Korean artist SAMBYPEN gets on board for a luxury graffiti collab with MCM
“We who grew up in the analogue age now live in a digital age and have become a generation of chaos and adaptation.”
MCM x SAMBYPEN is out, and it’s just in time for summer. The German luxury brand has teamed up with the Seoul-based artist for a capsule collection that includes leatherwear, a full apparel series, and even some luxury homeware. The theme for the collection is ‘Media Creates Madness’ [see how they did that?] and SAMBYPEN AKA Sam Kim states, “We who grew up in the analogue age now live in a digital age and have become a generation of chaos and adaptation.”
The collection includes special lockdown items like slippers and cushions for your fabulous stay-at-home-life, but it’s the apparel - cargo pants, shorts, polo shirts, and tees – that will keep you looking good while hitting the park, walking the dog, or running to the store.
Naturally the collection includes signature MCM monogrammed leather bags, complete with SAMBYPEN characters and tags. Accessories like bucket hats and gold chains provide a blingy link to MCM’s Old School Hip Hop history.
For this collab, SAMBYPEN took references from the brand’s journey from Munich where it launched, around the world, and finally to Seoul. He’s created three original characters: Henry the Timid Lion [inspired by the Munich Lion], Kaiser the Blunt Puppy [inspired by Wilhelm II & the symbol of Germany] and Haru the Wicked Rabbit [inspired by the MCM Rabbit & German Easter Hare.]
If you want to check out this truly inspired collection, check out MCM online here.