Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HELLZ Fall 2010 - The Rest Is Herstory

For the Fall, Hellz is getting slightly sophisticated, but staying slightly experimental, and always slightly sexy. The collection is entitled "The Rest is Herstory" (you see what they did there? Herstory - Her Story - History)...


Hellz just said "Fuck You!" to color for the entire collection, and still killed it with the black gradient. Stand out pieces to me: Blazer with the ruffled shoulders (2nd pic), and grey zip up sweater/jacket (2nd to last pic). But the entire collection looks really strong, as always.

The lookbook was directed by Misslawn, shot by Brooke Nipar, hair & makeup by Matisse, and modeled by Bianca, Kristen, Lena. Very Well done.


A Silly Bape Thing Preview Tees

While the entire Silly Bape Thing project won't be released until October, Nigo is teaming up with TK from Silly Thing for some "emergency release" Bape tees that will be dropping on September 4th...

(after you check out the tees, peep that sweet vintage LV trunk that they rest on. *drools*)

The '2 Generals' are looking a little more friendly in this Silly Bape Thing version, and the general to the right is actually rocking TK's glasses. Then there is also the 'General Polygon' standard college tee.

Available at Think Silly in Hong Kong this weekend.


via TK

Monday, August 30, 2010

Kaws x Dos Equis in Mexico City

The Kaws x Dos Equis collab is about to launch in Mexico City, and Kaws is giving us some more detailed shots of the goods...

Sooooo, who's in Mexico City right now?? Bottoms up, to the most exclusive buzz you'll get.


Friday, August 27, 2010

YMC Multi-Pocket Nylon Jacket

While it's not quite here yet, Autumn just gave us a little preview of what's to come and reminded me at least to dust off some jackets and other outerwear. YMC (You Must Create) must have had some similar thoughts as they are just releasing these clean and simple multi-pocket nylon windbreaker jackets...

Also available in Navy and Brown...

More pockets than you know what to do with, all zippered and buttoned up so that you can stash your heart out. Perfect Fall pieces to layer with.

Available now at GlassBoutique Mens Fashion, where you can also get 20% off with the code "swaggerdap".


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bape 2010 Shark Collection

While the shark design has been somewhat overdone in the past few years by Bape, throwing it on every piece of clothing imaginable. Nigo is now revisiting the simple OG shark design, but with some new colors...

All of the felt shark details, stitched WGM patch on the hood, and biohaters sleeve tag are completely OG, it's just the new colors of red, yellow, sax blue, and light green that are updated and never done before. There are also matching color shark tees...

In addition to the hoodies and tees, we will be seeing some BapeStas and Bapex watches release this week as well.

Not a huge fan of the recycled shark design, I stick with my 2 OG sharks, BUT these parkas are pretty damn clean. I think the sax blue or red ones are kinds screaming for me.


Super x HighSnobiety II

Super and HighSnobiety are at it again, this time celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the high snobs. This pair perfectly captures luxury with the mix of materials...

For this collaboration we selected our cutting edge yet timeless Andrea model. Designing it with a selection of high-snobbyish textures and material that makes it immediately stand out from the crowd: a briar-inspired acetate, that even an original Jaguar from the 70s would admire, teamed up with ourfine Italian black leather.

Unfortunately only 12 of these puppies will be hitting the states, and 80 in total are to be released. Look for them at Union in LA, and other top Super accounts in Europe.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Incase x colette x Darcel Disappoints iPhone 4 Case

Remember that constantly disappointed little animated guy Darcel? Well his life is getting a little better as he's being immortalized on an iPhone 4 case(too dramatic?). Incase and colette hooked up with Craig Redman for the New York meets Paris project...

To be released durring Fashion's Night Out 2010 (Sept 10th) at collete in Paris, Opening Ceremony in NYC, as well as online at colette.fr and goincase. Only 300 in existence.

The very 1st "cool" iPhone 4 case. Too bad I ain't got that iPhone 4 yet!


via hypebeast

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sanrio x Baby Milo Pop-Up Store NYC

As you should know by now, Baby Milo has joined the Sanrio family, and there are tons of products already out in Sanrio stores. And while most of that product is only available to Japan, there will be a Sanrio x Baby Milo pop-up shop at Bape NYC starting on the 28th of August.

Peep the entire collection here.

Can't lie, I'm kind of excited for this Sanrio collab to hit NYC, and in a totally heterosexual and non-pedophile way. The tees and sweats are solid, and those ApeStas are hot fire. And there will also be some nice Bapestas added to this collection.

Bape NYC will be the only retailer in the US to carry this collection, starting on August 28th.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Artist Profile - Tatsuro Kiuchi

Originally a biology graduate from Tokyo, Tatsuro Kiuchi made the huge switch to study art in California and pursue his dream. Now, some years later, he has accomplished more than an impressive amount of works and is an internationally revered illustrator. Pretty awesome eh?

Check his some of his work...

I'm completely infatuated with the overall simplicity, vivid colors and brush textures. Amazing how a seemingly simple illustration can evoke such emotion and inspiration.

