Friday, January 30, 2009
Several interesting produced debuted in the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2009/10 fashion show last week. Next to the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneakers, they also presented this new soccer ball inspired monogram duffle bag. Via FM.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
While walking the Bright tradeshow this weekend we came across a couple of Undefeated Spring 2009 caps. Above you see two subtle snap-back caps, coming in navy and black. The third cap is a New Era collaboration, coming in some nice powerful Spring colors. All three feature the Undefeated strike logo on the back.
This Spring 2009 Nike introduces a new Dunk High - the Dunk Skinny Super High. The womens sneaker is a slimmer and higher version of the classic Dunk High. Nike basically updated the sneaker according to the latest trends in footwear. The first pack of the sneaker consists of three fading colorways. Via Dunk.com.cn.
The popular Supra Skytop comes in a lot of loud colorways every season. But the silhouette is already enough of an attention magnet, that the colors and materials can certainly stay subtle, without making it a boring shoe at all. Here it comes in a new grey suede colorway. Simple and just right!
The grey suede Supra Skytop is now available at CCS.
The Bapesta from last year’s SpongeBob x Bape capsule is seen here in an all new light. The shoe features the replacing the previously seen patent leather upper with croc leather. No word (most likely not) yet on a release date, but we assume these were custom joints for Pharrell.
Converse adds a touch of color to the latest collection of their classic Jack Purcell model. The sneakers feature a trademark toe and simple canvas upper complimented by contrasting white midsoles and laces. An electric blue colorway has landed at ripe with a price tag of (Approx. $66 USD).
Sony unveils some further colorways in their PSP franchise with an introduction to the Carnival Colors collection to the Japanese market officially entitled Radiant Red, Vibrant Blue, Bright Yellow, and Spirited Green. Other than the new color schemes, the units were matched with a 2200mAh battery, upping the retail price to ¥19,800 (Approx. $223 USD) while for ¥24,800 (Approx. $279 USD), they release a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), PSP pouch, wrist strap and cloth bundle. There is no word on a North America or European release.
Fitted Hawaii will be releasing some new items this coming Saturday at their flagship location in Honolulu. Included will be a t-shirt featuring a tonal double F print and graphic Home Grown zip-down highlighted by another New Era fitted piece fabricated with a blend of straw and paper. Aside from the interesting mix of materials, the cap will feature Fitted’s signature Kamehemeha embroidery with a gold weapon collage satin lining.
1438 Kona Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Some images of the Nike “Coraline” Dunk Hi, celebrating the upcoming movie stop motion animated film, have already circulated the Internet. Today we can show you some great new pictures of the Dunk Hi, for the first time also showing the large button on top of the laces. Only 100 pairs of the shoe featuring the large button will be made, good liking finding a pair. Images via Coolestshop.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today we came across these new Louis Vuitton low top sneakers and they are probably the nicest we have seen so far from the French luxury brand. Subtle tonal embossed branding, a nice silhouette, the zipper closure - all in all a very round product. Via Cadmus.
To date we are not sure when the sneaker will release, but it should come out this Spring/Summer 2009 season.
Super does not seem to stop with their quality collaborations. We have seen them work recently with Barneys New York, VNGRD from Italy and the next interesting collaboration to come up that we spotted at Bread & Butter today, has been done with designer duo PAM, Perks And Mini. They worked on two sunglasses and took the classic Super Wayfarer model as a base. In true PAM fashion both glasses sport a wild design on the upper and a solid colorway on the inside.
Expect these to release in the coming months.
Detailed images of the Super x PAM Sunglasses follow after the jump.
Finally, we see an official picture of one of the sneakers from the Kanye West and Louis Vuitton collaboration. The sneaker comes in all red with a simple form, but it features a special quilted flap on the back heel for your jeans. Check out the press release below:
PARIS — Marc Jacobs and the Louis Vuitton men’s studio director Paul Helbers have some design competition this season. Kanye West, who was sitting front row at the Vuitton show, has designed a line of five LV sneakers. Only one design, above, was featured in the show — a monochromatic midtop with no frills, save for a quilted flap in the back, all the easier to tuck pants into. “The inspiration came from a jacket with a huge collar in the movie ‘Dune,’ ” West says. “Most sneakers focus on the tongue, so I wanted to do something different.” West knows whereof he speaks: he says he has no idea how many shoes he owns, but he does know that he routinely needs to send shipments off to storage. The LV-meets-Kanye kicks will be available at Louis Vuitton stores in June.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Some interesting new Nike SB releases have dropped at Shelter. They got in the Dunk Mid Pro “New Network”, Blazer Premium Ice Green “OP Art” and the Nike Dunk Low Pro “Goofy Boy”.
Originally inspired by Rally Racing, the classic G-Shock Mudman is built to survive the most extreme environments. Features include a molded back cover and variable durometer urethane covered bezel and buttons to prevent foreign particles, such as mud, sand or oil from entering the watch.
