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
Within their short existence, Gourmet has made a remarkable impression on the scene. Their success can easily be associated with the well experienced threesome of Jon Buscemi, Greg Lucci and Greg Johnsen. Although their collection of footwear has for once made the notion of Jordan-inspired footwear palatable to the masses rather then be drowned out with shouts of fake and bootlegs, their collection goes much deeper than footwear. Check Gourmet’s 2008 Summer Collection in the coming months.
There are approximately 217 days between now and the opening ceremonies of this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing. As part of a long standing history with the Olympics, adidas has instituted The Original Games. Since 1928, adidas has been at every single Olympics, this collection celebrates not only one of the greatest sporting events in the world but also some of the most memorable moments in Olympic sporting history. The collection will encompass country relevant items as well as historical stories and unique concepts. In association with Hong Kong’s D-mop, The Original Games Collection was launched with various entertainment all relating to the Olympic Games. Various pieces from The Original Games Collection is available at select adidas Originals locations now with further releases in subsequent months.