Taco Bell and Forever 21 are launching a clothing collection this fall, and while it may seem like an odd pairing, it kind of works. Both brands are inexpensive, churn out new products at a crazy-fast rate, and thrive on being something you love to hate. We’re not exactly proud of our love of $7 dresses and dollar soft tacos, but we sure as heck aren’t going to stop buying them.
The line will include tops, bodysuits, cropped and regular hoodies, sweatshirts, and anorak jackets. While there are graphic tees involved (for girls, along with a pullover and hoodie), the adult portion of the line sounds more like clothing you’d find in a kitschy boutique than 2000s era-Junk Food t-shirts (RIP). According to the press release, the pieces are “updated with pops of color and distinctive illustrations that effortlessly bring the heat.”
So far, the only items we’ve seen are the pieces modeled by Brittany Creech and Andrew McBurnie, who you may remember as the kids who killed the senior portrait game by taking their photos in Taco Bell. McBurnie has on a pink pullover with a tacos, T.Bell cup, and hot sauce patch, and Creech is wearing red hot-sauce tank top, which just made coming up with your Taco Bell Halloween costume way easier.
F21 x Taco Bell will be in Forever 21 stores this fall, after a party in Downtown Los Angeles Oct. 10 debuting the collection. The two brands announced their collaboration by way of a “casting call” seeking photo and video content for the event. Fans can post content to social media with the tag #F21xTacoBell showing why they love the brands, and some of the content will be incorporated into the fashion show as part of the runway details.
Influencers and superfans of both brands will model the clothes, and people in L.A. can join the live event, which includes a taco truck and entertainment by a Taco Bell Feed the Beat band, alongside the late-night runway show. The clothing line will be available in select Forever 21 stores and online beginning Oct. 11.