BE@RBRICK BAPE® X M / mika ninagawa

M / mika ninagawa, a brand directed by acclaimed photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa, is teaming up with A BATHING APE® (also known as BAPE®), for the inconic shark hoodie, BABY MILO® integrated apparel and with BE@R BRICK. a bear figure in kubrick design produced by MEDICOM TOY. After the long anticipation of the collaboration's first reveal at the BAPE XXV event in Omotesando, items are finally hitting the stores. A vibrant and beautiful anemone flower graphic based on Mika Ninagawa's photograph fused into the comical silhouette of the BE@RBRICK, BAPE®'s signature camouflage pattern, shark motif, and BABY MILO® recognized the unique and fresh aesthetic. Items will be available at A BATHING APE® Japan locations, BAPE.COM WEB STORE, US.BAPE.COM, MEDICOM TOY Store, and MEDICOM TOY online store on Saturday, May 25th. Global release will be on June 8th. 

Mika Ninagawa is a recipient of many awards including the most authoritative award Kimura Ihei Photography Award in Japan. To date, she has directed numerous films, including SAKURAN (2007), Helter Skelter (2012), Diner (to be released on July 5th, 2019), and No Longer Human (to be released on September 13th, 2019). The exhibition Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors (2008) was launched at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and toured art museums throughout Japan. Ninagawa's photo book MIKA NINAGAWA was published by Rizzoli New York in 2010, attracting attention from people all over the world. In 2016, she held the Mika Ninagawa exhibit at the MOCA Taipei in Taiwan, a major solo exhibition that broke the museum's previous attendance record. In the following year in 2017, Ninagawa held another solo exhibition Shanghai which also ended in great success. The solo exhibition INTO FICTION/REALITY was launched in 2018 at The Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto which toured art museums in Japan. Ninagawa was appointed executive board member of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2020.

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