In collaboration with Comme des Garcons, the work of French artist Nicholas Buffe is featured on this week’s cool tee, The Opera Print T-shirt. It again shows where art meets fashion.
This particular print shows the sketches of the artist for the Parisian opera. ‘How cool!’ I hear you say. Yes, that’s also what I thought. Hehe.
Find it here on Oki-ni.
You can also see more work by Nichola Buffe here: www.nicolasbuffe.com/en/
Art and fashion have always had a close relationship and often merge into a singular idea, object or item where it becomes impossible to separate one from the other.
This Marni T-shirt embodies just that. It is printed with the colourful work of French artist Christophe Joubert, offering a bold take on the brand’s graphic aesthetic.
Check it out on Oki-Ni
‘Nuff said! For the entrepreneurs out there, the creatives, the makers, doers and bright stars, this week’s Cool Tee from Way Back is for you.
You Can’t Knock the Hustle so keep up the hard work and persevere. It’ll all be worth it.
Following on from our post about Nike Davies-Okundaye, this weeks cool tee is from OkayPlayer and from her workshop by designer Yomi Tiamiyu.
Using traditional Yoruba dye techniques involving native grown indigo, cassava paste, and a chicken feather (as a brush), these shirts communicate with their symbols. Talking Drum patterns indicate the spirit of communication. Kola Nut patterns remind us of the kola nut blessing – while the beginning is bitter, in the end it is sweet. As the fabrics are hand dyed each t-shirt is inevitably unique!
Always a fan of white, I think it is as easy to wear as black; with the added crispness and freshness in the look. So this week’s cool tee really resonates with me. I am also a huge fan of asymmetry and this is done so stylishly. Loving it!
This design features the image of a bronze cast of the likeness of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother) from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern day Nigeria. The bronze is one part of a collection of world-renowned bronze artefacts from the region.
Iyoba Idia was of the Edo people. She was a warrior, protector, and a political & spiritual guide who fought for her son, Osegie, to claim the title of Oba of the Kingdom of Benin (c1504 to c1550). Her power and influence were such that she has been referred to as the ‘Hidden Oba’. She represents a timeless example of an African leader.
My mum is from Benin so naturally I LOVE THIS!
This would be the funniest Selfie ever. The Chunk Selfie Tee is so far only available in Men’s but I think cool enough to rock it anyway even if you are a girlie! Love the pinky backdrop.
Available in Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large from Urban Outfitters
Discovered on Threadless, this very cool t-shirt design nods to the old school musical era in a rather clever way. You have to take a second look… See that? Clever, right?
Don’t need to say much. This week’s tee speaks for itself. I burst out laughing first time I saw it. It was worn by one of the characters in the Channel 4 show ‘Youngers‘. Absolutely love it and it will definitely go into my collection.