Quiksilver revives 80s fashion with Stranger Things collab

The highly anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things hits screens today (May 27) and there is a special link to Torquay viewers can watch out for.

Iconic local surf company Quiksilver has collaborated with the Netflix original series in a fashion partnership that will see characters in the show donning clothing inspired by the brand’s original 80s era designs.

Quiksilver has also launched a Stranger Things range of clothing, with capsule collections dropping throughout the season which will offer a nostalgic throwback, as well as tying in with storylines from the series.

The official Quiksilver x Stranger Things 4 collections will feature exclusive Quiksilver pieces worn by the cast throughout the show, fashion-forward pieces inspired by the Quiksilver 1980s archive, and Season 4 episode-specific merchandise.

The range features classic 80s threads including vintage cut tees, colour-blocked windbreakers, boardies, trackies and more in a range of bright colours, pastel tones, and bold patterns.

Characters from the show will wear Quiksilver designs inspired by the brands’ 1980s designs. Photo: QUIKSILVER

“From a time when surfing was young, loud and shameless. The 1986 Collection puts a modern spin on our iconic archival designs and flips them Upside Down,” Quiksilver wrote in an Instagram post.

Quiksilver product director Andrew Henry said the company had never partnered with a brand on this level, and the team was excited and honoured to bring the collaboration to life.

“Working so closely with the Stranger Things costume designer has been such a unique and special collaborative journey,” he said.

“We’ve been able to revive classic styles from the 1986 and 1987 Quik archive to align with Stranger Things 4, creating specific apparel for cast members and consumers alike.

The Hawkins Jacket from the Quiksilver x Stranger Things collection.

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“We’re excited to tell Quiksilver’s story through this season of Stranger Things and reach a new audience through the lens of a show they know and love.”

Stranger Things costume designer Amy Parris said Quiksilver was an integral part of California fashion in the 1980s.

“The show is so true to the period that it only made sense to infuse Quiksilver archive pieces through the show this season,” she said.

Quiksilver has teamed up with Stranger Things for a fashion collaboration during season four of the smash-hit Netflix series. Photo: QUIKSILVER

“I hope the clothes will resonate with a younger audience who is inspired by the fashions back then and be a friendly reminder to the stylish viewers who followed fashion in the 80s.”

Stranger Things 4 will be released on Netflix in two parts, with volume one premiering today (May 27) at 5pm and volume two premiering on July 1.

Quiksilver plans to hold unique consumer-facing pop-ups and larger-scale activations globally to celebrate the collaboration.
The first drop of the Stranger Things 4 collection is available for purchase via Quiksilver.com.

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