HeadPorter is predominantly known for creating superior luggage items; however, since ’98 the Japanese brand has formulated an additional line entitled HeadPorter Plus, which features high quality clothing pieces. Read more
NIGO, A Bathing Ape founder has long been in the forefront of street culture in Japan with the label having pioneered much of what we know as Ura Harajuku. This book documents many of the influential and groundbreaking products that have ever come from the label which started back in 1993. Read more
The “Blue Cone Colony” is a joint venture between Uniforms for the Dedicated and Tree Hotel, two creative forces sharing the vision of a sustainable direction of both design and work process.
For similar reasons Tree Hotel co-exists with the constant forests of the north, the clothing line of Spring/Sumer 2012 combines natural and handpicked fabrics made to grow more beautiful with time and wear. To consolidate a most comfortable casual look, the design combines garments out of hemp, recycled cotton, organic jersey, and fabrics hailing from Japan. The collection brings spring anoraks and parkas, summery trousers matched with slouchy suit jackets, swimwear, and a wide range of shirts for those with a playful mind.
Supreme, the brand that needs no introduction, has unveiled their latest Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook this morning. For those longing for this collection since the close of Fall/Winter 11, Supreme continues with tradition producing a nice range of eclectic pieces fit for almost any occasion, while introducing a few new collaborations to complete the collection. On their list of collaborations, we get more detailed looks at their highly anticipated Kate Moss poster tee, a beautiful Schott Leather Flight Jacket lined with cotton Hawaiian print, and a custom full grain red leather Rawlings baseball glove to name a few. As expected, Supreme produces a stellar lookbook, showcasing great styling that is more so natural than polished, making for a solid collection of easy to wear garments.
Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available on February 23rd at their NY, LA and London stores and February 25th in Japan while their online shop will open on March 1st. For more updates, check back at Supreme online
Hiroki Nakamura’s coveted brand visvim
recently unveiled their Spring and Summer collection “Japanism”. As the name of their new line suggests, the brand known for their premium quality footwear and apparel made with only the best of the world’s materials, is returning to their Japanese roots. This is especially evident in their take on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the “geta”. A brand that never disappoints, check your local visvim supplier for their latest offerings.
NEW ERA Japan presents a revision to the late and great Mr Henson’s favorite address, Sesame Street. This collection of NEW ERA 59Fifty fitted baseball caps features a little demented twist on the most popular characters of the children’s TV show.
Available now at NEW ERA JAPAN’s online store, http://store.neweracap.jp
Supreme will be releasing five new t-shirt designs this week. The group will include two Tees from film Director David Lynch. Mr Lynch is an artist and the Director of such films as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulhulland Drive, amongst many others. Included in the group is a drawing from Mr. Lynch, as well as a still from the film Blue Velvet. The release will also include an original Tee from Harmony Korine for Supreme. Available in-store in New York, Los Angeles, London and online on October 27. Available in Japan on October 29.
This fall Supreme has joined Clarks to release a new style – the Desert Mali Boot. Custom fit for Supreme, the shoes will come in a genuine leather and a nubuck suede upper, leather in-sole and lining and crepe sole bottom with a debossed logo on heel loop. The Desert Mali Boot will be available in four different colorways made exclusively for Supreme. Available in-store in New York, L.A., London and online on October 20th, and Japan on October 22nd.
Levi’s Japan adds another line of impressive denim offerings as it unveils the “New Modern” range. Inspired by the intricate works back in the early 1900s, the range comes with a strong attention to detail that’s evident to the elements applied. The “New Modern” line offers an outstanding choice of straight cut jeans and slim fit jackets, all made from stretch fabrics. Now available through select Levi’s stockists in Japan.
New for September is Converse Japan’s new “Converse Hunting Club” theme applied to the Chuck Taylor All Star. The style features a familiar profile with an additional collar element inspired by hunting jackets to reinforce the aforementioned theme. Look for a release via Converse Japan
retailers starting September.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the new G-Shock models set to be released in the second half of 2011. The Tough Solar GR-8900 features an enlarged backlight button which activates a Super Illuminator LED, while the analogue GA-120 takes inspiration from motorcycles with a brake-disc outer rim and the base of each gear resembling a bike gear.
Warriors of Radness
presents The California Dreamin’ special edition collection produced for BEAMS of Japan. The lineup consists of one printed trunk style short, two photo print tees by Grant Rohloff, and two photo print tees by Anthony Friedkin. The Rohloff tees, “For Surfers Only” and “Surfin Wild” are from wo of Grant’s phenomenal surf films. The Friedkin tees are from Tony’s historic body of photographic work on the California coast. All are available exclusively at BEAMS stores throughout Japan. Take a look into the collection below.
Sneaker customiser Twitch has gone above and beyond to raise money for the folks affected by the Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake that hit earlier this year. Using the Nike Toki as his base, Twitch bases his custom on the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s painting titled, 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'. It's now up on eBay with all proceeds going to the Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Relief Fund. Check out the insane time lapse video of the making of his Tsunami customs above taken from Twitch's Tumblr.
G-Shock is set to dazzle with this new Metallic Gold pack set to drop in June. In slick black with a sparkling face, here's a preview of the GD-100GB-1DR, GX-56GB-1DR and the GA-110GB-1ADR which looks extra impressive with its exposed gears. Also set for release is an accompanying GDF-100GB and G-9300GB-1DR.
A new month means a brand new gaggle of G-Shocks. Hawaii’s In4mation is back with a regae inspired GLX-6900 bearing the creed “ONE LOVE” on the backlight. Hyper Color is back with a bang, with three crazy GA-110s, a pair of GD-100s and two lime Jason G-001s pummeling your pupils. There's also an Atomic Solar 6900, AWG-100 and AWG-500 for split second precision timekeeping.