By Vanessa Ng

Beyond The Vines’ Pokémon Collaboration Will Be Your New Obsession

Literally the cutest thing we have seen all day
From left: The Micro Dumpling Bag Pikachu, the Pikachu t-shirt, the XS Dumpling Bag Eevee

Gotta get them all! Beyond The Vines marks their first global collaboration with cult-favourite Pokémon. For the first time since the label’s inception, the homegrown design studio is looking beyond our sunny shores to evolve their classic offerings with the characters from the beloved video game. Expect to see Beyond The Vines’ utilitarian favourites, embellished with motifs, colours and other subtle design nods recognisable by any fan of the ever-evolving franchise. The collection will pay homage to six fan-favourite Pokémon characters: Charizard, Eevee, Gengar, Jigglypuff, Mew and, of course, Pikachu. The extensive collection will span lifestyle, apparel and accessories for adults and children.

The unisex Gengar t-shirt. Photo: Courtesy of Beyond The Vines

Pokémon originated in 1996 as a video game, and has evolved ever since. The franchise has become an intergenerational mainstay in pop culture, with expansions into TV anime, films, and games like Pokemon Go. Beyond The Vines has tailored pieces for this intergenerational interest–families can now don matching items from the capsule to flaunt their shared love for the characters.

The Pikachu kids backpack. Photo: Courtesy of Beyond The Vines

Exploration, a central theme of the video game series, is placed front and centre in the capsule’s offerings. You’ll find must haves for embarking on any quest: camp chairs, skate decks, nylon caps and even delicate glass cups have been adorned with the nostalgic characters.

In particular, we have our eyes on the chic maple wood skate decks. Coming in two iterations featuring either Pikachu or Charizard motifs in a reflective print, the skate decks, finished in a sleek black, are perfect for your next adventure.

The Pikachu (top) and Charizard skate decks. Photo: Courtesy of Beyond The Vines

For your day-to-day adventures, look to the reinterpretation of the widely adored XS Dumpling Bags, now available in three duo-toned palettes inspired by Pokémon characters Eevee, Jigglypuff, and Pikachu. Each bag will feature its respective character’s Pokédex number, height, and weight, with the names of each Pokémon embroidered on the product label. Other popular bags from Beyond The Vines being given the Pokémon treatment include the Micro Dumpling, Canvas Carryall 01, and Canvas Carryall 03.

The XS Dumpling Bag in blush and teal, representing Jigglypuff. Photo: Courtesy of Beyond The Vines

The collection will be available for sale online and at the brand’s flagship store at Ngee Ann City, which will be thematically transformed, from 17 February 2023. Products in the collection are available for sale in Singapore, and will be priced between SGD39 and SGD159.