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Clarks uses ‘Blaze Kick’ in fire new shoe collaboration with Pokémon

  • Clarks has partnered with Pokémon for a new design on the shoe brand’s Wallabee silhouette.
  • The shoes, which have a Pokéball design on the heel, come in either black or yellow and are debossed with Pokémon’s iconic electric mouse, Pikachu.
  • According to the Clarks UK website, they also have a children’s version of their Grip Pearl model of sneakers with Pokéballs on the velcro strap and sole, with a choice of Pikachu, Squirtle or Mewtwo at the heel and matching color schemes for the respective Pokémon.
  • The Pikachu Wallabee costs $180, while the kid’s shoes are about $55-60.

Clarks Originals released some electrifying new kicks in collaboration with Pokémon for their Wallabee lineup.

The new shoes come in two colors: black suede and a darkish yellow, and both are debossed with Ash’s trusty companion, Pikachu, in various poses so the “Pokémon Yellow” starter can be with its wearer every step of the way. The heels of the shoes are marked with a Pokéball design. 

We’re not lion: King of the jungle’s mullet is mane attraction at Chinese zoo

  • One guest’s pictures from a Chinese zoo have recently gone viral for showing a lion’s reportedly natural, straight bangs.
  • Some people stated that the lion looked different during their last visit.
  • “When I went there two months ago, his hair wasn’t like this. Now he looks so dumb (but in a cute way),” reported one netizen.
  • People raised the question of whether one of the employees cut the lion’s hair, or if it was nature’s doing.
  • When a Guangdong news outlet reached out to the zoo staff, a member responded that they “dare not cut,” assuring that the lion’s bangs happened by itself. 

One guest’s pictures from a Chinese zoo have recently gone viral for showing a lion’s reportedly natural, straight mullet.

A visitor of the Guangzhou Zoo shared pictures on Little Red Book, or Xiaohongshu, a Chinese site where users share content, product photos and reviews. 

Rui Hachimura’s ‘Black Samurai’ sneaker and apparel collab collection with Jordan Brand is on fire

Japanese NBA star and Washington Wizards power forward Rui Hachimura and Jordan Brand have released a collection of sweaters, shirts and footwear inspired by Hachimura’s Japanese roots.

The now sold-out Rui Hachimura x Jordan Brand collection, called “Black Samurai,” is Hachimura’s first full collection with the company. The Nike-produced line features four pieces of apparel and two pairs of sneakers. All of the items feature the kanji-inspired logo designed by Hachimura for his Jordan Brand partnership, which was announced in 2019.

Win love by daylight with new Sailor Moon x Vans sneakers this summer

  • Vans is set to release a new sneaker collaboration with iconic anime “Sailor Moon” on June 10.
  • The Sailor Moon x Vans Authentic has a predominantly light blue canvas upper with images of the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask emblazoned throughout.
  • The Sailor Moon x Vans Sk8-Hi has a white-based high-top canvas upper with purple accents. It also features several “Sailor Moon” characters.
  • Vans Japan posted more images of the shoes and other Sailor Moon x Vans products.

Footwear brand Vans is teaming up with iconic anime Sailor Moon for an exciting new sneaker collaboration.

Retailer Foot Locker has shared images of two designs from the collection, Sailor Moon x Vans Authentic and Sk8 Hi styles, along with a countdown suggesting a June 10 release date.

Nike to release Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air sneakers from Naruto x Zion Williamson collab

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  • Jordan Brand is set to release its new Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air 200E SP sneakers – a collaboration with “Naruto” and NBA player Zion Williamson.
  • Taking inspiration from the high-ranking Jōnin ninja warrior class in “Naruto” lore, the new shoe features the color scheme “Carbon Green/Muslin/Metallic Silver/University Red” and other elements that pay homage to the elite ninjas’ uniforms, from a mesh base to front tips that look like wrist wraps.
  • Besides the iconic Jumpman logo, the shoe also has green midsoles and translucent outsoles, as well as the Uzushiogakure symbol and the Konoha symbol on the back heels.
  • The main colorway was officially released on May 11. The two other colorways, along with the “Naruto” x Jordan Air 200E SP Jōnin, will be available starting on Wednesday.

