummy’.

The beloved trip hop trailblazers of Portishead made big news last month when the band performed for the first time since 2015 for a benefit show the War Child UK benefit. The intimate 1,200-capacity O2 Academy Bristol played host to the event, spearheaded to raise money for children enduring the ongoing confict in Ukraine. 

Though Portishead hasn’t release music since their 2008 full length Third, vocalist Beth Gibbons submitted an ethereal performance on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, guesting on the track “Mother I Sober” – making the rare appearance especially significant.

Photo by Antosh Cimoszko 

Now, Portishead has teamed with streamwear pioneers Stüssy to launch what the brand is calling the band’s first ever collaborative clothing project in their more than three decade long tenure. The brand shares, “Stüssy has collaborated with Portishead. This is the first time the band, formed in Bristol in 1991, has worked with a clothing company during their thirty-year career. The t-shirt design features the cover of their iconic album Dummy released in 1994.”

The co-branded t-shirt will be available for sale starting Friday, June 24th at 10am PST via Stussy.com as well as select chapter stores for international followers, in addition to select Dover Street Market locations.

Video: John Minton 

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