Monthly Archives: January 2012

Drug Store Beams Collection

BEAMS is a multifaceted fashion giant in Tokyo, catering predominantly for the casual wear segment. Within their company, they established bpr BEAMS back in 1992 to tackle non-fashion related products. Now, bpr BEAMS is launching an exciting new line dubbed, DRUG STOREBEAMS. The concept of this line is to create tongue in cheek stationery goods with a medical theme. It’s premiere products revolve around the idea of ‘Grotesque but Cute’, where eyeballs, brain, bones, heart and other medical equipments are transformed into pens, key chains, highlighter markers and stress balls. This line is definitely experimental, however it should find its niche in the diverse Japanese market. All of the products are available at BEAMS stores Japan wide right now.

Vans 2012 Autumn Winter Collection Preview

On display at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin, Vans recently presented a comprehensive glimpse into its forthcoming Autumn Winter 2012 collection. Notable amidst the range of Authentic, Era, and Sk8 Hi silhouettes, an amalgam of Hawaiian floral prints and understated Navajo patterns are mocked up in bold chromatic hues and tones. Distressed canvas aesthetics maintain a strong presence while further application of the unique patterns are seen across a range of snapback hats and backpacks. Affirming its ability to blend modern prints and timeless silhouettes, the Vans Autumn Winter 2012 range will be offered later this year through select stockists worldwide.

 

Alexander McQueen Skull iPad Case

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Alexander McQueen designed an iPad holder for Spring 2012 just in time to celebrate Apple’s highest grossing Q1 in tech history.

Made of genuine black leather, the case has a double interior lining for protection and uses a gold-plated skull snap closure complemented with Swarovski crystals for its eyes. The Alexander McQueen iPad Holder is now available through The normal McQueen stockists.

Adidas Grand Prix Vintage

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Spotted at the recent Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin was this Adidas Originals Grand Prix. Originally debuting in 1970, the low-profile sneaker was popular among tennis pros, who favoured the shoe for its comfortable leather upper, soft textile lining and molded rubber midsole. This upcoming style features a classic white-based colourway with royal blue accents and suede toe. Borrowing a page from the Swoosh playbook, the shoe is given a vintage treatment with prominent yellowing at the midsole. Look for the Grand Prix to release as part of Adidas Originals’ Autumn Winter 2012 collection.

The Generic Man x Comme Des Garcons SHIRT Hunting Lo Sneakers

Three new The Generic Man kicks for the Comme Des Garcons SHIRT line. The Hunting Lo silhouettes get a reboot in three beautiful leathers. Simply designed and shaped in Europe. These work with just about any look. Choose from brown, green and black.

CREEP by Hiroshi Awai Autumn Winter 2012 Lookbook

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Canadian-based Japanese designer Hiroshi Awai unveils his 2012 fall/winter collection. Taking into consideration themes of workwear with subtle changes in detailing and construction, CREEP by Hiroshi Awai offers a refreshing take on utilitarian and traditional fashion. Utilizing neutral tones interspersed with more bold colors like red and green.

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Head Porter Plus x UBIQ “Dot” Collection

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Head Porter Plus and UBIQ link up for a follow-up collection after an initial partnership back in late 2011. Utilizing a basic high-top cupsole model, a polka dot motif is applied through several colors with availability soon in early February at atmos.

Clarks Originals x Oi Polloi Unicorn Leather Wallabee Pack

Clarks and Oi Polloi have continued their work together with creative directors Steve Sanderson and Nigel Lawson creating their own interpretation of the iconic Wallabee. Maintaining the timeless aesthetic of the shoe they applied a special material, a “Unicorn Leather”, the name given to elk hides by the specialized tannery that produces them. The finish is supple and is highlighted by individual marks and defects, the “Unicorn Leather” is also dyed with aniline and tumbled for up to 12 hours to create the unique look. Produced in Dijon and Wasabi colorways, the Clarks Originals x Oi Polloi Unicorn Leather Wallabee Pack is available now

CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star Hi & Ox – Motorcycle Leather Jacket

The collaboration last Spring between CONVERSE and outerwear specialist Schott New Yorkintroduced Motorcycle Leather Jacket, a Chuck Taylor off shoot derived from Schott’s famous leather motorcycle jacket. And while the model proved to be immensely popular, it was exclusive toCONVERSE First String retail outlets only. This Spring, CONVERSE will introduce the model once again. While Schott will not take part in this release, the Motorcycle Leather Jacket still features the same genuine leather upper, full zip adornment around the eyelet, and offset stitch work. Comes in high or low (oxford) variants, both are available in black leather. There is also the brown leather edition, though only comes in oxford design.

Planet of the Apes Print Series

Austin, Texas’s Mondo has linked up with artists Rich Kelly, Jason Edmiston, Phantom City Creative, Florian Bertmer, Martin Ansin and Ken Taylor for a series of limited edition Planet of the Apes posters. Released yesterday as a set and then again today individually, the exclusive prints display a unique take on the movie posters that originally promoted the classic film franchise. Spanning from 1968′s Planet of the Apes to 1973′s Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the entire run of exclusive prints was scooped up by fans of the franchise in a matter of minutes.