Combining the rich histories of two American icons we're eager to present to you this limited edition capsule collections. Jim Phillips, an inimitable graphic artist and Levi's, a true fashion legend have teamed up this season for a distinct collaboration. Spanning three simple pieces the collection pays homage to Jim Phillips recognisable illustrations whilst bringing staple pieces to life.
Born in sunny California Jim Phillips went on to become one of the most celebrated graphic artists of the 60s and 70s. After publications in numerous magazines Phillips landed a job as the creative director for Santa Cruz skateboards, a role in which he created thousands of unique products and cemented the brand as one of the era's best. One of his most famous designs is arguably the 'Screaming Hand' a design that is thankfully immortalised in this offering.
Both t-shirts in the collection have been lovingly designed by hand in San Francisco and each piece stays true to both parties heritage. From the rebellious sleeveless trucker to the applique decorated trucker jacket, as well as being bold thankfully its all wearable. An authentic representation of 70s California presented in a collection with attitude.
The full collection is now available online and in-store.
Nike never stop innovating but 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomneal year even by their standards. This year the brand is on a quest for 'Air Superiority' and following on from the Lunar 90 and the Jacquard 90 we're treated to their ICE design. Nike's Ice effect soles are not exactly new but they are a rarity. Usually only reserved for the likes of Air Jordans and their classic basketball silhouettes, it's never before seen on an Air Max 90.
Presenting three colours each with a different translucent midsole, Nike have offered up a striking reinvention of a shoe we thought we knew. The see-through hits allow the Air Max 90 to be seen in all it's glory, going above and beyond the little bubble we're accustomed to seeing. True to the Ice suffix in the shoe's name the upper is accented with jarring shapes in complimentary tones throughout. This is overlaid by slightly less translucent panelling giving the shoe a multi dimensional aesethetic.
The 'Ice Pack' completes Nike's January onslaught but you can be sure that the creativity won't stop here. More colourways are set for the Jacquard, Ice & the Lunar and we'll be sure to keep you posted with information as and when we receiv ie it. For now though why not head over to our Facebook & Instagram pages for more Nike QS sooner than you think.
All three colourways will be available online priced at £110 by the end of today.
Celebrating the Chinese 'Year Of The Horse' and ushering the Kobe 9 into the lifestyle market is this limited Quickstrike release. Kobe's pro shoe series has long been one of the most exciting in the sport and every now and again we're treated to a distinct NSW release. After a series of low models Nike have thankfully liberated a high silhouette. Although it's slightly lower than it's on-court inspiration it's along the same lines as the Elite offering unparalleled comfort and support.
In keeping with the Year Of The Horse theme it is accordingly branded throughout with the Pony hair panel and Oriental toe box playing the main roles. Furthermore the shoe is decorated with a speckled mid-sole and finished with a unique branded lace lock. The Kobe 9's NSW debut will be available from 18th January 00:01GMT priced at £119.
The Stan Smith is a shoe that needs no introduction, a seminal sneaker for an unmatched athlete. It's fair to say that we all have our memories of it and 2014 marks it's welcome re-issue in OG form after a brief break from production. The hype surrounding this release has been at fever pitch since mid last year and after a star studded ad campaign, suspenseful teasers and a Consortium drop January 15 is slowly rolling round.
Although Stan Smith is still remains one of the most celebrated names in his sport, his shoe is just as iconic. The legendary sneaker has always been a fixture in style and sport thanks to it's minimal profile and clean uncomplicated lines. The 2014 re-issue stays true to the silhouette's heritage with of the most popular colourways used. Predominantly white, each shoe is finished with either red, green or blue and the original branding to the heel and tongue. Each colourway also comes with a limited edition card and a boxed printed with Stan Smith insignia. Although it's a familiar silhouette, the 2014 issue is one not to be missed and one that will be especially appealing to hardened Stan fans.
All three colourways and a commemorative bag will be available from January 15 both online and in-store priced at £67.
Combining two of Nike's more curious designs the Air Footscape Desert Chukka Woven gets the brand's 2014 off to a great start. Fusing a chukka footscape silhouette with a woven upper, this iteration goes above and beyond anything quite like it. Granted the price tag is lofty but considering the craftsmanship they're to be looked at as a secure investment rather than a pair of trainers.
Nike's Woven techniques have always been impressive but over and above textiles this time they've utilised a premium suede. Braiding and overlapping the leather in a tight weave Nike have created an intricate upper to rival even their most advanced technologies. Offering both comfort and protection the upper compliments the optimized Phylon sole perfectly and the whole affair is perfected by smooth leather accents.
The Nike Air Footscape Desert Chukka Woven QS will be available in limited numbers 00:01GMT 10/01/14 priced at £160.