Long Time Coming: Bape x Futura Capsule Collection 2016
It’s been a long time coming since we’ve seen New York’s Graffiti Legend, Futura, collaborate with A Bathing Ape (Bape) for a capsule collection. Futura ain’t no stranger with Bape, they’ve been doing it since 1997 from designing album covers for Apesounds to spray cans and tees with fellow graffiti artist Stash. This by far has been one of the best collections we’ve seen in recent years from the Japanese streetwear giants.
The craziest of the capsule collection would be the Bape shark hoodie with Futura’s insignia replacing the WGM (World Gone Mad) detail with an original graphic from the legend himself printed across the back of the outerwear piece.
The other stupendous piece to the collection is the camo windbreaker decorated with Futura’s iconic atom scattered throughout the jacket. With UNKLE peeping out the yellow label on the side this is just straight up OG, being functional at the same time for stashing things in multiple pockets.
Below is the rest of the collection for our envious eyes to see! Dropping tomorrow (2nd January) at various Bape stores across the land of the rising sun. If you have any friends at Japan, now’s the time to ask for that favour they owe you. For more information visit the capsule collection page.