For the 2013 campaign Pointer Footwear wanted to explore light, shadow, reflections and all the spaces in-between.
The campaign involved two processes: Models were initially photographed against blank, white studio backgrounds.
Once printed, these two-dimensional, “flat” photos were then re-shot in the studio, using lighting and sheets of coloured perspex to physically “build” the images up and out, to create an added sense of dimension and perspective. The resulting images often feel quite abstract – a playful mix of the accidental and intentional
The new Y-3 footwear collection has officially been released at the Y-3 online shop, and the results are sure to please fans of Yohji Yamamoto. The label seamlessly combines high-fashion elements with a deep foundation in sportswear silhouettes for stunning results. You can shop the entire Y-3 Spring/Summer 2013 Footwear collection here.
Two new footwear looks from Generic Surplus this Spring 2013 with more to come. The Longwing is a perfect three-piece suit accessory made from canvas and suede with a chunky EVA sole. A bit rugged for some suiting but give it a run. The Generic Surplus Dom also utilizes the thick EVA sole on a mid-top. Very clean in charcoal grey sueded and black leather. Available online at Generic Surplus.
As part of Reebok‘s Affili’Art program which has produced collections with the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ryan McGinness in the past, they now present a line in conjunction with the Keith Haring Foundation. The distinctive homage to the past features much-loved Reebok Classic silhouettes the Classic Leather, Classic Leather Mid, NPC II, Workout Plus and Freestyle – each with Haring staple icons like the Everyman, Barking Dog and Radiant Baby interspersed throughout the colorful designs. The Reebok x Keith Haring Foundation range will be available at select boutiques around the world on February 14.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jordan Brand gives us a sneak peak into their Black History Month sneaker collection. Consisting of the “Air Jordan 1″, “Spiz’ike”, and “Melo M9″, the sneakers are offered in an eye-popping collection of florescent color choices. Look for these to drop in limited numbers within the next few weeks.
To celebrate Black History Month, Nike has released this amazing collection of footwear and clothing under the tagline, “Be Bold. Be True.” Soccer superstar Didier Drogba, tennis legend Serena Williams and basketball phenom Kevin Durant provide creative inspiration for the products in the collection. The collection features a total of seven shoes, two T-shirts, a special-edition Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and 5-panel hat. A collaboration between Nike Sportswear and Nike Basketball, the shoes include the Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Hi, Nike Dunk Sky Hi and Nike Air Force 1 Downtown. Nike Basketball shoes complete the BHM collection with special versions of the KD V, LeBron X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print. These special edition shoes will debut on court during pro basketball’s Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Monday, January 21.
British designer Martine Rose has partnered with iconic armed forces outfitter Bates Military Footwear for her Fall/Winter 2013 footwear collection. The collection features a selection of Bates’ innovative and superior footwear, boots used in military organizations – including the U.S. military – worldwide. Watch this exclusive video shot by Santiago Arbelaez for a closer look at the collection and the Bates Military Footwear, as well as an exclusive interview with Martine Rose backstage at the presentation in Covent Garden’s Hospital Club.
Capping off a stellar year, Massaki Homma’s mastermind JAPAN is set to release this beautiful edition of the Nike Dunk Hi Premium. Rendered in the brand’s traditional black/skull motif, each sneaker is constructed with premium leather uppers and features prominent mastermind branding on the heel, tongue and beneath a translucent rubber sole. The collaborative Dunks will appear in the two colorways pictured above: matte black/grey and glossy black. Highly limited numbers dropped last Saturday, December 8 at Dover Street Market Ginza, Shinjuku Isetan and Osaka’s Hankyu Men.
To finish off a fantastic 2012 for both outfits, Canadian retailer Haven and designer of his day Mark McNairy have teamed up on a Holiday 2012 offering. Made up of three silhouettes: the ‘Derby Cap Toe Boot’, the ‘Country Brogue Boot’, and the ‘Army Grain Derby Shoe’, the collection is tight but refined and perfect for finishing off the year. The Derby Cap Toe Boot is an update take on last year’s offering, featuring a black suede upper contrasted with a navy leather toecap and heel stripe. The Country Brogue Boot features a brogue-patterned heel cap and matching heel strip. The Army Grain Derby Shoe gets a distinctly streetwear look, using a pebbled army leather upper contrasted with a white Vibram Cristy sole and yellow storm welt. All three items are now available at Haven’s Online Shop.
adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2013 collection takes a page out of their storied history in the sportswear market. Though the brand has become a streetwear staple, in its infancy it was very much 100% athletically-minded. As part of the 2012 spring/summer running collection, a number of the most durable runners from the ’90s and prior: Torsion Allegra X (making its first appearance in 20 years), Phantom, Tech Super and ZX series.