On the heels of last year’s Converse x Brain Dead capsule, a graphic One Star iteration is revealed. A brand that embodies a new age approach to clothing,On February 11, 2019 / By Nookmag
On the heels of last year’s Converse x Brain Dead capsule, a graphic One Star iteration is revealed. A brand that embodies a new age approach to clothing, Brain Dead co-founder and creator Kyle Ng was immediately drawn to remix and make new Converse’s rich array of original archival prints at the start of the collaboration.
Converse’s first graphic pattern was introduced in 1983, a camouflage print applied to the Chuck Taylor All Star as the sneaker took on a second life as a lifestyle sneaker that became a global symbol of expression. A glow-in-the-dark animal print followed in 1988. The Converse x Brain Dead One Star, leverages themes and graphics from the initial capsule launched last year, which taps in to Converse’s interpretation and adoption by street and skate culture.
The bold pair focuses on a unique juxtaposition of archive Converse animal prints with simplistic polka dots on each shoe. It is further energized by Ng’s brand vision, “Brain Dead is not One Person, Nor Is It One Idea. It sits in the space between people,” which is seen on its foxing tape.
Converse X Brain Dead One Star is available from now for SGD169.90 at Ngee Ann City, Converse Boutique Store, Limited Edition Chamber and Limited Edition Vault.
ASICS releases the ADMIX RUNNER and ADMIX RUNNER SLIP-ON, designed by Onitsuka Tiger in collaboration with Italian designer Andrea Pompilio for its Spring- Summer 2019 collection. The ADMIXOn February 1, 2019 / By Nookmag
ASICS releases the ADMIX RUNNER and ADMIX RUNNER SLIP-ON, designed by Onitsuka Tiger in collaboration with Italian designer Andrea Pompilio for its Spring- Summer 2019 collection.
The ADMIX RUNNER model possesses a fresh and unique look, achieved by combining essential elements inspired by archive designs of past Onitsuka Tiger styles.
Features of this model include the sturdy classic running shoe midsole along with a distinct trail running shoe motif. The midsole is not only aesthetic but also functional, as it allows for comfortable cushioning as well as a lightweight feel, thanks to the shock-absorbing fuzeGEL heel. The Ortholite X-40 inner sole also provides superior resilience. Together, the excellent cushioning of the midsole and inner sole both make for a comfortable fit.
Drawing on elements from the ubiquitous chunky sneaker trend of the sneaker scene trend, Andrea Pompilio has created the original style of the ADMIX RUNNER and ADMIX RUNNER SLIP-ON. The shoe is eye-catching and gives a well-coordinated accent to any outfit.
Following the launch of Converse’s first style-driven expression of the ERX this Fall, Converse and Don C release a second head-to-toe capsule featuring five ERX executions. Fascinated byOn January 31, 2019 / By Nookmag
Following the launch of Converse’s first style-driven expression of the ERX this Fall, Converse and Don C release a second head-to-toe capsule featuring five ERX executions. Fascinated by the ERX through his own personal memories of the silhouette and love of the sport, Don C continues to leverage the 80’s silhouette’s cross-cultural, on and off court adoption, and remasters it for the present.
The collection play host to two juxtaposing ideals, “Animal” and “Metal”, crafted in unison and born from Don C’s encyclopedic knowledge of basketball and his modern streetwear design ethos. Constructed to bring style to the forefront of function, the ERX boasts a renewed EVA midsole, while the upper – with all its panels — and rubber cupsole mirror the originals from the 1980s.
The “Animal” pack celebrates the innate rivalry between predator and prey through the ERX 260 Mid. Crafted in classic leather colorway, the silhouette is accented with wild animal prints, a signature execution of Don C’s. The patterns and textures bleed into an accompanying four-piece apparel and accessories set, and host hints of color reminiscent of his first ERX drop with Converse. Each sneaker also comes with two lace sets, embellishing the print on each sneaker’s heel overlay.
