“Sheherazade” crewneck sweater and Sheherazade Vans canvas sneakers.
Looking at his work (or Magritte’s art looking at me), I suddenly see an impious smirk coming from the artist. An nonchalance between the imperious and the impervious.
He looks with an all-knowing eye, tired of our folly yet helplessly captivated by our faults.
The art is printed at the back of this “The King's Museum” funnel neck coat.
While it is printed in front for the women’s side zip oversized top. The king stands transparent before his dominion.
The faces of “The Lovers” are covered in sheets on this crewneck sweater. There are no eyes, as if to say that love’s kiss is blind (besides the fact that we close them when we lip lock).
Interesting that the Birkenstock Boston version of the “The Lovers” is the only pair of footwear where the painting is not repeated between the pair. (His and hers? Or Opening Ceremony’s way of driving my previous point?)
In this Vans pair depicting “The Blow to the Heart”, the context behind the knife and rose has somewhat been sliced off.
See what I mean in this sweatshirt? Though I love the soil and the sea. I’d choose this single rose over all the flower prints so prominent in every menswear piece this spring.
“The King’s Museum” on canvas sneakers. With the image only partially seen, you’d somehow look for the missing apple.
“Ladder of Fire”. The covering of models’ faces with cloth and umbrellas echoes the artwork.
The above sweatshirt with the sneakers.
“Good Connections”. Not vibrations.
“Double Reality” collarless shirt, slim fit trousers, and Birkenstock Zurich sandals. (At least the sandals have variations!)
“The Lovers” become “The Duo” in this monochromatic sweatshirt.