We teamed up with Japan-based brand, BUDDY to create a unique capsule collection. We met in Tokyo a few years back and built a strong connection based on similar ideals of quality and design. Today, we present our collaborative efforts by featuring warm earth tones in a handmade leather slip-on sneaker accompanied with a durable canvas & leather tote bag. The two pieces represent the true spirit of Tokyo-based fashion.
“When you are in Japan, you feel like you are in the world’s largest judgement-free zone. You feel like you can wear anything and be fully accepted.” -Alex James, Brand Director of Publish.
The GS Slip-On sneaker is made of a premium butter soft cow leather. The left and right shoes are reversed in color ways to give them unique contrast and character. The shoe’s back pull tab is made of a natural Veg Tan leather to achieve the tonal look. The second piece is a large canvas tote with natural Veg Tan leather finishing the bottom portion. The bag also features reverse colors on both sides, complimenting the shoes to complete the capsule.
Both products are handmade with love in Japan. This exclusive, limited edition collection is available at Buddy Kyoto, Dover Street Market Ginza, and a few select Japanese retailers.
“When I see the ‘shimmer’ of light, images of various natural light come to my mind. For example, ripples on surface of the water, sunlight through the leaves of trees , rays from a break in the clouds, reflections on window glass.” – Hitomi Sato
Tokyo based artist Hitomi Sato created an installation called “Sense of Field” where she aims to replicate the shimmering of light for a visual experience but in combination with a sense of touch.
View more of Hitomi’s work here.
Last week the team was fortunate to come together with Onitsuka Tiger to launch a release party in Shibuya, Japan for our latest collaboration. With a two story level store, we put together a visuals gallery shot by our friends over at Teamcozy on the top floor. The event was filled with good vibes from media press coverage, distributors, and friends from all over Japan. Check out the images below!
Shop the collaboration today here.
Internet cutie, TA-HA blesses us with one of the most infectious songs we’ve heard in a long time. “Lil bit” is set on a gloomy night in Tokyo. Ride this vibe till 2016!!
Cam and Ben are back for the second season of HBO’s hit new show that follows the enterprising twosome, as they continue to pound the pavement in New York to make their dreams come true in How to Make it in America.
The second season leads off as the duo makes their way back to NY from Japan after a potentially lucrative business trip, Ben Epstein (Brian Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rusuk) hit the ground running, hustling at every opportunity. The two scour the downtown scene for new business connections, following ever lead to try get noticed in the industry, and making headway with CRISP, their homemade fashion line of hoodies and tee’s. Watch them and their cast of friends that include Kid Cudi chase the america dream.
Check out the trailer of season two and tune in every Sunday at 10:30 pm on HBO to catch How to Make it In America!
Check out the sneak peak of Ben wearing the Publish Brand Benshore crew neck sweater from Holiday 2011.
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Takayuki Hori’s exhibition “Oritsunagumono” (which means “things folded and connected”) is intended as a critique of Japan’s polluted coastal waterways, which have nasty effects on the local fauna. The artist printed images of animal skeletons and discarded trash onto translucent sheets of paper, and then folded them into origami animal shapes.
Hori folds each animal — both bones and trash — out of one uncut sheet of paper, so the meticulousness of his design stands as an even more subtle indictment of the pollution problem. Each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild. Using the ancient tradition of folded paper, Hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model. Once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem.