BAPE® and Russell Athletic have teamed up again for an exciting collaboration that draws inspiration from basketball cultures. With a focus on the vibrant flair of the United States basketball scene, this collection combines Russell Athletic’s distinctive colours with BAPE’s iconic CAMO pattern. The result is a unique fusion of sports fashion and dynamic energy.
The collaboration showcases an impressive lineup of 18 clothing pieces, including stylish caps, cosy pullover hoodies, comfortable crewnecks, sleek track jackets, trendy track pants, classic tees, and the iconic shark full zip hoodie. Each garment reflects the meticulous artistry and attention to detail that both BAPE and Russell Athletic are known for. The collection stands out with its innovative use of fabric patchwork and tonal BAPE ABC CAMO pattern, adding depth and visual interest to the garments.
One of the highlights of this collaboration is the BAPE CLUTCH STA sneakers. These high-top sneakers feature the Russell Athletic logo at the heel and a captivating contrast between tonal BAPE ABC CAMO and Russell Athletic’s iconic colours. Crafted from premium calf leather, these sneakers offer both style and durability, making them a favourite among sneaker enthusiasts and basketball fans. This collaboration brings together innovative designs and exceptional craftsmanship, revolutionizing the way we perceive style.
A Fusion of Japanese Street Fashion and Athletic Heritage
BAPE, born in Harajuku, Japan in 1993, has become a symbol of Japanese street fashion. With iconic motifs like ‘APE HEAD’, ‘BAPE CAMO’, and ‘BABY MILO’, BAPE® has introduced Japanese fashion culture to the world. The brand’s presence has expanded globally, with over 40 stores worldwide, making it one of the most sought-after and exclusive streetwear brands. BAPE® has also ventured into lifestyle segments, including art and furniture, solidifying its position as a leading lifestyle brand.
Russell Athletic, founded in 1902, has a century-old legacy as a top-quality athletic apparel manufacturer. It has been favoured by athletes in various sports such as American football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. The brand’s commitment to excellence and retro athletic wear has made it a popular choice among sports enthusiasts.
The BAPE® x Russell Athletic collaboration brings together the best of both worlds – the cutting-edge street fashion of BAPE® and the rich sporting heritage of Russell Athletic. It is a celebration of basketball cultures and the enduring appeal of both brands.