A Bathing Ape® VERY APE UK Lookbook
Following up on the recent unveiling of the A Bathing Ape VERY APE UK collection and the celebration of BAPE STORE London’s 11th anniversary, photographer Christina Paik captures a lookbook set against the streets of London. Referencing the past, VERY APE UK was originally a British-made diffusion label prior to the launch of the London BAPE STORE. The return of the line features several classic designs, all of which will be available as of November 30 at the BAPE STORE London.
Bounty Hunting Bathing Ape’s and Mad Sharks
BOUNTY HUNTER and A Bathing Ape teamed up for a fresh capsule collection. The collection features the trademark full-zipp shark hoodie and some tees all based on the shark trademark. The tees come in black and white the colours Bounty Hunter is known to use. The “Mad Shark” tees and hoodies will release at Bounty Hunter and BAPE stores in Japan on November 23.
BTT: A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary History Video
A Bathing Ape, dropped a new video coinciding with the Japanese label’s 20th anniversary. The Japanese brand soared in popularity since the initial opening of Harajuku’s NOWHERE flagship, which would go on to launch the first line of T-shirts through A Bathing Ape in 1993. The video itself touches on a range of landmarks without failure to mention Teriyaki Boyz and offshoots including BAPE Cafe and BAPE Gallery, as well as the plethora of noteworthy collaborative efforts alongside Pepsi, KAWS, Kanye West, Nintendo and others.
A Bathing Ape 2013 Fall/Winter “Color Camo Crazy” SHARK FULL ZIP HOODIE
A Bathing Ape‘s “Color Camo Crazy” edition of the BAPE STA is joined by a matching version of the SHARK FULL ZIP HOODIE for Fall/Winter 2013. Featuring the silhouette’s usual shark graphic and varsity letters alongside a zippered placket that extends the length of the hood, the piece dons an all-over camo motif with blue, purple and red color-blocking. Retailing for ￥24,990 JPY (approximately $255 USD), the “Color Camo Crazy” SHARK FULL ZIP HOODIE is due to hit BAPE‘s Japanese spots this Saturday, November 2.
NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape Presents: BAPELAND CAMO Collection
A true hommage of 20 years of camo by A Bathing Ape. BAPE printed a collection of 20 tees each with their own specific camo print, the prints came from the BAPE’s archive dating from 1995 to 2013.
All tees are printed with iconic BAPE logo face and the number 2. Starting with its trademark 1st CAMO and finishing with the EXPLOSIVE CAMO print. The full collection will be made available via BAPE retailers soon, with each T-shirt priced at ¥7,350 JPY (approximately $75 USD). Theck out the full collection beneath.
Keith the Bathing Haring Ape 2013 Capsule Collection
Merging the iconic art of Keith Haring with the masters of cammo A Bahting Ape you get a nice collaborative capsule collection. The Keith Haring Foundation teamed op with Bape for a collection that consist out of outerwear, t-shirs and accessories. Although ZOZOTOWN will be taking orders next Friday, October 18, the above grouping will not be shipped until after the New Year. So you have to wait a while.
BAPE STORE LONDON “Very Ape” 11th Anniversary T-Shirts
A Bathing Ape‘s BAPE STORE LONDON celebrates its 11-year anniversary with a set of commemorative “Very Ape” tees. A trip back into the brand’s extensive catalog, the tees adopt a number of OG “Very Ape” motifs while the iconic APE HEAD logo looks east instead of the usual west. Look for the full range to be available in-store at 11 a.m. local time since Saturday, October 12th or check out BAPE’s European online store.
BAPE STORE LONDON
4 Upper James St.
London W1F 9DG
A Bathing Ape x Stussy 2013 Fall/Winter “Ill Collaboration” Capsule Collection
After announcing the collaboration last week, we can give you a full look at the capsule collection by BAPE and Stussy today. Entitled “Ill Collaboration,” the latest collaborative effort of the two iconic brands is a followup to their previous work on a G-Shock watch and T-shirt. For Fall/Winter 2013, the two have created a full capsule collection including apparel and accessories. The most iconic graphics and logos of the two brands are being used in the collection like the BAPE head logo, Stussy World Tour scripts, as well as the popular BAPE shark design. From T-shirts, varsity jackets, jackets, pants, denim, and sunglasses to bandanas and caps, the offering is rather big.
The A Bathing Ape x Stussy Fall/Winter 2013 “Ill Collaboration” capsule collection will release at BAPE Stores and Stussy Chapter Stores in the near future.
