The 27 year old artistic genius, Jean-Michel Basquiat, gained popularity as an artist by doing graffiti in the Subway as well as the ghetto ares of New York. Unfortunately, Basquiat is no longer with us but his art continues to influence modern day artists as well as products such as this Basquiat x Reebok NPC UK Basquiat sneaker. Reebok has commissioned the art of Basquiat and has transformed the NPC UK sneaker into a piece of wearable art. These shoes are available starting February 5th at Atmos Tokyo.
The latest from Visvim is a series inspired by a famous Buddhist temple, the Jokhang Monastery whichis located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Two shoe models are included in this collection which includes the Christo slippers and the FBT’s. Each model comes in three colorways, black, beige and green. Available soon at F.I.L. or now at Samplekickz.
Detaille is a perfume company which offers candles, skin care products, and fragrances was founded in 1905 in Paris. They have recently teamed up with Japanese fashion label Sophnet. for a collaborative project on a candle. No word on when the product will release.
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Head Porter, the exclusive line from the luggage maker Porter, will be releasing a new series called “Snow White”. From the looks of the picture, there will be wallets, pouches and bags available. This “Snow White” series will be available starting February 6th at the Head Porter Nagoya Store.
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On the heels of an article regarding John
Jay & Hiroki Nakamura comes some old school footage regarding the Harajuku movement as created and shaped by some of the biggest names to come out of Japan’s fashion industry. Last Orgy2 represented a video segment in which the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara (Fragment Design), Nigo (Bape), Jun Takahashi (Undercover) and Hikaru (of Secret Base) would speak and offer insight on topics that they found appealing. Among the videos is a showcase of Nowhere, a store founded by 2 Go (Nigo) and Jonio (Jun Takahashi). Although the store originally sold exclusive and hard to get items, their lack of sales led to the creation of their own personal lines. A further compliment of videos can be seen through Youtube user piroshiki99 here and here.
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Circle March 17th on your calendar as your day to get hammered on green beer and other food colored green foods. With symbols such as 4-leaf clovers and pots of gold paving the way, this Puma Sky High incorporates a bit of both into this less often seen sneaker. Look for the Puma Sky High St. Patrick’s Day to hit your Puma spot next month.
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