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Release “The Gates Of Hell” – REBEL8 X MISHKA Collaboration

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

This exceptional collaboration by renowned tattoo artist Mike Giant and celebrated graphic illustrator Lamour Supreme is wowing streetwear fans globally with the release of “The Gates of Hell.”

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Back by popular demand, this is not the first collaboration between two cool streetwear brands: Brooklyn, New York born – MISHKA and San Francisco, California found – REBEL8.

If this is your first time witnessing REBEL8 x MISHKA collaboration,  you really need to experience what you had missed in the previous sold out  collections! LULA Speaks has captured them all here!

R8+M collaboration-01Not only the brand values would seem easily to clash based on the obvious “West Coast vs East Coast” ordeal, this combination also represented a bit of stretch from two street cultures of the “Legion of Death Adders (MISHKA) to the “Lower Class Royalty (REBEL8). And yet, through this collaboration, you can find each distinct elements been boldly illustrated through each stroke of details. The creativity from each origin had been displayed fully in the fascinating colors and content, while truthfully reflected both genuine DNA in the complimenting harmony. Blog 01This rare piece of art is certainly proven to be a collector’s items, and it is for anyone who is seeking to preserve a piece of subculture history of our times. Along with limited quantity release in the USA on January 18th, 2016 , fans across Asia Pacific such as: Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan will have an opportunity to experience this collaboration.

_JJK9719The “GATES OF HELL” collection offers complete apparels collection for fans to embrace. Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (white /or black), Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee Shirt, and Zip-up Hoodie. The items WILL BE sold out, and you do not want to miss it!

Blog 02For more information regarding REBEL8 and MISHKA at your closest location across Asia Pacific, please contact LULA101.

Spooky Season is here: МИШКА FALL’15 by Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis

МИШКА is a street wear icon and trend-setting pioneer, with its originality and its legion of Death Adders. ” born in Brooklyn, raised in Hell”  МИШКА is widely celebrated by its Asia Pacific fan base since 2004, and it has since grown into a lifestyle trend that has created its own culture with a presence in total of four continents.

МИШКА celebrates the strangeness of the world and bucks the exclusionary measures that have plagued anything labeled as “cool.” Anybody who has a passion for the unusual, divergent and strange will find a connection to МИШКА universe and its culture.

The Spooky Season is here and LULA101 is eager to present the latest  МИШКА FALL’15 Collection for its fans across the Pacific!  #taiwan   #hongkong   #philippines   #thailand   #malaysia    #indonesia

Are You Weird Enough? Come Celebrate With Us!   #EngineeredToDestroy !

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Celebrate Weird! Come check out the video for МИШКА FALL’15 collection

The awesome video-look produced by Jon Moritsugu. 

You can find out more regional distribution information throughout Asia at LULA101

For more insight spooky information and exclusive footage, please follow us on: facebook.com/lulaapparel 

#LULA101   #МИШКА   #weird   #DeathAdders   #streetwear   #mishka   #fashion   #phtography   #jersey   #asia   #pacific   #divergent   #strange

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REBEL8 Taiwan ambassador – Benjamin Lin @ Ink- N- Iron

The 13th annual Ink- N- Iron festival  took place on the great Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA recently. Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast and the center where techniques and trends evolved. People from all over the world come to support this event and enjoy the vibes of the tattoo convention … including Lula!

For one with no tattoo, like myself, It is very intriguing to watch these talented tattoo artists draw tattoos on others. Some of the best tattoo artists in the world attend this event to showcase their work, ink, apparel, etc. Along with the tattoo convention, there is also a car show and live music event.

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Ink- N- Iron tattoo convention was established to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. Many of Lula’s friends were exhibiting over there, including REBEL8 ambassador, Benjamin Lin, from Needle No. 8 tattoo studio in Taiwan.

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Started his tattoo career since he was 16 years old, Benjamin is infamous, controversial and yet interesting. Stay tuned for our interview video with Benjamin Lin in the next few days!

REBEL8 Taiwan ambassador – Endless Sun

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Today’s spot light is on Endless Sun, a.k.a. Xiao-Mao – the popular and highly skilled tattoo artist who owns Endless Tattoo studio in Taipei, Taiwan.