The “Metal” pack offers three additional distinct ERX 260s in contrasting color palettes, along with four-piece apparel and accessory set in the same tones, derived from the glam metal era. The craze, which developed at the convergence of 80s punk rock and pop genres, transformed the subculture’s styles into a new trend that helped define the time. Each ERX plays host to an assortment of multi-sized studs and distinct inflections that further elevate the silhouette through the lens of modern streetwear. Each is also adorned with an oversized “CONS” logo print on the tongue, lighting bolt graphics and multiple lace options.
Converse ERX by Don C (SGD 199.90) will be available at Converse Ngee Ann City, ION, Vivo City, Bugis Junction and Changi Airport Terminal 2.
In 1999, Levi’s introduced the Levi’s Engineered Jean (LEJ), and announced that it was an “innovative approach to denim” with twisted side seams designed to maximize comfort andOn January 23, 2019 / By R
In 1999, Levi’s introduced the Levi’s Engineered Jean (LEJ), and announced that it was an “innovative approach to denim” with twisted side seams designed to maximize comfort and freedom of movement to fit any lifestyle choice imaginable. Two decades on, Levi’s is now celebrating the collection’s 20th anniversary with a Spring/Summer 2019 relaunch, with a modern twist.
So What’s New?
In the 2019 reissue, fans can expect a melding of vintage vibes and new-age silhouettes, in contemporary styles including loose jeans and the Levi’s Engineered Knit featuring a “four-way stretch” for extra comfort, red Two-Horse back patch, the signature twisted side seams, the LEJ logo printed on the inner pocket linings, as well as printed hanger loops.
2019 LEJ Campaign
A widely regarded icon in Japan’s entertainment scene, singer-actor Kimura Takuya had previously starred in the first LEJ campaign 20 years ago.
This year, he is back again with a co-star, singer-songwriter Leah Dou for the 20th anniversary reissue, demonstrating how versatile the LEJ collection really is, and aptly proving that the collection is well suited for movement with comfort.
Tell us what you think here!
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced that it will begin offering the Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer collection at UNIQLO stores and through their online store fromOn January 18, 2019 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced that it will begin offering the Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer collection at UNIQLO stores and through their online store from Friday, February 1, 2019. Selected items are now on pre-sale, and their women’s beachwear collection will launch in March. The full range will be available at UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship store and online.
The Christophe Lemaire-led design team at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center draws on new materials and advanced technology in exploring and innovating clothing essentials. This latest Uniqlo U collection is inspired by saturated earth tones countering rich, tinted hues and bold accents. Garment details and silhouettes have been simplified to accentuate Uniqlo U’s most ambitious palette to date. The result is a spirited celebration of colour applied across a canvas of iconic wardrobe essentials, each thoughtfully reconsidered and realized in its purest form, complemented by a redesigned collection logo to offer a new look for Uniqlo U LifeWear.
Mainstay crew neck T-shirts including new silhouettes
These items feature fine-quality fabrics and an enhanced silhouette. The lineup comprises 12 vivid colour variations for men and 13 for women. Also new this season, are crew neck T-shirts employing soft fabrics and casual boxy silhouettes. For men, these items include six with solid colours and four with border hues. There are 10 solid colours for women. All T-shirts will add sophistication to casual coordination for summer.
Uniqlo U range’s first-ever linen pieces, with dynamic patterns and colour blocks
Uniqlo U will offer linen shirts for men, the first time this fabric is appearing in the collection. The soft fabric combines with an attractively straight silhouette to complete a contemporary look. For women, the lineup incorporates dynamic patterns that complement vibrant seasonal hues. Special patterns feature on open collar shirts, shorts, and dresses. The popular swimwear range offers new designs in green, yellow, and pale pink. The reduction in braided seams ensures incredible comfort, and this swimwear is perfect for the beach and for exercising. The range comprises six items, including a bikini and a one-piece.
For more info, visit Uniqlo U 2019.
The Dark Star is a celebration of the antihero attitude that was inspired by the 90’s skate crew who would color in the white star black with aOn January 8, 2019 / By Nookmag
The Dark Star is a celebration of the antihero attitude that was inspired by the 90’s skate crew who would color in the white star black with a market.
