Articles by: John Kim

fragment design x NikeCourt Air Trainer 1

In celebration of the most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament, NikeCourt draws on the style expertise of Japan’s fragment design to create two green and white colorways of the Air Trainer 1. While last month’s collaboration featured French Open-inspired Air Trainer 1s, this followup showcases a color palette that pays homage …

Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

Junya Watanabe’s prized patchwork motifs are present in the designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, but his unique take on classic workwear veers in an unexpected direction with design cues born from a different continent. “Patchwork” has a different meaning here, with the addition of Masai necklaces, wooden spears and …

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

Raf Simons has cultivated a reputation for clothes that express youthful rebellion, and his Spring/Summer 2016 presentation to kick off Paris Fashion Week kept the wild streak going. Roughly half the models wore head scarves that obscured their faces, and even more were attired in oversized mac raincoats …

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

Designer Kim Jones regularly flies the world in search of inspiration and new perspectives, and for Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2016 range, the themes of travel and adventure were twin guideposts for a collection infused with precious silks and indigo-dyed leather. Birds of paradise and ornate Eastern blossoms were …

Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

While Yohji Yamamoto‘s signature loose-fitting silhouettes were indeed in attendance at the Japanese designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, it was the vertical stripes and painterly brush stroke-like effects, rendered in glorious color against Yohji’s favored muted tones, that caught the eye. Additional visual flourishes …

Kolor Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

When Japanese designer Junichi Abe started his Kolor label in 2004, his stated purpose was to bring “optimal balance” to every aspect of his meticulously crafted clothes, from fabrics to patterns and beyond. He also made up his mind on the proscription of any military or sportswear influences, …

adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low | Release Reminder

If you haven’t already formulated a plan for acquiring your coveted pair of the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Low, dropping in stores tomorrow, it’s probably already too late. Many stores have already held the requisite raffle — some requiring in-store registration, like Sneaker Politics, and some online …

Moncler Gamme Bleu Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

For Spring/Summer 2016, Thom Browne looked to collegiate athletics — with an emphasis on crew — in formulating the design theme for Moncler Gamme Bleu. There were four distinct intramural squads, taking the form of Moncler’s red, white and blue group; a preppy contingent that mixed bright green, …

NikeLab #BETRUE Sock Dart

The best way to celebrate today’s landmark SCOTUS ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage? The NikeLab #BETRUE Sock Dart, featuring a seamless black woven upper equipped with a silicone strap — one in blue, one in orange — and a full rainbow spectrum …