PRIMATE PARTNERSHIP: The BAYC X BAPE Collab Will Debut At Ape Fest! Garga Teases More To Come:
The highly anticipated collaboration between the Bored Ape Yacht Club and A Bathing Ape will debut at Ape Fest 2023, potentially marking the beginning of a strong partnership between the primates!
Things were anything but boring across around the swamp on Monday as the BAYC announced that it was collaborating with streetwear Brand, A Bathing Ape, on a new line of merch!
“Been a fan since way back,” the BAYC casually tweeted early Monday morning along with a first-person view animation of Curtis rummaging through his closet and finding a Bathing Ape X Bored Ape tee between his favorite Hawaiian shirts!
Following this post, the BAYC announced that the Club's collaboration with BAPE will debut at Ape Fest 2023 and that BAYC members will have 'first dibs!'
Further, BAYC Co-Founder Garga published a statement about the collaboration titled 'TWO ICONIC APES, COOKING SOMETHING UP' and implied that there's more to come from this partnership between the primates!
“We’ve worked with BAPE® to reimagine iconic designs from their deep archive, with one foot in their Ura-Harajuku roots and the other in the BAYC swamp,” Garga explained. “This first collaboration is all about the community, where BAYC members and BAPE® Heads receive exclusive early access to the apparel and accessories in the limited-edition collection. The collection makes its debut at ApeFest on November 4, where Apes can purchase onsite, or online with token-gated access. Then, it drops exclusively for BAPETAVERSE members online. Finally, in December the collection arrives at BAPE STORE® and BAPE.COM globally, where the public can access. “
At the time of this article’s publication, we do not know what items the BAYC and BAPE will be creating or how much the items will cost.
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow this collab and will let you know when new information is released. Stay tuned for updates!