Our friends at NLGX checked in with us recently with this newly-released tee design. Called ‘Epic Fight’ or 巅峰对决, the new design evokes the aesthetic of vintage posters, advertising a fight “between the two greatest Kung Fu legends (LEE vs. LI) the world has ever seen”. In stores now.
More on NLGX
Beijing-based NLGX have just sent in these images of their newly-renovated store. The brand also released new tee designs last month, including a much needed ‘I ♥ Beijing’ set. More images under the cut.
NLGX have just released a new batch of tees for autumn, including Ping Pong and Pigeon (both pictured). Keep an eye on their website for more.
NLGX will also collaborate with Metrowaves this year on a pop-up store for Beijing Design Week. Make your way through the winding hutongs to the Dashila(b) Factory at No. 8 Dawailangying Hutong, Dashilar to find the new autumn collection, as well as official bags from Metrowaves.
NLGX Spring Arrivals
"The Year of the Dragon has been pretty good so far, so we’re very excited to launch our brand new Paper Dragon and Water Dragon designs! Our very popular ChinaType tees (pictured) received a colour revamp in time for the London 2012 Olympics. Cheer for China with the red/yellow China edition or show your support for the host with the blue/red UK edition. Furthermore, all our Kommute hoodies are now 20% off.” Find your closest store.
Dragon Wang (a.k.a. Zhijun Wang) is a graphic designer based in Beijing. He established his own studio and brand – ZJ Design – in 2008 after working in advertising agencies, and clients so far have included NLGX, UNICEF, NeochaEDGE, Sony Ericsson and Toyota. Since establishing himself as an independent designer, Zhijun Wang has maintained a strong focus on sporting culture, as well as traditional crafts and skills. We caught up with him to find out more.
Kommute by NLGX is “a specially-designed line of apparel and bags that embraces functionality along with style”. Due to be released next month, Ed and Michel dropped by to tell me more about the new collection:
"Technical design in cuts, fabrics and trimmings are emphasised to provide comfort and protection from the harsh conditions of urban lifestyle. Equipped to tackle the city’s swath of bicycle lanes, bus routes and subway lines, Kommute challenges you to forgo the automobile and to move freely".
NLGX is a Beijing-based brand founded by Ed Hung and Michel Sutyadi in 2008. After witnessing first-hand the changes taking place in China’s ancient capital city, Ed and Michel decided to capture the new spirit of the city with a fresh and unique lifestyle brand. Inspired by Beijing’s development into a multicultural melting pot of artists, entrepreneurs, travellers and global-minded individuals, together as NLGX they create original designed apparel. Continue reading.