New York-based brand Death to Tennis is known for challenging the norm, oppression, and squashing the bourgeois class in a lyrical lyrical sense
. For it’s Spring/Summer ‘18 collection, designers William Watson and Vincent Oshin looked back at the 1950’s, honing in on the greaser aesthetic and lifestyle. The pure existence of a greaser was to challenge the social class, depicted usually in pop culture through a knife fight, finger snaps, drag racing (cars, but interesting thought). But if Danny from Grease
taught us anything, it’s that even the toughest dudes have a soft side. And if you need proof, just think about all those hours spent making that pompadour to look so nice.
Death to Tennis also drew from artist Keith Mackie's Mystical Peacock
. By dissecting the drawing of the feathers in Photoshop, a print was constructed and used through multiple key items of the collection. Focusing on an eye print that physically rests inside the feathers of the peacock tail, the designers made a full reference to modern society's obsession of gazing into a mirror, phone, spoon—or really any inanimate object in hopes of getting a glimpse of oneself.