Let's celebrate the season of the beanie with this limited edition collaboration between Maria Francesca Pepe and Wool and The Gang. These funky chunkies have been embellished with Basquiat-inspired pop art detachable brooches to make these anything but your average beanies. Whether meant to be tongue in cheek, or just your typical cultural appropriation, there's something to be said about combining Wool and The Gang's "global knitwork of gangstas," as they call it, and Pepe's use of East/West coast hand signs, gang tattoo styles, and graffiti in her jewelry designs, rendered in brass and Swarovski no less. Not to mention the choice to style the hats on models who are not of those cultures, complete with baby hair, cornrows and all. But if you're going to spend the next five months with your hair smashed under a hat, why not make it a think piece?
If you're interested in the story of Wool and The Gang's sustainable knitwear, I recommend checking out this article in the Telegraph.
Photos via No Cigar Magazine