The Source |Sprayground teams up with Sandflower for a fashion accessories collaboration infusing New York and African art
Sprayground, the most influential streetwear brand in the world
for its eccentric and highly coveted designs – released “African Intelligence 6” (Ai6), an ongoing collection co-designed by independent artist and Sprayground VP and Creative Director of Content, Sandflower. The concept and name of this collection was made by Sandflower based on her personal life experiences.
This definition-defying bag collection is inspired by the groundbreaking innovation and vibrant radiance of the African Diaspora, with an authentic New York touch in true Sprayground style. For this launch, with Sandflower as the face of the campaign, she called on models from Jamaica and Ghana; Shannon Hamilton, Amanda Thomas and Gershona Annor, who embody the energy and spirit of the collection, truly help bring it to life.
The Ai6 collection features beautiful textiles, eclectic prints and a heavy dose of energy through vibrant colors and contemporary patterns in the form of exquisite bags that act as a coded symbol of Afro-futurist fashion. The concept includes three patterns, including a black jewel pattern
capsule collection, which includes six items: a backpack, a shoulder bag, a sports bag, a large shoulder bag, a clutch and a wallet. The coveted collection also includes two unique designs; an eye-catching lion print, for which the Ai collection is known, in vibrant purples, reds and yellows that evoke the colorful inspirations of true African culture, as well as a sleek denim design, which showcases the artwork collectible art piece by Sprayground – the shark mouth.
Sprayground first caught the world’s attention when the “Hello My Name” backpack debuted over 10 years ago. Sprayground founder David BenDavid (DBD) had high hopes of creating a brand that he felt represented his childhood and upbringing. Exposed to streetwear, art and a variety of cultures from an early age, DBD took all that inspiration and turned it into creativity that is now admired around the world.
In collaboration with DBD, Sandflower has been creating tidal waves with the Ai collection since its launch in 2019, now on its 6th series, this collection has proven to be one of Sprayground’s most popular capsules to date.
The Ai6 collection will be available online at www.sprayground.com and in exclusive stores nationwide on July 26, 2022.