BAPE’s Camo Drop Is いかす

BAPE has released a new drop which includes traditional Japanese getas and fans with the ABC CAMO print .

A Bathing Ape; better known as BAPE is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Tomoaki Nagao aka Nigo in Harajuku, Tokyo. Although no longer owned and designed by Nigo, the iconic brand still churns out some of the best streetwear pieces. This season, the brand pays homage to its Japanese roots by revealing a capsule collection of traditional fans and getas.

According to Nigo, the name derived from the 1968 film Planet of the Apes and references “A Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water”, which recognises Japanese habits of taking daily baths in lukewarm water.

Ironically, Japan is known to be one of the world’s most hardworking countries, with some people even dying from over-exhaustion. Due to this, bathing in lukewarm water is interpreted as “complacently overindulge”. Nigo was essentially taking a nod to the brand’s own customers - young, rich and lazy.

Geta is a form of traditional Japanese footwear that looks like the lovechild of clogs and flip-flops. Unlike the traditional geta which has an elevated wooden base that is held at your feet with fabric (the OG platforms), the BAPE geta will see a green ABC CAMO style for men and a pink colourway for the ladies.

Included in this drop are traditional folding fans with the same ABC CAMO print in blue, green and pink variations - because what else are you going to be styling your getas with?

BAPE super fans can access the slick footwear and complementary fans in store as well as online now.

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