The wheels for Converse’s latest collaborative efforts were set in motion recently with Japanese brand Sonic Lab on their Rogger model. Unlike conventional collaborations that emphasize the manipulation of color, Sonic Lab’s styles include additional features beyond the norm such as suede skirts and leather double ring straps. Available now at FL Shop with a retail price of 19,950 Yen (approximately $188 USD).
A solid brick in San Francisco’s sneaker foundation, Harputs and their 30 year history made them an ideal candidate for adidas’ 25th anniversary of the Forum Mid. Referencing colors symbolic of the American Basketball Association (ABA), the leather and suede upper is marked by a blue and red mix to form the 3 Stripes. With such a rich and storied past, Crooked Tongues ran an with Bootsy Harput that covers both past and present sneaker scenary. Available online via Harputs with a price listed at $100 USD.
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Artist and cinematographer Jeff Hamada has recently released a video involving British artist SheOne that took place last year at Vancouver’s Subdivision. The video of the closed event offers a first hand perspective of SheOne’s methodology while painting, as well as a hands on Q&A regarding the development of his style. Interesting to note that from SheOne’s perspective that each piece he does always has the ability to surprise him.
Livestock, one of Canada’s premiere sneaker boutiques, have just launched their latest group of New Era fitted caps. Included in the recent drop is the “TO” logo, representing Livestock’s Toronto presence. Accordingly, the design is exclusive to Toronto and are available now in store. The Livestock Classic script hats are available and online immediately, each retailing at $40 CAD (approximately $39 USD).
Over the years, we have seen fashion powerhouses put their own signatures and styles on all kinds of products, but Peter Gronquist’s display of embellished weapons at LA’s Gallery 1988 is definitely a first. The exhibition showcases an arsenal of weapons including AK’s, rifles, chainsaws, and even electric chairs. All these instruments of death are covered with patterns and logos from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Coach, Burberry, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana. The exhibition only lasts till May 16th, so go check it out if you have the chance!