Blogs and magazines have been buzzing for months about the first ever exclusive fashion collaboration between Japan’s Sanrio and the international powerhouse Forever 21. The “Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection” finally landed with a splash last night in stores across Japan. To celebrate the arrival of the much-hyped collaboration, Forever 21 threw a big party at their Shibuya location. Not only did crowds show up to check out the new collection, shop, and have a good time, but Hello Kitty herself hosted the party!

Hello Kitty x Forever 21 Shibuya

The Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection is a limited edition line that includes dresses, blouses (some with bows, of course), sequined tops, t-shirts, outerwear (some in animal prints and faux leather), lingerie/sleepwear, jewelry, and accessories. The items in the Hello Kitty collection are in the same price range as regular Forever 21 fashion, ranging from under US$5 up to around US$30. The items are available in Japan starting on November 10th, and in the United States from November 18th. The collection can be purchased in stores as well as online at the Forever 21 web store.

We were lucky enough to score an invite to the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection launch party at Forever 21 Shibuya. We brought back lots of pictures – and even video – to share with you. The event featured giveaways, photo sessions with Hello Kitty, special presents for anyone buying lots of Hello Kitty goodies, and nail artists creating custom Hello Kitty nail art for lucky guests.

Besides all of the launch party fun and the cute, reasonably-priced items in the collection, we were also excited that Chubby Bunny – a friend of Tokyo Fashion, and someone with close ties to Japan – was involved in styling Hello Kitty for this event. Michelle from Chubby Bunny is Los Angeles’s reigning queen of everything bow-y! Chubby Bunny has worked with a number of Japanese fashion brands, and Michelle lived in Japan for many years, making her somewhat of an expert on authentic Japanese “kawaii”. The cute polka dot bows designed by her were all over the launch party – worn by the friendly Forever 21 shop staff and even by Hello Kitty herself! Keep an eye out for the bows – and Kitty’s entire Chubby Bunny-designed ensemble – in the pictures and video below.

Enjoy our exclusive video and pictures from the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Tokyo launch and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Launch Party at F21 Shibuya Video

 

Once you’ve checked out the video, make sure you take a look at all of our exclusive pictures from the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection event. As always, you can click on any of the pictures to see them in high resolution.


Forever21 x Hello Kitty
Forever21 x Hello Kitty

Click any of the Kitty x F21 pictures to enlarge them.

 

A big “Thank you!” to Sanrio and Forever 21 for inviting us to their party. For more information on the Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection, check out the Forever 21 website either in Japanese or in English.

 

Video and all event photography by Kaila. Collection images courtesy of Forever 21.
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About the photographer/filmmaker:
Kaila is currently a Japanese language student in Bunka Fashion College’s sister school — Bunka Institute of Language. She loves taking photographs, getting lost in her own world and discovering new places with her fisheye, making accessories out of boredom and blogging whatever goes in her Japan life.

29 Comments

  1. AAAAAAAH I WANT IT ALLLL!!
    I’m a huge fan of Hello kitty, i even have a tattoo of her.
    I’m going crazy here hahahahahah. NEED NEED NEED!

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  3. Amazing coverage and really nice photos and video!

    Thanks again SO much for covering this event and providing me with photos of my costume <3 We love Tokyofashion.com!

  4. love it! i was lucky enough to grab some of the collection at brussels forever21 (^___^)

  5. one more reason i’m glad that i don’t work for XXI anymore….nothing against miss kitty.

  6. Very very nice collection. My daughter would be extremely happy to know about this. Hello Kitty is just so fabulous.

  7. Great collection and lovely coverage! What an exciting collaboration! Although can I just say one little thing? I didn’t like so many fish-eye lens shots together… I felt drunk after looking at five or six of them in a row! Maybe it’s nicer to have one or two for a quirky look, but not so many! Otherwise fantastic coverage! I love that little grey dress!

  8. Katriona

    One of my best friends works for Forever 21… I wonder if she’ll send me some if it hits the UK

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  10. SANRIO!!! (^人^)★★★★★!! i love hello kitty, i have hair pins and plush and i’m looking for clothing and now i’ve see this!! i wish i could buy some TT w TT its really nice (the designs)

  11. sosososo cute!!!! i hope they have these designs in america… the ones I’ve seen aren’t that cute :/ i like that scarf..

  12. Maddison

    Does anyone know when this fabulous stuff comes to Canada? :3

  13. oohhh I am so going to shop in this store next year *YAY*

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  15. bernadette natividad

    i love hello kitty my thing’s it’s hello kitty :)

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  18. Can I have EVERYTHING!!! I waaaant it aaaall!!!

  19. i’m starting to develop some kind of HelloKitty addiction… but if i were to go there – i’d die of happiness for sure.
    i truly love this brown blouse with HK pattern ♥

  20. luv the collecion!!!!!! my daughter is a huge fan of hello kitty!!!!!!!!!!

  21. OMG! japan’s forever 21 collection is WAY better than America’s forever 21 and you get a FREE nail salon at the forever 21’s japan store? lucky~

  22. Looks like a really fun event…and some really nice items to choose from too. Pity we don’t get anything like that here. :(

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