Nigo needs no introduction, but the latest project involving the Bathing Ape founder and all-around streetwear maven is not exactly what most people might expect from this fashion legend.
Fashion in post-World War II Japan was heavily influenced by the classic styling of mid-century Americana. The utilitarian look of workwear and GIs, the burgeoning cool of blue jeans, and the ruggedly wholesome aura of college campus preps found a welcoming audience in Japan.
Human Made is a joint venture between Nigo and enigmatic graphic artist Sk8thing. Combining exacting construction standards, impeccable historical accuracy, courtesy of vintage reproduction experts Warehouse, and lighthearted graphic contributions from Sk8thing, Human Made is an earnest homage and unique twist on these wardrobe staples.