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Coach X BAPE STA: A Look At The Sneakers That Just Dropped

Coach and Bape are back with another collaboration that’s bigger than their last one. You may recall that the two fashion brands first teamed up in February last year, producing a collection that meshed Coach’s New York heritage with the Tokyo cool of Japanese streetwear icon Bape. They offered an array of outerwear, ready-to-wear, and leather goods for both men and women. Now, however, they’re adding a very covetable category to the mix: sneakers. Specifically, Bape’s famous Bape STA sneakers, which were first released in 2000 and soon became a staple of the streetwear realm. Over the last...

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Virgil Abloh Remixes The Air Force 1 Sneakers For Nike X Louis Vuitton

If you thought that Dior x Nike was the ultimate sneaker collaboration in luxury fashion, think again. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with the sportswear giant to offer new takes on the Air Force 1 sneakers. The Nike x Louis Vuitton collaboration includes 21 new colourways of the iconic sneakers, as designed by Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh. The shoes are a part of the French luxury brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection, which was revealed through a film called “Amen Break”. According to the collection’s notes, the new Air Force 1 designs fuse “the trainer’s classic codes...

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Gucci unveils a new vegan material called Demetra and launches three new sneakers

Italian fashion house Gucci is breaking new ground with a new sustainable, vegan material called Demetra, developed largely from plant-based raw materials. For starters three of the label’s sneaker models feature this new material, which could eventually find its way into other product categories, including accessories, leather goods and ready-to-wear. The fashion industry’s green revolution involves the development — and use — of sustainable materials to reduce its impact on the planet. For several months now, the major luxury fashion labels have been presenting clothes and accessories made...

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SBTG launches his first NFT on Binance

Sabotage (SBTG) has debuted their first non-fungible token (NFT), and – contrary to popular belief – it’s not exactly a cyber sneaker. Launched last week on June 24, the SBTG NFT is a video featuring the local artist’s first, never-before-released prototype of the Nike SB Dunk Low, as well as its physical sneaker prototype in size US9.5. The auction, which will close on June 30, is part of Binance’s “100 creators” campaign to mark the launch of Binance’s new NFT-dedicated marketplace. SBTG is the only Singaporean art collective amongst the first hundred artists invited to sell on the platform. What...

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Allbirds sustainability lead Hana Kajimura on decarbonising fashion

Like many brands and fashion industry giants, Allbirds is turning to regenerative agriculture, considering that this system can maintain biodiversity and restore soil health while reducing the fashion sector’s environmental impact. Allbirds sustainability lead Hana Kajimura tells us more about this new practice, and about the projects initiated by the brand to decarbonise fashion. How can agriculture revolutionise fashion? At Allbirds, we use natural materials such as merino wool or eucalyptus tree fibre in our footwear and clothing, which practically means that our supply chain starts in a...

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Converse x Comme des Garçons Play: The new Jack Purcells are now available at Dover Street Market Singapore

Converse x Comme des Garçons Play: The new Jack Purcells are now available at Dover Street Market Singapore Converse’s Jack Purcell, recognised by its distinctive “smile” branding on the toe cap, has been given a playful update by Comme des Garçons for the first time in 10 years.  Remastered for stability, comfort and fit with a cushioned sockliner and insole as well as a high traction herringbone rubber sole, the iconic sneakers from the renewed collaboration feature the PLAY line’s signature heart logo on a silver filigree coloured canvas.  The two brands go way back, before collaborations...

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12 things you don’t know about Air Jordans

If you love sneakers, then it is unlikely you haven’t heard of Air Jordans. One of the world’s most successful shoe lines, Air Jordans are a legacy that revolutionised sports and fashion. Launched in 1984 when basketball legend Michael Jordan joined hands with Nike, they expected to earn US$3 million in the initial four years. But with the exceptional reception of its debut Air Jordan I, Nike raked in US$126 million in the first year itself. Whether you already possess a pair or plan to buy in future, here are some interesting facts about the brand that is a family of technologically advanced,...

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How sneakers became a girl’s best friend

No fewer than 250,000 pairs of women’s Jordan sneakers were sold worldwide on StockX in 2020, enough to have any self-respecting stiletto quaking in its boots. And while that figure covers the Jordan Brand alone, global sales of women’s sneakers more than doubled on the resale platform between 2019 and 2020, reflecting growing enthusiasm among women for this kind of footwear, which is more popular than ever. People may have said — or at least thought — that the sneaker trend wouldn’t last when sales took off in recent years. Today, however, it’s hard to imagine where and when the trend — which...

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