Bringing to the table a wealth of experience in numerous fields, Hong Kong’s Know1edge has flourished season to season with a line that has consistently been making its mark. Their minute details rarely go unnoticed and seem to be the basis for many of their designs which ultimately bring everything together to create an extremely pleasing package. Their 2008 summer collection seen here delves deeply into the use of patterns. Among our favorites this season is the denim which includes contrasting denim against the main use of raw denim and multi-colored selvedge. Available now at select retailers and 8five2.
In a sneaker collaboration born out of a lack of sufficient sneaker offerings for core metal heads, The Hooves has teamed up with Gravis on this latest collaboration. Designed by metal producer Nick Raskulinecz, the sneaker aims to capture the metal lifestyle as it features a deathly black leather upper, red pentagram lining and skeletal blood stained insole. Available later this month with pre-orders currently accepted at hoovesarmy.com.
In a fruitful career in the fashion world that spanned 45 years, French designer Yves Saint Laurent has passed away at the age of 71. Exploding onto the scene at the age of 21, Saint Laurent would enjoy great success for many years. Once considered taboo in womens fashion gained wide acceptability with the inception of designs and ideas from the legendary French designer. The passing of YSL represents a huge loss to the fashion world.
Source: NY Times
This past Saturday was the opening of the new HUF store in the Fairfax area in Los Angeles. The store’s decor which includes the plywood blocky furniture is much inspired by Huf’s roots – skateboarding. The store carries only HUF branded products including t-shirts, denim, caps and jackets.
HUF Los Angeles
410 N. Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Inspired by famous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven, Ludwig’s concept and theme involve the same dynamic qualities and refinement which firmly cemented Beethoven within the history of music. With a goal to help usher in a new era in street wear, Ludwig is marked by sparing but bold graphics and high quality cut and sew. Their 2008 spring/summer collection’s marquee pieces include a rip-stop nylon windbreaker, M-65 hoodie and gingham button-up shirt to go alongside graphic tees. Available now at select stockists.
Michael Lau’s upcoming personal exhibition, CSBOOTH15 has been announced. The perennial star of the vinyl world has seen his work recently included in a pair of Nike Blazers designed in conjunction with the Chinese BMX Federation. No word yet on what CSBOOTH 15 will have in store for fans and admirers a-like.
July 5th – July 6th
11/F., Lok’s Industrial Building
204 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, Quarry Bay