The ongoing topics around the world have revolved immensely around issues such as rising costs of oil, food and global warming. With global warming and the environmental condition of the world at stake, etnies have initiated another collection of environmentally friendly and sustainable products under the SEED collection. Although its always difficult to forge ahead a partnership based on consumer aspects and environmental sustainability, etnies has done their part via the use of organic and recycled materials as well as incorporating messages of preservation and conservation into their designs. The products will begin rolling out July 2008.
The Vulture Shade sunglasses from Neighborhood has hit select retailers. Available in both gray and yellow tinted lenses, the plastic framed glasses comes complete with case. Available now at Firmament with a suggested price of $252 USD.
Despite originally highlighting the gramSE back in December, various circumstances prevented the sneaker from going live. However for the nifty sneaker meets boot design, a release date has finally been set for August. To the designers at GRAM, the gramSE wanted to utilize another means in showcasing the sneakers intrinsic qualities of function and technology and untiring performance not immediately visible from the unassuming aesethetic. Enter The Autogram, a top of the line special order remote control car which embodies many of the same characteristics as the gramSE. The gramSE hides a wealth of tech under the superficial layers including interchangeable soles, quick drying liner and neoprene insoles. The suggested prices for both sneaker and remote control car are listed at €220 and €500 respectively (approximately $343 USD and $779 USD). A list of retailers for the gramSE can be seen at gram-se.com.
Utilizing an all too familiar profile, high fashion designer Raf Simons has re-interpreted the canvas high-top to his liking with these 2008 Spring/Summer sneakers. The midsection of the sneakers are painted black along with a slightly distressed midsole. Also seen are RAF lace locks. Available now at Raf Simons dealers.
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In anticipation of Tim Walker’s upcoming book release Pictures in June, the innovative retail space Dover Street Market has been overtaken with visually stimulating display. Encompassing Walker’s character, the display showcases the elements which has made Tim Walker such a successful photographer and visual engineer.
Japanese mixed martial artist and UCS founder Caol Uno has launched a successful label on the backs of his in-ring performance. While many pieces releasing often shy away from his athletic background, nevertheless new for 2008 fall is a collaborative effort with fleece and sporting brand Champion. Having seen better times in North America including sponsorship of the US Olympic team, Champion has still maintained a decent following in Japan. The tops and bottoms are available for pre-order in three different colors at Cueve.