Season: Fall/Winter 2021
Editor’s Notes: It’s a thankless job, defending our planet’s exploited oceans, but Spencer Phipps’ eponymous fashion label is here to help. “Endurance,” PHIPPS’
One crucial component of World Oceans Day is the bevy of experts that offer important advice for folks conscious of humanity’s destructive impact upon its own planet. For the socially-distant 2021 edition, a series of authorities, including United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary conservationist
PHIPPS joined the conversation with a pair of special T-shirts, printed with microplastic-free water-based inks atop trim organic cotton in pink or black. Cheekily aggro text (“SAVE THE FUCKING WHALES”) is a knowing contradiction to the serious messaging that inspires it, a winking face for an urgent cause. Furthermore, 15% of all of PHIPPS’ web shop sales for the month of June will directly benefit Oceanic Global, with a QR code on the shirts’ rear linking directly to a donation platform. PHIPPS also has an ethically constructed sweater with identical imagery in the works, set to roll out in line with the rest of FW21.
“I fucking love the ocean, and would like to get everyone excited about taking care of it,” Phipps offered in a statement. Indeed.