Published Sep 09, 2019The use of Nirvana iconography for grunge-inspired fashion lines has proven contentious in recent times, but Kurt Cobain's estate has now launched a clothing collection of its own.
The newly announced "Kurt Was Here" collection features T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies and more branded with the late icon's artwork, sketches and journal entries.
The clothing is available in limited quantities through Barneys in the United States, Selfridges in the U.K. and through an official Cobain webstore. A number of the shirts reach prices of $113 USD.
The clothing line is a partnership between Live Nation Merchandise and the End of Music, LLC, the business arm of Cobain's estate. Each piece was "designed under the creative direction" of Frances Bean Cobain.
"We believe that the importance of art is exceedingly potent in today's social and political climate," a Live Nation rep told Rolling Stone via email, "and that it is the right time to share this collection of Kurt's work with artists, collectors and fans, allowing them to experience Kurt's legacy in a new way, and collectively celebrate his lasting impact on the world."
Rolling Stone adds that a portion of sales from the collection will go to the Jed Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to suicide prevention among young adults.
Nirvana recently made their Live and Loud concert available to stream.