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!
Founded in Hong Kong, OnTheList is an independent, members-only flash sales concept platform, that is set to revolutionise the luxury retail landscape in Asia. This September, it willOn September 11, 2018 / By Nookmag
Founded in Hong Kong, OnTheList is an independent, members-only flash sales concept platform, that is set to revolutionise the luxury retail landscape in Asia. This September, it will be expanding to Singapore, with its first overseas flash sale taking place between 19 to 22 September at Ngee Ann City in the heart of the iconic Orchard Road shopping district.
Founded in 2016 by two French entrepreneurs, Delphine Lefay and Diego Dultzin Lacoste, OnTheList pioneered the unique concept of independent, members-only flash sales in Asia.
Co-founder Delphine Lefay explains its founding, “When I was working in Hong Kong’s retail industry, there was an absence of options for distributors and brands to clear old inventory occupying valuable warehouse space. To fill this gap, we founded OnTheList as an independent third-party platform and it was the first of its kind in Asia.”
“Through flash sales we hosted, we offered consumers access to premium products at attractive prices, and brands the opportunity to clear past-season items and connect with new customers,” she adds.
“This method of clearing stock also promotes sustainability and minimises environmental impact within the retail industry, as old inventory does not go to waste,” co-founder Diego Dultzin Lacoste notes. “OnTheList’s business model also gives brands the opportunity to reach out to a wider consumer database, engaging them through the flash sale platform as a first touch point.”
Its success is indeed phenomenal in turning old inventory into new opportunities as, in two short years, the small business has gone from a few pop-up sales to over 150 flash sales and partnerships with over 250 premium brands, including Armani, Clarins, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ferragamo, Kenzo, Roberto Cavalli, and Ted Baker Le Creuset and Havaianas. Consistently producing stellar sales, it has cleared over a million items from its brand partners at stunning rates – in 2017, they sold a pair of Havianas every six seconds over a four-day sale in Hong Kong.
In Singapore, the company will launch with monthly pop-up sales, announcing participating brands just ten days prior to the sale.
Membership is free and OnTheList is now accepting sign-ups for its upcoming Singapore sales at www.onthelist.sg, and pre-registration is required for receipt of a personalised barcode used to access the sales venue. Sales are held over a short time frame of just four days, with stock replenished daily, and a team of staff who will ensure that crowds are kept to a minimum. Customers are also assured of the authenticity and proper authorisation of their purchases as OnTheList works directly with brands and distributors.
First Flash Sale Details
Free, pre-registration: http://www.onthelist.sg/
Dates: 19 September to 22 September
Times: 8am – 8pm (on 19 and 20 September), 10am – 8pm (on 21 September), and 10am – 5pm (on 22 September)
Location: #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874
Clothes help bind us to our gender. They define us, but do they confine us? Stars from the Stars This season at Moschino, Jeremy Scott ventures deepOn September 9, 2018 / By Nookmag
Clothes help bind us to our gender. They define us, but do they confine us?
Stars from the Stars
This season at Moschino, Jeremy Scott ventures deep into Area 51 territory to concoct a collection that puts conspiracy theory into fashion practice. What if extra-terrestrials really did walk among us? What if Marilyn Monroe really was knocked off by the feds to stop her spilling the beans about her Roswell pillow talk with JFK?? And – deep breath – wasn’t Jackie O too perfect to be human???
The parallel narratives of the paranoid are deployed by Scott to create a collection that’s so real it’s unreal. Our first contact comes via a series of out of this world dresses and separates that mix just so mid-century daywear with the cut and zippers of the iconic Moschino biker jacket.
The colors are pumped: Scott ventured beyond the realms of Pantone this season to discover powerful shades that have fallen into disuse. Some looks feature wide vertical stripes, others touches of leather, and yet other sports-touched looks come in a three colorway, cracked zig-zag brocade. A Moschino foulard print is twisted with polka-pixels. We see Venus in faux furs. Everything’s matchy-matchy. She’s fabulous – and she’s not from around here.
Further frazzle is delivered thanks to this season’s capsule collection, a collaboration with the awesome Australian artist Ben Frost. Presented on the FW 18-19 fashion show runway, the capsule pairs the brand’s ironic, irreverent spirit with Frost’s visual approach, blending fashion, pop-art and a cartoon style in a series of brand new graphics and overlays that reinterpret the contemporary mainstream iconography.
