Bape Paper Version 8.0 has just been released. The latest issue celebrates the 15th anniversary of Bape as well as the announcement of an upcoming LA store, some upcoming releases, and exclusive items. The products showcased include a Gold Members exclusive dress shirt, that can be embroidered with initials; a few White Label tees, including the classic “Ape Shall Never Kill Ape” font design; and an upcoming collabo with renowned german luggage maker RIMOWA. Bape Paper Version 9.0 is also scheduled to be release in June.
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Cause has released its “LAME” sneaker on the Flauge outlet of the massive zozo.jp site. The “Lame” model is based on the eternally popular Converse Chuck Taylor. Released in hi and low cuts, we see a variety of patterns on dark colors and even Polka dots and velcro straps that we’ve seen before. On the high-cut model we see some extra detailing we are used to seeing on other variants such as Visvim’s Kiefer with external heel support. The “Lame” model has a slit in the back of the high-cut, reminiscent of Visvim x Masterpiece zipper aperture, later seen on the Wings & Horns sneaker. Overall we see there is many ways to recreate a shoe that has stood the test of time, and brands continue to pay respect to. More detail pics after the jump
A Chinese-born design student in Helsinki has chosen to document the “Warrior” sneaker, a Chinese national gym shoe that came out in the 70’s but is sold to this day. Shumeng Ye returned to China and documented the folks who wore these shoes, also capturing their lifestyle at the same time. It is ironic how something that was meant to be generic, practical, and uniform, for wear by the “people”, can be considered a desirable fashion collector’s item in Paris 30 years later. Colette will be selling the photographic project in form of a book, and it will come in a package with a pair of your very own “Warriors”.
For more info, head over to www.bookofwarriors.fi.
On April 9th 2008 at 12-2pm, Pharell and Shae of N*E*R*D will be signing autographs at the BBC/ICE CREAM store in Hong Kong. You will be able to buy a Limited Edition “Heart & Mind” tee, then line-up to get the shirt signed in person by N*E*R*D.
BBC/Ice Cream Hong Kong12 On Lan Street
Central,Hong KongTe: 852 2526 7166April 9th (12 – 2PM)
S2A has put out some multi-colored sneakers this month to give you a break from your Dunks and AF1’s. We can see inspirations from Chuck Taylors, Vans Eras, and Wingtips in this collection. The sneakers are made of cool and light materials including mesh and cotton canvas so you can wear them well into the Summer. A black high top leather model is available for the evenings. More after the jump.