Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault Launch @ Hotel Du Grand Veneur, Paris

Fashion // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paris Fashion Week already has a buzz and turns one of the world's best cities into even more a hotspot. We were excited to be in Paris this past weekend for a special showcase and worldwide launch party for the Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault collection at Galerie Perrotin's Hotel du Grand Veneur space in the Le Marais neighborhood. Showcasing a special talk with Takashi, the entire collection of shoes, clothing, decks and some custom-artwork from the artist, it was a great reason to enjoy Paris for a few days.

Interview: Murakami x Vans Vault

Fashion // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
When you walk into the studio of Takashi Murakami on the outskirts of Tokyo, there is a meticulously arranged lineup of shoes that belong to the staff in the building. As is customary, visitors remove their shoes and wear a pair of sandals provided for them. To the left of the entryway, you are struck by a dozen or so pairs of classic, eggshell white Vans Slip-Ons. The owner of these is obvious: Murakami has a very particular taste.

Mens Fashion Ads from the 1970s

Fashion // Friday, June 12, 2015
The 1970s must have been a weird time. I wouldn't really know because I wasn't born in the '70s, but it seemed like a time where a lot of shit was being worked out. Musically, you had your Bowies to disco, disco to punk, and a whole lotta Pink Floyd in there, too. Which is fine, some of it good. Hey, I love Fleetwood Mac. And did we mention cocaine? There was a lot of that. Fashion-wise, again, lots of shit was getting worked out.

Volcom Featured Artist Series: Mike Parillo

Fashion // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Our friends at Volcom just released a special Featured Artist colletion with Los Angeles-based artist Mike Parillo. Mike creates a fantastic blend of abstract and rich paintings, and its pretty cool that the style has been applied to a bunch of different gear, including mens hats, tees, women's bathing suits,men's boardshorts towels, belts, and more. Watch the video, and shop the collection. 

The Sixth Annual Vans Custom Culture Competition

Fashion // Monday, June 08, 2015
Finalists for the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture high school art competions are competing for a $50,000 grand prize toward their school’s arts education program. More than 2,500 schools participated in the 2015 competition and Vans turned to the public to vote for the five finalists. The art class from each school will travel to New York City for the final event tomorrow, June 9, at Industria SuperStudio where a panel of celebrity judges will select the winning class...

Volcom presents "Psychic Migrations" Official Teaser

Fashion // Friday, June 05, 2015
Our friends at Volcom are getting set to release a new surf video that we got a teaser for this morning. Mostly, this just makes us wish we can get out of the office and head to a beach summer and do some of what you see here. Oh wait, its Friday, we may already be doing it and you don't know?

Vans Announces Limited Edition Vault by Vans Collection with Takashi Murakami

Fashion // Thursday, June 04, 2015
We knew this was coming, seeing it as we have Takashi Murakami on the cover of the July 2015 issue, and we knew that Takashi wore Classic Slip-Ons in egg shell white almost everyday. Vans has just announced that late in June 2015, they will be releasing a special limited-edition Vault by Vans collection with Takashi Murakami, featuring "deluxe, limited edition range of footwear, apparel and skate decks." Stay tuned to Juxtapoz.com for an exclusive interview with Vans Footwear Designer, Taka Hayashi, on the scale of the collaboration, skull and flowers, and bringing Murakami into the Vans family.

A Rare Super-8 Silent Film by Guy Bourdin

Fashion // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. Sometimes, on the set of his shoots, Bourdin would bring out a super-8 cine camera, an example of which you can watch above.

Fluevog: Kicking Ass in Rock Star Shoes for 45 Years

Fashion // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
John Fluevog has been a taste-making footwear entrepreneur since 1970, encouraging creative expression from head to toe. His loyal followers have a nickname, Fluevoggers, and his innovations reflect his respect for the fans. The pioneering designer, a lover of custom cars, checks in from his home in Vancouver, BC...

The Hundreds by Kenny Scharf

Fashion // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Hundreds just announced the release of The Hundreds by 3x Juxtapoz cover artist Kenny Scharf. Hailing from the East Village Art movement of the ‘80s, painter, muralist, sculptor, and madman Kenny Scharf has been delighting viewers with his effervescent paintings since his days alongside Keith Haring.
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