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Q&A with Amber Aarts

With two locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the sneaker store Oqium (@oqium) has constantly brought new visions by infusing the basketball culture into the sneaker game in Europe, and their efforts can be seen in those excelsior graphics used on their social media.

To match the returning of Air Jordan 1 High OG CO.JP “Tokyo” — the 1 of 4 colorways in “Japan“ Pack released in celebration of the new century in 2001 — Oqium’s in-house photographer and designer Amber Aarts (@amber.aarts) created a poster with Japanese calligraphy that reads “Japan, 2001, 2020”. 

It’s that simple, but it still demonstrates the sophistication. 

With our curiosity, we asked a few questions to the designer Amber, to find out her inspiration. 

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[Events] Recap of 5pm Market & Thanks to Everyone

First thing, we have to say “WOW!”

An overwhelming number of visitors have dropped by 5pm Market, the supports from all of you are encouraging us a lot to continue this kind of event.

The idea of 5pm Market was born during the last Christmas season, after months and months of developments, we decided to build 5pm Market as a space of various city life elements, a place for people to enjoy the moments and get some inspirations for life. Finally we managed to make it happen.

 

Thanks to Torikorttelit for the awesome location,

thanks to Powau for the fresh drinks,

thanks to Pelago for bringing the beautiful bikes to the space,

thanks to Cloything & Beyond for adding more cool streetwear,

thanks to Vinyl Music for the beats,

thanks to Sofia Future Farm for the coffee,

thanks Red Bull for the energy,

thanks to Kakola for the tasty beers,

thanks to everyone who visited us for the love!

 

Now, please check the photos below, let’s have a recap of that memorable week!

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