A Visual History of BAPE

It’s been over 20 years since the inception of A BATHING APE. It was recently announced that brand founder Nigo was leaving BAPE. Despite his departure the brand has created a formidable legacy through it’s shops, products, collaborations and brand ambassadors.

Below is a visual collage of key images, moments, people, products and collaborations in the¬†vulnerable¬†streetwear brand’s history.




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NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape 20th Anniversary T-Shirts

A Bathing Ape celebrates the 20th anniversary of the legendary streetwear shop NOWHERE with a series of commemorative t-shirts and a limited canvas print. Included in the range are collaborations with heavyweights such as Jun Takahashi of Undercover, SK8THING, Kanye West, Pharrell, Futura , VERBAL and Stash.

The shirts will first be sold at the 20th anniversary exhibition at T-SITE Garden Gallery TSUTAYA in Daikanyama and then online at Zozotown and in-shop at BAPE flagships worldwide.

See the entire range of shirts and list of collaborators after the jump


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Third Looks Editorial: Designer Closets, Ramen Dinners

Simon wears vintage Valentino and Patrik Ervell Alyssa wears Undercover Jimmy wears A Bathing Ape, Supreme and Nike Jamie wears Whyred , Opening Ceremony, Acne and a Philip Lim handbag Sofia wears Chloe,¬†Thierry Colson and¬†Anndra Neen for Opening Ceremony Rhamier wears Raf Simons, Comme des Garcons Homme and Komakino While many of my friends own … Read more

Honeyee feature NOWHERE/BAPE 20th Anniversary

This year A Bathing Ape turns 20 years old. Honeyee features several interviews reflecting on how BAPE has evolved over the years. Key figures from BAPE’s development including C.E designer SK8THING, and¬†architect/interior¬†designer¬†Wonderwall speak how how Nigo grew from an influental¬†Ura Harajuku shop NOWHERE to becoming a major influence in worldwide fashion. You can read the … Read more

Editorial: Mr.Bathing Ape SS13 w/ Toshimi Watanabe

From the pages of the latest Bathing Ape catalog comes this editorial starring Toshimi Watanabe. Part of the BAPE family since the mid 90s, Toshimi was a member of the Japanese Hip-Hop ensemble TOKYO No.1. The pieces and styling on this shoot look fantastic but I also took notice of the mood expressed. Wearing a … Read more

Halloween Costume Idea 2: Jessie Pinkman from Breaking Bad as a Fashion Blogger

Are you an avid watcher of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad? Prove that drug dealing and fashion blogging go hand in hand with this costume idea. Live out the ‘what-if scenario’ where Jessie Pinkman spends his guap on designer items. This costume begs the question, wouldn’t streetstyle so much more interesting if Jessie Pinkman was … Read more

Style Inspiration – TK of Silly Thing

TK featured in J.Crew’s “Hello World” campaign TK may not be a household name in America but he has silently created an empire in Hong Kong. Founder of the influential Milk magazine , TK has been a key style influencer in the Hong Kong scene and beyond. He is best known for his work with … Read more

Style Profile : Scott M

I feel fortunate to know some of the most stylish people in New York and I will be showcasing their wardrobes and outfits in a series of Style Portraits. The very first Style Portrait is with ‘Mr.Junior Watanabe’ himself Scott M. I have known Scott for almost three years now and in that time I … Read more