We have already seen a Mercedes 300 SL, Mercedes-AMG GT S and a Mercedes-Benz G-Class draped in BAPE’s signature camouflage pattern, but now, in an official collaboration with Formula One, the Japanese streetwear heavyweight unveils a special edition F1 car covered in the iconic camo print.
Unveiled at the luxury shopping complex of Omotesando Hills in Tokyo, the collab also pays homage to BAPE’s momentous 25th anniversary. Head of partnership marketing at Formula 1, Tanya Wilkinson, said, “Both brands have such a unique heritage and identity and we are excited to be collaborating with BAPE to celebrate their 25th anniversary. We have made a promise to our fans to bring them closer to the sport and this collaboration with BAPE acts as a vehicle to help us do that.”
Furthermore, this special edition Formula 1 car only marks the beginning of BAPE’s collaboration with the international auto racing league, as Billy Choi, managing director of BAPE, hinted at forthcoming capsule releases.
“With both BAPE and F1 being global brands with presence in many territories including China and Japan, there are many possibilities to build on the partnership in the future,” he said.
You can check out the exclusive installation at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo, until September 30. Peep the post below for more details.
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