Limited edition polo shirts from Fred Perry Tokyo
What do you know about CEBO sneakers? The brand name CEBO is the amalgam of the words Czechoslovakia and Bota, which simply means “Czech shoe” (The factory was established in the late 1930`s in Czechoslovakia). I’ve been familiar with the CEBO brand since I was a little kid. Growing up in Belgium, they were a valuable alternative to the Converse All Stars, relatively cheaper and quite frankly, tougher than their counterpart. Their robustness is explained by their construction, the CEBO canvas shoes are produced with a direct vulcanization process. Which means that the outsole and canvas upper are inserted into a metal mold, then a heated liquid rubber is injected under high pressure into the mold and envelopes sole and canvas upper to form a unified, inseparable shoe. The sneaker is made by hand and consists of only 100% natural products such as rubber and cotton. CEBO not only became a symbol among the youth movements, it also became an established value among tradespersons (roofers, electricians…) and Frisian handball players in some parts of Belgium. CEBO is an underrated classic genuine quality sneakers.
headphone Headz, Unkle, Wu-Tang Clan
thoughts Hiroshi, Shinsuke, Tomoaki, Nobuhiko, Hikaru
One of the several flagship stores from Japanese brand Hysteric glamour, created by artist Nobuhiko Kitamura.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? at the MoMA is the first fashion show since 1944. Instead of showcasing the most elitist pieces from world renowned fashion houses, it list what most of us would most likely wear on a daily basis. And that’s where my personal interests lean toward; article of clothing that made an impact on a community or another and became icons of our society.
Denim Days New York is a festival celebrating all-things indigo. It was founded by House of Denim, HTNK, Modefabriek and Kingpins. It’s a great way to spend the day with your obsession. The venue is filled with inspiring, knowledgeable and passionate denim enthusiasts. I look forward for the second edition in 2018 and hope they’ll revisit their DJ selection, because let’s be honest, as much as I loved the event, the soundtrack was awful. You can’t merge the best fabric in the world with the shittiest music!
UNIQLO collaborated with an international roster of artists to illustrate the different characteristics of Japan. This ninja was created by Illustrator Stevie Gee.
Kabuki is one of Japan’s traditional performing arts and was proclaimed Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This t-shirt is a collaboration between UNIQLO and Shochiku, the principal Kabuki production company and Ichakawa Ennosuke IV, one of Kabuki’s most popular stars.
The Prada Flagship store, also known as "Epicenter", located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo and designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2003.
detection Nakagin Capsule Tower, Ito-ya, The Park-Ing, Hankyu Men, Okomeya, UNIQLO, Mikimoto building, Hermes building...
sound Aphex Twin
En Route is the new select store and concept brand from fashion powerhouse United Arrows. It’s about running and walking around Tokyo. Biking, Yoga… What about brunching? It’s active life with a very high end twist.
Lightning, the Final Fantasy’s character, modeling for Louis Vuitton.
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s new concept store is located in the basement parking garage of the Sony Building in Tokyo, Japan.
The PARK-ing is a unique shopping experience and include some of Japan’s hottest brands. Distinctive collaborations and specially curated in-house products, including an eclectic choice of brands such as Nike, Puebco or retaW. Denim By is a collaboration between, Fujiwara’s design studio, Fragment and Shibuya based brand, Vanquish. And Poggy’s box represent the vision of United Arrows and Sons Creative Director, Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi.
The bare-bones space has a genuine raw feeling and is designed by Nobuo Araki, the architect already responsible for Fujiwara’s previous retail project; the POOL Aoyama.
Before entering down the basement, there’s a Bonjour Records pop-up store and Cafe de Rope serves artisanal coffee.
April marks the surprising closing of Hiroshi Fujiwara’s the POOL Aoyama. A swimming pool, located in a 1970s vintage residential building in Tokyo and transformed into a select shop.