NIGO® & Jun Takahashi: NOWHERE

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 28, 2009
Reuniting for the launch of their new NOWHERE space, we sit down with famed Japanese designers NIGO® and Jun Takahashi for some insight into their latest retail venture.

NOWHERE Hong Kong Opening

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2009
A heavy-weight contingency was recently in Hong Kong to partake in the recent opening of the NOWHERE Hong Kong flagship store. With it saw the appearance of respective personalities NIGO(R) (of A Bathing Ape), Jun Takahashi (of UNDERCOVER) and Te...

Tokyo Suite, Selected by Nigo

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2009
In celebration of its 15th anniversary as one of the planet’s leading luxury hotels, the Park Hyatt in Tokyo have collaborated with the Bape general himself, Nigo®. Drawing inspiration from the time he spent at the hotels’ lavish tokyo suite on t...

NOWHERE Hong Kong Further Preview

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 4, 2009
With the recent announcing of a NOWHERE Hong Kong in the works, NIGO(R)’s partner in crime Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER chimes in with his own thoughts and previews. Working with the same designers behind their previous NOWHERE locations, it...


UncategorizedComments ⋅ Aug 1, 2009
NIGO (R) offers a teaser into an upcoming branch of his NOWHERE retail venture as it is set to open in Hong Kong. The venture between NIGO (R) and long-time friend Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER will open in late September.

Dazed Digital: London BAPE STORE Interview with NIGO

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jul 22, 2009
With a high-profile BAPE STORE London opening just days ago, Dazed Digital conducted a short interview with A Bathing Ape founder NIGO regarding a series of noteworthy topics. Dazed Digital get the low-down on WTAPS’ Tetsuya Nishiyima’...

URSUS BAPE Stadium Jacket Preview

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2009
Nigo unveils a quick preview of what should be yet another release for the Tetsu Nishiyama creatively-driven URSUS BAPE label. The acclaimed Japanese designer taps his design prowess with a stadium jacket reflecting the playful nature of A Bathin...

Going Nowhere – An Interview with Jun Takahashi and Nigo

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2009
Dazed Digital recently sat down with Japanese fashion icons, Jun Takahashi (Undercover) and Nigo (A Bathing Ape), for a brief discussion about their retail venture, NOWHERE. With Dover Street Market being the only UK stockist of A Bathing Ape, t...

NOWHERE “Sixteen Chicks” T-shirt

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 4, 2009
Having original plied his trade with Jun Takahashi and their NOWHERE retail venture in Harajuku, Nigo’s recent stepping down from A Bathing Ape as president has freed up some time for other projects including a re-visitiation of NOWHERE. NO...

honeyee Think Piece: Interview with KAWS

UncategorizedComments ⋅ May 2, 2009
With OriginalFake’s 3 year anniversary this year, honeyee (Google Translate) interview the man behind the brand and massively popular artist KAWS regarding this year’s focus and approach. The short interview includes talks on BapeR...

NIGO® Post Announcement Interview for WWD for Japan

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2009
In the first interview following the stepping-down of Nigo as head of A Bathing Ape, he offers some information behind the move in the latest issue of WWD for Japan. Claiming that company re-structuring is common practice, it seems as though not...

A Bathing Ape Hong Kong 3rd Anniversary Party Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2009
Over the weekend, Bape celebrated their 3rd anniversary since the opening of the Japanese brand’s Hong Kong Chapter Store in 2006. Along with several celebs in attendance including 2R, Theresa, Miki, Wyman, and Juno, the event was an intima...

EYESCREAM May 2009 Issue featuring Hiroshi Fujiwara & NIGO – A Closer Look

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2009
Hitting newsstands a few days back, EYESCREAM’s May 2009 issue boasts one of the magazines most prolific covers, graced by streetwear guru Hiroshi Fujiwara and A Bathing Ape’s NIGO. We now get a closer look into the anticipated spread...

Mercedes Benz AMG 300SL for NIGO Full Look

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2009
Originally hinted at a few days ago, NIGO pops the top off of his latest and greatest toy, an iconic Mercedes Benz SL300 Gullwing with a transplanted AMG 6.0L V8 engine. Enthusiasts alike will probably already feel that the modernized powerplant...

Nigo Cedes Roles at A Bathing Ape

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 1, 2009
Reliable fashion source WWD reports that A Bathing Ape’s general Nigo looks to be stepping down from his role as president and director for the legendary Japanese streetwear brand, founded in 1993. Nigo will remain a majority owner of Nowhe...