Starting with the ‘Super Ape Star’ in 2003, for two decades,
adidas and BAPE® have made their mark in culture with a series of instantly recognizable collaborations. Now, coinciding with the Japanese brand’s 30th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of their partnership, the Three Stripes and the iconic label have come together once again for a year-long celebration including five unique and highly anticipated product drops.
Over the course of the year, a flurry of BAPE® details and graphics will take over signature silhouettes as the two brands collide their respective archives to create unexpected takes on timeless looks.
Reigniting a partnership like no other, adidas Originals and BAPE® are set to kick off their celebrations with the launch of a new collaborative take on the Campus 80s sneaker. In typically playful fashion, the classic silhouette receives a BAPE® makeover as the BAPE STA™ appliqué replaces the Three Stripes normally found on one side of the shoe. Co-branded details, gold heel patches, and gold lace jewels complete the look, while a custom-printed box seals the deal.
Announcing the arrival of the endeavor is an animated video that revisits BAPE® logos and signifiers as well as a host of key moments shared between the two brands over the years.
Kicking off on April 1st, fans of the partnership can expect a series of bold drops, content, and events over the coming months.