It seems like every time you turn around, somebody new is teaming up on a capsule collection — Erdem and H&M! J.W. Anderson and Converse! M.I.A and Astrid Andersen! — but this pairing is as unlikely as it is awesome. Off-White, Kanye collaborator and fashion world darling Virgil Abloh’s label, has teamed up with Guns N’ Roses — yes, that Guns N’ Roses — on tee shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
“With my capsule collection, which was inspired by the band, my aim is for another generation to feel the impact they had on me, through the clothes,” Abloh, apparently a major Guns N’ Roses fan (who knew?), told High Snobiety.
The whole thing was orchestrated by the L.A. department store Maxfield’s, who also tapped cult streetwear brands Palm Angels and Enfant Riches Déprimés, plus AMIRI, Kelly Cole and MadeWorn for the collaboration. The in-store pop-up event “Guns n’ Roses Was Here” will take place from August 11-18.
Abloh’s additions draw heavy inspiration from the band’s iconic tour merch and album art, not to mention some of the more outlandish ~lewks~ Axl Rose was fond of rocking back in the day. One highlight is a recreation of his famed “Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian” tee, which is objectively hilarious, but on no one more than Axl Rose.
No word yet on whether the clothes will be available online (though you’ll almost certainly be able to find them on eBay, albeit probably for jacked-up prices), so if you’re in the Los Angeles, I’d suggest you tease up your hair, put on your best muscle tee and get to Maxfield’s, stat.