Archive for March, 2007
Vanessa and Angela Simmons the daughters of Rev. Run launched a new line of footwear under the branch of Run Athletics called Pastry Footwear. The initial line, The Cake Collection debuted on March 25th. Each shoe will have a tube of lipgloss attached to it, with its scent/color coordinated to the shoe’s theme. The footwear will be packaged in boxes bound with satin ribbon, ala a pastry purchase. The sneakers all come in very colorful themes and have a nice simple silhouette and feature the open air cushion. Let’s see how this line will do in the future! We have not spotted it yet in stores! Via Nitrolicious.
Edwin Japan has released now their 503 model incorporating Gore Windstopper material. Little innovation has been done with denim and in most cases it was always the denim produced in the most classic ways, appreciated the most. But we find it pretty interesting to see brands also take other directions.
The 503 Gore Windstopper is marketed in Japan as biker pants, which also makes perfectly sense! On a rainy and windy day, these will certainly make your life more comfortable.
We have reported about this project before and shown you the New Balance 574 Hungry Dragon series as well as the Yoropiko denim done in collaboration with New Balance for this special project.
Overall only 50 sets of the special denim pants and jackets have been created and they are all being auctioned off via eBay.
A special website has been created for the project. You can now look at all the products of the project, read up on the backgrounds of the project and the designers involved.
Here you see the new Nike Free 5.0 V2 Premium Dots featuring a multicolor dots design all over the sneaker. Definitely a nice sneaker with grey breathable mesh material and otherwise all white. Perfect colors for Spring/Summer this year. Also a perfect match for your Louis Vuitton Multicolor pieces.
Here you see the Fall/Winter 2007 preview of Admiral footwear. When you think you have seen it all, it always amazes us to see people come up with new ideas. The button closure looks pretty nice and gives the sneakers a upscale and premium feel. That together with warm materials and dark colorways makes a nice winter sneaker for sure, that looks different than what everybody else has on his/her feet.
Fusshop introduces Saviour into their store, a brand founded by two English designers based in Sydney. The brand takes most of its inspiration from British Music & Culture. In their Spring/Summer 2007 collection that continues and they present collaboration tees with Banksy, The Stones Roses & The Smiths to name a few.
Slowly we are getting to the point were you really find any sort of accessory for your sneakers. We have showed you several different kinds of sneaker bling bling by brands such as Greedy Genius, Homeroom and other companies out there, Starks NY takes a different road and presents nice laces to make your sneakers look more fly.
They just dropped their latest designs. Three new styles taking inspiration from Gucci and Jordan. These look best on a simple pair of all white sneakers!
Stussy worked together with photographer Josh Cheuse. On April 21rst Stussy Books will drop a book featuring Josh Cheuse pictures called Rockers Galore. The book will feature never seen before images of Joe Strummer, Beastie Boys, The Specials and more.
Supreme, the iconic New York Skateboard brand, does not stop to surprise us and has another nice collaboration aligned for this year. At first I expected some strange futuristic model by Oakley and was not too excited, but then again with Supreme you can be pretty sure that they do everything well that they touch and so it is with this project as well.
“The Oakley Frogskins were first released in 1986 and quickly became a symbol of that decade’s surf and skate culture. Worn by legend Tom Carrol, Frogskins epitomized the surf lifestyle.
In 1975, Jim Jannard started Oakley in his garage lab with $300 and the idea of making products that work better and look better than anything else out there. His first success came in the form of a new motorcycle hand grip with a unique tread and rider-friendly shape. Top pros took notice of the product’s “Unobtainium” material that actually increased grip as the rider sweats. Next up for the motocross market was Jannard’s wildly successful O Frame goggle, with its lens curved into a perfect arched cylinder to give riders a clear and wide peripheral view. Many versions of eyewear followed and today, world-class cyclists such as Greg LeMond, Lance Armstrong, and Scott Tinley demand the performance and protection offered by Oakley products.
This spring, Supreme will introduce four new colorways and one custom Supreme pattern of the classic Frogskins sunglasses. For the first time in Oakley’s history, the brand revitalized and put to use the original Frogskins mold for this very special project.”
You can be sire to find a colorway in the range that you want to have. A really nice package, coming with a custom Supreme pouch and strap. The sunglasses will be released worldwide this April.
Tretorn is a Swedish athletic company founded in 1891. After having become quite the boring brand in terms of image, they finally got more creative again and launch since a few months now very interesting new sneakers and collaborations. The most recent one is with Acne Jeans, a Swedish designer collective, that is being very successful with their clothing line, mainly their denim.
As an on-going collaboration, they now launched the first models. This is what Acne has to say about the collaboration.
“Tretorn is a strong part of our upbringing and our legacy as Swedish designers,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Jeans. “This is why we feel so honored to be working with them on this project. Conceptually we have a very similar approach to design, and feel that clean lines and authenticity are of absolute importance in everything that we produce.”
Here some info on the inspiration and design of the first series that just dropped.
“The result of their much-anticipated teamwork is an update on fellow Swede Bjorn Borg’s classic ’70s tennis shoes, now deemed the Acne Jeans Stroll Mid Canvas and Acne Jeans Stroll Low Canvas. This still court and city friendly creation, available in both low top and mid-size and in four bold but basic colors (electric blue, navy, white, and black), was additionally inspired by an unexpected source an old Chinese military sneaker dug out of vintage store in New York. Oxford shirt material lines the interior of the shoe, one of the many finer swipes of detail along with distinctive eyelets that make these shocking-blue unisex kicks stand out in a crowd.” Via Refinery.