Winter Essentials
Brain Dead x HOMESHAKE

Brain Dead x HOMESHAKE "Under The Weather" and more

We are delighted to announce we’re back with a full collection to celebrate our friend HOMESHAKE’s new album, Under The Weather. Homeshake’s 5th studio album chronicles a period of immense sadness he fell into back in 2019. The music captures a cloudy sense of a depressive funk in an attempt to take an honest look at his personal, emotional struggle. We’re thrilled to be a part of this album campaign in multiple ways from our Brain Dead exclusive color vinyl variant to producing the three music videos in the rollout: Vacuum (directed by Jordan Speer), Passenger Seat (directed by Pete Sharp), and I Know I Know I Know (directed by Keith Rankin & Ellen Thomas). To commemorate Under The Weather’s September 10th release we’ve worked with Homeshake’s creative director Salina Ladha on an exclusive capsule consisting of a long sleeve, hoodie, rug, and bucket hat as well as a limited restock of our coke bottle clear vinyl.  We're also releasing our new Dystopian beanies in four new colorways. The full collection will be available online via website on Tuesday, September 14th at 10AM PT.

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Metallic and Crepe Clogs, Marble Dye Sweats

Metallic and Crepe Clogs, Marble Dye Sweats

Our unisex clog is back and better than ever. Handcrafted in Italy using industrial rubberized crepe upper and a wooden platform, this shoe is made all the better placed upon Vibram’s world-class outsoles. This year our shoe has been revamped via our futuristic ‘metal’ colorway. Reflectively texturized, these are the shoes you would wear when taking the 2-door spaceship out on date night… The Metal Zoccolo Clogs and a new line of our Marble Sweatpants and Hoodies will be available at 10 AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax and Brain Dead Fabrications.

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Brain Dead x “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Brain Dead x “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"

Shang-Chi, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is Marvel's new addition to its ever-expanding universe. When we were approached to create a collection in conjunction with the film's release, we were excited to lend our style to a project with such meaningful implications. Firstly, we were honored to be a part of a huge moment for AAPI representation in media. Secondly, we were excited to be invited into the Marvel vault to find inspiration from their vast art archive. The collection consists of a t-shirt, long sleeve, and hoodie. Check out our offerings below and make sure to go see "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" in theatres today!

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Sarah Vaccine Live + In The Flesh!

September 23th 8pm at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax

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Brain Dead x Them Skates

We are ecstatic to announce the release of our latest collaboration with independently owned and operated THEM SKATES. Founded by legendary inline skater Jon Julio, THEM SKATES is as core as it gets. After winning the National Championship in 1996, Jon Julio has lived a life dedicated to the art of inline skating. From street to vert and everything in between, THEM SKATES represents what it means to be truly independent in today’s skate market. Based in Santa Ana, California, THEM SKATES has never faltered in their dedication to their beloved pastime. With our founder Kyle Ng being a fanatical skater and good friend of Jon’s, this collaboration is truly the melding of two companies whose DNA is inherently intertwined. Not only will the our collaborative line with THEM SKATES feature custom skates and a full collection of apparel, but we have joined forces to create a new team video featuring THEM’s eclectic group of international skaters. The Brain Dead x THEM SKATES collection will retail for $65-300 and be released Tuesday, August 31st at 10 AM PST online at wearbraindead.com as well as in store at Brain Dead Studios and THEM SKATES’s Santa Ana store.

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Brain Dead x Gramicci

We're excited to announce our latest collaboration with California based outdoor brand Gramicci. After making a trip to Yosemite and founding the infamous ‘Stonemasters’ with his friends in 1977, founder Mike ‘Gramicci’ Graham began prototyping products for his group to use in the hopes of quite literally bringing climbing to new heights. A lifelong climber and outdoorsman, Graham couldn’t find shorts tailor made for his favorite activity. Not one to quit when hitting a wall, Graham decided to develop his own. His innovative take on the climbing short included a gusseted crotch and integrated nylon belt, and just like that climbing gear was never the same. With climbing being an integral part of Brain Dead’s DNA this collaboration made sense from start. The Brain Dead x Gramicci collection features two t-shirts, a long sleeve, bucket hat, 6 panel hat, and of course both shorts and pants in true Gramicci fashion. The Brain Dead x Gramicci collection will release on August 24th at 10 AM PST. This collection will be made available via wearebraindead.com, as well as all Brain Dead Studios worldwide.

