For those who are not steeped in geopolitical intrigues, there are actually two nations with the name “China”. The most familiar variant is one with aspiration to become the next superpower, also known as People’s Republic of China. The other “China” is more commonly refer as Taiwan. And because of unresolved issues between the two, Taiwan is unable to use its original designation of Republic of China in official capacity. Its also the moot point to the exclusive collection for CLOT x Stussy Taiwan Pop-Up Store.
Originally devised by Matthew Williams, the former creative director for Lady Gaga, whose most famous project was to jumpstart the now iconic “Supreme x Lady Gaga” advertisement campaign. Not one to withered under pressure, Williams knew of the controversy and the collection’s potential to stir up senses of nationalism and anger on both sides. Its largely because of the “Republic of China” imprints and insignias, all featured prominently on the collection’s snapback caps and graphic tees. While rather simple in features at a glance, they still invoke a great deal of animosity none the less. In total, the collection comprised of three graphic tees and snapback caps, also in three designs, all are now available in limited numbers at the newly opened CLOT x Stussy Taiwan Pop-Up Store in Taipei City.
CLOT x Stussy Taiwan Pop-Up Store
4F-10, No.12, Songshou Road | Map
Xinyi District, Taipei City Taiwan