BAPE Catch Coach for Another Luxury BAPE STA CollaborationRelease: 24 July 2021
BAPE and Coach are back in cahoots for an upscale remake of the former’s exalted ‘homage’ known as the BAPE STA. The two companies last worked together in 2020 on an extensive collection that combined motifs and patterns from the respective partners on various iconic products. This new effort doubles down on that execution, while adding a deep blue twill hue.
Coach’s distinct double C canvas pattern meets BAPE’s representative ape head logo on what must be custom woven twill. And they must have spun decent yardage, as the fabric is used across the majority of the BAPE STA’s uppers across the wide toe box and mid panel. The other panels, the toe bumper and heel counter, are covered in complementary shades of indigo blue twill, matching nicely to the lighter patterned panels. Elsewhere, the STA side logos use luxurious brown leather, which meets an overlapping tonal patch depicting a dinosaur – a quick Google search reveals it’s named Rexy. Coach add embroidered logos on the heel counter to keep their prehistoric mascot company. Everything sits atop a plain white sole for crisp contrast.
The Coach x BAPE STA releases on July 24 from Coach alongside other collaborative items, including jackets and dog harnesses.