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Sotheby’s “NIGO® Only Lives Twice” Catalog

LifestyleComments ⋅ 2 days ago
After an exclusive first look at some of the items in NIGO® & Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction, we are now treated with the accompanying catalog that details the full collection. The premium book features some words from Pharrell Williams and of...

NIGO Talks About Pieces for His Upcoming Sotheby’s “NIGO® Only Lives Twice” Auction Part 3

VideosComments ⋅ 5 days ago
Wrapping up our three-part series on NIGO’s upcoming auction for Sotheby’s, we present a particularly nostalgic item from his collection. This ’60s-era Batmobile variant is one of over 30 in his possession and features a unique navy...

A Look Back at Pharrell, Kanye West and Big Sean Alongside NIGO in A Bathing Ape’s Fall/Winter 2008 MOOK

StyleComments ⋅ 6 days ago
A lot has changed in six years. The perceptible growth that street culture has experienced alongside its major players and influencers can be witnessed in many forms. Ties between hip-hop and streetwear have long-since been self-evident, yet have man...

NIGO Talks About Pieces for His Upcoming Sotheby’s “NIGO® Only Lives Twice” Auction Part 2

VideosComments ⋅ 9 days ago
Following our big reveal of NIGO’s collection for the upcoming #NigoOnlyLivesTwice auction through Sotheby’s, we’re back with a second item and certainly his most infamous. Conceived during his time working for ICECREAM and BBC, the...

NIGO Talks About Pieces for His Upcoming Sotheby’s “NIGO® Only Lives Twice” Auction

VideosComments ⋅ 12 days ago
NIGO presents the first of many rare items in his extensive collection soon to be offered on the block through international auction house Sotheby’s this fall. Titled “NIGO® Only Lives Twice,” among the pieces is the sculpture seen...

NIGO & Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction: An Exclusive First Look at the Items

ArtsComments ⋅ 14 days ago
A man of impeccable taste and design as displayed through his designs and strong body of work, Japanese streetwear forefather NIGO has joined forces with Sotheby’s for an auction of massive proportions. Held in Hong Kong, we had the pleasure of...

Sotheby’s Launches “NIGO® Only Lives Twice” Auction

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2014
Globally renowned art auctioneer Sotheby’s took to its Instagram feed and YouTube channel this morning to announce an auction that will undoubtedly bring chaos to the HYPEBEAST realm. In collaboration with streetwear pioneer and creative polymath NIG...

Switch Vol.32 No.7 “Packers Delight” featuring NIGO

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 28, 2014
For the latest issue of Switch magazine, the Japanese imprint explores the world of luggage with the help of a creative behemoth by the name of NIGO. Specifically titled “Packers Delight,” Vol.32 No.7 features 136 pages of toting goodness...

NIGO’s 2-5 Café

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2014
NIGO is a man of many hats, both literally and figuratively. Having recently taking the helm as creative director of Uniqlo’s UT line, designed a capsule collection for adidas Originals and Lee, directed a music video for Pharrell, and who knows what...

Pharrell Williams “Happy” Japanese Edition Music Video by NIGO

MusicComments ⋅ May 13, 2014
Nearly a year has passed since the debut of Pharrell’s “Happy” for the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2 and, with no signs of going anywhere anytime soon, the infectious single has prompted the release of a new Japanese music video. He...

Lee by NIGO® 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ May 2, 2014
Longtime denim aficionado NIGO was tapped by classic American brand Lee to design a brand new capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Delving into the Lee archives, the range takes inspiration from the workwear of the 1920s and 1930s for a reimagi...

A Look Inside NIGO’s Studio Lesson 8 Atelier

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2014
It’s always interesting to connect a product to its source. Highlighting one of this site’s favorite creatives, Japanese lifestyle publication iBought goes inside the new workspace of legendary designer, NIGO. Taking the reins as Uniqlo U...

Pharrell Williams x Uniqlo UT 2014 Spring/Summer “i am OTHER” Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 1, 2014
Following the announcement of Pharrell Williams as the new face of the NIGO-headed Uniqlo UT, we now have our first look at the entirety of Pharrell’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection with the Japanese retail giant. Tapping Pharrell’s own i...

ibought Vol.5 featuring NIGO

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 9, 2014
ibought launches vol.5 with the all-encompassing streetwear guru NIGO on its cover. Conceived as an informative guide to the latest in fashion, art and culture, the Japanese magazine is a go-to print for relevant news in our industry, having previous...

Pharrell Williams is the New Face of Uniqlo UT

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 4, 2014
Following the announcement of  close friend and longtime collaborator NIGO’s new role as Uniqlo UT’s creative director, Pharrell Williams has been announced as the new face of Uniqlo UT. Hot off the heels of Pharrell’s performance a...