BRINGING LEONARDO DA VINCI TO THE STREETS!
Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has created a capsule collection in collaboration with Paris's Musée du Louvre in honor of the much anticipated “Leonardo da Vinci” exhibition, on display at the Louvre until February 24, 2020 ...
The ready-to-wear collection produced by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh was created to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death and includes tee-shirts and hoodies decorated with paintings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Typical Off-White markings, including logo placement and diamond arrows, are intertwined with the storied paintings of one of the world’s pioneering artists on an offering of t-shirts and hoodies. Among the featured works within the capsule are Da Vinci’s Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist and an Angel, known as The Virgin of the Rocks, and Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary, and the Infant Jesus Playing with a Lamb, known as Saint Anne, woven with the master’s iconic drawings, including his anatomical sketches of the male form.
“I want to crash together these two worlds that are seemingly different: fashion and high art. It’s a crucial part of my overall body of work to prove that any place, no matter how exclusive it seems, is accessible to everyone. That you can be interested in expressing yourself through more than one practice and that creativity does not have to be tied to just one discipline. I think that Leonardo da Vinci was maybe the first artist to live by that principle, and I am trying to as well,” added Virgil Abloh.
The collection will be available in the Louvre gift shop (and online), via Off—White.com and Farfetch.com, and in shops including Off White Paris, Off-White Milan, EM_PTY Gallery, and Browns. Prices will range from $355 – $640.