After a designer ripped off a shirt Kurt Cobain wore and charged $550 for it, it's only natural for Nirvana fans to be skeptical when a new clothing line dedicated to the late rockstar pops up. But this one's different.
The "Kurt Was Here" line is a partnership with The End of Music, LLC (the business arm of Cobain’s estate) and Live Nation Merchandise. The designs are taken from Kurt's personal journal entries and artward, and each t-shirt, hoodie, and sweatshirt in the collection was curated by Kurt's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The collection features over 50 pieces and is currently available at Barneys, U.K. department store Selfridges, and online at KurtCobainShop.com. According to Live Nation, the designs were taken directly from Cobain’s original artwork and have not been edited or re-sized on the garments.
“We believe that the importance of art is exceedingly potent in today’s social and political climate,” a Live Nation rep told Rolling Stone, “and that it is the right time to share this collection of Kurt’s work with artists, collectors and fans, allowing them to experience Kurt’s legacy in a new way, and collectively celebrate his lasting impact on the world.”
Prices range from $39 for a t-shirt to $69 for a hoodie, and a portion of proceeds goes to The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting emotional health and preventing suicide in teens and young adults.
You can shop the collection here.
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