Gallery Dept. Announces Plans To Withdraw From The Fashion Industry

Fresh off its mostly sold out collaboration with Lanvin earlier this year, Gallery Dept., the artful streetwear brand established by artist Josué Thomas four years ago, announced it plans to cease its fashion line.

Pinning the decision on the problematic nature of the industry, Thomas took to Instagram to make the announcement where he wrote, “We speak to the dissatisfaction with the monotony of the fashion industry polluting not only our minds, but the environment. Through mass media the ideology of consumerism is conflicting with our ethics and involvement in the conventional plane. I detest making disposable product.”

H added, “Because each case is unique and deserves a unique solution, I am choosing to continue the practice of being an artist and withdraw myself from the fashion industry.”

Established four years ago by Thomas In Los Angeles, Gallery Department has garnered a noteworthy amount of success with garments worn by Rihanna, Virgil Abloh and Taz Arnold, to name a few. Stocked at top-tier boutiques such as Ssense, Mr. Porter and Luisaviaroma, the brand’s remaining inventory is also still available while on its gallerydept.com.

Gallery Dept.’s Los Angeles store closed on September 11, 2021. Thomas recently announced on his personal Instagram account that he plans to open Le Bar de music de la Galerie, a cafĂ© and bar.

Check out Gallery Dept.’s full announcement below.

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