Blackpink, Takashi Murakami to release new collaborative merch

Girl group Blackpink will launch a capsule collection of merchandise with contemporary artist Takashi Murakami [YG PLUS]

Blackpink once again joined hands with contemporary artist Takashi Murakami to release a capsule merchandise collection, YG Plus said Friday.

The “In Your Area” collection will consist of 15 pieces including a limited-edition Blackpink light stick designed by Murakami, clothing and fashion accessories.

Blackpink's "In Your Area" merchandise collection with Takashi Murakami will be revealed first at the ComplexCon Hong Kong festival. [YG PLUS]

The collection will be sold on Musinsa and Musinsa Global’s websites and apps as well as at pop-up stores in five Asian cities: Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Jakarta. The collection will be revealed first at the upcoming ComplexCon Hong Kong festival that kicks off Friday and then begin online sales from March 29. The opening dates for the pop-up stores differ depending on each region.

The pop-up in Korea will be held at the Musinsa Hongdae store in Mapo District, western Seoul, from March 29 to April 4.

This is the second time the group has collaborated with Murakami for a limited-edition collection. The first 19-piece collection featuring Pandakashi, a character created by Murakami, launched in December last year. The merchandise was sold on NTWRK’s website and at pop-up stores in Art Basel Miami Beach and the NTWRK Los Angeles store.

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