The new Bape Harajuku store which opened up in January is another masterpiece from the design firm Wonderwall. On the Wonderwall site, they state:
“For the Bape store, after discussions with Nigo, we decided to create a store that felt like a town within a building with an American diner flair. However, for the top floor, a sense of playfulness was added with a colonial style resort inspired space.”
Bape Harajuku4-28-22-B1F Jingumae,Shibuya-ku, Tokyotel: 03-5474-0204
Auction house, Phillips de Pury & Company, is hosting an auction called Saturday@Phillips on April 26th in New York. The auction will include contemporary art, design pieces, photographs, and jewelry that feature art toys, watches, and fashion. It’s good to see that toys, such as Kaws Companion, has made it to the list. So if you’re a fan of all things art and design-related, be sure to check it out as there will definitely be some pieces worth collecting.
Source: Phillips de Pury & Company
Among the leaders in Hong Kong’s small but growing streetwear market of local brands, Subcrew has released their spring/summer collection of t-shirts. Known primarily for their mesh caps, their apparel shows a different dimension to the popular brand who’s foundation is undeniably founded on the popularity of co-founder, actor and DJ Sam Lee. The t-shirts are available now at various licensed Subcrew retailers around Hong Kong.
A small collection of Head Porter Plus’ 2008 spring/summer collection has released. The minimalistic designs have a strong emphasis on fit and quality seen over the Trim tee, Work Shirt tee and Marine beanie. The items are available now through the honeyee Store.
Previews have surfaced regarding an upcoming collection of bags from Gravis. Under the moniker “Stormtrooper”, the collection has undeniable colorways similar to the popular disposable Star Wars pawns. The bags include the Shadow, CB4 and Digi. No word yet on availability.
Another Kicks/HI collabo with SigZane, a meeting of Hawaiian crafts with street culture. Kicks/HI as you know is one of Hawaii’s premium street boutiques and are especially known for their woven dunk with Nike a while back. This time around, SigZane chose a ocean current/coral pattern for their newest collaboration, and placed it in a checkered pattern on the cap. This version emulates a LV pattern so this satisfies those with a luxurious taste as well as those seeking traditional cultural satisfaction. Check out the SigZane site for a deeper interpretation of the hat’s patterns.
Source: Strictly Fitteds