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Canadian fashion designer Christopher Bates launches TOP GUN-inspired collection officially licensed by Paramount Consumer Products

TORONTO, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Famous Canadian fashion designer, Christopher Bates, launches a capsule collection inspired by TOP GUN in collaboration with Paramount Consumer Products. Officially launched today, the TOP GUN X CHRISTOPHER BATES the exclusive, limited-edition apparel line pays homage to the iconic original 1986 film while nodding to the new TOP GUN: MAVERICK movie, set to premiere on May 272022.

“TOP GUN is one of my favorite films of all time and creating this collection was a dream come true for me,” said the creative director, Christopher Bates. “Each piece has been carefully crafted, using exceptional materials, expert craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Our goal was to bring the beloved original film to life in an authentic and nostalgic way while ushering in a new generation fans who will experience the thrilling world of TOP GUN for the very first time.”

The new offering is made up of unisex products directly inspired by the film, including jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, volleyball tank tops and aviator sunglasses. All prints, etchings and badges are made from authentic artwork from the original film. Each of First Drop’s coveted products is proudly made in Italy.

“It has been a great experience working with Christopher on this amazing collaboration,” said Jamie Drew, Senior Vice President, Americas Strategic Partnerships and Licensing, Paramount Consumer Products. “The collection creatively translates TOP GUN’s iconic style into chic and wearable designs. We are thrilled to bring this flawless line to fans.”

Available in Canada, UNITED STATESUK and Germanythe TOP GUN X CHRISTOPHER BATES collection is out today on well as at select retailers: Shinobi Menswear at Vegas and Newport Beach, Gotstyle and The Coop in Torontoand in Germany. Pop-up shops are also planned, notably at the from Toronto famous market stackt of May 30-June 5. High resolution images are available upon request.

About Christopher Bates

Founded in 2008, Christopher Bates designs for fashionable people who are at their peak, regardless of age, race, color, gender or belief. Native Vancouver, Canada, Christopher Bates chose his real name to represent himself in the fashion world. Inspired by the exclusive fabrics and Italian artisan producers he works with, Bates’ commitment to quality and authenticity is absolute. This commitment, in harmony with his honed talent for timeless design, clever detailing and bold color palette, is what has established him as a renowned style expert. Bates has received numerous accolades over the years, including: Canadian Menswear Designer of the Year, CAFA (2019) and Fashion Group International’s Visionary Award, FGI (2018). For more information, visit or follow Christopher Bates on instagram, Facebookand LinkedIn

About Paramount Consumer Products

Paramount Consumer Products oversees all licensing and merchandising for Paramount (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences around the world. Driven by iconic consumer brands, Paramount Consumer Products’ portfolio includes a diverse lineup of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime . With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, Paramount Consumer Products is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved iconic franchises. Additionally, Paramount Consumer Products oversees the direct-to-consumer online business for CBS and Showtime programming products, as well as standalone branded e-commerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park and MTV.

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