Ambush Design | HALBSTARKE Collection

May 04, 2016

AMBUSH® began in 2008 as an experimental line of jewelry created by VERBAL & YOON.  The innovative POP ART inspired designs captured a distinct Tokyo aesthetic with the iconic trademarked POW!® motif igniting media coverage around the world.  AMBUSH® has progressed into creating unisex collections designed in AMBUSH®’s Tokyo Studio and made by renowned craftsmen in Japan.  The brand made its Paris debut in 2015 with VERBAL & YOON being named to Business of Fashion’s Top 500 People influencing the global fashion industry the same year.

AMBUSH®’s uniquely crafted parts form an idiosyncratic style that’s led to commissions and collaborations with an illustrious list that includes A Bathing Ape (NIGO), Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), Maison Kitsuné, sacai, and UNDERCOVER.

Their latest collection HALBSTARKE is one that pays tribute to the rebellious youths of the 1950s where various objects of accessories are repurposed and worn for the declaration of independence and individuality. Crafted in Japan, pieces of sterling silver make up not just accessories of chokers, earrings and necklaces, but also heavily adorn one-of-a-kind apparel in the form of denim jackets and tops.