Emanating from the same Silas & Maria group that has produced a wealth of successful projects and groups, Will Sweeney’s latest 2008 ALAKAZAM! summer collection can be seen here. The adventurous graphics are inspired by B-grade horror flicks, each possessing their very own plot and storyline. A list of stockists for ALAKAZAM can be seen here.
Here is a look at Orisue’s 2008 Summer Look Book. The majority of the collection are made up of tees suited for the summer with many designs inspired by iconic figures (Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson) and cartoons (School House Rocks). Aside from these tees, there are also some cut and sew pieces including v-necks, shorts, pants, and outerwear. Available now at shoporisue.com.
In a run-up to the Beijing Olympics, adidas will launch the AZX project. Utilizing the ZX as the collection of choice, 26 different collaborations are on the way from some of the world’s most respected sneaker shops and entities. Although little is known in the form of which ZX shoe will be paired with which store, a preview includes collaborators including Huf, ACU, Neighborhood, Bodega, Foot Patrol, Livestock, Goodfoot, UNDFTD, Major and Rivington Club. Stay tuned for more details.
As part of some of Japan’s most well-known skaters/bikers in T19 and realmad HECTIC, YOPS has announced the debut of their instructional DVD set, Fixed Gear Bike “First Step”. With a strong fixed gear culture in Japan, T19 and the HECTIC crew make formidable teachers as they ride you through back riding, skids, back circles, lift ups and wheelies. As this represents Chapter 1, we expect a full out series on the way down the road.
BTNC (Beatnic) will be releasing the second installment of their New Era hat releases planned for this year at the end of July. The first, which was a Gucci inspired number, sold out in mere minutes, and this release should be no different. The three hats are inspired by the world wide sporting phenomenon, the Olympics. The gold, silver, and bronze embroidered BTNC logos are designed to resemble the coveted medals that are awarded to athletes in acknowledgment of their excellent performances on the grandest of stages. These will be released at BTNC in Fullerton, CA and they will be available on their online store beatniconline.com for those that are not in the area at the time.