Parisian label Études is keeping busy. Recently, we’ve seen the brand present a capsule of messenger bags that paid homage to ’90s Britain and also, the designer has been enlisted as the new artistic director of fellow French label Aigle. However, one relationship that Études is continuing to champion is its close connection to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The duo’s first-ever N°20 collection was launched 10 years ago and now the second installment of the collaboration has been presented, taking inspiration from the dialogue between the French touch and the American urban scene of the 1980s.
The collection presents a melange of all-over prints across cotton and fabric and represents the intricate quality of Basquiat’s artistic creations. Collection highlights include a vibrant pictorial skill screen print that features poetic writing along with portraits of iconic boxers such as Sugar Ray Robinson who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Other stand-outs include a short-sleeved T-shirt in a “Slate” colorway which features a rib-knit crewneck collar. The Études logo can also be spotted across the front alongside Basquiat’s signature. Rounding off the collection, a batch of tailored outerwear, a cardigan and accessories are included along with a selection of hoodies that feature embroidered artwork and logos across the front and back.
You can have a closer look at the latest Études x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection above and it is available on the official Études website now.
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