A Chinese-born design student in Helsinki has chosen to document the “Warrior” sneaker, a Chinese national gym shoe that came out in the 70’s but is sold to this day. Shumeng Ye returned to China and documented the folks who wore these shoes, also capturing their lifestyle at the same time. It is ironic how something that was meant to be generic, practical, and uniform, for wear by the “people”, can be considered a desirable fashion collector’s item in Paris 30 years later. Colette will be selling the photographic project in form of a book, and it will come in a package with a pair of your very own “Warriors”.
For more info, head over to www.bookofwarriors.fi.
On April 9th 2008 at 12-2pm, Pharell and Shae of N*E*R*D will be signing autographs at the BBC/ICE CREAM store in Hong Kong. You will be able to buy a Limited Edition “Heart & Mind” tee, then line-up to get the shirt signed in person by N*E*R*D.
BBC/Ice Cream Hong Kong12 On Lan Street
Central,Hong KongTe: 852 2526 7166April 9th (12 – 2PM)
S2A has put out some multi-colored sneakers this month to give you a break from your Dunks and AF1’s. We can see inspirations from Chuck Taylors, Vans Eras, and Wingtips in this collection. The sneakers are made of cool and light materials including mesh and cotton canvas so you can wear them well into the Summer. A black high top leather model is available for the evenings. More after the jump.
The London UK based label Suburban Bliss has just dropped their new range of tees. The label is brought to you by Toby Shaull, one of the guys behind the Save the Southbank film and petition.
These shirts have just dropped at Hanon, look for them to drop in other Suburban Bliss accounts shortly.
Tatami by Birkenstock utilizes the famous supportive comfort and durability of the Birkenstock sandal while being able to explore new and stylish designs. Their newest collaboration is with the popular Japanese label, A Bathing Ape. Four different types of Bape Camo has been applied on the Tatami sandal. These will be released on April 27th at the Bapexclusive store as well as other Bape Stores worldwide.