NIGO® Seemingly Takes Subtle Stab at BAPE in Latest HUMAN MADE x Planet of the Apes Collaboration

NIGO® Takes Subtle Stab at BAPE in Latest HUMAN MADE x Planet of the Apes Collaboration

It’s been almost seven years since legendary designer NIGO® has had anything to do with his former fashion brand BAPE. Originally started in the streets of Ura-Harajuku back in 1993, NIGO® would eventually leave the hip-hop-symbiotic brand that he founded in 2013 following his selling off of the brand two years prior. Around this same time, however, NIGO® began work on the next major step in his life, HUMAN MADE. From there, the rest really is history. Whether or not he’s unhappy with how the brand has continued operating is up to speculation, but NIGO®’s latest HUMAN MADE x Planet of the Apes collaboration sure seems to be taking a swipe.

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HUMAN MADE®︎ x PLANET OF THE APES  1968年に公開されたSF映画『猿の惑星』(洋題:PLANET OF THE APES)とHUMAN MADE®︎のコラボレーションTシャツを8月8日(木)より全国の直営店およびオンラインストアで限定リリースします。フォトプリントのモチーフは、1972年に公開されたシリーズ第4作の『猿の惑星・征服』に登場する有名なワンシーン。ボディカラーはホワイト、ブラックの2色展開です。  A limited collaboration featuring a scene from the classic movie "CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” first released in 1972. This T-shirt will be exclusively available at our online and Japanese stores from Thursday August 8th.

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Shared via the brand’s Instagram earlier today, the HUMAN MADE x PLANET OF THE APES collaborative shirt is set to be made available in two different colorways, black and white. Featuring an iconic scene from the 1972 CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the fourth entry into the film series, the signage reads “GO HUMAN NOT APE”, a seemingly obvious swipe at BAPE’s slogan “GO! APE”. Whether or not it’ll ever be admitted, this is too good a jab for it to just be a coincidence, and the shirts themselves are honestly incredibly solid.

Set to be made available both online and in-store from August 8, those interested in checking out more can head over to HUMAN MADE’s official website.

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