The brainchild of artist Pat Peltier, Bandulu focuses on ‘rejuvenating’ quality vintage pieces through hand-worked details such as intricate hand embroidery. It further demonstrates this ethos of breathing new life into apparel with its Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook, where an assortment of streetwear staples such as hoodies, caps, tees and pants are given thoughtfully applied flicks of paint that accent and certainly brighten up the items without being overwhelming. Check out the rest of the lookbook and the rest of the brand's offerings through the Bandulu website.
Previously seen on its accessories, Givenchy is back with its Bambi-inspired motif that adorns a simple black cotton-jersey tee. This 100% cotton ribbed crew neck features an oversized cut that is relaxed around the sleeves and waist. The Givenchy Black Bambi Print Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt retails for $565 USD at select Givenchy retailers including MR PORTER.
The Japanese fashion scene mourns the loss of Goro Takahashi, the legendary leather and silver craftsman who brought Native American jewelry to the Japanese accessory world and an icon in that regard. He passed away on November 25 and his funeral was held on December 9, leaving the fate of his business and craft to his children.
His designs, inspired by years of living with the Navajo (who aptly named him "Yellow Eagle"), eventually earned him a loyal following among fans as the Harajuku boom began and well after up until his death. goro's, his atelier and the only place where his goods could be purchased was famed for the long lines it produced and the commitment of those waiting; it only stocked what he had made for the day and prospective buyers, limited to 5 at a time, would have to bank on his daily offerings catching their fancy. And even then, staff would still have a final say on a sale depending on if the piece's personality matched with the buyer.
Takahashi's journey began in high school when he was taught leather carving by U.S. troops in Occupied Japan. After that, he was self-taught until he opened his first shop in Aoyama when he was 27. He then made his way across to the States where he learned silver engraving from Native Americans. As the story goes, it was a Sioux medicine man who gave him the name "Yellow Eagle," perhaps the first Japanese person to receive an Indian name.
Upon returning in 1966, he moved his Aoyama shop over to Harajuku where his Native American-inspired designs established his name in the silver accessories industry. They became popular with many of Japan's stars including rock band SMAP's Kimura Takuya. So renowned is his craftsmanship that his works appreciate in value over time and admirers regard them as art and collectors as an investment. While not many will recognize his name outside those truly involved in the Japanese fashion and street scenes, his legacy and respect is unanimous among his fellow peers across Japan.
Though he will certainly be missed by those who respected both the man and his craft, his words about the enduring nature of his trademark medium couldn't ring truer:
“A silver work could last and existed over thousands years, I am very proud to have my work stay in the world even if I had passed away.”
Silas presents its Holiday 2013 collection of apparel and accessories. Featuring many collaborations across the board from apparel to accessories, select items on offer include a long sleeve tee designed with Fergus, a set of gloves with touchscreen compatibility done together with Chester, and a pair of penny loafers from Terrem. You can also expect some winter-friendly original drops from Silas as well including heavy flannel shirts and a black leather jacket. For the complete lineup head over to the Silas website.
Outlier outfits us for winter with this warm 4x4 scarf crafted out of its trademark Merino wool. As the name implies, the scarf measures 4 feet by 4 feet of ribbed Merino that, while more than warm enough for the elements, is still thin enough at 18.9 microns to be managed comfortably. It also has the ability to wick moisture into the core of the fabric, keeping the surface dry so that sweat doesn't build up while you're wearing it. The scarf is offered in your choice of evergreen, black, or medium green at a cost of $98 and is currently available for order through Outlier's webshop.
Influenced by outdoor wear from the '70s and its Celtic heritage, Common People presents its 2014 spring/summer lookbook. Blending clean-cut designs with bright, refreshing colors, the forthcoming collection is geared for the summer months. Technical pieces like the anorak and windbreaker are paired with color block T-shirts and washed denim pants, while blazers and pleated shorts present more formal styling. Elsewhere, historic Celtic knots and crosses adorn button-up shirts, presenting a progressive collection that's inspired by its utilitarian roots. Look out for the collection to be released next year via Common People's online store.
The highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 6 just dropped last week and has already been earning its fair share of rave reviews. This is the 2nd GT title to hit the PlayStation 3 -- it's also available for PlayStation 4 -- and commemorates the series' 15th anniversary, for which the award-winning racing simulator has included among its features "Vision Gran Turismo," a festival showcasing a lineup of concept cars developed by various companies just for the game including Air Jordan, Nike and Red Bull and why not, the chance to cruise the moon with a Lunar Rover. GT 6 currently retails for $60 USD over at select retailers including online through Amazon.
Sharing a peek at its upcoming projects for 2014, South Korean label IISE has released a lookbook video for the fall/winter 2014 season. Drawing inspiration from the creativity and culture of Seoul, the video showcases IISE's upcoming accessory collection against the city landscape, with a unique soundtrack that pulls inspiration from Korean culture and the city's own beat and pace. Check out the video above and head over to IISE's online store to purchase pieces from its latest collection.
When it comes to any basketball sneaker, support and performance is definitely key. Keeping that in mind are the folks over at Ekito who have just unleashed two brand new colorways for their Breakaway model. With both an Orange/Black and Teal/Black color scheme gracing their fine tuned silhouette, all of you sneakerheads can head over to their website right now to place your orders for that is the only place that these joints will be available. With both shoes retailing at $129.95, will you be adding these to your on court arsenal? Check out some additional angles after the jump and be sure to drop us a line in the comments section below.
