Dover Street Market has announced a new collaboration with Dan Colen, artist and owner of Sky High Farm, a 40-acre Columbia County farm that delivers fresh meat and vegetables to underserved neighborhoods in New York City.
The retailer last collaborated with the non-profit agency in November last year, offering a line of garments by Colen and illustrator Joana Avillez, as well as numerous installations. As per WWD, this time around, there’s a lot of buzzy brands on board, with Supreme, 917, Awake NY, Better Gift Shop, Brain Dead, Cactus Plant Flea Market, Denim Tears, F-king Awesome, IRAK, MadeMe, Noah, and Total Luxury Spa all signed up for the cause. Every designer will sell products bearing a dreamy, agricultural theme, the proceeds of which will go to the food charity’s coffers.
“We recognize and embrace the responsibility we have to promote equity for everyone in our society, and food is perhaps the most universal and essential means by which we can do this,” vice president of Comme des Garçons USA and Dover Street Market USA, James Gilchrist said, adding that Colen “also speaks to the ethos of DSM and what we always hope to accomplish — the idea that one plus one equals three.” DSM said that this will be the first collaboration in a series that will also explore art, food, and design.
Colen, once described as a “bad post-pop New York boy,” bought Sky High Farm in 2011. According to W, it has since distributed more than 66 tons of meat and vegetables to food banks and food stores in the region and in New York City.
Look out for the range at the DSMNY, DSMLA, DSMNY e-shop, and Sky High Farm October 15th. Find out all about this farm here.