An early look into Japanese MMA fighter and Nike sponsored Caol Uno’s 2008 fall/winter collection for UCS has been provided via Cueve. The aesthetics and stylings portrayed by UCS is a marked difference relative to the brands of his American MMA inspired counterparts which focus largely on logo driven designs, creating a visible difference in approach to their lines. For UCS, the collection is diverse including technical jackets, denim and hats produced in association with hat brand CA4LA. The items won’t release until November, however they are currently available for pre-order.
The latest online exclusive t-shirt from Japan’s Neighborhood has hit their online shop. The t-shirt’s theme keeps current with the present 2008 spring/summer Delta 1st Ex. collection with references to the Mississippi. Available within the Neighborhood online store however only shipping within Japan is offered.
Toy and apparel giant, Kidrobot, is opening up its doors for the grand opening of New York City’s flagship store today. After spending years in a quaint little space down the road on Prince Street in SoHo, Kidrobot finally has upgraded itself into a two-level store with enough room to satisfy the multitudes of customers. Check out the store from 6-8pm for a chance to meet artist East3 or stop by to pick up t-shirt giveaways.
Hiroshi Fujiwara, the godfather of streetwear, has just recently visited the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon, for the Nike Beijing 08 Innovation Summit. The event showcased upcoming releases including the much anticipated Hyperdunks. While there, it seems that HF had a lot of fun touring the campus and rock climbing, an activity that probably only Nike has at their headquarters. But of course he wouldn’t go without meeting with Nike President and CEO, Mark Parker, discussing unrevealed shoes. It seems that HF was also able to do an interview with Nike’s Global Creative Director, Richard Clarke. Check out all the pictures and the interview at Honeyee.
Fresh from The Hundred’s blog is a preview of some upcoming items dropping this summer. Like always, the use of heavy graphics are apparent on the t-shirts coming from The Hundreds. Other items dropping will include fleece pieces and caps. Available at The Hundreds LA and SF starting tomorrow.