The final chapter of the late Virgil Abloh’s collaborative work with Mercedes-Benz launched this week, marking a celebratory end to a “unique and inspiring journey.” The eventual result of Abloh’s Project MAYBACH collaboration with Gorden Wagener (Mercedes-Benz Group AG’s chief design officer) comprises the launching of limited edition automobiles and a new capsule collection.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we have created in collaboration with Virgil,” Wagener said in a press release. “From Project Gelaendewagen, which set the benchmark for fashion/automotive collaborations with our iconic G-Class, to Project MAYBACH which brought the distinguished Mercedes-Maybach heritage into the future, together with Virgil we truly broke new ground. The limited edition Maybach by Virgil Abloh exemplifies the symbiosis between innovative design and ultimate craftsmanship now available on the road.”
According to Complex, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S680’s design, which has a two-tone color scheme on the exterior, was completed before to Abloh’s death last November. The automobile will only be offered in a very limited number of units, with word on Tuesday that the run will be restricted to only 150 units.
Meanwhile, the new capsule was developed by Abloh in collaboration with Off-White and honors the creative journey at the core of Project MAYBACH spanning shirts, hoodies, gloves, and more. Off-White, Farfetch, and Maybach Icons of Luxury sites will sell the pieces. Physical Off-White locations in select cities will also stock capsule items.