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With their new collab collection, BAPE and Coach aimed for "bold and playful" pieces that play to the aesthetics of their respective hometowns of Tokyo and New York City.
The collection spans leather goods and ready-to-wear pieces and is billed as "a fusion of the established codes of both brands." Notable inclusions are a version of Coach's signature pattern blended with the BAPE ape head logo—utilized with camo, khaki, and rainbow jacquard—and a down leather puffer.
Fans can also look forward to footwear, backpacks, and tees. The collection will be available starting Feb. 22 at A Bathing Ape stores and the brand’s online shop.
Here's the just-released lookbook for the collection, complete with Michael B. Jordan:
And below, get a closer look at the collection via an assortment of product shots:
This week, the BAPE x Coach collection was among those named in the weekly Best Style Releases round-up from Complex. The latest iteration of the spotlight series also includes Aimé Leon Dore Spring/Summer 2020, the North Face Black Series Spring/Summer 2020, Babylon LA Spring/Summer 2020, Only in America, and more.