SEASONAL LOOKS: VOL. 001
Taking inspiration from our travels worldwide including Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Paris we look to our beautiful Vancouver landscapes to provide a backdrop for our seasonal inspired looks drawn from around the world.
J2 & SNEAKERBOX: FALL / WINTER 2015 FASHION SHOW
VAULT BY VANS x MURAKAMI
Partnering up with Vans by Vault once again this season we're excited to annouce one of the biggest collaborative capsules to hit our doors this year. Bringing the famed prolific Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami into the world of sneakers, we will be releasing a select set of the capsule pieces including Footwear, Tees and Skate decks available exclusively in Western Canada at Sneakerbox. On Saturday June 27th drop by in store to see the pop-up installation and collection featuring prints from the Murakami x Vans drop.
Known for his vibrant anime inspired art work that includes everything from film to plush toys Takashi Murakami has touched on high profile work with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Comme de Garcons, KAWS, Pharell and Kanye West just to name a few. Take a quick preview of his art below before joining us on launch day.
|Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co Ltd. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery. Photography: Robert McKeever|
ADIDAS ORIGINALS x KANYE WEST: YEEZY BOOST 350
After previewing the collection from this heavy weight collaboration earlier this year the roll out has been under a lot of speculation. With the first hi top sold out instantly the second iteration is set to launch soon at our Sneakerbox store this coming weekend. Be sure to follow on instagram, facebook and twitter for upcoming launch details.
FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS: S/S '15
Raf Simon continues his work with Fred Perry maintining the heritage look and feel of the collection while adding his Belgian touch adding once again a mixture of subtle and bold details while mainting the classic Fred Perry look. The Spring / Summer collection brings fresh inpiration from African prints and Monderist art while offering up a full selection of ready to wear pieces. See the collection available now at our J2 stores in Metrotown and Richmond.
ELEVEN PARIS - S/S '15 EDITORIAL
As 11 Paris continues to work closely with Highsnobiety we see the latest key pieces highlighted in their newest editorial. Keep within it's high-street concept, this collection hits South Africa's Johannesburg for inspiration that mixes urban prints, detailing and vivid spring colors. Explore select pieces from the collection available at our J2 stores now.
|RASCALS' - S/S '15|
Looking to authentically represent Danish street style inpired by the 90's wave we have a small capsule of pieces that feature a slightly relaxed fit with a matching lookbook that hits the mark. Focusing on the athletic style of block colors, bold stripes and track suits the crew out of Copenhagen takes to their Norrebro district for a nostalgic back drop. See the capsule collection in store now at J2 Metropolis and J2 Richmond now.
|PUBLISH: S/S '15 MONO COLLECTION|
Playing with the contrast between darkness and light in order to put an emphasis timeless silhouettes, fabrics and details brings forth the newest MONO collection into our stores at J2 this season. Publish this Spring delivers a combination of lighter weight breathable mesh, nylon and cotton pieces that continue to push athletic style forward. See the fuller collection of pieces at our Metrotown and Richmond stores now.
ILU: S/S'15 EDITORIAL
Continuing with it's clean aesthetic this season I Love Ugly treads new ground looking to evolve the minimalistic styling that has garnered much attention over the last several seasons. Working to offer a wider range of pieces we see a fine tuned mix of casual suit jackets, printed shirting and light spring outerwear. Take a look at a few Spring editorial shots of several key pieces from the collection and shop the looks in store now at our J2 locations in Metrotown and Richmond.
IUTER ITALY: S/S '15 HUMAN ENGINEERING
Designed and manufactured in Milan since it's first offering in 2002, Iuter has been rooted in local skate and hip hop culture. As always Iuter continues to experiment with the best in tailoring and textile production out of Milan bringing a full collection of intricate technology inspired prints and pieces to this latest S/S '15 collection. See the full range of pieces in store now at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond stores.
|JUUN.J x ADIDAS: SS'15|
Adidas continues to step into the world fashion design with it's collaborative work this time tapping upcoming Juun.J for his modern take on the classic Superstar Promodel 80's in both a hi and low. The iconic superstar gets an a minimal decontructed offering a taste of Juun.J's signature style. First previewed during along side his runway collection at Paris Fashion Week the full set is available now exclusively at our Sneakerbox store.
