Virgil Abloh is the master of mixing high and low. At the helm of Off-White and later at Louis Vuitton, Abloh has masterfully woven streetwear and subcultural influences in his collections, changing what luxury fashion means today. His latest venture is no different, as he teams up with Musée du Louvre in Paris on a capsule collection celebrating the life and work of Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, marking half a millennium since his death. The streetwear collection – a limited run of T-shirts and hoodies – sees Off-White’s signature designs meet some of Da Vinci’s most lauded works, including Virgin of the Rocks and The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, as well as his anatomical sketches of the male form. “I want to crash together these two worlds that are seemingly different: fashion and high art,” says Abloh in a statement. “It’s a crucial part of my overall body of work to prove that any place, no matter how exclusive it seems, is accessible to everyone.”
The Musée du Louvre x Off-White collection is available to buy now.