MCM x A BATHING APE®

This autumn, the icon of global luxury meets the renegade of Japanese streetwear to celebrate music and mobility with a capsule collection of leather goods, apparel, and accessories. Launching on October 26th, MCM x A BATHING APE® mines the two brands' shared design influences - opulence, the street, music, pop culture - to invent new fashion statements for the modern streetwear disciple. The collaboration naturally suits two groundbreaking brands that have, in their own ways over multiple decades, captured the zeitgeist of fashion and pop culture. Both labels are known for their embrace of a confident, status-driven luxury - MCM for the logo-rich bags and luggage worn by the '70s and '80s jetset, BAPE® for the genre-defining apparel born from an era of youthful '90s indulgence. Secondly, both MCM and BAPE®, then and now, have been organically tied to music, from the former's founding at the height of Munich disco to the latter's association with influential global artists. Finally, both labels achieved global relevance by their natural proximity to streetwear movements - MCM finding a renaissance in the New York hip-hop community of the '80s, BAPE® coming of age during the explosion of Tokyo's Harajuku scene in the '90s. Now, the two aesthetics 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 channelling the bold attitude and overtly 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. In accessories, BAPE®'s artful yet playful shark motif featuring an open, grimacing shark's mouth is emblazoned upon classic cognac 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. Color, confidence, music, mobility, pattern, - with this collection, MCM and BAPE® unite to celebrate these codes. Each having made history on its own, the two style icons define the present together with MCM x A BATHING APE®. The limited collection consists of Women's and Men's wear as well as unisex leather goods and accessories. Collection items will be available at A BATHING APE® locations and us.bape.com on Saturday, October 26th. 

About MCM (Modern Creation München)

MCM is a luxury lifestyle goods and accessories brand founded in 1976 with an attitude defined by the cultural Zeitgeist and its German heritage with a focus on functional innovation, including the use of cutting edge techniques. Today, through its association with music, art, travel, and technology, MCM embodies the bold, rebellious, and aspirational. Always with an eye on the disruptive, the driving force behind MCM centers on revolutionizing classic design with futuristic materials. Appealing to the 21st Century Global Nomad generation - dreamers, creatives, and digital natives - MCM's millennial and Gen Z audience is genderless, ageless, empowered, and unconstrained by rules and boundaries. MCM is currently distributed in 650 stores in 40 countries including Munich, Berlin, Zurich, London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Middle East, and other countries. 

MCM x BAPE Shark Stark Backpack - $950

MCM x BAPE CAMO Stark Backpack - $995

MCM x BAPE Shark Weekender Bag - $1,450

MCM x BAPE Shark Zip Around Wallet - $425

MCM x BAPE Shark Zip Wallet - $340

MCM x BAPE MCM CAMO Slide Sandal - $355

MCM x BAPE CAMO Zip Hoodie - $395

 

MCM x BAPE BABY MILO Crewneck - $295

MCM x BAPE CAMO Track Top Ladies - $345

MCM x BAPE CAMO Slim Sweatpants Mens/Ladies - $345

MCM x BAPE Rhinestone College Short Tee Ladies - $195

MCM x BAPE Rhinestone College Tee - $195

MCM x BAPE CAMO Ape Head Tee - $195

MCM x BAPE BY BATHING Tee - $195

MCM x BAPE BY BATHING Tee - $195

MCM x BAPE Keychain - $280

MCM x BAPE Keychain - $280

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