Patti and the Punks Inspire the new OM spring and summer release

A chance meeting with seminal punk singer Patti Smith at last year’s Polar Music Prize in Stockholm set Oscar Magnuson’s mind rolling about progressive, iconic characters once again. After reading her autobiography Just Kids, he further understood and wondered at her drive to succeed; her ability to ignore what others thought of her; and the fierce loyalty of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe’s tender relationship as they fought to survive as artists in New York. These ideas spiralled into bigger questions: a deeper analysis of the whole punk culture. What is punk? Where did it come from? And who belongs to this subversive society? From here, the OM13 collection was born. The release includes the new styles Patti, Robert, Ian and Rei.

Patti Smith performing at Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 1977.
New OM Styles Ian, 8723 and Rei.