Singaporean label Flesh Imp celebrated its 7th Anniversary this year. Among the special collaboration projects was an adidas Super Star “七“ (7). The design incorporates a sword and an M16 rifle, a reflection of the fusion of old meets new. adidas takes on the role of the sword, a historically significant brand on the scene while Flesh Imp represents the M16 and it’s own influence in the urban environment. The package on the whole represents Flesh Imp’s Asian influence with pride.
As release after release of fitted caps are being churned out, Elm Company represents something a bit different from your regular array of caps. Their 2007 Holiday Collection has recently been released and includes three new styles, the Mercer Denim, Flocked Denim and Distressed Leather. Only 72 pieces of each hat are produced, each made in Los Angles with premium materials. Available now at Become Fitted and Fit Likes on January 1st.
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami founded the art-based company Kaikai Kiki in 1996 to provide fellow artists with a vehicle for innovation and development. A by-product of this company were different forms of art made available in more tangible and consumer friendly formats such as pins, cushions, towels and other household items. Available now through Cliffedge.
One time softcore porn actress turned international acting superstar Shu Qi put her talents to work with OriginalFake. No word yet on exactly what medium this design will be seen on, but with most OriginalFake previews, expect this to release soon.
Japanese brand ……Research was founded in 1994 as an ongoing experiment. Each season boasts a new research subject effectively setting the theme for each collection. Among their newest pieces are their Riveter Wallets. Each wallet is studded throughout each side. Each cowhide wallet can be had in either a shorter zip style or a longer button style in two different colors. Available now at Dedue.
Artist Grime boasts an impressive array of skills and talents as a tattoo artist, painter and writer. With the chilling account of his personal life from 1999-2000 seen in his book Grime: Two Year Autopsy, his visions and creativity have found a new home with his designs seen on an upcoming collection of Vans Syndicate. The Half Cabs and Slip-On each possess highly detailed prints depicting Grime’s raw and real nature. No word yet on availability.
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