BlackMilk is an Australian company known for their licensed clothing and their rather tight-fitting outfits, and they've worked with Nintendo on a number of occasions to create unique game-themed prints for dresses, overalls, shirts, and more.
Their Legend of Zelda collection, which features a shiny Majora's Mask dress, a set of Wind Waker shortalls (that's overalls with shorts), and an apron dress featuring everyone's favourite nagging fairy from Ocarina of Time, has just won an award at the Licensing International Excellence Awards for "Best Licensed Product: Apparel/Accessory for an Entertainment Property".
Here are all the shortlisted finalists:
- BlackMilk – The Legend of Zelda Collection
- Eastpak – Peanuts Backpacks
- OnePlus – Harry Potter Smartwatch
- Pair Eyewear – Sesame Street Kids Glasses
- Persol – La Casa de Papel Glasses
- Zara – Barbie 1959 Collection
- Zara – Playmobil Line
The rest of the awards are a little bizarre to anyone not entrenched within the world of licensing, as brands such as "Bob Marley", "Amy Winehouse", and about ten billion Harry Potter products were also nominated, but other gaming-related winners include the Xbox fridge by Ukonic, and Rovio's work with GEICO to license out Angry Birds for an advert.
You can browse BlackMilk's Zelda collection here, and they also currently have a collection for The Witcher and another one with Pokémon if you really want to show off your love for games via the medium of fashion.
Truly awful. Makes sense that something visually terrible would win. It's like they are TRYING to date themselves.
Wow, I had no idea that they teamed up with Nintendo
Also a bit off topic but I haven't seen you around as much Kate! I love reading your articles!
I like that the graphic covers the whole shirt as opposed to just bring a small design printed on the middle of the chest. I wish more tees did that.
I always found their designs interesting actually. Used to follow their accounts for many years on instagram & twitter before deactivating my accounts on those platforms. Sort of an "alternative urban geekery"
Whoah! This is incredibly geeky but I still love it! Will these ship to UK I wonder?
Definitely like the sweatshirt although with summer coming in it will be too hot for sweatshirts unless they do shorts too
@Lin I was off sick/on holiday for about a month, and I've also been struggling with post-COVID effects so my output's been a bit slower I've mostly been queueing up features lately since it's hard to keep on top of news with COVID brain fog! I'm glad you like my writing, thank you — that's really reassuring to hear
@huyi I believe so — I have friends in the UK who own a lot of their stuff — but it's **very** expensive 😅 maybe worth organising a group buy with some friends to split the cost of shipping?
@KateGray yeah this is why I don't want to bother importing, import tax and expensive shipping fees makes it feel not worth it 😏😏
Sooo pretty! I wish they made something for men too.
It is a great looking line, though I see that most of the stuff is delisted/sold out.
Henceforth 26th May shall be Kate Gray Day.
That particular OS model might be able to make anything look good.
Ah, fishnets. I love it. 0~0
Legend of Not My Type Marketing Problems, or the more complicated way: LoNMTMP.
On a man, the t-shirt on the right would just be a straight up and down baggy affair. But the girl model make it look fantastic! I guess a man has to be built like a truck to make a t-shirt look that good…?
Time to rethink my gender I think...
Not the greatest designs in the world but surprisingly not as bad I expected. I would love to get some if it was like 1/5 of the price but they're so expensive.
Nice! Love that Majora shirt.
Eastpak is still alive?
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