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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Your First Look: Cassette Playa for Nike

"A toxically mutated lizard" is how Carri Mundane describes her new sneaker collaboration with Nike Sportswear, a reptilian remake of its classic Blazer style. It first appeared in the London designer's spring 08 Cassette Playa collection. Well, actually, the Blazer first appeared in 1973 as Nike's first hoop shoe, but has recently been adopted by skater punks and other "urban shamans," as Carri calls them. So she used colors that "reference the faded neons of Eighties' skate culture" to create Cassette Playa Blazer, available December 20 at Nike Sportswear in Shoreditch, London, and Soho, New York. In the meantime,

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