Helmut Lang once said, “Every woman is a Maria.” We’re more generous. We believe that everyone is a Maria. The Maria is a floating archetype – a mother, a maker, a Magdalene, a witness, an icon, a musical, a hurricane. And if the symbolic Maria seems institutional, it’s not: the name’s etymological roots can mean “bitter in taste” or “rebellious” – as in, having a desire to go against authority, control, convention. That’s how creativity works, right?
MARIA is printed in three-dimensional pop-up silicon letters on the front of this black type on black 100% organic cotton circular knit t-shirt. And because you’re a participant, not a spectator, in all this “generation,” the 3D silicon print continues at the back with this season’s “032c Workshop 21/22 Backstage” tagline.