Mercedes–Maybach unveils the last chapter of its collaboration with the late polymath artist, architect, creative director, fashion designer, and philanthropist, Virgil Abloh. Inspired by the Project MAYBACH electric showcar, the cooperation culminates in the launch of a limited edition Maybach by Virgil Abloh and coincides with the release of a capsule collection designed by the late designer and in collaboration with Off‑White™. Created in partnership with Mercedes‑Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener in 2021, the vehicle was finalized before Virgil Abloh’s passing in November and is available in a strictly limited run of 150 units.
The limited edition Maybach by Virgil Abloh is a fully equipped Mercedes‑Maybach S‑Class S680 that was created by Mercedes‑Benz’ most specialized customization and craftmanship team. The exterior features the unique two-tone color combination created for Project MAYBACH. The upper part of the car is lacquered in a glossy obsidian black, the lower part, side flanks and special forged rims are painted in a sand shade.
The interior is characterized by the same two-tone color scheme. The four-seat configuration, steering wheel, doors, lower dashboard and ceiling are lined in black and sand-colored Nappa leather, complete with sand colored décor trims and strips. Garnished with Mercedes‑Maybach logo, the highpile floormats are black with a sand-colored leather border. The window frames are painted, and a special Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo is inscribed on the piano black middle of the centre-console, rear cushions, head restraints and door sill panel.
The owners will receive a special custom-made wooden box covered in sand-colored Nappa leather emblazoned with the Mercedes‑Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo. The gift box includes a 1/18 scale replica of the limited-edition car, the two-car keys and a carabiner hook. In addition, a special car cover featuring the Mercedes‑Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo will be gifted to customers.
The capsule collection has been created by Virgil Abloh together with Off‑White™, in connection to the Project MAYBACH electric showcar. It includes sand-colored vintage washed cotton t-shirts and half-brushed cotton fleece crewnecks and hoodies, as well as canvas baseball caps and racing gloves crafted in canvas, neoprene and suede, coated with a black spray effect and embroidered.
Back in December, Mercedes‑Benz opened the doors of the Rubell Museum in Miami during Miami Art Week to showcase Project MAYBACH: a show car that exemplified the possibilities of future electric design.
The capsule collection is exclusively available to buy on Off‑White™, Farfetch and Maybach Icons of Luxury online stores, as well as Off‑White™ stores in select markets.
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