The 6 Best Anime-Fashion Collaborations of All Time

When anime aesthetics meets fashion

Fashion and pop culture are often inseparable. Anime, as a part of pop culture, is more or less influenced by fashion and subliminally incorporates various fashion ideas. Popular series by author Ai Yazawa, such as “NANA,” “Paradise Kiss,” and “Neighbourhood Story,” feature many outfit inspirations for fashion enthusiasts to draw upon.

In recent years, brands have teamed up with anime to launch new collections, and this crossover not only attracts the attention of anime fans and fashion lovers but also sets off a new cultural trend around the globe. 

These collaborations have brought beloved anime characters into the world of fashion, resulting in unique and stylish collections that match the brand’s identity, giving all those fashion pieces a distinctive charm. Check out some of the best anime-fashion collaborations.

 

Take a look at some best anime-fashion collaborations:

Jimmy Choo X Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

 

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic manga “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”, Jimmy Choo has launched an exclusive collection in collaboration with the beloved series. The collection includes shoes and accessories featuring the anime’s main characters, each with their own unique colours and characteristics. One of the most notable pieces is the Sailor Moon boot, adorned with Swarovski crystals and crescent moon jewels. The collection also features platforms, heels, and handbags that perfectly capture the essence of the classic anime. 

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Loewe X Howl’s Moving Castle

 

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Loewe has teamed up with Studio Ghibli for another enchanting collection inspired by “Howl’s Moving Castle”. Following the success of the collaboration with “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro”, this collection showcases Jonathan Anderson’s admiration for Miyazaki’s work. Characters such as Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer are portrayed through leather appliqués, embroidery, and crystal embellishments on items including Puzzle bag and Flamenco bag. The collaboration features ready-to-wear, handbags, pouches, and more, bringing the magical world of the anime to life through exquisite craftsmanship and design.

 

Dolce & Gabbana X Jujutsu Kaisen

 

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Dolce & Gabbana collaborated with the popular anime “Jujutsu Kaisen” in 2022, blending Italian excellence with Japanese street culture, creating a unique collection that has gained attention from anime fans globally. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant street aesthetics of Shibuya and Harajuku districts, this special collection features apparel and accessories, integrating Japan’s symbolic elements and a no-gender aesthetic with Dolce & Gabbana’s DNA. Each of the main characters sports the looks that showcase their personality and highlight their backstory.

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JW Anderson X Run Hany

 

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Jonathan Anderson’s label JW Anderson has launched a Fall/Winter 2022 collaboration collection with the beloved ’80s Korean animated film “Run Hany”. The collection offers versatile women’s wear, such as classic white T-shirts, tracksuits, and bold semi-transparent tops with playful prints featuring the anime’s characters. The nostalgic collection also includes the Chain Baguette Anchor Bag and the Bumper-Moon silhouette with Run Hany design.

 

Onitsuka Tiger X Astro Boy

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with the iconic Japanese anime “Astro Boy” for a special collaboration. The collection features 47 items, including shirts, bomber jackets, sneakers, sling bags, and more, all adorned with the original logo and Astro Boy design. One of the highlights is the MEXICO 66 SD sneakers, in which the inner is embroidered with the anime’s original logo design, while the outer is embroidered with a flame design. The collection also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Astro Boy, making this collaboration even more unique.

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Levi’s X Princess Mononoke

 

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Levi’s has partnered with Studio Ghibli for a collection celebrating the classic anime “Princess Mononoke”. The collection pays homage to the lush, hand-painted scenes and intricate details of Miyazaki’s work. Featuring light and dark denim pieces, graphic tees and accessories, all inspired by the main characters and scenes from the anime. Each piece incorporates Levi’s exquisite craftsmanship and the enchanting world of Princess Mononoke, offering fans wearable art that captures the spirit of the anime.