We all know A Bathing Ape (BAPE), we all know adidas Originals, so what happens when the creator of the first and one of the most recognised worldwide brand collaborate? They have a good chance at conquering the world.
adidas recently released the look book of the Nigo x adidas collection and it’s like looking in the past, through the brands’ archives.
Drawing inspiration from pop art, vintage clothing, toys, and the 1980s, the collaborative line has an obvious BAPE vibe running through the selection of sportswear staples. Bold colors, playful patterns, and cartoon graphics play nicely against Adidas’ signature details like the trefoil logo and three-stripe motif.
“I wanted to put something of myself in it but not in an expected way,” said Nigo. “I think people associate me with all-over prints, but this time I wanted to make something different, something that a wide range of people—from children to adults—could wear. But nothing too dramatic.”
Track suits, t-shirts, varsity jackets, and sweaters all make an appearance in NIGO’s debut line with the brand.
The adidas Originals by Nigo line will officially drop worldwide on October 24th at selected retailers , along with its accompanying sneaker line.
Until then, you can check out the full t-shirt collection below, as well as a short video in which Nigo discusses his unique approach to collaboration.
Nigo x adidas Collection with no drama