Available in three new colors (Red, Navy and Gray), the Mudman features 200M water resistant, world time, dual auto EL backlight with afterglow, twin stopwatches, and count down timer. The Mudman also recently came in a special collaboration with LRG.
Here the watch comes in three new limited edition colorways. They are available now.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Following in the footsteps of the recently released Court Force Hi Lux, the Velcro Blazer Lux is recognizable by a few distinct characteristics: A basic and wearable color palette built with premium materials. Using a soft and supple premium full grain leather, these sneakers are the definition of quiet sophistication.
The Velcro Blazer Lux is available at exclusive retailers across the country on January 17th, 2009.
A brand out of Toronto, Canada, Metsa Design originally began with a focus on textiles and apparel which eventually branched out into jewelery with the 2008 creation of their Food line. Born out of a desire to create jewelery with a strong societal conscious, the Food line of rings are each produced under ethical practices with sustainable materials. Together the smooth polished wooden finish is combined with the angular design of the ring, each complimenting each other over a number of different wooden materials. Four different materials feature different qualities, styles include African Blackwood, Cocobolo, Camatillo and Ebony. The three-finger rings retail for $90 USD while $80 USD will buy you the two-finger ring (not shown). For more information, visit MetsaDesign.com.
With a patent leather version unveiled the other day, Supra keeps the colorways coming in their new Society sneaker model. The Terry Kennedy signature kicks are complimented well with a tonal purple suede color-up alongside a more toned down black leather colorway. Surely feeding off the high top frenzy following the massive success of their Skytop’s, this new rendition looks to cash in on a higher level.
For those that are into sunglasses/glasswear know all about Dita, one of the premiere brands in the spectacle world. For Spring/Summer 2009 Dita will be releasing their “Lever” style in four different colors, Bone, Black to Clear Fade, Dark Tortoise & Burnt Brown and Black & Black Swirl. The frame is along the lines of a wayfarer so they automatically give you that classic look. Dita came be pricey, but if you have the extra doe, their stores aren’t hard to find, head over to their Website for more info.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
BBC | Ice Cream drop the following as the brand releases some interesting outerwear this month. Leading the way is the tuxedo-inspired technical jacket and an outerspace star motif blazer. Other items include graphically driven tees and sweaters. Available at BBC | Ice Cream Hong Kong.
BBC | Ice Cream Hong Kong
14 On Lan Street
Central, Hong Kong
After a long and highly anticipated wait, Diamond Supply Co.’s “Harassment” t-shirt has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel. The intricate photo print tee is slated for an online release on Thursday, January 15th. Check Shop.DiamondSupplyCo.com starting at 12:00 pm PST.
During the latest episode of ConsTV, Consequence gives us another look into Kanye’s Louis Vuitton shoes appropriately entitled the Louis Vuitton Don’s. Aside from the hyped kicks and Murakami piece, Kanye gives a little shout out: “I’m the walking Hypebeast, I’m the live version of Hypebeast”. Check it out, thanks to Joe
Originally conceived as a benefit project for the devastating effects of the Sichuan earthquake last year, Chapel of Dawn’s “Come Together” campaign makes its return in 2009. Hailing from the SiLLY THING camp, Chapel of Dawn represents another Hong Kong-based brand making a splash in the industry. Their newest release comes in the form of a Stadium Jacket in two colorways. Both the black and red version, limited to 20 pieces, feature traditional chenille patches following their “Come Together” recovering panda bear motif.
An interesting collaboration collection is coming this season as part of the Original Fake Spring/Summer 2009 collection. They worked with Neighborhood on a series of product involving of course denim, but also shirts, t-shirts and accessories. Definitely looking interesting, so keep your eyes open for the release. Via Biccamera,
A nice new pack by Vans has been released. The pack consists of a Chukka Half Cab and an Era, both coming with black uppers in leather and suede, yellow stitching and a yellow/black design on the mid sole. The pack is now available at ABC Mart.
Monday, January 12, 2009
A new Supra Skytop has been released in a black/magenta colorway. The popular high top sneaker features a black/magenta pattern on the upper, hints of black suede and a black patent leather heel. They are now available at Limited Edt.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Brooklyn-based Eric Elms is making early headlines in the new year with an interesting collaboration alongside Vans. The heralded artist has designed a pack of kicks along with two t-shirt designs for the famous California based footwear company. Two models feature what looks to be either suede or velvet uppers with a third pair coming in a black canvas colorway in a new hybrid sneaker of sorts. The collection is expected to hit retailers in July 2009, so stay tuned in the coming months for further updates.
Coraline, a horror novella, by the British author Neil Gaiman will soon be made into an animated stop-motion horror fantasy film scheduled to be released in theaters on February 6, 2009. A pair of Coraline Dunks were created by Nike to promote this upcoming movie. According to the author:
“There will, however, be a limited edition of 1000 pairs of Coraline Nike Dunks, winnable from watching the film and through the website, though, and they will look like this, with black buttons and stitching and such…”
Stay tuned for more information on when and how to get these Nike Coraline Dunks!