In February 2007, the Puma Central Saint Martins Bursary Fund was founded to correspond with Puma’s new sponsorship of the Central Saint Martins MA fashion show at London Fashion Week. One of the by-products of this relationship resulted in a re-design competition which allowed students within the menswear MA fashion curriculum to reinterpret some of Puma’s most classic footwear styles. The top 3 creations were made available in special Puma Concept stores worldwide, with €30 Euros (approximately $43 USD) being donated to the bursary fund. Puma has always been at the innovative fore-front of sport-fashion with previous collaborations with the likes of Jil Sander, Neil Barrett, Philippe Starck and Alexander McQueen.
As part of the upcoming December 5th, 2007 release of House artist Daft Punk’s upcoming Alive 2007 album, a series of Bearbricks are set to release in a limited edition pack. This album pack includes two 100% Bearbricks and will only be available in Japan with quantities of 3,000 pieces. This marks the second team-up between Daft Punk and Medicom Toys with their first release occurring in 2003 and their Interstella 5555 album.
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To complement their recent 2007 Fall Collection, Triumvir has released the much anticipated "fuck your clique" design. Based on the traditional Snellen chart used for visual acuity testing, this online exclusive drop includes both t-shirts and crewneck sweaters in a variety of colorways. Available now only at triumvir3.com.
The fixed bike documentary MASH is set to hit the shores of Japan early next month in its latest series of premieres around the world. The two locales include the capital Tokyo on November 3rd and Osaka on November 9th. The events are taking place with the help of Japanese firm LOWTEX.
Info – Tokyo
Saturday, November 3rd
Tosimakokaido 1-19-1 Higashiikebukuro
Tosimaku Tokyo 03-6804-7166
Info – Osaka
Saturday, November 9th
El Osaka 3-14 Kitahamahigashi
Chuoku Osakasi Osaka
For some, their first encouter with the Peecol series of toys by Kid Robot was due to the recent collaboration between Kid Robot and Lacoste. The toys are designed by German pixel-art group eBoy and allow for some interesting and fun social commentary. Available now at Overkill.