Beams buyer Alex Nakada visited New York for a series of meetings and design reviews last summer as he prepared for a special project in collaboration with Pilgrim Surf + Supply. Following him from Manhattan to Brooklyn, photographer Dave Potes documented the process and planning between Beams, Pilgrim Surf + Supply and Battenwear.
In the wake of all the exposure, after the dust has settled on previous collections, and as we await next season's product at the end of another year, it's the ideal time to consider Gyakusou in a broader context. Alongside some of the iconic imagery created around the brand, David Hellqvist examines a collaboration between Nike and Undercover that has been successful in design, performance, and sales terms ever since its arrival in 2010.
Our latest issue features an article about the Harvard Five – a group of mid-century architects who lived and worked in the Connecticut town of New Canaan. The Glass House by Philip Johnson is one of the group's most internationally recognized works, and, as the last days of summer gave way to the first of fall, photographer Marcelo Gomes shot a series of colourful and vibrant photographs of the building and its expansive grounds.
In July Engineered Garments presented their first ever fashion show, featuring clothing from their Spring-Summer ’14 collection. Hosted at the New York Nepenthes store, the show was documented by filmmaker Manabu Gaku Inada. The resulting film offers not only a look at the show itself, but also a glimpse behind the scenes, and at the various processes that were required to make this landmark event such a well-received success.
Released today, the Nike Free Hyperfeel Run and Nike Free Hyperfeel Run Trail evolve an emphasis on natural motion, light weight and speed. Merging Nike Free and Lunar innovations, what looks completely contemporary actually stretches far back to the brand's early days.
When California’s legendary Rose Bowl swap meet, the flea market to end all flea markets, officially opens for early admission at 7am, the masses are already lined up, huddled in shawls and piled-on sweaters, pushing granny carts, vibrating with anticipation; the past’s future caged behind tall metal arches bearing imperious gates. But it’s possible that many have already missed the primo pieces.
Back in May, as part of the NoHo Design District event, Heath Ceramics celebrated their ten year anniversary at The Future Perfect store, on Great Jones Street in New York City. Photographer Dave Potes captured what was only the start of a year of celebrations for the brand.
Over the last ten years, Andrew Martin Scott and Breezy Culbertson have watched a world emerge from the doors of their San Francisco storefront, Needles & Pens. On May 10th, 2013 their efforts culminated in a month long exhibition at The Luggage Store Gallery featuring over 60 artists.
In November of 2011, we took the Shinkansen from Tokyo to visit the designer Takashi Tateno in his hometown of Okayama. Having long been admirers of his brand, Workers, we were excited for the day that lay ahead. Aside from following his work online, or spotting the occasional piece on the back of an acquaintance, this was our first opportunity to see the full range garments and meet the man behind the cult brand.