Toy Punks recently began shooting an interesting documentary in Japan detailing the how and why there seems to be a strong relationship between the three somewhat differing profiles of Japanese Toys, Fashion, and Punk Rock. Among the people featured in the Japanese portion of the documentary include Hikaru Iwanaga of Bounty Hunter and Hiddy of Secret Base.
Toypunks have also documented their adventures via this blog.
We eagerly anticipate the completion and release of this video. It’s always amazing to see the ability to find correlation between mismatched facets in society.
As Japanese Eyescream magazine celebrates its 3rd year in print, Undercover have created a very limited collaboration with them to mark this anniversary. The stencil font is definitely a nice touch.
Bape has never been a brand to stand still and has continually branched outwards in many different facets. Some of their projects include non-fashion related ventures such as cafe’s and salon’s. This upcoming Bape Kids remains a bit closer to home however this years spring and summer collection yield some surprising cut n’ sew pieces such as shirts and hoodies. As well there are the staple of jackets, tee-shirts, shoes, and accessories such as hats and bags. One of the most interesting pieces of this collection is the Name shirt which includes a large name tag that you can fill out with your child’s name.
Image: Bape Kids S/S 2007 Catalog via Secret Base
Coexistence have just put together a bomber jacket made from authentic Arab materials they sourced from Afghanistan. The jackets themselves are lined with lightweight windproof Pertex to ensure multi-season wear. They’re available for sale here through Low Rider.
Puma is looking forward to a Spring 2007 release of an accessories line created by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. Wanders’ claim to fame began in 1995 with his creation of the Knotted Chair. This was the beginning of a long line of projects with major European contemporary design manufacturers like Cappellini, Bisazza, B&B Italia, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Droog Design and Moooi (of which he is a design director). The freedom given to Wanders via Puma allows for an interesting design perspective due to the dissimilarities in agenda of both companies. As you can by the pictures some very interesting pieces are set to release in terms of luggage and bags as well as non-conventional products such as tents.
Comme des Garcons have recently unveiled their newest location in Hong Kong. With the closing of the Guerrilla store comes a new brand new location located Hong Kong’s Central district. The store is divided into four floors, G/F is for accessories and bags, 1/F is women’s fashion, 2/F is for men’s fashion, and rounding out the 3/F are past exhibitions. Also available at this grand opening were special Hong Kong CdG exclusive products. The store can be visited at the following address:
Comme des Garcons Hong Kong
20 On Lan Street
Central, Hong Kong
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