Per Refinery 29, the new pieces launching Thursday are actually just a preview of a full relaunch collection slated for September. The Forever 21 collab follows the pricing model the shop is known for, meaning prospective buyers who recall the brand’s 2000s heyday can score some of the first wave of the 2019 edition without totally messing up the monies.
“It’s perfect timing for this,” founder Kimora Lee Simmons told WWD earlier this year when it was initially announced that she had purchased the brand after a deep search. “Over the past several years, we realized the brand resonates with people and lives deep in their souls.”
At the time, Leissner teased that she and the team had designs on providing a “new messaging” for young people.
In new comments given to Refinery 29 ahead of Thursday’s reveal, Forever 21’s VP of merchandising Linda Chang touted the brand’s “iconic” status and looked forward to helping new customers discover the looks.
Below, get a glimpse at how Forever 21 is positioning the new Baby Phat pieces online, all of which are available for purchase here.