What may seem as an unlikely pairing, Clare Vivier and Bobby Hundreds (founder of The Hundreds) have bonded over the years given their mutual admiration of each other's business, a shared fondness of street style (Clare used to own what Bobby refers to as one of the very first "street style" stores in San Francisco when she lived there in her 20s), and a commitment to the LA production and workforce.
The two wanted to join forces to bring the best of both brands to the forefront in an exclusive collaboration that caters to both the CV and the Hundreds customer.
Enter this compelling collection that boasts both CV and Hundreds-made products—beautiful leather pieces and cotton separates, emblazoned with signature Hundreds graphics.
The partnership also shows a commitment to all things LA. Both based and produced in Los Angeles, each brand has held steadfast to that commitment despite a challenging climate (given Covid, closures, strained supply chains, and limited resources). The landscape and backdrop of LA have been an essential part of each brand's growth story, and help make these locally made goods all the more special.
“Before I met Clare, I knew Clare. We were both coming up at the same time as LA makers. She was just speaking to a slightly different audience. While Clare V. and The Hundreds were walking parallel roads, I sensed that one day, when the time was right, our paths would intersect. This is one of those collaborations that seems left-field to an outsider, but to anyone who’s familiar with fashion’s role in blurring boundaries, as well as the way our brands work within our communities, it makes all the sense in the world. It’s a pleasure being friends with Clare. It’s a true honor to be able to unite our worlds and come up with something new and original that neither of us could have done on our own.”
Shop the Tee, Sweatshirt, and Socks on www.thehundreds.com.