Ox-Street Labs, a newly launched creative studio for up-and-coming Asian artists, is the brainchild of Southeast Asian Integrated Sneakers and Apparel Marketplace, Ox-Street. Headquartered in Singapore, they conceptualise sneakers and streetwear that is firmly rooted in Southeast Asia.
Existing prominent collaborations in the fashion world include The Ben & Jerry Dunks Nike and Off White, as well as the recent MSCHF x Satan Nike Air Max which became a centre of controversy. Despite the attention received, said collaborations have all originated in the US, and showcased Western artists.
With Southeast Asia underrepresented in the global creative sphere, Ox-Street Labs aims to help Asian designers build their artistic platform. Thus, Ox-Street Labs aims to provide a space for artists to be inspired by their own regional culture and heritage.
The first edition Ox-Street Labs 2021 releases include the Sheng Siong x Nike Dunk SB and the NDP x Air Jordan 1 ‘No.4 Camo’.
The newest addition to the release is the vibrant Songkran x Nike Dunk High. The colours are reminiscent of the water guns used during the celebrated Songkran festival which traditionally overtakes the whole of Thailand. The psychedelic flower motifs are symbolic of the loud patterned shirts favoured by participants during the festival.
These limited editions are bespoke and can be commissioned with Ox Street Labs.
Ox-Street is available in 8 markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as every other East and Southeast Asian market.
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