stars and streets...


I think I have just about reached peak moon.

I’m pretty much all mooned out.

I’ve watched endless news programmes and documentaries and think it may be time for me to concentrate on terra firma for a few weeks.

But I’ve maybe got room for one more wee post.

Last year designer Heron Preston teamed up with NASA to launch a collection of streetwear clothing that took cues from 60-years of visual history at the space agency.

Coinciding with NASA's 60th anniversary, the collection – which featured a range of jackets, hoodies, t-shirts and caps, all emblazoned with the classic Worm logotype used by NASA between 1976 and 1992.


When designing the collection, Preston followed strict guidelines established by NASA in 2017 for the reintroduction of the Worm logotype on commercial apparel. This restricts the reproduction of Worm to red, gray, white or black print only, and prohibits the logo from being outlines or appearing in conjunction with other logos. He named the collection Fall/Winter 1990 in reference to one of the last years the space agency used the Worm logo – which was replaced by the Meatball insignia in 1992.

Among the items is a silver denim jacket that resembles the pressure suits worn by the Mercury Seven, the original group of astronauts to embark on a NASA mission. Elsewhere, there are socks and belts with the NASA-worm logo and a backpack that is reminiscent of the portable life systems worn by astronauts.

Oh how I love love love this backpack. Needless to say if you wanted to buy one now you would be looking at paying around £1500 on ebay.

"You have to move around a lot, you have to be able to hold tools, and so that is why the bag is designed to be multi-convertible, multi-functional into three parts. It is a tote bag, the fanny pack and then it is also a backpack — all in one. And it is designed in the shape of a square, which is just like the backpacks that astronauts wear when they do spacewalks."


All images courtesy of Heron Preston.


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