Jimi Hendrix fans, rejoice!
A new partnership between fashion labels Authentic Hendrix and Libertine is giving us a luxury apparel capsule collection inspired by Hendrix’s one of a kind boho rock style. The new merch celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hendrix’s album Electric Ladyland released in October 1968.
The collection will include apparel designed by Libertine founder Johnson Hartig. The partners unveiled a limited edition Jimi Hendrix unisex shirt on Nov. 12 at Fred Segal’s West Hollywood location. The shirt was inspired by the photo Hendrix originally wanted for the Electric Ladyland album cover: a photo of the band posing with kids, taken by Linda Eastman (prior to becoming Linda McCartney via her marriage to Paul). The shirt will be available for a limited time exclusively at Fred Segal, and the full collection is set to debut in the spring.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the album release, Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings released a deluxe-edition box set on Nov. 9. The set is available as either a three CD/one Blu-ray set or a six LP/one Blu-ray set, and both packages include the original double album, newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes is also included, which presents demos and studio outtakes from this period in Hendrix’s career.