As retail space Leilow revealed their latest 2007 Autumn/Winter Collection yesterday, today they bring forth other releases from the collection featuring some of their upcoming collaboration tees. The Grammy winning team of Sade & Stuart Matthewman (who formed the hit 80s group Sade) and popular Z-Boys era skater Shogo Kubo are included within the collaborations. Much like yesterday’s feature, these tees are currently available in store at Leilow and will be available soon at Leilow accounts.
Image: Jules Gayton
Stressing a need for simple yet functional adult streetwear, Hikaru Otani set forth in 2001 to create Xescape in hopes of creating apparel that would not restrain the wearer. Xescape represents Otani’s second foray into the streetwear market, with his previous endeavor, Bootleg Booth taking off in 1994.
A look at Xescape’s collection reveals a mature and sophisticated take on the everyday. A look at the 2007 Fall Collection reveals a series of garments largely inspired by culturally relevant factors such as music, pop art and the actual ongoings of the street. With a strong allegiance to quality and fit, the Xescape collection exhibits a new take on streetwear. Xescape is currently relatively difficult to come by in North America, however Fatlace (SF), Vinnies Styles (NY), Subdivision (Canada) and Kingsbury (LA) are among the select few to carry Xescape.
Earlier this year, Nike gave tribute to Bobbito Garcia by allowing him to personally design and create three blazing colorways of the Air Force 1 Low. Rumored to release next month are these latest installments featuring a pack of Air Force 1 Hi’s. A full view is offered up of the "Kool Bob Love Puerto Rico Blue" and "Kool Bob Love Puerto Rico Red" while Garcia kept the "Kool Bob Love Mac and Cheese" slightly under wraps offering only a partial view. Both the Puerto Rico Blue and Red colorways feature a leather/canvas upper and a patent swoosh. The gum sole and white midsole finishes off the shoe. A total of 4 shoes will grace this pack. Stay tuned for more updates.
Image: Bobbito Garcia
Earlier this year toy-makers Made By Monsters teamed up with the legendary graphic artist Jim Phillips on a figure depicting Jim Phillips’ classic 1985 skateboard art, The Screaming Hand. The Screaming Hand in figure form is back again, this time with a reverse colorway from the original blue hand. Screaming Red will be available early December 2007 with a retail price of $100 USD. Pre-orders are currently accepted via the Garagework Industries.
Hong Kong’s NSBQ has teamed up with metalwork accessory makers Silver Union to produce this exclusive pin. Featuring a hand grasping an AK-47 machine gun set over a star, the pin stays consistent with previous NSBQ military and war themed collaborations. No word yet on a release date.
This silver badge has already been released at nsbq.org and the Silver Union store in Hong Kong.