Around this time last year, New York shopping mecca, Barney’s, debuted their Xmas windows paying tribute to Campbell’s Soup aficionado, Andy Warhol. While Barney’s may have gone green this holiday, the Warhol craze has experienced resurgence elsewhere, with two other companies launching products inspired by the artist.
What is it with Christmas that makes retailers think of Andy Warhol? Pepe Jeans of London just announced their plan to launch a collection divided into two lines: ‘Pop’ and ‘Factory’. ‘Pop’ will draw inspiration from Warhol’s renowned soup cans, while ‘Factory’ will emulate his personal style along with that of his factory followers. The collection, expected to launch in January, is comprised of denim casualwear and accessories. Pepe’s spokesgal, Sienna Miller, should be super excited, since she’ll finally be able to reprise her role as Andy’s muse-slash-puppet, Edie Sedgwick.
The other Warholic brand of late is New York based perfumer, Bond No. 9. Known for its New York-centric scents that capture the essence of the Big Apple, Bond No9 figured it’d be appropriate to pay tribute to the famous New Yorker by creating a unisex fragrance in his name. Silver Factory, which debuted on December 1st, is now available at Saks. It’s a mix of incense, amber, and violet, reminiscent of the anomalous icon.
If Andy knew we’d all one day want to dress and smell like him, maybe he would have spent more than 15 minutes on his appearance. But probably not. God save the true king of pop.