STORE by NIGO® set to open in Harajuku’s Laforet

Coming soon from NIGO is the polymath’s latest retail endeavor. Simply dubbed STORE by NIGO, the brand new space is set to open by the end of April at Harajuku’s Laforet department store and follow’s NIGO’s latest work with the likes of UNITED ARROWS, adidas Originals, Tetsu Nishiyama, and UNIQLO.

For those interested, job openings for the new endeavor can be found over at honeyee.com.

 

Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Originals Superstar “Metallic” Pack

As part of the ongoing anniversary celebration of the Superstar silhouette, adidas Originals has commissioned frequent Three Stripes collaborator Yohji Yamamoto to offer his own unique take on the classic shoe. Yamamoto’s iteration is definitely one of the most unorthodox that we have seen, featuring a bold metallic leather upper in vibrant red and blue, contrasted by a white midsole, heel pad and Shell Toe. Finishing touches include blue waxed laces and Yamamoto’s signature branding on either side.

The Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Originals Superstar “Metallic” will carry a price tag of $380 USD and will be available at select adidas stockists in the coming weeks.

 

atmos (Japan) x adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer ZX 700

Just in time for Spring/Summer, atmos and adidas Originals are dropping an exclusive colorway in a retro silhouette. Introduced in 1985 as a distance trail runner, the ZX 700 features a gray base upper with white, gray and beige pigskin overlays and a ZX heel clip. The mostly neutral color palette is offset with a vibrant yellow interior, completing a clean and comfortable sneaker that will complement your summer wardrobe perfectly.

The shoe can be pre-ordered online now for ¥12,000 JPY (approximately $99 USD) ahead of its April 20 release date.

White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals Stan Smith

NEIGHBORHOOD (Japan) x adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

adidas Originals speaks with NIGO about recent collaboration

With his Superstar 80s collaboration dropping, NIGO speaks about working with adidas Originals and the state of Japanese fashion today. Undeniably a style icon and visionary, NIGO’s ideas and work impacts a whole generation of creatives. Heavily influenced by vintage trends, his collection with adidas Originals consists of sweatshirts, jeans, and of course the iconic Superstars.

In terms of Japanese fashion, NIGO notes that style in Tokyo is an amalgamation of Western and European styles, influenced by the metropolises of New York and Los Angeles, but with a distinct flavor that is hard to pinpoint, yet undeniably Japanese. Believing that “the future can be found in our past,” take a look inside NIGO’s mind in this video.

A closer look at the NEIGHBORHOOD (Japan) x adidas Consortium Superstar