Upper Playground has made it a monthly task of releasing a fresh set of New Era 59FIFTY fitted caps designed by their talented cast of associate artists. Up to the plate for the month of April are Jeremy Fish (SuperFishal), Sam Flores and The Date Farmers. Available for sale through Stone House Digital.
Nike’s much anticipated exhibition, Being True, curated by Aaron Rose and Emma Reeves, is opening tonight at the 114 LAB in Los Angeles. The exhibit is a celebration for the 22nd anniversary of the iconic Nike Dunk. The photographs exhibited will try to capture what the Dunk represents and how it has influenced, not only the streetwear industry, but our entire culture. The exhibition space is very simple and clean, giving way for the images to speak their message. However, the floor with its white, red, and black dots, gives an intriguing personality to the overall space. If you’re in the area, this is definitely worth checking out. In addition a special opening party was recently held with many big names in attendance from the likes of Tour de France marvel Lance Armstrong, to artists Kaws and Eric Haze among others.
Source: Eddie Cruz, Allen AKA, Kathy Lo @ Journal Gallery
New York based brand and boutique, DQM, have released pictures of their Spring 2008 Collection. There is a nice selection of tee shirts featuring the well known Dave’s Quality Meat name as well as a crossword piece being worn by DQM owner Dave Ortiz. Of course, what is a DQM collection without some New Era hats, here we see a few different styles as well as a trucker hat. Check with your local DQM accounts for availability.
We showed you some sample pictures of the Nike SB backpack before, but now it has now landed at In4mation. The Nike SB backpack comes in black with very nice subtle details including the cement print and multiple straps which makes it stand out from the crowd. There are the optional shoe case attachment, hat case attachment, and cell phone holder that could all latch onto the front of the backpack, fitting to your every need. For people who are looking for a truly functional and non-flashy backpack, this is the thing for you.
For April, the Japanese label Visvim has released several new items from their Spring 2008 Collection. One of the new product include the Shigatse Short Sleeve Shirt which is made from Giza cotten and comes in three colors. There is also the D.Scoop tee which is made from Luxsic cotten and comes in four colors. Finally there is the Saga Chino that is once again made from Giza cotten and comes in four colorways. These items are now available at F.I.L. or at Reinforce.