The Headhunter series is Wip’s first collaboration with graphic and hiphop artist Gap of People’s Future. Almost 2 years in the making, the Headhunter series was inspired by filipino tribesmen of the mountainous province of Benguet. Historically their form of tribal warfare was known to be a vicious one where rival tribes heads were hunted and displayed on territory borders to warn outsiders from trespassing and as a display of might.
The first series of Headhunter caps comes in five micro-limited runs of 100 pieces each color.
The front panels of the 6-panel Snap Back cap has a graphic logo of a tribesman chief in monochrome 3D embroidery. The details of the logo are very intricate with the character’s headpiece showing different textures of fabric and feathers. The side logo depicts three shrunken skull heads. It’s a play on the three ghosts of Wipcap’s iconic PAC-Q series, now part of official Team Pacquiao gear. The artist also says the three skulls represent the three members of the Manila based Hip-Hop group, People’s Future which Gap spits rhymes with.
The dome of the cap a black, though the main feature of the cap is a handwoven native fabric which was crafted by descendants of the kalinga tribesmen from the mountain province. This series drops with five color ways: white and blue, hot pink yellow and purple, maroon, yellow blue and black, an aqua and black colorway, and the classic maroon black and yellow.
Will be available on jan 22 in select Wipcaps stockists.