Alexander Wang's T-shirt for Starbucks
Jackson Pollock once famously splattered anarchic dollops of paint across a canvas and swiftly became an icon of American art. Now, following in that famously volatile painter’s footsteps comes youthful designer Alexander Wang, who’s asking $85 for T-shirts that look as if he spilled coffee on them.
It’s slightly more complicated than that, of course, … but only slightly.
Wang is one of a small handful of designers to team up with coffeehouse mega-chain Starbucks to help celebrate the ubiquitous brand’s 40th birthday. Tasked with creating a limited-edition garment for the anniversary, Wang told InStyle magazine that his inspiration was “what everyone tries to avoid – spilled coffee on a T-shirt.” Wang’s stylish spill also features the signature Starbucks’ mermaid subtly concealed within the fake stain.
For those interested, Wang’s whoopsy-daisy work can be procured for $85 at both StarbucksStore.com and at Nordstrom.
Of course, you could always save yourself some money, buy a Venti Americano and just spill it on yourself.