Cats Brothers

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 17, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, FashionThe launch of new knitwear label Cats Brothers…

Yes, last night saw the birth of cool new knitwear label Cats Brothers, in a Day of the Dead soiree in Shoreditch, where we remembered all those that we have loved and lost to the harsh world of rap.

Created by nifty knitters Lindsay McKean and Anna Wilkinson, Cats Brothers’ debut collection entitled Crazy Homies is a South America meets West Coast USA homage to the late greats including Biggie, Tupac and Lisa “Left Eye”.

Always a fan of much embellishment, this collection was a delight for me, as tiny beads encrusted collars, chunkier gems adorned chests and pom-pom trim seemed to cling onto many of the garments.

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Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 07, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 05, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion

All of it utterly wearable, all of which I wanted to secret squirrel off the hangers and into my bag – that Lee denim jacket with crazy woolly sleeves, come on.

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The three stand out pieces were the Lisa “Left Eye” sweater with 3D swinging fringe and condom over the eye (and I checked, she’s got the left eye underneath, even though it’s not visible), the sumptuous wine satin bomber with embroidered Notorious B.I.G. on the back, and the Tupac tee with crochet Day of the Dead skull mask over his mush.

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 12, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Notorious B.I.G.

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 10, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Lisa Left Eye Lopez

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 11, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Tupac

But, having said that, all the pieces were stand out numbers, the revamped Mexicana flat peaks, the wonderfully detailed crochet skull T-shirt, the heavily beaded/embroidered blue sweater, I could go on.

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 02, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Flat Peak

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 03, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Flat Peak

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 04, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Flat Peak

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Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 16, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Flat Peak

Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 18, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion, Flat Peak

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Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 09, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion

And to top off the el Dia de los Muertos fiesta, frozen margaritas courtesy of Marmacita Margaritas and skull-shaped cupcakes in my hands, muy bien.

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Cats Brothers Crazy Homies 01, Day of the Dead, Mexico, Knitwear, Fashion

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2 Responses to “Cats Brothers”
  1. Laura says:

    I wish we’d eaten those cakes now…

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