Nigo's fashion career began with a little shop selling a few Bape T-shirts and camouflage print sweatshirts, which quickly became popular among teens.
Nigo produced the Bapesta sneaker in 2002, which became the "epitome of collecting footwear," according to BBC broadcaster Jonathan Ross.
The sneaker has a similar style to Nike's Air Force 1, but instead of the swoosh on the side, it features Nigo's Bapesta emblem, which is a star with a lightning zap radiating from it.
Bape's boss Nigo announced his departure on the cover of the April issue of the trend magazine WWD for Japan, and he will be leaving with Takahashi UC (Undercover) designer Jun Takahashi.
Nowhere, which was founded on April 1, 1993, is no longer the designer for Bape. On April 4, 2009, Nigo launched his own new company, Nigold.
Nigo teamed up with Pharrell Williams to establish and launch the Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream footwear brands in 2005.
Human Made was his new brand that he introduced in 2010.
Nigo joined Uniqlo's UT brand as design director in 2014.
In 2020, Nigo collaborated with Virgil Abloh and Louis Vuitton to create a capsule collection.
He is also the owner of the Bape Sounds record label and the DJ of the Japanese hip hop group Teriyaki Boyz. Nigoldeneye, a show he produced for MTV Japan, is another of his creations.
Nigo is the producer and manager for the female pop group Billie Idle, working alongside BiS manager Watanabe Junnosuke. After the group disbanded,
He and Watanabe gave BiS members First Summer Uika and Hirano Nozomi the option to join their new project, Billie Idle. His participation with the group began in 2014, when he filmed a music video for BiS' song "Nerve."
So far in his career, he has made a lot of money.
Nigo's net worth is currently estimated at $40 million.
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He was married to an idol Yuri Ichii from 1999 to 2002.
Nigo is married to an actress Riho Makise since 2008.
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