Diesel & Tom of Finland Foundation celebrate Pride 2022 and Queer culture with a well-dressed capsule

6th June 2022, 3:44 pm


Peter Berlin

Pride season is just around the corner, Diesel and Tom of Finland Foundation have teamed up to celebrate Pride 2022 with a decidedly bold, provocative and cheeky capsule collection.

As Pride Month approaches, collections and collaborations multiply and take various forms, some celebrating the representative rainbow flag while others the rich queer culture of the LGBTQIA+ community, such as of this Diesel x Tom of Finland Foundation collaboration .

Glenn Martens, Diesel’s creative director, delved into the rich archives of the Foundation and extracted certain signature works – erotic sketches of men, but also of women, in black and white – from Tom of Finland (born Touko Valio Laaksonen) which adorn certain pieces in the collection, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops and even shorts.

Glenn Martens also invites the works of seven different designers (Silvia Prada, Florian Hetz, Palanca, Peter Berlin, Michael Kirwan, Tank, aka Paul Tankersley, and Heather Benjamin) into the collection. For example, on Silvia Prada’s turtleneck shirt, a collage of shirtless men is digitally printed like a grayscale puzzle piece; a dark brown hoodie features a photograph of Florian Hetz depicting arms crossed and clasped, while another t-shirt features a photo of Peter Berlin.

In addition to polo shirts, shorts, sweatpants, underwear, a trucker jacket and tank tops, two canvas totes –one with an illustration by Michael Kirwan, the other with a design by Peter Berlin– and a range of denim pieces –each of these pieces has a sewn-on patch reading “ AllTogether BY TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION AND THE COMMUNITY WITH DIESEL ”– completes the offering.












About the Exhibition Artists Venice Paris Catalogue Press About the Exhibition On the occasion of Tom of Finland’s birthday (8th May), Tom of Finland Foundation and The Community have curated a group exhibition, supported by Diesel, presenting Tom of Finland Foundation’s permanent collection. AllTogether explores the erotic art collection consisting of thousands of artworks, spanning… View Article
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Published: 6th June 2022

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