Bobby Abley collaborates with the TRANSFORMERS franchise from Hasbro to halo the launch of TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS, bringing the brand to life through the British designer’s unique vision and sense of wit.
Founded on Bobby Abley’s fascination with cartoons and nostalgia, this collaboration re-imagines TRANSFORMERS’ iconic visual identity into playful contemporary prints and silhouettes evoking the thrill and adventure of the franchise and its four decades of heritage at the forefront of global pop-culture.
Bobby Abley says: “I’m excited to share my capsule collection in collaboration with TRANSFORMERS – having loved the franchise from a young age, it’s been really fun to create my own visuals inspired by the famous ‘more than meets the eye’ slogan and putting my own twist on a classic toile du jour with TRANSFORMERS robots hiding out amongst landmarks from some of my favourite cities, and pop art print inspired by pop-art, comic books, and Saturday morning cartoons”.
The range will be available online at bobbyabley.co.uk in the coming weeks. Aligned with Bobby Abley’s long-time commitment to equality, a limited-edition Pride tee launched for London Pride in July. The Bobby Abley x TRANSFORMERS range includes signature elevated sportwear, jersey essentials, and tailoring in fabrications from embroidery and quilting to knitwear. Bobby Abley has created a series of bespoke TRANSFORMERS-inspired prints including a TRANSFORMERS-toile du jour and comic book inspired pop-art, alongside graphic placements underpinning the collection as a whole.
Marianne James, Vice President, EMEA and Asia, Licensed Consumer Products at Hasbro says: “The new TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS film takes audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure filled with spectacle and thrill. Bobby Abley’s collection perfectly captures this spirit and celebrates the characters and storylines that have captivated moviegoers around the world for over 15 years”.