TOKYO — Streetwear impresario Nigo is stepping away from A Bathing Ape, the brand he founded 20 years ago, to pursuedifferent projects, including the development of his new clothing brand, Human Made, and a retail venture called Cold Coffee.
“This year is a year to learn, and I am sure we will be able to announce something pretty exciting next year,” Nigo, whose real name is Tomoaki Nagao, told WWD’s sister publication, WWD Japan. “I feel like a blank slate, just like this T-shirt,” he said, gesturing to the white T-shirt he was wearing at the interview.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"