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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While the The Hundreds and XLarge are set to release a co-branded G-Shock, The Hundreds has also put together a “Jags” watch with interchangeable bands. Five different bands are included. Only 400 of these watches will be available.
One of Japan’s leading design firms G1950 has linked up with fashion brand Untold on a series of bags and accessories by Porter. The U.G.P. collection includes a wallet (6,825 Yen), backpack (16,800 Yen) and waist bag (13,440 Yen) all sharing a common purple theme.
The Jordan brand’s latest release is the SE version of the XV. The shoe keeps many of the same features as the original XV such as the overall shape, midsole and woven upper, but the shoe has done away with the “hanging tongue” design and a restructured the heel. The colorway was inspired by the upcoming NBA all star game and is set to release soon although no official date has been posted.
Although untitled No. 8’s cultural exhibition has wrapped up, a collection of t-shirts and hoodies have released involving some of the contributing brands and personalities. The designs include work by Foreign Family, Masta Ace, Ryan Monihan, Goodhood and a three-way collaboration hoodie by Dreamteam Clothing CemOne and Toygiants. Available now through Frontline.
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