The Weeknd’s 2018 has been punctuated by a number of merch releases, from his exclusive festival merch and My Dear Melancholy drops, to XO collections and a collaboration with Bape. Now, to celebrate the five year anniversary of his debut album Kiss Land, Abel Tesfaye is dropping a limited 14-piece collection inspired by the cover art of the album’s single “Kiss Land.”
The collection includes t-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, and hats, as well as a face mask, a die-cut rubberized keychain of the Kiss Land Red Panda Cat, and an ashtray. Both the lookbook and the merch itself include Japanese characters similar to the cover art.
As The Weeknd prepared the drop his highly anticipated, and later critically acclaimed, debut album, he spoke with Complex in a 2013 cover story about its influences. “Kiss Land symbolizes the tour life, but it's a world that I created in my head,” he said. “When I think about Kiss Land, I think about a terrifying place. It's a place I've never been to before that I'm very unfamiliar with. A lot of it is inspired by filmmakers like John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and Ridley Scott, because they know how to capture fear. That's what Kiss Land is to me, an environment that's just honest fear.”
In addition to the new merch, a 2LP vinyl for Kiss Land is also being re-released in sea glass. Check out the new merch and lookbook below. The Kiss Land anniversary collection is available at shop.theweeknd.com.