Released in June 2006, the "Hands" bikini (classic cut with triangle top and hip hugger tie side straps) exhibits the hands of KAWS Companion character in curious places.
For the last 15 years KAWS has been making iconic work in and around NYC. Now cool chicks get to have a piece of this work on their T&A. When asked why he would create bathing suits for the urban girl, KAWS smirks, "New York girls and bikinis sounded like a good idea... how could I pass?"
Only 100 pieces of the Hands bikini were made and were sold exclusively at Alife in NYC, Colette in Paris, and OriginalFake- a new shop created by Medicom Toy Co & KAWS in Tokyo.
After the success of the "Hands" bikini, MOB & KAWS teamed up again the following year to launch a second limited-edition bathing suit. The look this year, called "The Rattle," is a little more feisty, a refreshingly provocative design compared to the playful "Hands" debut of 2006. With a glammed up reptilian theme, a gold split tongue and fang motif slithers across the black lycra itsy-bitsy, commanding nothing less than a confident personality (like the ladies of MOB) to suit up. (2007)