Apr 18, 2023
by Sofia de la Cruz
Past, Present and Future Collide In MNTGE’s First Physical Collection
by Sofia de la Cruz
Apr 18, 2023

As the fashion industry continues to embrace futuristic aesthetics and pixelated designs dominate the runways, digital wearable brand MNTGE is taking a different approach with its “In the Future, Wear the Past” philosophy. Co-founded by Sean Wotherspoon, Nick Adler, and Brennan Russo, MNTGE entered the Web3 space earlier this year with a collection that enabled users to mint a customizable wearable NFT.

Now, just a few months later, MNTGE is releasing its first physical products: a limited-edition collection of custom tech-enabled vintage denim and graphic tees, titled “Fruits & Veggies.” This line-up will debut exclusively on the brand’s new platform, MNTGE Market, which will be the go-to destination for all upcoming MNTGE physical drops.

The “Fruits & Veggies” range includes a selection of coveted vintage fashion pieces, such as 1-of-1 Levi’s 505s sourced by experts and remixed with other styles. Each ensemble is locally embroidered in Los Angeles with an all-over fruit and vegetable pattern designed by MNTGE co-founder Sean Wotherspoon, and is NFC-chipped, delivering a one-of-a-kind numbered, collectible denim art token to the owner’s digital wallet.

Speaking about the collection, Wotherspoon noted: “The MNTGE Market launch is just one of the vehicles we’re deploying to connect the dots between our physical everyday and blockchain. For our first product drop, I hand-picked Levi’s vintage denim because they’re classic and have so much history and heritage. These particular pairs have more wear, a deeper personality, and unique characteristics you can see in their natural distressing, fading, and fit. Plus, I love fruits and veggies, so I put some of my favorites on the pants.”

In addition to the denim pieces, the “Fruits & Veggies” release also features an exclusive run of MNTGE-branded vintage graphic T-shirts, ranging from the ’60s to the early aughts. These T-shirts are made of well-worn ultra-soft cotton-poly and showcase a broad range of nostalgic iconography, and will be available following the denim drop.

“Our focus is on creating a brand that is both timeless and cutting-edge, drawing inspiration from a range of vintage items to create new garments. While technology certainly plays a role in our products, it is just one of many tools we use to bring our vision to life,” added Nick Adler.

The MNTGE “Fruits & Veggies” denim will be available for purchase on April 26, priced at $200 USD for MNTGE Pass holders and $250 USD for the public. MNTGE Pass holders will have first access to purchase.

Make sure to check out the collection in the gallery above, and – if you’re interested in hearing more about the crossover between digital and physical sustainability – you can read about the new Xbox controllers made from old Xbox controllers.