I think I speak for a lot of people when I say there’s a certain level of dissapointment when you see an incredible article of ‘one-size’ clothing from a Japanese brand, only to have it be too small. It’s generally not a good feeling, but nothing outweighs the dissapointment of not being able to walk out of the store in that new top. That’s where Shibuya-based fashion brand ‘Galaxxxy’ is stepping in. In a recent announcement that went live on their social media accounts, they shared that they’d be testing limited runs for US sizing on a select few articles of clothing. This is pretty major news, especially with Galaxxxy being one of my all-time favorite brands.
The two articles of clothing that are currently being tested are the brands signature ‘Gala-chan‘ shirts, as well as the ‘Sexy Cat Girl‘ mascot shirts. It’s likely that based on the performance of these two, the brand may look at making future releases available in US sizing as well. This is massive news, especially for those of us who have been following the brand for any period of time. Lately the brand has been commanding a large presence at North American conventions, so any steps taken to accommodate their international followers are always appreciated.
To date the brand has largely operated on a ‘one-size’ system, which is considered standard amongst smaller brands within Japan. As Galaxxxy looked towards international releases however, it was obvious that this wasn’t going to work for long. The news comes closely in time with the brands 10th anniversary, having originally been founded in 2007. Throughout those 10 years, the brand has collaborated with properties such as Adventure Time, Dragon Ball Z, Ultraman, and even international artists such as Porter Robinson. It’s been a wild ride for the company, and this announcement gives me some serious hope for their international presence in the years to come.