Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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EXCLUSIVE: Richardson Launches Tokyo Flagship Store With Special Apparel

Richardson has been around since Andrew Richardson launched the imprint in 1998, followed by its clothing range in 2003, which kicked off with a Supreme T-shirt collaboration. As the label moves into its 22nd year in the business, Richardson is finally opening its third flagship store, following the New York and Los Angeles outposts with a new space in Tokyo’s youthful Harajuku neighborhood.

Accompanying the new space is a slate of special wearables, with designs that take cue from various Japanese motifs. Nobuyoshi Araki‘s sexually-charged photography sets the tone for a black long-sleeved shirt and a bomber jacket and hoodie printed with photo-realistic shibari(rope bondage). These are accompanied by a more understated hoodie, T-shirts and shorts emblazoned with Richardson branding, Japanese Katakana and Kanji in calligraphic style against the Japanese flag. Meanwhile, classic Richardson Hardware verbiage elevates a host of versatile tees and hats, reviving one of the label’s signature branding techniques.

The exclusive collection will launch in-store at the new Richardson Tokyo location, scheduled to open at the below address on March 28. Below, read HYPEBEAST’s brief Q&A with Andrew Richardson.
Most recently, Richardson launched its Spring/Summer 2020 collectionas a return to seasonal drops. via

Nike SB Dunk Low “Elephant” Set to Release This Year

Following the recent release of the SB Dunk Low “Safari”, Nike SB is set to return later this year with another atmos-inspired colorway of the Dunk Low.
Just like how the SB Dunk “Safari” takes inspiration from the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 colorway originally released in 2003, the SB Dunk “Elephant” comes dressed in a colorway inspired by the 2007 atmos x Nike Air Max 1, most recently released in 2017. Expect a black and white upper with cement-print overlays and a jade blue Swoosh.
Take a look at the mock-up provided by Crepe City below and look for the Nike SB Dunk Low “Elephant” to hit skate shops this November. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for a first look and additional updates. via

HUMAN MADE Releasing Traditional Japanese “Wa” Collection

NIGO and his streetwear brand HUMAN MADE will be releasing a special collection in celebration of their Japanese heritage. The theme of the collection is “Wa” (和) or “harmony.” In Japanese culture, Wa is a traditional social and family value that implies peace and unity.

For this collection, HUMAN MADE employs the use of Japanese Aizome (藍染め), a deep blue dye collected from the leaves of the Japanese indigo plant. Continuing on the traditional Japanese theme is the Samue (作務衣) Jacket, a piece historically known to be worn by Zen Buddhist monks, but in modern days is a common casual or workwear staple. This piece comes in Aizome blue with white Human Made branding on the back, accompanied by a duck graphic that is seen throughout the collection.
Accompanying the jacket is the Tsumeeri (詰襟) Shirt in white, a type of shirt that makes up the uniform of many middle-school and high-school boys in Japan. Accessories include an indigo Tenugui (手拭い), a thin Japanese hand towel made from cotton, and a furoshiki (風呂敷), a cloth traditionally used to wrap gifts and other goods.
The HUMAN MADE “Wa” lineup features 14 items in total, including short and long sleeve tees. The collection launches via raffle at a pop-up store at Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building on March 25th. The pop-up closes on April 10th. Grab a look at the complete collection below.

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BAPE and Casio G-SHOCK last teamed up back in 2018 on a DW-5750 that celebrated both the 25th anniversary of BAPE and the 35th anniversary of Casio G-SHOCK. Now, the duo returns with another beautiful iteration of the classic watch.
Choosing a red and white color palette, BAPE dresses the face of the DW-5750 with its signature 1ST CAMO print in red, which turns into the APE HEAD logo once the back light is turned on. A white strap accompanies the timepiece and proudly incorporates the BAPE STA logo, the shoe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
This latest release from BAPE and Casio G-SHOCK will take place on March 21 at and ZOZOTOWN and stay an Asia exclusive. Earlier this year, CLOT also collaborated with Casio G-SHOCK on the DW-5750 with interchangeable colored straps.
Release Date: 3/21/20 (Saturday) via


adidas Superstar Reflective Label

The newest adidas Superstar comes with a brand new design on its upper. Dubbed the adidas Superstar Reflective Label, this adidas Superstar comes with a reflective upper covered in a “Brand with the 3-Stripes” label graphic. The patterned upper is placed alongside Black on the Three Stripes branding, lining, collar, heel tab, eyestay, laces and tongue, while Gold foil branding can be found on the tongues. A White shell toe and sole units complete the look.
Retailing for $80, look for the adidas Superstar Reflective Label to debut on April 2nd at select retailers and via

Nike Air Max 270 USA

The patriotic vibes land on the Nike Air Max 270. Rocking the classic Red, White and Blue color scheme, this pair of 270s starts off with a clean White mesh upper offset by the Navy Blue hits underneath, as well as on areas such as the mini Swoosh logos, liner, ankle collar, and Air Max 270 heel unit. The USA theme comes to life with the help of the Red hits noted on the fused overlays, heel tab, branding and part of the outsole.
Retailing for $150, the Nike Air Max 270 USA has no release date but we definitely expect it to drop before the 4th of July, right? Stay tuned for a confirmed release date. via

Friday, March 6, 2020


Following in the footsteps of their older brother BAPE last yearAAPE has teamed up with Mitchell & Ness for an NBA capsule collection.
Instead of focusing on jerseys, AAPE has taken the path of apparel like hoodies, tees, caps and shorts to cover with their graphic camo print. The teams highlighted include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. Mitchell & Ness made sure to bring out some classic logos for this collection.
Fans can purchase the collection online via and starting on February 29. Mitchell & Ness also recently teamed up with Bleacher Report to remix some NBA gear with some hip-hop legends.
Release Date: 2/29/20 (Saturday) via

