DC X Paterson - Kalis
Independent skate/streetwear brand Paterson, brings its signature mash-up aesthetic and direction to DC Shoes in this functional and effortless collaboration that pays homage to heritage and cross-cultural diversity.
Paterson is one of the East Coast's finest independent brands and is the fashionable progeny of East Coast skateboarding legend, German Nieves. Proudly inspired by his hometown of Paterson New Jersey, Nieves' hometown namesake brand marries his passions: skateboarding and tennis.
Paterson X DC Shoes is the literal lovechild of the 90's tennis and skateboard aesthetics, rebirthed in 2020, and it fuses the past and present while maintaining the integrity of both brands.
Nieves, who grew up skating in DC Shoes, put his design lens to two of DC's classic footwear models - the iconic Lynx OG and the modern skate classic, the Kalis. The result is a sporty six-piece footwear and apparel capsule popping with rich-jewel tones and layered suede, leather, nylon and cotton.