WikiLeaks founder reportedly plans to enter the world of fashion
Julian Assange, founder of the highly controversial, non-profit website Wikileaks.org, that publishes highly classified information from anonymous sources has announced a new initiative: a clothing line.
Perhaps channeling the likes of Che Guevara, the late Latin American activist whose stylized portrait has often been screened on t-shirts and sweatshirts, Assange plans to partner with an Indian franchise that'll help produce clothing that'll fund his site, which is currently surviving on donations.
"India is one of the countries where awareness about WikiLeaks is the highest and Julian is excited about the proposition," said WikiLeaks representative, Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson.
The 43-year-old co-founder first came to public eye in 2010, when his site published leaked military and diplomatic documents via former US Army soldier, Chelsea Manning.
Reports says the brand will feature generic rebellious slogans like, 'Enemy of the State.' Perhaps surprisingly, this actually isn't the Australian native's first time dabbling in fashion. This June, he was invited to walk the runway for fashion designer Ben Westwood, the son of Vivienne Westwood, but had to decline for health reasons.
We're not expecting Assange's line to grace the pages of Vogue alongside Balmain and Givenchy, but given the man's international notoriety, we'll be sure to keep an eye out for his brand.