I first heard of KAWS, Brooklyn-based artist-turned-toy maker-turned clothing designer, when he collaborated with Jason Wu on his Spring/Summer 2012 season. Making a commentary on the number of hands that go into the making of one garment (a LOT!), he placed his trademark hand motifs all over Jason Wu’s signature floral prints, immediately becoming this past New York Fashion Week’s most-buzzed about fashion innovator.
That’s why today we are so excited about the launch of the IKEPOD X KAWS watch collaboration available exclusively at Colette (and lucky for you they ship to the U.S.), that marks KAWS’s debut into the science of time.With four different chronographs available as part of his collaboration with the premiere luxury watch-making brand, these timepieces run for a steep $11,614.09. But considering how rare it is now to spot someone with an IKEPOD watch (they’re scarce in the U.S., only available at Westime in L.A. and Tourneau in New York) combined with how popular KAWS is becoming as an artist, the timepieces will not be available for long and are sure to become collectibles. Consider this as an investment–you could thank us later.
For more collaboration news read about Pamela Love’s Collection for J.Crew and the Missoni x Muzungu Sisters x CB Made In Italy for Small Steps Project collaboration and shop our watch guide.