Forever 21 has been under heavy fire for ostensibly hijacking Tupac designs, Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour merchandise and recently, Gucci’s iconic stripes motif. The fast-fashion giant’s relentless appropriation of wares has led folks to question the authenticity of its designs. This time around however, the imprint is doing things right with an actual partnership with a celebrity and the A-lister is none other than Future.
To promote his HNDRXX Tour, the Atlanta rapper teamed up with Forever 21 on an exclusive apparel range spanning T-shirts and caps. Fred Foster — who is the creative director of Future’s Freebandz clothing imprint and founder of streetwear brand, Cease & Desist — is the design mastermind behind the merch capsule. Standout pieces include safety orange caps and a tonal black T-shirt emblazoned with “HNDRXX” graphic alongside a portrait of Future and accompanying song lyrics.
Take a look at the photos above and let us know your thoughts. The collaborative line is currently available for purchase on Forever 21’s official website. All pieces are priced at approximately $35 USD.