KAWS Closes Original Fake || HostileTakeover

original-fake-girl-circle-tee-1Graffiti legend, visual artist and fashion designer Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, has announced that his Original Fake brand will be closing operations in May 2013.

Making his mark in the street art scene through the use of graff bombing and replacing bus stop and subway advertisements, the New York-based artist released a statement regarding the closing of his seven year endeavor into streetwear.

Throughout the company’s tenure, KAWS has collaborated with streetwear giants A Bathing Ape, NEIGHBORHOOD and Nexus7, as well as designer toymaker Medicom.

In lieu of Original Fake’s press release, KAWS thanked the supporters and collaborators of the brand:

“May 2013 marks the seventh year anniversary of OriginalFake, and it is at this time that Medicom Toy and I have chosen to close the shop and company. It’s been an amazing opportunity to work with Medicom Toy on this project as well as working with Masamichi Katayama of Wonder…

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