Tom of Finland shines on with Hiro Clark

9th August 2022, 6:00 am


The “Darkroom” capsule celebrates the preservation of homoerotic art in the LGBTQ community.


Over the last 10 years, more than 30 brands — from Comme des Garçons to Diesel, Sweden’s CDLP, French brand Carne Bollente, LGBTQ-focused underwear brand Cellblock 13 and, most recently, a third collaborative release with JW Anderson — have been associated with the homoerotic imagery created by Finnish artist Tom of Finland in the late ’50s.

It’s work that is now distributed in many countries and emblematic of gay and LGBTQ culture forever thanks to the Tom of Finland license, owned by Tom of Finland Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to preserving the work of the artist, the erotic arts in general, and to offering a cultural program and hosting artists in residence.

Adding to their portfolio, Los Angeles-based T-shirt brand Hiro Clark is taking on the next collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation to release an exclusive all-black capsule titled “Darkroom.”



Published: 9th August 2022

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