Before there was Daft Punk, there was Darlin’ — the French band, formed in 1992 consisted of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Laurent Brancowitz (the latter went on to play guitar in Phoenix). While they recorded a few tracks—including an eponymous track, “Untitled 18,” “Untitled 33”— and played a few gigs, the band’s sound was maligned by Melody Maker magazine as a “daft punky thrash” and well, the rest is history.
Virgil Abloh decided to pay tribute to the group, crafting merchandise for the short-lived side project with his OFF-WHITE project. Enfant Riches Déprimés designer Henry Levy paid tribute to the group in his merch collaboration as well.
The tee will drop exclusively at the Daft Punk Maxfield pop-up shop on February 16.