Luxury German house MCM has come together with Seoul-based SambyPen, AKA Sam Kim, for a collection that sees graffiti-inspired designs scattered across a generous range of leather goods, apparel, and homeware pieces.
Inviting graffiti artist SAMBYPEN into MCM’s “particular” and “extraordinary” family was an “obvious choice” for the brand (according to their website)
Source: High Snobiety
SAMBYPEN’s subversive graphics for this collaboration take inspiration from the brand’s journey from Munich to Seoul. He created three tongue-in-cheek 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).
MCM’s signature leather bags make for a luxury canvas for his designs, but the collaboration does not stop there. A full range of apparel including short-sleeved cotton shirts, windbreakers, polo-shirts, hoodies, and shorts, is included in the limited-edition collab.
Dirk Schönberger, Global Creative Officer, MCM commented on the coming together “the shared ethos between MCM and SambyPen resulted in a collaborative project where art, fashion and entertainment blend and the underground converges with luxury.”