ASICS has entered into a collaboration with American specialty boutique Commonwealth to produce a special edition of the Gel Lyte V silhouette called ‘The Gemini.’ Named after the constellation representing the celestial twins, the shoes seem identical at first glance, but upon closer inspection we can see that there is premium full-grain leather on one shoe, while there is nubuck suede on the other, and vice versa. The aim of this design thus encourages people to “be creative and celebrate individuality.” Bundled with a Commonwealth ‘Gemini’ bandana upon purchase, these shoes are available exclusively at the Commonwealth boutiques in Virginia Beach, VA and Washington, DC, as well as its online store.
Earlier this week, we received a look at the first official collaboration between Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals. The Pharrell Williams x adidas Stan Smith “Solids” Pack introduced three tonal takes on the tennis silo Skateboard P has favored over the course of the year, also offering three matching leather adidas track jackets.
While the “Solids” Pack is set to release this Saturday, adidas Originals has announced that three more collaborative packs with Pharrell will launch before the end of 2014. Though products and themes are yet to be announced, look for more Pharrell x adidas collaborations to release this October, November and December.
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.
the POOL aoyama
Chateau Toyo Minami-Aoyama 1/F
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.