BAPE® Collaborates On adidas Originals Superstar Models
27.February.2021 | FASHION
BAPE® has teamed up with adidas Originals once again for a 2021 Spring/Summer Collection which includes the release of a collaborative model of Superstar model sneakers at A BATHING APE® stores and online on Saturday (February 27).
The Superstar sneakers come in two colour variations. This includes a fusion of the BAPE signature “STA” and adidas Originals’ iconic three stripes. The heels bear both brand’s logos.
There’s also a camo design of black and white contrast which pays respect to the OG Superstar models released in 1969 known as the “Celean & Celassic.” The sneakers are also laced with red and blue mystic tones.
Stylish Bags and Sneakers Arrive at Camper’s Pop-Up Shop in Isetan Shinjuku
Shoe, boots, and sneaker brand Camper opened a pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku on Wednesday which is set to run until April 27. The shop is a collaboration with Japanese textile designer Masaru Suzuki who has provided his iconic designs to a collection of bags and sneakers that you can get your hands on. The shop also has a display designed by Suzuki.
Pop-Up Store Line-Up
HOP STEP LIFE | ¥19,800 (Tax Included)
ANIMAL BISCUIT | ¥22,000 (Tax Included)
CHARM POINT | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Women’s) | ¥25,300 (Tax Included)
TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Men’s) | ¥25,300 (Tax Included)
TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Kid’s) | From ¥12,100 (Tax Included)
Men’s Building – “CAMALEON 1975” Pop-Up Store
Men’s Building Pop-Up Store Original Novelty
This marks Camper’s third long-awaited collaboration with Masaru Suzuki and the first in four years, and this time the series adds shoes to the mix in addition to the popular bags. Suzuki visited Camper’s main office in Majorca, Spain, for detailed discussions on the designs.
Suzuki is set to attend the pop-up event on April 17. Customers who spend over ¥5,500 (tax included) on this day will receive a fabric swatch signed by Suzuki. Additionally, the men’s building of Isetan Shinjuku is also opening its CAMALEON 1975 pop-up shop once again selling shoes made from recycled materials from Camper. Those who spend over ¥14,300 (tax included) at this shop will receive a free eco-friendly bag made from 100% recycled nylon.
ISETAN x CAMPER Pop-Up Store
Running: April 14, 2021 – April 27, 2021
Where: Isetan Shinjuku
ISETAN x CAMPTER/Masaru Suzuku: Main Building Floors 1F & 2F
CAMALEON 1975: Men’s Building Floor B1F
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.camper.com/
KEEN x Murasaki Sports Collaborate on Footwear Release
13.April.2021 | FASHION
Murasaki Sports and outdoor/footwear brand KEEN released a new limited-edition model of KEEN’s NEWPORT H²O shoes, the NEWPORTのH2, on April 10.
KEEN x Murasaki Sports Limited Edition “NEWPORT H2”
The designer for the alternative models is GRINDLODGE garage project who have captured the gorgeous ocean with the sun and trees reflected on the water surface on them. This design is created using the company’s grinder tool which makes each and every pair of shoes unique. The footwear is equipped with KEEN’s Newport H2 technology so they can be worn both in and out of the water.
Murasaki Sports is donating 10% of the proceeds made from these limited-edition models to Umi Sakura to help keep Japan’s oceans clean. Additionally, Umi Sakura, Murasaki Sports, and KEEN will begin rolling out their two-month #ACTIONFORCHANGE campaign this month in the run up to World Oceans Day which begins on June 8, 2021.
Murasaki Sports aims to teach more people engaged in sports such as surfing about importance preserving the environment through this campaign and footwear release. The brand is one supported by the youth of Japan, so the campaign hopes to pass down these messages of sustainability to young people.
KEEN x Murasaki Sports Limited Edition Newport H2
Released: April 10, 2021 (Limited Edition)
Where: Murasaki Sports
Online Store: https://bit.ly/3cJmKAR
#ACTIONFORCHANGE Instagram Campaign
Running: April 5, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Present for Participating: Special tongs that can be used for picking up trash, camping, and more
How to Participate
・Method A: Post a photo of you in action
Take a photo of you that captures making the ocean beautiful and post on Instagram with the hashtag #アクションフォーチェンジ and/or #ACTIONFORCHANGE and tag Umi Sakura @umisakura_official
・Method B: Repost the official campaign posts
Repost the posts on Umi Sakura @umisakura_official, KEEN @keen_japan, and Murasaki Sports’ @murasakisports_official, that have the hashtag #アクションフォーチェンジ on them along with the hashtag #アクションフォーチェンジ and tag Umi Sakura in your post.
