To celebrate the 50th anniversary of JUN Group, the Japanese fashion institution is currently running a special exhibition at Omotesando’s trendy cafe Montook. 50 artists and fashion influencers have teamed up for an extraordinary Art tee exhibition. Pieces from artist such as Yasumasa Yonehara aka Yone, Jean Touitou or Doze Green can be seen and purchased for 9,240 Yen (about $95 USD) at cafe Montook or online on www.bungalow50.com.
Cafe MontookOmotesando St.Harajuku, TokyoEveryday from 10 am to 7 pmUntil Sunday April 20th 2008
Neighborhood will be releasing the Neighborhood MAG. 5 tomorrow on April 3rd. This 5th issue will include features such as the Stussy x Neighborhood “Bone Yards” Project as well as the 2008 S/S “Delta” Collection styled by Atsushi Okubo. The magazine will also come with a special Stussy x Neighborhood “Bone Yards” sticker set. Available at your local Japanese bookstores starting April 3rd.
Fall of 2008 will be the debut of the new line for women that is referred to internally at Burton as, Burton Streetwear. This new line was designed by in-house ladies designer, Linda Lovemade. Linda is no stranger to building from the ground up as she designed and launched the first women’s Obey line back in 2003 and then moved on to play an instrumental role in launching Luxirie by LRG.
The inspiration behind the new women’s line is drawn from Burton’s hi-tech features like hidden pockets and detachable/reversible amenities found in their outerwear, but applying them so that they are entirely functional in addition to being fashionable. The Burton Streetwear line makes use of all types of premium fabrics such as genuine leather, technical nylons, and luxurious cashmere. Those materials are then utilized to create some very fashion forward looking silhouettes that give the female consumer a solid line to turn to this fall.
For all Bapeheads, the relaunch of Bape.com is definitely very good news. Their previous website was quite cumbersome to use as you had to download their very own Bape application in order to see the content. This made it quite difficult for Bapeheads to check what’s new on a daily basis. Content wise, everything is pretty much the same as before. You can still check out the latest news and products from the brand as well as take a look at some of Bape’s other ventures like the Bape Cafe, Bape Cuts, Bape Sounds and more.
You can check out the site now at www.bape.com.
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