For January of 2008, A Bathing Ape or Bape has released a new collection of leather “STA” items including this backpack seen here. The black and brown colorway, leather straps and a leather “STA” logo of this backpack gives it a refined feeling which is unlike most Bape products. The bag functions as well as it looks with enough pockets and storage capacity for your daily needs. The bag is available now at Bape stores or at Cliff Edge.
Nexus VII from Japan has recently opened their new flagship store in Yokohama which is called Flask. Now, here’s another project they have just released which is a collaboration with another label, Original Fake. Together they have created a pair of jeans which features KAWS’ signature cross marks on the back pockets. In addition, there are other minor details such as custom Original Fake buttons and a leather Original Fake patch. They retail for 28,350 Yen and you can get them now at Figure.
Vans has recently released two new sneakers from their Vans Vault line which include the Vans Slip-On LX and the Vans Sk8-Hi LX. Don’t quote us on this but it seems as though both shoes were inspired by Paul Smith’s signature stripe pattern. The shoes are now available at Vans Vault retailers such as Flauge.
Here’s another crazy design for the Nike Air Force 1 that has just been released at Limited Edt. This Air Force 1 is inspired by the Asian dragon. The materials used include orange scale-like leather as well as soft pony hair. The insole and heel also has a dragon logo. If you’re looking for something a little bit over the top, you can grab these at Limited Edt $479 SGD.
The soccer video game, Winning Eleven, might be one of the most popular video games among teenagers in Asia. The soccer game is already in its 10th edition and features some of the most realistic gameplay. For the 2008 “Challenge to Christiano Ronaldo” edition of Winning Eleven, game makers Konami has teamed up with Japanese fashion label Soph. for a limited edition jacket. The jacket will be limited to 100 pieces and are available only through a contest on Youtube. Unfortunately we don’t know Japanese so we wouldn’t know how to sign up, nevertheless, a very interesting collabo indeed.
Source: Hirofumi Kiyonaga
Stickers have been a part of this culture since the beginning. People have used stickers to spread their message or just to promote whatever they’re promoting. People have collected stickers and there have even been cases where people resold stickers for a profit. The brand Original Fake, has released a new sticker set which includes six stickers all designed by KAWS. They are now available at Cruisin.