NIKE SB X TIGHTBOOTH
In 2005 a crew in Osaka led by Shinpei Ueno shined a light on the nocturnal artistry of Japanese skateboarding. Through his travels and 15 years crafting the underground video series Lenz, Ueno’s helped to document and spread the quick-footed style and explorations of color and environment that have become a hallmark of his local scene and the Tightbooth’s visual aesthetic.
Born out of necessity, the SB Dunk Low by Tightbooth draws from the feeling and freedom of nights in the streets with a mixed suede and tumbled leather upper with textural overlays that emulate the metal grates they encounter and employ in their after-dark sessions. Key co-branding and subtle pops of orange on the woven labels and sockliner bring the spirit and synergy of Tightbooth’s visual identity to the Dunk Low with multiple reflective areas incorporated throughout the upper.
HUF X ALLTIMERS
Founded in 2013, NYC-based brand Alltimers has mixed high and low culture with East Coast-inspired design for a decade. HUF x Alltimers taps mutual team rider Salomon Cardenas and connects the SF to NY long-distance relationship with a new capsule featuring a work jacket, tee, hoodie, lighter skate deck, and a DWR short with a print that gets revealed when wet.
Originally started by Jason Dill, skater and self-acclaimed photographer, back in 2001. Dill is notorious amongst the skating community and has now grown into one of the most respected and well-recognised faces in the scene.
Despite Fucking Awesome being launched back in 2001, it wasn't up until 2014 when Dill departed from his longtime sponsor, Alien Workshop, and walked away from the commercialization of skate brands, that he began to dedicate more time to FA.
The label came to fruition when Dill and Anthony Van Engelen left A.W and FA started producing clothing and decks.
The rest is history.