Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection
Although we may not be living in the US of A, it’s hard to deny the influence that America has on the rest of the world. Thanks in large part to its deranged president, the world’s most powerful country has been spending even more time in the global spotlight than usual. It seems like every day there are stories coming out that beggar belief – but there are some upsides to the crazy times we live in. Skim Milk is a brand turning this uncertainty into art, all while giving people a vehicle to wear their heart on their sleeve.
T-shirts have long been used as a form of self-expression, and one brand that knows how to push all the right buttons is Skim Milk. Originally launching in 2009 as Designerdrugs, the Skim Milk label was born from a desire to make tees that not only look rad but also carry a message. Amongst its collections you will find true art – each thought-provoking design has been carefully considered to turn heads by using a blend of innovation and sarcasm. Celebrity fans such as Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott have helped to cement the brand’s status as a true cultural touchstone.
The latest drop from Skim Milk continues the brand’s themes of biting social commentary, this time around taking aim at Trump, the state of punk-rock ideals, pop culture and commercial retailers. The tees are a boxy 90s-style fit and made from 100-percent cotton, with the looks modelled by punk-rock icon Don Bolles (the drummer of LA punk band Germs and Ariel Pink). With graphics that feature as an ode to VHS and CDs, some spicy doctored tweets and a range of slogans lampooning meme culture, these shirts sure have something to say.
Feeling outspoken? You can shop the full range of Skim Milk tees through the brand’s online store.