Made for those who aren’t afraid to express their personality creatively, the pack is crafted in five bold colorways since it is a seasonal remix to the One Star icon, paying homage to the silhouette’s heritage in skate culture beginning in the 90s. Since it’s original debut in 1994, the iconic star is a center point as it is designed in a premium black suede. emblematic of the ethos of the One Star, the silhouette boasts matching black laces featuring the phrase “Sworn To Fun, Loyal To One,” while the midsole hosts a thin black pinstripe serving as a subtle, yet defined statement.
One thing is for certain: In a crowd, the premium suede Dark Star is made to stand out.
The Dark Star retails at SGD129.90 at all Converse Boutiques from 9 January
Encapsulating the spirit of Liverpool FC fans everywhere, global athletic company, New Balance reveals the Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker.As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette inOn December 30, 2018 / By Nookmag
Encapsulating the spirit of Liverpool FC fans everywhere, global athletic company, New Balance reveals the Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker.As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette in New Balance Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker (SGD169) reflects New Balance heritage while further representing Liverpool FC with the intersection where lifestyle meets sport. The refreshed design combines craftsmanship, technology, and fit that New Balance is legendary for, and offers wearers the modern, sleek street style with contrasting colours and textures that enables versatility and support of a sporty design.The Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker features a more substantial upper design with chunky elements reminiscent of iconic New Balance styles. The upper includes a single piece toebox, molded TPU eyerow and collar, and a sprung sock construction. The style offers a REVlite midsole with exaggerated proportions and flared rear for maximum comfort. The outsole is a new mix of current performance aesthetic, along with the original 247 DNA.
The New Balance Liverpool FC 247 v2 Collab Sneaker will be available exclusively across New Balance Experience Stores (except Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, and Bugis Junction) and Weston stores.
For more information, visit New Balance.
ASICS Japan releases the OK Basketball MT and OK Basketball Lo lowcut model under the Onitsuka Tiger brand. Onitsuka, the forerunner of ASICS, was founded in 1949. TheOn December 29, 2018 / By Nookmag
ASICS Japan releases the OK Basketball MT and OK Basketball Lo lowcut model under the Onitsuka Tiger brand.
Onitsuka, the forerunner of ASICS, was founded in 1949. The following year, in 1950, the mid-cut basketball shoe was introduced as the basic model of the company. The OK Basketball MT is designed based on that original basketball shoe model, and the low-cut version is the OK Basketball Lo.
Not only the form, but also the texture of the upper, the stitching, the iconic metal eyelets, and the rubber patch on the upper side are close approximations of the original. Also, the Tiger logo on the shoe tongue of the original makes a special reappearance in the updated version.
Designed based on the original model, the fit and feel have been updated for modern times. The molded inner sole provides cushioning and resilience for a better fit.
The OK Basketball model has a classic look but with modern fit. The history of Onitsuka Tiger comes alive with the new model.
The OK Basketball model will be available at Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya S.C., Suntec City and Vivo City from 31 December.
This Christmas holiday, PONY unveils a capsule collection where the quintessence of street style meets the realm of luxe. Entitled “Refraction”, it is inspired from crystal’s diffusion lightOn December 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
This Christmas holiday, PONY unveils a capsule collection where the quintessence of street style meets the realm of luxe. Entitled “Refraction”, it is inspired from crystal’s diffusion light to emanate its exceptional state. It revolves around the idea that we all have a spark that lives in each one of us. However, just as any fire fueled, we need help from people around us to kindle that light within. We need people who can refract our energy, so we can discover sides of ourselves we never knew existed. Ultimately, with the help from our friends and family, we can ignite that spark and discharge our light to the world. Through this light, we radiate our innate strength, our passion and our true essence, maximizing our fullest potential to become the best version of ourselves.
This philosophy is what the collection aims to achieve as it fuses two distinct brand into one. Pony – an American footwear industry veteran collaborates with Swarovski to assemble classic pieces seamlessly infused with crystals. Though positioned at two opposite ends of the spectrum, these brands will project a unique disposition and a platform to illuminate inner perfection.
