WTAPS 2015 Spring/Summer Editorial by ‘GRIND’ Magazine (Japan)

WTAPS (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Editorial by END.

STORE by NIGO® set to open in Harajuku’s Laforet

Coming soon from NIGO is the polymath’s latest retail endeavor. Simply dubbed STORE by NIGO, the brand new space is set to open by the end of April at Harajuku’s Laforet department store and follow’s NIGO’s latest work with the likes of UNITED ARROWS, adidas Originals, Tetsu Nishiyama, and UNIQLO.

For those interested, job openings for the new endeavor can be found over at honeyee.com.


DESCENDANT (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS launches DESCENDANT

Uniqlo‘s Nigo and WTAPS/FPAR‘s Tetsu Nishiyama present DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE® #001

The first episode of DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE® has been released online. The visual aspect of the joint project between Uniqlo‘s Nigo and WTAPS/FPAR‘s Tetsu Nishiyama stars both designers reminiscing on 80′s Japanese culture.

Well known for his expansive collection of antiques, Nigo shares his love for the 80′s Japanese band The Checkers by displaying the fan-club treasures he has stored over the years. In the fifteen minute episode, Nigo discloses to Tetsu his personal stories of how he initially acquired valued items such as Beta tapes of their “Christmas Special,” Volume 50 of Olive Magazine, which debuted in August of 1984, a limited edition Checkers print shirt, and hard-sought badge.

Watch as Nigo and Tetsu travel back down memory lane, and strike up light hearted conversation in DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE® #001.

NIGO & Tetsu Nishiyama’s DOUBTUL AS DOUBLE 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Exhibition

In lieu of the announcement last week that NIGO and Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS are banding together to launch their DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE line in March 2015, we have a first look at some limited edition items that will be sold at the new label’s upcoming 2015 spring/summer collection exhibition on December 13 in Tokyo.

The lineup features five graphic t-shirts that take inspiration from the artwork of the Tokyo surf culture scene in the ’80s, alongside six collector’s items made of the two American dollar bills from which the brand takes its name. Look for more news concerning this exciting new development in the near future.

NIGO & Tetsu Nishiyama to debut DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE® this Month

Two of Japan’s the biggest streetwear designers in BAPE‘s NIGO and WTAPS/FPAR‘s Tetsu Nishiyama have come together to announce a new project titled DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE®.

As unusual as the name might sound, we’re sure that there will be some serious heat being put together with the coming together of two highly creative individuals. The joint venture will launch in spring/summer 2015 through Japanese online store ZOZO, with an exhibition at Gyre in Aoyama, Tokyo on December 13 which will give fans a preview of the collaborative effort.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE®.

the POOL aoyama (Tokyo) “OLIVE” Concept Store

Image of the POOL aoyama "OLIVE" Concept Store


Opened on September 13, the POOL aoyama concept store is located inside the former indoor pool of an old apartment building from the 1970s, in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. In addition to the shop, there is also a seasonal space called “The Temporary at the POOL” which is hosting Tetsu Nishiyama as this season’s director, who will be creating products inspired by the theme “OLIVE.” Within the interior of the store is a clear partition between shop space, which features a plexiglass floor, and the seasonal space which is segregated by way of a vine-covered wall. the POOL aoyama concept store can be found at the address below.


the POOL aoyama
Chateau Toyo Minami-Aoyama 1/F
5-12-24, Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo


Image of the POOL aoyama "OLIVE" Concept Store


“My Life Is This Life” by Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS

Image of My Life Is This Life by Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS

A constant source of inspiration within the evolving culture of street fashion, Tetsu Nishiyama writes an autobiography, titled My Life Is This Life.

The creative eye behind a handful of accomplished brands, including WTAPS and FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS, the Japanese designer talks about his own inspirations from early hip-hop to classic motorcycles as well as his friends NIGO, Hiroshi Fujiwara and more.

This must read will be available September 26 at select retailers and bookstands around the world, including the GIP-STORE.