Danny Roberts Harajuku Lovers Bags

There is no better way to start off the new year than to bring you an exclusive interview and information on a fantastic collaboration. We are talking about the well-known artist Danny Roberts and his partnership with Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers.

Danny Roberts has gained worldwide exposure for his artistic drawings. In fact, his work is now so easily-recognizable that you could pick a Danny Roberts drawing out without batting an eye. Roberts showcases his work on his blog, Igor and Andre, which includes blogger portraits, ad campaigns, and personal works among others.

Danny Roberts Fatally Cute Tag Danny Roberts Gwen Stefani Tee

Danny Roberts was approached for the opportunity of a lifetime. Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku Lovers approached Roberts to ask him to team up to create a mini Limited Edition line. The collaboration was released late July and consisted of four unique handbags, six shirts, and one sweatshirt.

Only problem for all of you is that many of the items are extremely hard to find and/or not available. I was hunting down the Mad for Plaid Precious Tote, which I have yet to find. Here is the good news though, there are three items that Danny Roberts helped me track down.

Mad for Plaid Satchel | $187 via Asos
The Tall Music Tee | $40 via KarmaLoop
Tall Girls Flash Drive Hoodie | $72 via KarmaLoop

Danny Roberts Harajuku Lovers Bags

Here are our two exclusive questions for Danny Roberts:

PB: Were you always interested in fashion along with art?

DR: Well, I have always loved to draw. My Fashion interest started a little later in my young life. In junior high I started a t-shirt company, which I guess was the start of my interest in fashion. As the little shirt company started to grow, I decided to design clothes and teach myself how to sew. Then, when it was time for college, I decided I would like to study Fashion Design. I think from that point on I’ve followed fashion.

Fashion is kind of a door into a dream world for me, and I like entering that dream world. I guess, to me, seeing a fashion collection is like picking the wardrobe for the story that is constantly being written in my head… if that makes sense? Fashion inspires just about every part of my art.

Danny Roberts Harajuku Lovers Bag Display PB: Share with us your initial reaction on being approached to collaborate with Gwen Stefani.

DR: Hahah. well.. I’m not sure if there are many other ways to react… hahaha!

My eyes went wide as I read the email, and then I started laughing in excitement and disbelief, and then a massive smile formed on my face. That smile stayed on my face for the whole week I think.

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  • Alana

    I love Danny’s work!! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Jane H.

    I love the graphics and the shapes of the bags, but not together.

  • Terri

    Love these pieces! I’ll take one of each please!!!

  • MizzJ

    These pieces are more grown-up than the normal Harajuku fare, which I like!

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    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I agree – very whimsical and lovely! I ordered the shirt and sweatshirt and am looking forward to trying them on and seeing what they look like

  • mochababe73

    I am not really a fan of L.A.M.B. or Harajuku Lovers because that just isn’t my style. However, these bags and clothing look like something that i would wear. Very cute.

  • 19yearslater

    These bags are so much fun. My favorite is the Hufflepuff girl.

  • MAX

    It’s designed for Gwen not me!

  • Shannon

    I love these! I really want the hoodie, but the site with the bag has a very high markup! I looked through the rest of the items, and there was stuff from Juicy Couture that was double the retail price! But the artwork is gorgeous! I normally don’t like HL bags (I have one), I’m more into L.A.M.B., but the tote would be a gorgeous school bag! And I’ve also spotted the hoodie at shopadornonline.com

  • Michael St. James
  • Betsy

    Hi, I am trying to locate the harajuku lovers bag-madras shoulder strap featured in Teen Vogue May issue. I can find a smaller button bag and tote but not the bag for $118. Thanks, Betsy

  • Joys11

    Great! means now we get best art in Harajuku Lovers iwth exceptional designs :)

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