Last night, Converse held a launch party for Dr. Romanelli’s new Converse (RED) shoe in Los Angeles. The new shoe was made with (PRODUCT) RED which is a program to help fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Inspired by the (PRODUCT) RED project, Dr. Romanelli went out to create a band-aid motif Chuck Taylor. According to Supertouch, Dr. Romanelli said:
“The 1HUND(RED) Artists project really motivated me to create something unique and I choose the band-aids as a fix for positive change.”
Aside from the unveiling of Dr. Romanelli’s sneaker, a high octane exhibition included other artist created footwear and artworks including Hiroshi Fujiwara (Japan), Jeremyville (Australia), Michael White for Dondi White (USA), Colletivo Design (Brazil), Grandpeople (Norway), Mike Schall
(USA), Supakitch (France) and UPSO (USA).
In addition, Lupe Fiasco was there at the party for some live performances. For those who missed out, you can check out the party pictures at Supertouch. The sneakers itself go on sale at the beginning of this month at the nation’s leading sneaker stores, Undefeated and Dave’s Quality Meats with 10% of net whole price going towards Geneva’s The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Original Fake (the artist KAWS’ brand if you didn’t know already) has revealed a new graphic of what we assume to be a new t-shirt design. We’re really not sure what the graphic of this tee represents but we’re guessing its tic tac toe with eyeballs. We’re also guessing this t-shirt will be available at the Original Fake store very soon.
There will be some really nice items from Original Fake this Spring so stay tuned for more info.
Any kid in Asia would have probably encountered the hit robot anime series, Gundam, while growing up. There was a time when we use to build Gundam models or play Gundam video games. Now, Bandai’s long lasting franchise has teamed up with Uniqlo to release some t-shirts and models for Spring ‘08 under the Gundam Project. Beginning March, you will be able to pick up some Gundam inspired t-shirts at the UT store. There will be a kids version (releases in March) as well as a adult version (releases in April). Definitely a collector’s item.
The Japanese motorcycle inspired brand, Neighborhood, has released a Skull & Bones Incense Holder as part of their 2008 Delta collection. While this incense holder might look really cool, it lacks the ability to catch the ashes falling from your incenses thus creating a mess. Nevertheless, it does look really nice so if you don’t mind cleaning up after burning each and every incense, this might be for you. Available now at Cliffedge.
PAM’s 2008 Spring collection “Space Face” has graced our pages once again with another run of space themed apparel. This look is full of interesting cuts and prints which play perfectly into the PAM aesthetic that’s been developed over the years. Available now at Hong Kong’s Juice.
Here’s a look at New York based Triko and their most recent releases available next month. The brand was created back in 2001 with an eclectic mix of inspirations, Triko successfully created a brand worthy for the masses. The pieces seen here include a 5 panel cap, tops and shirts. Check your local Triko dealer for availability.