RUBY, in its spirited charm joins forces with Hello Kitty, the lovable character and global icon. Proving the power of dynamic duos, RUBY Creative Director Deanna Didovich believes the best things in life are better in twos. “Who better to collaborate with than Hello Kitty?” she says, “This collection with Sanrio has been so exciting; Growing up I collected anything Hello Kitty! There’s no doubt RUBY x Hello Kitty will be one to remember.”
Mixing Hello Kitty’s retro origin with RUBY’s streetwear influence, RUBY x Hello Kitty brings an upbeat, undiluted cool. Playfully graphic and vibrant, and limited edition, this is the magic of two forces creating something iconic. “RUBY is a perfect fit for Hello Kitty, another great connection to Hello Kitty’s global network of friends! It has been such a pleasure to work with RUBY and see their take on Hello Kitty,” says Alastair McHarrie, Licensing Director at Sanrio.
Defined by black and white, and accented with pink and lime, this collection reinterprets vibrant graphics with a compelling confidence. Oversized hoodies, textured sweatshirts and printed t-shirts: these elevated basics are must-haves for any die-hard fan. Designed for days on-the-go, the black activewear set is a planet-conscious ensemble. Made from the ECONYL® fibre, a nylon that is 100% regenerated from recovered fishnets and nylon waste, through a process that helps to reduce the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80%. Hit the ground running in these pieces, best accessorised with the neon glitter phone case, two-tone bucket hat or pink satin tote. Either way, this wardrobe is ready for any adventure ahead.
Accompanying the collaboration, new players join the mix. Voluminous silhouettes embellished with elegant bows, the Yuko Skirt & Bomber Jacket in black satin are dressed-up counterparts to the streetwear pieces. In quintessential RUBY fashion, pink is served in spades. The Jodie pink denim Jacket, Jean, and Miniskirt are perfect pairing pieces with a graphic t-shirt. And to round off the collection, the new Shimma Sweater is a particular stand-out in all its striped, sunny goodness.
RUBY x Hello Kitty, undeniably cool and undoubtedly upbeat: this is what happens when two icons come together. Marked by a certain warmth and confidence, it is the celebration of collaboration. Like all fun things in life, the point is to not take it too seriously, and to enjoy it with someone else. Let RUBY x Hello Kitty be the other half of your dynamic duo.
RUBY x Hello Kitty launches exclusively at all RUBY stores & rubynz.com on Friday 16th August, 2019
For licensing enquiries on Hello Kitty in Australia and New Zealand, contact Diana Markezic from Haven Global on +61 3 9015 6603