Nike Dunk Hi Retro ‘Vast Grey & White’

Following on from dominating the footwear scene in 2020, Nike returns for 2021 with a plethora of throwback colourways for the Dunk silhouette in both high and low iterations, each finished in a classic leather upper. This Dunk Hi arrives in a minimal white and grey two-tone colourway, alongside a court focused rubber outsole and […]

Nike Dunk Hi Retro 'Vast Grey & White' HIP

Following on from dominating the footwear scene in 2020, Nike returns for 2021 with a plethora of throwback colourways for the Dunk silhouette in both high and low iterations, each finished in a classic leather upper. This Dunk Hi arrives in a minimal white and grey two-tone colourway, alongside a court focused rubber outsole and heritage inspired tongue.  

The Nike Dunk Hi Retro ‘Vast Grey & White’ launches at HIP on 14/01/21 online via raffle.

Nike Dunk Hi Retro 'Vast Grey & White' HIP
Nike Dunk Hi Retro 'Vast Grey & White' HIP

Nike Dunk Low Retro ‘Grey, Red & White’

Following on from dominating the footwear scene in 2020, Nike returns for 2021 with a plethora of throwback colourways for the Dunk silhouette in both high and low iterations, each finished in a classic leather upper. This Dunk Low features the UNLV Rebels school colours of grey and red from the original Nike ‘Be True […]

Nike Dunk Low Retro Grey, Red & White HIP

Following on from dominating the footwear scene in 2020, Nike returns for 2021 with a plethora of throwback colourways for the Dunk silhouette in both high and low iterations, each finished in a classic leather upper. This Dunk Low features the UNLV Rebels school colours of grey and red from the original Nike ‘Be True To Your School’ 1985 pack, alongside a court focused rubber outsole and heritage inspired tongue.  

The Nike Dunk Low Retro ‘Grey, Red & White’ launches at HIP on 14/01/21 online via raffle.

Nike Dunk Low Retro Grey, Red & White HIP
Nike Dunk Low Retro Grey, Red & White HIP

NEIGHBORHOOD: Shinsuke Takizawa’s Vision

While streetwear’s soaring popularity is at times hard to comprehend considering its earnest and humble beginnings – a whole story in itself – there have been a number of pioneers along the way that have been instrumental in laying the groundwork that is being built upon by the current generation. In the West, you think […]

NEIGHBORHOOD Store Harajuku Tokyo

While streetwear’s soaring popularity is at times hard to comprehend considering its earnest and humble beginnings – a whole story in itself – there have been a number of pioneers along the way that have been instrumental in laying the groundwork that is being built upon by the current generation. In the West, you think of Shawn Stussy, James Jebbia and Erik Brunetti, but in the East it was a whole different ball game; in Japan alone, there were a handful of young guys brimming with creative energy and talent. They couldn’t be confined to printing on graphic tees, it was bigger than that. From this, names like Nigo, Tetsu Nishiyama, Jun Takahashi and the man behind the brand in question, ​Shinsuke Takizawa of Neighborhood Japan,​ became icons. As is often the case when we speak about some Japanese brands, there is frequent reference to Americana and the West, whether that be the music, culture, film or clothing. This was a pre-internet era, so, with the birth of the World Wide Web, the whole world was exposed to this seemingly underground culture, known to locals as ​Urahara​ – short for Ura-Harajuku which is colloquially defined as the backstreets of Harajuku, a district in Shibuya, Tokyo.

NEIGHBORHOOD founder Shinsuke Takizawa
NIGO and NOWHERE store

Urahara was a place for like-minded individuals to come together which helped the community and culture around them grow naturally. ​Emerging in the early 1990’s with the rise of brands such as Neighborhood, WTAPS and BAPE, the Japanese streetwear scene was gaining traction amongst the youth. Although, you can’t have such a fast-growing movement without a number of pioneers, this took the form of Japan’s young designers. Two of these were Nigo and Jun Takahashi who met at​​ Tokyo’s Bunka fashion college​, with a shared interest in fashion and music they formed a friendship which led to the opening of NOWHERE in 1993. NOWHERE was the first location where BAPE and Undercover were carried, one half of the shop was for Nigo’s A Bathing Ape graphic shirts, while the other housed Jun’s stock. Their store was located in the heart of the community, Urahara. Designers such as Shinsuke Takizawa followed suit and channeled his interest in heavy metal and motorcycle culture into utility-focused garments.

NEIGHBORHOOD Accesories
Harajuku Tokyo

Shinsuke Takizawa launched his brand Neighborhood Japan back in 1994 but, as is often the case, the story didn’t just begin there. Takizawa first visited the area of Harajuku in the 1980s, which at the time was undergoing a phase of culture exploration with thanks to pioneers such as Hiroshi Fujiwara and ​Nobuhiko Kitamura​ leaning on Western influences. During a stint at record label Major Force, he took over the design side of the business and Takizawa’s interest indesign flourished. There was a deeper yearning to do something inherent to him and the influences he’d been exposed to, that something was Neighborhood Japan. With some of the groundwork already laid before him, he set up shop in Tokyo’s Harajuku district establishing Neighborhood as one of the first retail stores in the area, alongside Nigo and Jun Takahashi’s NOWHERE. He was utilising all the knowledge and cultural infatuation he had harnessed in the years leading up to that point, drawing on references to punk rock and motorcycle culture in the process. These are two elements that frequently crop up and while they have informed theirdesigns over the years, its identity is not indebted to them. In their own words, Neighborhood makes it their mission to produce “basic clothing created by digesting unique interpretations of elements from motorcycles, military, outdoor, trad, etc. and also suggesting this lifestyle.” This melting pot is what makes each product so unique and a testament to everything Takizawa has learnt throughout his career.

