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NIGO on A Bathing Ape and What the Future Holds

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
The legendary NIGO recently sat down with WWD to share his thoughts on A Bathing Ape post-NIGO as well as what the future holds for him. Two years since Hong Kong-based fashion conglomerate I.T. bought A Bathing Ape and with the brand celebrating its...

NW20 Exhibition @ BAPE GALLERY KYOTO

StyleComments ⋅ May 28, 2013
After making its debut at Shibuya’s Daikanyama T-SITE Garden Gallery TSUTAYA – an event that saw more than 1,500 visitors in just three days – NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape’s 20th anniversary NW20 Exhibition is set to make its way t...

NIGO Announces Final Season as Creative Director for A Bathing Ape

StyleComments ⋅ May 25, 2013
Since the surprising news broke a few years ago via WWD that A Bathing Ape founder NIGO would be stepping down from his role and handing over the ownership rights to I.T Limited, the Japanese designer and entrepreneur has since remained at the helm a...

A Bathing Ape’s NIGO Expands Into Music Videos with Japanese Group “1966QUARTET”

MusicComments ⋅ May 3, 2013
Modern renaissance man NIGO seemingly has his finger in every piece of the proverbial pie. From clothing to food, art, design and music, it seems nothing is safe from NIGO’s creative Midas touch. That being said, his latest project comes as a b...

NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary Event Recap

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 30, 2013
Continuing to celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape hosted an event at the Daikanyama T-SITE Garden Gallery TSUTAYA in Shibuya, Tokyo. Over the weekend, the brand showcased a collection of works by 20 of the biggest names...

NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary Collaborations with Kanye West, Pharrell, Futura & More

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 26, 2013
First announced earlier this month in what, at first, appeared to be a cruel April Fools’ Day joke, NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape have now unveiled the full range of collaborative 20th anniversary tees. Created in conjunction with heavy-hitters like...

NIGO to Put His Rare Toy Collection Up for Auction

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2013
It’s to be expected that over the course of NIGO’s career, which spans over 20 years, that he might have collected some rare items along the way. The BAPE founder now unveils some collector’s items from his toy collection, putting t...

Coca-Cola x HUMAN MADE Installation at PRESENT LONDON

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 20, 2013
Continuing our extensive coverage on Coca-Cola’s collaborative range with NIGO’s HUMAN MADE brand, we head west from a Tokyo launch party to highlight retail space PRESENT LONDON’s decorative installation for the aforementioned heri...

NIGO Discusses Coca-Cola x HUMAN MADE Collection and Plays with Coke Cans

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2013
HUMAN MADE designer NIGO and BEAMS men’s creative director Hiroshi Kubo present a new line of Coca-Cola-branded spring apparel under the HUMAN MADE label. The connoisseurs of vintage Americana both reminisce about the pleasures of enjoying the...

Coca-Cola x HUMAN MADE x BEAMS 2013 Capsule Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2013
Japanese street culture icon NIGO unveil a new line interpreting 20th century vintage Coca-Cola wear with modern-day flair. This conceptual line will launch on the former A Bathing Ape creator’s spin-off line, HUMAN MADE – the next chapte...

PX 600 Silver Shade Edition by NIGO

TechComments ⋅ Dec 21, 2012
Inspired by the classic design of military apparel, NIGO combines a crisp green frame and sleek black and white photo material for a calm and stylish analog instant experience for IMPOSSIBLE. NIGO created the PX 600 Silver Shade edition and commented...

GRIND: Tokyo Creators Wear HUMAN MADE

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 13, 2012
To help highlight some of the garments from NIGO’s latest HUMAN MADE collection, GRIND magazine has enlisted the help of some well-known names in the Japanese fashion industry. Nicknamed the “Tokyo Creators,” the group includes designers, music...

HUMAN MADE 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2012
Americana-obsessed label HUMAN MADE returns for Fall/Winter 2012 with an all-new lookbook and familiar face. Once again drawing inspiration from vintage American workwear and ’50s influences, the lookbook features another appearance by co-found...

ATELIER by NIGO

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 22, 2012
Providing the most in-depth look yet at NIGO’s vast personal collection of rarities and relics is the upcoming ATELIER by NIGO book from Casa Books and Magazinehouse. Due out later this year, the book will span 192 pages and highlight the 42-ye...

A Rare Glimpse into NIGO’s Personal Collection Space in the New ObscuraVision

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2012
Lifestyle publication Obscura Magazine has proudly kicked off their freshly-minted production/video channel ObscuraVision by featuring a rare glimpse into A Bathing Ape/Human Made founder and pop culture icon NIGO’s personal collection space. There,...