As kids, we would throw up our beat up sneakers and try to hang them on telephone poles or electrical wires. This is the concept Nike based their installation on for their setup at the 144 LAB in Los Angeles. Many pairs of the Nike Los Angeles City Dunks were hung on a wire at the gallery. This installation will be there from February 9th to February 16th so if you’re in town, go check this one out.
Source: Eddie Cruz
New for 2008 from Bape is this A Bathing Ape nylon jacket. The quality and the attention to detail from Bape is unmatched if compared to other streetwear labels. This jacket features custom Bape buttons, Bape tags, and the logo “A Bathing Ape” stitched along the zipper area of the jacket. The jacket comes in navy or black and is available now at Cliffedge.
The Japanese design company G1950 has teamed up with Porter to release a Shoulder Pad. What’s cool about this shoulder pad is that the padding is made using Tempur material which is material certified by NASA themselves. This well made Tempur shoulder pad can be used in various applications such as on your shoulder bags or your messenger bags. It only comes in black and will cost 8,400 Yen. Available now at USC.
Last year saw Robot Films link up with adidas on their project, adidas REMIX. The undeniable success of the previous 2007 EQT B-Ball model will relive itself with an all new 2008 version. The dynamic and creative due of film maker Chris Robinson and Set Free took things to a new minimalistic level, designing a flat matte black upper. Details are kept simple with a motherboard graphic print and solid black sole. As with all EQT B-Balls, two removable neoprene sockliners give the ability to customize the sneaker to your liking. To complete the pack, two Robot is the Future New Era caps as well a t-shirt will release alongside the sneakers.
500 pairs of the sneakers have begun hitting stores now such as Atmos, Bodega, Major Inc and Robot. Stay tuned for more details including interviews with Set Free and a chance to win your very own adidas Remix Robot Films 2008 package. Photos were shot by Set Free himself with his collection of vintage robots.
The Etnies PAS DA collection was clearly foreshadowing from skate label Etnies as they begin to integrate a ecologically friendly philosophy into their products. New for the 2008 Spring collection, the SEED Project has incorporated clean aesthetics to go alongside with their green friendly production and material use such as bamboo, hemp, vegetable dyes and cotton blends. The collection seen here includes footwear and t-shirts. 1% of all proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to the Sierra Club’s 1% For the Planet initiative which promotes environmentally friendly initiatives. Available now at select Etnies dealers.