“Seeing things as forever changing” - The MCM x Selassie upcycling capsule collection.
His inspiration for the MCM upcycling collection was to bring patterns to life and introduce color to the various ways of living with the product.
‚My goal was to create a collection that represents an oevre which continues to develp and grow,‘ says Selassie reflecting on the value and the sustainability of this partnership. To give new life to MCM’s excess stock, Selassie has chosen to use his own symbol – the Stickman. He represents humanity and repeats in various ways throughout the entire upcycling collection.
‚With the “MCM Creative Minds” project, we want to create a platform offering creative pioneers from fashion to culture and art an innovative exchange. I truly believe in different viewpoints and the positively challenging tension a creative dialogue can bring to the conversation. Selassie has been on my radar for some time now, and I am thrilled that he agreed to collaborate with us. His vision and story is extremely energetic and positive, it has been a very inspiring journey, which I am grateful for,’Dirk Schönberger, Global Brand Officer MCM Worldwide.
Limited to 28 styles including MCM statement pieces such as the iconic backpacks, as well as clutches and beltbags and small functional leather goods. The pieces are available from May 31st until June 5th, 2022. 100% of the proceeds will go to Project Justine, a charity which Selassie strongly supports.
Via EIA001.com the pieces are available from 3pm CET on May 31st.
Project Justine plans to build an educational and cultural center in Benin, West Africa. Young people who otherwise would not have access to education, receive an extensive vocational training. This offers youth a chance to a stable income and with this a self-determined life.
As Selassie has been a part of setting-up the project in Benin, the charity is essential to his work for MCM. With the MCM x Selassie Upcycling Capsule both partners express the desire to follow a sutainability way of life.
As a wondering soul Selassie has an adolescent curiosity for expression who looks towards being honest to himself; exploring his environment and emotions through Art and Music Raised in Ghana his destination as for now is Germany. Where he moved to at the age of 15. Selassie is capturing realities and explaining them first and foremost to himself as well as sharing his lens to others. Different realities are intertwined and woven together into his art and into the creation of harmonies and ideas! His work puts colours on the deep paths of life!
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MCM is a luxury lifestyle goods and fashion house founded in 1976 with an attitude defined by the cultural Zeitgeist and its German heritage with a focus on functional innovation, including the use of cutting-edge techniques. Today, through its association with music, art, travel and technology, MCM embodies the bold, rebellious and aspirational. Always with an eye on the disruptive, the driving force behind MCM centers on revolutionizing classic design with futuristic materials. Appealing to the 21st Century Global Nomad generation - dreamers, creatives and digital natives - MCM’s millennial and Gen Z audience is genderless, ageless, empowered and unconstrained by rules and boundaries. MCM is currently distributed online and in 650 stores worldwide including Munich, Berlin, Zurich, London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Middle East and more. For further information about MCM: www.mcmworldwide.com.