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Dickies Salutes ‘Makers’ with New Blank Canvas Capsule

Dickies is reworking its most iconic workwear.

On Tuesday, the 100-year-old workwear brand launched its new Blank Canvas initiative, a nine-week program that will drop a new limited-edition item reimagined by a different global creative or “maker” every Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST through Dec. 13.

The made-over garments will be sold on the Dickies’ website and include the Eisenhower Jacket, the 874 Work Pants, Overall and Work Shirt. Prices range from $70-$300.

“Dickies is honored to shine a light on these nine individuals who created one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art that salutes the heritage of Dickies while embracing the future of innovative and sustainable designs,” said Sarah Crockett, global chief marketing officer at Dickies. “Taking inspiration from our traditional workwear silhouettes, these makers infused their passion and creativity into every stitch of this collection, and we are proud to introduce a platform that will celebrate the maker in all of us for the next 100 years.”

The program started with the release of an 874 Work Pant by 21-year-old Andrew Burgess (@wandythemaker) from North Carolina who added his signature patchwork designs to them.

The remaining eight items will be, in chronological order, an Eisenhower Jacket embroidered with a human heart by English designer Amber Griffiths (@ambroidering); tie-dyed women’s overalls by Kayla Gerkens (@dippyhippietiedyes) of Kentucky; a black Eisenhower jacket with white squiggles by Nii-Armah Hammond (@armah.art) from Hamburg, Germany; a reworked white Overall Vest from L.A.-based Peder Cho (@utopia.us); a geode tie-dye Women’s Work Shirt by Corky Lorenz from Indiana; a bandana appliqued Eisenhower Jacket from South Korea’s Haeng-Won Choi, the founder of the JoeGush brand; a white and blue Eisenhower Jacket by Frenchman Robin Lordereau (@robin.lrdr) and a reversible Eisenhower Jacket by Japanese designer Shinichiro Ishibashi who started his brand Kuon six years ago.

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Video profiles of each maker will drop on the site when his or her design does and the pieces will not be restocked if they sell out.

Dickies, which was founded in Texas in 1922 as a bib overall maker and has been owned by VF Corp since 2017, says this is just phase one of the Blank Canvas program but declined to comment to Rivet about its future offerings.