- Exclusive collaboration celebrates the intersection of fashion and skate culture
- Crenshaw Skate Club (CSC) was founded by Tobey McIntosh in 2017 as a grassroots, community-driven project with the aim to represent and empower inner city skaters
- Exclusive cut and sew collection made up of 20 unisex ready-to-wear pieces and four skate decks
- Available exclusively at Browns Brook Street, online at Brownsfashion.com and on FARFETCH
- Prices range from £130 to £535
LONDON UK, Wednesday 7 June - London luxury retailer Browns collaborates with South Central LA based brand Crenshaw Skate Club (CSC) on an exclusive 20 piece unisex capsule of skate and streetwear classics for FARFETCH BEAT 009 (FARFETCH’s retail concept series that introduces exclusive product experiences to a global audience).
Founded in 2017 by Tobey McIntosh as a way to represent his community and LA skate culture, CSC is more than a brand and brings together a collective of Tobey’s friends with the ambition to skate to empower while uplifting and amplifying young entrepreneurs from Crenshaw. Having built a loyal following through its community, today CSC counts Supreme as a stockist, Justin Bieber as a fan and has multiple collaborations under its belt including Pharrell’s BBC ICECREAM, Nike, Lacoste and the LA Clippers. This exclusive capsule however, is an evolution for the brand which until recently was confined to tees and hoodies and is designed to capture the broader skate aesthetic that is so prominent in luxury fashion today.
On this collection Tobey said, ‘This collaboration with Browns for FARFETCH Beat is very special and symbolic of CSC’s next step into the world of cut and sew, which has been a goal of mine ever since I was a kid. With this exclusive we’ve been able to take CSC’s message international which is to represent and empower inner-city skaters, and I hope that I can make inner-city skaters in other countries feel represented as well. The origin of CSC is hyperlocal, but the message can be applied to kids all over the world.’
Ida Petersson, Buying Director for Browns added, ‘From the first moment I connected with Tobey, he impressed me with his maturity, vision and love for his community, making it the perfect partnership to bring to Browns and FARFETCH customers. He has so much creative energy and the brand is at that tipping point where it has the real potential to make its mark on a global scale. It is exceptionally exciting to be part of this journey with Tobey and Crenshaw Skate Club, delivering a collection that captures the zeitgeist and is designed to be lived-in.’
With a collection inspired by Tobey’s neighbourhood, this exclusive brings the youthful spirit of CSC from LA to London. Alongside the brands tried and tested t-shirts and hoodies, in the cut and sew collection you will find a black denim co-ord, a black, green and red tie dye workwear jacket with matching straight leg trousers, and one of our favourite looks, a soft beige three-piece trouser, jacket and shirt combo printed with the Crenshaw Square sign. Throughout the collection and across the skateboards are CSC’s signature playful graphics including the crew skating down Crenshaw Boulevard and a soft teddy bear wearing a gold chain with the CSC logo, inspired by one that Tobey can always be seen wearing.
With the brand's ethos in mind, Tobey will be heading to London to celebrate Crenshaw Skate Club’s partnership with Browns for FARFETCH Beat 009 by hosting a community activation at a London skatepark, BaySixty6 with local skaters and his favourite artists scheduled for London Fashion Week, Friday 9 June.
Crenshaw Skate Club’s collection will be available exclusively at Browns Brook Street, online at brownsfashion.com and FARFETCH from Wednesday 7 June 2023.
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About Browns - Browns has been a beacon of emerging and established design in London since it first opened its doors in 1970, coming at a time when there were no luxury multi-brand boutiques in the UK. Founded by Joan Burstein affectionately known as Mrs B, Browns introduced some of the most prolific design talents and brands to the UK including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Jil Sander championing them in a way that no one else could. Today Browns, under the guidance of Farfetch who bought and invested in Browns in 2015, the retailer is on a journey to be the luxury shopping experience of the future. In 2021, Browns launched their new flagship Browns Brook Street cementing Browns as a purveyor of experiential retail, celebrating innovation and translating the brands pioneering spirit into new and exciting retail concepts that place emphasis on fashion, technology and the power of personal service.
About FARFETCH - FARFETCH Limited is the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, with the mission to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers. Founded in 2007 by José Neves, FARFETCH began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. FARFETCH’s additional businesses include Browns and Stadium Goods, which offer luxury products to consumers, and New Guards Group, a platform for the development of global fashion brands. FARFETCH offers its broad range of consumer-facing channels and enterprise level solutions to the luxury industry under its Luxury New Retail initiative. The Luxury New Retail initiative also encompasses FARFETCH Platform Solutions, which services enterprise clients with e-commerce and technology capabilities, and in-store innovations such as the FARFETCH Connected Retail suite of technology products.