BAPE, otherwise known as A Bathing Ape, was brought onto the scene in 1993 by hype lifestyle pioneer Nigo. BAPE is considered to be not only one of Japan’s OG lifestyle brands, but the brand has established itself as a globally-recognized name in the world of fashion. The brand’s identity is inspired by the 1968 film Planet of the Apes. The brand’s name also stems from the Japanese idiom ‘a bathing ape in lukewarm water,’ which is a common phrase used in Japanese culture to describe a person who overindulges. Having been a symbol of Japanese culture for nearly 30 years, we are excited to announce that this premium label is making its debut on the FEATURE brand roster.
"A BATHING APE"
BAPE (A Bathing Ape) makes its debut at FEATURE with must-have apparel presented on graphic tees, sweat shorts, and hoodies. This unique apparel incorporates signature branding paired with iconic motifs from the Japanese streetwear label such as the ape head, shark, and the unmistakable camo design.
One of BAPE’s iconic apparel items is the Shark Hoodie and the A Bathing Ape Crazy Shark Wide Fit Full Zip Double Hoodie is a must-have apparel silhouette from this debut delivery at FEATURE. Composed of a cotton blend, the BAPE Crazy Shark Wide Fit Full Zip Double Hoodie utilizes a full-zip closure. The silhouette incorporates a wide fit paired with a double hood, while ribbed detailing can be found at the cuffs and hem. The kangaroo pocket provides a functional touch, while the all-over camo print is seen. The double hood utilizes a signature BAPE shark graphic along with embroidered chenille patchwork imagery for a finishing touch.
BAPE also introduces graphic tees in this collection, such as the A Bathing Ape ABC Camo by Bathing Ape Tee. Spotlighting a cotton construction, the tee utilizes a crew neckline for added dimension. A woven BAPE label resides at the left sleeve cuff. At the front of the tee is a screen-printed BAPE ape head logo, incorporating the signature camo print. Screen-printed A Bathing Ape branding at the chest solidifies the design. Alongside tops, BAPE also welcomes bottoms such as the A Bathing Ape 1st Camo Back Shark Sweat Shorts. Authentically taking on a lifestyle aesthetic, the shorts make an impression with their color-blocking interpretation at the exterior. The signature shark and camo print make a final statement.
Our first arrival of BAPE (A Bathing Ape) is available for invoice online + exclusively at our Scottsdale retail location. To shop online, click here. Visit us here for FEATURE at Scottsdale’s location + hours.
Read our latest ‘History of’ Editorial to learn more about the iconic history of BAPE.