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As a REBEL8 brand ambassador in Taiwan, Endless Sun never fails to “Spread the 8″ wherever he goes (REBEL8 is deeply rooted in tattoo, graffiti and skate culture). Endless Sun recently entered an Amsterdam tattoo contest and literally showed his love for REBEL8 throughout his trip there.

These photos capture Endless Sun’s REBEL8 spirit and showcase the spectacular views of Amsterdam.

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Endless Sun took home the first place trophy in the color group contest at the 2015 Amsterdam tattoo convention.

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Follow Endless Tattoo on Instagram to see more of his artistry and his inspiring tattoo life.

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TAIWANDERINGS WITH CLSC

Josh’s first ever pop-up shop is located in a country he has never been to before – Taiwan. See what he thinks about this journey, and what happened on the event day. Also see how he wandered around in the city of Taipei, and trying new, cool, or even bizarre food.

1st Day
Josh’s journey started from wandering around Taipei city(in the morning. After a series of interviews in the afternoon, he made it to some of the famous spots such as Long-Shan Temple ”龍山寺”, Wan-Hua Sector ”萬華區”, and Hua-Xi Street ”華西街” a.k.a. Snake Alley.  He had a great experience and a big culture shock with Taiwanese culture and foods on the very first day.

2nd Day
This is the day when all the events will be unleashed. And Josh finally visited his very first pop-up shop.

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When Josh first stepped into the store, he was greeted by the CLSC’s theme decor filled with their signature red and “world map” pattern design.   We invited “IP Lockers” to perform “Locking” as a starter, following by a quick interview and social party (special thanks to Heineken!). We also have a CLSC backdrop which allow selfie lovers to preserve this precious memory forever.

3rd  day
Josh decided to shoot lookbook photos in Ximending “西門町”, which is most of the young people’s favorite location. Ximending Station Exit #6 is the busiest area in Ximending, and that’s exactly where we started our shooting. The main purpose of this was to create some local contents. Josh was surrounded by a lot of people and we’re wondering what he was doing.

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Cruising through the city, Josh headed to the Skate Park with some cool graffiti paintings to do more lookbook shooting.

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4th day
On the last day of his trip in Taiwan, we took him somewhere nice to visit. Tamsui “淡水” is the northern part of Taipei, an actual riverside town. Josh had a blast at the castle called Fort San Domingo ” 紅毛城” that was originally built by the Spanish in 1629. After this awesome trip in Tamsui, he enjoyed Shinlin night market “士林夜市”where all the good foods are served.

John visited Endless Sun (Xiao Mao) who is one of the most famous tattoo artist . He got  a cool tattoo “經典台灣” which means classic Taiwan!

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Not only for business, Josh had a nice trip to Taiwan for these 4 days. We hope we can have him again in Taiwan.

Taiwanderings With REBEL8

Taiwanderings with REBEL8 from Lula Apparel on Vimeo.

Always up for a new adventure, when REBEL8 founder Joshy D. was greeted at Taiwan’s Taiyuan Airport, he was grinning like a kid in a candy store. Greeted by Lula 101 founder and president, Sherry Lu, and chief marketing officer, Bill Ross, they collectively served as his translator, tour guide and fellow party animals.

The first order of business after settling in at a hotel in Taiwan’s Ximending shopping district was to grab lunch at a local café. Not knowing exactly what type of Taiwanese food Joshy might like, we ordered everything on the menu. And Joshy didn’t disappoint, because he tried it all, including a nice, tall Taiwan Beer to wash it all down.

Stuffed with food, we needed to walk it off, which was an ideal opportunity to show Joshy the sights and sounds that make Taipei so cool, unique and sometimes a little weird.

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Armed with his trusty camera, Joshy took pictures of anything and everything, from signs with English wording that had funny translations to the Modern Toilet Restaurant: “Please kindly invite your friends to eat shit.” Modern Toilet offers enticing fare like “baby’s explosive diarrhea” (actually just green curry) served in mini toilet bowls.

