André 3000 Brings His Subversive Jumpsuits to Miami

by on December 4, 2014
 

“I’ve always heard about [Miami Basel], but I’m the kind of person who’d rather be contributing something than just coming to a party.”

Image: Erik Puotinen/© Patrick McMullan

Image: Erik Puotinen/© Patrick McMullan

Recently, the curious corners of the internet exploded with praise and playful speculation surrounding André 3000’s series of jumpsuit-presented slogans during Outkast’s triumphant return to the stage.  Seemingly an act of both winking at and shrugging off the naysayers’ repeated cries of “Does André 3000 even really want to be there?” – the walking word game that was André 3000 during those shows provided a welcomed marriage of levity and political confrontation.

Image: Erik Puotinen/© Patrick McMullan

Image: Erik Puotinen/© Patrick McMullan

Unsurprisingly, André 3000’s collection of jumpsuits have now become official gallery inclusions.  The 47 tailor-made jumpsuits are a collaboration between André 3000 and several Savannah College of Art and Design alumni – including filmmaker Greg Brunkalla and artist Jimmy O’Neal.  The collection – known as “i feel ya” – recently landed at the Mana Wynwood compound on the outskirts of the Design District in Miami.

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images