Jordan Spiz’ike iD Flip

Jordan Spiz’ike iD gives us a refreshed take on the hybrid model, but if you wanted to see some completed samples before you went off on your design, Nike Harajuku‘s got some for ya. All three sample colorways showcase a punchy color of elephant skin on the upper, with patent leather mudguards and matching midsoles completing quite the wacky set of Spiz’ike colorways.

Alexander Wang To be Announced the New Creative Director of Balenciaga Alexander Wang To be Announced the New Creative Director of Balenciaga

It’s being reported that next week Balenciaga will announce NY designer Alexander Wang as their new creative director. Earlier this month the Paris fashion house decided after 15 years to part ways with French designer Nicolas Ghesquière. Shortly thereafter, rumors began to circulate that Wang was the front-runner to replace the position. Still no official confirmations have yet to be made from neither Balenciaga nor the Alexander Wang camp but sources are reporting the deal is done and an announcement will be made no later than next week. What are your feelings about the move as well as the new direction?

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G-Shock Has Opened Their First Retail Space in the USA

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G-Shock has finally opened its flagship store in the United States within New York City’s prime shopping district of SOHO, on West Broadway. The G-Shock store pays tribute to its innovative design and reputable heritage by displaying a timeline of the timepieces released over the brand’s 30-year history, offering limited edition collaborative product available only at the shop as well as current inline models.

The first floor is devoted to the retail space, featuring industrial design elements such as reclaimed barn wood floors, and other industrial–grade materials to act as one of-a-kind shop fixtures. The second floor is used to showcase the current collaborations, all while being utilized as a rotating gallery and event space. Throughout, walls are adorned with art by world-renowned graphic artist and G-Shock Brand Ambassador, Eric Haze.

G-Shock – NYC
454 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012