Taking reference from the rugged yet jaunty streets of New York City, the collection features a bold and androgynous collection of oversized shirts, drop-crotch shorts. jacket and footwear ranging from SGD89.90 to SGD199.90. It embodies a carefree and laid-back attitude tempered with sophistication for a fresh take on street-style. With its clean silhouette and streamlined shape ornate with detailing, the collection brings certain glamour while retaining the brand’s youthful energy. Every piece transcends time and trends – encapsulating PONY’s celebration of individuality and eccentricity.
The collection is now available exclusively at Robinson, The Heeren (level 4).
Mickey Mouse is known all over the globe, connecting all generations, spreading laughter, optimism and hope. Forever young, Mickey celebrates his 90th anniversary this year and Swatch paysOn December 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
Mickey Mouse is known all over the globe, connecting all generations, spreading laughter, optimism and hope. Forever young, Mickey celebrates his 90th anniversary this year and Swatch pays him a special tribute with two Art Special watches created by Damien Hirst.
Two limited and numbered Swatch Art Specials have been designed by the British artist. Exclusively available for just 24 hours on swatch.com on the 18th of November, Mickey’s actual anniversary, and limited to 1,999 pieces, Spot Mickey features the popular mouse on its dial and is framed with his signature colours on the bracelet.
Mirror Spot Mickey, limited to 19,999 pieces, plays with larger spots, and portrays the little big star against a mirrored background on the bracelet and the dial.
There is even more to discover on the reverse of both watches: the signature of one of the most important artists of our time, wishing happy birthday to the True Original, with us since 1928.
The Mirror Spot Mickey (SGD175) is now available at all Swatch Stores
Continuing to push the boundaries of performance and style, leading global athletic product brand, New Balance brings you the ultimate comfort and style in a new series ofOn November 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Continuing to push the boundaries of performance and style, leading global athletic product brand, New Balance brings you the ultimate comfort and style in a new series of dynamic and modern alternative take on fan favourites – New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Deconstructed; Fresh Foam Cruz Sock; New Balance 574 Classic Fruity Pack; and W X-90 Engineered Knit.
New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Deconstructed
With the Fresh Foam Cruz Deconstructed (SGD169), you have the perfect combination of performance and style. This pared-down version features an all-knit upper, configured to offer breathable and flexible coverage, and a bootie construction that allows for a seamless wrap feel, adapting perfectly to the shape of the foot.
Renowned for its soft and lightweight construction, the Fresh Foam midsole is designed to deliver premium plushness underfoot. In addition to the advanced midsole cushioning, the single-unit foam that makes up the Fresh Foam sole is light and offers incredibly gentle cushioning, giving runners a highly responsive experience.
New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Sock
Experience exceptional style and comfort with the Fresh Foam Cruz Sock (SGD169). With a snug sock-like fit that effectively slips on to the foot and a knit bootie construction, this pair of kicks ensures slip-on-and-off ease. The Fresh Foam Cruz Sock offers unrivalled comfort with a lightweight and breathable synthetic and mesh upper, and minimal midfoot saddle for support. Blending performance and fashion, each pair is designed with renowned plush underfoot cushioning to deliver delicate softness in every step.
Take your training to new heights with a smooth heel-to-toe transition for a premium experience with the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Sock; featuring new colours that promise to satisfy both your casual and exercise needs.
New Balance 574 Fruity Pack
For more than three decades, the New Balance 574 has been one of the industry’s most esteemed sneakers. The epitome of the iconic New Balance design, the 574 is equipped with optimum durability and support.
The New Balance 574 Fruity Pack (SGD129; SGD69) features a starburst update in new vibrant candied colourways, giving a pop of colour to accentuate any outfit. Take your mommy-and-child twinning game to the next level this season with these refreshing sneakers. The stylish kicks are packed with performance and ageless style, an excellent choice for wearers of all ages.
