Breaking news on fashion! Color, confidence, music, mobility, pattern - This Autumn, MCM X A BATHING APE mines the two brands’ shared design influences into new fashion statements for the modern streetwear disciple with the new MCM and BAPE® Capsule Collection.
Both labels achieved global relevance with their natural proximity to streetwear movements – MCM finds a renaissance in the New York hip-hop community of the ’80s while BAPE® shows the explosion of Tokyo’s Harajuku scene in the ’90s. Now, the two fashion brands collide.
The MCM X A BATHING APE® apparel collection is characterized by a fearless play with pattern and the fusion of BAPE®’s iconic shark and camo motif with MCM’s signature Visetos.
The Track Jacket, plus matching Track Pants feature an allover camo print with MCM Visetos or logo details channeling the bold attitude and overly rich design language of the 1980s. The Milo Sweater, meanwhile, proudly boasts the collaboration’s logo – a BAPE ape rendered in classic MCM tones of cognac and brown. An assortment of graphic slides, T-shirts, and keychains rounds out the full offering.
The limited collection consists of leather goods and accessories as well. BAPE®’s artful yet playful shark motif featuring an open, grimacing shark’s mouth is emblazoned upon classic cognac Visetos. MCM’s most iconic pieces – the Backpack, the Large Wallet, the Mini Wallet, and the Weekender Bag– undergo a graphic transformation with shark graphics, bold logos, and other fierce, animalistic patches. Sumptuously detailed, the Camo Backpack features gold metal hardware, black webbed straps, and black leather piping, and is finished with gleaming gold metal collaboration plaque.
Here are some of the products from the collaboration that you can soon shop.