fragment design and Hiroshi Fujiwara present CHICKEN KITCHEN pop-up restaurant

DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT (Japan) 2015 Summer Jeans Pack

Following the release of a tote bag constructed with patchwork denim, the collaborative DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT line returns with two new jeans for the 2015 summer season. Both featuring a wide, straight leg traditional silhouette, the one of the left is dubbed the “Three Years Wash” while the other is given the “One Year Wash” treatment.

Retailing for ¥35,000 JPY (approximately $279 USD) and ¥26,000 JPY (approximately $207 USD) respectively, this pack can be purchased now at participating DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT stockists.

fragment design (Japan) x Nike Sock Dart “Black Oreo”

Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has teamed up with Nike for a collaborative Nike Sock Dart sneaker dubbed “Black Oreo.” Following suit with the previous “Pool Blue” and “Dark Loden” releases, the shoe sports a brand new colorway and features a black mesh upper, a translucent midfoot strap system, and a speckled grey midsole in reminiscent of the beloved cookie.

The fragment design x Nike Sock Dart “Black Oreo” is slated to be release on April 9 in the UK for £115 GBP (approximately $170 USD). Stay tuned for more information on the U.S. release date.


DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT (Japan) x Gizmobies 2015 Spring/Summer iPhone 6 Cases

Following the release of a damaged tote earlier this year and last winter’s collaborative jeans alongside Hong Kong’s CLOT, fragment design‘s and VANQUISH‘s collaborative denim-based endeavor returns for Spring/Summer 2015, this time linking up with Gizmobies for a range of iPhone cases.

Designed for the iPhone 6, the new trio of hardshell designs come complete with prominent co-branding as simple white and blue designs are coupled with a distressed denim graphic.

All three can be found now on VANQUISH’s web store for ¥4,536 JPY (approximately $38 USD) each while supplies last.

Japanese streetwear brand NEIGHBORHOOD and Kazuku Karaishi’s new label THE FOURNESS collaborate with 2015 Spring Collection

NEIGHBORHOOD x THE FOURNESS 2015 Spring Collection

Kazuki Kuraishi has had quite the storied career thus far, already working with the likes of A BATHING APE, fragment design and adidas. He is now bringing his wealth of experience to his own new brand THE FOURNESS, and in conjunction with the launch has teamed up with Japanese streetwear staple NEIGHBORHOOD on a special collaborative collection.

The five-piece capsule includes two sweaters and a pair of shorts in an indigo-dyed cotton knit material, and two tees with printed graphics noting the collaboration. The items are set to drop this Saturday March 7 in limited qualities at NEIGHBORHOOD stores and selected THE FOURNESS dealers.



A closer look at the fragment design (Japan) x Nike Sock Dart “POOL BLUE”

fragment design (Japan) x Moynat Tote Bag

The genius of fragment design is that it always seems to work with unorthodox, but choice collaborators, applying a palatable sensibility to brand goods across the board. In line with this, Hiroshi Fujiwara and company have recently teamed up with French luggage maker Moynat to create a nifty new tote bag for the season. Inspired by the utility of gardener’s tool bag, the canvas tote is executed in rich brown and printed with a neat geometric pattern throughout the shell and exterior pockets.

Made available in two sizes – 35cm and 40cm – pick up this release beginning March 25 at Moynat’s forthcoming Tokyo pop-up.

Hiroshi Fujiwara presents the “Once In A Lifetime” concept collection at the POOL aoyama (Tokyo)

Hiroshi Fujiwara and his contemporaries of the Harajuku scene are as revered collectors as they are innovators. In line with this, famed Japanese concept store the POOL aoyama has announced a new(ish) concept coming to the store: ”ONCE IN A LIFETIME.”

A curated selection of streetwear gems from around the world, “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” will act as a survey of apparel and found goods from the canon of our beloved culture. If in the Tokyo area, be sure to check out the concept when it opens on February 15.

fragment design (Japan) x Nike Hyperchase “Dark Obsidian”

DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT (Japan) Damaged Denim Tote

As a follow-up to the coveted release some two years ago, Vanquish and fragment design reprise their relationship for the new season – iterating a nifty denim tote bag. If anything, Japanese streetwear aesthetics come together in the piece – frayed selvedge denim is adorned with polka dots from the base of the bag, touched with beautiful leather trim, and finished with simple collaborative branding.

Super limited in quantity, pick up this release from DENIM BY VANQUISH & FRAGMENT courtesy of the POOL aoyama.