Lil Wayne is the face of UGG x BAPE collaboration

Lil Wayne has been tapped to front the new UGG x BAPE collection.

Australian brand UGG, famous for its sheepskin-lined boots, has teamed with Tokyo-based streetwear brand BAPE on a line made up of five new footwear styles, including a pair of slippers, plus a shearling leather coat and a pair of mittens.

The collection was unveiled in December, with Lil Wayne’s imagery dropping on Wednesday (06Feb19).


“Been rocking UGG and BAPE since the beginning,” Lil Wayne said in a press release. “This collab is next level.”

The items are slated to hit shelves at the end of February. Prices range from $3,500 (£2,700) for the camo print coat, to $180 (£139) for the mittens, embossed with BAPE across the front.

“Partnering with an iconic streetwear brand like BAPE allowed us to show UGG Men’s in a fresh new way and environment. BAPE took its world-renowned print and applied it to several of our top-performing men’s silhouettes, creating a street style-ready capsule,” Andrea O’Donnell, president of fashion lifestyle at Deckers Brands, UGG’s parent company, said.

The collaboration is one of the ways BAPE is marking its 25th anniversary.

As well as the new partnership, UGG bosses have also been busy in Hollywood with the Virtuosos Awards, which it presented on Tuesday during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Claire Foy (First Man), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Leave No Trace), John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) and Steven Yeun (Burning) were all honoured at the annual prizegiving.