Japanese streetwear titans BAPE are releasing a collection of pieces that involve one of the most beloved and well-known cats of all time.
While BAPE and Garfield may seem like an incredibly unlikely pairing, the collection instantly makes it clear that this was meant to be. Both the brand’s Ape Logo and Baby Milo character get the Garfield treatment, with the cat appearing both in his normal form and reinterpreted in BAPE’s signature graphic style. Many tees also feature Garfield’s back stripes as a reverse print, providing another subtle tongue-in-cheek reference to the character. While the color palette stays within traditional Garfield orange, black, and white, the pieces range from boldly branded to incorporating relatively subdued playful graphics.
The BAPE x Garfield collection includes 12 tees, two hoodies, a trucker cap, and a tote bag. The capsule releases on Saturday July 4th, 2020 via BAPE’s webstore. Take a look at shots of the collection down below.