Opening Ceremony x René Magritte
The operate of a single of Belgium’s most popular painters is becoming immortalised in a series of modern collaborations.
American clothing brand Opening Ceremony lately unveiled the project, created in association with the Artists’ Rights Society.
The restricted edition line incorporates the legacy of late surrealist painter René Magritte into clothing and footwear. Opening Ceremony’s undertaking marks the 50-year anniversary of the iconic artist’s death.
The line-up attributes crew neck jumpers, collarless shirts with matching slim match trousers, and oversized tops, as properly as a bomber jacket and funnel coat.
In full, the range takes twelve of Magritte’s paintings and translates them onto wearable pieces. Among the paintings employed as graphics are The King’s Museum, Very good Connections, La Cascade, The Lovers and Sheherazade.
According to the clothing firm, the collection, “Continues the poetic and humorous nature of the artist’s original operate, and continues a theme that Magritte was most interested in.”
In tandem with the clothes, Magritte’s operate also seems on 2 footwear silhouettes for males – in conjunction with Birkenstock and Vans – with a third for ladies from Manolo Blahnik.
Vans’ offering puts 5 recognisable pieces from the painter, who was voted the ninth greatest Belgian of all time in 2005, on its canvas upper. Similarly, Birkenstock has printed reproductions of the images on 3 classic sandal types.
The restricted edition collections will be obtainable in Opening Ceremony shops from Might. Pre-orders are also being taken on the web, with prices for clothes start off at $315 (£190), Vans Authentic shoes at $135 (£82) per pair and Birkenstock’s at $170 (£102).
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