Taking fashion’s most basic of staples, the t-shirt, Marcelo Burlon creates a blank canvas on which he paints his expressionist views of self-determination as a revolutionary tool.

Not quite the opener you’re used to finding here at FashionBeans, but nonetheless, Marcelo Burlon uses his t-shirts as a “declaration of intents; a political manifesto, even.” Hailing from Patagonia, before moving to the fashion motherland, Milan, Marcelo’s work includes styling, photography, music and art direction – all working together as an “endlessly morphing monument to the power of contamination.”

His latest venture, a line of printed t-shirts, draws on Marcelo’s multi-cultural view, taking inspiration from across the globe. Mapuches crosses from Patagonia, Argentinean bird feathers as well as esoteric symbols, nods to rave and club culture all take on a kaleidoscope-quality as the print moves around the yoke of the t-shirts.

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Written by Neil Thornton
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