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Maiden Noir 2008 Fall/Winter Collection September Releases
It seems as though the 2008 fall/winter season has been the next step for so many brands as Maiden Noir is among the few to put forth a truly strong outing. Their occult graphics and their cut&sew program
have been no slouch in the past but this collection really pushes the boundaries of this particular industry. With quality comes price and the acquisition of these may be fit mostly for the recession-proof.
Without regressing into a “I could have designed those debate”, there’s something fragment design has consistently done by creating something out of virtually nothing. Although the fragment design Chuck Taylors are still one of the best things to ever come out of the footwear collaboration aspect of fragment design, there is something of great interest in these Tennis Classics.
After numerous pre-release leaks, mis-appropriated sample pictures the final product is finally unveiled. The JAGS print has been dominant for The Hundreds as of late make its way onto numerous applications and definitely combines nicely on a luggage medium.
Always a sucker for the combination of fashion and technology, OriginalFake’s penchant for Gore-Tex is something worth checking out each season. This long coat is among one of their most memorable non-graphical pieces as of late and we feel it really represents the brand’s ability to offer a strong diversity in their products whether it be t-shirts or toys to cable knit sweaters and technical jackets.
Although the ability to wear many of these creations may require a great deal of effort to pull them off properly, the initiative in itself deserves a highlighting as Nike has involved a series of children to design some of Nike’s signature models to benefit their own Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The initial fundraising auction garnered a great deal of interest as lots of Tiger Woods’ signed shoes went on the block.
The subject of many inspirations and replications, the Danner Moutain Light is in itself a testament to the lasting effects of mountaineering fashion. The pronoucned profile features a suede upper which based on some quick Googling seems an exclusive to Danner Japan (as are SOPHNET. collaborations etc). Although other Mountain Lights seem to have a Gore-Tex membrane as a standard feature, these seem almost twice as expensive just for the suede upper.
Content with keeping things within the Asian/China region, Subcrew has in itself a massive market in China to tackle which they’ve been approaching feverishly. With much of their focus involving their
trademark mesh caps, it’s a no brainer to continue the trend to mark their latest Unity store opening.
New York shows once again why it’s so effin’ crazy as the video for the summer race Bomb Down Broadway got released over the week. With simple get A to B rules and cash at the end, let the shit hit the fan and sort it out after. It’s always good to see these back to basics events which attract a world of fun and authenticity.
Not sure how I feel regarding Nike’s return to the “McFly” colorway so soon after the release of the Hyperdunk which was by many accounts one of the most highly received sneaker releases for a performance shoe in a long time. I’ve always been on the fence regarding wearing “too performance” orientated shoes outside of their designed-medium but I’m sure for many this colorway is too symbolic to pass up.
Roc Star’s Ato Matsumo sneaker meets Nike Blazer seems to be quite the hit as the brand takes a basketball-like silhouette and beefs it up alongside some clean colorways. An interesting release from the younger Roc Star brand as its sister brands Masterpiece and HECTIC rarely produce footwear.