Chloe Sevigny, known to many of you originally as the chick from Larry Clarke’s “KIDS”, is once again posing uniquely for Uniqlo’s Spring ‘08 line up. We see more graphic based Tee’s, including an Atom Boy influenced graphic and a fireworks motif, something that describes summer to most Japanese. In this case, Uniqlo is bringing some retro Japanese to the West, a nice change from the Americana they revitalize usually over there. There is a 70’s rock theme Raglan Tee and flared pants though for those that can’t get enough of the US’s good old days however. Like other JP brands, Uniqlo has cooked up some vivid edgier stuff for the West as opposed to what they would serve at home. More looks after the jump
A second batch of S/S 08 Supreme tees have surfaced on the Japanese resell site Stay246. As always the graphics are striking drawing upon sexual and anti-establishment themes . This shirts also seem to have a heavy comic book influence. Included amongst the tees is a flip of the graphic from the film Lolita. Expect the shirts to drop shortly in Supreme stores worldwide.
The Japanese label, Neighborhood, has had a strong collection so far this year. Other than the pieces from their regular collection, they have also released desirable collaboration items which were done with guitar makers C.F. Martin & Co., noted Japanese photographer Osamu Nagahama and Redwings. Just today, Neighborhood has updated their website with more interesting items from their 2008 1st Ex Series “Delta” collection. Items that caught our eye were the Neighborhood x Head Porter backpacks, the Neighborhood x Visvim Mowat Moc. as well as the glasses frames. These items will be dropping in the next several weeks at Neighborhood stores as well as Neighborhood’s new flagship store in Hong Kong, HOODS.
The Nike Star Classic was first released back in 1974 and like many models from that era, it functioned as basketball sneakers. Fast forward thirty or so years and here you have the Nike Star Classic re-released. For this release, two colors have been selected: blue and orange. Both feature a perforated suede upper and a nice big Swoosh. The tag on the tongue is a reminisce of the original Nike logo. Available now at Atmos Tokyo.
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