DC Shoes and Singapore design collective RoyaleFam will celebrate the skateboarding culture of Asia Pacific with its “Circus of Mutants” capsule collection for Spring 2010 season. The design traces back to 1980s & 1990s Singaporean skateboarding pioneers with the same name, a close-knit outfit credited for bring the culture of skateboard to the city-nation. Counting some of best known local skaters as members, each with wilder nom de guerre than the next; the Bat, the Scorpion, and our friend, RoyaleFam’s SBTG. Circus of Mutants also includes the legendry Lucas “The Fly” Ng, so named for his uncanny ability to do big aerial tricks with ease. Today, Ng continues to propagate the sport with 2 of the best skate shops in Singapore, that is when he’s not ripping on the sidewalk.
To mark the launch of this selective series and the debut honoring “The Fly”, DC Shoes and New Zealand retailer Loaded will be hosting a special event in Auckland on Wednesday, November 11th. The event will see a special appearance by SBTG and So-Cal band Renee Renee. In conjunction to the launch event, DC Shoes and Loaded will be selecting 20 artists for an art competition, which merges skate culture and street art. Each artist will be offer a skate deck as canvas, perform live painting sessions at the event for a chance to win 2 DC prizes. To enter, simply email a brief autobiography and images of 2-5 previous works to DCxRoyaleFam@loadednz.com. Unfortunately, the contest is open to New Zealand artists only.
In the meantime, the capsule collection of 3 footwears, board shorts, 2 tees and hats, from DC Shoes x RoyaleFam – SBTG “Circus Of Mutants” Collection will hit retailers worldwide during January of 2010.