In late 2020, A Bathing Ape and Vans teamed up on a limited edition Vans Customs collection, sold exclusively in China to celebrates BAPE China’s ten year anniversary. Nearly a year later, the two brands are delivering their first ever global collection.
The first full team-up from the two brands includes both footwear and apparel, with styles including the Sk8-Hi 38 DX and the Authentic 44 DX. The Sk8-Hi 38 DX comes in black and covered in BAPE’s Line camo in white. Green camo tongue labels and red waffle outsoles add a contrasting, elevated touch. The Authentic 44 DX features a ripstop canvas construction and is covered in BAPE’s 1st camo. Rounding out the collection are hoodies available in black and heather grey colorways.
The BAPE x Vans collection launches worldwide this November, starting with a China release on November 1st and Asia-Pacific release on November 13th. The collection will be available in the rest of the world on November 29th at BAPE stores and BAPE.com and on November 30th on Vans.com. Check out the lookbook photos below.