KICKS LAB. - "Bring the Kicks Back"


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KICKS LAB. presents “Bring The Kicks Back”

- 184 pages

- All Color Prints on 10" Book Size

- High Quality Paper and Printing Work

- Curated by DJ VIBLAM

- Hip Hop Album/Single covers featuring Sneakers

- Editor: Kiwamu Omae

- Book Design: Masashi Funatsu

- Cover: Keita Suzuki

- Illustration: Kantaro Suzuki

- Translation: Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha

- Production: Hajime Oshiro (GRIDDY Inc.)

- Publication: KICKS LAB. / LOWTEX. INC.

- Printing, Binding and Sales: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.

From the staple of fashion in Harajuku Tokyo, KICKS LAB presents Premium Sneakers collaborating with Hip Hop producer DJ VIBLAM. The release of “KICKS LAB. Presents BRING THE KICKS BACK Curated by DJ VIBLAM ~Hip Hop Album/Single Covers Feat. Sneakers~” brings selective life works of DJ VIBLAM collating together with sneakers.

This photo collection will represent various influential people with a strong connection with DJ VIBLAM, such as the Hip Hop artists NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND and owners of the 90s selective shop STILL DIGGIN. It will include compilation of sneakers and boots that were featured on his album covers that were released in the 80s and 90s totaling of 123 albums and singles. From diehard Hip Hop fans to mainstream, the collection of numerous rare finds and/or fashion icon of sneakers and boots will be displayed highlighting the culture of the 80s and 90s Hip Hop sphere.

Plus, DJ VIBLAM sits down with MURO (K.O.D.P. aka KING OF DIGGIN’ PRODUCTION) and GORE-TEX (INTRO MICROPHONE UNDERSROUND) conversing on Hip Hop culture and more, as they are the exemplars of Hip Hop fashion. On top of that, they were able to collaborate with Photographer, CHERRY CHILL WILL who also has a deep tie with the three artists. In addition, for all those Hip Hop fashion fans around the world, this photo collection will be available with Japanese and English texts.