The premium materials and craftsmanship you expect from New Balance come together to create this tropical burst of its iconic 574. With an upper constructed from a stylish combination of suede, leather, canvas, and nylon, the 574 is made with premium materials and performance refreshed with a synthetic leather design and today’s comfort technology. New Balance’s signature ENCAP cushioning technology in the midsole delivers lightweight support no matter where and how long you wear it.
Unaffected by trends, the New Balance 574 represents the classic running silhouette – a timeless, utilitarian design which legacy spans generations, revitalized by the independent spirit within each era.
New Balance W X-90 Engineered Knit
The New Balance W X-90 Engineered Knit (SGD169) celebrates the character and style of the ‘90s with a contemporary allure. With a chunky ‘90s vibe embedded in its DNA, these kicks show off your trendsetting style in pastel tones.
Referencing vintage styles, the design is the gap between brand heritage and modern-day sensibility. Coupled with minimalistic textile upper executions, the upper offers a clean toe with an engineered knit vamp, asymmetrical collar straps and slip-on fit details around the inner bootie for maximum comfort and style for everyday wear in a throwback package. Lace up in this retro-inspired style, which is complete with performance cushioning and a white treaded sole, in contrast to its elegant pastel hues.
New Balance latest collections of athletic and lifestyle footwear are now available at all New Balance Experience Stores island-wide.
Yong Bae Seok, a South Korean fashion and industrial designer who is now based in Europe recently collaborated with PONY to launch a capsule collection which reflects theOn October 31, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Yong Bae Seok, a South Korean fashion and industrial designer who is now based in Europe recently collaborated with PONY to launch a capsule collection which reflects the brand’s US heritage and basketball style.
The designer earned a degree in industrial design at Hansung University in Seoul and continued his education in Italy at the IED (Istituto Europeo del Deisgn) where he got his master’s degree in industrial design. He has worked with many footwear brand thus far and is currently the head of design at Tod’s Men’s sports division.
Our team had a chance to speak to him at Street Superior 2018, where he explained his collaboration with PONY and his next projects.
Why did you choose to collaborate with PONY?
I have always admired the American culture and PONY is a symbol of a heritage US sneaker. The brand sums up various components including the basketball world and today’s ‘80s and ‘90s comeback. This collaboration provided me with an opportunity to give its heritage a modern touch.
What are the highlights of this capsule collection?
I redesigned PONY’s signature City Wings by adding my own twist to it. Coming from an industrial design background, comfort and functionality is key. The trendy laceless elastic band takes over the shoe laces to provide quick adjustment and secure foothold. I also took its iconic side and made it look even more geometric, adding bold color to have a strong visual impact.
What inspired this collection?
My inspiration came from the Vitra Fire Station, a building in Weil Am Rhein, designed by Zaha Hadid. This work of hers is characterized by diagonal and parallel lines which was different and a new way of reinterpretation. The design appears clean with well-balanced spaces while adding a strong visual impact. Similarly, inspired by the strong angular lines of her work, I added a modern touch to my work with red and blue geometric block colors.
What will you be focusing on next?
I started my own brand, Seok and will be focusing more on that next. It was first launched in s/s 2018 and the sneakers line’s name is DECON to express the deconstruction of the shoe, which is made up of different parts meticulously put together by hand. At the moment, footwear is my main priority. However, in future, I also want to make products in different categories, with my industrial design background.
PONY X YBS will be available from 15 November at Tangs Orchard, Level 3 and Robinsons @ Heeren, Level 4
Converse collaborates with Brain Dead, an LA-based clothes brand with a mission to bring their unique taste in art into tangible form. Inspired by everything that is undergroundOn October 26, 2018 / By Nookmag
Converse collaborates with Brain Dead, an LA-based clothes brand with a mission to bring their unique taste in art into tangible form. Inspired by everything that is underground subculture, Converse x Brain Dead focuses on a compelling graphics story across footwear and apparels.
Using the Chuck 70 as a silhouette for expression between the Converse and Brain Dead, these prints were mashed together to create a bold and energizing graphic statement that connects to Brain Dead’s unique and irreverent graphics.
