The Black-owned luxury brand Gallery Dept. and the L.A. Rams have come together for an epic collab. The Los Angeles-based high-end brand was founded by the artist Josué Thomas, with the philosophy to collaborate and create compelling products without sacrificing artistic integrity. Thomas, a long-time Rams fan, partner with the football team to fuse together streetwear and sportswear in a special clothing collection. It's Thomas’ take on the team’s signature iconography while giving a nod to vintage merchandise.
This is the first time the Rams have collaborated with a luxury brand on merchandise. The capsule collection features a reconstructed anorak handcrafted with vintage Rams jerseys sourced from Mitchell & Ness; a vintage 90’s hoodie and heather grey T-shirt; a sun-faded black tee, a and a Rams x GD color block tee.
"This collaboration to me is a combination of nostalgia meets contemporary. It’s an homage to true Rams fans who’ve evolved with the team. I wanted to create pieces that would feel as if you’d found your holy grail of fan merch thrifting. I’ve mixed vintage and current iconography to create this modern classic collection,” shares the artist and designer.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Gallery Dept. on this groundbreaking collaboration," says Kathryn Kai-ling Frederick, Chief Marketing Officer of the Los Angeles Rams. "We have been inspired by our players who wear Gallery Dept. and we wanted to give our fans a special way to showcase their style while representing their team.”