We’re psyched to have the Billabong x Andy Davis new clothing collection available for sale here at Becker. The collaboration between Billabong and heralded San Diego County surf artist Andy Davis is a sweet new range of apparel celebrating the fun and funk of surfing’s bohemian lifestyle.
Billabong and Davis announced their partnership last August, and the collection has only been available through surf specialty stores such as Becker Surf, since December 1st. It features 18 pieces including including t-shirts, woven shirts, boardshorts and hats, and we’ve got 10 of those pieces here.
Davis is renown for his stylized illustrations depicting the joy and camaraderie of the surfing life, first entering the clothing scene with his Free apparel line in the 1990s and then under the Ando and Friends label. But, with the Billabong partnership, Davis can focus on his art while Billabong’s infrastructure absorbs the complexities of sales, manufacturing and distribution.
“I’m just totally stoked,” said Davis. “It’s a dream set-up as far as I’m concerned. Moreover, the apparel line is 100% organic or recycled. “That’s very important to me,” said Davis in reference to producing a line showcasing his art.
“It’s all light-hearted and fun,” said Davis in describing the vibe of his latest creations. “It’s surf-driven, but there are many other elements beyond just riding waves which make up the spirit of the surf and beach lifestyle. I try to capture that feeling in my art.”
“This is the first time an outside artist has collaborated with us on a project of this sort and so far the response has been incredible,” said Rob McCarty, design director at Billabong.