CHAPTER: S/S '15 LABYRINTH
Chapter’s Spring/Summer 2015 LABYRINTH collection incorporates architectural design inspired by a feeling of constriction that evolves into functionality: straps, rope suspenders, zippers and adjustable inseams. Line drawings of mazes are reworked into embroidery and large-scale patch application. To keep the onlooker fixated, the removal of natural seam lines, distortion of shapes and angular paneling result in new takes on classic silhouettes. See the collection in store now our J2 locations.
|RAF SIMONS x ADIDAS: S/S '15|
Our third season running with Christian Dior's Belgian creative director Raf Simons brings forth another amazing collection of high fashion reinterpretations of Adidas silouettes. The Stan Smith continues from last season featuring an ultra soft leather upper, perforated "R" and lux leather lining. Coming in a selection of four monochromatic colors as well as the iconic white green. Upgrades include an extra set of waxed laces, one half Raf Simons printed detail and elongated tongue. The Raf Simons x Stan Smith is available now for men in Red, Grey and White. Women's sizing is available now in Pink and Blue.
PLAC: SS '15
Introduced into our collection last season PLAC brings aboard a full range of casual lifestyle pieces specifically tailored for young men and women with strong fashion sensibilities. Twists in detail, fabrication and cut bring a signature look that also looks to be price point conscious as well. See select pieces available in store now at J2 Metrotown and Richmond.
GENERAL IDEA NEW YORK: SS '15
The latest collection from GI looks to continue its signature aesthetic of high fashion every day pieces. Revolving around the essense of sporty casual but high fashion we see the spring bring out lighter pieces to augment the changing weather. Utilizing a few signature pieces in neoprene highlight the on going useage of the highly versatile fabric that is both rigid and soft. A full collection of the SS campaign will be arriving soon at our J2 stores.
DRIFTER: SS '15
A fashion label set out to create innovative solutions for basic and classic designs by mixing luxurious materials with fabrics that have a soft touch, while putting a twist on traditional seaming, pocketing, and darting; utilizing fabrications and materials of the highest standards, all designed, sourced, and made in the USA. Select pieces are available now in store at J2 Metrotown and Richmond will the fuller Spring collection arriving soon.
MUNSOO KWON: SS '15
Taking a strong direction from surroundings this season, Munsoo Kwon is influnenced by idea of landmark spots nestled in busy metropolitan cities for leisure and comfort. For SS 15 the guiding location is the Han River and its surroundings with an emphasis on the emotional comfort it provides. Architectural details of the bridges that run through the River and the flying kite high in the sky are also the key motives in the collection which will be available at J2 in Metrotown and Richmond this Spring.
I LOVE UGLY: '15 PREVIEW
Once again keeping with it's monochromatic themes ILU shows off it's versatility in building off the athletic streetwear inspiration. With the latest collections due to arrive at our J2 Metrotown and Richmon stores soon take an early look into a few pieces from their 2015 campaign.
NIKE: AIR JORDAN 13 "BRED"
The newest Jordan Brand retro to hit our shelves shortly features the newest Bred colorway to be added to the family of retro silhouettes. Coming similar in appearance to the original Bred release, this updated version features a new premium tumbled leather side panel and subtle tweaks to the color blocking previously only seen on samples.
Launching this weekend, be sure to drop by our Sneakerbox location to join the in store raffle that will be running until Friday December 12th. For updates on the latest release information be sure to follow Sneakerbox on Instagram , Twitter or Facebook .
