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.
KAWS Shatters Auction Record with $14.8 Million USD Painting
Arts

KAWS Shatters Auction Record with $14.8 Million USD Painting

From Sotheby’s Hong Kong and NIGO’s long-anticipated sale.

Best Art Drops: NIGO & Sotheby’s Catalog, Tom Sachs 'McDonald’s Graphic Standards' Edition & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: NIGO & Sotheby’s Catalog, Tom Sachs 'McDonald’s Graphic Standards' Edition & More

Including a new limited edition print by Adam Lister.

NIGO's Catalog for "NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1" Auction Is Available Now
Arts

NIGO's Catalog for "NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1" Auction Is Available Now

Learn more about his upcoming Sotheby’s collection.

NIGO Pays Homage to 1960s Basketball on This Chuck Taylor
Footwear

NIGO Pays Homage to 1960s Basketball on This Chuck Taylor

For Converse Japan’s fashion-focused Addict line.

UPDATE: Pharrell Teases Upcoming HUMAN MADE x adidas Collaborative Sneakers
Footwear

UPDATE: Pharrell Teases Upcoming HUMAN MADE x adidas Collaborative Sneakers

Both red and blue pairs are now previewed.

Girls Don't Cry and Human Made Drew Big Crowds at Oallery Store Pop-Up
Fashion

Girls Don't Cry and Human Made Drew Big Crowds at Oallery Store Pop-Up

Verdy and Nigo were both in attendance for their European debut.

NIGO Returns to Sotheby's for “NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1.” Auction
Arts

NIGO Returns to Sotheby's for “NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1.” Auction

The ultimate street culture auction is back.

Here's What Went Down at the HUMAN MADE x KFC NYC Pop-Up
Fashion 

Here's What Went Down at the HUMAN MADE x KFC NYC Pop-Up

Presented by KFC
With a special appearance by NIGO himself.

How NIGO Designed the HUMAN MADE x KFC Collaboration
Fashion 

How NIGO Designed the HUMAN MADE x KFC Collaboration

Presented by KFC
An exploration of the designer’s fascination with the American lifestyle.

Here's Every Piece From HUMAN MADE's Collaboration With KFC
Fashion 

Here's Every Piece From HUMAN MADE's Collaboration With KFC

Along with details on where to cop.
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