Final Sunday marked an essential date within the calendars of die-hard Stranger Issues followers. It was November sixth, the day that Will Byers went lacking from the fictional city of Hawkins. To commemorate the event, Netflix has dubbed it ‘Stranger Issues Day’ with a number of collaborations releasing over the devoted week.
These drops vary from a hookup with historic high-fashion home Balmain to a tightly curated assortment of limited-edition items created along side Dutch DJ Don Diablo. It’s truthful to say there’s one thing for everybody, and through the use of Hypebeast’s new Present Index, you may browse all the motion in a single place.
Probably the most talked-about collaborations has been the most recent linkup between Stranger Issues and Vans. The whole assortment of footwear and attire contains a number of themed spins on iconic silhouettes together with the Sk8-Hello, the Outdated Skool and the OG Basic Slip-On, that includes references to the present within the type of vine prints, Hellfire Membership insignias and extra. Followers even have the chance to create their very own Stranger Issues x Vans designs, utilizing the Customizer at on the Vans web site so as to add unique art work from the present to their chosen Vans footwear.
For followers of premium collectibles, the three-way collab between Stranger Issues, Iam8bit and Chocotoy will probably be of explicit curiosity. For the uninitiated, Chocotoy is a Venezuelan artist collective shaped by Luis Alfonso and Karen Guevara. They’re all about curved shapes, daring strains and shiny colours. Now they’ve teamed up with purveyor of video-game and pop-culture collectibles Iam8bit to create a unusual 3D caricature of one of many present’s best-loved characters.
The ‘DUSTIN’ figurine completely captures the curly-haired teen’s infectious charisma, making it a superb addition to any die-hard fan’s bookshelf. And in the event you like that, you’ll in all probability even be into what is probably one of many more odd partnerships to come back out of the Stranger Issues collab machine: a collection of two-packs of motion figures that includes key ST characters alongside varied Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The primary set, launched earlier this 12 months, featured Leonardo and Eleven, and Raphael and Hopper. Plus, in early 2023, they’ll be joined by Donatello and Lucas, and Michelangelo and Dustin collectible figurines to finish the gathering.
It’s not all sneakers and collectibles although. Even Parisian trend home Balmain has been sucked into the Upside Down for a collaborative assortment. That includes a coloration palette and sample scheme that riffs on the types fashionable in the course of the period wherein the most recent season was set, it’s an attention grabbing mixture of tie-dye, Memphis-inspired patterns and dishevelled matches.
There’s additionally a two-piece collab with Dutch DJ, producer and visible artist Don Diablo. The gathering is made up of a restricted bomber jacket and a hoody, that includes patches that reference themes and imagery from the present, and graphic prints of key characters.
“After my Star Wars collaboration Stranger Issues was undoubtedly on the highest of my record for the following trend collab,” he says. “I’ve been an enormous fan of the collection from the very begin. We put a lot love and element into each of those limited-edition gadgets, which function a taster of what to anticipate subsequent. All I can say for now could be that I’m past excited for what’s to come back sooner or later!”
As if all of that wasn’t sufficient, Netflix and Stranger Issues have additionally joined forces with Moon Boot, Spalding and Lush on an assortment of co-branded merchandise starting from boots to tub bombs. The official retailer of Netflix – Netflix Store – is celebrating all week lengthy with day by day drops in collaboration with much more artists and types to present Stranger Issues followers merchandise they received’t need to miss.
For a curated choice of the most effective Stranger Issues collab gadgets, head over to the Hypebeast Present Index to buy it multi functional place.