The newest designer collaboration comes from a surprising source, Starbucks!
In honor of Starbuck's 40th birthday, three of the hottest designers, Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet and Billy Reid have each created a special edition tee shirt based on their experience with the coffee company.
Alexander Wang commented on his inspiration,"“The first thing we thought of was what everyone tries to avoid—spilled coffee on a t-shirt. This turned into the design, hoping people would have fun with it.”
While Sophie Theallet was inspired by the atmosphere of the store, and “was inspired by the global community and all the connections involved around a cup of Starbucks coffee."
Billy Reid took a more historical approach, “We were inspired by the iconic images and American success story of Starbucks over the past 40 years. We wanted a certain broken-in quality that looks great worn inside out, is a bit antiqued in spirit, and ready for wear immediately.”
Shirts are available for purchase online at Starbucks and in select Nordstrom stores for $85.
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Article and image from elle.com