Jordan Brand will release its new Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air 200E SP sneakers – a collaboration with the Naruto IP and NBA player Zion Williamson – later this week.

Taking inspiration from the high-ranking Jōnin ninja warrior class in Naruto lore, the new shoe features the color scheme “Carbon Green/Muslin/Metallic Silver/University Red” and other elements that pay homage to the elite ninjas’ uniforms, from a mesh base to front tips that look like wrist wraps.

Chinese designer Guo Pei holds largest US exhibition of her work at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

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  • Internationally renowned Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei debuted her largest-ever U.S. exhibition at the Legion of Honor, an art museum in San Francisco.
  • “Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy” highlights over 80 pieces of the couturier’s works from the past 20 years.
  • Scheduled to run until Sept. 5, the exhibition has already been attracting throngs of people and is on its way to becoming one of the museum's most popular exhibitions of all time.
  • Guo is known for her intricate designs that combine “the influences of China’s imperial past, decorative arts, European architecture, and the botanical world.”
  • The 55-year-old designer, widely considered to be China’s first couturier, has made a name for herself in the international fashion scene, with her sought-after creations reaching fashion shows in cities such as Paris, San Francisco and Beijing.

Internationally renowned Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei debuted her largest-ever U.S. exhibition at the Legion of Honor, an art museum in San Francisco. 

“Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy” highlights over 80 pieces of her works from the past 20 years. Scheduled to run until Sept. 5, the exhibition has already been attracting throngs of people and is on its way to becoming one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions of all time. 

See the long-awaited Nike x Hello Kitty sneakers set to drop just in time for summer

Sneakerheads are pumped for the new Nike x Hello Kitty Air Prestos sneakers collaboration. 

Those who missed out 18 years ago on the infamous first Nike x Hello Kitty sneakers collab — which is just about everyone — will have another chance to obtain a pair of Hello Kitty sneakers late next month. Official images of the new Hello Kitty x Nike Air Prestos collaboration to be released next month have been unveiled. 

Fast fashion retailer H&M accused of plagiarizing work of queer Asian American knitwear designer

  • Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M is in hot water after allegedly copying a queer Asian American designer’s signature textured knitwear.
  • Chet Lo, who started his brand in 2020, is known for his spiky knitwear designs, which were featured in Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More” music video.
  • H&M’s alleged plagiarism came in the form of a dress included in its latest Cherish Waste collection, which uses recycled garments and other low-impact materials.
  • British American designer Harris Reed, fashion watchdog Diet Prada and others called out H&M and accused the brand of copying Lo.
  • The 25-year-old designer responded to the controversy without naming H&M, saying “authenticity, originality, and creativity can never be reproduced.”

Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has come under fire for allegedly copying a queer Asian American designer’s signature textured knitwear.

The controversy reportedly erupted last week and was brought to the attention of the designer, Chet Lo, who then took to Instagram to respond without naming the brand.

Chinese student poses as wealthy socialite to live in luxury in Beijing for free

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

Chinese student Zou Yaqi was able to live in “luxury” for free in Beijing just by dressing up and acting like a socialite.

A socialite life: Zou reportedly spent 21 days in May eating free food, staying at luxury hotels, using VIP lounges and facilities and wearing expensive clothes and jewelry without spending a dime as part of an art project for her school, reported South China Morning Post

Filipina Teen Paints and Sews Her Own Prom Dress — The Result is Stunning

A creative Filipina teenager may have stumbled upon an unexpected career in fashion design after her high school graduation ball (prom night) gown of her own design and creation went viral in the Philippines.

According to Ciara Gan, she began designing and painting her own graduation ball gown after she was left disappointed by someone else’s attempt to help make the dress.

Tired of Wearing Uniqlo? Here are 9 Asian-Owned Clothing Brands to Check Out in 2019

Let’s face it: flexing your Uniqlo fits is getting harder and harder now that every Asian seems to be wearing the brand. But don’t worry; your friends at NextShark have you covered.

The following nine brands address a wide amount of price ranges with different styles, from streetwear to classics. These brands are also all Asian-owned. We’d like to give a special shout out to @asiangirlsunited on Instagram for inspiring our list; you can check out a link to theirs below.