New Balance’s popular 576 model is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. The model has sustained a strong allegiance in traditional New Balance hotspots like Europe and Japan. Among the releases this month include a pack of contemporary modeled 576s as well as a Metal pack featuring shiny gold and silver leather uppers. Look for them to hit select New Balance retailers in the near future.
Music’s biggest awards, the Grammy’s are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Nike has created a special Dunk High for the award show. Although the majority of pairs will be seeded to celebrities, a small shipment is destined for Fred Segal Melrose this Saturday.
Fred Segal Melrose
8100 Melrose Avenue
Between N. Crescent Heights Blvd. and N. Havenhurst Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90046
Source: High Snobiety
In a wide encompassing collection of goods ranging from fashion, to housewares and lifestyle products, G1950’s well recognized design aesthetic can be seen in this most recent eyewear releases. The flattering shape is available in three different colors, black, green and multi-color at select G1950 dealers predominately located in Japan.
A few months ago, Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura previewed an upcoming sub-line of Visvim titled the Folk series. In recent memory, Nakamura has shed much light through interviews on his design ethos as well as his concept behind this Folk collection. Although not based entirely based around ecological factors, the Folk collection will utilize vegetable tanned leathers which offer uncompromised breathability and comfort unlike traditional leather materials. Also touched upon by Nakamura is the relationship of technology and environmental preservation. Although Visvim’s other sub-collection G-Line seemed to be deviating from the path which once made Visvim so popular, the Folk collection is much more a return to Visvim’s traditional roots. An interview with Honeyee can be seen here.
Based on their self-interpretation of American culture through toys and music, Japan’s Bounty Hunter has enjoyed success in their native homeland. Although sometimes their designs may reach a disconnect with misinterpretations, their overall theme has appealed to many. Seen here are some simple logo-driven tote bags and leather fanny pack. Available now at Cliffedge.