AAPE x League of Legends Collaboration Reveals Apparel Collection
AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® launched a new apparel collection in collaboration with League of Legends, the hugely-popular video game first released by Riot Games in 2009 that has gone on to be one of the biggest games on the market and a leader in the world of E-sports.
The collection is split into two concepts. The first is inspired by the ‘True Damage Yasuo Prestige Edition’ which features a gold colour sonte lined with black embroidery. The line-up for the design includes a jacket, T-shirt, cargo pants, belt bag, and sneakers. The jacket, pants, and bag use a golden reflector, while the T-shirt is laced with gold leaf. Additionally, the collection will release alongside the ‘True Damage Yasuo Prestige Edition’ skin.
The second concept is inspired by the DJ dress worn by Yasuo in the True Damage music video. This line-up has an oversized and loose hip-hop vibe to it and includes a pullover hoodie, crew neck sweater, baseball cap, and more.
AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® X LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
Released: September 26, 2020
Available: AAPE STORE Harajuku / AAPE STORE Shibuya / AAPE STORE Hankyu Men’s Tokyo / AAPE STORE Osaka
AAPE.COM Product Page: https://aape.jp/news-details/?uid=Mjgx
A BATHING APE® x COMME des GARCONS to Release Autumn/Winter Collection On October 24
COMME des GARCONS is a worldwide-famous Japanese brand that was launched in 1969 by fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. A BATHING APE® is also an internationally-popular Japanese fashion brand which first began in Tokyo in 1993 and has since led street fashion culture.
Both companies are coming together once again to release their third collaborative collection together on October 24, 2020.
The main colours of their collaborations to date have focused on black and white, but for this autumn/winter collection, they are adding to the monotone line-up with a two-coloured zipper hoodie and a red variant.
The collection will be released exclusively at BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA on October 24, 2020.
A BATHING APE® x COMME des GARCONS
Release Date: October 24, 2020
Enquiries: BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA
Product Page: https://bape.com/pages/cdg20aw
A Bathing Ape Reveals BAPY® ‘Homely Romance’ 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
08.September.2020 | FASHION
A Bathing Ape brand BAPY® released its “Homely Romance” themed 2020 autumn/winter collection on Tuesday (September 8)which takes inspiration from clothes worn in classy Victorian era residences.
The collection weaves a contemporary silhouette onto its luxury line, which includes a poplin shirt, lace denim dress, and more.
Prints include checked, which is a winter essential, as well as Renaissance-style wallpaper, both of which enhance the theme of the line. The BAPY® brand logo is branded on with pearls and rhinestones to give an elegant touch to each item. The items also incorporate satin and chiffon to preserve comfort and add that high quality feel.
The chic knitted jumper is the perfect choice for wintertime. It has frills on the sleeves and shoulders, and the buttons are concealed by the satin to further elevate that elegance. Its coloured in caramel and mint green and branded with the “B” logo.
The collection was released at the BAPY® Harajuku store on September 8, 2020.
BAPY® 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
Released: September 8, 2020
Official Website: https://bape.com/blogs/news/bapy-2020aw-collection
Japanese street fashion brand A BATHING APE® is collaborating with Clarks Originals—a luxury footwear company founded in the UK in 1825—for the first time to release a new shoe collection at BAPE® stores in Japan, their official website, and the official Clarks online store on August 8, 2020.
Clarks Originals combine traditional British shoe manufacturing craftsmanship with innovative techniques. The popular shoes can be credited with helping to establish street culture. Their iconic Wallabees and Desert Boots are considerate of the brand’s roots while still adapting to contemporary society and fashion. Now, Clarks Originals is coming together with A BATHING APE® for the very first time.
The collaboration celebrates the 70th anniversary of iconic Clarks’s Desert Boots which were first released in 1950. The boots feature branding from both companies with original details laced through the designs.
The Wallabees design features lightweight shark outer soles with the upper featuring BAPE’s® classic camouflage print and Charles F. Stead suede leather. The Desert Boot design has different BAPE® artwork printed on both leather uppers.
Modelling the footwear in the promotional material is professional footballer Raheem Sterling who plays for Manchester City.
