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SMART: HUMAN MADE 2012 Spring/Summer Editorial

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2012
NIGO will always be known as the man behind A Bathing Ape, but with that relationship almost at an end his new brand, HUMAN MADE, continues to gather momentum. This editorial, featuring Kishidan front man Ayanokoji Sho, throws a spotlight on some of...

Converse Addict by NIGO – A Closer Look

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 25, 2012
Fans of the Converse Addict series recently saw the release of its latest rendition, designed by NIGO. The previously showcased in a white colorway will now be up to the general public to decide if it holds any weight to the latest brown release. Muc...

NIGO x VERBAL “One Day Disco” @ LaForet Museum Harajuku

EventsComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2012
Fashion and culture landmark LaForet Museum in Tokyo is set to become the next host of Harajuku’s disco event “One Day Disco” alongside a number of special guests. The twin sisters behind Japanese brand Jouetie Ami and Aya will be i...

BAPE ARCHIVES by NIGO

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 9, 2012
Releasing April 1 of this year is the second official release chronicling the massive fashion juggernaut in the form of BAPE ARCHIVES by NIGO. In NIGO’s own words, “in 2008 Rizzoli published the official archive book A BATHING APE. If tha...

Converse Addict by NIGO

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 20, 2012
Japanese music producer, DJ and BAPE founder NIGO teams up with Converse’s Japan-exclusive Converse Addict line to produce a re-imagined version of the iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers. In two color options including white and brown, the shoe still featu...

COLD COFFEE: HUMAN MADE Online Store

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 23, 2011
NIGO’s latest fashion brand HUMAN MADE makes the jump into online retail with the launch of COLD COFFEE’s website. COLD COFFEE itself has been the physical flagship for the HUMAN MADE brand in Tokyo, employing retail protocols similar to...

A Conversation with NIGO

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2011
HYPEBEAST recently had the privilege to sit down for a free-flowing conversation with one of biggest luminaries in the world of fashion: NIGO. Having already created a successful imprint with BAPE, he has now moved on to his vintage, Americana-inspir...

EFFECTOR by NIGO 2011 Holiday Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 16, 2011
NIGO, Japanese fashion pioneer and founder of Human Made, has collaborated once again with EFFECTOR EYEWEAR to release two new models of glasses. Inspired by mid-1980s fashion, the “Darryl” model is a slick retro-styled silhouette utilizi...

A Day With Craig Ford

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2011
Craig Ford has had a considerable impact on the London and British fashion scene. As an important visionary who brought the original BAPE STORE to London, he has also gone on to help develop the British brand presences’ of various respected str...

The Observer: HUMAN MADE: BATHING APE’S BOY WONDER GOES VINTAGE

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 19, 2011
Much talk has surrounded A Bathing Ape founder NIGO’s latest fashion endeavor with HUMAN MADE. The brand who combines archival style with critically acclaimed quality thanks to Warehouse enters as an interesting brand. Given the positioning of...

COLDCOFFEE: NIGO’s New Store in Tokyo

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2011
HUMAN MADE, the collaborative fashion label between eclectic designers NIGO and Sk8thing, have debuted its first flagship store in Tokyo last week. Intriguingly entitled COLDCOFFEE, the shop has found a home in the fashion hub of Shibuya, Tokyo and e...

NIGO: Human Made

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2011
New from NOWNESS comes an interview with A Bathing Ape founder and all-around Japanese pop culture guru NIGO on his Human Made vintage line, available overseas now for the first time ever. Sourced from entirely pre-1960s Americana-inspired items, Hum...

A Bathing Ape APEGON Project

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2011
For some time, A Bathing Ape has been an advocate for Japan’s pro wrestling circuit. Having sponsored wrestlers as well as creating new personas, APEGON was the brainchild of NIGO who bursted into the ring last year. A Bathing Ape now gives...

EFFECTOR by NIGO “Phil” Glasses

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 28, 2011
EFFECTOR by NIGO, a label established in collaboration with the BAPE founder, has just released this brand new style of glasses for Spring/Summer 2011. Called “Phil,” the sunglasses were cut from an 8mm acetate sheet and are a modern...

NIGO Introduces His Office for MR PORTER

CultureComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2011
To celebrate the official launch of MR PORTER, a new online shopping destination for men that was created by the founders of Net-A-Porter, the website features an interview with Japanese design hero NIGO. At his design studio in Tokyo, NIGO revea...