Monster Hunter x A Bathing Ape 2013 Fall/Winter Collection
A Bathing Ape has already been known to work together with powerhouse companies, and their upcoming Monster Hunter collection is surely no exception. A veritable “must-have” of both console and portable gaming fiends over in Japan as well as the U.S., the Capcom-produced action-adventure is pre-ordered by millions and consistently sold out at stores. With stats similar to A Bathing Ape and their rare releases, the collection is a mutual collaborative appreciation with a very attractive college logo tee, shirts with the familiar Milo styling, a camo hooded full-zip, a raglan baseball tee, and a slew of neat accessories. Select items will be available for pre-sale at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, exclusively on both BAPE.com and ZOZOTOWN, and at all BAPE Stores across Japan starting September 28.
Behind the Tee: Bathing Traplord Ape Launch
Coinciding with A$AP Ferg‘s Trap Lord album drop, the New York rapper teamed up with A Bathing Ape for a limited edition “TrapLord” T-shirt. Designed by Jay West, the tee pulls from iconic religious imagery as its core motif, with stained glass-inspired graphics showcasing Ferg holding BABY MILO. With A$AP Mob in attendance, the T-shirt launch party took place at BAPE STORE New York, with fans from both realms of fashion and music mingling in celebration of the release. The T-shirt is limited to the release of 100 and is available exclusively from BAPE Store New York and at other BAPE STORES in the coming weeks. Featuring the likes of A$AP Rocky, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and ScHoolboy Q, Trap Lord is now available from iTunes.
Snoop Lion & BAPE “Rasta Camo” T-Shirt
Earlier this month we announced the new collaboration between BAPE and rapper Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg and presented two collaborative T-shirts. Today, the brand unveiled a limited edition T-shirt that will also be released as part of the special capsule collection. The “Rasta Camo” tee is without any doubt the strongest piece in the collaboration and perfectly fuses the identity of Snoop Lion and aesthetics of BAPE into one piece of clothing.
The collaborative T-shirts will release in Japan on July 27 and signed shirts by Snoop Lion will be presented at the Shibuya and Aoyama BAPE stores in Tokyo.
RSVP Gallery & A Bathing Ape 2013 Capsule Collection
Chicago’s RSVP Gallery collaborates again with another streetwear heavyweight — this time with the NIGO-founded brand A Bathing Ape. The small capsule consists of three co-branded T-shirts; the BAPE RSVP TEE, which is reminiscent of neon-tubed outline of BAPE’s iconic APE head; the MILO RSVP TEE, which sees Baby Milo and his friends embracing the RSVP logo; and finally, the BAPE STA RSVP TEE, where star embellishments can be seen at both sleeves while the front sports a large RSVP logo and a large BAPE head adorns the back. Retailing for ￥7,140 JPY (approximately $72 USD), the RSVP Gallery & A Bathing Ape 2013 capsule collection will see a launch date of July 19, with a BAPESTORE release on the 20th.
Snoop Lion & A Bathing Ape 2013 Capsule Collection is smokin
Snoop Lion is known for one of the stranger career moves in the entertainment industry, so it comes as no real surprise that his latest, unexpected reincarnation takes place alongside A Bathing Ape‘s Baby Milo. The joint capsule collection for 2013 consists of two graphic-driven tees in white, each one featuring Snoop Lion and Baby Milo “Reincarnated” graphics in a Rastafarian color palette of green, yellow and red. Look for the Snoop Lion & A Bathing Ape 2013 Capsule Collection on July 27 at A Bathing Ape retailers.
AAPE by A Bathing Ape 2013 “Camo Scout” Collection
Taking inspiration from youthful Boy Scout uniforms, A Bathing Ape and its AAPE range have crafted a special “Camo Scout” capsule for Summer 2013. Featuring two New Era 9FIFTY snapbacks alongside a trio of T-shirt designs and a pair of cargo shorts, the collection adopts a variety of elements from the great outdoors – including old Boy Scout patches – to create the different retro logos that adorn each of the pieces. Look for the entirety of the capsule to soon be available at select BAPE locations.
Angry Birds & A Bathing Ape BABY MILO Tee
Finnish favorite Angry Birds is the latest to collaborate with A Bathing Ape this season. The two have worked up a fun little T-shirt design for both adults and kids. The T-shirt features the classic characters from the mobile game alongside BABY MILO on the front while the back collar features Angry Birds’ Red Bird and BABY MILO. Available in either black or white, the T-Shirt will be offered later this month at select A Bathing Ape boutiques.