The Brilliance is back with another insightful summer interview! This time they caught up with Kazuki Kuraishi, designer for infamous Japanese design/fashion house Fragment.
Kazuki Kuraishi a freelance designer in his own right is also known as an integral part of Fragment, which is seated among the most respected entities in niche design culture and street fashion. The name, the logo, embody that sense of cutting through air because their rationale is just as sharp.
If you’re not familiar, you should be. Read up!
We have previously talked about this Lumberjack Pack from Reebok but now here are some new images. The Lumberjack pack will feature sneakers with a tree-bark-like material on the upper of the sneaker. The three models which include the ERS Racer, BB5600 and the NPC UK will all come in a earthy colorway. They will be released in October/November. The ERS Racer and BB5600 will retail at $74.99 while the NPC UK will retail at $69.99.
The Simpsons x Vans pack which consist of 14 different shoes will be releasing at Bodega on Saturday, July 14th at 11AM. The shoes are designed by 12 different artists including David Flores, Futura, Gary Panter, Geoff McFetridge, KAWS, Mr. Cartoon, Neckface, Sam Messer, Stash, Taka Hayashi, Todd James and Tony Munoz. They even come in a special box as well. Don’t miss out on these as they will be released in small quantities.
Image: Bodega via Slam X Hype
Real Real Genuine is a label based out of UK. Started by Richard Hobbs, Real Real Genuine gives a platform to respected individuals in this industry to create their own limited edition and high quality denim, tees, sweats, jackets, sneakers and more. Currently Real Real Genuine has collaborated with the label, Fiberops, and sneaker customizer, Methamphibian. The Fiberops x Real Real Genuine Yangtze tee is inspired by the movie Lords of the Yangtze movie. Designed by Alyasha Owerka Moore this vintage finish tee comes in grey and features print on both the outside and inside of the tee. Methamphibian on the other hand chose to do a sweater which is made from only a single piece of fabric. The piece features Meth’s artwork on both the front and the back of the sweater. Available now at Real Real Genuine.
Sneaker boutique in Taiwan is having their Nike Air Force One exhibition where they have invited artists such as Mark (Pixie), SBTG, Ol Charlie, Jahan and our very own HYPEBEAST blogger, Jaz. The exhibition will last from July 7th to July 24th. There are some interesting pieces and you can check them out after the jump.
Sole Bar is a new spot in LA where sneakerheads can chill and also be able to purchase everything from sneakers to artwork. The new store kicked off this Saturday with some limited edition Sole Bar shoes including collaborations with Nike, RBK, And 1, and K-Swiss. There will be more limited edition sneakers as time goes on. In addition, Sole Bar even has a laser machine where folks can bring their own sneaker there to be customized.
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