SWIMWEAR'S STREETWEAR DRIP: Bape x Arena Swimwear Capsule
Text by Justin Ng | Photos courtesy of A Bathing Ape and Arena
Arena x BAPE women's one-piece swimsuit
Arena x BAPE sports set in black or white
Arena x BAPE short box swimwear
Arena x BAPE women's one-piece swimsuit
Arena x BAPE jersey top available in black or white
Arena x BAPE short box swimwear
Arena x BAPE women's two-piece swimsuit
Arena x BAPE ape-head shaped kickboard
Arena x BAPE swim cap featuring the ape head motif and Arena's logo
At this point, streetwear label BAPE has become something of a ubiquitous presence. From major city to major city, from celebrities, influencers to athletes, you’ll most likely have caught a glimpse of that trademark camo pattern or inescapable ape head motif. And now, after pretty much dominating the streetwear scene on land, BAPE is taking its camo conquest into the seas with the launch of a swimwear capsule in collaboration with German swimwear brand Arena. The capsule features swimwear pieces including both men’s trunks and women’s one-piece and two-piece suits, which will – to no one's surprise– prominently showcase the iconic camo pattern that will soon take over swimming pools across the world. But other than in-pool gear – including goggles, a mesh bag, towel and an ape head-shaped kickboard – they’ll also have a range of sports jackets, T-shirts, tank tops and shorts that will help round out your soon-to-be BAPE wardrobe. The collection is available now via BAPE retailers and their website.

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