Key Pieces: 1997 Margiela and NeXT Bootleg Tees
Editor’s Notes: Contemporary culture magazine 032c pay tribute to Martin Margiela and the late Steve Jobs with special tees this season.
For Margiela's SS 1997 collection, the fashion house presented a series of Stockman vests in various unfinished states, bringing the concept of deconstruction to the fashion world, and often imitated since then. 032c pays homage with a long-sleeve featuring its bootleg version of the iconic Maison Martin Margiela tag design on the front and an image from Margiela’s SS 1997 collection on the back.
To honor Steve Jobs, the special tee takes inspiration after his resignation from Apple in 1985, when he told Newsweek "Apple doesn’t own me…I own me," as Jobs and a small band of former Apple employees would promptly found NeXT, a computer and software company that was eventually bought by Apple in 1997, which would then become the foundation for OS X and the iPhone’s iOS operating system.
The bootleg NeXT Shirt simply features 032c's logo on the front and the NeXT logo designed by Paul Rand on the back, along with the "I Own Me" quotation from Jobs’s Newsweek interview.
You can find both designs exclusively at 032c's online store now.
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