Bic Runga Collaborates With Miss Crabb on 20th Anniversary Merch

October 19th 2017

We love a collaboration between artists. Long time mutual fans Bic Runga and Kristine Crabb have put together a very exciting range of Band Merchandise and show outfits for the 20 year anniversary tour of Bic Runga's iconic 1997 album ‘Drive'.

Designer Kristine Crabb's obsession with 80's and 90's band tee's stemmed a rock n roll collaboration with one of New Zealand's most talented musicians, Bic Runga, who is celebrating the 20th year since the release of her iconic album ‘Drive'.

Together, designing band merchandise that will be available in store at Miss Crabb alongside Bic's New Zealand
tour starting this Friday. Kristine saw the 20th Anniversary tour as an opportunity to reference the iconic 90's Bic Runga images. "It's helped me see another layer to having been around this long, almost a self-irony" Says Bic,
"We had the best time making this stuff, she had a very clear idea of how bold it should be, it was such
an exciting process." Working with renowned designer Son La Pham of DDMMYY and Le Roy magazine to create the
striking graphics, featuring Bic's iconic portraits on both long and short sleeved t-shirts. They are printed by local Auckland screen printer Seabreeze Apparel, channeling your traditional rock ‘n' roll band tee.

These are complemented by an original Miss Crabb approach; classic t-shirt styles with poetic embroideries of song lyrics and illustrations by Bic's partner, musician Kody Neilsen. The t-shirt itself is completely made in NZ and is a classic subversive Miss Crabb style. It's the chance to own a uniquely NZ piece of music history, while adding a little ‘90's cool' to your wardrobe.As an essential item in every modern man or women's wardrobe; band tee's are a tangible piece of a party you'll never forget.

Throughout the tour, Bic will be adorned in exclusively designed Miss Crabb costumes; "full rock n roll glamour" says Crabb. Inspired by Diana Ross, a sleek disco 2-piece sequined suit and a lustrous white gown with a train are 2 of the looks to be gracing the stage. These new Crabb styles and many others are on offer through Dreams Top Rock; the Miss Crabb Special Order service, encouraging people to explore their options for bespoke pieces.

Bic Runga will be playing the full ‘Drive' album live in Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal, October
20. Wellington, Opera House, Nov 3 and at the Civic in Auckland on November 2. Joined by
Aaradhna, Estere, Asti-Loren, Shayne Carter, members of Tiny Ruins and her partner Kody
Nielson from Silicon, such a treat for fans of Runga's stunning work and career.

The band merchandise will be available at each New Zealand show and in store at Miss Crabb
from Friday October 20th 2017.

‘Drive' tee (short sleeve) and ‘Favourite Tune' tee (long sleeve) $135 - available on tour and
at Miss Crabb

Embroidered white tee's $80 - available on tour only

 

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