Opened on September 13, the POOL aoyama concept store is located inside the former indoor pool of an old apartment building from the 1970s, in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. In addition to the shop, there is also a seasonal space called “The Temporary at the POOL” which is hosting Tetsu Nishiyama as this season’s director, who will be creating products inspired by the theme “OLIVE.” Within the interior of the store is a clear partition between shop space, which features a plexiglass floor, and the seasonal space, which is segregated by way of a vine-covered wall. The POOL aoyama concept store can be found at the address below.
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Following the World Sneaker Championship, PENSOLE has partnered with adidas for the Earn Your Stripes program. This three week design program focuses on finding and developing the next generation of adidas footwear designers. 15 creatives in the fields of footwear design, CMF and 3D digital design will work with adidas and D’Wayne Edwards as part of this one of a kind experience. These are their stories.
Monday: Day 6
For two days, Material Designer/Developer Suzette Henry, owner of MLAB, gave the class a crash course on the world of materials both natural and synthetic. Every product has a hierarchy coined as “The Hero” within a design. This is the one particular material that defines and showcases a design to its full potential. Working in tandem with our CMD (color/material designer) is crucial to a successful cohesive product line in order to tell a deeper story to the consumer.
KRINK and Modernica have joined forces for a unique collaborative project in the form of a furniture piece. The understated yet elegant chair incorporates aspects from both entities as the iconic silhouette utilizes the classic KRINK silver palette. Upon closer inspection, we find individual strands of fiberglass on the main body, which hold the silver-pigments to produce an ever-changing aesthetic — depending on the light and perspective. Moving down, the piece is finished with solid walnut dowels, black wire and a KRINK logo embossed on a silver plate. Handmade in America, the chair is now available at Modernica for $ 395 USD.
No stranger to donning a marble-like look, the printed version of the Nike Roshe Run is back with this new “Hyper Jade” style code. Equipped with the runner’s traditional mesh build dressed in the title color, a tie-dye-inspired aesthetic runs throughout the upper. Finished with contrasting red Swooshes and the usual crisp white sole, the Nike Roshe Run Print “Hyper Jade” is available now at select Nike retailers, including Extra Butter, for $ 80.
END. have gone behind the scenes at Grenson’s Northamptonshire factory to take a closer look at how the ‘The Triple Welt’ collection was developed by craftsmen at one of Britain’s most distinguished boot-makers. Designed to highlight a treasured piece of true artisanal British craftsmanship, these new iterations are constructed with a stepped triple-welted sole that makes the shoe look like it has three welts of different widths and are made entirely ‘from skin to box’.
Applying the Triple Welt to much loved Grenson classics; the Curt, Archie and Fred, the Grenson ‘Triple Welt’ collection launches exclusively at END. on 15th May.
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The 2014 World Cup may be over but for many — including Clothsurgeon founder, Rav Matharu — the influence of The Beautiful Game is an everyday affair. It’s no surprise then, that Matharu’s latest collection for Clothsurgeon is a football-themed capsule that takes its inspiration from Brazilian football legend Garrincha, as well as Brazil’s world-famous beaches. Standout pieces include the Garrincha FC006 Sweatpants — which feature lightweight neoprene construction and a “close-up sand particle” print — the Nappa leather, neoprene and mesh Garrincha FC001 T-Shirt, and a pair of matching leather-and-mesh shorts, resulting in a line-up that’s a perfect representation of Clothsurgeon’s luxe sportswear aesthetic. Look for Clothsurgeon’s FC “Garrincha” new arrivals now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
The latest collaboration between Overkill and KangaROOS stepped on a bunch of grapes for their “wine-inspired” collection. The Coil R1 “Grape” Pack features two colorways of the iconic Coil R1 silhouette, one carrying a merlot burgundy color palette and the other utilizing a “grape” blue hue. Both silhouettes incorporate wrinkled leather along the upper, with an off-white DYNACOIL midsoles and gum outsoles. Made with extreme care and quality, each sneaker is hand-numbered, and delivered within elegant wooden boxes . This collaboration between Overkill and KangaROOS is set to hit select retailers such as Overkill on September 20th.