Adam Kimmel Spring/Summer 2011 – “It’s Compton via Italy”

July 5, 2010


For his Spring/Summer 2011 collection, New York designer and 4 newcomer, Adam Kimmel took inspiration from hip hop legend Snoop Dogg.

That’s how a courtyard off Rue des Archives in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement came to be filled with the blaring sound of rap music on a recent Tuesday night, blaring from a cherry black Lincoln on shocks that allowed it to bounce up and down to the beat, and surrounded by a posse of snappy dressers looking every bit worthy of Snoop’s posse.

The designer says about the collection: “American heroes are abundant these days, but one of the most original artists of the last 30 years is Snoop Dogg. He has single handedly reshaped the English language and created a personal style that is its own animal. I decided to go Doggy style. It’s Compton via Italy.”

Adam Kimmel’s AW10/11 collection is coming soon to 4.

Read the original blog post here on The Heart Is On Fire with further information found here at the Lost Angeles Times website.