MoCola soda bubbles and the Fresh detergent bin alternate with images and writing taken from packaging used for popsicles, candies, cereals and pills complete with directions and nutritional values. At the same time, Frost reworks his famous women’s faces and eyes in both the macro version and in original mash-ups recreated on inlays and prints seasonal technicolor.
The capsule is made up of an increasingly wide and varied selection of t-shirts, t-shirt dresses, sweatshirts, knitwear and jersey dresses, while the line of coordinated accessories plays with leather and PVC, offering various shapes and models including pouches, backpacks, shopper bags and shoulder bags adorned with metal chains. The range also includes a slip-on sneaker with contrasting sole, a wallet, a baseball cap and iPhone covers, becoming true collector’s items for fashionistas all over the world.
MOSCHINO is available @
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1997 was seminal as a year during which two icons were born. The first, the adidas Originals Falcon Dorf runner. A shoe which paid homage to the attitudeOn September 6, 2018 / By Nookmag
1997 was seminal as a year during which two icons were born. The first, the adidas Originals Falcon Dorf runner. A shoe which paid homage to the attitude of the time; strong creatives who shifted boundaries and paved the path for future rebels to walk forth with. The second was Kylie Jenner; one of the most-recognised people on the planet. Beauty boss, entrepreneur, and style icon, Jenner has subverted the expectations placed on young women by establishing herself as a business mogul and a creative visionary who refuses to allow anything to stand in her way.
Now, Jenner and Falcon join forces in honor of Adidas Originals, with the icon debuting in the brand’s Falcon campaign. Falcon’s blueprint, the Falcon Dorf, came-of-age in the late 90s as a daring statement injected into the pinnacle of an era where women weren’t afraid to break the rules and speak their truths. With its groundbreaking design, this silhouette pushed the boundaries of what a sports shoe could be with its fashion-forward edge.
“I love 90s style,” reveals Jenner. “It’s really inspired many of the colour choices in my beauty collections. These looks are definitely a throwback to that time.”
Mined from the Adidas Originals archives, two-decades on, Falcon is reborn for a new generation. Whilst holding tight to these core values that established it as a revolutionary force, Falcon is fresh and evolved in a grey, pink, black, and blue colourway.
Its maximalist design seamlessly pairs with Jenner’s own desire for striking palettes and bold designs, with key features including a panelled construction in classic mesh and suede overlays, a moulded heel unit, and reflective detailing. The rubber midsole ties the Falcon together, with juxtaposing accents of colour on the forefoot and heel to create a confident silhouette that bridges 90s nostalgia with modern energy.
The Falcon’s bold attitude is in sync with Jenner’s way of life – a mindset which has propelled her beauty business and established her as a cultural icon. It’s a shoe that knows that the only way to make an impact – and have some fun – is by taking risks.
The new Falcon footwear (SGD150) in a grey, pink, black, and blue colourway, as well as a triple white iteration, is available from today at Adidas Originals Pacific Plaza, Adidas Originals Bugis+, Adidas VivoCity, Limited Edt, Seek, Leftfoot Zalora, AW Lab, and online at adidas.com.sg.
Acclaimed Los Angeles tattoo artist, Dr. Woo, whose artwork has been inked onto the bodies of many A-list celebrities, from Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding and Drake to nameOn September 4, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Acclaimed Los Angeles tattoo artist, Dr. Woo, whose artwork has been inked onto the bodies of many A-list celebrities, from Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding and Drake to name a few, has collaborated with Converse once again to take on the Chuck 70.
The highlight of the collection is the Chuck Taylor 70 Hi, which features a double layer canvas. The top layer is available in two colours – black or white, and as you wear them down over time, they reveal the Sunset Gold or Green Absinthe colourway underneath.
The shoe is a culmination of all things that Woo loves – vintage, the wearing in of clothes, how it keeps developing, transitioning and yet stay in one’s life for so long. This collection sees the beauty in the breakdown of shoes.
