I today’s article I present you the second Dutch Collaboration model with G-Shock. I was in doubt if I would buy the OntFront x G-Shock collaboration model. It would have been easy for me as I live in the Netherlands and a simple phone call would have helped me further, but frankly I was not too fond of a snake pattern and also, because of it very limited character, it was also very expensive.
published pages from a Fall/Winter catalog of Casio. These kind of catalogs are only for internal use of Casio personnel, like brand managers and sales managers. From time to time images of such a catalog leaks out a few days before the official news, but this was quite an early leak. I sometimes get a little inside info from Casio, so I knew there was a new collaboration Dee & Ricky model coming in November, but to my surprise also a collaboration model with Dutch artist Parra was shown.
Last three photo's were taken at the Japan Release Party in Beams T's Harajuku store, December 18, 2011. Copyright photo's by MyNavi.jp.As I was on route with a touring car full of students, I called a known sneaker shop for this model, though it had still to be delivered to the shop. A few hours later I got the conformation it arrived and so I got this one quick. I do not think I had seen this model in the flesh on-line, so it might be that the Parra collaboration is launched in my country first.
Piet Parra is the artist name of Piet Janssen (1976). He’s a graphic designer, illustrator and musician in the band LeLe. He designed sneakers for Vans, Etnies, Converse and Nike.
Rockwell. He started his own clothing line because he could not find a good place for T-Shirts, so he decided to start his own shop. His shirts are well known in the club scene. It is a bit like the Dadara Tees in the 90’s. I was a big fan of Dadara and had many shirts of this artist.
A Dadara baby.Frankly I have always wanted to have a Rockwell Tee, but never got to buying one. I rather have a black shirt and most cool graphics are printed on white shirts. As I am a wild guy, that’s why I need G-Shocks, but I can’t keep a white shirt white for a long time (that’s why I always hope for black photo shirts of Kiks TYO). I think the first Rockwell shirt I wanted was an CD cover of Teenage Bad Girl’s Cocotte.
So let’s have a look at the watch. First the watch is packed in a custom designed cardboard package with random Parra letters and his autograph. I pretty much like this kind of packaging. The cardboard packaging make me think this watch was not aimed for the US market, as they get the usual tins. Japanese releases get this kind of package. For me as a collector it is a bit more practical as I can stack a lot more watches in a crate than the huge tins. The use of black letter on a white underground marks Parra’s latest trend to use only black and white.
I Love Sneakerz, the Dutch on-line version of Unknown, the sneaker shop of Alkmaar.