These collaborative shoes from two instantly-recognisable brands are must-gets for your wardrobe.
Release Date: August 8, 2020
Enquiries: BAPE STORE® Shibuya
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/clarks/
A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS to Release Second Exclusive Collection
20.July.2020 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS have joined hands once again to release a new collection which will be exclusive to BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka from July 23, 2020.
After the opening of the new BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka store and the relocation and revamp of COMME des GARCONS Osaka in April this year, followed by the successful first collaboration between the two brands last month, BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka is announcing an exclusive new limited collection.
Motifs of the two brands were incorporated into the first collection to create the COMME des GARCONS CAMO.
This time around, designs have been made simpler and chic, with the familiar APE HEAD and COMME des GARCONS branded on the line-up which includes a T-shirt, long-sleeve striped T-shirt, and a zip-up hoodie.
The simple designs make this collection versatile and therefore makes each item enjoyable for pretty much any occasion. Like the first collaboration, the labels have been custom made too, lending a premium feel to the collection.。
This is a collection not to be missed, forged by the minds of A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS.
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Store: BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/commedesgarcons_osaka/
Dragon Ball Z Clothing and Accessory Collection to Drop in Collaboration With BAPE®
A BATHING APE® is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z to release a special collaborative collection of attire and accessories on June 27, 2020 at all BAPE STORE® branches in Japan, BAPE.COM, and ZOZOTOWN.
BAPE® last collaborated with Dragon Ball for the release of the hit anime film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The design for the the new collaboration takes inspiration from the company’s mascot character BABY MILO®.
The collection includes a T-shirt, hoodie, denim jacket, and other must-grab items.
Release Date: June 27, 2020
Enquiries: BAPEXCLUSIVE™ AOYAMA (TEL: 03-3407-2145)=
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/dragonballz/
Get Your Hands On BAPE® and COMME des GARCONS’ New Collaboration Collection
16.June.2020 | FASHION
Japanese fashion label COMME des GARCONS OSAKA moved to Midosuji in Shinsaibashi, Osaka in April and had a brand new interior makeover. The interior was designed by world-leading fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, who founded COMME des GARCONS in 1969.
The shop is completed with a BAPE STORE® located on the floor 1, earning its name BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA. A BATHING APE® (BAPE®), which sprouted in Tokyo in 1993, continues to set the latest fashion trends which are compatible with a range of fashion styles from around the world.
The opening of the two new shops will be celebrated on June 20, 2020 with the release of the brands’ first ever collaboration items.
The new collection incorporates BAPE®’s original “CAMO” design with both brand names. The new “COMME des GARCONS CAMO” items mark a significant moment in BAPE®’s history. The collection includes specially-made name tags and both brand logos to boast the collection’s premium-quality design.
The compressed “shrink T-shirts”, which is one of BAPE®’s most iconic items from the 90’s, will also be released. These shirts are compressed to fit in the palm of your hand and became a famous collector’s item among BAPE® fans. From spray cans to blaster guns, various shapes of these “shrink T-shirts” were developed. For this collaboration, the shirts are in the shape an ape’s head.
BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA’s exclusive collection will be launched on June 20, 2020 so don’t miss out!
How to purchase from the collection
If you wish to purchase something from this collection, you need to fill out a lottery form.
Form link: https://forms.gle/Nb9pDVEXCBKfbcGF7
Participation Period: June 16, 2020 (11:00am) ー June 18, 2020 (3:00pm)
*You can apply via this lottery during the dates and times stated above.
* It may not be possible to use a mobile phone email address to take part.
Terms and Conditions
・ Only those who have been selected will receive a numbered admission ticket or potential admission ticket by e-mail.
・The admission ticket does not guarantee purchase. Please note that even if you have an admission ticket, you may not be able to purchase your desired product.
・After all the customers with numbered admission tickets have entered the store, those who have the potential admission tickets will be allowed entry. Customers with potential admission tickets may not be able to purchase products.
・You will be asked to present a form of photo ID (passport, driver’s license, or my number card) and your submitted lottery form. You must present your photo ID to make a purchase.