Launching on 6 September, Converse x Dr. Woo ‘Wear to Reveal’ will be available at Converse Takashimaya and converse.com for SGD159.90
Fitness and fashion go together these days – and looking stylish for a workout have been essential for many women. Homegrown fitness wear label, Tough Cookie’s designs areOn August 30, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Fitness and fashion go together these days – and looking stylish for a workout have been essential for many women. Homegrown fitness wear label, Tough Cookie’s designs are anything but typical. It is a one-of-a-kind fitness wear that is fun and fashionable, so you can exercise in both comfort and style.
All their pieces are designed for layering, with intricate knotted back details, halter necklines and tie-them-yourself straps. The brand’s signature pieces are its sports bras, bottoms and tights that are suitable for yoga, aerial exercises and even swimming. With its thoughtful details, Tough Cookie’s apparels ensure that you look presentable – whether you are in or out of the studio.
During the summer, Tough Cookie launched its Greece collection inspired by the beautiful island of Santorini. The blue and white color palette of the pieces pays homage to its architecture. The Greece collection features multi-functional sports bras that can be worn in different styles by switching up the straps. The tops and bottoms are even designed to double up as swimwear.
This collection is the brand’s first foray into digital printing. Notably, the biggest challenge was sourcing for the blue and white marble print that runs throughout the collection, chosen to reflect the water and allude to the curvature of Santorini’s buildings. To ensure that this collection looks flattering on the body, every single piece has the exact same print placement – this alone took an experimenting period of six months.
The Greece collection is now available on the Tough Cookie online store. Tough Cookie items can be found in Uppercut Boxing Singapore, Yoga Lab and Pole Lab. Watch their Instagram (@toughcookieapparel) for information on pop up stories in various fitness studios.
Calling Hello Kitty fans of all ages, the latest sneaker collaboration, Hello Kitty x Converse has arrived! The collection fashions three of Converse’s most celebrated silhouettes – theOn August 14, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Calling Hello Kitty fans of all ages, the latest sneaker collaboration, Hello Kitty x Converse has arrived! The collection fashions three of Converse’s most celebrated silhouettes – the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70 and One Star. Sizes are unisex and range from kids to men – so everyone can have these must-have styles! Styles include:
Chuck Taylor All Star Hi
Sanrio has transformed this classic basketball sneaker in a fresh way. Hello Kitty and friends are embellished on the side of the sneakers, with a peek-a-boo Hello Kitty and sneaker tongue. It also includes a customized message “say hello to me when you see me” printed on foxing tape. Definitely a cute addition to the back-to-school look!
Chuck Taylor All Star OX
Make a fashion statement with this pair which screams Hello Kitty every way you turn it. It features a repeat pattern Hello Kitty face print with flocked bows and “say hello to me when you see me” messaging printed on foxing tape.
Chuck 70 Hi
If you are looking for something simpler, the Chuck 70 with a large Hello Kitty face printed on the sneaker might well be the answer for you!
One Star OX
On the suede upper of the One Star, Hello Kitty offers a different feel — applying a peek-a-boo approach whereby iconic elements of Hello Kitty appear within the key visual features of the One Star. Features include bow & whisker’ printing, debossed puff print bow detail and clear outsole with repeat bow print. For the little ones; velcro straps, debossed puff print bow, and Hello Kitty head outline on the tongue.
This collection includes apparels you can rock the sneakers with. Highlights from the Hello Kitty x Converse apparel collection include the Red Long Sleeve Tee (SGD59.90-69.90); the black Pullover Hoodie (SGD119.90) with Hello Kitty chenille patch resting on top of a kanga pocket, an oversized bow on the hood and Hello Kitty printed down the sleeve. Accessories include a black/red polka dot Cross Body Bag (SGD59.90) with Hello Kitty accents.
The Hello Kitty x Converse sneaker collection will retail between SGD59.90 – SGD149.90 at all Converse Retail and Lazada SG from August 16. The apparels and accessories collection will launch at Converse at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Serangoon Nex, Causeway Point, Tampines Mall, Changi Airport Terminal Two, and Lazada SG.
The Converse Rated One Star campaign, which took root in Spring/Summer 2018, aims to inspire youths to embrace individuality and to go against the grain. Determination and aOn August 11, 2018 / By Nookmag
The Converse Rated One Star campaign, which took root in Spring/Summer 2018, aims to inspire youths to embrace individuality and to go against the grain. Determination and a fearless attitude are the essence of the Converse Rated One Star campaign.
