humanmade by Claude J. Easy November 15, 2018
If you’re an up-and-coming clothing designer we suggest you take advantage of an opportunity to meet a founding father of streetwear.
NIGO, who dropped his Human Made x KFC capsule collection on Wednesday, will be pulling up to NYC for an immersive pop-up shopping experience at the KFC restaurant located at 242 E. 14th Street, NY on Friday, November 16.
The collaboration was long overdue as NIGO has always admired the KFC brand. For this capsule collection, he channeled inspiration from his visits to the KFC headquarters in Louisville Kentucky and was able to incorporate a KFC twist into his HUMANMADE streetwear brand.
While at the Colonel Sanders Museum, he spent time shuffling through the KFC archives, flexed in the kitchen, and learned how to make the Colonel’s world famous fried chicken.
The experimental vision was made a reality with the help of Hypemaker, Hypebeast LTD’s global creative studio. It’s easy to tell that all parties involved collaborated efficiently for this super clean release.
Mini Colonel Sanders faces were embroidered on the cuff of hoodie sleeves and hats. “HUMANMADE ORIGINAL RECIPE” was stamped on the fronts of pullover pure white tees and a KFC red 70s style racing jacket. Plus, the KFC Chicken Bucket inspired tote bag, all came together to make up this rare capsule collection.
Not to mention the most fly tribute shirt, the reimagined iconic white blazer turned all-white shop jacket, and the simple touch of KFC’s historic red bars on the pocket of a tee were all created to honor the Colonel’s legacy.
With his entrepreneurial spirit and world-famous designs, NIGO was the perfect designer to curate KFC’s streetwear debut with a fashion line that would make the World’s Most Famous Fried Chicken Salesman, Colonel Sanders, proud.
Steve Kelly, Director of Media and Digital Marketing, couldn’t agree more and spoke on the collaboration with the legendary clothing designer and Hypemaker. He said,
“When we heard of NIGO’s obsession with Colonel Sanders, we had to invite him for a rare tour of the Colonel’s personal archives to help inspire him… We’re humbled to work alongside both Hypemaker and NIGO in debuting this collection and are proud to have been a small part of his creative process.”
Clothing collectors will be able to purchase HUMANMADE x KFC Capsule Collection items at the pop-up shopping experience on Friday. For those looking to pull up the event starts at 11 AM and ends at 6 PM. Get there on time young bloods as NIGO will make an appearance at the opening of the pop-up.
For those unable to make it to the shopping experience, a limited number of items will also be available on HBX.com on November 23, just in time for Black Friday. The collection will also be available at the HUMANMADE store in Tokyo by November 23.