The Weeknd and A Bathing Ape team for capsule by Official Issue
The Weeknd and A Bathing Ape (BAPE) have announced August 4 as the
launch date of their new capsule collection presented by Official Issue XO.
The multi-product line was first announced during the singer’s
performance at the Coachella music festival and later teased on the Starboy
hitmaker’s social media accounts. The pieces, which have been in the works
for one year, are showcased in a star-studded lookbook that features the
Canadian musician, Nav, 88 Camino.
Included in the eight custom developed items are t-shirts, hoodies,
sweatpants, swat shorts and a work jacket. Also among the offerings is the
full zip shark hoodie.
“BAPE has always been one of my favorite brands growing up,” The Weeknd
said in a press release. “The quality of their product and longevity of
their company have made them iconic and it’s something we aspire to be.
It’s been more than a year since we started developing this collection so
I’m excited to get it out to the world.”
The 28-year-old, born Abel Tesfaye, has launched several lines in
recent months – including . Last month, he
to coincide with the upcoming debut of his comic book series. He also holds the role of global
ambassador and creative collaborator for Puma.
The new collection will be sold exclusively at A Bathing Ape stores and
online at shop.theweeknd.com and us.bape.com.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the brand.