BAPE x Daiwa A FISHING APE 2011 Collection
BAPE took on an interesting collaborative partner in the capsule collection done with fishing equipment maker Daiwa. We got a look at the second collection in the line, entitled A FISHING APE, which includes standard fishing appropriate pieces, and even a BAPE branded rod and lures. Overall, while possibly a difficult concept to pull off, it’s quite a successful departure for BAPE, and sees a very attractive tonal black flip of the BAPE camo.
Love & Guts: Thrasher 30 Year Anniversary Exhibition Recap
Thrasher Magazine, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year, is planning a number of events to commemorate the occasion. This past week, at the Art Now Gallery in San Francisco, the seminal skateboard magazine put on an event featuring a selection of thoughtfully curated photography, arranged chronologically throughout the gallery. The event also featured some new work, courtesy of Neckface. The magazine will hold additional events throughout the year, with shows planned in New York, Washington DC, and Southern California.
It’s obviously been a big week for Google, with many new product and business announcements coming from the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference. And one nice feather in Google’s cap comes in the form of the new Samsung Chromebook. Google is making a full court press to be a force in the operating system world, taking aim at both Microsoft and Apple. Later this summer, virtually all Google Docs functionality will be available off-line, and this latest Samsung Chromebook gives the new Chrome OS a home in a very attractive consumer product.
Last but not least, a classic collaboration, involving Asian streetwear godfthers CLOT and PHANTACi, and heavyweight brand Disney. The capsule – dubbed “PHANTASIA,” is inspired by the 1940 Disney classic Fantasia; this first release includes some playful tops, including some very well executed button down shirts, which incorporate a sense of blatant playfulness.