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Thursday Briefing: KAWS x sacai, CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 "K.O.D. Solar Red," PANGAIA x Haroshi x BE@RBRICK and more

News recap from July 8 to July 14
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The NBA Finals are playing out and we're treated (or disgraced depending on who you ask) to a new Space Jam film tomorrow starring LeBron James. Not only will the new LeBron 19 sneaker debut in the film, but a whole bunch of new and exciting collaborations are coming over the weekend and coming weeks. So take a look below and start marking off your calendars.

KAWS x sacai "Wearable Art" collection release info

This highly anticipated collaboration from sacai's Fall/Winter 2021 collection will drop tomorrow and include plenty of apparel and accessories pieces that highlight KAWS' bright color palette as well as his way of putting together art - hence the "Wearable Art" collection name. We're excited to see pieces designed for both men and women and you can expect the matching Nike Blazers to arrive real soon too. To purchase, head over to store.sacai.jp and pop-up shops at BELOWGROUND LANDMARK HONG KONG (7/16-7/25), sacai Aoyama (7/17-7/20), Hankyu Umeda 1F (7/21-7/27), Selfridges, Holt Renfrew and Bergdorf Goodman.

Release Date: 7/16/21 (Friday)

KAWS x Pake bag collection

In addition to the upcoming drop this week of his sacai collaboration, KAWS also worked with Japanese brand Pake recently on some dope plastic bags. The portable carry bags featured four different sizes, each with its own art. Included were the "SEPARATED" quantum size, "SPACE" in clandestine size, "TOGETHER" in filler size and "RESTING PLACE" in tech size. Although the pieces sold out on pake.jp, you can still take a look at them below and hit up resell markets to cop.

CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 "K.O.D. Solar Red" release info

CLOT is finally giving us the rare 2006 colorway of the "Kiss of Death" AM1 that was made for Kanye West during his "Touch The Sky" tour stop in Hong Kong. Remixing it with some red and gold to bring in Chinese traditions, the sneaker is a true grail and completes a trio of AM1's from the brand that also saw the retro release of the original "K.O.D." colorway as well as a sample "Cha" version that never made it to production 15 years ago. These will launch via JUICE locations, the JUICESTORE app, juicestoreusa.com, and at pop-up stores in Guangzhou, Taikoo, Hui, Xi'an and Joy City.

Release Date: 7/20/21 (Tuesday)

YEEZY GAP Round Jacket Black pre-order

After launching YEEZY GAP earlier in June with the Round Jacket in blue, Kanye has launched pre-orders for the same piece in black. He was seen in Paris last week wearing the piece and the 100% cotton poplin outerwear piece with matte rubberized PU coating will ship this winter. The piece launched in the UK, Japan and across the EU. Only time will tell if the US will get a release.

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PANGAIA x Haroshi x MEDICOM TOY BE@RBRICK capsule collection

PANGAIA has worked with Japanese artist Haroshi previously on a Guzo capsule collection. Now, the duo have brought in MEDICOM TOY and their BE@RBRICK motif for a new collaboration. The series was first released back in 2019 and now stretched across tees, hoodies, track pants and tote bags for adults and kids. Bold colors include cobalt blue, flamingo pink, saffron yellow, black and white. You can grab your favorite piece now via thepangaia.com and at 2G in Tokyo.

Release Date: 7/27/21 (Tuesday)

Michelob ULTRA x Tinker Hatfield NBA Championship bottle

While Hennessy is the official alcohol partner of the NBA, Michelob ULTRA has decided to celebrate the NBA Finals with a special collaborative bottle designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Hand-signed by Tinker, the bottle is inspired by the Larry O'Brien trophy and a basketball net. Not for sale, the only way to get your hands on one is to head over to ultratinkerdrop.com once the final buzzer sounds and a final is crowned. The total number of bottles available will coincide with the points scored by the winning team in the final game and each box will be numbered.