In an unprecedented move, Nike iD has now entered into the world’s most populous country offering a premium customized experience for the Chinese public. Much like their earlier counterparts, Chinese consumers will be afforded the same footwear and apparel customization choices as the vast population set to differentiate themselves from one another. Nike iD Shanghai will begin a trend that will include a branch in Beijing within the next two months.
On the heels of a very recent United Arrows x Rimowa collection of luggage comes another Rimowa team up with Bape. This release features the trademark silver stylings that has become synonymous with Rimowa, with a touch of Bape with subtle camo prints. Only die hard Bape fans need apply as the suitcase prices in at a staggering ¥168,000 (approximately $1610 USD).
Alife has teamed up with PARRA/Rockwell Clothing and famous Dutch sneaker spot Patta to create the Everybody Mid Rap. Utilizing the flagship Everybody Mid, the sneaker is full of details from the perforated leather to clear soles. The collaboration effort also features a special box and t-shirt. Patta will see a release first on April 29th, while Alife stores around the world will have a chance to cop on May 3rd.
As part of the Stussy x Medicom Toy Destiny collection of Bearbricks comes a set of 100% Bearbricks. The 5 pack each features varying imagery taken from the Stussy Destiny collection inspired in part by graffiti artist Futura. The set is available now at select Bearbrick dealers.
Source: Stussy Japan
American painter Thaddeus Strode has teamed up with Mekanism in a special art project. Strode was given full creative control in executing his well known styles and aesthetics which draw inspiration from the likes of rock music, comics, surfing and literature in a hard to describe yet cohesive theme. The collection of decks will be exhibited from May 2nd to May 4th at Berlin’s Charlottenstrasse 2.