Australian brand BlackMilk is doing another pretty big collaboration, following partnerships with companies like Nintendo and CD Projekt RED (to produce Mario and The Witcher themed clothing). This time, BlackMilk is collaborating with a brand that touches me very close to home: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
We don’t normally do fashion news on Gizmodo Australia, but when it’s something we love as much as Avatar, we’ll make an exception. FashionModo, we’ll call it.
The collection includes 43 garments all inspired either by Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra. Most of the objects in the collection are based on the elemental nations of the Avatar world (water, earth, fire, and air).
Let’s take a look at some of the clothes from the BlackMilk Avatar collection.
So, first of all, it looks amazing. The level of detail on the back of this kimono-style top is terrific, detailing two dragons on what appears to be a Fire Nation print. It looks at least somewhat inspired by the Season 3 episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender when Aang and Zuko dance with dragons.
Let’s move on to my favorite piece from the collection: a Kyoshi Warrior bomber jacket, dark green with an Avatar Kyoshi print on the back.
I am blown away by the level of detail in the designs and love the Kyoshi symbol on the back, referencing the Kyoshi warriors from the first season of the series. Also, I’m currently wearing a similar, albeit dark red, jacket. I imagine myself in it.
If Sokka and Suki in Kyoshi Warrior armor have been your bisexual awakening (as it was for me), this one’s for you. I need it.
Moving on, what else do we have in the lookbook? Oh my god, those overalls.
On the left we have the Appa-themed jumpsuit we mentioned earlier, with its horns sticking out from the top and with cute prints on the rest of the fabric. On the right we have a similar combination with Pabu, the fire ferret from The Legend of Korra, one of the show’s animal mascots. Both are so cute, but I love Pabu the most. He is so cute.
We have time for a few more. Let’s see here, um…
Ah, the one on the left is beautiful. It’s a cute pastel pink dress with a high neckline featuring Momo, Aang’s pet lemur, chasing a peach. I dig it! It’s pretty and it’s one of those models that you would stare at for about two seconds before saying “Oh. Avatar. Nice”.
On the right, we seem to have… Oh. He is the villain of the first season of The Legend of Korra, Has my. His whole deal was “equality” by removing the elementbending abilities of everyone in the world. He’s uh… He’s not a good guy! I loved the character, I probably wouldn’t have his face on a t-shirt.
Anyway, the rest of the collection looks great. you can view the lookbook here.
It’s not always that cheesy clothes are printed with this kind of quality. BlackMilk has built quite a reputation for doing this over the years and I’m so here for it.
The BlackMilk Avatar collection preview will be viewable from May 27 and will be available from 7am on Tuesday, May 31.
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