A Bathing Ape | BAPE
A Bathing Ape, or more commonly known as BAPE is a Japanese streetwear brand founded by Nigo aka Tomoaki Nagao in 1993.
The name A Bathing Ape has a very interesting history. It's the culmination of a cult film which is ‘Planet of the Ape’ and the view of an overindulged generation of young Japanese who like to have a daily bath in water over 40 degrees C.
Nigo is a highly respected designer and his iconic style lead him and Bape to collaborate with some of the biggest global brands including Supreme NYC, Comments Des Garcon, Stussy, Carhartt Coca-Cola, Nintendo and Marvel to name a few.