Through shared values of innovation and pioneering, the ladies’ streetwear brand X-girl and Japanese sculpture and toy brand Bearbrick (rendered Be@rbrick) announce new collaboration which will launch on 15th, May.
Since its launch in 2001, Bearbrick, an anthropomorphized bear with an extremely simplified form and a pot belly, has grown to become a global phenomenon as the most popular toy in the world. Many contemporary artists and designers from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America have designed figures.
This series of the collaboration item is designed with a blue rainbow effect transparent body which feature the traditional Bearbrick style representation with nine parts (widely referred to as tools in the toy industry): head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs, colorful X-girl logo blocks inside the body inspired by the X-girl street culture universe.
This collaboration includes two sizes: BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 1000％(Height: About70cm), BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 100％ & 400％ (100% Height: About 7cm, 400% Height: About 28cm).
BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 1000％ JPY: 63,800
BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 100％ & 400％ JPY: 16,500
Look out of for this collaboration as it will be available on Official Online Store: https://calif.cc/blogs/news/0514xg_bearbrick
In the summer of 1994, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, founded X-girl with her friend, Daisy von Furth, who worked in XLARGE. Mike D, one of the members
of Beastie Boys, who has also been a business partner of XLARGE, asked Kim if she was interested in starting her own line.
Kim and Daisy designed “real clothing” which was the collection of what they wanted to wear. They used graphic designs on their collection. X-girl is
considered as a pioneer of “Girl’s Movement” in the fashion industry, involving art and music. The logo of X-girl was designed by Mike Mills. One of his friends, Michelle Rock Wood, was the model of the well-known “face” logo that symbolizes X-girl. Later, he started to design the t-shirts and the posters of X-girl.
In 1994, X-girl opened a store in Los Angeles. And in the same year, they held a first guerilla-style fashion show in Soho, New York, which was
produced by Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze. Chloe Sevigny and Michelle Rock Wood joined the show as models.
X-girl continues to offer “Real Girl’s Clothing”- basic style that are inspired by rock, military, outdoor, sports, and many other street culture factors.