*Winners will receive a DM from Umi Sakura’s official Twitter account (@umisakura_official)
Umi Sakura: https://umisakura.com/
New Balance Reunites With Natsume Mito on New Sneaker Collection
09.April.2021 | FASHION
It’s been seven years since New Balance Japan launched its ‘Sneaker and Me’ campaign in collaboration with Japanese model Natsume Mito. The pair have now come together again in promotion of the brand’s new edition of its 996 models, the ‘WL996’ lifestyle models for women, with Mito donning the sneakers in a look-book of outfits coordinated by Mito herself. “Even though the sneakers and their form haven’t changed since I first wore them back then,” she explains, “I really felt that these 996’s lend more room to look good on adults. I also understand why these shoes have been loved for so long. I want to become someone like that too, so I admire the appearance of the 996’s.”
Mito shows off her looks in a short interview with New Balance in the video below.
The 996 models followed the 990’s which released in 1982 as the third in the 99X series. They made their debut in 1988 in the US and have long since been enjoyed not only as running shoes but everyday shoes too. They’re a long seller in New Balance’s books.
A BATHING APE® x COMME des GARCONS Launch Second Collaboration
07.April.2021 | FASHION
After one year since their first collaboration, A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS released their second collection at BAPE STORE® and COMME des GARCONS OSAKA on April 3 featuring a new line-up that emphasises everything quintessential about both brands.
The collection includes full-zip hoodies, sweat shorts, tapered pants, and more, all branded with BAPE and GARCONS’ logos and serving hard, casual vibes. The brands released a look-book as pictured below with a simple yet aesthetic style.
A BATHING APE® x COMME des GARCONS
Released: April 3, 2021
Where: BAPE STORE® / COMME des GARCONS OSAKA
BAPE Official Website: https://bape.com/
A BATHING APE® Releases Collection in Collaboration With BE@RBRICK
03.April.2021 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® turned 28-years-old on April 1. Every year when their anniversary season comes around, the Japanese brand releases some kind of celebratory item. This year, BAPE® is teaming up with MEDICOM TOY to release a special collection in collaboration with BE@RBRICK. The line-up is a collection t-shirts and BE@RBRICK bears in eight patterns which will be released in batches.
The first t-shirt batch will drop on April 3 at A BATHING APE stores and their online store while the BE@RBRICK bears will release at MEDICOM TOY shops and their online store.
A BATHING APE® 28th Anniversary
Release Date: April 3, 2021
Buy Online: https://bape.com/pages/bearbrick-bape-camo-1
adidas Originals Releases ABC Mart Exclusive Models
24.March.2021 | FASHION
adidas Originals released an exclusive model of its Forum Low trainers at ABC Mart in Japan on March 18. The brand teamed up with Kamiyado, a Japanese idol group from Harajuku, to create a concept video in promotion of the trainers. Check it out below.
adidas Originals x Kamiyado Concept Movie
The video features each member wearing completely different styles, but all with a sense of Japanese pop culture to them as you’d expect from a group who formed in the hub of Japanese pop and kawaii culture – Harajuku!
adidas Originals x ABC Mart Limited-Edition Models
FORUM LOW GX2722 10,989円（税込）
FORUM LOW GX0214 | ¥10,989 (Tax Included)
FORUM LOW GX4991 | ¥10,989 (Tax Included)
FORUM LOW GX4992 | ¥10,989 (Tax Included)
FORUM LOW GX4993 | ¥10,989 (Tax Included)
The trainers reimagine the original colours of the Forum Lows for the new season. The shoelaces and mid-soles are decked out with vibrant colours, and the iconic adidas Three Stripes glimmer in glitter.
アディダス オリジナルス「フォーラム ロー」ABC-MART限定モデル
A BATHING APE® Releases UNKLE/MO WAX “Original Headz” Collection
BAPE will releases its new A BATHING APE® VS UNKLE/MO WAX “Original Headz” collection in Japan as well as via the brand’s US site on March 20.
