Flower Guy Michael De Feo Joins Forces with J. Crew for T-Shirt Line
Artist Michael De Feo has been planting his iconic flowers all over the New York City and beyond for well over twenty-five years now. During this time, he has enlisted the help of college students with wheatpastes of his trademark flower around the Lower East Side. He’s written a children’s book called Alphabet City: Out on the Streets, introducing kids not only to the alphabet, but also the creative, simplistic side of street art. More recently, he’s showered painted petals over models and celebrities on bus stops advertisements and magazine covers. And pretty much at any given city intersection, chances are you’ll see one of his creations popping up, if only you look close enough.
Now everyone’s favorite flower guy is collaborating with sartorial staple clothier J. Crew. Two years ago, one of his above-mentioned advertisement hijackings proved to be an “aha!” capitalizing moment for someone over at J. Crew’s design department, and thus a partnership was born.
“I’ve always wanted people to enjoy and experience my work in a variety of ways,” De Feo told J. Crew. “With fashion, people can touch and wrap themselves in my art.”
Shirts are a bit steep, as you might expect, running upwards of $39.50 – check them out here.