From the land of infinite collabo’s, here are shots of a USC x Porter Large Logo backpack. This collaboration is with Uno Caol Showten which is the Japanese MMA fighter, Uno Caol’s brand. You should be familiar with him from his frequent collabo’s with Nike, specifically the 10AC brand. You can get to know him better on his Honeyee blog.
Mita Sneakers have been collaborating with realmadHECTIC since 1999 to bring us the classic 90’s sneaker New Balance MT580; fast forward to 2008 and they are about to release their 11th series. In the spirit of this, the new additions to this series will be 2 new fusion colorways, fusing together past releases. The MTH comes in an earthy tone colorway, which a fusion of the 2nd Editions released in 2001. The GBH sports a pastel themed colorway, a fusion of the 3rd Editions which also released in 2001. These will definitely be popular amongst the fans of the collection. Be sure to check them out when they are available on May 3rd.
adidas has looked to Chinese pianist Lang Lang to offer his personal aesthetic on adidas’ classic Gazelle model. The end result is definitely noteworthy as the never old black/gold color combo gets revived with stunning results. Other than the graphics on the heel, the end product is extremely clean and wearable. Available later this year in June with a suggested retail price of $85 USD.
The latest bold concept to come out of the Puma creative lab is this upcoming Puma Suede 4th of July Firecracker Pack. Created with a strong likeness to your typical 4 of July activities, the monotone uppers feature a detailed tongue label complete with mock fuse and an image on the heel. If you aren’t down for the shenanigans of a concept like this, at the root of each pair is still a versatile pair of sneakers. No word on a release date, but typical of holiday-related releases, except these to drop in June.
Bape founder Nigo was on hand today as Bape Hong Kong was at the center of two huge celebrations. As previewed yesterday in a series of t-shirts, both the 15th anniversary of Bape as well as the 2nd anniversary of Bape Hong Kong were given tribute. Three different styles of tees were on hand including a special t-shirt available for signing by Nigo. This should mark the end of an extensive visit by Nigo and crew in Hong Kong as this trip has seen not only the celebration of various Bape anniversaries but the throwing of the successful World Wide Bape Heads 2008 Show as well.
Here is a look at the new Jun Takahashi’s creation for Undercover. This new tee will be introduced to the public on April 19th, during “The sound and the Fury” event held by Undercover Japan at Laputa Garden in Matsuyama. True to his Bizare-but-kawaii style, Undercover pays tribute to the William Faulkner southern gothic novel which match perfectly with the japanese label philosophy.
Source: Jun Takahashi