Tommy Cash is no stranger to an outlandish collaboration. Just this month, the Estonian rapper and artist debuted a wild, metre-long sneaker with adidas, and his longstanding friendship with Rick Owens has produced a series of projects, from the 2018 track “MONA LISA”, to the 2019 exhibition The Pure and The Damned, and the pair’s subsequent merch collection.
The Pure and The Damned also saw Cash get the blessing of Maison Margiela, after featuring the fashion brand’s logo on a pair of shoes made out of bread (naturally). Now — with Margiela’s help — those shoes have become a reality.
The newly-wearable loafers (lol) feature as part of a larger collaborative drop between the musician and the label. You can also get your hands on slightly more conventional Tommy Cash x Margiela merch, including an oversized sweater and a black t-shirt bearing their combined logos (the clothing pays homage to Kurt Cobain and Eastern Europe’s cheap bootlegs, respectively).
Returning to the food theme, the capsule is rounded out with a packet of noodles, or “luxury ramen”, that “delivers the Haute Couture savour to quick meals with no need to leave the house”. Incidentally, the label on the vacuum-packed ramen states that it’s a collectible item and not for consumption: “Eat only at your own risk.”
Alongside the merch collection, Tommy Cash has also released a new track, kind of. Titled “Mute (by Maison Margiela)” the song is — spoiler alert — actually just three minutes and 30 seconds of pure silence. Whether that earns him the title of “a rap game Johnny Cage” is up to you.
Take a closer look at the Maison Margiela x Tommy Cash collection here.