As part of Uniqlo’s summer 2016 UT (Unique T-shirt) collection, the Japanese fast fashion retailer has teamed up with street artist KAWS on a series of tees printed with iconic graphics by the artist. The graphics include illustrations of the Companion character which serve as the centerpiece of the capsule. Also present are his signature heart and cloud motifs and his xx branding. Mostly a collection of t-shirts, there are also a few tote bags in the mix.
To commemorate the occasion Uniqlo’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City will debut the line, with a special presentation of KAWS artwork over the years. Prices for the items range from $14.90 USD to $19.90 USD. The capsule will launch online in the US on April 22.
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The Presto made a return last year and has been released in various forms and colorways since then. With summer around the corner Nike brings back the Presto in fine form, this time in a triple white treatment. If an all white sneaker isn’t your thing, they also have put em out in a murdered out version.
Available now for $120 at Nike.
The photos found on the Ghost Dive Project take advantage of un-natural light to re-cast everyday locations such parking lots or strip malls as places worth exploring. The images quickly bring to mind the types of atmospheric shots seen in horror or crime films. Ghost Dive sent me some exclusive images that go beyond just the environments themselves and add a human element. Inspired by the classic Akira manga by Katuhiro Otomo, these images bridge the gap between reality and the fictional world of Neo-Tokyo.
WTAPS and GRIND return with their seasonal editorial , presenting new pieces from the streetwear label in the magazine’s latest issue. The vibe this time is decidedly sportswear with a football and baseball jersey featured and styled in manner that brings to mind 90’s New York. Check the latest editorial here and look for the product online at the usual suspects END and Haven.
Yesterday saw the launch of the new season from ACRONYM. The spring collection is more focused on layering pieces and pants than it is on outerwear. There’s a great mix of returning classics and new styles. One of my favorite new pants ACR put out is the P20. It’s a tapered pant based on a new idea for mechanical knee articulation. Other highlights are the Nemen J28 jackets which come in 4 colors. Each is beautifully object dyed with a different gradient. Another highlight is the J1B-S , which essentially acts like a remix of the classic J1A.
Sometimes you don’t have to do too much or pay too much to add a little something to your wardrobe. Nike has been around for so long, it’s easy to take it for granted. That being said here are a couple classic pieces that they’ve brought back and are good as they’ve ever been. You can find all three styles over at END.
The 24/7 media landscape is shrinking the world of music and culture. What that means for artists is that their fans can literally be anywhere in the world. Grime made big strides internationally last year with the likes of Skepta finally breaking through internationally in a big way.
Nigo is no stranger to finding stars within subculture and collaborating with them to mix cultures and influences. As the creative director of Adidas Orginals, Nigo chose Stormzy to be the face of the new Adidas Originals collection by Nigo. This short doc follows Stromzy as he describes his ascent from South London to making his first trip out to Japan.
Gosha Rubchinskiy is an unlikely fashion success story. He went from barely being able to produce his first collection to one of the hottest designers showing in Paris. His unconventional approach to streetwear has attracted a dedicated cult following. While Reebok may not be the hottest sneaker brand in 2016, it’s classic sneaker models hold a great deal of nostalgia and history in their design. Gosha flips adds simple embroidered detailing onto the heel of this Reebok model as part of his Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
Available at SSENSE.
DSM also teams up with Timberland on some simple summer heaters. In line with the black and white color scheme that DSM is known to work with, they chose to remix the Timberland 6 Inch Boot and the Euro Hiker models as part of this collaboration. My favorite are the super clean white Euro Boots, making the speed hooks all matte white just make these stand out in my mind.
Four total boots were created each playing off a monochromatic black/white color scheme with it’s own accents. You can buy all four boots now from the Dover Street Market online store.
The second season of the collaboration between Christophe Lemaire and Uniqlo was released with a little less fanfare than the original collection. Now that it’s been out for a little while, there’s still some products from the initial drop left. One simple outerwear piece worth looking into is this cotton parka with button closure and two large front pockets. The style is available in four colors, scoop it while it’s still at sale over on the Uniqlo site.