The new year holidays brings forth the always-anticipated lookbook for Japanese streetwear pioneers A Bathing Ape. For the 2013 spring/summer collection, BAPE offers a release of new patterns and camouflage renditions, two of which are titled “hieroglyphic” and “explosive,” which will surely attract a lot of attention with fans and new adopters alike. Repeat collaborations with Gitman Brothers, Ebbets Field, Champion and George Cox return, while Kangol is added to the list after a slightly long-winded absence from the streetwear scene. A hip-hop inspired mix of graphic tees, hats and sneakers also make an appearance alongside what is certainly the new item of interest, a brand-new representation of the iconic Shark parka plastered with contrasting polka dots. The new season begins promptly on January 1, 2013 at all A Bathing Ape retailers in Japan, following shortly worldwide.
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