Extravagant Japanese DJ and musician Mademoiselle Yulia styled in Wood Wood in the latest Highsnobiety photo editorial.
The third and final video made for the launch of the Clarks by Wood Wood Tawyer shoe has now released on Hypebeast. As the two previous videos, the [Gamma] video was made by director Anders Malmberg, who has previously made music videos for MØ, Rough Days For Diamond Trade and Choir of Young Believers. His work has been shown on various sites and is celebrated for its artistic qualities. We managed to catch Anders for a chat - check the Q&A below.
What is your approach to doing film and video?
I approach the work with an open mind, but with a clear idea on what kind of projects I want to work with, and what projects to avoid. The aesthetics of the individual project, or the spirit of the people behind it, really need to appeal to me. If I am invited to work with someone's music or brand, it's essential that I can relate to it. I want the project to resonate (to some extent) with my personal values or aesthetic beliefs, because working with film can potentially create beautiful social and individual experiences, which to me is all about discovering new things about each other, the time we live in, and the film medium itself.
You seem to have a very clear visual aesthetic and style. How would you describe this yourself?
My focus is essentially photographic, but as a former art student, my interest and creative idiosyncrasies comes from studying many different aspects, and methods within the mediums of visual art. I am particularly inspired by the aesthetics of painting, and I am continuously interested in developing a cinematic expression, that aims to translate the qualities of the canvas, to the narrative of the time based film. I work with a poetic visuality, and a simple, precise, and unsentimental editing style.
Do you have any projects coming up in the near future?
I have a few things in the pipeline, both independent and commercial projects. The independent project is an experimental film, based on extreme macro cinematography of textures from faded flowers. It´s all about creating images that have a painterly quality, very colorful, very landscape like. The commercial project is related to electronic music, that's all I can say about that for now, because it's a secret. It will launch in April.
Check all three videos on our Vimeo and stay tuned for the pre-launch of the shoe in all Wood Wood stores including the webstore Thursday March 6th before the global release on March 15th.
Jun Takahashi taps the struggle between body and mind as inspiration for latest Gyakusou running collection. The struggle between joy and agony, elation and exhaustion, persistence and surrender is evident in the Spring 2014 Gyakusou collection. The collection visually articulates this yin-yang with contrasting colors and materials. It also employs the latest performance running innovations, including Nike Sweat Map ventilation, to give runners an edge against adversity.
The Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Spring 2014 collection launches in Wood Wood Copenhagen, Berlin, Aarhus and online Saturday March 1st.
Tokyo-based, high-end streetwear label Neighborhood, founded by Shinsuke Takizawa, brings an enthusiasm for motorcycle culture to his version, the Stan Smith NBHD, with a skull and crossbones logo across the toe cap and on the tongue. A utilitarian feel is also present, with the smooth, all-over brown leather upper and lettering and numbering used on the heel tab. Keeping it tonal is a sumptuously soft taupe leather lining and cream coloured midsole, which features the adidas callout and trefoil, typically used on the model.
Launches in Wood Wood Copenhagen Saturday March 1st at opening hours and in the webstore at 00:01 CET.
The EQT Running Support made considerable waves when it was first released in 1993. It incorporated technology such as TORSION® systems alongside groundbreaking developments like its shock-absorbing Impact Cell on the heel. All of the sneaker’s distinctive elements are restored in full, from its ergonomic wraparound tongue to the defiant 3-stripes mark that strike across from the upper to the outsole.
Whether on the track or on the streets, the EQT Running Support shoe’s mix of style and timeless performance made a bold statement when it was first released, its influence resonating even today.
Special white colourway with color pops available at Wood Wood stores on Saturday February 22. In Berlin all three colourways will be available at opening hours and in Copenhagen we will release the white/black and white/green. In Aarhus and in the webstore we will release the white/black and white/blue colourways. Online sales starts at 00:01 CET.
As part of the Consortium Stan Smith Collaboration Pack we release the mastermind JAPAN version of the iconic sneaker in stores Saturday February 22nd.
Luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN is no stranger to the adidas family, having collaborated with Consortium in the past. They use their signature jet-black colour palette on the Stan Smith and play with intricate and interesting texture. Most of the upper features a tiny laser-cut criss-cross pattern whilst the toe box, tongue and heeltab are kept in smooth leather. The mastermind JAPAN’s skull and crossbones logo, a heavily used feature on most of the label’s apparel and footwear, can be found embossed in silver on the tongue, and debossed on the heel tab. Thick black stitching contrasts against a white midsole to culminate in a sleek and simple shoe with definite streetwise attitude.
The Stan Smith mastermind JAPAN will release in Wood Wood Aarhus, Berlin, Copenhagen on Saturday February 22nd at opening hours and online at 00:01 CET.
Tomorrow Saturday February 15th, we will launch the 1:1 reissues of the OG colourways of the adidas EQT Running Support 93 as well as the EQT Cushion.
Available at opening hours in W.W. Copenhagen, Annex in Berlin, Aarhus and online at 00:01 CET.
First come, first served.
With the legendary Stan Smith shoe back on rotation, and following Consortium’s initial original colourway release pack, adidas has teamed up with five designers - all hailing from Asia - to give their unique update to the iconic silhouette.
Kicking of the Consortium Stan Smith Collaboration Pack is Hong Hong's CLOT. CLOT is made up of childhood friends Kevin Poon and Edison Chen, whose brand encompasses music, fashion, design and PR services. Their streetwear designs have garnered them solid success, not to mention a number of collaborations with high-profile brands over the years.
For Stan Smith CLOT, Poon approached the shoe with the utmost respect by not straying too far from its clean and timeless silhouette. The black nubuck upper contrasts against metallic gold accents on the heel tab, tongue and ‘CLOT’ callout on the heel patch, giving it a sophisticated and eye-catching finish. Soft leather has been used to line the shoe, while the footbed features grip material in a repeated CLOT motif, preventing slippage for the wearer.
The Stan Smith CLOT will release for sale in Wood Wood Annex in Berlin Saturday February 15th at opening hours.
First come, first served.
The WWSS014 'Utopia' footwear collection is now available in stores and online.
The women's collection features a laced brogue in two colours along side a brogue inspired sandal. We also have 2 navy ankle boots in this season footwear programm – A classic Chelsea boot and a matching more daring Chelsea inspired boot with exposed ankle. Last but not least is the playful low pump Eleanore mare in stripes of patent leather and mesh. Patent leather is used as an accents on all the women's footwear adding a fresh element to the silhouettes.
For men the WWSS014 collection introduces the derby inspired Hannett shoe with fit-sock adding a sporty element and a snug fit. Also the Ian slip-on made in seasonal Pyrite all-over print is introduced. The elegantly crafted Gavin sneaker is available in an all-white and a black version. Both primarily made in smooth leather featuring suede elements.
January 29th, 2014 we showed the Autumn / Winter 2014 collection entitled 'Heroes' at Blocs & Walls during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Thanks to Kenton Slash Demon for the original music.
Also thanks to Samsung, MAC Cosmetics, L'Oreal, Essie, Absolut Vodka, Vitamin Well and everyone involved, for making this a great show.
Check all the runway images here.