For this season, Converse has enlisted singer/music producer Zayn Malik as the brand’s global ambassador to front the Converse Rated One Star Campaign. Known for his chart-topping hits, the musician has been described as one of the most recognizable artists of his generation.
Closer to home, the campaign is fronted by Singaporean singer/songwriter Sam Rui (@sammirui) and filmmaker Jasper Tan (@vilecorpses), both were selected for their defiant style and contributions to Singapore’s music and arts culture. The Rated One Star collective feature in a lookbook showcasing the season’s Converse One Star shoes including the boldly coloured Converse One Star Carnival pack.
The Converse One Star Carnival pack introduces vibrant summer vibes to its 2018 Fall/Holiday line up. The shoes are jam-packed with attitude, taking cues from the bold colours of the ‘90s and the colour blocking trend in skate culture. The Converse One Star Carnival pack is crafted with premium suede upper, bold colours and a contrasting star underlay. The shoes are fitted with Ortholite insole for cushioning.
The One Star Carnival pack (in Bold Mandarin, Enamel Red and Apple Green; SGD139.90) and the One Star Vintage Suede (in Black and Field Surplus; SGD129.90) are now available in Singapore at all Converse boutiques.
New Era – an established brand in all things headwear, has opened up their first flagship store in Singapore at Vivo City. A veteran in the industry, NewOn August 1, 2018 / By Tian Tian
New Era – an established brand in all things headwear, has opened up their first flagship store in Singapore at Vivo City.
A veteran in the industry, New Era has a rich history dating back to 1920. Over the years, the brand has accumulated an impressive amount of over 500 portfolios, working with prestigious companies such as Disney, Marvel Comics, Ultraman, and even with bands like Rolling Stones, and Guns and Roses, just to name a few. And this does not just end there, New Era is also an official headwear brand for American sports league MLB, MBA, and NFL.
Aside from collaborations, New Era has also made it a point to introduce new product lines that will bring in merchandises suitable for all age groups. The brand started with an original line of 59Fifty, and then a parallel line of 59Fifty Woman designed for ladies out there looking for a cap fitting in all the right proportions. Other than the classic 59Fiftys, New Era also has 49Forty that is designed to be more contoured and fitted, 39Thirty that features a stretch-comfort fit, and 29Twenty that has an adjustable fit, all introduced in line with their customers in mind. Aside from these collections, the EK collection is also an initiative done up by New Era to honour their founder, Ehrhardt Koch, that will bring vintage styles to new heights by infusing it with modern touches fitting for current fashion trends.
With such an impressive portfolio, New Era doesn’t just stop there. In the recent years, they have also gone on to creating apparels and accessories for fans who just can’t get enough of them.
The Vivo City’s flagship store will be offering cap personalization services and Singapore exclusive visor caps and tees specially produced for their dedicated audiences on Sunny Singapore.
New Era’s Singapore flagship store is located at VIVO City’s newest wing #B1-20.
Converse and globally recognized street retailer, Dover Street Market ( DSM ) collaborates to launch a premium footwear collection, where the classic iconic One Star is reinterpreted.On July 26, 2018 / By Simcik
Converse and globally recognized street retailer, Dover Street Market ( DSM ) collaborates to launch a premium footwear collection, where the classic iconic One Star is reinterpreted.
Conceived at the intersection of imagination and exploration, DSM has redefined retail in a way that has left an everlasting impression on the fashion community. The desire to craft new offerings for its consumers has caused DSM to adopt the One Star, with a classic, distinct take on the silhouette through understated detailing and refined textures.
Taking on the challenge to balance the One Star’s aesthetic with the modern styling of the world’s youth, the collection is remixed through the veneering lens of the Chuck.
The Converse x DSM collection features a micro DSM foil print logo on the lateral and the house DSM logo on the tongue. Constructed on a vintage canvas upper, each features a screen-printed star of the opposing colorway and is set on a Egret midsole featuring a black pinstripe.
The collection will be exclusively available on DSM.com, as well as Dover Street Market locations in London, Ginza, New York, Singapore and Beijing from July 28, retailing at SGD160.00
Calvin Klein has dropped their latest release – The Novelties 2018, a collection drawing inspirations from the pure American style that are designed to be modern yet timeless.On July 23, 2018 / By Tian Tian
Calvin Klein has dropped their latest release – The Novelties 2018, a collection drawing inspirations from the pure American style that are designed to be modern yet timeless. From now till the end of 2018, aside from products that are already available in stores, fans of Calvin Klein can look forward to new exciting pieces launched every month. Included in this collection are timepieces, jewelry, and accessories suited for both ladies and gentlemen. With the collection featuring varying styles, you can definitely find something made for you.
