Author NIGO®, Foreword by Pharrell, Introduction by Steven Victor
This volume documents the collaborations between famed fashion designer Nigo® and many recording artists (including Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, the Creator), presenting a trove of limited-edition apparel, sneakers, accessories, album covers, and collectibles and an archive of trademark graphics and patterns.
Straddling the worlds of fashion and hip-hop, Nigo® is a giant of streetwear culture. One of the pioneers of the highly influential Harajuku style movement, Nigo® is the founder of *A Bathing Ape®. Currently the creative director of Kenzo and a partner with Pharrell in both Human Made and Billionaire Boys Club/IceCream, he is one of the transformational figures in contemporary fashion, instrumental in translating streetwear trends into modern luxury.
He is also well known for being a music producer, and since the 1990s, has collaborated with hit-makers in hip-hop and contemporary music, having worked with Pharrell, Pusha T, Mos Def, M-Flo, the Teriyaki Boyz, and many others. The book is a visual record of the material culture generated by these partnerships. These collaborative goods—in limited quantities, emblazoned with logos and slogans—are a vital part of why Nigo®’s designs are so sought after. The same maximalist philosophy is employed in the design of the book, with original character art and all-over graphics integral to the visual narrative.
About The Author
Nigo® is a fashion designer and musician, the founder of *A Bathing Ape and Human Made, and the current design director of Kenzo.
Pharrell is a multiplatinum recording artist.
Steven Victor is the founder & CEO of Victor Victor Worldwide records and Senior VP of A&R at Universal Music Group.