If you’re wondering what to wear when you want to just say, “I can take on the world,” Gucci has a new way to capture that energy. This week, Gucci released a capsule T-Shirt collection in collaboration with Detroit designer Tommey Walker, as part of its Changemakers initiative. For this limited-edition release, Walker lends his DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY label to the House, which has revamped the design to be inclusive of Gucci Changemaker’s 11 focus cities.
Launched in 2019, the Changemakers’ platform is a social impact initiative focused on increasing inclusion and diversity within the fashion industry and across communities and cities throughout the country—namely Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Each year, Gucci Changemakers has made donations to non-profits within the 11 cities which support social change and help to build strong connections and opportunities within communities of color.
The partnership with Tommey Walker is the first time under the Changemakers umbrella that Gucci has created a capsule collection that uses fashion through the means of creating social good.
“My partnership with Gucci is a dream come true, not just for me and my team, but also for celebrating the city of Detroit’s cultural richness and innovation,” says Walker. “I’ve long admired the creative genius that is Alessandro Michele and am honored and humbled that Gucci respects my work. DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY and Gucci share the same unifying ethos, to bring people together for a greater good and to transform a feeling into a cultural moment.”
This limited-edition T-Shirt is available exclusively at Gucci Bal Harbour Shops.
Photography Credit: Justin Millhouse for Gucci.