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Weak in the Knees for Fashion Week: Alex Wang and His Gang

September 11, 2012


As if my Rocco duffle isn’t reason enough to love Alexander Wang (it is). Now he sits the snarky duo – Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Watkin Tudor Jones aka Ninja – that are Die Antwoord front row and center at his SS 2013 show and has them headline his after party. True, they are quite the poster children for Wang’s reptilian bondage SS 2013 presentation and have previously collaborated with Wang on a video promoting the designer’s Spring 2012 T campaign. Happy to see that Wang wasn’t just riding the Zef wave.

World Cup Fever » Nike Colab Gear!

June 21, 2010

Nike World Cup 2010 Colab France/SoMe Duffle

My voice is hoarse from a week and a half now of hooting and hollering at the television screen, I wish more than anything that my beloved French were still dancing the the ball across the pitch and into the net as was the norm in their heyday (I think I might be going with my Dutch roots for this round of World Cupping), and I feel a wee bit of childish glee when those vuvuzela drown out all other sounds from the South African stadiums. Yep. It’s here. I have it. The FIFA fever!!

Lucky for me, I live in a neighborhood teeming with serious World Cup spirit. Williamsburg is alive and at its rowdiest when this festival of sport comes ’round. People seem to sneak away from their daily grind to converge in the bars and cafés, getting louder and feistier as the daily matches progress. I guess it’s all just part of what makes this such a splendid event: that the world can pause for a moment and come together in the sportsmanship and a bubbling, happy competition of countries.


Clockwise from top left: Nike World Cup 2010 Colab Netherlands/Delta Tank, USA/Mister Cartoon Tank, South Africa/Kronk Tank, and France/SoMe Tank

So… to continue with the celebration during off-the-pitch hours, we’re set to infect Lo’s List with a little World Cup fever as well! Jérôme, our trusty London-based expat will be blogging the cup from his angle, and our resident nordic, Hans Øeuf, might have some Scandinavian soccer fashion tips to impart as well. So, what better way to “kick” it off (heh heh) than some of our favorite graphic artists and their recent World Cup collaborations with Nike. Native Frenchie outta Paris SoMe (check out our recent T-Shirt Tuesday post showcasing more), Londoner James Jarvis (check out a previous post we did on his stunning running advert), South African Kronk form Cape Town, São Paulo, Brazil native Nunca, Amsterdammer Delta, and Los Angelino Mister Cartoon have all created graphics for their team’s shwag available from Nike. What I love about the line is how seamlessly it can go from workout to streetwear: slinky tanks for ladies, classic crews for guys, and unisex hoodies with eye-popping graphics lining the hood (also in the collection are workout shorts, polos, zippie track tops, duffles…).


Clockwise from top left: Nike World Cup 2010 Colab South Africa/Kronk Hoodie, France/SoMe Hoodie, Brazil/Nunca Tee, and England/Jarvis Tee

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