The Top Drops

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OFF-WHITE X RI­MOWA LUG­GAGE

BACK­STORY: Vir­gil Abloh’s long-awaited “See Through” and “Per­sonal Be­long­ings” col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ri­mowa, which was show­cased on a lug­gage carousel, was re­leased spo­rad­i­cally through­out the event via the Hype­fest app. This was the first time the lug­gage was avail­able to the pub­lic.

NEE­DLES

BACK­STORY: The Ja­panese brand drew crowds with its cus­tom T-shirts and flan­nels made from rib­bons of fab­ric and their pop­u­lar track­suits that were ex­clu­sive to Hype­fest.

ALYX

BACK­STORY: Matthew Wil­liams, who de­signs Alyx, pre­viewed an ex­clu­sive cap­sule col­lec­tion at Hype­fest along with the de­but of its Nike Air Force Ones in a black-and-white col­or­way. Cus­tomers lined up to pur­chase the Alyx x Nike hoodie, which en­tered them into a raf­fle to buy the sneak­ers.

THUN­DER­BOLT PROJECT BY POKéMON

BACK­STORY: Frag­ment’s Hiroshi Fu­ji­wara and Thun­der­bolt Project worked to­gether on a Pokémon Go col­lab­o­ra­tion that drew crowds. The 32-piece col­lec­tion fea­tured T-shirts, sweat­shirts, hats and coin cases with Pokémon graph­ics along with Fu­ji­wara’s sig­na­ture light­ning bolts.

AKIRA

BACK­STORY: As part of Hype­fest’s Art Drops, Ja­panese artist Kat­suhiro Otomo and col­lage artist Ko­suke Kawa­mura re­leased a lim­ited-edi­tion Akira 2019 cal­en­dar that was one of the few items shop­pers could walk away with.

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