Super long week for some reason, marked by various VISA frustrations as HYPEBEAST looks to travel to Beijing at the end of the week for Nike’s re-branding and launch of Nike Sports Wear. However, highlight thus far was the contesting of the newly founded title of HYPEBEAST Office Champion for ping pong on Wednesday night. When blogs go back up, expect countless videos of Eugene kicking ass and taking names through the most powerful smash of all time. This week’s picks include the Air Jordan VI Olympic, SheOne interview, Tsumori Chisato and the photo exhibition George Lois: The Esquire Covers.
Bape’s transition into summer is in full effect with these upcoming releases this week at Bape Hong Kong. The updated stock and impending warm weather is reflected in two styles of shorts in both plaid and floral patterns. Other items feature a hat and t-shirts. Available Saturday, May 10th at Bape Hong Kong.
Jeff Hamada’s creative playground has returned after a debut inaugural collection a few seasons back which included video to compliment the collection. Look for NHTVSN to allow for a diverse dialog that incorporates your usual witty and fun statements. No word yet on availability. Available now at Bodega, Shoe Gallery, Pedestrian, Brooklyn Projects, El Mercado and the Reed Space.
A few years ago, miniature shoes were a hit as the often micro sized toys were the closest things you’d have to owning the hard to get exclusive sneakers they represented. For New Balance’s 20th anniversary of their 576, the legendary running brand has captured the essence of some of their marquee 576s in their Timeless Collection. The set features sneakers from various time periods from the shoes inception in 1988, presently in 2008 and futuristic modeling representing twenty years from now in 2028. Available now at select New Balance dealers.
The London based Decapitator has gained his fair share of notoriety for his counter-culture exploits replacing the heads in various advertisements with a bloodied and decapitated mess. Uniqlo is the latest company to come under fire from the gory artist as a series of ads were hit.
Earlier this year saw a collaboration between Hectic x Stussy in the creation of a New Balance CM670 pack. Two new styles are set to hit later this month featuring a muted gray suede and aqua/purple highlights. The CM670 has been a most recent medium chosen by traditional collaboration partners Hectic and Stussy and could yield more of the same variety to compliment their current line of MT580s.