NOWHERE / A Bathing Ape Preps 20th Anniversary Collaborations With Kanye West, Futura, Pharrell, And More

Fashion

By: / April 1, 2013

A Bathing Ape founder NIGO celebrates 20 years of innovative streetwear knowledge this year, and he’s doing so with a couple of friends.

According to Hypebeast, the man behind one of Japan’s biggest brands has selected 20 artists/creative minds to craft up a collection of T-shirts and artworks to commemorate the groundbreaking moment in style history.

Take a minute to let this list of chosen artists sink in:

—Kanye West
—Takashi Kumagai
—Daisuke Obana
—Futura
—James Lavelle
—Pharrell Williams
—Hiroshi Ito
—Mankey
—Masaaki Homma
—Masamichi Katayama
—Kogi “Poggy” Motofumi
—Jun Takahashi
—Shinsuke Takizawa
—Show Ayanocozey
—SK8THING
—Stash
—Tetsu Nishiyama
—Tsuyoshi Noguchi
—VERBAL
—NIGO

On April 27, NIGO will showcase a three-day workshop of the collaborations on canvas and T-shirt designs at the T-SITE Garden Gallery,TSUTAYA, in Daikanyama. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to get your hands on these pieces through BAPE stores and our favorite Japanese online shop, ZOZOTOWN, soon after.

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