Zoom Freak 1 Receive "Oreo" Revamp

As we enter the second half of the NBA season, Nike is giving two of its signature shoes an “Oreo” revamp. The Nike Kyrie 6 and Nike Zoom Freak 1 both arrive in monochromatic colorways, dipping both the leather and mesh uppers in a clean hue of white while black contrasts land on the specific branding details of each model. Speckled detailing makes its way on the midsole and swoosh of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s signature shoe, while Kyrie Irving‘s takes a simpler approach on the midfoot strap.
The Nike Kyrie 6 and Nike Zoom Freak 1 “Oreo” are both available now on Nike CN for ¥899 RMB (approximately $130 USD) and ¥999 RMB (approximately $150 USD) respectively. via

The Nike Kyrie 6 "Oreo" Revamps

As we enter the second half of the NBA season, Nike is giving two of its signature shoes an “Oreo” revamp. The Nike Kyrie 6 and Nike Zoom Freak 1 both arrive in monochromatic colorways, dipping both the leather and mesh uppers in a clean hue of white while black contrasts land on the specific branding details of each model. Speckled detailing makes its way on the midsole and swoosh of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s signature shoe, while Kyrie Irving‘s takes a simpler approach on the midfoot strap.
The Nike Kyrie 6 and Nike Zoom Freak 1 “Oreo” are both available now on Nike CN for ¥899 RMB (approximately $130 USD) and ¥999 RMB (approximately $150 USD) respectively. via

Reebok Question Mid Equips Crisp "Black Toe" Style

Reebok has re-crafted Allen Iverson‘s iconic Question Mid in styles ranging from “Georgetown” to grey suede over the last few months, and the latest makeup to join the nostalgic parade is a crisp “Black Toe.” Taking on a striking colorblocking scheme centered around a bold toebox, the “Black Toe” nods to the Question‘s genesis in 1996 — Iverson’s rookie season — but offers a look all its own.
Split between supple white and black leathers, the upper offers a yin and yang style. The majority of its real estate is claimed by white leather, but black hues on the heel, collar and aforementioned toebox provide stark contrast. Metallic gold makes its presence felt as well by appearing on each and every branded hit. These range from the midfoot and tongue vector logos to the heel’s Question and “3” hits plus the Reebok spell-out that runs down the eyestays. It’s also used as trim around the forefoot.
Thick midsoles boast exposed DMX cushioning pods, and the outsole presents a smoky, semi-translucent black hue with more metallic gold embellishments to complete the look. Thanks to cut and color alike, these Questions are reminiscent of the Air Jordan 11 “DMP” from 2006’s memorable Jordan Brand pack.
The Reebok Question Mid “Black Toe” is set to release via the Reebok webstore on March 13, and is priced at $140 USD. via

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Coca-Cola has teamed up with Columbia and atmos Lab for a collaborative capsule collection.
The collection focuses on "Coca-Cola" in multiple Asian languages and uses that to create an all-over graphic on jackets, shorts, tees, bags and hats. In addition to the classic Coke red, blue, black and white accompany the signature colorway.
Fans can purchase their favorite pieces on February 29 via atmos stores. Prices range from $40 to $180. Coca-Cola has been especially tapped into the fashion scene for the last few years, including last year's collaboration with Kith. via 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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The Original Nike Air More Uptempo Set For A Holiday 2020 Return

Only two months into the new decade, Nike has already unveiled some of its most innovative projects to date, most notably via its Tokyo Olympics 2020 showcase. And while platforms such as React and Flyease speak to the brand’s future-forward commitment, a recent slew of Air Max and Basketball retros suggest Nike isn’t forgetting about its past, the latter rumored to add the original Air More Uptempo this holiday season.
Although the ’96 silhouette has been reissued more frequently than other Nike Basketball models, the bold sneaker hasn’t received its debut “Black/White” colorway since April 2016. Since then, the Scottie Pippen-endorsed sneaker has seen iridescent Purple, Chinese New Year-inspired Red/Gold, and even a collaborative trio with Supreme, among other outfits. Yet, the Uptempo’s best release is arguably its first. There’s nothing innately special about the sneaker’s mostly “Black” arrangement, especially when comparing it to landscape in the ’90s, but the simple colorway has allowed the signature “AIR” lettering to make a statement all on its own. Outlined in “White” and covering both sidewalls, the oversized characters were inspired by of-their-era graffiti and Pop Art. And when complemented with a handful of varying-sized Swoosh logos and chunky midsoles, the “AIR” branding becomes just one piece of the audacious-recipe that’s made the Air More Uptempo a classic. via

This Nike Kyrie 6 Is Nothing But Nets

On March 16th, Nike Basketball will launch a quiet capsule of its signature models in stark white/black colorways, ditching any sort of superfluous backstory in favor of a no-frills, all-business approach. Alongside the PG 4 and Zoom Freak 1 is Kyrie Irving’s Nike Kyrie 6, and in his case, this serious approach just so happens to be a perfect match for the Brooklyn Nets, whose white/black jerseys only recently got some color and flair thanks to a Coogi sweater-inspired pattern and even some of Eric Haze’s signature type. Sadly, Kyrie will be cheering on from the sideline, but we expect many Nike Kyrie loyalists to switch to these as the competition continues to rise. Look out for these at Nike Basketball retailers on March 16th. via