Continuing to take nuances from popular culture and collaborating with some of the world’s most well-known artists, the collection reinterprets modern silhouettes with an amplitude of pop culture references. More specifically, this season, the WACKO MARIA focuses on paying tribute to artists including Tupac, in-line with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, as well as contemporary painter Jean-Michele Basquiat and legendary singer, Bob Marley. In terms of film references, the collection gives a nod to anime Ghost in the Shell and horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Scenes from both films as well as moments and portraits from each artist’s life are highlighted on camp collar shirts, cardigans, t-shirts and more.
A vintage aesthetic is applied to the graphics, where the brand’s earnest references to popular culture stand out as homages to the different eras in the past. While vibrant and eye-catching graphics are spotlighted throughout the collection, WACKO MARIA also showcased a selection of staple t-shirts, trousers and other wardrobe must-haves, featuring simple and straightforward branding. Tracksuits, plaid shirts, hoodies, crewnecks and more are adorned in the classic cheetah print, and solid colors, complementing the vivid accents created by the all-over Basquiat painting print seen on bowling shirts.
Look out for the WACKO MARIA SS23 collection, arriving soon.
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