Dérive 5

Dérive No 5 : A recurring  series ::
Photography Olivia Tran
Location : Pantin Paris
People :  Niroshaan Ranjin & Jules Del Ben
Garments : 1995 Jacket , Number T shirt & Modern Studies T shirt.

Meyba x 6876

2020 The iconic Sportswear Brand Meyba relaunched with brand direction led by long time 6876 collaborator and friend Neal Heard. Working closely with Neal we have created two shirts including the legendary Barcelona Away 1982 shirt.

Barcelona 1984-87 : The Team was managed by Terry Venables & featured players of the Calibre of Bernd Schuster & Steve Archibald winning the league in 1984 but also infamous for the cursed European Cup Final in 1986 held in Sevilla. 

On the 7th of May 1986 Steaua Bucharest of Romania defeated the overwhelming favourites Barcelona in a penalty shoot out after extra Time. Barcelona had all of their penalties saved by Steaua goalkeeper. 

However more positively this era also produced the iconic (1982-1984) away shirt as developed originally and now relaunched by Meyba with 6876 branding. 

 

“The number 14 had a special importance to Iconic FC Barcelona player & later Manager Johan Cruyff. The Dutchman shone wearing various shirts, and using numbers ranging from 1 to 11. At the Camp Nou, he wore the number 9, due to the regulations stating that the starting lineup should use the first eleven numbers. However, Cruyff had another favourite figure that he would use whenever possible.

When he became a coach, the number 14 was given extra importance. If a player was to be given his Barça debut off the bench, he would be handed the shirt. One such player was the club’s recent coach , Ernesto Valverde.

Others were Òscar Garcia, Miquel Àngel Nadal and Jordi Cruyff, debuting as substitutes in the Blaugrana shirt under a legend of world football.

It was the junior Cruyff who was the first player given the number 14 on a permanent basis, when LaLiga regulations changed to allow personalised numbers” 

Neal Heard is Owner of Lover’s F.C fashion label. Author of the books :’Trainers’ – The first and seminal book on Trainer/Sneaker culture and design’ 2003 and ‘The Football Shirts Book – A Connoisseurs Guide’  2017.

Neal is also Creative director of Newport County Football Cub.

Photography Daniel Jenkins / Purposeful Activity

 

Tonalism : Griffiths Jacket

Griffiths jacket shot at the Six Eight Seven Six Studio in the Brunswick Centre.

Using a mixture of vintage garments , archive 6876 and our upcoming collaboration with Sanders footwear.

Photography : Jack Johnstone

Model : Theo Gillard

Griffiths jacket shot at the Six Eight Seven Six Studio in the Brunswick Centre.

Using a mixture of vintage garments , archive 6876 and our upcoming collaboration with Sanders footwear.

Photography : Jack Johnstone

Model : Theo Gillard

Dérive Socks

The concept of the dérive has its origins in the Letterist International; , an avant-garde and Marxist collective based in Paris .The dérive was a critical tool for understanding and developing the theory of psychogeography, defined as the “specific effects of the geographical environment (whether consciously organized or not) on the emotions and behavior of individuals.

Guy Debord defined the dérive as “a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.”  It is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban in which participants drop their everyday relations and “let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there”. 

Modern Studies : Referendum – Brian Sweeney

In 2014 Scotland held an Independence Referendum.

Brian Sweeney long time friend and collaborator of Six Eight Seven Six set out to create a project to document this process.

Featured here are some of the images captured during this period.

Photographs  will be available to order 10 x 8 Inch and printed on Hahnemule rag paper

 

SIGG x 6876

 

We are delighted to be working with a brand we’ve long admired and have been a regular consumer of for many years.

Sigg (Established 1908) in Switzerland and still manufactured in Frauenfeld.

The Swiss original in a classic design. Made from a single piece of high-quality

aluminum, making it light and strong. It keeps a tight seal, even with carbonated drinks. The highly elastic interior coating is resistant against fruit acids, is tasteless and free from BPA and phthalates. The practical screw cap enables comfortable carrying with just one finger.

Main Photograph Arved Colvin-Smith & colour Daniel Jenkins Purposeful Activity.

 

Number Stencil T-shirt

Version 2#

First produced in 2001 as a collective idea within the studio team and a reminder of  great colleagues and environment at the time.

We were reminded of the T-shirt also by James Brown a longtime friend and champion of the brand when he unearthed an old photograph