Core to the entire collection is a split screen approach that sees different prints and silhouette being combined into one. The sneakers utilize various patterns from the Converse archive to create a unique design. The canvas is covered in zebra print and duck camouflage with red-and-white stripes running down the heel. It features leopard print on the lateral side and navy with white stars on the right, and giraffe print on the heel. Each tongue features black-and-white polka dots. Common details seen on each shoe include a rubber Brain Dead logo stamped on the lateral heel and phrases like, “To See And Be Seen As Far As The Eye Can See,” wrapping the midsole.
To go along with the footwear, the collection also sees long sleeve tees (SGD89.90) and pocket tees (SGD59.90).
Converse x Brain Dead retails at Limited Edt Vault, Limited Edition Chamber, Converse Ngee Ann City and Converse Vivo City from today at SGD159.90
Innovation is always grounded in history. Cutting-edge concepts are born from the archive. How can we design for the future without an appreciation for our past? Introducing NeverOn October 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
Innovation is always grounded in history. Cutting-edge concepts are born from the archive. How can we design for the future without an appreciation for our past?
Introducing Never Made, a revolutionary footwear concept inspired by the past, designed for the future. Past icons from the Adidas archive are reimagined, as their soles are swapped with the brand’s most innovative toolings. Featuring eight distinct silhouettes, the newest Adidas Originals footwear concept provides a window into the brand’s design process. Inspired by internal design workshops, which see the brand’s designers explore unexpected combinations, the collection is a manifestation of ideas into reality.
Instantly recognizable 70’s aesthetics are reimagined through the Line of Descent series, which sees iconic archival-inspired silhouettes merged with current day technologies. Reimagined atop 4D carbon-printed tooling, the vintage-inspired I-5923 silhouette is transformed into the Ix4D.
Similarly, the COUNTRYxKAMANDA merges aggressive all-terrain-inspired detailing from two eras.
Rounding off the Line of Descent series is the MARATHONx5923, which sees one of the brand’s earliest running silhouettes remade with BOOST technology, bringing the past into the future in unexpected ways.
Looking to one of the brand’s modern day icons, the genealogy of NMD series revisits three key sources of inspiration from the 80’s, placing the silhouettes atop NMD_R1 tooling to create the MICROPACERxR1, BOSTONSUPERxR1, and RISINGSTARxR1.
Turning to one of the most important decades in Adidas Original’s recent history, the genetically Modified 90’s Tech series sees two iconic footwear concepts, Feet You Wear and EQT, brought firmly into the future – reimagined atop BOOST tooling to create 98xCRAZYBYW and ZX930xEQT.
Inspired by our past in order to inform the future, the Never Made collection seeks to reinvent the design process through experimentation with unexpected combinations.
The Never Made collection retails from SGD200 to SGD300 at Adidas Originals Pacific Plaza and online at https://www.adidas.com.sg/nevermade.
*Please note that the Ix4D will not be available in Singapore.
PONY has launched an exclusive capsule collection designed by South Korean fashion and industrial designer, Yong Bae Seok, who has collaborated with names likes Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel,On October 16, 2018 / By Nookmag
PONY has launched an exclusive capsule collection designed by South Korean fashion and industrial designer, Yong Bae Seok, who has collaborated with names likes Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Bally and Tod’s.
The PONY x Yong Bae Seok collection will reflect the brand’s US heritage and classic basketball style by looking into redesigning PONY’s signature City Wings. The collaborative line showcases the selection in premium quality leather while paying tribute to PONY’s original colors. It features six colorways – three for low cut and three for high cut.
Inspired by the strong angular lines of Zaha Hadid’s Vitra Fire Station, Yong added his modern interpretation into the design, with bold red and blue geometric block colors to give a strong visual impact.
The low cut features a trendy laceless elastic upper, replacing shoelaces while the high cut incorporates a velcro strap to provide quick adjustment and secure foothold. In addition, the signature City Wings logo is hidden underneath the strap.
The PONY X YONG BAE SEOK collection is available for pre-order from here, with a retail price of SGD249.90 (low cut) and SGD299.90 (high cut). Collection will be at Street Superior 2018 on 27 October where the first 30 customers get to meet Yong Bae Seok.
