Nike Air Force 1 “Year of the Monkey” Customs by Zhijun Wang

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Nike may have just released its own pair of Quickstrike Air Force 1s commemorating the Chinese New Year, but reputed Chinese designer Zhijun Wang has revealed a pair of custom Forces dedicated to the Year of the Monkey that rivals the many of the Swoosh’s own in-house designs.

The customized lows are made up of a beige leather upper combined with leather accents, maroon livery and geometric motifs that reference the Chinese zodiac.

Click here to look back at Wang’s previous customs dedicated to the Year of the Horse.

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Taiwanese-American artist James Jean and Beats by Dre bring in the Chinese New Year

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Beats by Dre looks to bring in February’s Chinese New Year with its latest collaborative drop. Taiwanese-American visual artist James Jean was called upon to celebrate the Year of the Monkey with the Solo² Wireless. Its artistry is inspired by the popular proverb in “Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil.”

Additionally James Jean’s work with Beats by Dre combines street and sophistication upon its upcoming product. You can expect the Beats by Dre x James Jean Solo² to release on December 30.

Stussy & JAM HOME MADE usher in the Year of the Monkey

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After ringing in the year of the sheep, Stussy and JAM HOME MADE have come together once again — this time to celebrate the year of the monkey.

Highlighted by a trio of bracelets in Onyx, Red Tigers Eye and Howlite, the collaborative collection for 2016 is capped off with a yellow-lined black leather wallet. Like last year’s drop, the collection sees each piece decorated with an interlocking “SS” logo that’s been specially designed for the year at hand.

Retailing for ¥9,500 JPY (approximately $79 USD) and ¥24,000 JPY (approximately $199 USD) respectively, the bracelets and wallet will soon be available from Stussy chapters, the Stussy Japan web store, and ZOZOTOWN.

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