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.
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!!