Fashion: Parish Nation
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Parish Nation is the new clothing company started by former Enyce member Chaka Wilson in New York. The fashion is definitely a throwback to the mid to late 80’s era of NYC Hip-Hop. The concept is a mix of high art and fashion: bright colors, flamboyant design, large prints, etc. The influences for the line mix everything from Andy Warhol to Grandmaster Flash.
I was never a big fan of Enyce, but I’m diggin’ the design of P Nation and the non corporate ascetic to what they do. And the artwork is by far some of the best stuff I’ve seen on a T-Shirt design. The dudes were nice enough to send me one of their signature Tees, and people around DC are already starting to ask about it. Right now, I don’t know where you get these styles outside of NYC, but check their website for more details.