Information on the release of the BAPE x Sean Wotherspoon capsule

A BATHING APE (BAPE) tapped Los Angeles-based designer and artist Sean Wotherspoon for a vintage-inspired capsule titled “Hidden Gems.” Known for his influence on the vintage scene through his Round Two store and his many successful sneaker collaborations with names like Nike and adidas, Wotherspoon brings his signature style to this unique collection by breathing new life into archival items .

The ‘Hidden Gems’ collection features a mix of Wotherspoon’s creative ideas and iconic BAPE elements. The line includes a range of clothing and collectibles such as a reworked denim jacket, denim pants, checked shirt, reversible sweatshirts, t-shirts and a selection of accessories including a ball cushion , a bracelet, a rubber Gashapon ball and a reinterpreted BABY. MILO doll.

“We call this collection “Hidden Gems”. There are details from the past to the present and details that you may not notice until you spend some time with the collection. I mix my favorite vintage styles and techniques with my favorite BAPE era to give you the best of both worlds,” explained Wotherspoon.

A notable element of the collection is the “BOTANICAL CAMO”, a unique pattern created specifically for this collaboration. The denim pieces alternate between washed denim and hickory stripes, adorned with the iconic APE HEAD, TWO FACE and BAPE BEE logos, as well as Wotherspoon’s SW logo. The checked shirt, embroidered with APE HEAD and “Sean” in Kanji, features the SW and BAPE BEE logo on the back.

The crewneck sweatshirts are reversible and offer four styles, namely in red and blue or navy and gray. They feature APE HEAD, GENERAL and TWO FACE crackle prints. The reversible tees, available in red x green or off-white x navy, flip over to reveal the same TWO FACE print. The short-sleeved sweatshirts also come in navy and green and have a sun-washed finish for a vintage look.

The BAPE x Sean Wotherspoon limited edition collection is set to release this Saturday, May 11, with prices ranging from ¥77,000 to ¥8,800 JPY or approximately $55 to $500 USD – with more information available via the official website BAPE Japan.