Yohji Yamamoto x Hello Kitty + Previous Collabs That Owned
What happens when high fashion and a fictional Japanese character come together? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see, but with Yohji Yamamoto taking over [Hello Kitty]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=hello+kitty), we can assume that the pink and white cat’s wardrobe’s about to get painted black, post-Hiroshima-chic. Apparently, Hello Kitty’s parent company Sanrio tapped Yohji to create a collection set to hit two new stores opening this spring in Japan. The collection will be called Kitty’s, featuring the iconic feline alongside her fellow My Melody sidekicks—that cute little pink bunny being one of the gang.
Upon this odd, yet curiously exciting news we took the chance to sift through the Hello Kitty archives, finding some of the best, and funniest of the brand’s collaborations. After this long search there’s only one thing that’s certain—this little kitty gets around.
Playboy x Hello Kitty
Thought Hello Kitty was strictly for kids? Wrong. To honor [Playboy’s]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=playboy) 60th Anniversary and Hello Kitty’s 40th last year, the two iconic houses joined forces to create very special Hello Kitty Playboy Bunny trinkets. This time around, the sultry little cat’s dressed in blue, wearing Playboy’s signature ears. Sold at Colette, the package features 16 limited edition items such as stickers, lollipops, socks, mini speakers, iPhone cases, and mugs to name a few.
Beats x Hello Kitty
[Dre’s]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=dre) beats just got real cute. Repping the USA in a red white and blue color scheme, these special edition Solo2 headphones will make any heavy-listening music fiend above the age of 12 look like a total weirdo. But hey, if you’ve got love for the kitty then why not flaunt it?
Vans x Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty on your feet keeps your cypher complete, right? These vans are instant classics as they celebrate the original designs from Hello Kitty’s birth-decade of the 70’s. With vintage Van Doren leopard print lace-ups, and all white slip-ons featuring that adorable face we all love, these [Vans]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=vans) are perfect for the skater-girl or boy that never wants to forget the fuzzy plush face of their childhood.
A Bathing Ape x Hello Kitty
If the Vans collaboration wasn’t enough, HK’s tackled another form of fashion, and this time it’s streetwear. The brand A Bathing Ape, commonly referenced in rap lyrics, and also responsible for launching a universal sneaker phenomenon, has created some dope hoodies, and crew-necks that look like camo, except it’s actually just print on print of Japan’s signature cat. If the hoodies are too much, they’ve got t-shirts and tote bags too.
AR-15 Rifle x Hello Kitty
This is probably the only time in history where a semi-automatic gun can look like a Kawaii fashion accessory. With it’s innocent pink shade, flowers on the handle, and Hello Kitty decal holding it’s own assault rifle, this weapon is terrifying and kind of cute, but mostly terrifying. Bottom-line, you most definitely do not want to mess with anyone wielding one of these—the Hello Kitty dedication right here is nothing to be trifled with.