Empowerment is timeless—it’s something visionary artist Patrick Nagel has become know for demonstrating in his designs. Combine said timeless design with the fresh aesthetics of one of skateboarding’s leading brands, and the result is the inspired collaboration between contemporary skateboard and lifestyle brand HUF and the legendary Patrick Nagel.
Read on for all the details on their limited edition partnership:
HUF Releases Limited Edition Collaboration with Iconic Pop Artist Patrick Nagel
Contemporary innovator Patrick Nagel was an American artist known primarily for his focus on women and the female form. Considered by many to be one of the giants of 20th century American illustration and graphic design, Nagel’s client list included the likes of IBM, Ballantine Scotch, Rolling Stone, and Harper’s Magazine. In the mid-70s, he began regularly illustrating stories for Playboy magazine, which extended the exposure and popularity of his iconic “Nagel women” to a large and loyal audience. He produced his first poster images for Mirage Editions in 1978, and went on to paint the cover for rock group Duran Duran’s top-selling Rio album released in 1982.
Said to have defined an era with cool, seductive women that simultaneously embodied the more empowered women in America, Nagel’s work is reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints and Art Deco styling. At the forefront of a new wave of illustration in Los Angeles during his time, Nagel’s work helped inspire current trends in fashion and music, and continues to resonate with generations of contemporary designers, illustrators, and artist alike.
This Fall, Keith Hufnagel and HUF proudly partners with Patrick Nagel and his estate to release a collection of items highlighting the artist’s work and legacy. Consisting of reversible satin bomber jackets, fleece hoodies, skateboard decks, 6-panel hats, a blanket, pin set and tees, the HUF x Nagel Collaboration retails from $12-$190 and is available now at HUF Los Angeles, hufworldwide.com, and at select HUF retailers worldwide.
Licensing Credit: © Jennifer Dumas Inc. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Photo Credit: Rick Rodney
Model: Sara Mohr
Hair & Make-Up: Rosie Lucia
Founded in 2002 by professional skateboarder Keith Hufnagel, HUF is a Los Angeles based manufacturer of premium footwear and apparel designed for contemporary skate and lifestyle. Inspired by Keith’s unique experiences traveling the globe as a skateboarder—and represented by a world-renowned skate team & group of ambassadors—the clean, classic brand aesthetic of HUF embodies a diverse array of cultural inspirations and ideas
What started as a small boutique on an offbeat block of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District has now become one of the most recognized pioneering skateboard and lifestyle brands worldwide.
Made by skateboarders, for skateboarders, HUF represents not only a more refined and forward-thinking skateboard brand, but also any individual inspired by the vast array of countercultures that parallel skateboard mentality.