As the architects behind some of the world’s most stunning retailers, Japan’s design firm Wonderwall has been responsible for an eclectic mix of shopping experiences from Bape, to APC and Louis Vuitton. Together with Japan’s quintessential bag makers Porter, the two have produced some architecturally relevant products such as a blueprint case and drawing case. Available now at allbeams.com.
For Japanese stylist Ryoji Honma, the creation of his brand 2-tacs was on the basis that his brand concept would embody two tactics. The re-use of old vintage styles coupled with a stylistic re-reinterpretation can be seen over many of 2-tacs products. Teaming up with Porter, the two have produced items including a messenger bag and denim. An interesting concept on the denim is the inclusion of built-in denim pouch. Available now via allbeams.com.
Seen over a few different instances over the last year, a new batch of the massive Original Fake Kaws Companion vinyl is set to release. The 4 foot toy will reemerge tomorrow at kawsone.com, however US domestic orders only. Questions regarding this item can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to celebrate and promote the upcoming 2008 Olympic in Beijing, Nike stepped up to the plate big time, literally, by projecting images of some of China’s greatest athletes onto the sides of the new CCTV government building in Beijing. Designed by Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, the building represents China’s rapid progress and its bright future. Nike chose the perfect medium for this campaign as it showcases China’s athleticism with a very symbolic backdrop.
Bape’s legacy has very much been built on the success of its t-shirt collection. From the early hand printed t-shirts to the enormous empire Nigo has developed, there still stands a strong allegiance to the brands sometimes simple logos and graphics. In this latest release set for the weekend at Bape Hong Kong, look for an assortment of tees to drop. Ranging from rather childish renditions of Baby Milo, to more iconic uses of camo, a diverse range is available starting this Saturday.
Bape Hong Kong
#10 Ground Floor
Queens Road, Central
Nike Vandal, born in 1984 as the successor to the Nike Air Force 1, is coming out with a new design this year named Nike Vandal High Supreme EX. The shoe comes in all black with spike-like texture covering the entire shoe. It has a tremendous amount of great details including a gold trim around the Nike Swoosh on the side, an ankle strap with gold rings and an embroidered Nike logo, and a tan-colored bottom sole again with gold accents. With the combination of black and gold and the use of different textures, this pair of shoes definitely rules supreme in the world of sneakers. Available on June 6th at Atmos Tokyo.