News emerged over the weekend that NIGO, the BAPE General himself, had completely severed ties with the brand he’s been the ‘figurehead’ of for the last 20 years. In a post on his Facebook page, accompanied by the above KAWS image, NIGO revealed he was not continuing on with the company after his contract as Creative Director ended on April 30. Not sure why he waited so long to tell us all but hey, it’s NIGO, he can do whatever he wants and people will be cool with it. He’s not leaving the game altogether though – he will “continue to work as a freelance creator in many different fields”, which will surely include his latest brand Human Made, among his multiple side businesses. In any case, I’m sure we will all be keeping a keen eye on his next major move.