The Lacoste Stealth collection dishes out another helping of lifestyle sneakers this month. Two of the models include the Ardeur and Revan OG. The Ardeur is a remake of a Lacoste classic from 1983, which originally filled a void in Lacoste’s sneaker roster as a performance alternative. The Revan OG is a hybrid-like design with a more sophisticated approach to the sneaker. The leather upper also includes a stitched toe box. Look for these to hit your local Lacoste Stealth dealer in early February.
Last year saw a collaboration between Marvel and New Era. This year the attention turns to DC Comics as they release their own series of New Era 59Fifty fitted caps. These caps are a more subtle approach to the comic book meets New Era project, with single logos forming the highlight of each hat. Four styles feature Batman, the Riddler, Cat Woman and Superman. These are set to release March 15th at European New Era outlets.
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.
Source: Hirofumi Kiyonaga