Created in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year.
Japanese clothing line Bape has released a new capsule collection in honour of the upcoming Chinese New Year, which will be the Year of the Dog. The label has made an annual tradition of creating a new set of apparel for each passing Lunar Year, with last year's designs inspired by the Year of the Rooster.
This 12-piece collection includes both adult and child clothing, offering graphic t-shirts, crewneck sweaters and hoodies in red, black, grey and white colour options. Two reimagined logos adorn these new pieces, as the signature Bape Ape head is placed alongside a dog illustration for its t-shirt and crewneck selection, while the label's iconic Baby Milo character is also updated to include dog-ears.
Bape adds to a tradition of streetwear labels adapting imagery from the Chinese zodiac and applying them to clothing, as Jordan Brand and Opening Ceremony have indulged in similar subject matter in the past.
While festivities for the Chinese New Year do not begin until February, shoppers will be given a chance to purchase these pieces when they are released to Bape retailers and its online store on January 6.
Check out some of the pieces below: