Check Out BAPE’s New T-Shirt Collab With Pharrell, Kanye West And More

BAPE debuts 20th anniversary t-shirts designed by 20 creative figures, including Pharrell.
Photo: Courtesy of A Bathing Ape.

Earlier this month we spilled the exciting news that streetwear label A Bathing Ape was teaming up with some of our favorite creative types— 20 of them, in fact!— on a special edition collection of tees and artwork to ring in the brand’s 20th anniversary. And sure, we all know that BAPE is no stranger to rad partnerships, but an epic celebration like this one means the roster of collaborators is NEXT LEVEL awesome. We’re talking about everyone from music heavyweights like Kanye West and Pharrell, to artists like Futura and Stash, to fashion players like Jun Takahashi and Daisuke Obana. Each of these highly diverse (but equally cool) style setters have all placed their signature stamp on the new crop of not-so-basic white crewnecks.

Nab this BAPE t-shirt on US
Photo: Courtesy of A Bathing Ape.

Now, time for the bad news: these tees are SO super-exclusive, you can only snag them in Japan for three days only. After that, the collab is finished. Bummer, right?! But even those of us stranded stateside can still get in on the action… kind of. While the artists’ individual tops are restricted to Tokyo retailer T-SITE Garden Gallery TSUTAYA (peep those editions here), BAPE’s made a US-specific style that features a mashup of all 20 graphics. The smaller images might not have quite the same effect as wearing Skateboard P’s giant hand-drawn artwork splashed across your shirt, but it’s definitely one way to have the best of all worlds. At least now we don’t have to play favorites.

Buy the 20 Design Combo BAPE tee soon here!

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