Introducing the Aaron Rose Mid and Aaron Rose parka jacket —the second installment of DC’s Artist Projects™ collaboration with influential artist Aaron Rose. Rose’s Artist Projects™ shoe and jacket are inspired from his life’s influences and from the mod culture he discovered in his early teens. A key element of the mod aesthetic was the military parka (complete with patches), and the ‘60s desert boot inspired shoe that was re-contextualized through modern culture.
Design inspirations for the simple suede mid top shoe stem from the desert boot style that was popular with bands throughout the ’60s. Available in classic black and wheat colorways, the mid top shoe’s interior is lined with plaid fabric and feature custom designed gum soles, and a repeating teardrop pattern with a single clear teardrop exposing a cork interior. The shoes are packaged in a custom shoe bag, along with a mini ‘zine and Rose designed box. The down fill parka jacket features signature patchwork, a removable fur hood, and custom printed taffeta lining.
Check out the first series here.