According to the Chinese Lunar Year calender, this year is the Year of the Rat. Every year, Nike will create shoes dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac. Here is the latest shoe to come out of the Nike camp inspired by the Year of the Rat theme. This Nike Wildwood 90 Free Trail which is a hybrid of the Wildwood, Air Max 90 and the Free Trail comes in two colorways. Both feature a lasered leather upper however the white one comes with white hair (probably not made with rats fur) on the upper while the grey one has a suede upper. There is also a red print of the word “Rat” on the shoes. They are available now at Juice and Limited Edition as well as other premium sneaker stores.
Ryan Leslie, born on September 25, 1978, is an all American singer, music producer and song writer. He is the founder of the media company NextSelection and he has worked with artists like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Usher. Married to the Mob has teamed up with Ryan to released this Diamond Girl tee which features a graphic dedicated to his recently single “Diamond Girl” The tees come in two colors and are now available at Ryan Leslie’s website.
Nike has just released a new Court force which is dedicated to the “Setsubun”.
In Japan, Setsubun (節分) is the day before the beginning of each season. The name literally means “seasonal division”, but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun (立春), celebrated yearly on February 3. In its association with the Lunar New Year, Spring Setsubun can be thought of (and indeed was previously thought of) as a sort of New Year’s Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called mamemaki (lit. bean scattering). (Wikipedia)
This premium Court Force from Nike features a patent leather upper and a crazy assortment of colors and materials. The shoes are available now at Atmos Tokyo.
Popular Japanese brand COMME des GARÇONS’ ever expansive collection of high fashion, casual apparel and perfumes among other things just got more diverse with the addition of their SHIRT Collection created in association with Danish undergarments brand Hammerthor (circa. 1893). The collection includes boxers, briefs (who still wears these?), tank tops and t-shirts with signature prints. Available at select COMME des GARÇONS’ dealers.
Comme des Garcons Hong Kong
20 On Lan Street
Central, Hong Kong
Deep into winter, Bape will be releasing some new jackets as part of their 07/08 Fall/Winter Collection. Among the jackets are some leather jackets in either regular or hooded versions, complete with faux fur hood trims. Other releases will include knit and printed hoodies. Available this Saturday, January 5th at Bape Hong Kong.
Bape Hong Kong Store
#10 Ground Floor
Queens Road, Central