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Brain Dead x Kiko x Asics Gel Fratelli

Kiko Kostadinov, Brain Dead, and ASICS Sportstyle come together for one the summer’s most unexpected, yet most innovative, and inspiring pairings with the release of the ASICS GEL-FRATELLI. The GEL-FRATELLI features two distinct siblings that, when paired together, form one singular voice. Right brain vs left brain. Left side vs right side. The difference between both pairs being held together by the mutual respect between all three brands. The GEL-FRATELLI marries the GEL-NIMBUS 23 sole with design cues from the ASICS LAZERBEAM upper. The teams at Kiko Kostadinov and Brain Dead each tackled one side of the shoe, independently of each other, with Kiko Kostadinov working the right side and Brain Dead on the left side. Yet, just as in our minds, and despite the contrasting styles, the two halves work together actively participating in a new dialogue. One-hundred and twenty pairs of the GEL-FRATELLI will be released online on kikokostadinov.com and wearebraindead.com plus in-store at Brain Dead Studios Fairfax in Los Angeles on August 15, 2021 at 10am PT.

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Brain Dead x Belle And Sebastian

Brain Dead x Belle And Sebastian

Brain Dead has partnered with Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian on two collaborative t-shirts inspired by their albums If You’re Feeling Sinister and Tigermilk. To celebrate Belle and Sebastian have curated a special NTS show airing Friday, August 6th 5-6PM PT filled with some of their favorite music. Since their inception in 1994, the Glasgow based pop band has put out no less than 10 albums under the leadership of founding member Stuart Murdoch. Having spent over two decades delivering fans their unique brand of sensitive, thoughtful songwriting and engaging visual aesthetic, Belle and Sebastian show no signs of slowing down. In late 2020 the band released yet another project, debuting their live double LP titled What To Look For in Summer and in 2022 plan to venture on a worldwide tour. Largely considered one of the top indie pop acts not just in the UK, but throughout the world, we’re excited to work with Belle and Sebastian on this special project. 

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Brain Dead x Leomi Sadler Collection and more...

Brain Dead x Leomi Sadler Collection and more...

We’re happy to announce the release of our new collaborative collection with Loemi Sadler. Brain Dead and Leomi have been longtime friends, so it only made sense to reach across eachother’s desks yet again to bring you a new range of products including tshirts and a longsleeve. This collection retails for $54-$140 and will be available on Tuesday, August 3rd via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku as well as select Dover Street Markets. In addition to our super colorful collection with Leomi Sadler, we're releasing two shaped pillows and two new shirts, our Moto button up Shirt and our Seersucker perfect for your Summer looks.

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Brain Dead Releases 3rd Collaboration With Long Time Partner Slam Jam

Brain Dead Releases 3rd Collaboration With Long Time Partner Slam Jam

We’re happy to announce the release of the third collaborative collection with our legendary friends over at Slam Jam. Founded in Italy by Luca Benini in 1989, Slam Jam has firmly established themselves as a globally recognized institution by representing urban subcultures, drawing upon art, music, and clubbing as their inspiration. What began as an endeavor to distribute highly sought after products throughout Europe has turned into a full-stack, go-to-market creative agency for the world’s leading streetwear brands. Brain Dead and Slam Jam have been longtime collaborators, so it only made sense to reach across eachother’s desks yet again to bring you a new range of products for Summer ‘21, including three tees, shorts, a polo, glassware, tea towels and a new rendition of our fan favorite rug. This collection retails for $15-$180 and will be available on Tuesday, July 27th via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Milan, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku as well as select Dover Street Markets.

