The men's collection for the Autumn/Winter 2022 is centered on the five backbones that form the A BATHING APE: College, Outdoor, Sports, Hip-Hop, and Military, featuring highly original graphics and details throughout the collection. The new collection is full of street spirit, which symbolizes where A BATHING APE® is today as it marks the 30th anniversary next year.
From the "College" series, in addition to the standard colors from COLOR CAMO, the green and black used in the 2000s make a comeback. The classic mood of the collection is captured in the crazy-colored zip-up hoodie and the T-shirt with the BAPE® letters embellished in CRYSTAL STONE. The lineup also includes blousons and sweatpants with an oversized GIANT APE HEAD, a varsity jacket with the classic BAPE® logo, and an ice hockey shirt with a MAD FACE twill patched on the front, all reminiscent of the 2000s when the brand marked numerous milestones.
"Outdoor" is one of the categories that BAPE® has been focusing on most in recent years. While we are developing many items that can be used in active scenes, such as boa jackets and long down jackets, one of the biggest highlights of this season is the outerwear with BAPE® MULTI LABEL PATTERN, which is patterned from the archived name designs released throughout this 30 years. In addition, the APE HEAD shaped table and ABC CAMO container bag are also accessories designed for outdoor use.
In the "Sports" category, the collection was inspired by a soccer club team to celebrate the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. In addition to collared game shirts, training jerseys, and balls, the new BAPE® DISTORTION PATTERN, inspired by the rave culture of England, the sacred land of soccer, will be released in a striking distorted block check, along with a variety of warm apparels and tracksuits for maximum impact.
"Hip-hop" is the root culture that underlies BAPE® and has become an indispensable element in modern fashion. This season, we go back to the 1980s, when old-school fashion was at its height of prosperity, and update the B-BOY DOWN worn by the icons of the time. In addition, the BAPE® GRAFFITI CHECK SHARK HOODIE with graffiti on the BAPE® CHECK, a cap with crystal chains, and Blinging jewelry pay tribute to the hip-hop style that is inextricably associated with the street culture.
The "Military" category features the new GRID CAMO, a gradation, and grid print based on the 1ST CAMO. The all-over patterned outdoor jacket and glow-in-the-dark crew neck will surely stand out in coordinated outfits. Also, using techniques such as a military jacket with quilted ABC CAMO and tie-dye items in beige and olive are found throughout the collection, making it a high-dimensional and innovative collection that condenses BAPE®'s identity.