PUBLISH: A/W 14
Moving forward with their minimalistic styling this season Publish looks to introduce more timeless garments in a full range of fall colors and thicker fall materials. Keeping with their aesthetic, this collection highlights more intricate detailing in both the stitching and fabric. See the fuller collection of pieces available in store now at J2 Richmond and Metrotown.
CIVIL: A/W 14
Originally launched in 2008, Civil looked to take an opportunity to celebrate the difference of individuality and a message rooted around fashion, art, sports and life. The fall winter season previews a look that is predominantly monochromatic with bold font types, block lettering and logos. See the full range of apparel for men and women in store at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond stores.
|ADIDAS x JEREMY SCOTT: JS WINGS 3.0 "DARK KNIGHT"|
Our partnership with Adidas over the years has brought forth amazing footwear collections and capsules every season but since the first Jeremy Scott footwear launch in 2008 at Sneakerbox we've always been excited to see his unique and louder than life re-imagining of classic retro silhouettes. This time around Jeremy Scott revamps the JS Wings line-up with the newest iteration in a Dark Knight inspired colorway.
The new JS Wings 3.0 shows off an impressive list of details including the signature wing which this time comes in a double set that wraps around the front and lateral section of the shoe. Making use of velcro, the wings also substitute as straps which expose the inner laces and mesh perforated tongue with matching black trefoil logo. All of this is combined with a neoprene sock liner, matte finish wings and signature patent leather body. Launched on the morning of Nov 11th at Sneakerbox the Dark Knight sold out instantly. If you missed the drop be sure to follow Sneakerbox on Instagram , Twitter or Facebook .
|SUPREMEBEING: A/W 14|
Out of the UK and into our collection at our stores across Vancouver we have the newest collection of autumn and winter styles for the cold weather that is quickly hitting the west coast. This season Supremebeing takes inspiraition from street culture, inner city nightlife and dangerous misadventure bringing a range of art inspired detailing on their cut and sew collection combined with their always favorite bold printed graphic tees, varsities and winter coats. Drop by to see the new collection which is now available in store at J2 Richmond and Metrotown.
J2 x VANS x TAKA HAYASHI : LAUNCH PARTY - OCTOBER 4TH @ 11AM - 1PM
We've partnered with Vans Vault and Taka Hayashi to throw a special launch party to give back to our friends, family and community in-store at our Sneakerbox location in metropolis. We'd like to invite you to a special meet and greet with Taka Hayashi, a special shoe release and early access to the launch of the Fall 2014 Vans Vault Collection in Canada.
We'll have free food, free drink and a special gift from @j2sneakerbox and @vanscanada for attendees.
As our in store capacity at Sneakerbox is limited, please arrive early to avoid any lines.
The event will run Saturday October 4th, 11AM - 1PM and is open to all ages
|NUDIE JEANS: FW14|
The newest collection of Swedish denim just arrived in store in a full range of colors and fits. This season Nudie looks to reclaim the look of timelessness focusing on a mixture of muted color palettes and keying in on the one feature that has always set them apart which is to wear your denim and to wear them a lot. Made to withstand and encourage heavy usage see the full selection at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond locations now.
|AIR JORDAN 3LAB5: METALLIC SILVER|
The trifecta is about to be complete with the impending release of the third Jordan 5 from the lab series utilizing the coveted elephant print that has graced some of the most prized Jordan releases over the years. The newest rendition offers up a blacked out upper with hits of metallic silver on the Jumpman logo and heel side paint. Keeping with the transluscent gamma sole this release also features a speckled mid sole. Our in-store raffle starts today at Sneakerbox and ends Thursday July 24th @ 9:00pm. Winners will be contacted for launch day pick up on Saturday July 26th @ 10:00am. Any unclaimed or remaining pairs will be released launch day morning.
|PUBLISH BRAND: SS14|
Out of the sunny west coast comes the newest menswear brand available at our J2 stores that has been built around making timeless classics with a touch of sophistication. This season takes a turn towards casual everyday classics updated with modern fabrics and cuts. Standouts this season include the cuffed joggers and monochromatic pieces which are available at J2 Metrotown and Richmond in limited quantities. Explore the rest of the collection in-store now.
|FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS: SS14|
The seasonal collaborative capsule always brings a range of classics with a twist from Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. Taking details one step up the collection this season brings out a bevy of checker, floral, faded-gingham and checkerboard patterns with top quality fabrics in a capsule that features less than 30 pieces. The favorite detail as with previous collections is the detachable double collar polo and double brand stiched motif. Available to only a few select stockist worldwide we now have this collection in limited quantities in-store at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond stores.
|RVLT | REVOLUTION: OF DENMARK|
Another new brand joins our collection from Denmark deeply rooted in street fashion inspired by Scandinavian culture and lifestyle. Taking an approach of creating everyday pieces RVLT looks to re-interpret the past to create new present day classics with a bold attitude. This season's highlighted pieces include a re-worked Khaki fishtail jacket and printed chinos. Explore select pieces from the collection at our J2 stores in Metrotown and Richmond with additional styles arriving soon.
|GOURMET x BLACK SCALE: 35 LITE PYTHON|
Continuing their extensive work with one-of-a-kind materials and upper fabrication Gourmet collaborates once again with Black Scale this season as a follow-up to thier first release last year which introduced the world to the cactus leather upper. This time we see a python inspired upper print that stands out with a subtle raised texture giving an embossed-like effect. Taking it to another level of detailing the release comes complete with spotted rope laces, black scale tag and extra inner padding for added comfort. The Python 35 Lite launched today and is available now at Sneakerbox in limited quantities.
|NEW BALANCE 996: SUMMER SOLUTION COLLECTION|
Another special release hits our shelves once more from the larger Summer Solution capsule out of the European / Japan collection. This set of 996's features ultra smooth suede and nubuck uppers in softer summer pastel colors. To complete the look, each pair features a subtle gold trimmed N logo and vintage gum outsole. Available now at our J2 and Sneakerbox stores.
NANA AND JUDY OF: AUSTRALIA
This Summer season we'd like to welcome nANA jUDY from Australia into our mix of brands with collections that couldn't be described any better than as being inspired through art, pop culture, vintage reminiscence, and the underground scene building on life experiences, which in turn signify the brands attitude. Bringing together a bit of streetwear culture from down under, we now have the collection for mens and ladies available at J2 Metrotown and Richmond.
NIKE x LIBERTY UK: AIR MAX 1, ROSHE RUN, INTERNATIONALIST
Working together with Liberty London from the UK once again brings us the newest set of high profile collaborative releases from the top tier of Nike. Taking several of Nike's most iconic styles we see Liberty re-work these with three of their custom floral prints from the 1930's and 1970's. Sparring no detail the set features a combination of blue with white uppers combined with coated burlap looking panels and matching extra burlap laces. The entire set of 3 has launched at Sneakerbox in limited quantities.
|CHAPTER OF: LOS ANGELES|
The inspiration runs deep from down sunny south where we've picked out a new collection from none other than Chapter of Los Angeles. As described in their own words Ch. is stylistically complex, even contradictory in design and movement drawn together as a unified whole. Ch. Manifests a taste of importance with desire to evoke underlying, emotional states of grandeur and visceral appeal focused around the individual man. To put words in to art see the select pieces from the Summer 2014 collection below as we're now excited to announce its arrival at J2 in Metropolis and Richmond.
|I LOVE UGLY SUMMER 2014 - TEES, CREWNECKS, HOODIES, PANTS AND JACKETS|
Offering up their take on illustrated print, graphics and fashion is this latest collection to join our Summer selection. Not the first out of New Zealand but certainly one of our favorites, ILU takes artist detailing to a whole new level with a remarkable eye for clean aesthetics. Showcasing and piecing each set together as art take inspiration from the key looks below and drop by in-store for a full selection of new summer arrivals at J2 Metrotown and Richmond.