・Only one item per model can be purchased per person. Please note that no returns or exchanges can be made after purchase.
・Sales will be refused to anyone who causes trouble, fails to follow the instructions of security guards and staff, or attempts to make a purchase on behalf of someone else.
Collection Launch Date: June 20, 2020
BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA
Floor 1 COMME des GARCONS OSAKA, 4-4-21, Minamisenba, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Special Edition Website: https://bape.com/apps/special/commedesgarcons/
BAPE® Releases Face Mask Case For Storing Your Mask
24.May.2020 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® released its new face mask case on Saturday (May 23) for people to hygienically put away their face masks, whether to store away or for on the go. The cases will be given to everyone that purchases something from the BAPE STORE® or BAPE.COM in Japan.
The case features BAPE’s iconic APE HEAD design. It’s made from PVC and so can be hand washed so people can safely and hygienically store their face masks. The case can of course be used to store hand sanitiser or hand wipes too.
BAPE® MASK CASE
Release Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Available: BAPE STORE® and BAPE.COM in Japan to all customers. One case per transaction. Available while supplies last.
Product Page: https://bape.com/blogs/news/bape-mask-case
Coca-Cola to Release New Bottle Designs in Collaboration With BAPE®
Coca-Cola System is joining monkey paws with A BATHING APE® to release two new bottle designs in limited quantities throughout Japan on May 25.
The designs come as part of Coca-Cola’s slim bottle line which was first released in Japan back in 2015. This is the first time the slim bottles have collaborated with a fashion brand. There are two designs: the classic BAPE® ape and BABY MILO.
Left: Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BAPE® Design / Right: Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BABY MILO Design
A BATHING APE® has collaborated with Coca-Cola in Japan twice in the past since 2014. The slim bottles are 250ml for that quick refreshing hit, and are made from aluminium to keep your drink cold. It features the same stylish shape as Coca-Cola’s glass contour bottles.
Coca-Cola’s bottles have high design concepts having collaborated with the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, and in Japan they release seasonal bottles as well as bottles with tourist hot spots.
Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BAPE® Design
Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BABY MILO Design
Release Date: May 25, 2020
Official Website: https://www.cocacola.jp/
A BATHING APE® is set to open preorders for brand new products on their official online shop BAPE.COM. BAPE® items exclusive to the official online shop that drop every Saturday will now be available on Fridays. Customers refraining from visiting the store in person can take advantage of BAPE®’s free shipping campaign which has been extended until May 11, 2020.
The latest news and updates on BAPE®, AAPE, BAPY®, BABY MILO® STORE, online store-limited items and much more can be found on A BATHING APE®’s official online shop.
BAPE STORE® To Open in COMME des GARCONS in Osaka’s Luxury Brand Hotspot
Japanese fashion label COMME des GARCONS OSAKA has moved to Midosuji in Shinsaibashi, Osaka and is set for its grand opening on April 3, 2020.
The first floor will be occupied by BAPE STORE® (A BATHING APE®), making it the first ever COMME des GARCONS to house a BAPE STORE®.
COMME des GARCONS was founded by world-famous fashion designer Rei Kawakubo in 1969. Besides developing a number of world famous brands such as COMME des GARCONS HOMME PLUS, she also founded the multi-brand retailer DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA, becoming a key figure in the world’s leading fashion. As the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo and the largest in west Japan, Osaka has remained the economic and cultural epicentre of the Kansai region for centuries. Kawakubo’s latest step in the world of fashion is the brand new opening of BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA along Midosuji street, Shinsaibashi – a main street of central Osaka which is a hotspot of luxury designer shops.
Last year, BAPE STORE® opened in Kyoto, marking a year since BAPE STORE® opened in the Kansai region. The interior of BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA was done by Rei Kawakubo. This atmosphere and design is completely different to existing BAPE® stores and will also sell limited COMME des GARCONS and A BATHING APE® collaboration merchandise that are not available anywhere else.
If you’re in Osaka and love high-end fashion, the brand new BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS store and its limited merchandise is worth checking out.
BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA
Address: Floor 1 COMME des GARCONS OSAKA, 4-4-21, Minamisenba, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Grand Opening: April 3, 2020
Items Release Date To Be Confirmed.
