Aside from the World Cup, the UEFA European Championships are arguably the second greatest international footballing exhibition in the world. The recently kicked-off campaign has become the intense focus of Nike in recent memory with a series of footwear marking the countries taking part in the event. To officially commemorate the tournament itself, Nike has released the Euro 2008 Air Classic BW Premium. The design is simplistic in its own right with a full leather upper highlighted by blue seen on the sole and tongue. Available now at select Nike Quickstrike accounts and at hanon shop.
In a recent interview with Slam X Hype, Japanese hip-hop group Nitro Microphone Underground discusses their involvement in hip-hop and how a Japanese group like themselves fits into the global music landscape. Also, as part of Nike’s 1World collection, they talk about their love of the Air Force 1 and how their design came about on the mosaic camo AF1 seen here. The 1World collection is a series of Air Force 1s which round up numerous individuals of diverse backgrounds to put their spin on a legendary classic.
Street artist and legend KAWS has lent his considerable artistic talent and star presence to several different types of outlets including art galleries and clothing lines. KAWS now sets his sights on print media as he collaborates with i-D magazine for the largest magazine project he has taken on to date. The July issue has KAWS assuming a role much different than just showcasing what he can do with a can of paint. KAWS actually interviews A Bathing Ape empire head Nigo in a conversation that shows what happens when two artistic mavericks have a conversation. Also, the printing job on the magazine is bathed in bright hues that compliment KAWS trademark artwork.
On June 21th, Stussy Honolulu will be hosting a party at Next Door located in Hawaii’s own Chinatown. With DJ Muro (Tokyo) spinning that night, this will be a party to check out.
Next Door (China Town)
43 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
DJ Clark Kent, Mi Gente Clothing, Brooklyn Machine Works, and NYC Freeride collaborated on the design of a custom single speed mountain bike, M.G. Flight 112, for the release of the Nike 112 Pack. The 112 pack consists of an Air Force 1, Air Trainer 1, and Air Max 1, all in black and neon yellow with 3M reflector and elephant print accents. The color of the bike matches that of the 112 pack, with the frame designed by Brooklyn Machine Works, and paint by Mi Gente Clothing. Now you can take flight with the new kicks and ride.