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Horfee Suit and Chained Forever Ring

We're stoked to announce some new dressy styles for your Summer soirees/court appearances. Our new Horfee suit features artwork by, you guessed it, Antwan Horfee. Antwan first garnered attention in Paris's independent art scene. After making his name as a graffiti writer, he made a foray into the gallery scene. His seamless blending of grit and vibrant color fit perfectly into the Brain Dead universe. Also, we already made the Horfee Shirt so... Also releasing with the suit is our newest installment of our ongoing relationship with Jason Le Compte. Hailing from Venice Beach, JLC has achieved "unmistakeable" status through his handmade jewelry that is both modern and respects tradition. Both new styles are available now on our webstore!

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Late Summer Drop 3 Collection

We are thrilled to announce the third drop of our Later Summer collection.The campaign was shot in a very special location, “Pescetrullo” a project developed and designed by Gaetano Pesce. The place is represented by colorful irregular shaped houses, surrounded by fig, almond and olive trees. Keeping in the Brain Dead tradition, we’ve sourced graphics from our close network of independent artists. Artists being featured in this collection include our friends Jupes, Gassius, and Antwan Horfee. This delivery is playful to say the least. Our fabric plays this season, such as engineered ribbing mixed with all over patterns, create moments of nostalgic excitement. Our application plays this season, such as embroidery mixed with printing, are compelling not only to the eyes, but to the hands as well. From peached cotton to piques, our choice of fabric is evocative of the mid 90’s retro athleticism. Our new mesh football shirts are a nod to classic varsity iconography while our new raglan shirts usher in the dreamy nostalgia found in such movies as Dazed and Confused or Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Along with these classics, we have also created the world’s finest headwear in the form of our new bandana hat.

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Brain Dead Partners With Turnstile On Exclusive Merch

Brain Dead Partners With Turnstile On Exclusive Merch

Brain Dead has partnered with notorious punk band Turnstile for the release of their latest film Turnstile Love Connection. Formed in the heart of Baltimore’s hardcore punk scene in 2010, Turnstile has developed their style of youthful, hardcore punk over the course of the last decade.The collection includes two t-shirts, a crewneck sweatshirt, shorts, a bucket hat, totebag, and Nalgene water bottle. The collection will be available Saturday, June 26th via Brain Dead Studios Fairfax and Tuesday, June 29th at 10AM PT online via wearebraindead.com and as well as in-store at Brain Dead Milan and Brain Dead Harajuku.

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Brain Dead x Flash Art Magazine

Brain Dead x Flash Art Magazine

Brain Dead has teamed up with renowned Italian contemporary art magazine Flash Art for the release of their Summer ‘21 edition. Founded in 1967, Flash Art has cemented themselves as a seminal global publication, driving the conversation surrounding the world of contemporary art for well over five decades. Brain Dead has partnered with Flash Art on a two page spread in their latest edition ‘Cultural Apocalypses,’ taking a stark look at the current global cultural apocalypse as human’s time on this planet comes to it’s inevitable end. To accompany the release of ‘Cultural Apocalypses’ Brain Dead has designed a custom T-Shirt featuring art from the spread. Are we simply going through the motions, or is there categorical change afoot? Warning: answers may vary....

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Goshi x Brain Dead: Exfoliating Towel

Brain Dead is thrilled to announce their collaboration with Goshi on a rendition of their renowned exfoliating towel. Produced in Gunma, Japan, a region whose rich history in textile manufacturing goes back thousands of years, this 100% recyclable nylon towel provides what is the human version of a buff and polish. Easy to use with your go-to shower soap, Goshi prides themselves on a modern solution to full body exfoliation that will make your skin as soft as ever. To celebrate this activation, Brain Dead and Goshi have partnered with F2000 Racer Tommy Cadwalader for his recent slate of races as well as a speedy digital short. With Tommy’s goal being to race F1 in the future, we were incredibly excited to support him and have the GOSHIBRAIN logo proudly displayed on his car. The collection will retail for $15 and be available on Tuesday June 8th at 10 AM PST via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Milan and Harajuku as well as goshi.com select retail partners.

