Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper teams up with Fashion Designer JoeFreshGoods in a commemorative clothing line that pays tribute to the 44th president of the United States. JoeFreshGoods first launched the line on January 20, President Obama’s last day in office. The Chicago designer took to his website to describe what inspired him to create this line in honor of the former first family.
With this project I wanted to timestamp a period in my life where I felt like I can do whatever I wanted to do and be whatever I wanted to be. The night Obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying “Thank You” and give me something to smile at every now and then when I look in the closet.
Chance The Rapper tweeted photos of himself wearing the restocked gear on Thursday.
“I’m a model now. #ThankUObama droppin in like 15 minutes. ThankUObama.us” Shortly after the tweet, the website crashed.
There is even a shirt dedicated to the former first daughter, Malia Obama. The burgundy wine colored shirt, which brands Malia’s name in White, bold letters, sends a personal message to the soon Harvard student. “We all smoke, it’s ok.” A reference made to a video that was released of Malia apparently smoking a blunt while attending the Lollapalooza music festival in 2016.
You can purchase your own commemorative Obama gear here. https://www.thankuobama.us/chance-for-thanku-obama/