Archive for March, 2009

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Mar
09

NEXUSVII x George Cox Derby Shoe

Partnership’s between Nexus VII and George Cox have often resulted in both some interesting as well as conventional releases. With George Cox at the helm, a high-quality product is often the case as Nexus VII has had the luxury of producing some offbeat styles. Seen here is a derby which features a reptile leather and deep purple leather upper. Available now at Potential.

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31
Mar
09

OriginalFake Chomper Stitch Hoodie

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OriginalFake drop their latest hoodie style seen here as it incorporates the popular Chomper pattern over the chest. Other details can be seen over the cuffs and inner lining in a nice subtle style. Available now at Anytime with a suggested retail price of $2380 HKD (approximately $307 USD).

Anytime TST
Shop B, Ground Floor
59 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
p: 2311 7068

31
Mar
09

OriginalFake x NEIGHBORHOOD 2009 April Releases

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The OriginalFake x NEIGHBORHOOD collaboration continues on into April with a new series of graphic tees. Not to be outdone, the collection also yields two denim styles in a clean raw wash. The imagery on the denim is visible via the back pockets while the tees continue on a mostly NEIGHBORHOOD-esque style.

30
Mar
09

N.E.R.D.- SOLDIER FEATURING SANTIGOLD AND LIL WAYNE LIVE PERFORMANCE

Spring Break 2009: N.E.R.D. “Soldier”

Click on the link above

30
Mar
09

FASHION ICON OF THE WEEK: Salvatore Ferragamo

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Salvatore Ferragamo born 1898 in Bonita became an iconic Italian shoe designer. He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the enonymous company making unique hand-made footwear. His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. Film stars and celebrities continue to patronize his company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world.  Salvatore made his first pair of shoes at age nine, for his sisters to wear, young Salvatore decided that he had found his calling. He always had a passion for shoes. He studied in Naples for a year, then opened a small store based in his parent’s home. In 1914, he emigrated to Boston, where one of his brothers worked in a cowboy boot factory.

After a brief stint at the factory, Ferragamo convinced his brothers to move to California, first Santa Barbara then Hollywood. It was here that Ferragamo found success, initially opening a shop for repair and made-to-measure shoes, which soon became prized items among celebrities of the day, leading to a long period of designing footwear for the cinema. However, his thriving reputation as ‘Shoemaker to the Stars’ only partially satisfied him. He could not fathom why his shoes pleased the eye yet hurt the foot, so he proceeded to study anatomy at USC.

After spending thirteen years in the US, Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, this time settling in Florence. In Florence, he began to fashion shoes for the wealthiest and most powerful women of the century, from the Maharani of Cooch Behar to Eva Peron to Marilyn Monroe. In 1929, he opened a workshop in the Via Monellia, concentrating his efforts in experimenting with design, applying for patents for ornamental and utility models and some related inventions. Although he filed for bankruptcy in 1933 due to bad management and economic pressures, Ferragamo nonetheless expanded his operation during the 1950 to a workforce of around 700 expert artisans that produced 350 pairs of hand-made shoes a day.

Ferragamo was always recognized as a visionary, and his designs ranged from the strikingly bizarre objet d’art to the traditionally elegant, often serving as the main inspiration to other footwear designers of his time and beyond. Salvatore Ferragamo died in 1960 at the age of 62, but his name lives on as an international company, which has expanded its operations to include luxury shoes, bags, eyewear, silk accessories, watches, perfumes and a ready-to-wear clothing line. At his death his wife Wanda and later their six children (Fiamma, Giovanna, Fulvia, Ferruccio, Massimo and Leonardo) ran the Ferragamo company.

His most famous invention is arguably the “Cage Heel”. Fiamma (Salvatore’s eldest daughter who died in 1998) inherited her father’s inimitable talent and came up with the “Vara pumps” in 1978.

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26
Mar
09

Air Jordan 1 Premier “Hare” Colorway

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Having already dropped a slew of colorways, the Jordan camp shows no signs of stopping as 2009 will featured more renditions of the iconic Jordan 1 than ever before. This latest mock up actually challenges the classic Air Jordan VII Hare, borrowing its colorway and mix of materials for a full blown transfer onto a new platform. Along with the vibrant print colored tongue, the kicks feature an Air Bunny logo as well as “HARE” detailing on the tongue and heel. A release is scheduled for April 11th, 2009 with a price tag of $110 USD. Source: Niketalk

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26
Mar
09

Nike Air Yeezy Release Info

With new images of the Nike Air Yeezy surfacing the other day, anticipation is being built up for its initial release which will come on Saturday, April 4th. The first Air Yeezy scheduled to drop is composed of zen grey and light charcoal. The sneaker has been seen on numerous occasions in this particular color which also sports Kanye West’s “Y” print found at the front of the sneaker as well as the strap. There is no word when the other models will be available, but expect this pair to be sold at all House of Hoops, the Footlocker and Footaction located on 34th St in New York. Unfortunately, quantity is reported to be limited so get there bright and early. Via Footlocker.

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