If you find yourself identifying between the descriptions of ‘alcohol enthusiast’ and ‘streetwear aficionado’, then this collab is something right up your alley. Japanese fashion brand A Bathing Ape (BAPE) joins forces with Pernod Ricard-owned Monkey 47 to produce the Monkey 47 x BAPE capsule collection. Consisting of a limited edition bottle and a streetwear collection, it truly is a pinnacle of collectors’ items.
The two brands infuse their iconic identities to create limited edition signature pieces of 5 items within the exclusive collection. This includes a T-shirt, Hawaiian shirt, hoodie, skateboard and a Schwarzwald Dry Gin bottle. The pieces come in three bright colourways which incorporate BAPE’s iconic camo design along with Monkey 47’s jungle print.
Alexander Stein, founder of Monkey 47, comments on the website that “Innovation and collaboration is at the very heart of both brands, and for Monkey 47 experimentation with new flavours, aromas and partners is part of our DNA.”
A number of 12,000 limited edition bottles are floating around in only 10 countries around the world. For those who are interested in the Monkey 47 x BAPE gin bottle, you’ll be able to pop into select stores in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei and London. For more info on the exact locations of the retails stores, click here.
The streetwear capsule collection is a bit more accessible as you’ll be able to take a look at it online. Those who prefer the offline experience are able to visit stores in Japan, China, US, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. See the full list here and take your pick.
Fancy stepping into a technicolour jungle world created by the infusion of both iconic brands? Just head on over to the official website.
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