Posts from the “Event” Category

Parisian Crepes

Posted on July 7, 2013

Two weeks ago we flew out to Paris for a weekend of trainers, food, beer and more trainers and whilst we were there we also broke our Solemart virginity.   Before we arrived we weren't too sure what to expect in terms of variety and to be honest we were expecting to see loads of tables full of recent retro's and collaborations but we were completely wrong, sure there was the new release here and there but the old outweighed the new by a ton and there was also a good mix of clothing, toys and accessories on display as well.   Whilst some of the other events we've been to in the past have been very Nike heavy, we were refreshed to spot the likes of Brooks, Avia and Spalding throughout [...] Read more

Nothing Sweeter Than Macaroons

Posted on June 5, 2013

To celebrate the launch of their new collaboration with Le Coq Sportif, Footpatrol hosted an event for a select few to preview their ‘Macaron Edition’ Eclats, allowing people to get some hands on time with the trainers before they went on sale to the general public and as expected everyone loved them, including us. The rest of the evening consisted of tasty matching macarons and a lot of gin and tonic that had a few people wavey but all of that mixed in with a few goodie bags made for a great night.   Two days later we were invited back down to the store to shoot the launch and we were glad to see the size of the turnout when we got there in the morning. The first few people in the [...] Read more

Le Coq Sportif à Londres

Posted on June 5, 2013

Two weeks ago Le Coq Sportif hosted an in-store event to promote the launch of their new Concept store in Covent Garden, London, which we were kindly invited to attend.   After we were done taking pictures we indulged in the extremely tasty food that was downstairs, alongside some beer of course, and then had a good browse around the store checking out their current collection. Later on in the evening we found out that the French brand is 130 years old this year , making it one hell of an old company with a lot of history behind it and to celebrate this they unveiled a sculpture of bicycle tires made by the Wilson brothers representing the brands long term cycling heritage.   The store [...] Read more

Stores Of Siam: Above The Rim Grand Opening

Posted on May 13, 2013

Thailand's leading sneaker store V.A.C have launched the new Basketball room at their Siam Square location in true style by collaborating with native artist Mamafaka. The celebrations were entangled with release drops from the Air Jordan 1 Retro OG in White/Varsity Red -Black and Black/Varsity Royal-Black to the limited t-shirt collaboration with Mamafaka who was on hand throughout the day signing shirts and doing sketches for anyone cheekily enough to put a canvas under his nose.   A great day of celebration for the ever growing sneaker scene in Bangkok, congrats to the lucky few who managed to win sign and framed collaboration tees and free pairs of Jordan's.       View [...] Read more

Nike Air Max Reinvent Project

Posted on March 30, 2013

In 1978 Nike debuted their Air technology with the introduction of the Tailwind, the first model to feature a sole comprised of gas filled plastic membranes , revolutionising cushioning and sole design up to this current day.   9 years later the Air Max 1 and its amazing visible air unit was released upon the world, gaining instant attention from running and footwear enthusiasts alike and the popularity spawned the on-going series of Air Max trainers that we have all grown to love.   On the 28th of March, we attended a preview of the Nike Air Max Reinvented exhibition at the Hoxton Arches where six artists showcased their take on their choice of Air Max, using their respective [...] Read more

Topsafe Presents: Horfée’s Imaginarium

Posted on March 21, 2013

Topsafe London are currently exhibiting the works of everyone’s favourite Parisian vandal, Horfe, for his debut show in London at a pop-up space at no.4 Wilkes Street.   Whilst his show may be seen as yet another venture of a writer into the world of art, a move that is often readily met with disapproval, it is instead one that perhaps highlights the creative capacity of someone who is able to break from such trappings with little concern for criticism. Horfe’s ever-eclectic hand-style, a mixture of vintage animations and cartoon art that merge into obscure lettering, is seen here to seamlessly translate into artworks that fit comfortably within the space of a gallery. Such a move [...] Read more

The Kaws Tragedy of Siam

Posted on March 12, 2013

After being out in Bangkok for a few months now my ill conceived perceptions of Thailand as a whole have been blown out of the water and left a ground shattering aftershock in my mind, Bangkok is by far the most creativity driven and encouraging city i have ever had the opportunity to explore and although we are in our infancy you will find a wealth of posts supporting what goes down in the capital.   I certainly didn't want my first real post about Siam Center to have any form of negativity at all i aliken this place as a mold of concept spaces such as Dover Street Market or Colette on a much larger scale and in the form of a shopping mall that is boutique and design driven however [...] Read more