October 9, 2020 — Fresh in, another streetwear collaboration for the win. For the first time, XLARGE teamed up with #FR2 recently albeit with huge viral momentum leading up to the sold out collection drops around the world.
Endless lines snaked around blocks as mega fans of both the Japanese-bred #FR2 and LA-based XLARGE queued outside stores to get their hands on a limited piece from this exclusive collaboration in Tokyo and Bangkok. The launch in Manila, via Akimbo Live, featuring DJs and real time interviews with some of the country’s most in-demand photographers this September is looking to be a wild one.
Designs from the collection include the Fxxk Icon Tee in black, white, and blue with an in-your-face frontal artwork combining the infamous bunny tandem doing the deed (of course!) and the XLARGE box and #FR2 logos. On the flip side, you’ll find the iconic XLARGE gorilla logo for good measure.
Long-sleeved Moon Chaser Tees are another hot ticket along with the street-luxe Icon Hoodies emblazoned with QP Rabbits (the cuter, more innocent rabbit logo). Rounding out the hot release are 6-panel caps (one size fits all) in beige, green, and black as well as the black photographer must-have Logo Shoulder Bag with a striking yellow strap lined with the special collabo logos.
Fxxking Rabbits (or #FR2 for short) was founded by the rabbit-masked, Leica-wielding Japanese photographer, Ryo Ishikawa—of VANQUISH fame—in 2014, hence the pitch perfect concept of “clothing for photographers.” The streetwear brand takes on Ishikawa’s alter-ego, naughtily merging photography, design, and fashion. The brand is an extension of the #FR2 rabbit, a range of apparel branded with bold graphics that the rabbit photographer himself dons.
On the other side of this hot collaboration, XLARGE is a pioneer of LA streetwear culture, and that which started as a shop in Los Feliz in 1991. Co-founded by Eli Bonerz and Adam Silverman, the store catered to their diverse community and was quickly adopted by personalities such as the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Spike Jonez, and Chloe Sevigny. The XLARGE apparel brand was a genuine reflection of its surroundings and the LA lifestyle. The brand drew inspiration from work wear, vintage, and club scene aesthetics; to mid-century design, skateboarding and music influences. Iconic for its gorilla logo, XLARGE is established as one of the originals and continues to influence generations of streetwear culture worldwide.
With that, join us in setting up That Friday feeling as we countdown to the FR2 x XLARGE drop. Tune in AKIMBO LIVE at www.Akimbo.ph on October 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM for great music, and a whole lot of fun with Dj Euric and Dj Nix Damn P.
See you there!