Partly punk manifesto yet completely palatable to the less radical, renowned ‘zine maker Weirdo Dave teams up with Vans Syndicate for a new rendition of the Authentic silhouette, dubbed “China Girl Summer.” Fresh off of his work for Dover Street Market New York, the artist (a.k.a Dave Sandey or Fuck This Life) combines camouflage with custom collage prints, executing the shoe with a full canvas upper and lining. At the interior, this sneaker features a special UltraCush™ HD footbed for superior impact absorption, as well as Vans’ signature waffle gum tread at the bottom. Pick these up from Vans Syndicate retailers – Concepts, for example – for USD.
Slow motion, skateboarding, superb cinematography and exciting locations. This is exactly what is delivered in Charles Lanceplaine’s most recent body of work “A Tale of Four Cities.” Featuring the riders Jay Meador, Cyres Wong, Liu Jia Ming, Zhang Zi Yang and Timi McMeel, the video captures street skating at its best. Seen are some brag-able sets and clean combinations, but what is equally intriguing is the way each of the four cities are showcased. Now only do you get a look at the landscape of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan and Beijing, but the expressions of the local onlookers are beautifully brought out. Watch to video above for a better look at what it’s like to skate these four cities.
Now that its glow in the dark release is in the books, it looks like the Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4 is about to pack its bags and head to China. Fully equipped with a red, yellow and black upper, these kicks are sure to shine bright once they arrive at retailers. With a litany of other color schemes on the horizon, could Kobe’s secondary sig become a hot commodity? Read on after the jump to check out some detailed shots and be sure to keep checking with SneakerFiles for more info.
With China on route to become the world’s largest market for sportswear, Nike is utilizing this vast consumer base as a launch pad for new retail concepts. With its so-called “New Retail Series” initiative in place, Nike opened the first of such storefront back in July with the X158 Retail Concept on Shanghai’s trendy Xinle Lu (or Xinle Road). More recently, Nike went on to open a second retail concept in Shanghai as well, which it designate as the Nike Kicks Lounge.
While not a stand alone boutique like the Nike X158, architects and designers went about the Kicks Lounge’s initial design phase like it was one. Thus, the visual reference of an old school gymnasium at first glance. Created to be perfectly flexible, the product displays can be swap in or out easily. This is especially helpful considering the Nike Kicks Lounge will be highlighting many limited Quickstrick goods and related products. But the real centerpiece of the store is towards the back where a new storage system sits. Enclosed in glass and painted in Nike’s signature Total Orange colorway, the mobile shelving unit allows consumers to see the inventory. It also gives a sense of transparency to the entire purchasing process, from start to finish.
You will find the new Nike Kicks Lounge in Shanghai’s iAPM Mall on No. 999 Huaihai Middle Road
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Aside from making some of the best cycling gear on the market, Rapha just keep churning out incredible films that make you want to grab your bike and attack the nearest mountain range. In this latest video they head to Yunnan, South West China, ‘The Way to Shangri-La.’ “Shangri-La, a mythical Himalayan valley where people do not age, a mountainous utopia that is isolated from the outside world. The general idea is that you do not set out to find the valley, it finds you: But if you choose to leave, you will never find your way back again.” Press play.
Rapha Visit Yunnan, China – ‘The Way to Shangri-La’ is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
The rapid pace and culturalization of China has been an important topic over the last few years. While many lament the lack of creative and uniquely Chinese ideas surfacing, the superpower’s ability to contribute to the creative world is certainly changing at a rapid pace. NOWNESS dissects the movement of creativity and architecture in China through a careful examination of key figures as well as the upcoming crop of influencers who will redefine China in the near future thanks ironically, to their experiences derived elsewhere.