In a continued effort to connect and create with a global roster of up-and-coming design talents, MCM sees its products undergo a transformation of color and pattern in collaboration with Ghanaian-born multi-disciplinary artist Selassie for the launch of their upcycled capsule collection.

Opening new points on entry to long-established brands, though familiar, is no easy feat. Combining the worlds of an institution in fashion with the raw, authentic self-expression of an up-and-coming artist and designer is often great, but there's always the potential for oil in water.

MCM's latest collaborative efforts fall well within the former category, maintaining its long-celebrated DNA while providing a canvas for expression that opens doors into an artist's mind. In this case, that mind belongs to Selassie.

Born and raised in Ghana, currently finding his home in Germany, Selassie's art crosses mediums, lending the titles of artist, composer, and musician. Through his work, he highlights different, interwoven realities and harmonies encapsulated in a depth of patterns and color.

This artistic direction lends itself perfectly to MCM's latest global upcycling project – a 28-piece capsule collection of backpacks, clutches, belt bags, and small functional leather goods.

A rich palette that spans a spectrum of greens, blues, yellow, pink, white, red, and orange sits across bases of black and brown, filtering MCM's most iconic lines through Selassie's lens, offering them a new breath of life.

Sharing his thoughts on the project, Selassie said: "I am excited for MCM to have given me this creative outlet and with it the ability to support a charity that is close to my heart, Project Justine. Train the Trainer – Support with Sustainability."

He continued, "If we want to support people sustainably, we should help them to help themselves. Therefore, Train the Trainer is the guiding principle of Project Justine. With their upcycling initiative, MCM has been an ideal partner as I had complete creative freedom, something that I highly respect."

The aforementioned charity, 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 extensive vocational training, providing the nation's youth a chance at building a stable income.

You can shop the MCM x Selassie Upcycling Capsule Collection online now, exclusively via Selassie's site.

We Recommend
  • adidas
    Adidas Originals’ Soccer Collection Is an Ode to the World’s Most Stylish Game
    • Street Style
    • sponsored
    Après Ski Goes Tech with DKNY's Latest Capsule Collection
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • OW X FF X HS
    FARFETCH BEAT Gets Philllllthy With New Off-White™ Capsule Collection
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • Ballantine’s x RZA Drop a Capsule Collection With NEIGHBORHOOD
    Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky x RZA Drop a Capsule Collection With NEIGHBORHOOD
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • Mr Porter x Gallery Dept Collab Asset
    Mr Porter x Gallery Dept. Release an Exclusive Capsule Collection
    • Lifestyle
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Sarah Andelman's Mise En Page Le Bon Marche pop-up
    Sarah Andelman Made Le Bon Marche Big, Bookish, Beautiful
    • Culture
  • Lacoste's L003 2k24 sneaker in black and white
    Lacoste’s New L003 2K24 Is a Sleeper Hit of a Sneaker 
    • Sneakers
  • Hailey Bieber wears a yellow sweater, indigo jeans, black shoes & Justin Bieber wears a grey hoodie, black scarf, and khakis
    Amidst Breakup Rumors, Hailey & Justin Bieber... Dress Like Opposites
    • Style
  • a model wears a black t-shirt and bag the row's fashion show
    The Row Banned Cell Phones From Its Runway Show. Is That a Good Thing?
    • Style
  • Supreme x The North Face SS24.
    Supreme's Latest TNF Collab Is Quite Literally 50/50
    • Style
  • BabyxSosa with her dad
    Marshall x Patta Passes The Mic to Babyxsosa
    • Lifestyle
    • sponsored
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.