Wasted and Damn celebrate Larry Clark with “Punk Picasso” collection

Wasted and Damn celebrate Larry Clark with “Punk Picasso” collection

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Wasted Paris is a brand with skate culture at its core, so its latest link-up with Damn to celebrate Larry Clark, the mastermind behind the skate-rooted cult-classic Kids, makes perfect sense. 

The capsule collection consists of graphic tees, heavyweight crewnecks, patched jeans, flannels, hoodies and boards featuring images taken by Larry Clark. Stills from Kids are printed onto relaxed garments, with the baggy fits which became the uniforms of skaters like Harold Hunter and set the standard for today’s skaters (and posers) on full display. 

Lookbook shots capture the shared joy of friends buying tinnies in a New York Liquor store, drawing parallels with the teenage tearaways of Clark’s 1996 classic. Harold Hunter-printed rolling trays feature amongst the accessories, further nodding to the hazy hedonism seen in Kids

Wasted was founded in Paris in 2012, with skate culture and ‘90s imagery hugely influencing the brand, fusing comfortable cuts with technical fabrics as part of its subversive identity. The brand has produced its own skate videos, which show its skate team destroying street spots around the world, as well as the on-tour antics that go down off the board. 

A collaboration with Larry Clark makes sense for a brand so rooted in the ‘90s. The American film director, photographer, and producer is known for portraying drug use, subculture and escapism. His film Kids has served as a reference for skaters since its release, with cast members including Chloë Sevigny – who has remained a poster girl of cool ever since. The film presents a coming-of-age tale of a group of downtown NYC skate rats and scene kids, showcasing with the carefree spirit of youth whilst throwing in some dark and unexpected turns that leave us as shocked today as the first time around. 

The Wasted and Damn “Punk Picasso” collection is available now on the Wasted webstore

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