NIGO Explains How Tokyo’s Fashion DNA Is Ingrained In His 2014 Fall/Winter adidas Originals Collection
Leading up to the launch of his exclusive collection with adidas Originals, NIGO shares details on how Japanese fashion has influenced the adidas Originals by NIGO line. While known in the past for his signature all-over-print graphics, NIGO speaks on how his interest in “basic fashion,” which is not concerned with seasons or eras, helped shape a collection that could be worn by a wide range of people, from children to adults. Further elaborating on his design approach, NIGO tips his hat to the ’80s Tokyo era, in which mixing of many different fashion looks and concepts took place, to support his design concept to utilize silhouettes and inspiration from the past while adding personal details and modernizing the fit of each piece. The adidas Originals by NIGO collection is set for a worldwide release on October 24 at select adidas Originals stocklists.
Is Reebok on the move? According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and an article by The Boston Globe, Hong Kong private-equity investor Jynwel Capitol is looking to make a $ 2.2 Billion bid on the company with help from funds affiliated with the government of Abu Dhabi.
Reebok is currently owned by the adidas Group, who acquired the brand in 2006 for $ 3.8 Billion. While Reebok could be moving from adidas, the Boston Globe report suggests that Reebok would not be moving from their strategy. According to the article, the move would provide Reebok with more financing towards marketing and the opening of new stores, with all of Reebok’s executives expected to be kept on board. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more updates on this developing story.
Vancouver-based textile footwear label MR GRAY returns this season with images displaying its newest offerings. Using premium cotton and wool, the socks are knit in limited production runs on vintage machines in Japan, with increased durability added to the hand-linked toe box and heel. The collection features classics such as Argyle, Cowichan and speckled knits, while also incorporating more contemporary camo and Navajo prints. Renew your sock collection with MR GRAY designs available from its online store.
Legend has it that Antwerp — the Belgian city known for its incredible architecture and design — was originally named after a soldier who marked his victory against a giant by cutting off its hand. Inspired by the city and this myth, retailer and label Opening Ceremony created a Fall/Winter 2014 collection around the central motif of hands, incorporating them over a wide variety of its stylish, forward-thinking garments. Standouts from the range include pieces like the Dimensional Fingerprint Front Zip Pullover Jacket — an all-over fingerprint pullover with a zipper detail that can be done up for a pleat in the front, or left unzipped for an oversized silhouette — the cotton fleece Zipper Gusset T-Shirt in orange, Wool Large Front Zip Pullover Jacket and Dimensional Fingerprint Classic OC Varsity Jacket. Rounding out the collection, meanwhile, are more classic, wearable designs like the logo-embroidered tees and hoodies, along with both casual and formal trousers. Look for Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.