Special Edition Website: https://bape.com/pages/cdg_osaka/
BAPE® just released a new line of colourful items with the Busy Works logo on them. The collection was released in Japan on March 2 at stores stocking A BATHING APE® merchandise.
WHITE BWS One Point Tee: ¥6,800 (Before Tax)
Black Busy Works Bucket Hat: ¥7500 (Before Tax)
Red Busy Works Frisbee: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Black Busy Works Rubber Coaster: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
All of these items and more are now available from BAPE®.
A BATHING APE Official Website: https://bape.com/bwscolorful/
MMN Interviews Former 2NE1 Member Dara at BAPY® HARAJUKU STORE’s Opening Event
BAPY BY A BATHING APE®︎ is a women’s clothing line by A BATHING APE®︎, the internationally popular Japanese fashion brand that has collaborated with some of the most famous brands and music artists around the world.
The company launched their secondary brand BAPY®︎ in 2001. In October this year, the brand’s name re-launched under the new name “BAPY BY A BATHING APE®︎.”
As part of the rebranding process, the company opened up their new BAPY® flagship store in Harajuku which is decked out in the brand’s iconic coral pink colour. The store’s opening reception party was held on November 14 which saw appearances from Japanese actress Mariya Nishiuchi amongst a whole list of models and influencers. Among them as a special guest was Dara, former member of South Korean girl group 2NE1.
Dara is a busy fashionista who has enjoyed invitations to countless shows hosted by top brands across the globe. She was donning clothes from BAPY BY A BATHING APE®︎ at the reception party but still stood out from the crowd as she showed her support for the brand’s relaunch.
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON had the chance to interview Dara and ask her about women’s fashion, her favourite spots in Japan and more.
―Welcome to Japan! How long has it been since you were last in Tokyo, and where are you thinking of visiting next?
I was last in Tokyo in March of this year, so it’s really been a while. It’s a place I visit a lot for fun so I wanted to come back again soon. It’s been four years since I last came to Japan for something work-related. There’s lots of shops I want to go to. Japan has my favourite curry and ramen restaurants. I want to shop at places like Don Quijote too.
―Are there any places in Japan you would recommend to the people of South Korea or your fans around the world? If so, what’s your reasoning?
Japan has way too many really delicious restaurants, I’m always stuck deciding what to eat. My acquaintances work in the fashion industry so they’ve shown me some little-known shops. Especially in places like Harajuku and Omotesando. There’s shops we often go to there to buy clothes. They have everything – brands, streets, vintage stores, you name it, so I recommend it to people.
―Street fashion is seeing another boom amongst girls in Japan. You regularly don street fashion. Please tell us some tips on how to look stylish with BAPY.
When I visit Japan I get the impression that Japanese women really enjoy fashion and have fun with it in many ways. I’m mainly into and wear street fashion. BAPY too has all sorts of different items, like casual trainers, hoodies, coats, jackets. I personally like to wear colourful trainers and a hoodie and then add to that a coat that matches the season. And if you’re going for heels or boots you can bring out both a street vibe and sexy feminine look. That’s why it’s my favourite style. “Mix-and-match” is the thing to take away from it.
―Your outfit today is cute too! Please tell us your tips on coordinating an outfit.
With this look I’ve gone for a more girly, chic style than street. I put on a beret to bring out the cuteness. I also really love the grey checkered skirt, jacket and long boots too. I think the style comes together well.
―Please leave a message for your fans around the world.
This BAPY event was my first work in Japan in four years. The people I met at the event (models, the people involved etc.) kindly showed their love and support for myself and 2NE1 as they always do. It really surprised me but it made me really happy. I think the fans feel the same too. I will continue to work harder. I want to look cool doing all kinds of different things. I’m forever grateful to everyone and want them all to feel happiness! See you again ^^
Enjoy BAPY BY A BATHING APE®︎’s new line-up as well as the street fashion tips kindly provided by Dara herself!
BAPY BY A BATHING APE®︎
Address: 4-21-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (No Fixed Holidays)
Official Website: https://bape.com/bapy/
Dara Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daraxxi/