have teamed up for a disco-themed Hawaiian shirt and silver whistle. The bold artwork seen on the Hawaiian shirt is inspired by the distinctive style of American cartoonist Robert Crumb
, who was also the muse for MAPLE’s Spring/Summer 2020 lookbook
seen earlier around the beginning of the month.
Made from 100% lyocell fabric, the Hawaiian shirt is emblazoned with a series of colorful drawings of cartoons and artful caricatures by Dwiky Ka. Besides metallic “MAPLE” and “Elhaus” branding or Crumb-inspired artwork, the graphics also come with familiar motifs, like illustrations of Keith Haring
‘s iconic drawing of Larry Levan and Nicky Siano dressed as the Statue of Liberty — other prints on the shirt include depictions of Madonna, Grace Jones, Dianna Ross and David Mancuso, to name a few. Rounding up the design, the garment boasts a semi-boxy fit, notched lapels and cream-colored buttons for a refined look.
The silver whistle is etched with a slogan that’s printed on the Hawaiian shirt — “IT’S THE TRIP THAT KEEPS US ALIVE.” A stylized MAPLE logo is engraved on the right side of the piece, complemented by “Elhaus” on the reverse. Offsetting the silver pendant, the piece comes with the option of either a black or teal leather strap, complete with a silver bead for adjusting the length.
MAPLE and Elhaus’ collaborative Hawaiian shirts and silver whistle are currently available at MAPLE’s website
, ranging from $117 – $171 USD.