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I Know Nigo(r)


This volume documents the collaborations between famed fashion designer Nigo(R) and many recording artists (including Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, the Creator), presenting a trove of limited-edition apparel, sneakers, accessories, album covers, and collectibles and an archive of trademark graphics and patterns.

Straddling the worlds of fashion and hip-hop, Nigo(R) is a giant of streetwear culture. One of the pioneers of the highly influential Harajuku style movement, Nigo(R) is the founder of *A Bathing Ape(R). Currently the creative director of Kenzo and a partner with Pharrell in both Human Made and Billionaire Boys Club/IceCream, he is one of the transformational figures in contemporary fashion, instrumental in translating streetwear trends into modern luxury.

He is also well known for being a music producer, and since the 1990s, has collaborated with hit-makers in hip-hop and contemporary music, having worked with Pharrell, Pusha T, Mos Def, M-Flo, the Teriyaki Boyz, and many others. The book is a visual record of the material culture generated by these partnerships. These collaborative goods--in limited quantities, emblazoned with logos and slogans--are a vital part of why Nigo(R)'s designs are so sought after. The same maximalist philosophy is employed in the design of the book, with original character art and all-over graphics integral to the visual narrative.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Publish Date: Apr 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 1.25lb
  • EAN: 9780847899180
  • Categories: Fashion & AccessoriesGenres & Styles - Rap & Hip HopSubjects & Themes - Fashion

About the Author

Nigo(R) is a fashion designer and musician, the founder of *A Bathing Ape and Human Made, and the current design director of Kenzo.

Pharrell is a multiplatinum recording artist.

Steven Victor is the founder & CEO of Victor Victor Worldwide records and Senior VP of A&R at Universal Music Group.

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