The first foray into clothing, the Chairman t-shirt draws inspiration from Yinka Ilori's roots, while celebrating his career to date, which has seen him up-cycle furniture to convey new narratives through design. The t-shirt which is available in two base colours white and purple reproduces a chair from his recent project ‘Types of Happiness’ in which colours and patterns were carefully painted onto six bespoke and unique chairs to elicit an emotional response, with this design representing strength.
The t-shirt also bears the term ‘Chairman’ across the front of the t-shirt in neon green, a Nigerian slang term frequently used by Yinka's friends in jest and which translates as “bossman” or “big boss”.
Classic T-shirt Fit (Buy a size up if you like it oversized)
100% Heavyweight cotton
Wash at 30 Degrees
Screen printed in London
T-Shirt made in Bangladesh