Thursday, March 22, 2012

TREND TALK : NINJA

Believe it or not, Johanne is a NIT (ninja in training)... and she's dead serious. Its actually kind of a funny to thing to see her in class because she is always perfectly accessorized and toes must be done for her to really feel comfortable in training.

We've always loved all things ninja inspired. Its the sleek and avant-garde design with stealthy colors like black, gunmetal and steel really draw us to all things ninja-inspired. For true trend makers, ninja style is a dream. The cuts, fabrics, construction and overall aesthetic is timeless and will always ooze cool factor.

Check out our style picks for the ninjas and wanna-be's out there: Kris Van Assche, Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto, and Assaboots (very accessible ready-to-rock tabi boots), are some of the coolest footwear that embrace ninja style. Tabi boots are the best. We got a few pairs here. Be sure to measure your feet properly if you're going to buy them online. Also, we'd suggest you get tabi socks as well... you'll thank us later. Renee Andriole gives us a truly unique piece of jewelry with her sickle ring. BrianWood makes the coolest ninja hoodies. The one pictured at the top with the mask is from the 2008 Warlord Collection. Contact them at info@brianwoodonline.com to see if you can buy one from them direct. Japanese designer Limi Feu creates killer volumnous, layered, asymmetric and streetwise clothing. The Naruto Shuriken bag (ninja throwing-star bag) is sick and the Ninja Zapi toothbrush sanitizer is one of our personal faves. We actually have them.

Interestingly, the point of the ninja is to be undetected and unseen. These designs are so disruptive among the usual store bought world we live in, that there is no way you could go unseen. We think that artistic tension is COOL.

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