Three key highlights from this collection will include:
If you’re looking for more than just timepieces, Calvin Klein has also included accessories that complement their timepieces from Novelties 2018. And here are some of our top picks:
Aside from the featured timepieces, here are other notable products that are equally brilliant from Novelties 2018 that are not released yet, so do keep a lookout for them!
The Full Collection of Novelties 2018 is available at all Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry Stores and http://www.calvinklein.com/sg
Frontrunner in comfort technology and classic stylish designs, global athletic company, New Balance, launches a new range of contemporary sneakers for the fashion-forward individuals. Joining forces with Phantaci,On July 23, 2018 / By Nookmag
Frontrunner in comfort technology and classic stylish designs, global athletic company, New Balance, launches a new range of contemporary sneakers for the fashion-forward individuals.
Joining forces with Phantaci, a renowned Taiwan streetwear label founded by the undisputed reigning king of Asian pop culture, Jay Chou, New Balance releases a series of collaborative apparels and sneakers.
The collaboration features a collection of classic black apparels that combine simplicity and comfort, perfect for that saunter downtown. Complete the look with three exclusive New Balance x Phantaci Sneakers (SGD199) designs, dressed in vibrant colourways, accentuated with New Balance’s iconic ‘N’ emblem for contrast.
Taking inspiration from the classic New Balance Rollbar technology, the 247v2 features a medical TPU stability post. The outsole is a mix of current performance aesthetic, along with the original 247 DNA. The style offers a REVlite midsole with exaggerated proportions and flared rear/midfoot area for additional comfort.
The New Balance x Phantaci Sneakers is available in Phantaci store now, and from now in selected New Balance Experience Stores (Bugis Junction & Paragon), the collaboration will be a pit stop to elevating your street cred.
New Balance <TEST_RUN> PRJ 1.0
The all-new New Balance <TEST_RUN> PRJ 1.0 (SGD169) is a game changer that is built to run but designed for style. The bold style has a full-length Abzorb midsole cradled by an Acteva support rims that offer responsive and lightweight comfort. With engineered upper knit construction of the shoes, it provides dynamic fit and optimal support. The rubber outsole with engineered cutouts is able to reduce weight in low wear areas that are able to support the runners with big cushioning.
Available in extremely limited pairs, these exclusive sneakers are available now at New Balance Experience Stores at Paragon, Bugis Junction, and Suntec City, for a limited time only.
As two brands with a longstanding influence on the streets, Converse x Kasina takes from the past to deliver a modern expression of both brands. Through the OneOn July 12, 2018 / By Nookmag
As two brands with a longstanding influence on the streets, Converse x Kasina takes from the past to deliver a modern expression of both brands. Through the One Star and Chuck 70 Ox silhouettes, the collection pays homage to Kasina’s 20-year reign in Korean streetwear.
A destination location for youth in a Korea, Kasina has played a powerful role in developing Seoul’s streetwear landscape. Opening its doors in 1997, the brand’s aesthetic is rooted in skate, but continues to push cultural boundaries offering the latest in streetwear for musicians, skaters and artists on the streets of Seoul.
Tapping into Kasina’s artisanal heritage, Converse x Kasina combines the Converse silhouettes with the style of Korean youth for the global streetwear consumer.
The collection reinterprets the One Star and Chuck 70 Ox silhouettes through Kasina-inspired elements such as detailed leather designs and contrast stitching. Both sneakers also feature black leather uppers, wide black pinstripe detail on the midsole, and clear outsoles featuring a star logo split between the left and right foot.
Additionally, the One Star and Chuck 70 Ox feature the Hanja character “女” denoting the brand’s Korean namesake and its founding year “1997” on the heel.
The collection will be available at DSM Singapore on 14th July.
