DSX - Our first collaboration SOULLAND X DEMOCRATIQUE SOCKS 2013
As you know we’re moving towards our 10 years anniversary at Democratique Socks and we’ll browse through our Instagram account, the photo vault, old collaborations, brand ambassadors, the best customers in the world and more. It will be a homage to all we have worked with and helped us the past 10 years. SS22 will be our 10th anniversary collection. It will be fun ... #DSX
SOULLAND x DEMOCRATIQUE SOCKS
During the first year we did our first collaboration with danish contemporary brand SOULLAND. Knowing the guys from earlier we were asked to provide our clean solid color dress socks for their shop in shop opening in Copenhagens finest department store Illum. That was actually taken from our first samples as our production wasn´t even started.
We did 5-6 seasons with Soulland from 2013-2016 and the socks was sold at selected SOULLAND retailers worldwide. It gave us coverage in Highsnobiety, Freshness Mag, Soundvenue, EUROMAN and more. We actually did so many nice styles that never was picked for the collection but here´s a few.
Here´s some text from Freshness Mag back then:
"Democratique Socks and the danish menswear brand Soulland have recently released their Autumn/Winter 2013 capsule collection on August 7th, for which they created a short, thirty-two second video (see below).
As expected from Democratique Socks, the making of the line was tedious and lengthy, with each piece undergoing twenty processes before reaching completion. If that doesn't reveal the brand's secret to high quality production, then we don't know what would.
The serendipitous collaboration of these excellently made socks and the understated aesthetic of the Soulland brand came about from a long-standing friendship between Brand Director Jacob Christiansen and Soulland's Founder and Designer Silas Adler. In Christiansen's own words, he recalls that "[Adler] asked for socks for his show in Copenhagen in February 2012 (then it was actually our first samples), and also for the pop-up store in Copenhagen and US import at the same time. Therefore, we talked about this idea and it made sense to work together on a small capsule sock collection." Hence, Adler provides the hand-drawn graphics while Christiansen provides the top-notch manufacturing.
With the first Autumn/Winter 2013 collection finished and ready for purchase, we're happy to announce that the two companies are also trying their luck with a Sping/Summer 2014 line as well. All collections are unisex and are available for purchase via Soulland stores."