Since first writing about them nearly three years ago, El Naturalista has done some growing up. The eco-fashion brand based in Pamplona, Spain, is making noticeable advancements in its manufacturing, choice of materials, and designs. The FW12 collection looks wonderful, in my opinion. They feature veggie-tanned leather uppers, natural and recycled rubber out-soles and recycled carbon insoles. The latter includes their Shock System to absorb impact. The brand is doing quite well in Europe and is working hard at making inroads here in the States. I really like how the brand is positioned; it’s not easy to crate “responsible” footwear that is comfortable and visually appealing at the same time.
A classic camo pattern in 100% canvas cotton, given a modern twist with the printed white pinstripes, chambray lining, co-branded by Appelsap and Ontour.
Only 50 pieces will be sold and the best thing is, when you get your hands on this jacket, you will get a free ticket to the Appelsap festival as well!
Beetle Bailey and Popeye on a black PVD Bamford Rolex? Wild. I told George if he did Mickey hands he would have me.
The Army vs Navy Watch Collection will be released in very limited numbers at colette (Paris), Dover Street Market (London and Tokyo), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), Exit (Hong Kong), E-Collezione (Singapore).
More shots here.
Also see: A tale of two customizers.
Hypebeast has the scoop on the new Undefeated x Converse Jack Purcell’s. Classic, and affordable– I love them. Selling for $55 at a number of places around the world.
Big fan. Awesome. Must have more Mickey in my life. Via Hypebeast
In his own words:
“I designed and created the Fake Rolex as a homage to the ultimate watch of status, The Rolex Submariner. Made in a limited edition, from the highest grade silicone available, this fashionable item is now available for all to enjoy and appreciate.”
The Fake Rolex is available for $40 in Black and White, limited to 150 pieces.
KAWS personally designed the dial of this special Horizon, and nobody plays the line between art and time better than Ikepod, so it is a perfect collaboration for both parties. This is the type of watch that could be massively collectible down the line.
$14,000 and available at Westime in Los Angeles.
Not content with their already lightweight racing shoes, Nike just unveiled Flyknit technology, just months before the London Olympic Games. The designers at the Beaverton, OR athletic company figured out a way to weave a complete upper while mating it with a stable and protective Lunarlon sole. Flyknit eliminates the use of glue, sewing, or cutting which means a drastic savings in weight for this one-piece silhouette. How much savings? The Racer model that marathoners the world over will be sporting weighs just 5.6 oz, which is slightly heavier than your iPhone 4S. For the rest of us, the Flyknit Trainer+ comes in at 7.7 oz. Me? The consummate Hiroshi Fujiwara fan, I’m looking at picking something up from the HTM collection. The sneakers will drop July 2012.
Check out the video here.