Inspired by the Art Brut and Art Povre movements, both of which defied the conventional dictates of their time, Pod2 is rooted in one of the brand’s core values: celebrating the outsider.
But Pod2 is more than a collection that crosses gender boundaries. It was also inspired by the work of April Dawn Alison, the secret female identity of an Oakland-based photographer who was known to the world as Alan Shaefer. After Shaefer’s death, over 9200 polaroids depicting April Dawn Alison’s multifaceted identity were discovered and exhibited at SFMOMA. A tribute to Alison's fearless self-expression, Pod2 is a platform for those unafraid to be their authentic selves.