To celebrate 15 years of technical innovation inspired by the mountains and the LA lifestyle, 686 teamed up with headwear maker New Era to create a series of products marking this milestone event. Embracing the snowboarding background of 686, a series of performance products were created such as jackets, pants alongside lifestyle products such as t-shirts, wallets and fitted caps. Seen here are the History jacket and 59Fifty jacket. Both jackets incorporate a first for each brand in the form of a built-in waterproof New Era 59Fifty cap. Despite the aesthetic features, each jacket is full of technological features which provide wearers with a comfortable day on the hill. Another by-product of this collaboration resulted in a wooden cap carrier, sure to maintain and protect your cap. Check your local 686 dealer for these limited edition products.
adidas has taken a step forward for the 2008 African Cup of Nations and created a special official match ball. Named the "wawa aba", the ball utilizes colors derived from the Ghanaian national flag, the hosts of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. The use of the name, "wawa aba" includes various powerful references. For the Western African Akan culture, the name "wawa aba" is a symbol of persistence and the belief in strength and team spirit of the community. As well the wawa aba seed of the wawa tree is among the strongest and most usable woods in Africa. With the significant rise in football success for the African continent within the last few years, it was important for adidas to link this prestigious tournament and its own branded ball.
With a new Air Jordan Fusions concept on the horizon, this new hybrid series has drawn some mixed reviews as of late. Despite the fact many of these renditions may possess some decent ideas and executions, for some it’s the fact that the holy Air Jordan has been reinterpreted which may cause some confusion and disdain. This latest Fusion includes the classic Air Jordan V White/Fire Red colorway which incorporates some highlighting characteristics such as clear mesh, 3M tongue, lace toggles and clear sole. Look for a Spring 2008 release for these Fusions.
As part of Genevieve Gauckler’s collaboration with Medicom Toy Life Entertainment, she has designed a "59% Yeah" coffee mug. Much of Genevieve’s designs are themed around characters integrated into live world and can also be seen on her 2K by Gingham t-shirts. Available now at Colette.
OriginalFake and Neighborhood are set to release a special toy later this week. The toy features Neighborhood’s dog mascot Zooth in Halloween drab alongside some trademark OriginalFake features. The toy is set to release at both the Neighborhood shop and the OriginalFake Tokyo store on Saturday, October 27th while a subsequent online release will go down at Kawsone next week.