Just in time for the dog days of summer, AAPE is releasing an exclusive collection with the artist Eric Inkala. The drop consists of a series of t-shirts with Inkala’s signature bold, punchy designs.
The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his colorful and expressive work that situates itself somewhere between graffiti, pop, and contemporary art. He’s shown his work in galleries across the world as well as produced large-scale murals in Minneapolis, Palm Springs, and New York City. Though he traditionally works with acrylic paint as his primary medium, he’s turned to clothing for this one-of-a-kind collaboration with the streetwear masterminds at AAPE. The brand is known for its unexpected, boundary-pushing partnerships (see: Sesame Street) and this newest one is no exception.
In addition to this special collaboration, AAPE is adding to its Summer ‘21 lineup with a drop featuring two exclusive themes: AAPE Hip Hop and AAPE Skate. The two offer different, yet equally cool, takes on a classic summer wardrobe. With the Hip Hop collection, expect looks inspired by the burgeoning hip hop scene of the ‘90s with graffiti-style prints, rainbow camouflage, and stone ironing details. Meanwhile, the Skate drop features the ever-popular tie-dye along with some Hawaiian prints to guarantee that laid-back California cool feel.
The Summer collection is already available now & Eric Inkala's collaboration will be available online & in stores at 443N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, and 340 Lafayette Street, New York soon.