Do you have an Android Wear smartwatch? Want to make it that much smarter? The BE@RBRICK WATCH FACE App is now available from the Google Play store. The new watch face features a slew of cool features including a shake-your-wrist date and notification center. The company behind the software, MediCom Toy Inc, has collaborated with a bevy of artists, brands, companies and recognizable characters to populate your Android Wear watch face. The app requires that you run the latest version of Android software to work, however will filter down to older models in the near future.
In lieu of the announcement last week that NIGO and Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS are banding together to launch their DOUBTFUL AS DOUBLE line in March 2015, we have a first look at some limited edition items that will be sold at the new label’s upcoming 2015 spring/summer collection exhibition on December 13 in Tokyo. The lineup features five graphic t-shirts that take inspiration from the artwork of the Tokyo surf culture scene in the ’80s, alongside six collector’s items made of the two American dollar bills from which the brand takes its name. Look for more news concerning this exciting new development in the near future.
The trendy Daikanyama neighborhood in Tokyo just saw its most recent addition in the form of nanamica‘s fourth physical storefront, opened on December 5. Dubbed nanamica MOUNTAIN, this particular store differentiates itself from the brand’s other stores by focusing on sports-influenced and utilitarian clothes that can easily transition between urban and outdoor environments. Featuring a sparse interior not out of line with a minimalist Japanese aesthetic, the space is accented with warm wooden fittings, moveable display tables and potted plants for that connection to nature. Stocking nanamica’s in-house label as well as select outdoor brands like The North Face Purple Label, make sure to drop by on your next trip to Tokyo.
For the past 20 years, A Bathing Ape and Mo’ Wax have partnered up on a slew of releases. Mo’ Wax founder James Lavelle and NIGO originally cemented their friendship through NIGO’s 1997 debut album Ape Sounds released on Mo’ Wax, which springboarded a longstanding comradeship. For Mo’ Wax’s 21st anniversary, the two team up on a capsule collection featuring three T-shirts, a varsity jacket, and a hoodie, all boasting unique graphics from both imprints. Look for the collection in its entirety at BAPE’s online store.
Feted as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in their homestead of Canada, SSENSE garners around 2 million visitors every month. Headquartered in Montreal, the “international online retailer” offers a directional selection of over 150 brands and has won a reputation for being at the forefront of attainable style and technology through their wide range of products. In their latest editorial, entitled “Japanese Menswear in Motion” we see a handsomely clad young man getting active in everything from fine tailored suits, long wool overcoats and an absolute “no no” on your average squash court; black dress shoes. All formalities aside, SSENSE has utilised a single model and a fixed camera position to further simplify the idea whilst duplicating the subject’s presence across the court to become more obvious as the clip progresses. With an almost glitchy feel to the production, positions flutter rapidly and transition in quick succession to give us a brief look at each and every inspiring outfit. With tailored looks from prominent figures within Japanese fashion, we see the likes of Visvim, Yohji Yamamoto, Kolor, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus and Junya Watanabe facing off in this all star compilation. You can shop the complete video selection here and should you be pinning for more enticing SSENSE content, be sure to check out their Editorial Archive.