In a second collaboration, Off White says goodbye to the translucent upper from the May release and takes the more traditional approach using the Chuck 70 model. DevoidOn October 8, 2018 / By Nookmag
In a second collaboration, Off White says goodbye to the translucent upper from the May release and takes the more traditional approach using the Chuck 70 model. Devoid of any transparency, this new collection takes a more traditional canvas-ridden upper done up in white with all of Virgil Abloh’s unique embellishments.
Virgil Abloh, the creative and cultural polymath, re-envisions the iconic Chuck Taylor 70 sneaker through the prism of his Off-White fashion label. His interpretation of the classic silhouette is both reverential and irreverent: Abloh preserves traditional genetic coding like vintage canvas and the “license plate”, while adding tabs on the ankle patch, a bright orange sole, overlays with Off-White’s distinctive black-and-white warning stripes, and his trademark subversive labelling on the shoelaces.
With Abloh’s deft contemporary riff on a timeless design, the Off-White Chuck 70 is a visually-striking statement piece that remains as wearable as always.
Available at Limited Edt Vault and Dover Street Market Singapore on October 9 for SGD209.90
Designed and crafted in Holland, industrial design and fashion come together in this pocket-sized essential by the award-winning label, Secrid. Having sold close to 5 million Cardprotectors, theseOn October 3, 2018 / By Nookmag
Designed and crafted in Holland, industrial design and fashion come together in this pocket-sized essential by the award-winning label, Secrid. Having sold close to 5 million Cardprotectors, these customisable wallet taps on revolutionary technology to protect your personal data.
Here’s why we think you should own one of these:
Secures Personal Data
In an era where contactless transactions are ubiquitous, the Secrid Cardprotector blocks all forms of involuntary wireless connections from your cards with radio-frequency identification (RFID); preventing theft of personal data and money. Only when the cards are slid out 30mm, the wireless signal is sufficient for communication over a short distance; allowing users to make a wireless transaction. This way your privacy remains in the best possible way.
The beauty of its modular design lies in the ability to create a wallet perfectly suited for your needs with build-on options including the Moneyband, Slides as well as leather wallets that comes in Mini, Slim and Twin variations.
The Moneyband is designed for holding banknotes and receipts. Made of colourful elastic and stainless steel, the rubber detail on the inside keeps everything firmly in place. Alternatively, the Moneyband can join two Cardprotectors together, with extra space for some notes or business cards in between.
The Slide provides extra space for business cards, bank notes and any smaller personal goods such as a photo, SD card or key. Made of high-quality polycarbonate – as used in bulletproof glass – with slimline touches of stainless steel, it provides optimal protection for your belongings.
Dutch Martin Leather
Secrid is also created using unique Dutch Martin leather The Dutch Martin leather wallet is scratch-resistant and water-repellent. Made from hard carnauba wax, this gives it a natural gloss that deepens over time.
Secrid products are also environmentally-conscious and produced with due care for the environment.
The Autumn/Winter 2018 collection is now available at Antė @Tangs Plaza, Lvl 3 and Antė @Takashimaya, Lvl 3.
Constantly looking to challenge the labels attached to the Undercover brand, founding designer Jun Takahashi applied elements from his Fall 2018 collection “Order/Disorder” onto the canvas of theOn September 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Constantly looking to challenge the labels attached to the Undercover brand, founding designer Jun Takahashi applied elements from his Fall 2018 collection “Order/Disorder” onto the canvas of the Converse Chuck 70.
Converse x Undercover explores the dichotomy that exists between Takahashi’s designs while harnessing the versatility of the iconic Converse silhouette. As a brand that straddles the street and the runway, Takahashi reinterpreted the Chuck 70 to create contradiction and elicit the notion of reflection and tension.
Having debuted during Pitti Uomo in January, the collection takes a dystopian approach to contrast through its application of materials and colors. It features four distinct colorways—Black, White, Racing Red and Buttercup—on vintage canvas. The words “ORDER” and “DISORDER” are printed on the silhouette’s high-gloss toe box, with matching colors on the contrasting toe bumpers.
