A major hit at the recent Japan Fashion Week, fashion label HEATH is designed by the talented Gentaro Noda and is slowly becoming one of the top range label in the Japanese street fashion industry. Following the steps of his “Aniki” mastermind JAPAN, the HEATH 2008 collection is made of dark-elegant-high quality fabric and has been critically-acclaimed by the JFW audience. HEATH’s new flagship store, located on Meiji street in the world-famous district of Harajuku, will open later this month.
HEATH2F, Sukegawa Bldg.,6-29-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-kuTokyo
Source: Japan Fashion Week, Gentaro Noda
Leading the charge of Japanese reproduction denim companies in the 90s, Evisu has released some accessories tying into their denim heritage for their latest 2008 spring/summer season. The items include a scooter helmet (rated to 125 cc) based on the Tatibana Custom GT X-3, denim plush bear and denim wrapped zippo. Each feature Evisu’s raw denim with their signature gullwing logos. Available now at ripe.
Gallery 1988 is once again the venue for another exhibition involving iconic pop culture. Not so long ago, a series of artists were given an opportunity to interpret the work of Marvel Comics living legend Stan Lee in an exhibit tilted Under The Influence. This latest exhibit focuses in on the 40th anniversary of die cast car maker Hot Wheels. The exhibition pieces include not only working full sized cars but artist designs on 9 x 5 vans and other popular toys from Mattel. The exhibit concludes on April 25th.
Gallery 19887020 Melrose Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90038p: 323.927.7088Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Although the likes of sneaker customizer SBTG and his clothing label Royalefam are known predominately for their skills with the brush more so then their knack for apparel design, Triumvir founder Brand Cheng recently focused on his past as a sneaker customizer and his progression in creating Triumvir. He reveals his beginnings painting in his parents garage before turning his artistic skills towards t-shirts and apparel. Each sneaker he has done along the way offers short little insights including their market values. Check the whole mini-feature over at Triumvir.
Our sentiments over here have been surprisingly good for the majority of releases coming out of Asics. Their archival footwear models like the Gel Lyte II and GT-II both share stream-line silhouettes from an era of rather chunky footwear. Despite being pretty much the precursor to Nike’s success over 30 years ago, Asics are doing well in their own regard thanks largely in part to great colorways. These are available now at Solebox who have also just debuted their very own micro-chip black VIP card which will be available soon.