Sensational English pop artist Damien Hirst will exhibit two new original art pieces this April 3rd at Fred Segal Man. Other contributors to the events overall atmosphere include Warhol Factory and legendary denim makers Levi’s. The Warhol-ian factor includes the use of trademark style of colors applied to not only the installations but special denim as well.
Fred Segal Man420 BroadwaySanta Monica, CAtel: 310.395.9792
From the looks of things upcoming products from Nike SB, the Nike SB recession experienced in recent memory seem to be looking up for the multi-billion dollar brand which really shouldn’t come as any surprise to many. An upcoming Dunk Low draws its inspirations from famous Neoplasticsm movement abstractionist artist Pieter Cornelius Mondrian. The use of multiple colors does not detract from the overall cohesive simplicity of the design. No word yet on a release date.
Source: Crooked Tongues
3sixteen’s recent 2008 spring collection has begun to ship to doors worldwide and with it comes a small preview into their collection of cut & sew. 3sixteen has made a strong commitment to this segment of their collection as each season brings forth new conquests and solidifies their brand theme. A look here includes the Squadron hoodie in black and the Dapper hoodie in black/white stripes or white/blue stripes. Check your local 3sixteen dealer for availability.
This year has marked a monumental stage in Converse’s long and storied history. Reaching the century mark has been no easy task for any brand, however through the strengths of Converse’s marquee products, the brand has created a lasting legacy as it looks towards the future. Their strong foundation has enabled them to create and lead strong humanitarian efforts such as the (PRODUCT) Red campaign which since day one has set out to help in the battle against AIDS. The centurion mark along with the (PRODUCT) Red project came together in an event celebration titled Celebrating 1HUND(RED) Artists. (PRODUCT) Red was conceptualized as a means for some of the world’s leading creative minds to create original artworks highlighting the struggle against AIDS. Although it would be difficult to list all one hundred contributing artists, the list includes Rostarr (USA), Rinzen (USA), Michael Schall (USA), Hiroshi Fujiwara (Japan), Jeremyville (Australia), Michael White for Dondi White (USA), Colletivo Design (Brazil), Grandpeople (Norway), Supakitch (France) and UPSO (USA). The March 27th event was highlighted by DJ performances by Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and special sets by Simian Mobile Disco and DJ Spencer Sweeney. The installations were designed by a few of the New York based contributors, Rostarr, Rinzen and Michael Schall. The collection of sneakers will release over the upcoming months, with 10% of wholesale price of each product sold benefiting The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Photography: Heather Braden
When it was first sported on the feet of Kanye West, everybody was getting their panties in a knot over what the deal was. Since then, the chunky velcro’d sneaker has seen a few renditions come and go. The latest colorways feature a metallic silver colorway as well as previous styles including cowhide leather with patent in both white and black. At a price of ¥30,450 JPY (approximately $306 USD), the price if you have a Japanese hook-up is respectable for what some consider a high end fashion sneaker. Available now for pre-order at Rowgage
Creative Director Yorgo Tloupas of Intersection Magazine recently gave us a look at a sneaker meets bike design. Incorporating the utilitarian bicycle, the wheels have been replaced with special wheels outfitted with 8 pairs of separate sneakers. Watch the bike Fred Flinstone-esque bike in action, sort of.
Source: Arkitip Intelligence