NIGO Announces His Definitive Departure from Bape

NIGO Announces His Definitive Departure from Bape

In a personal note today, NIGO, the founder of Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Apeaka Bape, announces his departure from the brand. In February 2011 news came out that NIGO had sold 90% of the Bape brand to Hong Kong’s I.T. After almost 20 successful years in the business, NIGO said at the time, that the business side of Bape had not been taken care of properly and therefore resulted in some financial difficulties and eventually in the sale.

After the sale NIGO still had a contract with Bape for design, marketing and creative direction and that contract is now concluded. After building the brand for 20 years (1993-2013), the founder is now out and it definitely marks the end of an era. NIGO goes on saying that he will be working as a freelance creator in many different fields going forward

EFFECTOR by NIGO Spring/Summer 2012 Glasses

FRESH!!!

EFFECTOR by NIGO Spring/Summer 2012 Glasses
Japanese brand Effector has once again worked with NIGO and add new models to their on-going collaboration. The ‘Darryl’ glasses and ‘Monica’ glasses have been inspired by ‘1984′ and will release in stores in the coming weeks.

NIGO for The Impossible Project PX70 Color Shade Film

FRESH!! OH THESE ARE GONNA BE CLASSIC AT THE STUDIO

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Japanese music producer, DJ, owner of BAPE sounds record label, host of his own MTV Japan show, creator of clothing line A Bathing Ape, collector of Warhol Polaroids as well as dozens of colorfully customized Polaroid SX-70 cameras Nigo has gone ahead and created a limited PX 70 Color Shade film edition for The Impossible Project. Up for pre-order at colette.

Bape Archive Exhibition – A Look Inside

PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME WHY I GO SO HARD WITH THE BAPE SHIT AND NIGO. ITS BECAUSE TO ME HE UNDERSTANDS BRANDING BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE I SEE DOIN CLOTHING. ON TOP OF THAT HE KEEPS ALL THE WAY DOUGIE, IF THAT AIN’T YOUR WORLD I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO UNDERSTAND.

The latest exhibition to be hosted by Bape is the Bape Archive Exhibition. We reported about the re-release of the Futura collaboration tee for the occasion, as well as the re-issue of a special colorway of the Bape Rizzoli book. a closer look at the exhibition set up by Nigo himself. Showcased are special products that have been released by A Bathing Ape over the year.

Bape x Stussy Summer 2010 Teaser

NIGO MAKING NEW MOVES

collaboration between Bape and Neighborhood. According to Swaggerdap the collection will release some time in June. Shortly after Bape will release a collaboration with Stussy, of which we can already show you today the cap. Nigo is wearing them on the above pic. More news on this exciting collaboration follow soon.

MR. A BATHING APE SUIT LINE

NIGO BOUT TO OCEAN IT UP
Mr. A Bathing Ape Suit Line Announced

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With the opening of the new Bape Store London, Dazed & Confused caught up with Nigo of A Bathing Ape. The most interesting announcement in the interview is the launch of the Mr. A Bathing Ape suit collection, that Nigo himself worked on for the past year. The suits will be released at United Arrows in Japan later this year. We will keep you posted!

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