NIGO

Nigo

Tomoaki Nagao, also known as NIGO is a Japanese fashion designer and founder of A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and BAPESTA. Currently, he is the creative director of Uniqlo’s UT division, focusing on graphic T-shirts. He also co-founded Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream with Pharrell Williams.

Date of Birth December 27, 1970
Industries Streetwear, Footwear
Headquarter Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Red Bull Taps NEIGHBORHOOD, Hiroshi Fujiwara & NIGO for 'Major Force Be With You'
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Red Bull Taps NEIGHBORHOOD, Hiroshi Fujiwara & NIGO for 'Major Force Be With You'

Streetwear heavyweights weigh in on the legendary record label.

HUMAN MADE Puts Together a Set of Military-Inspired Carrying Options
Fashion

HUMAN MADE Puts Together a Set of Military-Inspired Carrying Options

“Gears for futuristic teenagers.”

HUMAN MADE & N.HOOLYWOOD Join Converse Japan for Exclusive Addict Sneakers
Footwear

HUMAN MADE & N.HOOLYWOOD Join Converse Japan for Exclusive Addict Sneakers

Premium seasonal sneakers.

HAVEN Adds BAPE to Its Offerings
Fashion

HAVEN Adds BAPE to Its Offerings

Available now.

HUMAN MADE Teams up With STUDIO SEVEN on a Set of Gingham Deck Shoes
Footwear

HUMAN MADE Teams up With STUDIO SEVEN on a Set of Gingham Deck Shoes

Classy.

HUMAN MADE Deploys Multi-Fabric Garments for FW18
Fashion

HUMAN MADE Deploys Multi-Fabric Garments for FW18

With intricate embroidery and unique prints.

HUMAN MADE & George Cox Link up on a Trio of Statement Creeper Silhouettes
Footwear

HUMAN MADE & George Cox Link up on a Trio of Statement Creeper Silhouettes

A pair of low tops and a boot.

EFFECTOR Unveils SS18 Eyewear Collaborations With NIGO, Lewis Leathers & More
Fashion

EFFECTOR Unveils SS18 Eyewear Collaborations With NIGO, Lewis Leathers & More

Handcrafted in Japan.

HUMAN MADE Gets Crafty With New Paper Mache Duck
Design

HUMAN MADE Gets Crafty With New Paper Mache Duck

Vintage American kitsch.

HUMAN MADE Channels Vintage Americana With New Spring/Summer 2018 Rings
Fashion

HUMAN MADE Channels Vintage Americana With New Spring/Summer 2018 Rings

Engraved and hand painted.
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1993

Founded BAPE

2003

NIGO co-founded Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream with Pharrell Williams

2013

NIGO stepped down from BAPE, then appointed as creative director of Uniqlo UT.