Do you wish that your cat was just as fashionable as you? Now you can both wear couture designs courtesy of United Bamboo’s kitty clothing line. United Bamboo, a well-known fashion brand has been making calendars for three years now featuring cats dressed up in miniature versions of their most valued designs.
Wearing exact copies of runway clothing, the felines featured in the first issue belonged to friends and family. But soon the brand felt the need to start an Instagram campaign in order to find the most fashion forward cat lovers whose companions not only looked stylish in designer clothes but also looked good on camera. A number of kitties have been selected so far but the competition is tough and not all of them are going to make it in the 2014 issue. Some cats are already popular models such as Jasper, a part Maine coon, part domestic longhair cat who wears a red duffle parka on top of a striped shirt and is featured on the first month of the calendar. Another favorite, Huxtable, a hairless gentle-tomcat who loves “to hang out on people’s shoulders and will walk on a leash!” is wearing a simple yet stylish blouse and a black wool jumper. There is also sociaholic Prince Snowflake dressed in the brand’s colored binding coat, and toothpaste-phobic Gertrude wearing a sparkly dress. All the stars of the calendar are photographed by cat enthusiast Noah Sheldon, while the calendar itself is designed by Studio Lin.
For additional information and pictures, United Bamboo created the online Cat Club website where anyone interested can go and browse through the designs. The 2014 calendar will retail at $50 and can be bought directly from the club. Calendars from the previous years are also available for purchase and are currently on sale. Last year, United Bamboo even offered the possibility of buying the featured designs for the right price. Customers had to pay $98 for a fishtail parka and $49 for a pleated skirt in order to dress their furry friends. Despite the high street price tags, the items turned out to be very popular amongst cat and fashion lovers alike. You can order the 2014 issue starting with October 1st but there is no mention whether United Bamboo will sell fashion pieces this year.