Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Fall season is always extremely important to COMUNE.  Fall 2011 collection is a turning point for the brand as it marks our second year and celebrates the brand’s growth. Each season we continue to evolve and further define our identity introducing new categories including Women’s and Domestic-made Denim.  Take a peak at COMUИE’s Fall 2011 collection and behind the scenes video montages. Video shot and edited by Jordan “crash” Minardi

COMUNE launches theUNKNOWN

COMUNE launches theUNKNOWN, a Domestically Made Denim product release and book project by COMUNE that pays tribute in admiration of character and testimony bringing to life the true story and experiences of those whom have defied odds and influenced many.

Volume one of theUNKNOWN pays respect to Jose Gonzalez, motorcycle enthusiast, Orange County/Long Beach local and a long time friend to COMUNE founder, Frank Delgadillo. “Jose is someone whom I have always thought should have his story told, and if I ever had an opportunity to do so, it is a project that I would want to be involved with. He is such an interesting, solid guy with a lifetime of stories to be
shared and respect to be had,” states Delgadillo. “We wanted to design a pair of jeans for Jose that would reflect his lifestyle.”

The Domestically Made, raw indigo Denim is designed by COMUNE and Jose Gonzalez packaged along with the Volume one Jose Gonzalez hard-copy book written by Jose’s close friend, well-known motorcycle journalist, Nelson Kanno. “I met Jose about ten years ago at the West Coast Choppers ‘No Love Party’, back then people who were into choppers were few and far between. When you did meet something that was, say, under the age of 40 and build their own bikes, it was pretty exciting,” describes Kanno. “After few years of leading a colorful life with the world’s most famous outlaw motorcycle club, I thought it would change the Jose we all knew, instead it made him realize who his best friends were and whom he could count on, no matter what.”

COMUNE will be launching theUNKNOWN first in New York on Friday, January 14th and will be partnering with select retailers worldwide for a limited offering scheduled to hit retail early February.

For more information about theUNKNOWN, please visit www.thecomune.com


COMUNE snowboard contributor Jordan Michilot has a hilarious tag team interview with his brother Jonas on Yobeat. Check it out.


Check out the latest early release of Fall 2011 test shots off the Hasselblad camera from the recent Big Sur catalog photoshoot. More to follow as COMUИE continues to bring you a behind the scenes sneak peak of what is to come for Fall 2011.

COMUNE rider Ben Rice on tws.com

COMUNE snowboarder Ben Rice has an amazing shot on TWS.com for Wallpaper Wed. Click here and download Ben’s shot.

Hey ho lets go....

Happy New Year to everyone. 2010 was a big year with lots of ups and downs for all, but more to be thankful for than not. We are super excited of the arrival of 2011 and are looking forward at the prospect that it brings. Though not quite sure why its already going so fast!