A BATHING APE® BAPE STORE® NEW YORK 10th ANNIVERSARY
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BAPE STORE® NEW YORK - A BATHING APE®'s only US location - the iconic streetwear brand is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection designed by 10 artists, influencers, and brands. For the collection, each artists brought their own sensibility to BAPE's iconic ape head logo, redesigning t-shirts, long tees, and the brand's classic shark full zip hoodie with their own unique spin.
Item Launch Dates:
4/25 BAPE STORE® NEW YORK pre-launch
5/2: Worldwide launch
10 ARTIST COLLABORATION
BAPE STORE® NEW YORK: 4/25/2015
This collection will pre-launch on April 25th at BAPE STORE® NEW YORK. On the 2nd of May, BAPEXCLUSIVE™ AOYAMA, KYOTO, DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA, BAPE.COM WEB STORE will launch the collection. This collection will launch worldwide at official BAPE STORE®'s after May 2nd. Please contact your local BAPE STORE® for more information.
Big Sean (Hip Hop Star)
The Detroit native's career has exploded in the last 4 years since the release of his debut album "Finally Famous". With over 10 million records sold worldwide, the Multi-platinum G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings artists most recently captured the first #1 album of his career DARK SKY PARADISE which features Big Sean's platinum single "I Don't F**k With You."
Def Jam Recordings (Hip Hop Label)
Established in 1983 by hip hop legends Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Def Jam remains one of the most influential labels in hip hop today. The designs for this collaboration were approved by Russell himself, which is an incredible landmark for the BAPE STORE® NYC 10 Year Anniversary.
"Bape and Def Jam are 2 legendary brands which makes this a great collaboration for those who love culture...Very Special." - Dion "No ID" Wilson, EVP of Def Jam Recordings
Flatbush ZOMBiES (Rap Artists)
Formed in 2010, this Brooklyn crew is comprised of MCs Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick Arc Elliot. They are also Part of Joey Bada$$'s movement "Beast Coast"
"Growing up all three of us loved Bape. When we heard there was finally going to be a store opening in NY we made sure we were there on opening day. Bape is a timeless brand. Pieces that came out 15 years ago are still as great as they are when they first came out. We felt extremely honored to be called upon to collaborate with such an iconic brand and we wanted our design to reflect that. We not only wanted to honor the present, but the past as well. But most of all we wanted to honor Brooklyn, NY." - Flatbush ZOMBIES
Futura (Graffiti Artist)
Born in New York. His graffiti work in the 70s, galleries in the 80s, and apparel designs from the 90s to today have made him a pioneer in the graffiti world.
"It's wonderful to see A Bathing Ape celebrate their 10-year Anniversary in New York. Some of my oldest and most fond memories of Japan are of course with Nigo and us sharing creative ideas at the beginning of A Bathing Ape's formation. Bape becoming a global movement is a true testament to the power of the subculture that we were a part of creating between New York and Tokyo. In this way, Bape will always be born in Japan -- but perhaps raised by New York" - Futura
Kid Cudi (Rap Artist)
The Grammy Winning artist and actor's Cinderella story is truly one of a kind. From being a former staff member of BAPE STORE® NEW YORK, to becoming a Platinum selling international superstar/fashion icon, Cudi's love for Bape® is stronger than most.
"BAPE® is apart of my story, I am honored to work with them again and look forward to making more awesome iconic shit. When you see BAPE® and my name together expect the illest*"- KiD CuDi
Pusha T (Rap Artist)
Originally from Virginia, debuted as a member of Pharell Williams produced Clipse. Joined Kanye West's label, G.O.O.D. Music in 2010 and debuted his solo album, "My Name Is My Name" in 2013.
"Just a play on street culture. Bape is the cornerstone or "rock" of street wear, Pusha-T as a brand is the cornerstone or "rock" of the street corner...Pyrex inspired measuring lines to enhance the "dopeness" of the design..." - Pusha T
RSVP GALLERY (Fashion Brand)
Select Shop/Fashion Brand created by Kanye West staff member Don C of "Just Don" and Kanye West "D.O.N.D.A" team designer Virgil Abloh of "Off White".
"We are excited and honored to collaborate with such an iconic brand and hope to continue having a great relationship for many years to come." - RSVP Gallery
STASH (Graffiti Artist)
Born in New York, this graffiti legend created his own fashion brand with Futura during the 90s, and has close ties with Japan.
"I am always happy to work with BAPE and real happy to be involved in NYC store 10th anniversary, my design thru the Bape logo, using iconography that best represents myself and my design work." - Stash
Travis Scott (Rap Artist/Producer)
Signed to Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D. Music and appeared on the label’s compilation album “Cruel Summer”, with the track “Sin City”. In 2013, Travis was awarded with XXL Magazine’s 10 freshman award.
Wiz Khalifa (Rap Artist)
Originally from Pittsburgh, Wiz Khalifa debuted in 2006 and was launched into the spotlight with his hit song “Black and Yellow” in 2010. In 2011 he won BET’s Best New Artist award and has been nominated for 4 Grammys since 2012 including Best Rap Album, Blacc Hollywood (2014). Wiz is now adding “See You Again” ft Charlie Puth- the lead single from the box office smash Furious 7- to his string of multi-platinum hits, which is currently sitting at the top of the charts in the US and is also #1 in 93 countries.
“What I love most about my BAPE NYC 10 design is how it perfectly combines my style and the BAPE brand. As a friend and a fan of BAPE, I am honored to be involved in the celebration”
- Wiz Khalifa.