Designer t-shirts to rock the streetstyle look like your favourite k-pop star
Designer graphic t-shirts to splurge on
The ’90s graphic t-shirts are back. Frequently seen on the coolest K-pop idols like Sunmi, BLACKPINK’s Lisa and Rosé, these loud tops are expressive and fun without being too over-the-top. Best of all, they are easily styled, and can look effortlessly chic when worn with a skater skirt or spunky when tucked into skinny jeans. Below, pamper yourself with 12 of the best designer tees that are worth splurging your year-end bonuses on. We say, the bolder the print, the better.
Cotton t-shirt by Vetements, £150 ($272), via Net-a-Porter
Demna Gvasalia took his graphic tees to the West, literally. Drawing inspiration from the hottest tourist spots in California and fashioning the icons as prints on the t-shirt, he slapped the slogan, “Hi, I Don’t Care. Thanks.” — a cheeky criticism to these tourist traps. Remarkable.
Oversized cotton t-shirt by Gucci, US$830 ($1,143)
Gucci’s interpretation of art and fashion came to life when the brand collaborated with Spanish illustrator, Ignasi Monreal. This purple t-shirt is a must-have as it sports a show-stopping digital print that fuses irony with pop culture references.
Cotton t-shirt by Karl Lagerfeld, $112, via Farfetch
Loud and jarring prints may be the highlight for graphic tees. But, it can appear soft and feminine too. This piece is a perfect example — its key feature is an adorable astronaut version of Karl Lagerfeld and his pet cat, Choupette. We love.
Cotton t-shirt by Christopher Kane, US$326 ($449), via Matchesfashion
Science and art are blended together in Christopher Kane’s t-shirt. This piece features a bold print taken from science-fiction film, The Brain Eaters (1958). Don this with a pleated midi skirt and a pair of loafers — a classy yet apt outfit for when you catch a horror movie.
Vintage band tees are still so hot. Fans of heavy metal, this “Metallica” t-shirt will transport you back to a time where nothing else matters (its 1991 tune, geddit?), apart from attending rock concerts.
Oversized cotton t-shirt by Raf Simons, US$462 ($636), via Matchesfashion
Raf Simons is known for introducing art into his designs. For his latest collection, he drew inspiration from the 1981 German film, Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo. Take this number to an androgynous level by donning it with a leather skirt and an oversized blazer.