While hybrids designs incorporating the physical characteristics of popular sneakers has taken some time to become respected practice amongst sneaker brands, Nike has taken another slightly off beat approach. They’ve looked to a much heralded running line which never mind the performance aspect has yielded some of the most aesthetically pleasing colorways throughout the sneaker world. Some of Nike’s most resonating and re-referenced styles over the years would make a return, not as a retro but reincarnated through Nike’s most popular style ever the Air Force 1. The styles look at three distinct categories of performance styles. These categories include ground-breaking use of materials in the Safari, Spiridon and Talaria. The functionality of the ACG collection, the Mowabb and the Wildwood and finally rounding out with an Air Max series devoted to the OG colors of the Air Max 90, Air Max 95 and Air Max 97. Watch for these to hit select Air Force 1 dealers this summer.
Upon the creation of the Nike Tech Pack, we felt that this was a clear and concise direction for Nike as they set to incorporate their leading technology into their lifestyle apparel. The revolutionary steps Nike has taken with the Tech Pack can in reality be applied over numerous mediums as we see the 2008 spring/summer collection focus on lightweight and short-sleeved offerings. The theme pays tribute to the theme of “Day and Night”, incorporating night landscapes and howling coyotes. The end product is a highly engineered garment suited for the difficulties anybody will face on their day to day adventures. Their range of apparel includes the Firefly Packable jacket, Firefly Lightweight Bonded Windrunner, Firefly Messenger short and Coyote tee and polo. Each piece incorporates subtle cycling references and functions. Look for these items at select Nike Tech Pack dealers.
Last night marked the opening party representing the WTAPS and Neighborhood’s joint concept shop Hoods. The event featured an eclectic mix of celebrities from both Hong Kong and abroad ranging from influential musicians and artists to general fans of the highly respect Japanese brands. Music over the evening was provided by rock band Jackie & The Cedrics, Tet of WTAPs, Shinsuke of Neighborhood and Hikaru of Bounty Hunter. The Hoods Hong Kong is currently open as of April 1st.
Washington D.C. will be celebrating the grand opening of the latest Stussy Chapter this Thursday, April 3rd, with Biz Markie on the set. In addition, the DC Tribe will be releasing an exclusive tee to mark the occasion. Available in black or white, the tees feature Stussy’s stock logo outfitted with the DC flags double bars, and three stars, as well as a large hit on the back with the Raekwon line, “Connect. Politic. Ditto.”
The higher-ups at huge Swedish retailer Caliroots are releasing their very own Clerks Pack this weekend. The whole set includes a womens Freestyle Hi, two Ventilators and a CL. Each sneaker has its own concept behind the design ranging from Raiders inspirations to spilled mustard at the end of a long bar night. Available this Saturday at 12:00 pm in-store and 1:00 pm online.
Melrose’s shopping institution De La Barracuda hosted a grand opening party to open up their new massive 5,000 + sq ft store. The party attracted a wealth of personalities from Stash, Dom of Brooklyn Projects, rapper Murs, Danny Boy, Slick and CdG LA Guerrila store organizer Tak. More pictures can be seen over at Barracuda.
De La Barracuda7769 Melrose Ave.Los Angeles, CA