NIGO

Nigo

Founder of A Bathing Ape and Human Made
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.

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.
Girls Don't Cry & HUMAN MADE Unveil Collab for Verdy Harajuku Day
Fashion

Girls Don't Cry & HUMAN MADE Unveil Collab for Verdy Harajuku Day

The first reveal for the exclusive-filled event.

Pharrell and NIGO Deliver Three Collaborative HUMAN MADE x adidas Hu Sneakers
Footwear

Pharrell and NIGO Deliver Three Collaborative HUMAN MADE x adidas Hu Sneakers

Remixing the Hu NMD, Tennis and Solar Hu models.

Nigo Opens the Doors To His Atelier To Show off His Archive
Fashion

Nigo Opens the Doors To His Atelier To Show off His Archive

Everything from rare clothing, expensive jewelry, iconic art and sought after collectible toys.

HUMAN MADE & Girls Don't Cry Continue Collaborative Efforts With Limited "1928 Kyoto" Capsule
Fashion

HUMAN MADE & Girls Don't Cry Continue Collaborative Efforts With Limited "1928 Kyoto" Capsule

Featuring hoodies, a t-shirt, and a bevy of accessories.

AAPE by A Bathing Ape Announces Paris Store Opening
Fashion

AAPE by A Bathing Ape Announces Paris Store Opening

Coming to the French capital soon.

Uniqlo UT Unveils Female-Focused "RISE AGAIN BY VERDY" SS19 Capsule
Fashion

Uniqlo UT Unveils Female-Focused "RISE AGAIN BY VERDY" SS19 Capsule

The fast-rising creative joins NIGO and Emma for the collection.

Verdy Hints at Upcoming Uniqlo UT Collaboration
Fashion

Verdy Hints at Upcoming Uniqlo UT Collaboration

With a special teaser from creative director NIGO.

NIGO and Pharrell Create "Storm Cowboy" Sake
Food & Beverage

NIGO and Pharrell Create "Storm Cowboy" Sake

Available at the new HUMAN MADE 1928 store in Kyoto.

NIGO Believes 'Star Wars' Is Better Than 'Star Trek'
Design 

NIGO Believes 'Star Wars' Is Better Than 'Star Trek'

A look back at our classic interview with George Lucas’ biggest fan.

The Futuristic Y-3 RUNNER 4D II Takes the Spotlight in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear 

The Futuristic Y-3 RUNNER 4D II Takes the Spotlight in This Week's Footwear Drops

Along with collaborative silhouettes from Alife, Pharrell, HUMAN MADE, NEIGHBORHOOD and more.

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