Collection: BAPESTA

After BAPE was brought onto the scene by Nigo and SK8THING, the streetwear brand quickly became a household name in Japan. Remaining exclusive to Japan until the early 2000s, BAPE became revered for its signature streetwear apparel presented on graphic t-shirts, sweat shorts, hoodies, crewnecks, sweaters, sweatpants, full-zip hoodies, pullover hoodies, and more. BAPE is considered to be one of Japan’s OG streetwear labels. What helped put BAPE on the map even further was its iconic motifs that became synonymous with the rest of the label’s offerings. These included the iconic ape head, camo shark, and more recently the baby milo. BAPE’s ‘90s roots align with the ura-Harajuku scene, specifically with now iconic designers like Shin Takazawa of Neighborhood, Tetsu Nishiyama of WTaps, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Sk8thing and others, who were all friends around that time, providing insight to one another along the way.