Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Levi's x Damien Hirst Fall 08
Damien Hirst's fascination with skulls may be outdone only by his love of jeans. On his latest project for a collaboration with the Levi's brand he's incorporated both, and we're happy to bring you the first look. Like his line from earlier this year, the British artist has teamed with the iconic jeans company to release a limited-edition run of what Hirst describes as "art you can wear."
Hirst worked closely on the project with designer Adrian Nyman, who previously made a collection of Levi's imprinted with Andy Warhol's art. The current Fall 08 line focuses on three common themes from only Hirst's work—skulls, spots and tropical butterflies. The images are emblazoned on black and blue jeans, as well as white, black and purple t-shirts. Some of the skull images feature the splattered paint of his "spin paintings" and one shirt has the black and white portrait of the artist and a skull. The line is rounded out with a signature denim and leather jacket.
There is no word yet on pricing, but since Hirst sees the project as a "way a lot of people get to own my stuff," it will likely fall short of the $80,000 price tag on the last pair of jeans he made with Levi's. The Levi's x Damien Hirst line will be hitting stores like Barney's New York, Fred Segal and Union (NYC) by mid-September. We're sure it'll go fast so get ready. - Doug Black for Cool Hunting
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