A new silhouette is given to the Spring/Summer 2012 collection from French footwear brand Bagua. Uppers consisting of suede, denim canvas, tumbled leather and mesh give the plimsoll and chukka-inspired footwear a varied look, all the while keeping the same slimmed down, minimalist approach it had before. Look for the Bagua Spring/Summer 2012 collection to be released soon through participating stockists.
Creative Recreation has just debuted this great campaign video showcasing their Spring 2012 collection. Stemming from Creative Recreation’s Spring 2012 Palm Springs inspiration, the video follows a man and his quest for inspiration in & around Palm Springs. It’s a great video, loaded with the kind of refined California-cool that Creative Recreation has become known for with each & every collection they release.
The Adidas Originals Rod laver Vin Lux has been released for the Spring/Summer 2012 season, getting an update in a black, navy and mohogany colorway. Gold herringbone stitching wraps the upper and premium leather lines the inner sole. Made in conjunction with tennis player Rod Laver back in the 70’s, the Vin Lux makes its way into the 2012 market through UK retailer Size?
Continuing the collaboration with the Jean-Michel Basquait brand, Reebok releases their Spring/Summer 2012 collection featuring high-top runners designed with Basquait’s handwriting. The shoe design and graphics are done well and give the kicks a cool factor without it trying to vie for attention. Expanding the collection, this season is the addition of apparels. Outerwear, cardigans and t-shirts – also with Basquait’s hand-drawing and graphics, complete the Spring/Summer collection which will be available for purchase through Reebok stockist soon.
A.P.C.’s latest footwear offering for their Spring 2012 collection is the perfect boot to step out of winter in. Constructed using 100% calfskin suede with cotton laces and a crepe sole, these boots are bright enough to coordinate well with those cheerful spring colours you have so desperately wanted to rock since January. As to be expected from the Parisian Collective, quality craftsmanship is ensured, but to make these classic suede boots last, be sure to keep your suede protection spray on hand.
Available at I.T. Hysan in Hong Kong.
CLAE previewed their Fall/Winter 2012 collection at the Bread & Butter Tradeshow in Berlin, showcasing updated styles to the Powell, Romare Hi, Strayhorn, Chambers and more. Using premium materials such as tweed, leather, suede and nubuck gave the shoes a modernly old school approach. Be on the look out for CLAE’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection to hit stores later this year.
Shown at the Bread & Butter Festival in Berlin was a preview of the Vans Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. Their trademark Authentic, Era, and Sk8 Hi shoes featured Hawaiian floral prints and Navajo patterns in lots of different shades and design with snapbacks and backpacks (in the same print) finishing out the preview.
For a Fall/Winter collection, the overall look is very bright and bold – nothing wrong trying something different, but this look would be great for a Spring/Summer line. Look out for the Vans Fall/Winter 2012 Collection to be released later in the year.
Converse is celebrating the Chinese New Year in style with their ‘Year of the Dragon’ sneaker collection. Models that make up this collection include the Chuck Taylor, One Star, Chuck Taylor Workboot, & the Jack Purcell. Although all the shoes features premium materials & construction, some of them have a much cleaner look & feel than others. Available for purchase now through Converse.
Dr. Martens hold a unique place in the world of fashion, co-opted by not just one, but multiple sub-cultures as an identifying symbol of style. Consequently, Dr. Martens has diversified their product, creating multiple lines that exhibit specific designs and patterns. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection continues to uphold this tradition, releasing five distinct lines that feature boots, oxfords, and loafers suitable for men from every walk of life.
Of the five mens lines, we have to say that the ‘Made In England’ collection has made a lasting impression on us. Consisting of two different brogue detailed wing-tips, as well as a less ornate oxford, the M.I.E collection offers a variety of colourways that will not disappoint. With a more modern look, this line is the pinnacle of Dr. Martens heritage, exhibiting the quality detailing and materials that have been an integral part of the company’s reputation since day one. Be sure to check out the rest of the Doc’s prescribed offerings for this Spring/Summer season below.
In a project that has benefited not one, but three distinct parties, New Balance and Australian band Gold Fields have teamed up with New York videographer/photographer 13th Witness to create a music video for the song Holy No. Merging photography, music, and video, this ingenious videographer ended up creating both a video for the song, as well as a digital look book of the New Balance’s NB574 Heritage Collection. Check out artistic process below:
NB574 Heritage Lookbook featuring Gold Fields from NB 574 on Vimeo.
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