The Chimayo Hopper Jacket is part of a curated collection that draws inspiration from the never-theatrically-released Dennis Hopper counter-culture quasi-documentary from 1971, “The American Dreamer”. It provides a glimpse into counter-cultural philosophies that fueled a generational gap and brought along a massive cultural transformation across the post-WW2 Western world.
Our focus, however, lies less with the film's counter-culture message and more on the film's visual universe, which is truly unique and unparalleled. The film was recorded in Taos, New Mexico, a cultural melting pot blending Northern European, Hispanic, and Native American cultures. This amalgamation of cultural influences produces a truly unique stylistic expression, merging Western and denim wear with hippie culture, Hispanic weaving, and Native American jewelry.
Add to all of this the 70s Hollywood glam, together with Hopper's traditionally rugged Taos ranch adorned with avant-garde contemporary art, and you have a tapestry that reflects the essence of a cultural era, a blend of diverse influences converging in a unique singular visual language.