The CALIFORNIA 78 EX model is Onitsuka Tiger’s first collaborative effort with cycling apparel and casual wear brand narifuri and was designed for cycling performance. The upper isOn July 5, 2018 / By Simcik
The CALIFORNIA 78 EX model is Onitsuka Tiger’s first collaborative effort with cycling apparel and casual wear brand narifuri and was designed for cycling performance. The upper is made of extremely durable high-density material CORDURA, used in many narifuri apparel items. The toe and heel portions are made of embossed natural leather.
Reflectors on the tongue and heel improve wearer visibility in the dark. Three types of shoelace are available: rope lace, rubber strap, and reflector. Narifuri added a shoelace belt along the ankle collar for use with the rubber strap to prevent catching in the bicycle chain.
The highly-durable hard E.V.A. is affixed to the center front portion of the sole for optimal pedaling grip.
The CALIFORNIA 78 EX is available in two colors, Black and Navy. The colors remain true to the narifuri taste; while simple, both hues are adorned with a casual camouflage motif on the toe and heel. The insole features a dot camouflage print. The CALIFORNIA 78 EX is retailing at SGD189 and available exclusively at Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City.
Along with the launch, Onitsuka Tiger will also offer bags made with the same upper material in the same color/camouflage print schemes as the CALIFORNIA 78 EX. Designed for ease of use while cycling, the bag form is three-dimensional and has pockets with the same reflector-type laces as the shoe. The ONITSUKA TIGER lettering and shoulder pads are also made of reflector material. The size is W 30cm x H 47cm x D 18.5cm with volume of approximately 18 liters. The bag is available in black and navy for SGD199 and available exclusively at Onitsuka Tiger Suntec City.
narifuri is a fashion brand whose products are built to withstand the impact that cycling has on your shoes, while also allowing you to blend in when wearing them around town. The name narifuri comes from the combination of the Japanese words “nari,” which means appearance, and “furi,” which means behavior. So, in other words, when you wear narifuri, you’re upgrading your entire look.
Sport meets design in New Balance’s second rendition of the trendy 247. As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette in New Balance 247v2 makes a nod to NewOn July 4, 2018 / By Nookmag
Sport meets design in New Balance’s second rendition of the trendy 247. As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette in New Balance 247v2 makes a nod to New Balance heritage while further representing the intersection where lifestyle meets sport. The refreshed design combines craftsmanship, technology and fit that New Balance is legendary for, and offers wearers the versatility that enables the modern style seeker for a 24/7 round-the-clock lifestyle.
The new releases exude contemporary street style with contrasting colors and textures, mated to the versatility and support of a sports design. Lightweight, durable and stylish, the New Balance 247v2 makes it easy to punctuate almost any looks and is perfect for on-the-go comfort and ease.
Available in three distinct lifestyle packs in colors from bare to bold, the 247 Tritium Pack (SGD159) features radioactive color accents; while the 247v2 Flavours Pack (SGD179) comes packaged in muted summer tones; and the 247v2 Statement Pack (SGD199) comes in bold contrasting pops of colors.
Featuring a more substantial upper design with chunky elements reminiscent of iconic New Balance styles, the New Balance 247v2 upper includes a single piece toe-box, molded TPU eyerow and collar, and a sprung sock construction. The style offers a REVlite midsole with exaggerated proportions and flared rear/ midfoot area for additional comfort, a perfect daily companion.
Taking inspiration from the classic New Balance Rollbar technology, the 247v2 features a medical TPU stability post. The outsole is a mix of current performance aesthetic, along with the original 247 DNA. The new tooling allows for color blocking options along the entire outer sole for defined pops of color.
The New Balance 247v2 Statement Pack – Tritium is available exclusively at Limited Edt Vault and Leftfoot Cineleisure. The 247v2 Flavours Pack is available at New Balance Experience Store Paragon and selected authorised retailers; and the 247v2 Tritium Pack at all New Balance Experience Stores and selected authorised retailers.
Founded in 1972, Product of New York, PONY continues to build upon its sportswear heritage while establishing itself with today’s fashion-minded consumers by launching a limited-edition collection, NewOn July 3, 2018 / By Nookmag
Founded in 1972, Product of New York, PONY continues to build upon its sportswear heritage while establishing itself with today’s fashion-minded consumers by launching a limited-edition collection, New York – New York.
Fueled by the desire to capture the essence of New York beyond the hustles and bustles of the city life, the focus of this collection is on New York’s picturesque grandiosity that makes it a relentless venue for dreamers and visionaries.
