Long Live Southbank are delighted to announce a new collaboration with prodigal Lewisham born artist and designer Ryan Hawaii. The collaboration is more than simply clothing, it’s part of wider campaign to help raise £1.1 million to restore lost sections of the undercroft skate spot closed off to the public since 2004 – the restoration will almost double the amount of space for skateboarding, BMX and street art at the undercroft. So far, LLSB have raised £850,000 towards the fundraising target and hope to open up the space in Spring 2019, with the profits of the collaboration will go towards achieving this goal.
The collaboration is fantastic example of young creative Londoners working together to produce socially conscious projects that strive to make London a better place to live.
Hawaii has previously worked with brands such as Off-White, Virgil Abloh, Skepta, Bjorn Borg, Converse and Nike. The small collection includes an original design from Ryan Hawaii and the designers own take on the famous pillar, and a long sleeve also featuring an original design, both available in very limited quantities.
Hawaii said of the collaboration; “Working with LLSB was an absolute no brainer for me, the work that they are doing to not only maintain but to reclaim London’s most iconic skate space is a great inspiration to me, so to come together on these pieces was sick for me to be a part of!”
LLSB said of the collection “We are big fans of Ryan’s outlook and approach to design, he gets exactly what we are about and is super passionate about community spirit, so it was a really natural fit. The collaboration is a fantastic example of how designers can work with less conventional brands like ourselves to help promote community oriented projects.”