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Devendra Banhart

Brain Dead has tapped Los Angeles, CA based musician and artist Devendra Banhart for a new line of home goods. Banhart, who spent his formative years between Venezuela and Southern California has made a multifaceted career as both a musician and a visual artist. With an illustrious music career spanning the last two decades, Banhart has maintained a tangential passion for the visual arts, earning a Grammy nominee for his 2010 artwork and packaging on his album What Will We Be. Banhart has shown in some of the world’s premiere galleries, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair Miami, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and most recently at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles. We are excited to collaborate with Banhart on a series of homegoods, a Japanese made rug and ceramic cups, plates, and incense holders produced locally by Long Beach, CA based EKUA Ceramics. The portraits featured throughout the collection were done during the early weeks of the pandemic. A batch of Devendra Banhart vinyl records featuring his hand drawn cover illustrations will also be available exclusively via Brain Dead Studios Fairfax. “The portraits in this series began at the beginning of lockdown, during hours and hours of intimate conversations with my closest friends, conversations that would traverse the entire emotional spectrum within a few moments, early days of wild waves that are still coming and going. I was especially thrilled to be collaborating on homewares or better said, utilitarian art objects whose use also includes the simple comfort of something tactile, something one can hold, something that changes as time and touch embed it with new characteristics, sometimes adding something new to your home can make your home feel new …I’ve been admiring Brain Dead’s ever evolving interdisciplinary universe for some time now…. Admiring how they’ve managed to strike that rare balance between an immediately recognizable identity and certain kind of fluidity that makes their myriad of collaborations so natural, considerate, and always interesting.” - Devendra Banhart This collection will be available on June 1st at 10AM PT via wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Milan, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku as well as select Dover Street Markets.

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Brand New Eyewear For Your Peepers!

The sun is shining... are you protected? We are back with a brand new run of our Post Modern Primitive Eye Protection just in time for Summer. Crafted from our sustainably sourced, biodegradable acetate and structured stainless steel core, these glasses include optical quality lenses with 100% UV protection. We’re pleased to announce that this drop features new iterations of the fan favorite Tanis, Elias, and Kopelmans. Not ones to stick to our guns, this year we’ve added three new silhouettes to the mix. The Stauntons offer square-frame purists our take on the timeless shape, the Nattos are the perfect frame to mask any and all looks (whatever their intention), and the Mutants invite us to look through the eyes of a fly on the wall. These frames round out this year’s eyewear offering in distinct fashion, with all six contributing to the greater story of our eyewear program. With almost enough shapes to play Tetris, we hope this release offers the opportunity for facial structures big, narrow, wide and small to receive the modern yet primitive eye protection they’ve been seeking. Every style in the collection will retail for $175 and be available via wearbraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku, Brain Dead Studios Milan as well as all Dover Street Market locations and select retail partners worldwide.

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Summer Drop 2 Collection

We are thrilled to announce the second drop of our Spring collection. Featuring everything from swimsuits to pajama sets, this array of products has everything one would need to carry them through the hot days and cool nights that Summer has in store. Shot in New York, this collection heavily emphasizes both physical and visual texture, which one can feel bursting through their screens via our wookie look-alikes. This drop features new iterations of your favorite Brain Dead products like our heavyweight tees and carpenter pants as well as a slew of new designs including our reverse fleece sweats and paneled striped shirts. Drop 2 also marks our first ever women’s line, including both active and casual wear for the badass women with which the world is run. Brain Dead Drop 2 Spring collection will range in price from $54-$185 and be available for sale on wearebraindead.com, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Studios Harajuku, all Dover Street Market locations, and in every retail partner.

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Gotcha!

Brain Dead and Gotcha are ecstatic to announce our first surf inspired collection. Founded by the late great Michael Tomson, Gotcha was once the biggest surf brand in the world. Producing pieces as innovative as they were prolific, Gotcha’s influence was felt from your locals' parking lot to high-fashion runways the world over. These items include everything from their inimitable use of neon, iconic hand print graphics and (most especially) the Gotcha Shark, which is a facet of both the co-branded logo as well as the above digital short, which follows a shark aptly named ‘Skinny Mike’ as he embarks on a treacherous virtual hacking mission for boatloads of cash. Written/Directed: Steve Smith (@sleevesmith) Puppets/Fabrication: Tom Burns (@cybakilla) Travis Taylor (@travis_g_taylor) Alex McMillan (@alxmcmiln) Steve Smith Starring: Dylan Dawson (@dyldaws) Budd Diaz (@buddanthonydiaz) Music: Jerry Paper (@Jerrypaperreality) Sound Design: Eugenio Battaglia (@eugeniobattaglia) Color: Travis Yarrington (@tab_tabitha_) DP: Dan Dirito (@dandirito) Shot at Working Class Film in Hamtramck, MI(@workingclassfilm)

