Bored Ape Yacht Club Teases Collaboration with Streetwear Giant BAPE


  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) teases a collaboration with Japanese streetwear brand BAPE.
  • While details remain undisclosed, the collaboration is expected to produce a limited-edition capsule collection.
  • The collaboration follows BAPE’s 30th-anniversary celebration marked by the release of the Forum 84 BAPE Low Triple-White sneaker with Adidas Originals.

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has highlighted a fresh collaboration with the iconic Japanese streetwear brand BAPE. The announcement, made on X (formerly Twitter), has set the stage for what promises to be a unique blend of Web3 and streetwear aesthetics.

The official tweet from Bored Ape Yacht Club (@boredapeyc) was succinct: “Been a fan since way back.” Accompanying the message was an intriguing illustration, an open closet filled with Hawaiian-themed shirts and, prominently, a white t-shirt showcasing both the BAPE logo and a Bored Ape. The image has left fans and enthusiasts analyzing every detail, including a shoe box adorned with BAPE’s star logo, hinting at the possibility of footwear being part of this collaboration.

Bored Ape Yacht Club, known for its signature ape NFTs, has become a sensation among art collectors and crypto aficionados. Hence, their decision to partner with BAPE, a brand synonymous with streetwear and recognized for its ape motif, is a natural fit.

Founded in 1993 by fashion designer Nigo, BAPE, or “A Bathing Ape,” has been a dominant force in streetwear. Its signature camouflage print and ape head logo have become iconic symbols in the fashion industry. Moreover, BAPE’s foray into footwear began in the US in 2005, further solidifying its place in fashion.

While specifics about the collaboration remain undisclosed, the fusion of both brands’ aesthetics is anticipated to result in a limited-edition capsule collection. This collection will likely feature apparel and accessories that resonate with BAYC and BAPE enthusiasts.

Additionally, the BAPE X account echoed the sentiment of unity with their statement, “Apes Together Strong.” This collaboration comes on the heels of BAPE’s 30th-anniversary celebration in August. The brand marked the occasion with the release of the Forum 84 BAPE Low Triple-White sneaker, in association with Adidas Originals. Significantly, these sneakers were introduced as NFTs, marking a digital milestone for BAPE.