Product (RED) is a program where if you buy a (RED) product, a percentage of the sale will go towards curing HIV/AIDS in Africa. The latest (RED) product is from Converse which teamed up with trend setter Hiroshi Fujiwara on a Chuck Taylor Low in a simple red colorway. One of HF’s many popular logos is tagged on the back of the shoe. According to Converse, this shoe will be released on March 1st.
Pictures from the Visvim ‘08 Spring/Summer catalog have been scanned and released on the internet. From the pictures, we feel that the upcoming collection will be a very good one. New models have been introduced including the Lama Folk Sandal and the Logan Deck Lo. Visvim has also taken inspiration from different cultures and has created the Mayan Christo, the Mayan Kiefer Hi, the Patala Kiefer Hi, the Jokhang Christo and the Jokhang FBT. The Jokhang FBT drops first and will be available this week at Anytime.
BODEGA and MONTANA COLORS is proud to present a special commemorative can celebrating the life of the legendary Dondi White. Working with the Estate of Dondi White and Designer Damion Silver this limited edition can is available through BODEGA Boston with half the proceeds going to support the Dondi White foundation.
Established in April 2003, the Dondi White foundation raises funds for AIDS charities through various activities and events in the arts community. The contributions made in the memory of Dondi White will be used to support educational programs on HIV/AIDS prevention and services aimed at improving the lives of those affected by AIDS. To learn more about Dondi’s life and art, please visit dondiwhitefoundation.org
Sneaker Pimps kicked off their Canadian leg of their worldwide tour on February first. The Circa in Toronto was the venue as hordes of Toronto sneaker heads packed the place. Futura, Stash and Klan123 also worked their magic with live art installations. The event also served as the launching point of the Dunk Wars Challenge which will also includes a website that goes live on February 29th. “Dunk Wars” pays tribute to 8 classic Dunks alongside 8 of Canada’s biggest cultural influencers.
Much of the art direction and imagery for Prada’s 2008 Spring/Summer campaign was left in the hands of artist James Jean. His stunning sketches adorn a collection of womens handbags and form the backdrop for select Prada locations around the world. Among the pieces he created was a huge 200 foot long wallpaper scene for Prada’s Beverly Hills and Soho Epicenter Stores.
Despite holding a virtually non-existent presence in North America, Uniqlo has turned itself into a leading billion dollar low-cost clothing brand. In an interview with Uniqlo’s founder, Tadashi Yanai, the entrepreneurial mastermind outlines his goals of reaching the $10 billion USD/year sales mark and his unwillingness to pigeon-hole his management philosophy as any particular style but rather one that must be continually adapted to ensure success and efficiency. Uniqlo’s popularity can be largely associated with their commitment to creating quality and stylish garments at low prices and creating pieces that can easily be worn in different situations and settings. The CNN interview can be seen both in text and streaming video.
Source: Slam X Hype