I’m a Japanese graffiti artist. I also do graphics and fine art. My own characters are just like the other myself. I wanna grow up with my characters in my whole life… -Shiro www.bj46.com
Billionaire Boys Club released their Hunting Pattern collection today, at select BBC retailers. Kind of taking a page from classic Ralph Lauren/Polo pieces, the pattern is featured on everything from jackets to bookbags.
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After months of preparation and an unofficial unveiling, the life-size Gundam at Odaiba (台場) Shiokaze Park (潮風公園), Tokyo was official open to public this past weekend. Based on the original schematics of RX-78-2 Gundam model from the very first Gundam animation released in 1979, the 18-meter (or 59-foot) high statue is comprised of fiberglass shell over steel frame. It also boast some 50+ lights and 14 points to emit “mist” for added effect. The statue will usher in Gundam Big Expo in August, the largest convention of its kind to celebrate Gundam’s 30th anniversary this year.
Quite possibly one of the most consistent labels on the Japanese streetwear scene, Whiz continue to impress with an endless array of quality designs. The t-shirt brand turned contemporary label give us a glimpse into the second delivery of their Spring/Summer goods featuring various lightweight cut-and-sew garments for the Summertime. The looks are now available through Whiz retailers as well as their website.
This is a bit of a teaser: Hong Kong’s MIME Vintage is launching a new website soon and I’ll have details about buying the kinds of incredible clothes shown in these amazing photographs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an impressive collection of vintage, from the styles to the patterns and fabrics. Their fabulous finds are from Hong Kong/China, Japan, Korea, Portugal and France. MIME is a Hong Kong-based collaboration between a stylist, Juju, and a photographer, Qiqi – two close friends who share a love of art and collecting vintage and objects. The duo refer to themselves as ‘Retro Futurists’ and Juju, who is also an art student, tells me that lately she’s very into 1950s to 2050s sci-fi style, 80s neon disco and the costumes of Chinese traditional opera. Imagine the kinds of photographs we’ll be treated to next!
Shinsuke Takizawa-headed Japanese brand BASECONTROL gives us a look into their lookbook for Spring/Summer 2009. The new season feature the brand’s usual prep/contemporary designs alongside some cameos from their excellent bag range, which has become a staple in BASECONTROL’s recent collections.