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
Among the leaders in Hong Kong’s small but growing streetwear market of local brands, Subcrew has released their spring/summer collection of t-shirts. Known primarily for their mesh caps, their apparel shows a different dimension to the popular brand who’s foundation is undeniably founded on the popularity of co-founder, actor and DJ Sam Lee. The t-shirts are available now at various licensed Subcrew retailers around Hong Kong.
A small collection of Head Porter Plus’ 2008 spring/summer collection has released. The minimalistic designs have a strong emphasis on fit and quality seen over the Trim tee, Work Shirt tee and Marine beanie. The items are available now through the honeyee Store.