The Takahiro Miyashita and Kazuki Kuraishi spear-headed Levi’s Lefty Jean diffusion label present some interesting re-workings of Levi’s iconic denim jacket. Some strong references to the brand’s signature styles can be seen via the waist pockets and their arcrutes while a traditional button-closure is switched out in favor of a zipper. Three versions are available in either indigo or off white. Available now at LEVI’S E-SHOP.
Was going to put this after the flip in the last post on Givenchy bags, but with the industrial gold clasp and the double wide width, it’s too fancy to not get its own front-page shine. One more on the next page.
Sick of the whole plushie trend whereby everything from shoes to key chains gets covered with teddy bear fur? I’m so 100 percent not! This whole collection of “Plush Kitty” Reebok sneakers [UPDATE: it’s a collabo with Hello Kitty] is spectacular, but the pink ones are next level in their deep decadence. Available, natch, in Japan at Atmos. More looks on next page.
Today we come across an article over at WWD, announcing an upcoming collaboration between Supreme and K-Swiss.
“Brendon Babenzien, creative director of streetwear label Supreme and former men’s director at Earnest Cut & Sew, has teamed up with K-Swiss to design a series of vintage-inspired athletic clothing collections. The first line, a tennis collection, was inspired by Martin Elliott’s iconic “Tennis Girl” photograph. “I always loved that photo,” said Babenzien, who hosted a party in Tokyo on Friday to celebrate the upcoming launch of the collection. “It reminded me of the girls I grew up with.”
Babenzien said he wanted to incorporate a nostalgic feeling into the collection, as he believes all modern athletic clothing to be “really, really ugly.” The Brendon Babenzien for K-Swiss California Tennis Co. collection will be available exclusively at the K-Swiss Harajuku store and select Beams boutiques across Japan, beginning in mid-November. The line includes graphic T-shirts (6,300 yen, or $77.62), nylon Windbreakers (23,100 yen, or $284.60), polo shirts (13,440 yen, or $165.58), sweatshirts (18,900 yen, or $232.85), and a cap (6,090 yen, or $75.03). The second installation of the collaboration, a running line, is slated to launch for next spring, and will have limited distribution in the U.S. and Europe.”
At this point we are not sure if the collection will actually be Supreme branded or is a direct collaboration with Brendon Babenzien. The title and the following article over at WWD do not really make that clear. We will of course keep you posted!
After a whirlwind of launch events and releases, artist KAWS finally brings his newest creation “home” for a final release. On sale now at his own personal KAWSONE.com online store, is the KAWS Tweety statuette, the latest addition to the OriginalFake apparel and toy line. Homage to the androgynous looking Looney Tunes caricature, Tweety, the feathery companion to Granny’s retained his original canary yellow coat, as well as KAWS’ touch of matte black. Both promptly feature KAWS’ “X” eyes, along with a movable posture in covering their eyes. Both available in very limited quantity at KAWSONE online store. And despite his high pitch voice, curled eye lashes, and bright blue eyes, Tweety is a boy.
Everyone is in excitedly awaiting the arrival of the Lanvin for H&M collection. The fact that everything is being kept so top secret only adds to the anticipation. In the video we showed you recently they even blurred the clothes on the models, but now we finally get a look at what is to come. I’m not a fan of the picture itself, but the clothes definitely look promising. Can’t wait to see more!
Japanese label hobo has just released their fall/winter range for this year. Amongst the releases are these Cylinder Boa Boots, available in black, brown and beige. Each filled with a warming white lining, each boot has intricate stitched detailing and a suede upper. Perhaps the most prominent feature is the thick, natural rubber sole which sits raw, below the boot.