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Brain Dead x ROA Hiking Neal

Today, Roa Hiking and Brain Dead reveal their Summer ‘21 collaboration. The collaboration takes the form of an original Neal silhouette, one of ROA’s iconic models, in a gel-injected cavallino upper. To give us a first glance of the shoe Ami Evelyn concocted a magical campaign featuring a fabulous IT girl, a cave giant and a swamp troll touching upon both the shoe’s details and angles. The Roa x Brain Dead Neal features: The upper is composed of 90% Calf Leather and 10% Polyester that will give you a straight feeling of pony hair. - ROA logo on Black Rubber overlays toe box. - Brain Dead logo in a green gel in the back of the shoe. - Solid black Eva midsole seated atop black rubber Vibram outsole. Credits: Art direction by Emi Evelyn Hughes @thegoblinmilk

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Off Planet Work Wear Denim

Off Planet Work Wear Denim

Brain Dead Off Planet Work Wear Denim ! Today we are proud to introduce our first ever denim collection exclusively made in the USA. As American as baseball and apple pie. We created this pant in pursuit of the perfect five pocket denim that you can call your favorite pair of straight leg jeans. Now available in medium wash, rinsed black, and light indigo with embroidery. We pair this denim collection with new four new beanies styles: black/lemon, frosted purple, navy/gold/evergreen, and white/navy/red. Guaranteed to keep your dome piece snug as a bug in a rug.

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Our Spring Homegoods Delivery is here!

At Brain Dead, we strive to provide you with not only clothes but also the best collection of items to bring the Brain Dead lifestyle into your living space. We believe that clothing is how you express yourself to the world and homewares are how you express yourself to yourself! We are excited to release our newest collection of homegoods for you to invite into your dojo. This collection consists of nalgene, bandanas, pins, keychains, coffee, dog toys, and more! Available 03/02/21 at 10:00 AM PST on wearebraindead.com .

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SS21 Drop 1

Drop 1 of Brain Dead’s Spring collection seeks to explore otherworldly dimensional levels and (as always) stamp out reality. The collection was shot in the ultimate spatial location, invaded with huge photobioreactors that perfectly embody the innovation seen throughout the product. This collection features utilitarian silhouettes infused with in non-conventional details such as fabric paneling. From the artistic embroideries with 3D prints to the free-flowing organic paneling and layering of fabrics to create depth and subtleties, this collection is meant to be worn throughout all walks of life.

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A.P.C. + Brain Dead Studios Totes + Face Protection Garment

A.P.C. + Brain Dead Studios Totes + Face Protection Garment

How to carry your goods around... All the proceeds from our A.P.C. Unity tote will be donated to 100% of profits will go towards New Orleans, LA based youth music organization The Roots Of Music. The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans by providing education on the rich musical history of their city. Programming includes music theory, instrumental instruction and performance education for children ages 9-14 from low-income families. This support will help The Roots of Music to continue to employ their all-star music instruction team, comprised of local performing musicians and culture bearers who currently cannot perform to earn a living. Learn more about The Roots of Music here.

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Bikini Kill in support of Peace Sister

Bikini Kill in support of Peace Sister

Today Brain Dead and Bikini Kill announce the band’s first collaborative merch in their storied thirty year history. All profits from the shirt will go towards Peace Sisters, an organization of which BIKINI KILL frontwoman and 90’s feminist icon Kathleen Hanna sits on the board. Peace Sisters was founded by Tina Kampor, who moved from Togo to California in 2003. Playing a direct role in the support and continuity of education for 450 Tongan school girls, today Peace Sisters’ goals aligns with the message found in BIKINI KILL’s songs of the 90’s, proving that the deserving cause of female empowerment is as culturally relevant today as it was three decades ago.

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