With the joint line, Brown broadens his own imprinting project in Black Pyramid, a wardrobe line created for the online trend-finding platform Mechanical Dummy. The Fortune singer first tweeted photos of himself and others modeling his original urban attire in August, displaying a variety of looks that veered from ultra bright hoodies, sweat suits and jackets to minimalist t-shirts with black and white sketch-work graphics. There’s also an assortment of miniature astronaut figures titled “Dum English” up for grabs.
Brown’s alliance with Pink + Dolphin capitalizes on the understated flair of his vision, and began from a sketch he drew, which was later filled in with color by the company’s designer. The joint series currently sells at mid-level price range and is geared towards the sophisticated youth shopper.
“We’re a new generation of young entrepreneurships coming up so it just made sense to collaborate [with Brown],” Khaila added. “We just embrace creativity and creative people.”
In other positive Brown news, earlier this week, he celebrated the ongoing efforts of the Symphonic Love Foundation, an organization he launched to support and create arts programs for youth while “encouraging every day public service, respect and kindness.” The Foundation centers on programs in the areas of art and love, and has donated over $200,000 this year alone towards its mission. Sales of Dum English toys specifically benefit the charity.
Subsequently, Brown opened up on past digressions in an interview with MTV for the show, This is How I Made It.
“To get personal opinion back and having to gain personal success back, you know, it’s not all the way back you know,” he told the outlet. “But it’s one of my most humbling experiences. I can’t hate people for making judgment on me…All I can do is try to be better as a person and I’m good at knowing, you know, everything isn’t always going to be perfect.”
He added, “My story or my life or my legacy can hopefully show them that once you’re down, that don’t just mean you’re down forever. You never let up.”
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