You can see a TON of his personal and commissioned works, as well as some photographs here on Tatsuro's Flickr.

Previously: Artist Profile - Maurizio Bongiovanni


Kidrobot Dunny Series 2010

Kidrobot's Dunny Series 2010 has dropped today with two dozen different Dunny variations, including wizards, sports fanatics, martial artists, BFFs, cholos, and condiments. The world's greatest vinyl canvas features reimaginings from nineteen amazingly creative artists...

Available now in store and on Kidrobot.com. And for today only (August 19th) if you buy an entire case at a store with a launch party, you get a free Sket One Relish Dunny and Dunny 2010 Tote.


Baby Milo 'Ettore Sottsass' Hoody

Inspired by the late great Ettore Sottsass, Bape is releasing a set of hoodys that feature Baby Milo along side some of Ettore's iconic designs...

Love this for the fact that it was inspired by Ettore Sottsass (who was a world renown designer/ architect. peep this collection of his furniture). But also love these hoodies because aesthetically the colors and pattern brings me back to the early 2000's with Bape designs. Call it nostalgia.

Set to be released this week at Bape stores.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dos Equis by Kaws | Video

Dos Equis beer has reached out to Kaws for what I consider to be one of the most obvious collaborations ever. And now with the release at hand, Dos Equis has put out a nice little commercial...

Slightly mad at how simple the work is by Kaws, but can't lie, the end product looks good. Definitely need some of these for the fridge, although the collab is said to be exclusive to Mexico, the home of Dos Equis.


via showcase

SampleSaleShop.com Launch Interview with Curvel and Courtney

The street fashion game has been flooded with people that have little respect and knowledge of the market, and are just trying to make a quick buck, exploiting yet another culture. So it was great to meet up with Curvel and Courtney - who not only have an admirable respect for streetwear, but are also passionate about doing business the right way. We had the great opportunity of chopping it up with them, as we discussed the state of streetwear, how their latest and recently launched SampleSaleShop.com came to life, and their vision for the project.

Curvel & Courtney in their office space in NYC

SampleSaleShop.com offers 72-hour online pop-up shops where you can grab items from your favorite brands for 50-80% less than retail. The site just launched on Monday and their first pop-up features Married to the Mob and Don Clothing NY. All you have to do is run over to SampleSaleShop.com, become a member (it literally will take you 30 seconds), and start shopping.

After working together for over 10 years in the fashion, film, music, and publishing industries - collaborating with the likes of Pete Rock, BET, and more - Curvel and Courtney came up with Sample Sale Shop to help both the consumers and brands in the Streetwear subculture.

For the customers members of Sample Sale Shop, not only will they get the dope savings, but also give them a chance at these pop-ups right on their computer. E-commerce has been taking over the retail game in recent years and this site will give people across the world a chance to participate in these pop-ups rather than just the people in select cities.

As for for the brands, they want to see it used as not only a great place to unload some sought after inventory, but also as a launching pad for the lesser known brands in the industry. So if they are really doing their thing, this will be a place for them to "get their shine on".

Curve and Court were both very passionate about the brands that they had in store for the site, and were genuine fans of the lines. Striving for top quality and design, Sample Sale Shop aims to carry a mix of brands that you might find at Barneys Co-Op or just as likely see on Karmaloop. Also be on the lookout for works of art to be on the site in the near future, where prints would be priced in a range that we can actually afford.

So get moving, sign up for SampleSaleShop, and be on the look out for brands like Nomme de Guerre, ONLY NY, 10 Deep, Penfield, Made Me, Yours Truly, and tons more coming soon.

-john- & meez

Monday, August 16, 2010

False x Japanese Cartoon

Remember that Japanese Cartoon album that Lupe dropped last month? Well Le Messie and False have collabed with Lupe and Japanese Cartoon for a set of hardcore hand printed tees and crew necks...

As always the craftsmanship and artwork is all hand done to perfection like only Le Messie can do it. And if you aren't up on Japanese Cartoon definitely peep the free album.

You can grab these bad boys right now at the False Shop.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bape China Tees

Well until Bape Shanghai opens its doors, technically there isn't a Bape China store, BUT Hong Kong, Taipei, and Singapore Bape stores will be receiving these nice tees that are very reminicent of China's flag...

Simple yet nice. I'm still waiting on the opening tees for Shanghai though, and hoping that the store opens sometime before October.


via eastfashioncollective

Friday, August 13, 2010

Heyday Fall 2010 Lookbook

Heyday's Fall 2010 line of footwear should be trickling into accounts and online shops very soon. And to get a nice look at the collection, peep the lookbook, fresh off the e-presses...

The pewter Super Shifts and rustic brown Super Smooth Boots in the 1st two pictures especially stand out to me as exceptionally clean and versatile pieces. The entire line looks great though, sticking with the solid colors and rich materials. Muy bueno.

Check for these at Heyday accounts in the coming weeks.

PREVIOUSLY: Heyday Holiday 2010 Short Film



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