What was supposed to be the launch of the Second Son x Nash collaboration in Bristol last Friday turned out something slightly different, but in our books, couldn’t have been more of a success. A few days before the event we heard the news that due to the volcanic ash clouds over Britain, Second Son wouldn’t be recieving the full shipment of the Nash Money collaboration T-shirts in time for the event, but were determined to go ahead with the party.
Illustrator and close friend of the brand, Mergs, stepped in to save the day, creating a batch of T-shirts to commemorate the event and the special circumstances involved. Mergs worked round the clock in the few days before the event to produce a limited run of ‘Volcanic Gash’ T-shirts which summed up everyone’s feelings about the entire volcano fiasco. The party got under way early on Friday evening at the Donuts store in Bristol, which packed out as early as 8pm. Havana Club rum supplies depleted fairly early on but this didn’t put a hold on the celebrations which continued late into the night, from Donuts down to Bristol’s infamous Thekla.
It was great to see such a massive turnout for the event, with crowds from London and Bristol coming together to celebrate the work of both Second Son and Nash Money. A number of photographic pieces documenting Nash’s history with Second Son, including promotional shots for the new collaboration are currently on display at the Donuts store. You can also check out a number of Nash’s famous sneaker customisations, including his SneakerFreaker cover gracing Bush Walker’s and his custom Jordan’s for Tinchy Stryder. Congrats to Second Son and Nash on a great collab and to the Donuts team, Mergs and everyone else involved for helping to put on a great show despite the set backs!
Photography: The Daily Street