In addition to a Bape Sta, Heron Preston gets a full apparel capsule with A Bathing Ape.
A Bathing Ape is the king of collaborations, working with what seems like every designer, influencer, and brand under the sun. Now, the Japanese streetwear powerhouse is linking with American designer Heron Preston. The collaboration is a full-circle moment for Heron as in 2015 he created the “Street Sweeper,” a silhouette inspired by the Bape Sta. Now in 2022, Preston is not only getting his own Bape Sta but an apparel collection remixing BAPE and his own design language.
The Bape Sta comes constructed out of canvas on the upper's overlays, accented by a premium leather base below. Heron Preston adds shades of his signature orange onto BAPE’s ABC camo, seen on the canvas mudguard, eyestays, star logo, and heel overlay. Donning the midfoot panel, tongue, and the perforated toebox is white leather, accenting the bright orange laces and overlays throughout the silhouette. On the bottom-most lace, a silver metal lace dubrae displays BAPE branding. Above this on the top of the tongue, a split branding BAPE and Heron Preston tongue tag makes an appearance on the right and left sneaker respectively. An orange sockliner and insole finish the colorful hits on the model. Rounding out the look is the white-on-white midsole and outsole combo.
Alongside the BAPE STA, a range of archival BAPE clothing gets the Heron Preston treatment. Relaxed Tee’s in white, black, and purple don a large APE head and orange star logo with Heron Preston tags replacing the usual APE tag on the sleeve. No BAPE collab is complete without a full-zip Shark Hoodie, this time utilizing a mismatched purple and classic green ABC camo. This same color palette and design makes its way onto the Camo Duck Tracker Jacket, Painter Pants, Sweatpants, and Mesh Cap, also featuring the same orange Heron Preston and BAPE co-branded tag.
The Heron Preston x A Bathing Ape Bape Sta and accompanying apparel are set to release on May 7th, 2022 through FARFETCH, Heron Preston, and BAPE online with an in-store release worldwide in BAPE retail locations. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price for the BAPE STA is set at ￥27,500 (Approx $211). To stay up to date on the entire BAPE x Heron Preston collection and more, keep it locked to our Twitter and our Mobile App to stay updated on future releases. For a full breakdown on the Bape Sta silhouette as a whole, check out our BAPE Buyers Guide!
Color: Camo Orange/White
Style Code: TBD
Release Date: 05/07/2022
Price: $211 (approx)