The coffee giant has teamed up with some top designers to create one-of-a-kind tees.
The last three winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award - Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid – will be creating t-shirts inspired by the coffee brand to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
“I remember my first Starbucks experience. I was on a business trip, traveling to Seattle, back in 1988 or ’89. I remember walking in this place to get a cup of coffee—I was like, this is the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had! This is one of these opportunities you just never expect to have.”
“I think, my god, there are Starbucks all over the world now! It’s something incredible. So for this tee shirt, I made a map. I was inspired by the global community, and all the connections involved around a cup of Starbucks coffee.”
With Wang adding:
“We took the coffee and did a coffee spill, and it led to this abstract rendition of the logo. There’s a sense of humor and it’s very lighthearted.”
As for the designs, Reid created tees for men and women with a vintage feel, while Wang created a unisex shirt resembling spilled coffee. As for Theallet, she created only a woman’s tee featuring a map.
The shirts retail for $85 and you can pick them up at select Nordstrom stores or on StarbucksStore.com.
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