A collaborative effort that took more than two years to complete, the “A.P.C. KANYE” capsule collection from designer Jean Touitou and hip-hop artist Kanye West is finally available as France celebrates Bastille Day today. While the collection gotten its start when Touitou first learned of West and his aesthetics, it quickly evolved into a thesis of some sort as the two friends debated endlessly about fashion concepts till finally a collection took shape.
Narrowed to quality and fit, the A.P.C. x Kanye capsule collection consists of just t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and denim, each put through the rigors of West’s acumen on style. There are the Hooded Sweatshirt and Hooded Sweatshirt II in 100% cotton compact fleece, made with just enough “give” to be loosely fitted. The Hip Hop T-Shirt features the same fit but in 100% Egyptian cotton instead with “A.P.C.KANYE” screen-printed along the neckline. Finally, there are the Kanye Jeans in either Indigo or Stonewashed Indigo. Cut from premium Japanese denim, the jeans feature a tapered cut, low waist fit, along with button fly and selvedge trim in red.
Though the collection’s first run is mostly sold out online, you can still place “pre-order” purchases for all the items once they’re re-stock. If you just can’t wait, however, the collection is also available at select A.P.C. retail locations worldwide. Please call ahead to confirm.