Billabong LAB unveils the fifth and final product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear.
Drawing inspiration from Metallica’s fourth studio album, the collection is titled ‘…And Justice for All’.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo are avid surfers. So, the raw energy of album ‘…And Justice for All’ finds Billabong’s engineered garments that can endure the harshest ocean conditions, complementary.
The limited collection of cross-branded surf-tanks, T-shirts and corduroy jackets features concept art by board sports-affiliated artist Pushead.
Released worldwide today, the fifth drop in the Billabong x Metallica collection is endorsed by Billabong surf athlete and new World Championship Tour member Ethan Ewing.
The athlete known for his speed, flawless technique and explosiveness, perfectly tunes with the impossibly fast and technically brilliant energy of Metallica’s multi-platinum ‘…And Justice for All’ album.
The exclusive five-part collection of Billabong x Metallica launched between October 2019 and March 2020 showcases a unique blend of board sports-engineered apparel.
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What is special about this fifth drop is that it includes the artwork never seen before on any apparel collection!
The legendary artist Pushead has defined the graphic style of board sports AND of punk and metal culture like never before through his signature depictions of skulls and gore.
‘The Shortest Straw’ boardshort depicts floating eyeball and skull imagery in the characteristic Pushead line art style. Its second boardshort, ‘Landmine’, portrays the artist’s concept art for the single ‘One’ in a colourised sublimation print.
Maintaining the sustainability tag, the athletes’ approved performance apparel is made from 90 per cent recycled polyester and 10 per cent elastane in a 19-inch performance fit.
The ‘One Tee’ made of super soft 100 per cent ring spun cotton in a garment wash has Pushead’s original silhouettes of hardcore artwork.
Last but not the least, an all black 100 per cent cotton corduroy jacket reveals ‘The Shortest Straw’ design as a large back print, complemented by appliqué and embroidery details in a vintage wash.