Adrian Brandon for Playboy Shine Hoodie
Playboy partnered with artist Adrian Brandon for this original limited-edition hoodie as the first of a series of four product collaborations with the artist that Playboy will release over the course of 2021.
Brandon is a Seattle-born, Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores different facets of the Black experience through a lens that feels equal parts personal and universal. The artist gained widespread recognition last year for Stolen, a series dedicated to Black people killed by police, including Tony McDade, Aiyana Stanley Jones and Breonna Taylor. Brandon filled in each portrait with varying degrees of color depending on how long the subject was alive.
As a company that’s been committed to providing a forum for creatives to express themselves with total freedom, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation for 67 years, we were inspired by Brandon’s thoughtful approach to storytelling and his ability to amplify issues and celebrate joy in the Black community from a point of view that’s both realistic and hopeful.
The artist's ability to distill complex ideas in an insightful way is reflected in his first design for Playboy. He describes his inspiration for the playful artwork as, "The unmatched joy of dancing, and the connection between two souls moved by music is both therapeutic and electric. I was inspired by Black people dancing as protest amidst all the darkness, creating a moment of their own love, protection and shine."
**All proceeds of this product are donated directly back to the artist.**
Details & Care
- Ring-spun cotton and polyester blend
- Fleece-lined hood
- Ribbed cuffs and waistband
- Twin-stitched hems
Size & Fit
- Generous fit
- long sleeves