The famous German car brand Mercedes-Maybach unveils the latest installment of its collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the visionary designer who died in November 2021.
The visionary designer Virgil Abloh, who passed away in November 2021, leaves behind an impressive artistic legacy, both aesthetic and symbolic, in the fields of fashion, art and design. In anticipation of the first exhibition dedicated to his legacy, which will run from July 1, 2022 to January 29, 2023 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Mercedes-Maybach (Mercedes’ brand dedicated to luxury cars) unveils the third and final chapter of its collaboration initiated in July 2020 with the art director.
Designed in partnership with Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz Group AG, the S-Class, finalized before Virgil Abloh’s untimely death and available in a strictly limited run of 150 units, draws on the highest levels of expertise from Mercedes-Benz’s customization and craftsmanship teams at the Sindelfingen factory. In a unique color combination developed especially for this project, the Maybach S-Class by Virgil Abloh combines a black lacquer with a sandy metallic hue, while inside the four seats, the steering wheel, the doors and the lower part of the dashboard are made of sandy Nappa leather and a specially created logo has been painted on the black lacquered middle of the center console, cushions, headrests and door sill panel. Each of the 150 customers of this exceptional car will also receive a special custom-made wooden box covered in sand-colored Nappa leather that contains a 1/18th scale replica of the car, two copies of the keys and a carabiner.
This collaboration between Mercedes Maybach and Virgil Abloh also extends into the world of fashion with an Off-White collection inspired by the S-Class. It consists of a vintage washed cotton t-shirt in sand color, a crewneck and a hoodie in semi-brushed cotton, as well as a baseball cap in canvas and racing gloves in canvas, neoprene and suede, coated with a black spray effect and embroidered.