MARSHALL ARTIST SUMMER 2014 - JACKETS, SWEATERS, TEES, SHIRTS, SHORTS AND POLOS
The latest shipment to hit our stores from the UK is now in-store at our J2 Metrotown and Richmond locations. Coming all the way from London, we see the latest tech fabrications fused with classic British street casual that features lightweight breathable fabrics that are both comfortable and well taylored. The signature pieces out of this season is the K-Way collaborative jacket which shows off a custom geometric camo print designed by M.A. that comes in an olive and beige color variation. For a few highlighted looks from the collection see below with the fuller collection now showing in store.
NIKE NM ROSHE & AIR MAX 90 "NYC CITY PACK" QUICKSTRIKE
The seasonal city pack offering from Nike is about to hit our shelves in the form of two NYC inspired runners that have been fused with lighter canvas and brighter summer prints for the upcoming warm weather. This limited run series features an all-over polka dot print upper combined with hits of royal blue, punch and taupe topped off with signature city series badges plus a double set of laces. Both styles will be launching this weekend in limited quantities at our J2 Sneakerbox location in metropolis.
RASCALS SPRING/SUMMER '14 - JACKETS, SWEATERS, TANKS, TEES AND ZIP UPS
From Coppenhagen to Vancouver this latest collection from Rascals features signature pieces themed around athletics and it's fusion with streetwear aesthetics. Always taking an eye to local inspired wearable pieces the highlights of the season are the floral mesh shirts and useage of jersey block lettering in both black and white. Going on with their seasonal logo "NH 08" hits are seen through out. Available in limited quantities at J2 Oakridge, Richmond and Metrotown now.
JOYRICH HOLIDAY '13 - JACKETS, CREWNECKS, TEES AND ACCESSORIES
Dropping in just before the end of the year is one last collection from LA's finest, Joyrich. Coming to us straight from Hollywood, we've picked out some highlight pieces including the Good Times Bear crew, UFO Studded Jacket and the gold blocked LA RICH Varsity exclusively for our stores. This collection will be dropping Dec 21st at all of our J2 locations.
NIKE AIR JORDAN XI - GAMMA BLUE LAUNCHING @ SNEAKERBOX
The first new colorway to hit the feet of collectors keeps with the annual tradition of a releasing the coveted Jordan 11 model during the holiday season. With the excitement building up all year long, these Gamma blue Jordans are finally due to release this weekend in limited quantities. Sticking with the popular patent leather, these feature a Gamma blue transluscent outsole, jump man logo and gold accents on the heel side. Strict limit of 1 per customer. Launching Dec 21st @ 10:00am.
STUSSY x TIMBERLAND - 6" BOOT IN WHEAT AND BLACK
One of the biggest releases this winter season has hit our shelves from the partnership forged between Stussy x Timberland. Taking one of the most iconic and classic Timberland silhouettes of all time the 6" boot has been customized by Stussy for this limited edition release. Keeping tweaks to a minimum, Stussy has added a gold side zipper to this timeless classic for easier wear and a simple Stussy branded tongue. Waterproof nubuck leather and heavy duty outsole combine for extra durability and resistance. Available in limited quantities at our Sneakerbox location only.
PUMA R698 x BWGH PARIS - BLUEFIELD PROJECT
Coming out of "The List" line-up, Puma's top tier offering, we have the highly sought after and limited run R698 sneaker designed by upcoming Parisian label BWGH. As a prelude to their upcoming partnership for 2014 this first set includes a classic puma runner re-done in shades of blue inspired by the works of Mark Rothko. Available now in limited quantities at Sneakerbox.
THE HUNDREDS x VAN STYLES CAPSULE COLLECTION
The latest feature artist from The Hundreds is a photographer born in NY but raised in LA having worked with numerous celebrities and brand lookbooks. His feature art is now available in a limited quantitity capsule of tees. Available now at J2 stores in Oakridge, Richmond and Metrotown.
