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Sunday
Oct252015

Q&A with Fumito Ganryu

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01. A child of Comme.

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While Ganryu was launched in 2007, we've only begun to see its presence in Western markets over the past few seasons. Following Junya Watanabe's trail, both as a pattern maker and then with his own collection under the Comme des Garçons umbrella, Fumito Ganryu has created something unique within the realm that the overarching brand occupies. His line offers a fresh approach to wearable items, with a goal of creating "free and forward-looking" pieces. Oki-ni spoke to him about his inspiration and the AW15 collection.

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Saturday
Mar212015

Gosha Rubchinskiy's Bookshelf


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Gosha Rubchinskiy recently put together a list of inspirational Russian books for a short feature on the Oki-ni website. There is an interesting mix of painting, photography, sport and subculture, which isn't overly surprising given the collection's references.

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Monday
Sep012014

Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 2

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01. Blue.
02. Burgundy.

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Nike's recent foray into trail running product has been limited but successful. Having tried out the Free Hyperfeel Run Trail, I've mainly been using the Terra Kiger, but both are good for different types of terrain. This fall sees the release of the Terra Kiger 2, and the updated silhouette, fabrics, and colour options are all just right. I'm pretty anxious to put a few more kilometers into my current trail runners so that I can upgrade to the second edition sooner rather than later.

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Sunday
Aug172014

Dr. Martens Merlot Boanil Brush Leather 1461 Shoes

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—01. Original 1461 silhouette.

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Part of the Dr. Martens 'Made in England' collection, the classic 1461 model features a hand-polished Portugese merlot leather. An iconic style at any time of year, it makes for an especially comfortable and ideal option come fall.

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Tuesday
May202014

Puma States

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—01. Pine Green.

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Puma is not a brand that I usually associate with, however I will be forced into a relationship when Arsenal's new kit deal takes effect next season. Like many brands with a long-standing history, they have made some great shoes and you can't deny the appeal of classics like the Clyde, Basket, Suede and maybe even the Liga. All of these styles fit within a similar design aesthetic, so it's no surprise that the States, which were originally released in the 1980s, also get a thumbs up, especially in this Pine Green colourway.

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Tuesday
Jan142014

Nike NSW Tiempo 94

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—01. Removable tongue overlay.
—02. Gum rubber soles.
—03. Quilted leather upper.

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The Tiempo has always been my favourite football shoe by Nike. Released as a part of the brand's build-up to the World Cup in Brazil later this year, the classic black leather and white Swoosh on this updated model are nicely offset by a gum sole.

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Saturday
Dec212013

Gift Guide: Oki-ni

Friday
Jan112013

Maison Martin Margiela Hooded Sweatshirt

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01. 100% Cotton.
02. Made in Italy.

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There's something appealing about occasionally treating yourself to a more luxury version of a classic wardrobe staple. This navy blue hooded sweat from Margiela fits the criteria: easy to wear in a classic colour, a thoughtful and interesting design, and a fair old price tag to match.

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