SSUR COMME des FUCKDOWN Taipei Tiger Tee
To celebrate the grand reopening of JUICE Taipei, the shop has teamed up with popular cult label SSUR to release a set of commemorative COMME des FUCKDOWN goods. Included in the pack is a special tiger print T-shirt, with the now infamous COMME des FUCKDOWN typeface screened boldly across the chest. In addition to the shirt, early access to CLOT’s Spring/Summer 2013 range will be made available to visitors spending over $4000 TWD (approximately $134 USD) at the brand’s May 25 soft launch. Look for the shirt to be joined by corresponding COMME des FUCKDOWN caps at the reopening event.
Brooklyn We Go Hard Paris Store Opening
BWGH has come to represent one of France’s fastest going high street brands and it’s no surprise the brand branches out into its first physical location. Located on the Seine shores, in the Cité de la Mode et du Design, BWGH took into account several key points to communicate its vision including a tribute to their favorite artist Yves Klein via a series of blue hued areas. A former home to another respected French label, Pigalle, BWGH pay homage to the previous tenants as well as balancing their unique aesthetic.
NEIGHBORHOOD flagship Store in Tokyo’s Harajuku hood
In the latest installment of their Highsnobiety Visits series they take a detailed look at the beautiful NEIGHBORHOOD flagship store in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood. Motorcycle culture plays an important role in the brand’s look, feel and inspiration process. That was directly translated into the NEIGHBORHOOD store in Tokyo, which sits in the heart of the Harajuku shopping district, right below Supreme.
From the wooden fixtures, dark overall aesthetic, and the highly detailed merchandising, NEIGHBORHOOD impresses with a very clear brand message that is perfectly in line with its collections.
Hood By Air Morphs
Despite origins dating back to the mid-2000s, HOOD BY AIR has reemerged in recent times and enjoyed a meteoric rise. Under the creative direction of founder Shayne Oliver, the brand has seemingly found itself at the center of a new movement in streetwear. Stylistically it has come to represent an intersection of Oliver’s hometown New York edge with a certain high fashion disposition. This formula has yielded quite the eclectic mix of followers which has gotten behind the brand’s defined high street and at times androgynous aesthetic. A short video titled “MORPH” outlines the brand’s recognizable offerings set against a simple yet dramatic backdrop. While printed offerings represent the brunt of HBA, for now, there have been communicated plans to expand into more complex pieces as well as denim.
At Scion‘s lifestyle gallery and retail space on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, cult fashion label Hood By Air has set up its first pop-up shop along with a month-long installation featuring the unsettling video above among many other things. The shop runs from May 18 – June 16 and is located at:
Scion AV Installation
7667 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90046
The GIP Store visited by highsnobiety
In 2011 Japanese brand WTAPS opened its new flagship store in Shibuya, Tokyo. The GIP (Guerilla The Incubation Period) Store closely follows the base principles of the brand. The interior is heavily military inspired, both on the interior and the exterior. Next to WTAPS, the store also carries the other collection by creative director Tetsu Nishiyama, entitled FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS. While WTAPS has been hanging in HOODS stores next to Neighborhood, the GIP store for the first time 100% expresses the vision of the brand. Beautiful details include custom furniture, as well as GIP store bikes and scooters parked in front of the shop.
Open 12pm to 8pm
Closed last Monday of the month
1F Bansho Bldg,1-9-10 Jinnan Sibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0041 Japan
Photography: Robert Wunsch / Highsnobiety.com
Peas & Carrots PNC S.S. Grand Opening Collection
The latest move from Peas & Carrots International brings us a lineup of collaborative garments to align with the grand opening of the lifestyle label’s flagship location in Los Angeles. With a range of on-point graphic pieces included from The Hundreds, Crooks & Castles, US Alteration, Diamond Supply and others, the drop marks a strong step forward for the brainchild of young tastemaker Anwar Carrots. The entirety of the range is available in-store now.
Peas & Carrots PNC S.S
311 North Edinburgh Avenue
Los Angeles, LA 90048
New Slam City Skate store in East London
Slam City Skates has opened a brand new East London store, it’s second store front in the United Kingdom. “With Slam growing as a brand we thought it was time for expansion,” said Slam in a press release. The store is situated on Bethnal Green road close to the mouth of Brick Lane. Alongside the brands you would expect are some surprises, from Patagonia outerwear to Clark’s Originals. The clean finish and design of the location is the work of long time Slam affiliate Toby Shuall. The downstairs portion will house the Palace skateboards showroom and design office.
Slam City Skates East
136 Bethnal Green Rd.
London E2 6DG
Eleven Paris Goes UK
Eleven Paris recently announced the extension of its retail chain across the English Channel, opening its first brick and mortar in London’s fashionable Soho district. The French label recently celebrated its 10th anniversary through a spring/summer campaign, recruiting rock legend Lenny Kravitz and runway rebel Charlotte Free to sport the brand’s latest garb. Of course, Eleven Paris’s aesthetic has developed over the years, though its exploration of the line between nonconformity and sophisticated aesthetics has made it a success. Look for the store to open on London’s Carnaby Street this week.
Opening Ceremony’s New Toky Store
Led by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, New York fashion purveyor Opening Ceremony has unveiled its new Tokyo offshoot — a 13,000-square-foot store located at the city’s modish Cat Street in the Omotesando district. Covering four levels, the new brick & mortar hosts a number of familiar brands — Acne, Sophie Hulme, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang — alongside exclusives from adidas and Yoko Ono’s directional menswear collection. The new store is designed with an open, lofty feel, with large glasses exposing the neighborhood outside, while the interior employs beams of atypical hues and patterns best known to the brand. “The main thing that pleased us about moving here was that we had a freestanding space. That we weren’t attached to a big complex, we like to act on a whim and do things spontaneously,” Leon said. Be sure to drop by if you happen be in Tokyo.
It’s a Privilige to Land in NY
OG Japanese streetwear boutique Privilege has finally launched a US webstore to cater directly to American customers. The Privilege NYC store is live now with brands like Lafayette, am After Midnight, and Deadline and celebrated their official launch with Stretch Armstrong at Lil Charlie’s.
Dover Street Market NY announces a delay & Launches US Online Store
This week COMME des GARCONS officially launched part of the new Dover Street Market New York website. Aside from announcing a late 2013 opening date, they also went ahead and launched the U.S. online store already. Stocked with a selection of COMME des GARCONS PLAY, wallets, perfume and candles, along with other items, the full online store will become available when the physical location opens its doors. We will of course keep you posted.
You can shop the new online store now here.
Bape Store Shanghai CITIC City Plaza Store Opening
Further evidence that China is set to become the world’s newest fashion and streetwear hotspot, BAPE recently opened its second retail outlet in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Located in Shanghai’s CITIC City Plaza, the newest BAPE STORE, for the most part, adheres to the futuristic design aesthetic recognizable to fans worldwide — predominantly grey interiors, stainless steel throughout and brightly-lit BAPE logos as a prominent motif. A commemorative line of limited-edition tees was also released at the Christmas Day opening last month, with creative, localized graphics featuring Baby Milo and other classic brand icons.