Twinsmatic - Oh Boy
TWINSMATIC is a ying/yang duo that two french Paris based producers Julian and Nadeem have developed. This Oh Boy featured track found on their Sound Cloud includes samples clips of Aliyah, Timberland, and other hip hop threats. Read more
BAPE x UNDFTD X adidas ZX 5000
Hold onto your seats as the newest BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas collaboration fronts the latest cover of Sneaker Freaker. Read more
Bape x Colette The Tee Of The Month
Here we have the t-shirt of the month for September from Colette and Bape. This design features a print of Paris’ Arc-de-Triomphe with the Bape logo on a cotton crewneck t-shirt and is limited to only 40 pieces, making it fairly exclusive. Read more
Bape shows some international spirit and perhaps support for their store in London by announcing their new Olympic collection. Read more
Extend your BAPE obsession into your home with this new “BAPE FACE RUG.” They’ve essentially transplanted their iconic face motif into plush rug form, making a cool accent piece for any room in your home. Read more
BAPE Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook
If you haven’t copped a look yet, A Bathing Ape released a preview of their BAPE Fall Winter 2012 lookbook, and we’re offering a gallery of them below. I personally want to dub these new collections trucker chic for their workwear and military influences. Read more
Akomplice x Vernon Davis
Late last week, Colorado-based brand Akomplice
and San Francisco 49ers tight-end Vernon Davis teamed up to release a limited edition t-shirt. The shirt, which is available in black and white, feature a stylized image of Davis reminiscent of the Bathing Ape logo.
Best of all, 50% of the proceeds from shirt sales will be donated to a fund benefiting children in Africa.
Follow the link to Support the Youth
. After all, who doesn't love a great cause?
With its official inception at Leftfoot just last month, a BAPE x George Cox Creeper has been released and features the D-Ring Gibson shoe in grey, black and neon turquoise suede.
Not the first collaboration between the two brands, the BAPE x George Cox Creepers boasts two D-ring laces, a signature woven detail at the front, and thick crepe soles.
Last but not least Lookbook of the new Spring/Summer Bape
collection is the Ladies one. The selection of items is varied and have a great versatility, so the majority of the pieces can mixed and matched with each other. The collection will be released early January in all Bape stores.
Intersection DK magazine highlights items from the Mr. Bathing Ape 2011 fall/winter collection alongside the luxurious Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe in this latest editorial. In the stylized photos we get a glimpse of some of the 3-piece suits from Mr. Bathing Ape matched up with the brands signature Ape camo ties. More casual cardigans and checked shirts are also featured, showing the range of items available in the collection. The Mr Bathing Ape 2011 fall/winter collection is available now from select stockists.
After a few product teasers and plenty of talk, BAPE and mastermind JAPAN officially announce their upcoming collaboration together. The Japanese brands celebrate the 15th anniversary of mastermind JAPAN with a capsule collection filled with fine craftsmanship and close attention to all details. A release is slated to begin October 19. Stay tuned for a collection that’s sure to be filled with mastermind JAPAN’s recognizable skull and bones motifs tied together with BAPE’s iconic Baby Milo logos.
Back in the late 90s/early 2000s A Bathing Ape made a name for itself on the back of surprise collabs with more staid and serious brands, inverting their familiar wares with a quirky Japanese inventiveness and that ubiquitous ape head print. 2011 has been something of a back-to-basics year for Bape with the collabs coming through thick and fast. The latest label to be Baporized is Sperry Top-Sider whose sturdy Seamate cops some creamy yellow and tan camo canvas uppers. Check them out at Bape.com.
When the original BAPE x adidas Superstars burst out in 2003 the packaging soberly stated that 'the respect is mutual'. Despite BAPE aping the Shelltoe later in the decade with their Skull Stas, these brand new simian Superstars suggest that the respect has endured. With blue leather stripes set against an ivory suede upper, the shoe features BAPE's familiar camo on the insole plus an ape head logo on the heel which is overlaid with a military triple chevron (unlike the diagonal stripes of the 2003 original). Set to drop on August 13th.
Is Bape officially back? After trickling back into the blogosphere over the past few seasons, streetwear's most quizzical simian seems to yet again be flavour of the month. This preview of Bape's brand new Autumn Winter collection seems to confirm the brand's reaffirmation with a return to the weirdly warped Americana that helped garner its legendary cult following in the 90s. Featuring collaborations with Baby-G, heritage American sportswear brand Ebbet's Feld and m-flo and Teriyaki Boyz MC Verbal's AMBUSHED jewellery brand, the standout is the swinging Archie-style comic tee. check out more at Bape.com.
Okay like last week I mentioned that Nigo had tweeted a picture of an vintage Optimus Prime pimped out in Bape. Now comes official confirmation that this 80's era Ape camo Convoy will be coming out on July 29th! Authentic right down to the OG box, the release is accompanied by a stack of Baby Milo x Transformer tees plus a few Bapexclusive store rarities. In a year where Bape has reclaimed some its blog cred it will be interesting to see if this release strikes with the same impact as their Marvel collab of 2005.