Monday, March 29, 2010
Jun Takahashi womens line is closely following his mens line in the overall style of garment, as well as the production of the fashion show presentation. With UNDERCOVER he has gone away from the typical glamorous runway line, and given his Fall 2010 collection a very real life feel, making it very literally RTW and functional. The style of the show is exactly the same as the mens line, using everyday backdrops to capture the feel of each look. And while he modeled his mens line, he got his wife, Riko, to model the womens, making it all that much more real...
While the face value of the collection may look a little basic at times, it is really all about the details. There are rugged looking shirts that are actually make of fine silk, and cheap looking fleece that is actually premium sheepskin. Many of the jackets also revealed to be reversible, and most amazing are the accessory bags in the form of random everyday goods like a baguette, wine bottle, or newspaper. See that 2nd picture, yea that would be a clutch, not an actual loaf of bread. Now that's what I call "Undercover" (ha-ha-ha).
Next season Jun might go back to having an elaborate runway line but will also counter it with a line like this, that has some practicality and will sell. In the words of Jun Takahashi, the line is "Less but better" and it works here.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Our friends over at Hype Means Nothing have gotten together with Intersection Magazine to create this crazy looking custom Fiat 500. As you can see, HMN’s signature black and white portrait designs are featured all over the exterior...
Pretty crazy look for Hype Means Nothing here, and it seems like cars are becoming quite the status symbol in streetwear lately, after Staple x Kia and The Hundreds x AMC.
If you are in or around Paris you might be able to catch a glimpse of this hard to miss vehicle, as it will be sitting in front of colette temporarily.
Following their successful collaboration with Bape, Japanese super group EXILE return with another collab, this time with Mastermind Japan.
This classic MMJ styled Skull ring is only available from the EXILE iD web store and comes in 2 sizes and will set you back ¥38,850.
This isn't the first time MMJ and EXILE have worked together. EXILE are often seen wearing MMJ in their music videos.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
10 Deep is just dropping their Spring 2010 line, and as always with the Spring, comes the best headwear. 10 Deep has all bases covered, with some 5-panels, fitteds, and snap back army hats...
I have a feeling that I'll be seeing a lot of those "Come Get Some" hats, as Supreme has already had great success with that style. You can grab all of these, plus more at eastwestworldwide now. (and don't forget to use that discount code "swaggerdap" to save you some scrilla.)
Friday, March 26, 2010
EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ
I like how they are keeping the line dark, similar to "The War of the Flea", and paying homage to those who take things into their own hands, whether for the good or the bad. And that Blood Flea tee alone is just dope! Love the use of that graphic.
All of the tees come in multiple colors, and the hat is also released. Check it here.
Maybe I'm just stanning at this point, but here is yet another great video from Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon album. It's Soundtrack 2 My Life, directed by Jason Goldwatch, and it is basically a journey on tour with Cudi over the past year or so. Some really sick footage in there...
A Bathing Ape 2010 Summer collection mook Ursus, Mr Bathing Ape, Bape x Exile and Special Order items
Here are the full A Bathing Ape Summer 2010 mook Men's Collection scans and the KiD CuDi photo shoot and interview, which is in English btw
This is one of the best seasons put out by Bape in a long time in my opinion.
Stand out items for me included:
Bape distressed/savage denim
ALL the shoes
More to come including:
Ursus Summer collcetion
Women's and Bapy Reprise Collection
Mr Bathing Ape