TANGO HOTEL X GIZNYC COLLABORATION
For Immediate Release New York, NY, March 2022— Today Tango Hotel, a culturally driven clothing brand, announces their collaboration with Graffiti artist, GizNYC. In celebration of a year of significant art, culture, and sports, Tango Hotel is poised to present this collaboration celebrating the “Sport of Graffiti.” The collection is comprised of a jacket, hoodie, tees, hat, bandana, and skate deck. The collection will launch at select boutiques nation wide, The Park at Macys Herald Square, as well as online at www.tangohotel.com and NTWRK.
Growing up on the border of Brooklyn & Queens during the 1980’s, there were few ways for local kids to express themselves. With graffiti taking hold, and artwork all along the city, with so many forms and hand styles, GizNYC, was inspired and energized. Following a slight nudge from his cousin, the artist prodigy was born. “I really chose my true passion, the true sport of graffiti.” said GizNYC. “A real graffiti writer is not doing it for money. He’s not doing it for any other reason than the passion of itself. There’s a lot of negative things that come with being a graffiti writer. It’s dangerous. It’s violent at times. You can get arrested…And you could definitely lose your life if you’re not paying attention and doing certain things. I respect people that do it for the real passion.”
As the years of tagging and bombing the subways became more challenging, with the introduction of more security at train yards, GizNYC took his artistic talents beyond the streets to the gallery. Taking notes and inspiration from Ghost, Sabe, and Rime MSK, GizNYC has stayed true to his graffiti style in his paintings, while incorporating some pop art with cartoons. Following a successful career working with many luxury and tech labels such as Google, Samsung, and Coach, GizNYC has partnered with Tango Hotel to release this limited edition release.
“Tango Hotel is a label that is built by creatives, for creatives,” said Saul Cattan, the Vice President of Tango Hotel. With each collection, we focus on a different theme and a tell different a story. “Tango Hotel has given me the opportunity to be open with my ideas about graffiti based clothing. It wasn’t just some artwork. It has real elements of graffiti like throw ups.” said GizNYC. “Focusing on the Sport of Graffiti.” The Tango Hotel x GizNYC collaboration will release on March 3rd, with a live interview with GizNYC, on the NTWRK App, while showcasing the collection. To watch the official collaboration video, click here.
About the Collection: The capsule consisted of 6 styles featuring a limited-edition sweatshirt, jacket, tee, beanie, bandana, and skate deck. The light weight reversible jacket, highlights a selected painting on one shell, with the reversible side black with some reflective logo detailing. The t-shirt sports a 16 color patch on a white and grey tee. The collection continues to highlight the sport of graffiti, focusing on the beautiful colors and work, while showcasing a black solid, the best color to where when needing to hide. The artwork selected for the collection, “Running from Self,” merges graffiti, pop art, and the Bimbo cartoon character.
About Tango Hotel: STREETWEAR REDEFINED – Tango Hotel is an art lifestyle label celebrating artist and expanding on their artistic story, transforming their works into performance art. The label was founded by a group of artists – Al Baseer Holly “Artist of Sight”, Rich Hilfiger “Artist of Sound”, and Stevie Williams “Artist of Motion.” The bi-coastal label features men’s clothing and accessories telling and expanding the artist’s story and style of expression. It is a new way to tell the narrative. A new way to share the experience, a new way to be a collector, a new way to appreciate it. The label has collaborated with legendary and emerging artists such as Isaac Pelayo (Modern Renaissance), John “Crash” Matos (Graffiti), Jersey “Rime” Joe (Contemporary), Sean “Layer Cake” Sullivan, Monopoly, Paris Saint Germain, and DC Comics.