Singapore fashion brand, The Salvages, which started in 2016, has been creating items of the culture that founder, Earn Chen and designer Nicolette Yip love. On February 4th, The Salvages will release T-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with images of music and movies from the 1970’s and 80’s on TOKiON the STORE.
Three “eyes” selected from the visuals of British bands
The sharp front graphic is of Siouxsie And The Banshees, fronted by Siouxsie Sioux, and the quintessential Goth rock band, Bauhaus. The back print features a jacket from This Mortal Coil’s second album, Filigree and Shadow. This Mortal Coil was founded by Ivo Watts-Russell, who owned the 4AD label which signed Bauhaus, and musicians from the label take part in fluidly.
A playful mix of “HEAD” from U.S. music and movies
Filmmaker David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature-film Eraserhead is a rather absurd, esoteric work with strange characters, but has achieved a cult-like following. Images from this is combined with the album jacket of Talking Heads’ fourth album Remain in Light, who were active through the 1970’s and 80’s. This is one of the greatest albums of all time and blossoms with the fusion of rock and African beats that the band is known.
Two works from the 1970’s with an impressive collection of characters
The Salvages also make items that mix movies. The front printed has images from the 1978 film, Rockers, which starred Jamaican reggae musicians of the time, including Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace and Jacob Miller. The back is inspired by the 1979 film, The Warriors, which follows the feud of a unique gang.