Wednesday Briefing: BAPE x CDG, BAPE 28th anniversary BE@RBRICKS, Verdy x Nike SB "Wasted Youth," Bodega x Vans Vault "High Note" and more

News recap from March 23 to March 31
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March has come and gone. A year into the pandemic there is some light at the end of the tunnel as vaccine rollouts have increased around the U.S. However, the racist pandemic that has spread across the world still needs to be defeated. At no time is it ok to physically or verbally assault an elder, women or another person because of their race.

We condemn the violence directed towards the AAPI community and encourage everyone to check up on one another and find any way you can to protect yourselves and loved ones. We know that the news cycle is mentally draining and you probably are feeling a mix of hatred, anger, sorrow and empathy right now. Just know that we will defeat racism and white supremacy together.

BAPE x CDG Osaka Spring/Summer 2021 collection release info

Following the release of their collaboration last year, BAPE and COMME des GARÇONS reunite for another capsule collection. Exclusive to the BAPE STORE COMME des GARÇONS Osaka, two graphic tees, a hoodie, shorts, poplin shirt and biker jacket will be the focal points of the selection. The duo have opted for triple Ape Heads and CDG branding on some pieces while another graphic shows the Ape Head shouting out CDG. Everything goes on sale this Saturday, April 3.

Release Date: 4/3/21 (Saturday)

MEDICOM TOY BE@RBRICKS help BAPE celebrate 28th anniversary

To celebrate their 28th anniversary tomorrow, BAPE has teamed up with MEDICOM TOY for 28 BE@RBRICKS featuring BAPE CAMO. The colors will release throughout the year and on Saturday, April 3, the first 8 colors (including secret patterns), will release. Additionally, the duo have crafted tees that will drop in both black and white. BAPE stores will sell the collection and you can buy a box online via bape.com.

Release Date: 4/3/21 (Saturday)

Nike unveils Air Zoom Greater Than series 

Nike Basketball has just unveiled their all-new Air Zoom Greater Than (GT) series. Consisting of three silhouettes: Air Zoom GT Cut, Air Zoom GT Run and Air Zoom GT Jump, their names give away what dimension they focus on. If you're looking to optimize your game this year, be on the lookout for this new series. The Greater China market will get the GT Cut on April 1 while North America has to wait until late April. Expect the GT Run by summer and the GT Jump later in the year.

Release Date: 4/1/21 (Thursday)

Verdy x Nike SB Dunk Low "Wasted Youth" release info

After their collaborative Nike SB Dunk Low "Girls Don't Cry" dropped back in 2019, Japanese designer Verdy and Nike SB are reuniting for another Dunk Low. This time around, Wasted Youth, another one of Verdy's brands, will be the star. Inspired by punk and skate culture, the sneaker shows that off with patchwork denim and small details like the rose embroidery and metal D-ring on the heel. For $110, you can grab these through SNKRS app and select retail raffles on April 6.

Release Date: 4/6/21 (Tuesday)

Nike LeBron Air Max 95 "Home Team" release info

LBJ's love for the Air Max 95 hasn't been a secret. On Air Max Day this year, he teased some Lakers-inspired colorways on the iconic model. Now, we're going to get a public release on the "Home Team" iteration. Similar to his LeBron 7 "Media Day" colorway, the sneakers have alternating mismatched left and right shoes. For $170, these are for diehard Lakers fans and AM lovers. Hit up SNKRS app on April 6 to cop.

Release Date: 4/6/21 (Tuesday)

BEAMS GOLF Spring/Summer 2021 collection lookbook

Photographed by Taro Hirayama, the lookbook for BEAMS GOLF's Spring/Summer 2021 collection really has us itching to return to the green. Specifically styled for city golfers, this is a collection that can be worn everyday at home, at the range or even while you tee off. The extensive range from head to toe includes caps, polo shirts (including Lacoste collabs), jackets, pants, shoes and even bags. Check out the lookbook and video below and shop the collection on beams.co.jp. They ship worldwide.

Bodega celebrates 15th anniversary with Vault by Vans OG Style 36 LX "High Note"

Bodega has been in the game for 15 years now and they're celebrating with a collaboration sneaker courtesy of Vault by Vans. A premium tumbled black leather covers the upper of the sneaker - as an ode to DIY luxury fabrics and is complemented with various suedes. The Old Skool is finished with leather laces and a single tortoise shell eyelet. These will be exclusive to Bodega locations in Boston and LA as well as bdgastore.com come April 2 for $100.

Release Date: 4/2/21 (Friday)