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A lot has changed in six years. The perceptible growth that street culture has experienced alongside its major players and influencers can be witnessed in many forms. Ties between hip-hop and streetwear have long-since been self-evident, yet have manifested differently over time, and as such 2008 was the year A Bathing Ape chose Kanye West and Big Sean among others to feature in the brand’s fall/winter lookbook. Clearly the connotations this lookbook presents are vastly different from today as a testament to the evolution that has inevitably taken place; baggy denim, off-kilter caps and relaxed-fitting silhouettes were conventions that many would not consider out of place five years ago, while juxtaposed with today these semblances combined seem quite outworn. One may simply sift through more recent snaps of Kanye West, Big Sean, Pharrell, a HUMAN MADE NIGO, and other artists that appear in the images above to witness the fleeting nature of trends and styles.

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