(former) Japaense fashion maker A Bathing Ape’s lovely mascot Baby Milo has found a new friend in Sanrio’s famous “My Melody” rabbit (or is it a rabbit, after Sanrio told us that Kitty wasn’t a kitty, I’ve lost some confidence).
For those who’ve been living under a stone for the last 25 years, let me give you some Bape facts;
-Bape was founded in 1992 in Tokyo by designer Nigo.
-Nigo got his inspiration from the 1968 film, the Planet of the Apes.
-He gained fame after he asked Japanese artist Cornelius to wear his shirts on stage, Cornelius whose real name is Oyamada, got his stage name from the ape( never call him a monkey!) in…yeah, planet of the apes.
The monkey and the rabbit will feature in a collection with a wide range of items for lads, ladies and kids, ranging from hoodies, t-shirts, sweaters, towels, cups and ear rings.
Sale will start August the 27th, no word yet if they will sell these products outside Japan, so just to be sure head over here and then fill out our request form and we will get it for you.
Personally I won’t see myself wearing one these hoodies, but one of these shirts would look great on jeans under a black jacket, playful yet stylish.
Serge Roso JWS