Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci are some of the most revered names in both classical and contemporary art, and now they’re all being introduced to the world of streetwear thanks to a cool capsule collection put together by Japan-based clothier monkey time.
Focusing primarily on Da Vinci’s artworks “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa,” the latter also known by its French title “La Joconde” as illustrated here, Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe” and finally Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” (seen above), this small offering is the perfect way to tap into your artsy side. Each piece is imprinted on a series of sportswear staples, including hoodies and crewnecks, and also an Oxford shirt in case you have to get classy & shut down the The Louvre on some Bey and Jay shit — well, “APESHIT” that is. Other notable details include “Warning” sign motifs imprinted on some of the pieces, which are meant to reflect those museum policies that showcase “Do not use mobile phone,” “No Photo,” “Do not touch,” “Do not run” and “No Fires” insignia. Good luck with that last one, because this is definitely one capsule collection filled with a good amount of heat.
Look out for the monkey time artist collection, dedicated to the works of Vermeer, Van Gogh and da Vinci, beginning January 18 online and at the brand’s physical locations. Get a look at the exhibit-worthy pieces below: