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    Now I'm confused

    We don't really have a Shaolin Fashion thread that I could find, so I'm hijacking the old What-You-Wear and copying it to our Shaolin-Trademark because that has had recent activity.


    Xtep and the Shaolin Honor Tradition and Technical Expertise with New Collab

    Inspired by the famed Shaolin style of Kung Fu.
    Fashion
    13 Mins ago
    Presented by Xtep



    Sneaker and sports apparel brand Xtep has partnered with The Shaolin, a monastery known for its ancient style of Kung Fu that combines intense mental and physical training, for an unexpected crossover. The collaborative collection is inspired by the sport, creating a lifestyle offering that honors its tradition while ushering the Buddhist icon into a new era.

    The Shaolin x Xtep capsule originally debuted during a show at the Shaolin Monastery in the Chinese province of Henan, marking the first event of its kind at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The collection makes obvious draws from traditional garments and gives them a modern edge courtesy of Xtep’s expertise in technical and sports-focused gear. The result is a series of unisex windbreakers, T-shirts, outerwear and fleece sets that combine ages old silhouettes with a contemporary leaning. Driving home its relevance in present day fashion, the collection was shot against the backdrop of New York to show off its global appeal.


    Check out the Shaolin x Xtep collection in the images above and head to Xtep’s website to shop the range.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
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    Nicholas Daley

    Nicholas Daley
    FALL 2021 MENSWEAR
    COLLECTION
    BY CHIOMA NNADI

    April 13, 2021


    A budding martial arts enthusiast, Nicholas Daley earned his red belt in karate last October just weeks before London went into a second lockdown. His interest in the sport informed the collection he showed last summer and continues to be a rich source of inspiration. Where last season British karate Olympic hopeful Jordan Thomas starred in the look book, this time around taekwondo champs Lutalo Muhammad and Christian McNeil model the new clothes.

    The eastern influence was front and center for fall, with a shibori dyed kimono-style jacket and loosely fitting matching pants, a much cooler take on the tie-dye loungewear that has become ubiquitous in the last year. Daley prides himself on the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship, and those hand-dyed Japanese prints were part of a series of deft artisanal touches peppered throughout the collection. There’s his ongoing collaboration with Lavenham, a British manufacturer specializing in quilted outerwear for the great outdoors, and a partnership with Vanners Silks, a storied silk weaving factory in Sudbury. The bold SuperFly-inspired jacquard tiger stripes that appear on crisp cotton Shaolin jackets and waistcoats are their handiwork.

    Community is at the heart of what Daley does, as well. And with his mother, Maureen, continuing the family tradition, bringing together local knitting circles across the midlands to produce his signature chunky knit accessories—berets, belts, tams, and crossbody bags—that spirit couldn’t be closer to home.

    After months and months spent indoors, there are signs of life in Daley’s North London neighborhood—yesterday stores and restaurants across the city opened their doors for the first time since last year. That said, Nicholas Daley HQ has been a hive of activity throughout. Between an upcoming pop-up shop, fundraising efforts for the London-based jazz music education and artist development organization Tomorrow’s Warriors, and a solo exhibit at Now gallery, the designer has had his hands full. He also managed to launch e-commerce last November, giving his business an essential online boost. The label’s reach has expanded considerably in North America too, with Nordstrom among several U.S. stockists to have picked up the line. Despite the challenges of the current moment, it seems Daley’s emerging fashion brand is fighting fit.

    There are 17 pix but I'm only copying 2. Follow the link if it's your style...

    This popped up when searching 'Shaolin'
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

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