JOURNAL

  • BLENDS LOOKS / ESKE

    18 April 2017

    Yesterday we met up with our friend from Canada to show him around Downtown Los Angeles. Eske is a designer from from Toronto who operates his own label dubbed Index, an eccentric series of garments inspired by Eastern silhouettes infused with modular design. Eske and his co-partner Waley Gao operate Index and incorporates a certain uniqueness in his design aesthetic with Index and expands it to customization services of ready-to-wear garments for special clientele.

    Style details:
    Rings / Number (N)ine, Sym Adornments, Locamaria, Dualflow
    Hat / Undercover Shirt / Custom T-Shirt / 1KCorp
    Bottoms / Index / Bag / Head Porter
     Sneakers / NikeLab x Acronym 

  • A CELEBRATION OF URBAN EXPLORATION WITH ADIDAS X ESTEVAN ORIOL X BRIAN WILLETTE X COLE YOUNGER / PAST EMPOWERS FUTURE / LOS ANGELES, CA

    10 April 2017

    This past weekend we had the opportunity to team up with adidas Originals and world renowned Los Angeles-based photographers Estevan Oriol, Brian Willette and Cole Younger along with fifteen local up-and-comers. The project was to showcase the city and the new NMD V2 models through the eyes of each photographer. Estevan Oriol toured us through the City of Angels as he took us to iconic destinations within the Downtown region where each photographer was challenged to create works of art to be showcased at the Photo Gallery Saturday evening. The late-night photo mob resulted in a beautiful series curated by Estevan Oriol. 

    We wanted to give a big thank you to the folks at adidas Originals for putting together such a creatively inspiring sequence of events and the talented photographers who participated in the celebration of the newest NMD silhouettes.

    Scroll down to view the visual recap below:

  • ADIDAS RONIN CITY SOCK 2 IN-STORE ACTIVATION / BLENDS LOS ANGELES

    05 April 2017

     To jumpstart the launch of adidas' City Sock 2 Ronin Pack (launching tomorrow) the brand set us up with a really cool visual installation at our Downtown Los Angeles location to better highlight the new Boost™ backed silhouette. An installation that ties together the global campaign for the latest NMD silhouettes. In conjunction with the launch of the new series we have also teamed up with adidas Originals, Estevan Oriol, Brian Willette and Cole Younger on an NMD Photo Gallery experience somewhere in Los Angeles. An event where folks can socialize, view photos taken by the listed artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments while listening to some sounds provided by a special guest DJ.

    Be sure to RSVP at the link below to join in on the happenings this Saturday. Further event details will be enclosed in your confirmation e-mail post RSVP sign up.

    Adidas Originals and Blends presents:
    An Immersive #NMD Photo Gallery Experience in Los Angeles
     
    Curated by:
    Estevan Oriol
     
    Featuring:
    Brian Willette & Cole Younger along with 15 LA street photographers
     
    Join us this Saturday, April 8th, as we host a special #NMD experience through the lens of renowned photographers Estevan Oriol, Brian Willette and Cole Younger along with featured photographic works by fifteen undisclosed Los Angeles based street photographers.
     
    Music provided by a special guest DJ and complimentary refreshments
     
    RSVP HERE:

     

  • SUSTAINABILITY MEETS REVOLUTIONARY / ARTHUR HUANG FOR NIKELAB

    04 April 2017

    NikeLab enlists CEO of Miniwiz, Arthur Huang, in crafting a truly unique packaging system for the latest Air Max 1 Flyknit Royal. Huang, who is both architect and structural engineer revisions a more sustainable approach to the shoe’s packaging utilizing post-consumer materials and reproduced from a single process Polypropylene without added chemicals. The shoe’s box allows it to be used as a stackable, interlocking component for display or a unique storage system. “These are all intentional features and qualities which revolve around the intent of every Miniwiz product — reducing the impact on the environment in every way it can,” notes Huang. “In this case, we’re adding features and efficiency to an existing product (shoe boxes) and by re-using non-virgin materials in a sustainable and responsible way.” –– Furthermore the shoe’s box can also serve in a variety of user essential multi-purpose needs, including a hardshell knapsack to name one unique functionality.

    The NikeLab Air Max 1 Flyknit Royal will be available this Thursday, April 6th, in-store at Blends Costa Mesa and Larchmont Village.

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