With one collaborative sneaker already on the docket for the new year, BAPE‘s Spring/Summer 2019 lookbook confirms a prosperous year for the streetwear stalwart. Along with a selection of wardrobe staples, the lineup includes a host of revamped outerwear, hats, bags and sneakers.
Familiar items, like graphic short-sleeved shirts and long-sleeved tees, are accompanied by timely subversions, including a tie-dyed Shark Hoodie and camo-splattered utility vest. Other gear includes sportswear and outerwear that plays on traditional Asian layering pieces, like a noragi elevated with red FIRST CAMO, a bomber-style jacket that utilizes Chinese button-closure and a haori printed with stylized BAPE branding and tigers. Accessories include branded caps and a wide range of bags, along with a selection of colorful BAPE STA and FIVE STA sneakers.
Keep an eye out for the new goods to hit BAPE’s web store and physical outlets in early 2019.
Most recently, it was announced that BAPE owners I.T Group have taken a minority stake in Swedish powerhouse Acne Studios.