Shop the latest from Neighborhood at HIP online now.

Text: Ali George Hinkins / eye_C

NEIGHBORHOOD Drizzler Jacket
NEIGHBORHOOD Store Harajuku Tokyo

YEEZY BSKTBL ‘Frozen Blue’

adidas originals + KANYE WEST present the all-new basketball focused YZY BSKTBL Frozen Blue – featuring an upper composed of a mesh underlay combined with an RPU cage that wraps the upper for structure and durability, while the suede toe overlay offers toe protection and durability for sport. The knitted elastic collar provides a premium lock […]

adidas originals + KANYE WEST present the all-new basketball focused YZY BSKTBL Frozen Blue – featuring an upper composed of a mesh underlay combined with an RPU cage that wraps the upper for structure and durability, while the suede toe overlay offers toe protection and durability for sport. The knitted elastic collar provides a premium lock down feel and multi-directional support. Reflective material throughout the inner webbing and heel counter emits light in darkness. The YZY BSKTBL elevates the cushioning experience with a re-engineered full-length drop-in Boost midsole with a high-performance shank that provides optimal comfort where athletes need it most, while the herringbone rubber outsole provides superior traction for fast pivots.

The adidas + KANYE WEST YEEZY BSKTBL ‘Frozen Blue’ launches at HIP on 22/12/20 online via our raffle and in Leeds on a first come, first served basis with social distancing measures in place.

YEEZY 700 V3 ‘Clay Brown’

adidas Originals and Kanye West join forces for an all-new iteration of the coveted YEEZY 700 V3. The Winter appropriate YEEZY 700 V3 Clay Brown features an upper composed of monofilament engineered mesh with RPU overlays for structure and durability while the bootie construction provides a snug adaptable fit. The futuristic RPU cage has glow in the dark […]

adidas Originals and Kanye West join forces for an all-new iteration of the coveted YEEZY 700 V3. The Winter appropriate YEEZY 700 V3 Clay Brown features an upper composed of monofilament engineered mesh with RPU overlays for structure and durability while the bootie construction provides a snug adaptable fit. The futuristic RPU cage has glow in the dark features that provide a unique look and feel. This model features no-tie stretch laces for easy on and off wear and comes equipped with a second set of standard laces. The PU encapsulated EVA midsole provides comfort and durability, and the herringbone rubber outsole offers unique design cues and improved traction.

The adidas + KANYE WEST YEEZY BOOST 700 V3 ‘Clay Brown’ launches at HIP on 21/12/20 online via our raffle and in Leeds on a first come, first served basis with social distancing measures in place.

Albam AW20 Collection At HIP

Established in 2007, Albam was born out of frustration by its founders wanting to discover what items could be designed and produced locally in Britain. With an ethos of being timelessly British and focusing their design on confidence and craftsmanship, Albam is a key offering at HIP. The London based brand focuses on fabrics, fits […]

Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt cagoule

Established in 2007, Albam was born out of frustration by its founders wanting to discover what items could be designed and produced locally in Britain. With an ethos of being timelessly British and focusing their design on confidence and craftsmanship, Albam is a key offering at HIP. The London based brand focuses on fabrics, fits and finishes to create a truly understated line of clothing that forms to its wearer.

Over time, Albam has grown and evolved to provide the perfect capsule wardrobe for the person who believes in well-made and honest clothes with no surprises. Although the brand draws its inspiration from core classic menswear, it is still able to look towards the future. Traditional historic garments are updated with modern details down to buttons, fastenings and linings to improve day to day life for the discerning wearer. Working with some of the UK and Europe’s finest craftsmen and factories, Albam produce four collections a year of original, contemporary essentials that combine the best of classic touches and modern fabrications to create garments built to last you years upon years.

Inspiration for Albams AW20 collection, in particular the outerwear, is split into two distinct parts, with both the beauty of British outdoors orienteering and smart traditional uniforms of the 80’s both playing a role. Looking at the orienteering aspect more closely, Albam have taken the best bits of the often dreary and wet British youthful pastime to create vintage inspired functional styles such as the Zip Through Cagoule – which is made using a premium British drywax canvas that’s water-resistant, breathable and durable, direct from the Halley Stevensons fabric mill in Scotland. Continuing the orienteering theme, Albam also present their hero jacket for the season aptly named the Orienteering Parka. This classic yet contemporary piece has also been crafted from same premium British drywax canvas, with its distinct colourway drawing influence from vibrant colour combinations of vintage 80’s outdoorswear. Combining these details with a larger fit for layering and an ample amount of pockets, this Parka from Albam works as well as it does up on the hills as it does in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Along with finding authentic inspirations that speak to the brands design, Albam also take fabric selection very seriously. For AW20, Albam looked towards the UK to source their drywax and water resistant coated cotton and canvas, whilst looking to Italy for lightweight garment dyed and defined cottons and nylons for lighter pieces. Keeping their shirting selection strong as always, the brand picked out classic heavier woven weights mixed with these lighter Italian cottons in richer colours to help circle back to that 80’s working class feel.

Highlighting our latest delivery from Albam, technical drywax outerwear is complemented with staple styles returning in new seasonal designs in the form of the Traders Jacket and Mile Shirt, whilst the Quarter Zip Pullover lands in a variety of colourways to satisfy those comfier at home and layering situations.

The latest from Albam for AW20 at HIP is online now.

Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt cagoule
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP  cagoule
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt parka
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt parka
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt shirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt pants