Today, Secret Fresh’s new apparel retail store in Rockwell’s Power Plant mall hosted a fresh drop from techwear company, SNK ATK and local upcycling fashion artist Gab Amante’s Third World Project. The drop consisted of upcycled jackets that had been converted into tactical inspired tote bags. Here’s a look at the products and how the drop went down.
We’re not exaggerating: this is the best Philippine collab we’ve ever seen.
Check out the AIR JORDAN 2 “TITAN,” the brainchild of Nike, Titan, and Chii Loyzaga-Gibbs.
Inspired by a great person and produced by great minds, this lifestyle sneaker has a story that can only come from greatness.
In the wake of last week’s BGC Coffee Festival (an event produced by Honeycomb and directed by Kayo Cosio,) we look at some of the pick ups that happened around that event, including the J Balvin slide that came out in the succeeding week.
Also shown are the DiFluid bluetooth pocket refractometer, a beanie from HK streetwear brand Clot, and some fine art ceramic work.
Nike Basketball sent over some EARLY HEAT! Filipino basketball culture boutique, TITAN collaborates for a third time on the Lebron James line of footwear.
Kayo Cosio gives an unboxing and an early review of the sneaker in-hand & on-foot.
The first sneaker was blue & gold, the second was red & gold, and this third one completes the colors of the Philippine flag with a white & gold colorway.
What do you think of this new collaboration basketball sneaker?
In this episode, Kayo Cosio speaks to Paolo Narciso, aka Parasonic.
They talk about the roll out, the plans for a Distort Monsters game, and Parasonic addresses Kayo’s concerns regarding crypto-culture’s environmental impact.
From the Monster Mayhem Virtual Launch Livestream.
Recorded live, sorry for the audio being less than our usual quality. Will get it right next time around!
Distort Monsters is a Street Artist and graffiti personality from Cubao, Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines. Today, we unbox some of his resin art toys that he sent over in blind boxes in preparation for his upcoming exhibit in DJ Big Boy Cheng’s Secret Fresh Gallery on October 4, 2020.
When you talk about Manila streetwear, many local brands come to mind. But there are only a select few that sit confidently on top of that list. THE is one, if not the one. They helped pioneer the rise of streetwear culture in the Metro and are one of the reasons why many young people started their own T-shirt brands. And this week they’re celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
Browsing through the artwork of Tyang Karyel evokes the childhood pleasure in small things. A single candy, a plastic toy, an old movie. As we grow older it’s a little harder to find joy in these things, but the Cavite artist puts a low brow art spin on things, refreshing their aura. Her pieces are art objects for the everyday fan, often made in cutout shapes or packaged in satchels. “I’m fascinated by cheap, local brands with weird designs and wobbly lines. I especially like product labels and ephemeral stuff,” she tells us. “Everything looks clean, crisp, and shiny these days. It’s too perfect so we forget about the simple stuff.”
Last weekend the cul de sac of Cubao Expo was once again filled with creatives from all walks of life, this time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Twelfth House’s storefront opening. People filled the shop and overflowed out its door into the cool night air. The label dropped a series of 12 collaborations with other brands and DJs handled the decks all night, juggling styles from reggae to rap to chill electronic beats. “It was a culmination of eight years for the brand and five years for the store. Years’ worth of work, friendship, and growth for me and the brand,” says owner and founder Mikki Dela Rea. “I wanted to give back to the community that helped me grow as a person, found a family within, and built a business with that keeps me fed.”
Al James is no stranger to success and his latest video “Latina” is on track to become one of his biggest yet, hitting 5 million views in less than two months. As his sound has spread throughout the Philippines, he’s switching up his style a bit to stay ahead of the imitators. And he’s also invested some more in the video since it was clearly going to be a hit. The updated flow, crisp animation, and cinematic views all come together for a true leveling up.