View Full Version : Ecko Teams Up With Spike Lee For Fashion Collection

08-30-06, 08:54 PM
Apparel and magazine mogul Marc Ecko has teamed up with film director extraudinaire Spike Lee to launch the release of the 40 Acres & A Mule clothing collection in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Spike's first feature film She's Gotta Have It.

Developed under the Marc Ecko Cut & Sew label, the 40 Acres & A Mule collection will be available for Fall 2006. The collection, which consists of varsity jackets, rugby jerseys, graphic tees, hoodies and light jackets, features allusions to moments captured in Lee's 20-year catalog.

"I have great respect for Spike as both a creative mind and as a director. He has been an avid supporter of my work and my Ecko Unltd. brand since the early days, and I'm really proud to be able to help celebrate a major milestone in his brilliant career," Marc Ecko said via statement.

Plans are also in the works for a Spring 2007 co-branded collection.

In 1986 Spike Lee established his production company 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks and released his first independent film She's Gotta Have It. Since that time he has held the American public captive with his groundbreaking work that includes such films as Do the Right Thing, Mo' Betta Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Summer of Sam, Bamboozled and Inside Man.

Lee also recently directed When the Levees Broke, a four part documentary series about last year's Hurricane Katrina disaster. The documentary premiered on HBO last week, in time to mark the one year anniversary of the tragic event.

01-04-12, 01:15 PM
i love this man. thanks . I got his vintage t shirts with the same picture on it.