Essentials: VERDY

The artist behind Girls Don’t Cry and Wasted Youth shares his daily necessities.

Fashion 
9,341 Hypes 5 Comments

VERDY, the multifaceted creator and artist behind streetwear labels Girls Don’t Cry and Wasted Youth, recently sat down with HYPEBEAST Japan for a special installment of Essentials.

The Japanese artist has been busy this year releasing special collaborative collections with the likes of Levi’s, Dover Street Market, Nike SB, NIGO, and more while finding time to launch his solo exhibition titled Rise Above earlier this year featuring his alter ego characters VICK and VISTY. Recognizing his unique and undeniable contributions to the world of fashion and art, VERDY was selected for the 2021 HB100 list.

For his Essentials picks, VERDY displays an assortment of colorful and graphic-heavy pieces representative of his craft and character. Take a look below as he explains the stories behind his picks.

PHINGERIN Bondage Pants

PHINGERIN’s Bondage Pants carry a lot of the brand’s punk roots. These have a loose silhouette which is rare for Bondage Pants. There was a time where I wore these less frequently, but I recently bought three in bulk.

CONTAX Camera, JINS & SUN Lens Pouch

This is the same CONTAX camera that my friend Paulo Calle often uses. I bought it about half a year ago to shoot my own lookbooks, and I carried it with me on the daily. Since the size fits just right, I use the glasses case from JINS & SUN for storage.

Off-White™️ Wallet, Louis Vuitton Card Case

The Off-White™️ wallet was the first time I ordered anything at a brand fashion show in Paris, France. I stored it for a while after I bought it, but I started using it again recently. The cardholder is the second product of the LV² series created by NIGO®️ and Louis Vuitton.

Alex Moss Jewelry

The jewelry was outsourced to Alex Moss New York. Created with the theme “things that are unique to you,” they are all unique custom pieces that include tin badges, marker caps, and shoelace belts.

ACT Laptop Bag

The Macbook Pro is housed in a DIY product made by Osaka brand ACT. Described as “the world’s most punk laptop bag,” it has an oil-processed durable body and VERDY custom badges.

Apple iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Human Made PC Bag

The Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are indispensable for me. I used to use my favorite pen to draw illustrations but bought the iPad 4 to 5 years ago because I was going abroad more often and risked losing my pen or running out of ink. There are also Apple Stores in the major cities where you travel, so it’s convenient to deal with emergencies. The pouch is a Human Made PC bag with cushioned quilted material inside.

POSCA Marker Pen, Aevil Label Sticker, DIOR Pouch

The Dior bag contains the markers previously launched by Wasted Youth in collaboration with POSCA. The bag was used as an invitation for the release of the Dior 2019 Fall/Winter series that collaborated with the contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon which I’ve always liked.

Button Badges

A large number of tin badges, featuring homemade styles and styles of other artists and brands, are stored in zipper bags created by Human Made x Pake.

THISWAY Pouches, Stickers

I store stickers in the THISWAY pouch, but it can also be used to store coins.

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Futura Tote Bag

Many of the items mentioned above are contained in the COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Futura tote bag sold back in 2020. COMME des GARÇONS is one of my favorite brands, and I bought this bag when I passed by DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA.

VISTY Soft Toy

This character, VISTY, was featured extensively in my recent solo exhibition “Rise Above.”

Take a look at VERDY’s product spread above and stay tuned for more Essentials features in the coming weeks.

For more Essentials pieces, we recently spoke with solebox’s GM Aljoscha Kondratiew.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Verdy and HUMAN MADE Announce "The Vick Collection" Apparel and Accessories Collaboration
Fashion

Verdy and HUMAN MADE Announce "The Vick Collection" Apparel and Accessories Collaboration

Featuring a Sukajan jacket, hoodies, tees, skateboard decks and more.

NIGO and VERDY Tease New Human Made x Girls Don't Cry Collection
Fashion

NIGO and VERDY Tease New Human Made x Girls Don't Cry Collection

Showcasing embroidered varsity jackets.

Girls Don’t Cry and été Unveil "Bite Heart Valentine's Collection"
Food & Beverage

Girls Don’t Cry and été Unveil "Bite Heart Valentine's Collection"

Coming together for another set of chocolates.


VERDY's Wasted Youth and Budweiser Link for Limited-Edition Beer
Food & Beverage

VERDY's Wasted Youth and Budweiser Link for Limited-Edition Beer

Featuring WY’s original tulip graphics.

Louis Vuitton Releases Two New Colorways to Its Crystal-Covered LV Trainer
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Releases Two New Colorways to Its Crystal-Covered LV Trainer

Priced at $6,000 USD.

Steam's Concurrent User Count Reaches New All-Time High of Nearly 28 Million
Gaming

Steam's Concurrent User Count Reaches New All-Time High of Nearly 28 Million

Most of them were playing ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.’

Nas and Hit-Boy's Surprise Project 'Magic' Debuts at No. 30
Music

Nas and Hit-Boy's Surprise Project 'Magic' Debuts at No. 30

The pair dropped the record on Christmas Eve.

Stolen $24.9 Million USD Vintage James Bond Aston Martin Found Almost 25 Years Later
Automotive

Stolen $24.9 Million USD Vintage James Bond Aston Martin Found Almost 25 Years Later

The car went missing during the 1964 filming of the James Bond film, ‘Goldfinger.’

Ezra Miller Debunks Rumors That 'The Flash' Will Erase Zack Snyder's DCEU Films
Entertainment

Ezra Miller Debunks Rumors That 'The Flash' Will Erase Zack Snyder's DCEU Films

“No power or force in any known megaverse would or could ever erase Zack Snyder’s mighty wrkz.”


Klay Thompson Could Make His Awaited Return on January 9
Sports

Klay Thompson Could Make His Awaited Return on January 9

After being absent for two seasons.

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Reshoots Have Reportedly Included "More Cameos"
Entertainment

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Reshoots Have Reportedly Included "More Cameos"

Plot leaks mention Professor X, Deadpool, Loki and others to have cameos in the film.

Logan Paul Claims Floyd Mayweather Has Not Paid Him for Their Fight
Sports

Logan Paul Claims Floyd Mayweather Has Not Paid Him for Their Fight

Noting that six months has passed since the exhibition match.

Toyota Celebrates 50 Million Corollas Produced With Manga Series
Automotive

Toyota Celebrates 50 Million Corollas Produced With Manga Series

Chapter 3 features the AE86.

Apple's New Monitor Rumored To Be More Affordable Than the Pro Display XDR
Tech

Apple's New Monitor Rumored To Be More Affordable Than the Pro Display XDR

Expected to launch in 2022.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.