The week has only started and we’ve already been blessed with some of the most exciting team-ups of the Season: Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons, A$AP Rocky worked with Guess once again, Supreme is about to drop yet another collaborative project and BAPE has not one, but two(!) projects with Undefeated and Champion coming our way. We broke down everything you need to know below:
Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons
Louis Vuitton has definately had its fair share of collaborations. Ever since Marc Jabobs (then LV’s creative director) joined forces with Stephen Sprouse in 2001 to create a now iconic grafitti-printed accessorie line, the French luxury giant has repeatedly partnered with some of the art world’s biggest names. Past contributors include Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Daniel Buren and Damien Hirst. So it only seems natural to have Jeff Koons, American Pop Artist, working with them on what is to be called The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection. It will consist Jeff Koons’ take on some of LV’s signature handbag-silhouettes featuring designs inspired by Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Titian’s Mars, Venus and Cupid, Fragonard’s Girl with a Dog, Van Gogh’s Wheat Fields and Cypresses and Rubens’ Tiger Hunt.
The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collection will be availabe starting April 28th via louisvuitton.com .
Guess x A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky has teamed up with Guess once again. More specifically, with Guess Originals, a line founded by Guess to feature collaborative projects with up & coming and/or well established creatives at the forefront of entertainment, fashion, art and design. The so-called “Ice Cream and Cotton Candy”-capsule will feature revamped pieces from the label’s archives and, other than when they last partnered with Rocky on a unisex-line, will feature pieces specifally for men and women.
A$AP Rocky x Guess Originals “Ice Cream and Cotton Candy” is set to arrive May 2nd and will be available at Guess-stores and other leading reteailers.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT
When speaking of exciting collaborations, you ought to know that Supreme will be involved, one way or another. Over the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of speculation concerning the rumored co-op. It was not until yesterday’s announcement that we knew Supreme x Comme des Garçons SHIRT was, in fact, coming our way. The crisp, predominantly black and white Collection features a range of shirts, pants and even shoes. We find the eyeball-print, in particular, to be an eye-catcher, quite literally.
Supreme®/Comme des Garçons SHIRT® will drop online and in stores this Thursday, April 13th.
BAPE x Undefeated & BAPE x Champion
As Japanese streetwear-label BAPE has already partnered with both Champion and UNDEFEATED in September and October 2016, respectively, these two ventures are to be seen as more of a sequel. Both capsules are heavy on print and each feature signature elements by both brands involved. BAPE x UNDEFEATED will exclusively premiere in Hong Kong April 14th and will hit international shelves afterwards. BAPE x Champion will also drop April 14th.