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Name  Tomoaki Nagao
Also known as  Nigo
Years active  1995–present
Role  Fashion designer
Origin  Maebashi, Japan
Website  [1]
Labels  A Bathing Ape
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Born  December 23, 1970 (age 44) (1970-12-23)
Occupation(s)  Fashion designer, DJ, record producer, entrepreneur
Associated acts  Teriyaki Boyz, Pharrell, Kanye West
Organizations founded  A Bathing Ape, Billionaire Boys Club
Spouse  Riho Makise (m. 2008), Yuri Ichii (m. 1999–2002)
Albums  Ape Sounds, Ape Sounds Remix, Serious Japanese, Beef or Chicken

The Man Who Started Bape: WTH is NIGO?

Nigo (ニゴー, Nigo, born on December 23, 1970) is a Japanese fashion designer, DJ, record producer and entrepreneur . He is best known as the creator of the urban clothing line A Bathing Ape, otherwise known as Bape.


Nigo NIGO Talks About Pieces for His Upcoming Sotheby39s NIGO

Fashion background

Nigo NIGO on His Position as UNIQLO UT39s Creative Director

Nigo's venture into fashion started in a small store selling a few Bape T-shirts and camouflage print hoodies, which became very popular among teenagers. Nigo then released the Bapesta, a sneaker which, according to Jonathan Ross, became the "epitome of collectable footwear." The Bapesta logo on the side of the shoe resembles the Nike swoosh but has a lightning zap and a star instead. The clothing line is considered by many Americans to be difficult to acquire, considering the fact that the only store in the United States is in New York. (Los Angeles store closed in the summer of 2010.) Along with Pharrell Williams, Nigo is also responsible for helping produce the Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear brands. He is now the creative director for Uniqlo's UT brand.

Musical and entertainment background

Nigo Green Bulb adidas Originals Collaborates with Gonz and

Nigo has currently been associated with popular rap and hip hop artists such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. He is the DJ of the popular Japanese hip hop group Teriyaki Boyz and is also owner of BAPE sounds record label. He currently has a show he created himself for MTV Japan called Nigoldeneye.


Nigo Bape39s Nigo Talks About His Love Life And Nike Criticism
  • Nigo speaks little or no English, and uses a translator whenever he does interviews.
  • Nigo won the 2005 Style Award as part of the MTV Asia Awards.
  • Nigo has a cameo appearance in the Takashi Murakami short film "Akihabara Majokko Princess" shown at the "Pop Life" exhibition at TATE Modern Gallery in London.
  • Songs

    Tokyo Drift
    I Still Love HER
    Cho L A R G E
    Zock On!
    Even More
    Moon the World
    Kung Fu Fightin'
    Ape Sounds Opening
    Celebrity Death Match
    March of the General
    Serious Japanese
    Work That
    The Very Urgent Dub
    Jet Set
    Dream Unit
    A Simple Song
    March of the General
    Symphony No 25910: Escape From Planet of the Apes
    Something for the People
    EAT INtro
    TAKE OUTro
    Get the Hell
    Tokyo Drift Remix Feat Pusha T & Fam-Lay
    Ape Shall Never Kill Ape / Ravers Suck Our Sound & Get Fucked


    Nigo Wikipedia

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