Being Geeky seems to be in fashion now, Montreal designer Stefan Dukaczewski of MSTRPLN worked with Ubiq to create some geek chic sneakers in the “A Step in the Right Direction” project. These unique Dunk Low prototypes have been re-engineered for the ASRD project, the silhouette of the classic Dunks is kept but is fitted with stealthier features, like the flap on top of the shoe and a new lacing system allowing for both conventional and internal lacing. All the electronic components are housed in the left shoe flap stamped with the MSTRPLN logo. This wearable technology features an integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi detector and 3 LED indicator display lights. The ASRDs is rated for a 50 foot Wi-Fi hotspot detection zone and triggered by a pressure sensitive insole. There is no word on the availability of these Wi-Fi integrated sneakers yet.
Large Japanese retailer United Arrows has shown a more casual side with this latest team up with Converse on their 1986 hardcourt hit, the Weapon Hi. Without venturing too far off their established path of sophistication and refinement, three solid colorways reflective of their style include black, gray and navy blue. Available soon at United Arrows.
Foreign Family’s Mr44 and Johnny Punishment of FF Dropout will present a series of personal art next week. The showcase will go hand in hand with a preview of Foreign Family’s 2008 summer collection. Foreign Family’s illustrations have always been held in high regard over here on the shoulders of the complexity of their graphics and their reoccurring fish themes. The event will take place May 10th in Los Angeles.
FFPOPUP Gallery Opening Party
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
545 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Right on the heels of the Colette x Married to The Mob x Reebok Freestyle collabo, the Most Official Bitches have dropped hints of what’s to come for their Summer 2008 collection. In addition to the usual tongue in cheek slogan emblazoned across the chest of ladies from Paris to NY, from the classic “My Girls Smoke Mad Marijuana…” to the new “Let’s Talk Shit” slogan (see below), queen bee/designer Leah McSweeney takes her “most official” status a step further with a “Men are the New Women” beach blanket, fashioned after the popular tee. Details on the drop coming soon.
Source: MOB Living
After Cheap Monday caught wind of a an upcoming Cali Color Party” (scroll to the bottom), the affordable denim label stepped in to offer their own contribution to the party. Themed after the Un-Milkfed Reebok Pastelle pack, a limited run of hand-dyed denim was created in Cheap Monday’s local Swedish factory. 20 colors of each color are available with a price tag of € 44 EUR (approximately $68 USD). Although most trends have all but dismissed bright colors, Caliroots are continuing to buck the trend and embracing bright colors. The denim will release in-store later today at 7:00 pm local time and online at 9:00 pm local time at caliroots.com.