NIGO was born Tomaki Nagao in 1970 in Maebashi, Japan. NIGO is best known for founding the popular and influential streetwear brand BAPE in the mid-’90s. In 2009, NIGO stepped down as CEO of the company. The following year, NIGO started HUMAN MADE, which he currently operates. Most recently, NIGO designed a collaborative collection with Louis Vuitton.
Does NIGO still own BAPE?
No, NIGO no longer owns BAPE.
What is NIGO doing now?
NIGO is currently working on HUMAN MADE and other collaborative projects.
Who owns BAPE now?
BAPE is currently owned by the I.T. Group.