Active x Vans Ã¢Â€ÂœDrop Sneakers Not BombsÃ¢Â€Â Half Cab
Skate company Emerica, alongside apparel brand Altamont and retailer Active have teamed up to release some special edition sneakers available under their upcoming “Drop Sneakers Not Bombs” campaign. The sneaker shown was designed exclusively by skater Andrew Reynolds and will drop July 7th only at Active Stores and ActiveMailOrder.com.
The Nike Air Zoom Dunkesto is a hybrid shoe which combines the shape and style of the Nike Dunk and the flexibility of the Presto. Here is the latest Dunkesto which is done in a beautiful colorway. The hot pink on the soles combined with the grey to white gradient on the upper provides a nice sporty effect. They are now available at Overkill.
Check out more images after the jump.
The Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation will be hosting a charity auction event starting May 26th called “Love is Big, Love is Be@rbick”. For this event, Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation has worked with Medicom Toy and ten hi end fashion labels including Cartier, Chanel, Coach, Hogan, Hermes, Missoni, Moschino, Paul Smith, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tod’s to create a series of 1000% Be@rbricks that will be auctioned off at Bonhams Asia Auction House from May 26 till the 28th. The proceeds will be used for research in leukemia and the Be@rbricks will be on display at Harbor City, Hong Kong from May 29th to June 3rd. More pictures after the jump.
Image: Gzdaily via Vitasoy
Check out this artwork by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami who is regarded as the Andy Warhol of Japan. His previous works include the Louis Vuitton purse collection which became the most bootlegged purses in history. The art seen here is a project which Murakami is heading for Kanye WestÃ¢Â€Â™s upcoming release Graduation. Murakami will be art directing the whole album which is scheduled to drop late summer.
The boutique Union first opened in NYC back in 1989 when the term “streetwear” didn’t exist. It was one of the first shops of its kind that catered to what we call “streetwear”. Since then, Union has expanded to another shop in LA and soon they will be opening their third shop once again in NYC. For the opening, there will be several tees produced by various brands including Stussy, Neighborhood, W)Taps, Undefeated, 10 Deep and Accupulco Gold. The one you see here will be the one created by the artist KAWS.
The new shop will be opened this Friday, May 18th at 176 Spring St.
For more information about the history of Union, head over to Paul Mittleman’s blog.
Thanks to Rob Heppler from Weekly Drop, we have a look at some footage of the performances by Bun B, Kay Slay, Papoose and Talib Kweli which took place at the Alife Sessions on May 12th. You can find more videos after the jump or more coverage of the event here.