I guess the debate is over, Kanye was rocking some Nikes on Grammy Night not so long ago. In a recent interview with Kanye West as part of the The Moment | Live from Colette blog, Kanye outlines his crazy ass outfit that he wore at the Grammys as was rather quiet about the heat on his feet.
I designed it together with my stylist. I took a shape that I liked — I can’t say who made it, but I liked it, it had a kick in the back. Under my jacket I wore a Hedi hoodie. So we put on LED lights — there were LED lights on my jacket, on the sunglasses and my scarf. I had on a pair of Nikes too, but I can’t talk about those because they’re not out yet. The lights in the jacket were powered by battery.
Source: The Moment | Live from Colette
2008 has been a pretty hectic year for sneaker anniversaries, with Nike tributing the Dunk, Jordan Brand going forth with the monumental XX3 and New Balance paying due to it’s iconic 576 for twenty great years of service. Here’s a preview of some of 576’s set to release this month which tip the scales with both some flashy and vibrant joints as well as some more understated releases focusing on quality materials. Also releasing next month is a pack of 1400s which aside from the premium nubuck uppers feature a monogram print. Check your local New Balance dealer next month for the goods.
Recently spotted in New York’s Soho district is a series of wheatpasted posters featuring Jim Henson’s Kermit the Frog wearing a Supreme box tee. Who knows what’s on tap, or whether this is just the work of somebody with too much time on their hands. Stay tuned for more details.
Among the world’s leading art initiatives, Upper Playground will take London by storm in the month of March. Two resident UP artist associates David Choe and Saber will each be displaying their respective works at different venues. David Choe will see his work hanging on the walls of Lazarides Gallery in London/Newcastle while Saber is set for a day of in-store painting at Upper Playground London, whilst also displaying at a local spot nearby. The list of address for each respective location can be seen after the jump.
Saber @ Upper Playground London
31 Kingly Street
February 29-March 5
David Choe @ Lazarides Gallery
Number 8 Greek Street
Joining big lifestyle brand Burton in Los Angeles’ Melrose area, DC recently launched their own 7,500 sq foot space. The opening party included a preview of the upcoming 2008 Fall collection, food and drinks with appearances by the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Colin McKay, Josh Kalis, Ryan Gallant, Brian Wenning, Lindsay Robertson, PJ Ladd, Chad Kagy, Corey Bohan and Eddie Wall.