A collaboration that naturally suits two ground breaking brands that have captured the zeitgeist of fashion and pop culture over multiple decades, the icon of global luxury MCM meets with the renegade of Japanese streetwear A Bathing Ape (BAPE) to celebrate music and mobility with a range of leather goods, apparel and accessories.
The shared design influences of the two brands – opulence, the street, music and pop culture, are united to invent new fashion statements of colour, confidence, music, mobility and pattern for the modern streetwear disciple.
Characterised by a fearless play with pattern and the fusion of BAPE’s iconic shark and camo motif with MCM’s signature Visetos, the MCM x A Bathing Ape apparel collection consists of a track jacket with a matching track pants that feature an all-over camo print with MCM Visetos, or logo details that channel the bold attitude and overtly rich design language of the 1980s.
Whereas the Milo sweater boasts the collaboration’s logo – a BAPE ape rendered in classic MCM tones of cognac and brown, harmonises with an assortment of graphic slides, T-shirts and keychains that rounds out the full offering.
MCM’s most iconic pieces – the backpack, the large wallet, the mini wallet, and the weekender bag – undergo a graphic transformation with BAPE’s artful yet playful shark graphics, bold logos and other fierce, animalistic patches. Besides that, the sumptuously detailed camo backpack features gold metal hardware, black webbed straps and black leather piping, with a gleaming gold metal collaboration plaque to finish things off.
The MCM x A Bathing Ape limited collection is now available worldwide at selected retailers.