BAPE® x FUTURA SS16 COLLECTION (Feat. Metro Boomin)
BAPE (A BATHING APE) and famous New York graffiti artist Future have come together yet again for a BAPE x FUTURA SS16 capsule collection for the New Year. The collection is set to be released on January 2nd, 2016. It will consist of 15 items, including, an original BAPE snowboard jacket, shark hoodie, t-shirts and more. BAPE continues the tradition of bringing together legends and new artists, using one of today’s hottest producers Metro Boomin as the model for the collection. Bape released a statement on their website about the collection. It reads:
“A BATHING APE® and New York Graffiti Legend FUTURA are collaborating to release an 15 item collection on January 2nd, 2015. This wide range features a BAPE® classic snowboard jacket, shark hoodie, t-shirts, and a variety of accessories utilizing an original graphic print designed by Futura himself. BAPE® brought together the legend of graffiti art and the new generation of artists by featuring rising producer Metro Boomin in the collaboration lookbook photographed by 13TH Witness.” – bape.com
Peep the collection below:
Sidenote: Futura’s work rose to fame in the 70’s. His work was featured in numerous galleries in the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and is still being featured in galleries today. He is a true legend in the community. During the conception of BAPE, he and the founder of BAPE, Nigo, exchanged many creative ideas. Futura has also done creative work Nike, Supreme, North Face, Levi’s, and many other brands.
Bape included some behind the scenes footage with Metro Boomin to show off the collection. Check it out below!