Extending its foray into the automotive world, iconic streetwear label BAPE has outfitted Jon Olsson's Lamborghini Aventador with its signature First Camo print. Overhauling the luxurious car with arctic camo, the two door coupe boasts a twelve cylinder engine, Liberty Walk LB Performance aerodynamic kit and Innotech Performance Exhaust system, while its suicide doors design and spoiler adds extra boldness to the striking vehicle. Rounded out with a detachable ski box, the BAPE x Lamborghini Arctic Camo Aventador is one hell of a way to travel during the winter months. Check out more of Olsson's unique rides here.
By now, it should come as no surprise when a revived model of a popular Nike Basketball shoe surfaces. In retooling its design, we’d like to introduce all of you sneakerheads to the Nike Hyperquickness 2014. Sporting a sleek lightweight build, Nike replaced the Zoom Air Cushioning from the previous model with the lighter LunarLon midsole. Aside from its new build, the shoe has also had its name shortened as well. Check out another look after the jump and be sure to keep checking with SneakerFiles for more info.
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Upon serving as the base for Nike’s latest collaboration with Stussy, the Nike SB Trainerendor is showing no signs of slowing down. Now available, courtesy of exclusive Nike SB retailer Premier, is this “Olive” colorway that comes fully equipped with a clean olive upper with black accents and a white sole. Though these come housed in a Nike SB box, there is no mention of the shoes ACG affiliation except for the triangular logo about the tongue. Read on after the jump for some detailed shots and be sure to head over to Premier to place your orders.
Photos via Premier
Fans of Stampd's unique aesthetic can now have their place smelling like the brand thanks to its new Grenade candles. Designed and made in the U.S., the wax candles are offered in Stampd's signature colors of black and white. Priced at $40 USD each, the candles are available now from Stampd's online store.
Following rose gold and steel colorway editions, Hublot has unveiled the Big Bang Zegg and Cerlatti watch in yellow gold. Debuted at the Monte Carlo Christmas Ball on December 7, this chronograph features an 18K gold case with hits of matte black, alongside a matching yellow gold tone-on-tone calfskin strap. Carlo Cerlati centered the design of this series of watches around his partner Tina Zegg -- a leading figure in luxury watchmaking based in Monaco. The design aesthetic pays tribute to strong women with an elegant yet refined body that measures at 41mm in diameter. The tone-on-tone mirror-polished dial sees subtle branding, three separate dials and raised numbers to round out a luxurious look. Created exclusively for Zegg & Cerlati boutiques - Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Ischgl, Austria and Samnaun, Switzerland - this timepiece is limited to just 50 pieces.
Japanese denim label KYUTEN celebrates its unique craftsmanship with the Washi Denim Tailored Collar Jacket. Inspired by Japan's heritage in tailoring, KYUTEN looks to the unique fiber of Washi and its traditional hand-made aesthetics in its latest offering. The lightweight blazer is a warm, heat-retaining piece that's fitting for the winter season, yet breathable enough for the summer months. Simple yet meticulously made, the jacket's special texture will allow for character to develop over time. Priced at ¥100,000 JPY (approximately $970 USD), the KYUTEN Washi Denim Tailored Collar Jacket is available in indigo, black or grey from KYUTEN's Japan outposts.
At the fourth and final installment of Heineken's 2013 campaign, #Heineken100, illustrious street artist Eric Haze delivers a piece titled "Keeping it 100" - an art piece made up of 100 canvases that come together to form the Heineken star. Following its debut at this year's Art Basel Miami, the piece will be broken up and shared among the 100 influencers and participators of the #Heineken100 campaign. Here, Eric Haze sits down with Chris Gibbs of UNION to talk about what he created for the art project, and how the DIY aesthetics of graffiti still continues to influence his artistic approach today.
With its holiday "Art Pop" collection set to drop soon, XLARGE has released a look at its XLARGE x Keith Haring "Camo Dog" Backpack series. Using a sleek and simple bag silhouette, the series introduces two fresh colorways that incorporate Keith Haring's dog-motif atop a camouflage print. With the first bag displaying the print throughout the bag body, the second variation offers more subtlety and features the print within the bag lining and across the back panel. Finished with branding details, peep the bags above and look for the series to drop at XLARGE retailers December 14.
Levi's® Vintage Clothing presents its 'Boom Town' collection for the Holiday 2013 season. Inspired by the Motown musical movement of the 1960s, the collection is modeled on the distinct style of the city that started it, Detroit, and the influence of musical pioneers of the time such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes and others.
And since most of those snapping up the selection of shirts, jackets, bottoms and accessories from Boom Town might not have been around yet during the '60s, Levi's has also put together a short film to give us a feel of Detroit and the music scene back then. For the collection itself, check it out over at the Levi's® Vintage Clothing website.
Acne Studios offers up these wild Black Iridescent Patent Oil Slick Derbys as part of its Fall/Winter 2013 footwear collection. The shoes feature an iridescent treatment in hues of green and purple across the upper with light creasing and abrasions to give it a worn-in look. The rough aesthetic extends to the collar, which has been purposefully left unfinished. The stacked brown sole offers a refined contrast to the raw finish of the shoe's upper. SSENSE has them now for $610 USD.
From the looks of this grey/green/purple Nike KD VI colorway, the KD line appears to be stealing a page from LeBrons book. Seeing as how the LeBron XI has revived a few older color motifs, the Nike KD VI could possibly be revisiting one of is most popular color palettes. Despite not being a complete duplicate, these joints sport a potent mixture of concord, crimson and green about its grey based build. While we are still waiting to see whether or not the folks over at Nike actually attach the “Nerf” nickname to these joints, we do have a few more looks for all of you sneakerheads to check out after the jump. Give them all a look and be sure to stay tuned to SneakerFiles for more.
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