Earlier this week, Vetements treated us all to pieces from its FW16 collection that it made available for wide release, a considerably more accessible offering than past efforts. But the brand has a reputation to maintain, which is why its latest release will be nigh impossible to find. It is a hoodie, inspired by one of designer Demna Gvasalia’s musical icons, and it comes in a batch of only 50 in the world.
The hoodie comes in classic black with red logo graphics, serving serious army of darkness vibes to the characteristically over-sized Vetements look. The graphic in question is the name “Zemfira” written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Zemfira is an iconoclastic Russian rockstar, one that Gvasalia has adored since adolescence, and she herself is an avid Vetements fan (at least, if her Instagram is anything to go by). “Zemfira influenced not the way I dressed, but the way I saw poetry in everything, she influenced the sentiment,” Gvasalia told Vogue in an interview.
Why Gvasalia chose her as his newest muse is anyone’s guess, as is his choice to create only 50. Even if you’re interested in getting a Zemfira hoodie for yourself, they are currently only available through Moscow concept SV Moscow. Good luck affording a shipping fee out of Russia as an addendum to the standard Vetements price.
Head over to SV Moscow to take a peek at this ultra-limited hoodie or buy it directly through the What Drops Now link below.
In related news, here are the first looks from Demna Gvasalia’s first show with Balenciaga.