UNKLE BAPE STA™ | ¥28,000 (Before Tax)
UNKLE X BAPE® TEE | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
UNKLE POINTMAN LOGO TEE | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
UNKLE POINTMAN LOGO RELAXED CREWNECK | ¥21,000 (Before Tax)
UNKLE x BAPE® WIDE FULL ZIP HOODIE | ¥34,800 (Before Tax)
UNKLE MWA CAMO MA-1 | ¥49,800 (Before Tax)
UNKLE MWA CAMO M-51 HOODIE JACKET | ¥49,800 (Before Tax)
James Lavelle (UNKLE)
BAPE describes this collection of sneakers, sweatshirts t-shirts, and more as: “Featuring UNKLE original point men, UNKLE sounds (both by Futura 2000 ) and Psyence fiction logos, original headz slogan and M.W.A (MO WAX ARTS ) camo, which was designed in 1999 by Ben Drury and James Lavelle featuring elements by Futura 2000 (who was collaborating with MO WAX and UNKLE, creating artwork and graphics), inspired by the graphic camouflage trend of the time, the M.W.A camo has become a constant theme throughout MO WAX and Unkle’s identity.”
atmos x New Balance Reveal Sneaker Collaboration Collection
Japanese sneaker select shop atmos is releasing new models of the M5740 sneakers in collaboration with New Balance on March 20. The models take inspiration from the beachside.
NEW BALANCE x atmos M5740AT “Beachside” | ¥16,000 (Before Tax)
The sneakers take New Balance’s iconic 574 models which were first released in the 80’s and add a 90’s wave design to create a next generation of models. They are coloured beige as inspiration from the beach with the light blue tones representing the waves of the ocean. The tie-dye section imagines the blue sky fading as the sun sets for the evening.
NEW BALANCE x atmos
Release Date: March 20, 2021
atmos Official Website: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com/
PALLADIUM x SMILEY Drop ‘Be Kind’ Sneaker Collection
Japanese brands PALLADIUM and SMILEY have released their fourth sneaker collection together. For this collaboration, the line-up’s theme is “BE KIND” and focuses on friendship, loving our neighbours, bonds, and laughter.
PAMPA HI BE KIND Black | ¥10,450 (Tax Included)
PAMPA HI BE KIND Yellow S-Rush | ¥10,450 (Tax Included)
PAMPA OX BE KIND | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
PAMPA OX BE KIND Yellow S-Rushi | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
The collection aims to promote smiles, happiness, and positivity to people during these dark times. The sneakers arrive in two models: PAMPA HI BE KIND which feature fun smiley faces on the heels, and PAMPA OX BE KIND which has the smiley faces in a wide print on the uppers. As well as these high-cut and low-cut versions, the collection introduces a yellow version of S-Rush models which is available at S-Rush in Harajuku as well as four other branches in Japan and online.
A BATHING APE® x Tom and Jerry Collection Releases in Japan
13.March.2021 | FASHION
BAPE is set to release a clothing collection in collaboration with Tom and Jerry, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, on Saturday (March 13).
The fun collection features a variety of designs including BAPE’s signature “ABC CAMO” as well as Tom and Jerry coming together with the brand’s own character BABY MILO as well as their main logo, the ape head, being made out of cheese.
TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s21)
©2020 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Ketsumeishi Collaborates With adidas During Their 20th Anniversary Celebrations
This year marks 20 years since the major debut of the Japanese pop and hip-hop group Ketsumeishi, who launched a clothing collaboration with adidas on Friday (March 5) to release a tracksuit and T-shirt. The items are available for a limited time until March 28.
The collection is available to fan club members of the mobile website Club Ketsumeishi only on the KTM STORE.
X-girl & atmos pink Collaborate With Nike On New Sneaker Models
02.March.2021 | FASHION
Nike released a stylish new model of their Fontanka Edge sneakers in Japan on Friday (February 26) which was created in collaboration with X-girl and atmos pink.
NIKE FONTANKA EDGE “Light Arctic Pink” PINK
NIKE FONTANKA EDGE BLACK/LtGREEN
The new Fontanka Edge models are lightweight and fitted with highly durable Zoom X soles. They are made with a fusion of TPU and mesh for even greater durability, and their comfort has been taken to the next level. The uppers fuse seamlessly with the rest of the shoe to give them a stylish, complete look.