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Every week, we at Highsnobiety take some time to highlight one of our favorite brands through our BOTW (Brand of the Week) series. Last week, we featured widely known brand Oakley, and now we’ve decided to shine a light on a smaller label, Advisory Board Crystals.
Tie-dye is a trend that seems to always come back. From luxury fashion houses such as Gucci to streetwear brands like Stüssy and AMIRI, tie-dye coloring can be seen in a myriad of new collections. And while the process is rather simple, newer brands have been championing more transcendental and mystical techniques. L.A.-based Advisory Board Crystals is one of them.
Just three years ago, Remington Guest and Heather Haber met while sharing an Uber Pool ride in Los Angeles, ended up at the same party that same night, and became inseparable. Their first date wasn’t a picnic in the park — Guest walked Haber into a crystal shop, where he bought her a lepidolite stone (for the uninitiated, lepidolite has healing properties, allegedly bringing a sense of awareness, providing guidance and helping with overall anxiety and stress). It was a quick realization that crystals would be a constant in their relationship.
It wasn’t long until the couple left their respective jobs at Band of Outsiders with the intent of starting their own crystal shop-inspired brand, Advisory Board Crystals (or Abc.). An entire concept, website, and Instagram account soon followed, and the two began working on a series of collaborations and projects with Grailed, Bergdorf Goodman, and Colette.
While Abc.’s first pieces were tie-dye tees, these weren’t just any old hippy-inspired garb. Guest and Haber created their own unique tie-dye process (similar to painting) out of their studio, using crystal-infused dyes. After a series of one-off projects, the brand finally unveiled its first ever solo collection in 2017.
The debut line — titled Soulmate Specialists II — was shot entirely through the lens of an iPhone 7 Plus, featuring hoodies, tees, pants, and, of course, the brand’s signature crystal-infused tie-dye pieces. It wasn’t long before they’d peaked the interest of the likes of Pusha-T, Migos’ Takeoff, Future, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. The brand even made one-of-a-kind custom hoodies for NYC rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Joey Bada$$.
@future wearing “The Source” hot pink hoodie, over-dyed utilizing crystal infused dye with a puff-print diagram.
“Advisory Board Crystals has been on our radar for a minute, and we just had to bring you this new collection,” says Highsnobiety curator Rhianna Matthews. “Functioning as a contemporary iteration of a crystal shop, it’s inspired by the incredible properties of modern materials.”
Abc.’s latest collection includes a number of trademark tie-dye pieces, as well as low-key neutral color palettes heavy on camel and light grey. Below, we’ve included some of our favorite pieces, including a matching tie-dye jacket and socks, plus classic Fall essentials such as trench coats. And if you’d like to delve deeper into the founding duo’s crystal influences, discover their collection of quartz, barite, amethyst, and fluorite online.
Whether you’re a crystal healing expert, or just want to add a dope transcendental piece to your wardrobe, check out Abc.’s best pieces from the latest collection below.
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