NIKE AIR JORDAN 5 BEL AIR - LAUNCHING SAT 10/19 @ SNEAKERBOX
The anticipation for the Canadian launch has been building with the late arrival of these 90's inspired Jordan 5's. One of the many Jordan's worn by none other than the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith during his rise to fame wore a full range of Nike sneakers having favored several colorways of OG Jordan 5's. Paying tribute to this is a new colorway that takes inspiration from the louder neon colorways popular in the 90's Wild Style era of hip-hop, dance and fashion. Available this coming Saturday at 9:30am in very limited quantities. Strict limit of 1 per customer.
LIBERTINE LIBERTINE FALL 2013 - JACKETS, BUTTON DOWNS, CHINOS, JEANS, CREWNECKS
The latest Libertine Libertine hits the shelves at our J2 locations featuring a collection that follows from previous seasons that show signs of both bold prints but also simple basics with attention to detail. Highlights include chinos with contrast camo/leopard lining and bold african inspired printed button downs. Straight from Coppenhagen to our stores see this collection now at J2 Metrotown, Oakridge and Richmond.
RETRO SUPER FUTURE FALL '13 - METROPOLIS COLLECTION
With Summer out of the way we have the newest "Metropolis" line of Fall eyewear from SUPER. Drawing from the 1920's Metropolis classic, we have both the sunglass collection featuring sharp metallic finishings and prints as well as the optical collection featuring matte finished frames using natural raw materials to make them smaller, lighter and more comfortable. Available now at Sneakerbox, J2 Richmond and J2 Oakridge.
NIKE AIR JORDAN 3LAB5 - LAUNCHING SAT 10/26 @ SNEAKERBOX
Having been released and sold out instantly first in the US the initial rumor had it pegged as a US only release, however we are excited to annouce these 3LAB5 Jordans from the newly launched Elements series will be available exclusively @ our Sneakerbox location on Saturday 10/26. Kicking off the Elements series this Jordan 5 features the elephant print first seen on the iconic Jordan 3 combined with Gamma Blue accents with a black outsole.
STUSSY DELUXE FALL '13 - QUILTED JACKETS, VESTS, BUTTON DOWNS, LETTERMANS
Putting itself a step above the regular collection we always look forward to the newest Stussy Deluxe capsule. Having always been rooted in offering highly wearable pieces constructed with the best sourced materials Made in Japan this collection always offers a subtle but outstanding look for those with attention and appreciation for fine craftmanship, quality and detail. The full collection is available now at our Sneakerbox and J2 Richmond locations.
Munsoo Kwon's latest 3rd collection has been inspired by the theme of Kidult. Having worked with the likes of Robert Geller, Helmut Lang and Thom Browne he now brings his own signature tailored looks to his own collection. With a hint of a twist his neutral tones are smartly mixed with vibrant colors and witty details to provoke childhood nostalgia. Easy-to-wear-colors such as black, charcoal, dark grey, and navy are used for his outerwear pieces, while more vivid colors like red, white, indigo and pale blue are used in other categories of the collection in order to visually reflect the sensibility and reminiscence of kidults. We're excited to present Munsoo Kwon's collection for the first time in Vancouver exclusively at our J2 stores. For a small preview watch the lookbook video below.
VANS VAULT x WTAPS - SK8-HI
Since it's inception the WTAPS x VANS collaborative series has always been part of the Syndicate offering which has been geared heavily around Skateboarding. For the first time we see WTAPS work on the more fashion explorative line which is the Vans Vaults. Already having been seen on the feet of Kanye West these WTAPS x VANS keep within their militaristic inspiration as we see a simple tonal olive beige hi top and a tonal navy hit up with a subtle but impactful red vans tab on the heel and higlighted by WTAPS tongue decals. The wait is finally over and these will be releasing 9/13 @ our J2 Sneakerbox location.