It seems like 2008 is going to be an overwhelming year of anniversary products which will include the likes of Converse, Nike Dunk, New Balance 576 all celebrating some sort of celebration. Among New Balance’s 576 special releases is this CM576 PR. The 576 favorite includes an embroidered upper which allows you to match your cool tribal tattoos to the upper. Other highlights include a purple felt lining, lacelocks and 3M highlights. Available in February of 2008.
Although Michael Lau’s annual CSBOOTH 14 exhibition ended a few weeks ago, Lau has continued his relationship with Maharishi to create some new colorways of some of the products originally released at CSBOOTH 14. Pictured here are the DJ Panda and Off World Creature versions. A release date is yet to be set.
Vans recently kicked off the Dragon Chasers Exhibition at Leftfoot Gallery in Taipei. The exhibition was a mixture of art and some of Vans’ most important releases in recent memory. The theme of the show is based around the Asian cultural concept of “Dragon Chasers”. The metaphor of dragon chasing signifies the Asian attitude of attempting to exceed their limits, chasing something that is impossible. The art was created by Singaporean artist Jahan. The exhibition concludes on January 1st, 2008.
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Hong Kong lifestyle company CLOT were one of the Asian brands chosen to be involved in Medicom Toy’s Bearbrick x Levi’s Artist Series. Their take on project was based on Edison Chen’s favorite fruits, watermelon and strawberries. Two Bearbrick designs were coupled with two matching t-shirt designs. The women set features the strawberry theme while the watermelon set is for guys. The shirts are packaged in special recycled envelopes as a more environmentally friendly approach based on Edison Chen’s previous experiences in Canada and the US. The t-shirt set (tee & 100% Bearbrick) is priced at $480 HKD (approximately $61 USD) while the 400% Bearbrick on it’s own is priced at $530 HKD (approximately $67 USD). Available now at Juice.
In the small English town of Street, Somerset, Clarks got their start as a small footwear maker destined to become a leading casual footwear manufacturer. Their success is deeply rooted in their goals of creating comfortable and quality footwear. In 1965, the development of their moc style shoe, the Wallabee alongside the Desert Boot went on to become timeless Clarks’ classics. Seen here are two styles of the Wallabee, each employing different materials such as nylon and leather. The leather pair includes a gator like toebox as an update to the traditional smooth leather fare. Check your local Clarks dealer for availability.