Inspired by the recent release of METAL GALAXY, BMD Fox Apparel will get it’s 3rd set of clothing, called “Ground Y feat. BABYMETAL “GALAXY” Collection”. This is the first that is a collaboration. It was developed by Yohji Yamamoto, a known and recognized Japanese fashion designer. He has done collaborations with many companies and artists, including Adidas’ Y-3 line, Hermes, Elton John, etc.
The first set (“EPISODE I”) is still available, while the second (“EPISODE NOIR“) was only available at pop-up booths in Tokyo for a short time a year ago. This one will first be only available at a pop up booth, but will then become available online.
This set includes one of the most expensive branded officially sold BABYMETAL merchandise items, though the “ESP E-II Arrow-7 Babymetal” guitar, sold in 2016, is still the most expensive at ¥310,000 ($2,850 USD).
6 New Items:
- Rib Long Shirt
- Placket Shirt Dress
- Jumbo Cut-and-Sew
- Big Cut-and-Sew
- Big Hoodie
- Big Sweatshirt
- Cut-and-Sew: ¥25,000 ~ 28,000 ($230 ~ $255 USD)
- Hoodie: ¥ 35,000 ($320 USD)
- Sweatshirt: ¥ 38,000 ($350 USD)
- Shirt Dress: ¥ 110,000 ~ 120,000 ($1,010 ~ $1,100 USD)
Sales Locations and Times:
- Friday, November 22nd: Advance sale at Ground Y SHIBUYA PARCO
- Thursday, November 28th: sold at GINZA SIX and LAFORET HARAJUKU, and pthe official online shop “THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO” and other official dealers will also start handling.
Bonus: Present original can batches to customers who share and retweet collection key visuals. We present original can batches of Galaxy prints used for this collection to customers who have spread this collection’s key visuals released on official SNS (social media) with their SNS account. When you come to the store, please present the Ground Y Official SNS screen to the store staff.
Target: LINE / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook
Distribution start: November 22 (Friday) ~
Distribution place: Ground Y directly managed store
(※ As the number is limited, it will end as soon as it runs out of stock.)
Full Press Release:
In the mode industry with the spirit of BABYMETAL who has enthusiastically pursued a unique world view, such as performing world tours several times and joining as a guest act on many artists’ tours, and a rebellious spirit that is not swept away by the times Inspired by the spirit of “Ground Y”, which inherits the DNA of the creation of Yohji Yamamoto, which continues to revolutionize the world, the inspiration of this collection is “GALAXY-Universe-”. As a tribute to BABYMETAL’s latest album “METAL GALAXY”, it is finished in a fantastic collection in which a cosmic pattern emerges in the jet-black fabric of Yohji Yamamoto.
A graphic jumbo cut-and-sew that combines the apparel brand “BMD FOX APPAREL” logo and the “Ground Y” logo, where BABYMETAL challenged efforts beyond the framework of existing concepts in order to propose new stories and new lifestyles. Silk satin long shirts that have been reconstructed through Yamamoto’s filter and transferred to a three-dimensional space pattern realize a unique texture with exquisite drape and gloss. The BABYMETAL logo written in cursive was boldly finished with a 360-degree print on the big hoody and big cut-and-sew with a strong presence.
The visuals of this collection were taken by MASATOSHI YAMASHIRO, who started his career in Los Angeles and New York, and currently works in Tokyo as a fashion magazine and advertisement.