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Japan | Off-White "BASQUIAT" Capsule Collection Launches Tomorrow

Jan 11, 2019.Stephanie Wutokyo, jp
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Ever since ZOZO’s president Yusaku Maezawa ( the one who booked a moon voyage with Elon Musk last year ) bought a painting from Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, he was relatively unknown to the masses in Japan, and  Off-White c / o Virgil Abloh ™ couldn’t have chosen something as timely to release the homage capsule collection on Jan. 12 at OFF-WHITE ™ TOKYO Aoyama’s flagship store, "SOMETHING & ASSOCIATES" c / o OFF-WHITE ™ TOKYO for a limited time.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist based in New York is known for his graffiti-art that expresses social commentary on politics, poverty, and segregation through a whirlwind of abstract and gritty paintings. Basquiat’s work with Designer Virgil’s street aesthetics creates an infinity for the brand statement as Virgil says so himself, “Jean-Michel Basquiat is an important link to a downtown New York culture and an American Artist that laid the foundation for Off-White TM to exist today. The collection celebrates that fact.”

Although the collection initially came out last year in December in the US, 4 variations of the Iphone cases have been added. The line-up has finally arrived in Japan and along with the newly addition of the Iphone cases are the T - shirts, hoodies, chino pants, and denim shirts.