For ink fans everywhere and those who are yet to experience or do not understand tattoo culture, what tattoos come to represent and why people become addicted to adding more to pre existing tattoos here is the a short preview of Tattoo Age, a new series from Vice TV x New Era, documenting the everyday life of some of the best Tattoo artists alive, exploring themes that might explain why what was once a subculture has increased in popularity within the last 10 years due to many factors relating to individuality and the body as a site of improvement coupled with the prolific use of tattoo art within fashion, by celebrities, pop culture icons and artists.
ASICS the athletic equipment worked with the amazing Japanese Designer Jun Watanabe to produce this astonishing piece. The features are really original and live up to reputation of the colorful Japanese designer with the shoes rocking the Zebra stripped all over the body, the pink laces, the noticeable golden part and the Blue lines will only be available via ZOZO.JP this october while waiting for the Gel Lyte III enjoy more pics for a 360 Look
Lady Gaga and Jean-Paul Gaultier participated in a photo shot for Match Magazine Paris, shot by SLAM. The photo shoot will coincide with the release of the documentary, Gaga by Gaultier, which airs in June. Part One and Two of the interview were available to view 7 hours ago on youtube however both parts have been removed as a copyright claim request was put in by “Dak Tirak.” Enjoy the preview above, the interview is expected to premier on 9th June.
Are we experiencing a Hip Hop Style Evolution? This is something I am constantly asking myself. Who exactly are we speaking to when I post the style clippings? Is it the man who pulls out his iPads on the way to work, is it the guy wearing chinos shopping for swag on the Portobello Road? Is it that guy with the True Religion raw denim jeans and all Gucci everything? Or that guy with the Nike Blazers and Trapstar T-Shirt? or possibly the guy who works in the city and wears Tom Ford.
In the 80’s and 90’s, Hip Hop styling and ideology was reflected through the defiant baggy jeans, oversized Jerseys and in the early 90’s diamonds and precious metals became the norm for rappers. The look was part hood gangster/ street hustler placing extra emphasis on living the America dream often ostentatious in appearance the visual idea was a display of nonchalant underlining newfound wealth (see paid in full). The Flashy loud and abrasive money displaying in the style of the neighbourhood dope man going in on expensive furs, and wearing them in their hoods whether it be Compton, Harlem and The Bronx.
As taste generally becomes refined overtime with extra money in abundance overt and obvious displays of wealth became passé. If you wanted to show you were truly successful, you needed to have the rarest, one-of-a-kind pieces: hand made Louis Vuitton Presidential briefcase, jeans from a little factory in Japan that only produce 365 pairs a year. A new style and look diverged that both inspired and was influenced by downtown street wear. Still, there are plenty that aren’t rocking Ralph Lauren with Maison Martin Margiella.
Africa is the Future and The North Face’s Japan-only Purple Label line understood it Well. Using an African motif pattern and composed of a unique material called PERTEX which is a wind resistant, durable wicking fabric with more breathing and waterproof ability. Not only dope but distinguished the garments colors are mixed with bright purple, red, blue and orange hues all together and comes in different styles of jacket, vest and poncho form, more pics after the Jump
This first taste of the Autumn/Winter 2011 season from the house of Maison Martin Margiela, features soft, texturised leather in the form of tote bags. Margiela effortlessly combines the idea of style and practicality. Margiela’s AW11 tote bags are constructed from premium Italian leather, which helps the bags maintain their structure with added resilience against the elements making it a more suitable alternative to canvas tote bags. Available in both black/brown these double handled Margiela bags are the perfect size for transporting magazines, ipads, important documents, a wallet and keys. Available exclusively via oki-ni.