Christopher Bates Launches ‘Top Gun’-Inspired Apparel

Officially licensed by Paramount Consumer Products, new offering includes unisex clothing, accessories.
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May 2, 2022

Christopher Bates

Canadian fashion designer, Christopher Bates, has launched a “Top Gun”-inspired capsule collection in collaboration with Paramount Consumer Products. The “Top Gun” x Christopher Bates exclusive, limited-edition clothing line pays homage to the 1986 original film while nodding to the new “Top Gun: Maverick” movie, set to premiere on May 27.  

"‘Top Gun’ is one of my all-time favorite movies and creating this collection was a dream come true for me," says Bates. "Each piece was carefully crafted, with exceptional materials, artisanal-level craftsmanship and significant attention to detail. Our goal was to revive the beloved original film in a genuine and nostalgic way while ushering in a new generation of fans who will be experiencing the exhilarating world of ‘Top Gun’ for the very first time." 

The new offering comprises unisex products directly inspired by the movie, including jackets, sweatshirts, T-shirts, volleyball tank-tops and aviator sunglasses. All the prints, engravings and badges

are made from authentic artwork from the original film. All the products in the first drop are made in Italy. 

"It has been a great experience working with Christopher on this amazing collaboration," says Jamie Drew, senior vice president, strategic partnerships and Americas licensing, Paramount Consumer Products. "The collection creatively translates the iconic style from ‘Top Gun’ into chic, wearable designs. We are so excited to bring this impeccable line to fans." 

Available within Canada, U.S., U.K. and Germany, the “Top Gun” x Christopher Bates range is also available from select retailers: Shinobi Menswear in Las Vegas and Newport Beach, Gotstyle and The Coop in Toronto and in Germany. Pop-up shops are also planned, including at Toronto's stackt market from May 30 to June 5.  

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