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FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS 2014 Summer Capsule

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2014
Japanese cult favorite FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS is set to launch a new capsule collection for the season. The pet project of WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama, FPAR’s exclamatory (or somewhat inflammatory) designs get new life on a limited rel...

Tetsu Nishiyama Opens FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS Online Store

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 9, 2013
FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS, the brainchild of WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama, is finally available for purchase online. Notorious for its Tokyo exclusivity before at the Black Flag Aoyama store and until now the GIP Store in Shibuya, FPAR’s me...

Tetsu Nishiyama on the WTAPS x Vans Vault 2013 Fall Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 3, 2013
Vans Vault and Tetsu Nishiyama, founder of Japanese military-spec garment house WTAPS, give us another quick glance into the WTAPS x Vans Vault collection for Fall 2013. In the video, Tetsu mentions his decision for color and material, drawing inspir...

Tetsu Nishiyama Introduces WTAPS x Vans Vault @ Firmament Berlin

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 5, 2013
Transformed into the “Firmament Recruitment Center” with customized dog tags and limited edition canteens distributed to those recruits that made that grade, Berlin’s Firmament recently played host to Tetsu Nishiyama as the famed de...

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...

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...

A Day in the Life of WTAPS Designer Tetsu Nishiyama

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2013
Tetsu Nishiyama, the founder and designer of influential brand WTAPS, is a self-described atheist, yet does believe in certain Taoist values. Specifically, he believes in a certain ‘fluidity of life’ as detailed in a recent video piece by...

HAVEN Sits Down with Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 23, 2013
Despite all his successes, his regarded vision of aesthetics, or his intricate ties within Japanese street fashion, WTAPS’ fearless leader Tetsu Nishiyama is exceedingly modest. This admirable quality manifests itself in his latest interview wi...

Traverse Tokyo: Interview with Tetsu Nishiyama

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2012
One of streetwear culture’s biggest names and the designer and businessman behind Japanese label WTAPS and Tokyo’s BlackFlag, Tetsu Nishiyama recently sat down for an interview with Traverse Tokyo. Touching on his most recent project, a n...

THE NEW ORDER Vol. 6 – Scott Campbell & Tetsu Nishiyama

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 31, 2012
This latest volume of THE NEW ORDER is set to be made available through select retailers on April 9. Offering up a selection of two covers as per usual, American tattoo artist Scott Campbell and Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS fame are featured for this ins...