Japanese designer Ato Matsumoto was thrusted into the lime light last year as many Kanye fans and sneaker fans alike wondered what exactly was on Kanye West’s feet. His 2008 Fall/Winter collection emphasizes silhouettes and layering as he aims to achieve a useful aesthetic.
Bronx/Tokyo BBP’s 2008 Spring collection has landed at Karmaloop. The collection revolves around BBP’s affiliation with the hip-hop world including previous works with CRASH-ONE, Lord Finesee, Showbiz & A.G., 45 King, Lakim Shabazz, DJ Muro, Original Jazzy Jay among others. Their initial collection includes the 87 Lettered cardigan, New Wave Sweat Shorts, Rider Zip Up and In Park tee.
styles is among the latest range of online shops to join Japan’s expansive online shopping site Zozotown. Prior to their online prescence, styles also maintained its own brick & mortar store. styles will house your regular collections of adidas lifestyle apparel and footwear as well as some exclusive collaborative efforts. Some of the debuting t-shirts include work by Crooked Tongues, Slick, Marok, Bigfoot and Tenmyouya. Available now at styles.
Vans’ original legacy was built on their liberal shoe making philosophy, as people often brought their own fabrics in to create interesting sneakers one off sneakers exclusive patterns. Vans’ popularity can only be compounded by their vast selection of footwear spanning both simple colored offerings to various prints and patterns. Among the latest is this graph paper inspired Era in both green and black colors. Check your local Vans dealer for availability.
Acapulco Gold announces the release of their 2nd round of AG Swirl New Era caps. For those who missed out on the first round, these are the last colors in the series and will be available in store at select retailers such as Union, Livestock, and Commonwealth next week. In other Acapulco Gold news, over the winter AG and team skater Billy Rohan got together with Open Road of New York, The Gonz (Krooked), Vans, and Supreme to open a skatepark at 12th and A in Downtown NYC. A skateboarding contest series is in the works with the first event dubbed “The King of Spring” which will be held on Sunday April 20th. Check out Billy Rohan and friends at the spot on EXPN.