Jazz was developed from blues and ragtime and originated from the African-American communities in the Southern United States. Its constant evolution saw a revolutionary period in the 1960s, which made way to jazz fusion, where rock instruments formed a completely different style, as well as free jazz, which is entirely based on the performer's improvisation.
"Jazz’s embracement of mix and matches and its mellow yet contrarian nature runs through the entire Fall/Winter 2021 collection," BAPE explains. With its neatly cut suits inspired by jazz club performers in the 60s, combined with modern wide-cut streetwear silhouettes, the collection screams luxurious leisure.
Throughout the range, "BAPE BLACK JAZZ CLUB" is also emblazoned across pieces including hoodies and T-shirts. Another print spotted is the Spring/Summer 2021 Mad Face x Paisley print, as well as cello and drum kit patterns staying true to the central theme of jazz.
Unhemmed sweaters, puffer jackets, graphic T-shirts and hoodies, and tailored trousers are only some of the stand-out pieces from the collection, which feature pops of colors including pink, green, and beige throughout.
As for accessories, premium pieces including rings and bracelets are available in 925 sterling silver, as well as other pieces such as shoelace buckles and clasps, paired with shoelaces in neon pink and green.
The BAPE BLACK Fall/Winter 2021 collection will be available across select BAPE stores starting August 28.