On Friday May 5th, 2022, Homme+Femme, the streetwear clothing brand, will be collaborating with the historic Churchill Downs, to launch a Kentucky Derby collection. Homme+Femme designer, Drew Evans, found inspiration in the legacy of Black horsemen and the Kentucky Derby, acknowledging that 15 of the first 28 winning jockeys of the Derby were Black.
Offering an inclusive entry point into the world of elite horse racing, the collection includes letterman jackets, workout blazers reminiscent of varsity sweaters, t-shirts, and trucker hats. The designs use imagery of roses, horses, horseshoes, and trophies incorporated into Homme+Femme’s signature streetwear pieces. This collection celebrates the prestige of the Kentucky Derby while calling back to the Black legacy of the Run for the Roses™.
Evans teamed up with Kentucky Native, Valerie Bruce, to share her love and knowledge of the Kentucky Derby to inspire him to pursue a collaboration with Churchill Downs. Valerie’s diverse knowledge of the sport pairs with Evans’ vision to create a collection rooted in celebrating the tradition of the Kentucky Derby, the sport of horse racing, and the Black legacy at Churchill Downs.
Starting May 5, 2022, the collection ranges from $60 – $600. Shop the collection at HommeFemmeLA.com.
Homme+Femme was founded in 2013 with its roots embedded in the diverse street and luxury cultures of Los Angeles. The French name, which translates to man and woman, signifies the premium lifestyle the brand aims to curate with each collection. Founder & Designer, Drew Evans, takes cues from the history of hip-hop, Homme+Femme instills nostalgia into every silhouette, offering products that are forever evolving. At its core, Homme+Femme celebrates community, creating clothes made by young, creative minds for the modern trendsetter.
About the Kentucky Derby
The $3 million Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-olds is the longest continually-held major sporting event in North America and the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. Also known as, “The Run for the Roses™” and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports™,” the Kentucky Derby is the most attended horserace in the nation. This year, the Kentucky Derby will take place on May 7, 2022. For more information, please visit www.KentuckyDerby.com.
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