Complex Kits: Marcelo Burlon on His LeBron James Collaboration, Being Friends with Pusha T, and “Techno-Folk” Style

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Complex Kits: Documenting the style of the stars and personalitites who come through our office.

If you aren’t familiar with Marcelo Burlon’s incredibly dope T-shirts by now, then you’re simply not paying attention. With a resume that spans nearly every type of creative field you can think of, the Argentina-native is about to go well beyond tees in his sartorial endeavors. Marcelo came through the office and dropped knowledge on his upcoming LeBron James collab, how he’s homies with Pusha T, and what to expect from his County of Milan label.

Can you tell me what you’re wearing right now?
I’m just wearing a pair of Jordans, Cheap Monday jeans, my own T-shirt, and these sunglasses. They’re new from Milan, called Tyg Spectacles.

What are you doing for New York Fashion Week?
I’m gonna do a party with Opening Ceremony on Pier 57. It’s going to be me and Devendra Banhart playing back-to-back. Also Virgil Abloh. We’re gonna do a hip-hop, disco, and deep house set. We’re gonna make people [whispers] wet. For real.

You have a great relationship with Pusha T. Can you tell us how that started?
Last year I came to New York for Opening Ceremony’s 10-year anniversary, and I met Marcus Paul. We had lunch and he told me about some of his clients. He said Pusha T, and I didn’t know who Pusha T was, but I knew the Clipse because I was a big Pharrell Williams fan.

We couldn’t afford to give any T-shirts to anyone but I pushed my company to launch the brand in December during Art Basel in Miami. So Marcus went to the Webster and they bought 55 pieces and they used it for the first video for Pusha T and Fabolous song “Life is so Exciting.” [Sings] “The life, the life, the life is so exciting!” After the video I said, “Hey, I’d like to do a collaboration with you, Pusha.” We sent him our ideas and he loved it. We met in Paris for dinner, became really good friends, and I think we’re gonna do something together soon.

What’s coming up for Fall ’13?
Collaboration with Marcus Paul and LeBron James. We’re gonna do 1,000 pieces only for my website, for Marcus’ store, and Pusha’s store. That’s a big one. There’s a few other big collaborations that I can’t really say.

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Marcus Paul: The Stylists Behind Your Favorite Celebrities

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Client: Pusha T

Simply put, Marcus Paul has a lot of swag. Styling the already fashion-savvy Pusha T means Marcus Paul can put the rapper onto things that other guys won’t pick up as quick. Pusha rocking Ale et Ange’s deadstock fabric snapbacks? You can thank Marcus Paul for that. Rappers wearing Balmain shirts and Balenciaga sneakers? We’re confident that Marcus influenced that wave from the very start.

“Trendy” Tristan Thompson Bobblehead

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Fashion is a big part of the NBA. Many players have made fashion a competition to see who can be the most stylish one for pre/post game attire. Last week the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to the next level on their bobblehead night. While fans were able to pick up a bobblehead of power forward Tristan Thompson in the gold Cavs uniform, there was also a new, more fashionable bobblehead dubbed “Trendy Tristan”.

Trendy Tristan Thompson Bobblehead Figure

 

The 1/50 bobblehead was given away to fans in a text to win promotion. Designed with help from Thompson’s stylist, Marcus Paul, the bobblehead features a runway shirt from Lanvin, white Balenciaga shoes and jeans from 3×1, a denim company out of New York that specializes in bespoke denim.

Tristan even appeared wearing the same outfit as his bobblehead, in weird, Mini Me fashion. Tristan-with-Tristan-bobblehead