Smoking can kill you, but you keep going back for it. In regards to which cigarettes, Cleopatra fit the most due to her character. Historically one of the most powerful women, who’s character was defined by her charm and intellect. Her alluring character and stories inspired the designs and direction of the collection. Here's the story that inspired this hoodie.
Cleopatra wanted to take advantage of Julius Caesar anger toward’s her brother Ptolemy, so she had herself secretly smuggled into his palace to meet Caesar. She entered past the guards rolled up in a carpet. Julius Caesar was smitten by her and immediately saw the potential of being lovers and allies. 9 months later, their first child was born. We made a tribute to that story with the design of the rolling paper, titled “Cleo-Bafra”, (Bafra means Rolling Paper in Arabic) as she was rolled into the palace. The placement of the design on the hoodie is hidden inside of the pocket, a tribute to her being hidden when they met.