Twenty-five years after her father, legendary Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain, took his own life, his daughter Frances Bean Cobain has released a fashion line in his honour.
The 27-year-old has collaborated on a fashion line called Kurt Was Here, including a range of t-shirts and sweatshirts that are printed with his original artwork. The garments “embody the artist in the most authentic way possible, with his unaltered artwork as the primary design element,” according to a press release. The collection has been hand-selected and curated by Frances.
Some tees feature a skeleton print, others a pumpkin-head crucifix, and all come in either black or white. Cobain’s simple drawings have a gothic, almost Tim Burton-esque quality. A “Spider Baby” poster and coffee table book of Kurt’s artwork are also available.
A portion of all online sales will benefit the Jed Foundation, an American non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting emotional health and preventing suicide for teens and young adults.
Kurt and Frances Bean Cobain. pic.twitter.com/E0hHFjpXTC
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“We believe that the importance of art is exceedingly potent in today’s social and political climate and that it is the right time to share this collection of Kurt’s work with artists, collectors and fans, allowing them to experience Kurt’s legacy in a new way, and collectively celebrate his lasting impact on the world,” a representative from Live Nation Merchandise said.
“We hope people feel a resurgence of creativity, inspiration, and inclusivity from Kurt’s artwork and this collection. We hope this collection will remind others of Kurt’s powerful imagination and unite us in celebrating his talent in a new way.”
Frances goes by the name of Space Witch on Instagram and her posts reflect her interests in art, creativity, mysticism, fun and fashion. She recently divorced musician Isaiah Silva after a three year marriage.
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27 so far, has been beautiful. I love the process of aging because the older I get the more aware of who I want to be in the world, I become. 🦋🦋🦋🦋 My wish for this year is: •To live in accordance with the example of myself that I project into the world. • •To use my platform for the benefit of other people, without expecting anything in return.• To release the idea that I will ever have control over anything, except for who I choose to be. • To create within myself an environment of unconditional loving awareness & compassion. • •To make art that’s an authentic representation of my one, weird perspective. Pretty Simple. Haha. • Thank you for the birthday wishes. They fill my heart. This life is a good one. I am happy to be here 🦋🕊🦋🥰✌️
Frances inherited her mother and father’s good looks, and by the looks of things, a lot of their heart, soul and intelligence, too.