The Converse (Product) Red initiative has developed extensively since its inception, looking high and low for a wealth of interesting designers to offer their own perspectives on the philosophy of (Product) Red. One of the more interesting designers to collaborate with Converse is Umbereen Qureshi, whose talents have been applied predominately to the automotive industry. Her design focuses around a minimalist repeating image of Africa. Her design ethos was based on her learnings that inspirations should become repeated and highlighted constantly. She further highlights the uncanny ability of artists to offer strong visual messages that go beyond words. There has not been any release info yet regarding this All Star.
Source: Sneaker Freaker
In something which began late last year, Levi’s will release a new rendition of their own personally branded mobile phone. The limited edition run of 100 phones was designed with Levi’s trademark Red Tab in mind as it is featured prominently on the top. Technical specs include an MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth and 2.0 MP camera. Other accessories include a hands-free kit and metal chain with an added bonus of the ability to customize your name on the back of the phone.
To further tribute Casio G-Shock’s 25th anniversary, an incredible partnership with Nissan’s in-house tuner brand has resulted in a special edition G-Shock x Nismo Fairlady Z. Commonly known as the 350Z elsewhere around the world, the car features obvious Nismo branding and parts as well as the addition of a limited run MRG-8000G G-Shock. This project is exclusive to Taiwan according to Conope.
Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz are well on their way to international recognition. Their relationships with A Bathing Ape founder and resident DJ, Nigo has landed them cross-Pacific collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes on their latest album “Zock On”. To commemorate the CD’s release, a package was put together including both the CD and A Bathing Ape t-shirt featuring the CD album’s artwork.
The flagship shop for brands like Sophnet., FCRB, and uniform experiment has opened their new store in Osaka on March 20th. For the opening of the new Soph. Osaka store, there will be some exclusive items available including the Soph. x Nike “6453+7674” Revaderchi as well as the Stussy “Kiyonaga” model (Hirofumi Kiyonaga is the creative director of the Soph. brands). If you’re not located in Japan, you can check out these pictures of the store’s interior.
Minamihorie 1-20-13 Nishi-ku
Tel : 06-6535-7674