There comes a time when a brand becomes popular enough or has a big enough fan base to open a flagship store. The Japanese label NEXUS VII has gotten to that level this year. They have recently opened Vlack which is located in Yokohama, Japan on January 3rd. Their “Deeper Than Shadow” concept is to give customers a dark but luxurious feeling when shopping for some of their well made items. To commemorate the opening of the store, they even collaborated with Stussy on a tee which we previously showcased.
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Undefeated La Brea played host to Bring That Beat Back, an event thrown by Nike and Undefeated Radio to promote the first release this year as part of the Nike’s tribute to the Dunk in 2008. The event featured Undefeated Radio’s cast of DJ’s spinning, displays of the Be True To Your School Pack, and Japanese manga style art work incorporated into the event as a medium for the “Be True” story.
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Ride Snowboards is the latest list of collaborators to join forces with footwear brand JB Classics. This collaboration comes on the heels of a huge project initiated in association with Funkmaster Flex & Ford. Details are currently sparse in regards to this release, stay tuned for more information.
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Japanese label Kinetics has risen from relative obscurity in recent months thanks largely in part to a series of co-branded products released in anticipation of next years Batman movie. Two of their latest products involve a jacket with outdoor brand Columbia and a shemagh produced together with Japanese music inspired brand Lowrider. Each product maintains subtle highlights, in the case of the shemagh, a skull design is woven into the fabric while the black exterior of the jacket features colored accents throughout.
As Mastermind Japan’s 4th season starts, they continue the withstanding tradition of the collaboration between themselves, Fragment Design and Base Control. This will be the fourth time these company’s have worked together. The new collaboration is expected to release a t-shirt, and underwear. Both in the black MMJ fashion.