JOURNAL

  • TROUBLED LAND / ORANGE, CALIFORNIA

    16 January 2017

    Some of our good friends put together a social gathering/art exposé in the city of Orange this past Friday the 13th. An unruly mix of artistic, fashionable, and skate youngsters covered the mainstay socializing and examining the visuals on display at 1224 N. Tustin. The event held a duration of seven hours ending off with live music from a local band to end the night.

  • BORN FREE 9 / SILVERADO CANYON, CALIFORNIA

    03 January 2017

    It feels like it was just yesterday that we took part in Born Free 8, now we're back at it again along with a few others for the 9th annual Born Free Show in Silverado Canyon, California. Check the flyer below or simply head over to BornFreeShow.com for additional information. The shows still several months away, but slots fill up quick, so make sure you grab your tickets to the show soon. We may have something in store with the guys of Born Free this year as well.


  • DSM X NSW AIR FORCE 1 30TH ANNIVERSARY / FOUR YEARS LATER

    21 December 2016

    In 2012 Nike Sportswear celebrated the 30th anniversary of the iconic Air Force 1. This year Nike created a variety of unique hybrid models infusing modern tech into a more timeless approach, which gave birth to highly anticipated partnerships as well as the "All-White" Lunar Force 1. One of those timeless partnerships was with Dover Street Market London. The NSW challenged its design team with an idea of the exploration of monumental sport moments, in which the team geared toward the year 1948. The year spawned the return of global competitive sports which was on a major hiatus at that time. The team drew their attention to the Manchesterian made fabric "Ventile." Initially applied to immersion suits, Ventile, is a woven fabric that is naturally waterproof and windproof with an impeccable resistance to tearing and fire – ideal in survival situations.

    The resilient material allows for less component parts in the Air Force 1, providing a slimmer look and feel to the wearer while an innovative cushioning system allows for more flexibility throughout the sole. A Tyvek tongue tab marked with 17-18, the street number of Comme des Garcons’ London Dover Street Market location, is a nod to the race day numbers worn by competitive runners.

    Here's a look at a pair of the White version from the two color ways from the  collaborative partnership between DSM and NSW after four years of consistent wear and tear.


      
  • PARK-ING GINZA / TOKYO

    09 December 2016

    During our stay in Japan we took a little trip to Ginza to check out Hiroshi Fujiwara's new retail concept shop, PARK-ING GINZA. The retail/cafe space, located on sub-basement level(s) within the Sony Building on the Sukiyabashi intersection in Tokyo. Spanning two floors, bonjour records and Café de Ropé take residency on level B3 while the latter floor (B4) inhabits a series of pop-up installations by Levi's, W)Taps/FPAR, Undercover's Mad Store, retaW, Medicom, Nike, and Denim by Vanquish & fragment.

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