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Loewe’s new t-shirt line channels artist and activist David Wojnarowickz

All proceeds will go to Visual Aids

Fashion is renowned for tackling tough issues and bringing difficult topics to a wider audience, and demonstrating just that this week is Jonathan Anderson. Today, the designer launches a line of limited edition t-shirts as part of a new Loewe collection featuring works by iconic American artist David Wojnarowicz, a fervent gay activist, artist, filmmaker and writer who shot to fame in the 80s. And the best part? The entirety of profits will be donated to Visual Aids, a foundation established to support and promote the work of HIV+ artists.

The new collection is made up of four designs, with one t-shirt bearing a screen print of a supermarket-style poster, and another featuring a man’s face covered with dust. To create the line, Anderson collaborated with Visual Aids and New York’s PPOW Gallery – which represents Wojnarowickz’s legacy – and selected works created by the artist between 1982 (the first time Aids was referred to as such) and 1990. 

Wojnarowickz himself produced controversial, provocative works that challenged societal conventions, governmental issues, and, of course, Aids. The project pays homage to his brilliantly bold art, while simultaneously raising funds and helping more artists continue the necessary and important conversations surrounding HIV.

If you want to get your hands on a t-shirt, you’d better be quick. The collection is limited to 400 pieces of each design. Head to London’s Dover Street Market, Loewe’s Mount Street store, or to buy.