Billionaire Boys Club 10th Anniversary “Collage” T-Shirt
Commemorating the 10 years since the birth of the Billionaire Boys Club, they released the “collage” t-shirt. This tee pays tribute to their most iconic graphics and artistic outlets. Designed by NIGO and Sk8thing the original founders by making a collage of BBC graphics and logo’s , with the new BBC “Decade” logo as frontrunner. Available in both black and white options, the “collage” T-shirt will be available at the Billionaire Boys Club flagship in New York as well as via online retailers.
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.
HUMAN MADE 2013 Spring/Summer Lookbook
Having moved on from A Bathing Ape, NIGO presents HUMAN MADE‘s 2013 spring/summer lookbook. Once again taking an Americana-inspired heritage approach that stands in stark contrast toBAPE‘s streetwear influences, the collection – highlighted here with NIGO himself handling modeling duties – once again includes a selection of denim and chinos alongside graphic tees, crew neck sweatshirts, patterned button-downs, striped jackets, hoodies, and accessories. The entirety of HUMAN MADE’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is now available from select retailers.
NIGO Announces Final Season as Creative Director for A Bathing ApeSince the surprising news broke a few years ago via WWD that A Bathing Ape founder NIGO would be stepping down from his role and handing over the ownership rights to I.T Limited, the Japanese designer and entrepreneur has since remained at the helm as Creative Director for BAPE. With an early morning Instagram post on his feed, NIGO has officially confirmed in a statement that as of April 30, 2013, his term as Creative Director of A Bathing Ape has ended. The comment for the picture read:
As of 30 April 2013 the term of my contract with I.T Limited (the new owners of A Bathing Ape since January 2011) as Creative Director has concluded. This brings to a close my 20 years of work creating and designing A Bathing Ape. From now on I will continue to work as a freelance creator in many different fields. I thank you in anticipation of your continued support. BAPE GENERAL NIGO® (1993-2013) painting by ©KAWS
Uploaded alongside the statement, NIGO included a KAWS Kimpsons image.
Behind the Tee a NOWHERE/A Bathing Ape anniversary event recap
Continuing to celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape hosted an event at the Daikanyama T-SITE Garden Gallery TSUTAYA in Shibuya, Tokyo. Over the weekend, the brand showcased a collection of works by 20 of the biggest names in streetwear, including the likes of Pharrell, Kanye West, Masaaki Homma, Tetsu Nishiyama, and many more. For an overview of the collection check out our post from a few days ago. Enjoy the above photos from the event.
NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary Limited Canvas and T-Shirt
After the initial NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary Limited Canvas and T-Shirt capsule announcement, a look into the BAPEXCLUSIVE release based around the anniversary has been unveiled. Featuring an iconic 20th anniversary graphic, the first piece in the form of a T-shirt features the graphics of the 20 different collaborators brought on board including several notable styles immediately evident such as UNDERCOVER and Futura among others, check out the full list beaneath. Additionally, a small 410 mm x 410 mm canvas is also available. The capsule drops May 3 in Japan and May 4 overseas.
The list of participants:
1. Shinsuke Takizawa
2. James Lavelle
3. Tetsu Nishiyama
6. Tsuyoshi Noguchi
7. Masaaki Homma
8. Masamichi Katayama
10. Motofumi Poggy Kogi
11. Hiroshi Ito
12. Jun Takahashi
13. Kanye West
14. Daisuke Obana
16. Show Ayanocozey
17. Takashi Kumagai
19. Pharrell Williams
21. NW20 Designs Tee
22. NW20 Designs Canvas