For the next instalment of their Rights Refused campaign, KR3W collaborates with artist and sculptor Dennis McNett for a capsule collection reminiscent of the 80’s skate and punk rock scene.

Dennis McNett was born in 1972 and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, before moving to New York in 2001. As a kid encouragement came from his blind grandfather, who despite not seeing, unwaveringly supported his artistic talent for drawing. 

Later influences came from the raw high energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene; “We got all of our information through Thrasher Magazine. The graphics, tricks and music were right there in the mag. We soaked it in like a sponge.”, says McNett. After being involved in construction for over 10 years, McNett’s artwork naturally evolved into larger projects and sculptures.

Today, Dennis McNett has carved out a vast body of work with his signature woodcut prints; from gallery walls and large-scale museum installations to skateboard decks and graphics. Based on bold 80’s board graphics, McNett has created a collection of unique designs featured on KR3W basics, paying homage to the forefathers of the underground. No gimmicks, just raw skateboarding.

The Dennis McNett x KR3W RIGHTS REFUSED collaboration for AW15, is available in select retailers worldwide. I love the video that accompanies this collaboration and the I love Dennis' story. Check that out and some more of the collection below, what are your thoughts?



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