Virgil Abloh, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas underline on retro-style T-shirt

French code Modern Man has combined a retro T-shirt that presents conform engineer Virgil Abloh as a “world builder”, alongside successful architects Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas.

The T-shirt is a latest in a operation by Modern Man founder Colin Torvino, who aims to “immortalise” stream designers by portraying them as famous rockstars.

The front of a black string T-shirt facilities images of Abloh, Hadid and Koolhaas printed in a colourful colour intrigue – mimicking a character of sell sole during 1990s cocktail concerts.


The word “world builders” is overlaid in a curving red text, while “360 degrees” facilities subsequent in a yellow font.

“Rem and Zaha were selected since of their particular legacies. We observe them as pillars of iconic architectural pattern and a foundations for a subsequent generation’s artistic pursuits,” pronounced Torvino.

The names and three-letter acronyms of a trios particular companies are created on a behind of a mantle in a bold, comic-sans like font, accompanied by a collage of projects by a dual architects.

Torvino described a preference to juxtapose a engineer alongside dual of a many famous names in pattern as “an enlargement of a renouned idea of an architect.”

Abloh complicated pattern at Illinois Institute of Technology, before to rising his Off White tag in 2014. Since then, he has had a fast rising conform career, that has enclosed a new footwear partnership with Nike and an upcoming plan with IKEA.

The 37-year-old, who is also a long-term collaborator of Kanye West, recently told Dezeen that Mies outpost der Rohe had a modernist change on his pattern aesthetic.

“With his before credentials in architecture, it is a conform of brilliant and polarising works from a likes of Hadid and Koolhaas that informs a innumerable of projects underneath Virgil’s oversight,” said Torvino.

“His ventures have polarised a conform village in a similar demeanour and this is a context and angle we proceed with this project.”

The Modern Man team, founded in 2013, is done adult of a series of graphic designers, who select to sojourn unknown in a bid to safeguard the focus stays on a pattern of their products.

Prior to a recover of a World Builders range, a code expelled a series of T-shirts in a identical pattern character featuring obvious figureheads in the fashion industry – such as Calvin Klein chief artistic officer Raf Simons and Vetements’ conduct engineer Demna Gvasalia.

All of a label’s T-shirts are accessible to squeeze around a Modern Man website, as good as being stocked in retailers such as Colette Paris.

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