Beyond boroughs and skyscrapers that seem to dominate Manhattan, New York is bounded by the Hudson River that streams from North to South of the metropolis. Inspired by the water’s drifts and movements, the New York – New York collection resembles the topsy-turvy flow of the rivers and mirrors of the golden skyline of the city.
Simulating New York’s panoramic skyscrapers and Hudson River’s water movement, the 100% smooth leather sneakers are accented in reflective Helix, underneath black and white solid bases. Accentuating the overall design with the use of High Density Ink to create depth and dimension to the print.
The PONY X New York New York collection will be available starting July 3, 2018 exclusively at TANGS Orchard at SGD229.90.
ASICS has partnered with the world’s largest entertainment company, The Walt Disney Company. Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated family blockbuster Disney·Pixar Incredibles 2, ASICS willOn June 18, 2018 / By Nookmag
ASICS has partnered with the world’s largest entertainment company, The Walt Disney Company. Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated family blockbuster Disney·Pixar Incredibles 2, ASICS will release a unique range of limited edition Disney·PixarIncredibles 2 x ASICS footwear, featuring three running shoes for fans. Inspired by characters including Mr. Incredible and Edna Mode, the shoes will be available in selected ASICS stores. The shoes will incorporate performance and design features including the iconic eye mask logo, unique sockliner designs and a collector’s edition box to hero each character.
This collection will feature Disney·Pixar Incredibles 2 characters Mr. Incredibles and Edna Mode
Often, we find ourselves immersed in the digital age and it has deterred us from living in the moment. This season, eco-friendly Brazillian footwear label MELISSA seeks toOn June 16, 2018 / By Nookmag
Often, we find ourselves immersed in the digital age and it has deterred us from living in the moment. This season, eco-friendly Brazillian footwear label MELISSA seeks to invoke a new consciousness in us to reconnect with ourselves. With the latest Fall/Winter 2018: Open Vibes collection, MELISSA invites you to hit pause on your hectic schedules and smell the roses.
MELISSA Open Vibes revolves around the notion of interaction; to move beyond digital connection and form a real connection with oneself and the simplicity around. More than a theme but a proposal, Open Vibes is a pit stop to remind us to journey life in high spirits. It highlights the values of the basic human relationship in aspects of conversations, perspectives, touch and environments. The brand revisits some of its signature looks to create new styles that simulate the energy from the concept.
MELISSA Fall Winter Collection
A hot favorite during summer, the MELISSA Ulitsa is back with a twist, in the guise of MELISSA Ulitsa Sneaker. Ulitsa loosely translates to mean “street” in Russian, this sporty design with a relaxed fit is an apt reminder for us to saunter down the streets and unwind. Found in rosé, military green, and black, with an extended size range, so the men too, can hit the streets in this stylish and versatile sneaker.
The moccasin is making a comeback in this collection with the MELISSA Billy Creepers. In line with the genderless theme, MELISSA brings in extended sizes that cater to both women, and men. Besides metallic versions in bronze and lead grey, it gets a glossy effect in full black or nude.
Remade from the iconic moccasin style, the MELISSA Bend features an easy slip-on style with kneaded details at the heel. Choose from two bi-coloured designs – blue and brown, and black and white.
Borrowing fashion from the opposite sex is hardly a novelty today, and has been integrated slowly into the mainstream fashion market. In addition to the genderless line for this season, MELISSA Preppy is highly versatile and fits easily into your wardrobe from dressier days.
Add a classy touch to your daily outfit with the MELISSA Believe that never fails to ooze elegance and femininity. This sweet little doll shoes with a delicate strap and a rounded buckle is available in black, nude, pink, and red. The Mary Jane design brings you to places, from work to casual brunch affairs, or cocktail nights.
Easy to integrate into your daily wears, the MELISSA Energy is set to be the next hit for the season. This genderless design highlights the X-straps on the upper and a crepe texture sole. Add some colours into your wardrobe with the bi-colour versions in black and brown, and nude and pink.
A key piece to any occasion, the new MELISSA Shift will elevate the mood in an instant. The square toe cap is complemented by a medium block heel that ensures comfortable support. It completes any outfit effortlessly and comes in four colours – nude, brown, black, and pink.