After seeing huge success from their first bikini collaboration with KAWS' last year, the female streetwear fashion line Married to the Mob (aka MOB) have teamed up again to launch a second limited-edition bathing suit with the artist. The look this year, called "The Rattle," is a little more feisty, a refreshingly provocative design compared to the playful "hands" debut of 2006. With a glammed up reptilian theme, a gold split tongue and fang motif slithers across the black lycra itsy-bitsy, commanding nothing less than a confident personality (like the ladies of MOB) to suit up.
One viewer on the MOB website summed up the style as, "a modern day Garden of Eden, except this bitch ain't afraid to eat the apple or frolic with the serpent."
Based on the sell-out responses of last summer, 200 "Rattlers" are up for grabs this time around (twice as many as the 2006 edition). The string set hits shelves this Friday (tomorrow) and are available at four exclusive locations: ALife, New York; Original Fake, Tokyo; Colette, Paris and the MOB website.