Each pair also features silver hardware, co-branded sock liners and tonal laces for a sleek expression.
The Converse x Undercover collection drops on September 25 at END Clothing at SGD145 and, Dover Street Market & Club 21 at SGD180.
On Friday, UNIQLO announced that it will launch a special DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE art by ANDY WARHOL collection of T-shirts, which features the 20th century pop art legend’sOn September 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
On Friday, UNIQLO announced that it will launch a special DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE art by ANDY WARHOL collection of T-shirts, which features the 20th century pop art legend’s unique take on the beloved icon. This instalment in the MAGIC FOR ALL project will roll out at all UNIQLO stores and through UNIQLO.com from Monday, October 1.
MAGIC FOR ALL is a global project with The Walt Disney Company that combines the fantasy, magic and adventure of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar with UNIQLO LifeWear, immersing people in excitement all year round through an array of unique variations.
Recognised today as a pop icon, Mickey Mouse is known around the world and beloved by artists including Andy Warhol. The new collection showcases art from the Myths portfolio of screen-prints and silkscreen paintings that Warhol created in his inimitable style in 1981 in collaboration with New York’s Ronald Feldman Gallery and with Disney. It celebrates the 90th birthdays this year of both Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Warhol.
The diverse design treatments of this special UT collection celebrate the repetition and colouring techniques that made Warhol such a ground-breaking artist, featuring a single Mickey Mouse from his Double Mickey Mouse piece and even a triple Mickey Mouse. As well as T-shirts, the collection will also include Sweat Shirts and Sweat Dresses, as well as kids’ items for family coordination fun.
The DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE art by ANDY WARHOL collection will launch in all stores, with the exception of the Men’s Sweat Shirts and Women’s Sweat Pullovers, which will be launched in selected stores only. Extra sizes will be available online for selected pieces as well.
As a special treat, commemorative shopping bags are available while stocks last for buyers of the Disney Mickey Mouse art by Andy Warhol collection. This offer is valid for both in-store and online purchases, and is not to be missed for Mickey and Warhol fans alike!
ZALORA, Asia’s Online Fashion Destination, presents ZALORA Basics, a house label made from quality lightweight materials, splashed in the freshest palette of neutral colours and styles. Aiming toOn September 19, 2018 / By Nookmag
ZALORA, Asia’s Online Fashion Destination, presents ZALORA Basics, a house label made from quality lightweight materials, splashed in the freshest palette of neutral colours and styles. Aiming to provide women with wardrobe essentials that are comfortable to wear, these pieces can also be combined to create different looks.
Pare down and focus on the essentials
Simplify your styling routine as you choose pieces that go above the fray of seasonal trends and clothes that will stand the test of time, making the perfect building blocks for a versatile and chic wardrobe. Upcoming collections will feature easy-to-wear blacks, whites, navies, greys, and some pops of colour.
To suit any occasion, choose from a wide range of silhouettes; shift, fit & flare, fami, off-shoulder, cold-shoulder, bodycon, and t-shirts. Likewise, turn staples you like into styles you love by combining different textures and materials like jersey knits, rib knits, modal crepe, chiffon, georgette, scuba, and voile.
“ZALORA seeks to delight fashion consumers in the region by creating high-quality basics that will never go out of style. Through ZALORA Basics, we plan to be part of every woman’s wardrobe. This collection is not about having the latest fashion trends, but owning pieces that are good quality, basic clothing with good fabrics and cuts.” Saskia Dejongh, ZALORA’s Chief Commercial Officer, shared, adding that “ZALORA Basics also fulfills the needs of a growing millennial market seeking a casual luxe look.”
If fashion is the ultimate symbol of self-expression, then ZALORA Basics is for those who want the best of comfort, movement and versatility. Think lighter materials, the freshest palette of neutral colours and styles that are made to move you — any time, any day. At the end of it all, the question to ask is… #WHATSYOURBASIC ?
Prices of items from ZALORA Basics range from SGD9.90 to SGD39.90. Shop them here!