Continued artistic collaboration features a new Greek and Roman sculpture-inspired fall collection.

License Global

August 28, 2023

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Sweater and shorts from the PacSun x The Met collection.
Sweater and shorts from the PacSun x The Met collection.PacSun

PacSun and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are building on their collaboration with The Greek and Roman Collection, which launched Aug. 25. The release signifies the fourth chapter in the collaborative journey, ushering in more art-inspired fashion. The collaboration was listed in License Global’s Top Five Branded Fashion Collaborations in February, and was brokered by Beanstalk.

Following the positive response to their previous drops, the newest iteration focuses on The Met’s collection of Greek and Roman art. Pacsun’s designs celebrate revered works of art, including a Roman marble Head of an Athlete ca 138-192 CE, a 2nd century CE depiction of The Three Graces, among others. The dual-gender line is an artistic tribute that evokes self-expression. 

Reimagined with a fresh hand-drawn aesthetic, The Greek and Roman Collection introduces a range of men’s and women’s attire. The women’s line includes an Intarsia sweater, puffer jacket, crewnecks, fleece hoodies and pants, T-shirts, shorts and denim. The collection also boasts a matching corset top and skirt set as well as an all-over printed mesh top. Standout features encompass photoreal outerwear adorned with statue prints, as well as illustrated works drawing inspiration from classical masterworks. 

Apparel from The Greek and Roman Collection.

The men’s offerings include a printed patchwork bomber jacket, heavy canvas work pants with a matching garage jacket, cropped distressed fashion knit jumper and various tees that integrate innovative printing techniques. This drop also includes a baseball hat and tote bag. 

“We are excited to continue our collaboration with The Met and present the latest phase of our collaborative efforts – The Greek and Roman Collection,” says Richard Cox, vice president, men’s and global partnerships, PacSun. “This collection represents a merge of historical significance and contemporary style, allowing us to showcase iconic artworks in a new light. With each release, we aim to open the world of art to our young audience and beyond. We are excited to see how our customers will infuse these designs into their personal styles.” 

The multiyear collaboration was initiated in October 2022. The PacSun and The Met design teams work with Met curators, ensuring continuous evolution and new focus with each collection. For this specific release, they’ve highlighted a selection from The Met’s collection of Greek and Roman art, which comprises over 30,000 artworks. 

“Working with PacSun has been an incredible journey,” says Stephen Mannello, head of retail and licensing, The Met. “The resounding success of these collections stands as a testament to the enduring resonance of art. Seeing Met visitors and fans of art history wearing pieces that are emblematic of their favorite artworks is a real joy. We look forward to continuing to explore art and design in new ways with PacSun.” 

The Greek and Roman collection is available for purchase at PacSun.com and in PacSun retail locations nationwide.  

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