Singapore — Sneakerheads, you'll want to chope this new drop soon; adidas Originals has tapped Pharrell Williams, who founded Billionaire Boys Club with Nigo, owner of clothing label BAPE, to launch Hu NMD Plaid.
It's all about collaboration these days. Following the success of their last partnership, Timberland is collaborating with streetwear icon Shawn Yue on his Madness brand again (you may remember Shawn from his days as an 'Infernal Affairs' actor).
German sportswear brand Puma has just announced a new collection with visual artist Bradley Theodore. While his name may not ring a familiar bell here, you'd be surprised to know the Caribbean-born American artist stirred headlines for his striking Dia de los Muertos caricature style of Vogue editor Anna Wintour and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (those paintings rake about SGD31,000 each!).
I first had the opportunity to meet Yoon Ahn over dinner in Tokyo many years ago, and learnt about her jewelry line, AMBUSH® with husband, rapper Verbal.