Wasted Youth is a dominant contemporary brand in the context of skate culture and to celebrate the end of the year, the company is returning to Japan and setting up an exclusive clothing pop-up shop at local retailer afterbase. The location is in Osaka, Japan, and the debuted range is a collaboration between the two labels.
The offerings — mainly hoodies, tees, and caps, all build on the aesthetic of contemporary youth and skate culture. The clothing pop-up will make these available to the public. Through this collaboration, Verdy of Wasted Youth returns to his origins. The garments produce an "aggressive skate aesthetic" that is heavily adorned with graphics — a mash-up of afterbase's logo and Wasted Youth's crushed beer cans is a dominant component of the collaboration.