Mercedes and designer Heron Preston have created a peculiar clothing line made with recycled airbags from the brand’s cars. A tribute to this element.
Mercedes and the designer Heron Preston have created a collection of clothes of the most peculiar. With the aim of celebrating the 50th anniversary since the airbag was patented and the four decades since it began to be used in the brand’s cars, have launched a textile line made with this security element.
It is a series of garments for men and women made with recycled airbags of cars from this manufacturer. In this way, different articles with urban style have been created, which also have a striking characteristic: can inflate and deflate No problem.
It was in October 1971 when the first airbag patent was made, something that we find inconceivable not to have in our car today. On 1981, the S-Class of the German brand began to have this element and then came a great change in motorsport.
These two points have been the ones that have served as inspiration in this collection, as well as sustainability has played a great role, according to Preston:
“Mercedes-Benz and my brand share the common value of reduce our impact on the planet, and that was the starting point of this collaboration. Recycling and celebrating sustainability have been my first approaches to design since the launch of my collection.”, He comments.
With all this in mind, the result is what you can see in the images, taken by the photographer Thibaut Grevet. In them, cars like the new S-Class, its plug-in hybrid variant, the new EQS or the 500 SEL (W126).
According to Mercedes, the garments used in this photo shoot will be exhibited at Berlin Fashion Week – held from September 6 to 8. And if you want to get hold of them? Do not worry, from September 10 will be offered on the GOAT platform.
This article was published on Top Gear by Sergio Ríos.