Industrial designer Michael Young has linked up with the Lacoste to design a series of polos for the Holiday Collectors Series. The Holiday Collectors Series focuses on outside inspiration and brings forth designers beyond the traditional realm of fashion to reinterpret the classic Lacoste polo. Michael Young has been considered as one of the best designers of his generation. With a strong attraction to plastic, Young based his reinterpretations around combining fabric and plastic to create this futuristic polo. He created two different polo designs, the Polo and the Polo+. On the regular Plastic Polo, unlike conventional screen printing techniques, the ink was baked to cause blistering and a texturized skin. The use of plastic on the Plastic Polo+ creates a metallic leaf film crocodile skin pattern which references the well known crocodile logo of Lacoste. The end effect is a distressed, vintage styled design. 1000 of these polos were made available, packaged in part with a re-sealable metallic black plastic tray. The Plastic Polo + is currently available at colette.
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Vancouver store Subdivision has teamed up with the Hong Kong based label NSBQ to create a series of co-branded t-shirts. Subdivision will release the black/white version while NSBQ has designed the khaki/military green t-shirt seen here. Aside from dual logo branding, the back of the shirt features a classic Chinese board game. Only 50 of these t-shirts were created and slated to drop later this September.
Heralded French footwear designer Pierre Hardy has teamed up with fellow French clothing/lifestyle label KitsunÃƒÂ© on their latest rendition of the Serie.02. This ongoing series of shoes is reinspired each year with different conceptualizations of color and material. 300 pairs have been produced worldwide and are available at locations such as colette (Paris), DoverStreetMarket (London), Jeffrey (NYC) and Loveless (Tokyo).
Japanese MMA fighting superstar Uno Caol has collaborated with MMA related brand Grapple on a special t-shirt. Uno Caol is well known for his rise to prominence in MMA in Japan as well as his previous collaborations with Nike which included a Nike Free 5.0 and Court Force Low as well as exclusive Nike training gear. No word yet on availability.
Lots of news has recently surrounded artist Methamphibian. With his inclusion in the Mountain Dew Green Label Project, Methamphibian has created a stunning design for Mountain Dew’s new aluminum bottle design. From there, it was announced that Meth would be presenting his first ever solo exhibit. The exhibit which took place over the weekend included the promotional distribution of this 1/6 figure under the name Winter. The figures were created exclusively as give-aways for the event by Triad Toys with only 25 pieces created.
Some of Head Porter Plus’ latest collection for the 2007 Fall season recently hit the hnyee.store. The pieces for this release include various studded leather accessories, the Rugger T-shirt, Used Denim Pants, Argyle Shirt, Raglan T-shirt and a crewneck and hooded version of the “H”. Available now at the hnyee.store.