Human MADE x KAWS Collab

KAWS is a world-renowned artist who has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. His latest collaboration is with Japanese label HUMAN MADE. The two brands have created a capsule collection that includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. The collection features KAWS’ signature style, with his iconic ” Companion” character appearing on the garments. The collection is sure to be a hit with fans of both KAWS and HUMAN MADE.


HUMAN MADE is a Japanese label founded by NIGO, who is also the founder of A Bathing Ape. The brand is known for its streetwear-inspired designs and high quality garments. This is the first time that HUMAN MADE has collaborated with an artist, and the result is a collection that is both stylish and unique.


Nigo is a Japanese fashion designer, entrepreneur, disc jockey, and record producer. He is best recognized as the inventor of the A Bathing Ape urban clothing line and currently works as creative director for Kenzo. He has also worked with many music projects, including production for Sean Lennon and Wong Kar-wai.


KAWS is an American artist and designer who rose to prominence in the early 2000s. His work includes paintings, sculptures, and toys. He has also collaborated with brands such as Nike, Supreme, and KITH. His most famous figurine, better known as “[email protected]” is a collectible toy produced by Japanese company Medicom Toy.

“known for its streetwear-inspired designs and high quality garments”


Both artists are known for their work with brands, and this collaboration is a natural fit. The two brands have come together to create a capsule collection that is sure to be popular with fans of both artists.  The collection includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats, all of which feature KAWS’ signature style. The “Companion” character is featured prominently on the garments, making them instantly recognizable as a KAWS design.


NIGO’s Human Made range has several KAWS collabs, it seems. The longtime pals have released a slew of collaborations throughout 2021, with another edition launching just in time for the year’s winter season. KAWS’ work first gained notoriety in the early ’90s when he began customizing MetroCards for New York City’s public transportation system. He later went on to create his own line of streetwear, called OriginalFake. KAWS has also collaborated with brands like Nike, Comme des Garcons, and Louis Vuitton.

the collaboration


KAWS has announced yet another collaboration, this time with NIGO’s Human Made. Following up on his COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and sacai and Nike Blazer Low link-up, KAWS has revealed a new partnership – this time with NIGO’s Human Made.


The pair announced their collaboration on Instagram, posting a set of images featuring the head logo of Japanese clothing brand A Bathing Ape, a heart sketch, and a bear icon. The three figures have been redesigned with KAWS’s distinctive “X” eyes. At present, no updates have been given by the companies. Human Made has built a name for itself by teaming up with some of the world’s most famous designers, including Virgil Abloh and Nigo himself. The brand has a wide range of garments, from t-shirts to jackets.


The artist’s signature “X” eyes, familiar terrain for fans of the ultra-famous artist, were added to the Summer 2021 collection of tees, hoodies, and backpacks by Human Made.


The first KAWS x Human Made product, which launched in Japan exclusively, featured five T-shirt designs and debuted in both black and white versions.

For the second collaboration, the pair once again offered co-branded basics, this time with a cute heart, polar bear, and other Human Made signature creatures emblazoned on hoodies, tees, and hardy totes — 10 pieces in all.


The third edition of Human Made x KAWS is winter-ready, with no standard clothes in favor of special statement pieces and accouterments.


The new collection includes a varsity jacket, corduroy pants, a cap, and two types of cushions with the words “KAWS MADE” across them to commemorate the collaboration between the two streetwear companies. These include HUMAN MADE’s distinctive motifs drawn by KAWS for people who enjoy his creative designs.


This marks the fourth time that KAWS has released a collaboration with Nigo’s Human Made, which is owned by Japanese fashion conglomerate A Bathing Ape.


In 2016, NIGO discussed his connection with KAWS and their collaboration on Bape and Uniqlo collections. Since 1997, we’ve been working together in some form. I believe we have a strong trust and knowledge for one another, which just happens naturally.” NIGO explained. “The collaboration with Rob has been a fantastic experience. I feel very confident in his art, illustration, graphic design, and he seems to trust me to translate that into tangible things. The method is exactly the same as it’s always been; it’s just that now that we’ve both been working for quite some time in our respective industries, something on a much larger scale is possible.”


KAWS has also done work for brands like Supreme, Nike, and Comme des Garcons.The artist has a very distinct style that is easily recognizable. His use of bright colors and bold patterns makes his work stand out from other artists. Over the last year, Human Made has teamed up with Lil Uzi Vert and Louis Vuitton for its second collection of men’s fashion and accessories, as well on debuting a few items in collaboration with adidas Originals. From shoes to clothes to a special edition human size teddy bear, KAWS x Human Made has something for everyone, and people are all for it.


KAWS has also been active, working with PORTER, Reeses Puffs, Fortnite, and more. What started as a small project between two friends has blossomed into a full-fledged fashion collaboration. KAWS and Human Made have released several collections of clothes and accessories, all featuring KAWS’ iconic style. The two brands have become one of the hottest fashion partnerships in recent years, and their latest collection is sure to be just as popular as the previous ones.


KAWS and NIGO’s HUMAN MADE are now preparing to release their fourth collaborative project. The next selection focuses on homeware that incorporates the label’s love of illustrated animals with the artist’s distinctive “XX” detailing. A 100 percent silk tiger, inspired by Tibetan tiger rugs, leads the charge for creative and useful goods. The rug boasts a spectacular sheen and smoothness and is inscribed with “KAWS MADE” in bright red to commemorate its creation. A pair of papier-mache medals surrounding the head of a tiger and polar bear, as well as a plush duck motif, are also included in the collection. Finally, there is KAWS’ distinctive clear storage box with only the HUMAN MADE logo and “KAWS MADE” inscribed on it to complete the set. No apparel this time around, but this offers a new way to support the artist and his work.


This is the fourth time that KAWS and NIGO’s HUMAN MADE have worked together on a project, but it is the first time that they have ventured into homeware. The duo has previously released three clothing collections featuring tees, hoodies, and backpacks. The two brands also have a wide range of caps, jackets, and other apparel items that are sure to interest fans of both KAWS and HUMAN MADE.


As friends, KAWS and NIGO have a strong trust and knowledge for one another, which makes their collaboration natural. With years of experience in their respective industries, the duo is able to produce high-quality products on a large scale. They have been close since 1997 and have released several collections together, including clothes, accessories, and now homeware.


In other industries, they are known to be one of the hottest fashion partnerships in recent years. The late Virgil Abloh also praised their work together, saying that they are “redefining the meaning of a fashion brand.”  Music artists such as  Lil Uzi Vert and Louis Vuitton have also worked with the two brands in the past. It has been an honor  for both KAWS and NIGO to have the chance to work with such a wide range of people. Earlier this year, NIGO launched his first collection as the creative director of Kenzo on Monday, March 12, during Paris Fashion Week. While Nigo is perhaps best known for his work at Supreme and H&M, he has been creating high-end goods since the ’90s. The Japanese designer has also worked with Louis Vuitton, Bape, Uniqlo, and Supreme.


In one interview,  NIGO stated, “I feel like I’m finally able to show the world what I can really do.” Nigo has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the world. His work with KAWS is just one example of his creative designs. His love for animals and KAWS’ iconic style come together to create unique designs that are sure to please fans of both brands.


KAWS x Human Made’s latest collection features t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats adorned with KAWS’ signature “Companion” character. The collection is sure to be a hit with fans of both KAWS and Human Made. Be sure to check it out!

Human Made Tiger Rug
Human Made Duck
Human Made Polar Bear Rug

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