If you’re on the hunt for killer streetwear brand with a little Japanese fusion, then A Bathing Ape should be at the top of your checklist. Nicknamed Bape, the cult label was born in Ura-Harajuku, Tokyo, in 1993 by Tomoaki Nagao, aka Nigo. Since its inception, Bape has risen to be one of the most coveted streetwear brands of the moment. Influenced by Nigo’s obsession with sneakers, toys, and in-your-face graphics, the label is known for its outlandish and bold designs. It is best known for its bright, multi-coloured camouflage prints and shark hoodies that zip right up over the wearer’s face.