Creative Director of UT and Human Made
Considered one of the founding fathers of streetwear, NIGO’s presence in the industry continues to be a dominant force. Forever known for creating A Bathing Ape,, the Japanese designer now focuses on curating his more refined label HUMAN MADE and running Uniqlo’s LifeWear UT division as creative director. With his strong industry connections, the Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo saw collaborations with legendary artists Futura 2000 and KAWS featuring the highly coveted Snoopy plush. Throughout the year, NIGO continued to lend his stylistic sensibilities to labels such a UNITED ARROWS and RIMOWA. The designer also kept up with his longtime collaborative relationship with Pharrell, teaming up with Cynthia Lu's Cactus Plant Flea Market.