Continuing on a relentless delivery of drops, most recently in the form of a capsule collection with Lil Yachty, BAPE is now teaming up with Medicom Toy and Japanese photographer/director Mika Ninagawa for a floral-inspired set of apparel, accessories and collectors items.
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BE@RBRICK BAPE® × M / mika ninagawa M / mika ninagawa, a brand directed by acclaimed photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa, is teaming up with A BATHING APE® for the iconic shark hoodie, BABY MILO® integrated apparel and with BE@R BRICK, a bear figure in kubrick design produced by MEDICOM TOY. Items will be available at A BATHING APE® Japan locations, BAPE.COM WEB STORE, MEDICOM TOY Store, and MEDICOM TOY online store on Saturday 25, May. Global release on Saturday 8, June. #bape #bearbrick #mikaninagawa #medicomtoy
For those not familiar with the renowned work of Ninagawa — she directed the Japan version of Alicia Key’s “Girl On Fire” music video — her style is based primarily in intensely vibrant, almost surrealistic floral designs. For this partnership, the style is intertwined with A Bathing Ape’s signature 1ST CAMO print, which come together on a set of tees, hoodies, wall clocks and Medicom’s popular BE@RBRICK figurines. The Shark Hoodies are the definite standout, as it combines all three sides of the collab by way of the overall design and with the BE@RBRICK ears incorporated into the tailoring. The co-branding is credited to M / mika ninagawa, which stands as Ninagawa clothing imprint where her designs usually mix into fashion. If you’re a BE@RBRICK collector, sizes available include 1000%, 400% and 100%, and Baby Milo fans will be pleased to know that our forever young friend pops up on a few of the T-Shirts as well.
The BAPE x Medicom Toy x M / mika ninagawa Capsule Collection arrives at A Bathing Ape’s Japan locations, online store, the Medicom Toy Store and its webstore beginning Saturday (May 25), followed by a global release on June 8. See the full set below: