Leaving foot marks in this year’s wake, 2017 has constantly been telling both men and women to grow a pair. Bridging the gap between different cities and capturing the hustle of the Metro anyone could relate to anywhere, New York brand PONY has emerged from the city that never sleeps and moves overseas to infuse it’s signature Brooklyn attitude with a highly-anticipated all-Asian streetwear collaboration series with the Philippines.
Here’s a recap on the public launch last November 18. With two brands representing their local scene as their own respective ambassadors of cool, it’s only fit for the place to get lit with live performances from indie bands and solo artists like IV of Spades, Shanti Dope, Baryo Berade’s Migo Senires, Marc Mamuric, Rjay Ty as well as Pope Fiction and OJ River of the Bawal Clan.
Proving how all good things come in pairs, Don’t Blame The Kids earn their urban credentials and took the heat of the city to fan the flames of their joint passion with PONY. “Five years in, and now to be the first Filipino streetwear brand to collaborate with a global sneaker label and participate in such a huge movement, it’s unbelievable to us.” DBTK co-founders enthused.
Steeped in heritage yet given a fresh, contemporary perspective with artistic nods to both brands’ roots, the PONY x DBTK collaboration sneakers play subtlety and bold statements against each other in its design.
With kicks built to survive the tough streets of the big apple and Metro Manila, this collaboration is a match-made in heaven. Check out more of their merch here.