Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback – in Singapore
Eighties-era Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z (pronounced ick-sees) is making a second debut in Singapore.
Four decades after its initial launch in the region, Íxi:z is opening a retail store this month at Mandarin Gallery, with an official launch event planned for early next year.
Those who grew up in the 80s may remember Íxi:z as a brand that encompassed everything from bomber jackets to wallets and pencil cases. At the height of Íxi:z fever the brand had a hardcore following of streetwear enthusiasts who until this day share brand memorabilia and show off their now-vintage items to fellow fans online.
Thirty years on, grand plans have been drawn up to restore Íxi:z to its former glory and establish it as a premier Japanese streetwear brand for discerning teenagers and young adults.
Featuring designs from its halcyon days along with newer, never-before-seen collections, Íxi:z will open its doors at Mandarin Gallery on December 14.