Taipei also has of the highest per capita concentrations of convenience stores on earth. Where else can you pay your college tuition, eat dinner, print concert tickets, send express mail and buy a bottle of Johnny Walker Scotch at 4:30 a.m.?

Oh, and let’s not forget the Taiwan garbage trucks. Where else in the world will you find garbage trucks that sing to you?

When not walking, we took taxis rather using rented cars. A note to foreigners: Never – ever – rent a car in Taiwan … stick with public transportation! Although Taiwanese are the nicest people in the world, they morph into street-mob sadists once they hop on a scooter or get behind the wheel. Most of the Taiwanese taxi drivers are at the top of the motorized food chain, and most are very friendly, although we did meet one who must have had a wife who denied him wifely pleasures, because he was grumpy as hell … and nearly killed us.

Joshy continued to embrace opportunities to try something different. From the hotel’s huge Taiwanese buffet, to alley cafes, he couldn’t get enough. But nothing matched the intrigue of the night markets. They come alive after five, and the sights and smells draw you further and further into an endless abyss of food stands and goods for sale. So we hit all the night markets in Taipei as well as one in Kaohsiung. And while he did enjoy Taiwanese sausages on a stick, and even drank snake blood, he drew the line at trying the Stinky Tofu … the name says it all.

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Ever the intrepid explorer, Joshy even tried Bin Lang, which is what Taiwanese call betel nuts; which are chewed like tobacco and have a stimulant effect, not to mention turning one’ teeth brown in short order. Oftentimes, sexy Bin Lang girls are the ones selling them in side-of-the-road stands that have flashy neon lights to draw attention to them (as if being dressed in lingerie and all made up isn’t attention-grabbing enough as it is), but we had no such luck when buying Bin Lang for Joshy. Maybe it’s just as well … he probably didn’t need that kind of distraction.

But Joshy wasn’t just in Taiwan to eat new foods or see new sights, such as what was once the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101. No, he was there to visit with his fans at the streetwear shops, tattoo parlors and even at the annual tattoo convention in Kaohsiung, where he served as a special guest judge at its tattoo contest. While there, he was signing his autograph on people’s posters, REBEL8 shirts and hats, and even one girl’s left boob (her request, not his).

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Back in Taipei, Joshy was particularly intrigued by the Buddhist temples, where he burned incense and prayed to the various Buddhas – particularly the god of financial matters in order to make REBEL8 even more successful than it already is, and the god of fertility. (After all, even Joshy wants to make little Joshy ’s one of these days.)

It seemed like everywhere we visited, magazine and newspaper reporters wanted interview to find out more about how REBEL8 was started and how Joshy and Mike Giant began working together with almost no money at the beginning. Joshy did not disappoint, and he was happy to talk to everyone who had questions for him. However, that made for tiring days; so much more Taiwan beer was needed at the end of each day to power him through the evening.

The clubbing scene’s no slouch either, and we were invited to attend a VIP gathering at the Luxy Club, complete with live bands, sexy go-go dancers and, of course, lots of Taiwan beers.

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No visit to Taiwan would be complete without a good foot and body massage, and even though our masseuses seemed hell-bent on making us all cry out in pain as they worked the knots out of our sore muscles; miraculously we all felt refreshed and relaxed after the deed was done.

Joshy wound up his visiting local museums, taking lots more photos of the sights, including Taiwanese graffiti and saying good-bye to countless REBEL8 fans, one of whom had asked him to write his signature and REBEL8 on his forearm – and then had it promptly tattooed there to make it permanent. Now THAT’s fan devotion for you. Or maybe it was just the Taiwan Beer.

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More photos here

REBEL8 TAIWAN fan page: https://www.facebook.com/REBEL8Taiwan

REBEL8 X LULA 101 Asia Limited

Lula 101 is a dedicated representative and distributor for REBEL8 in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and REBEL8 is one of LULA 101’s most supportive vendors. The two companies are working together to “Spread the 8” in Taiwan in April, and REBEL8 founder, Joshy D., of will be a special guest for 5th annual Taiwan Tattoo Convention in Kaohsiung during this time.

In addition, for the first time ever, we will open a REBEL8 pop-up shop at Eslite department store’s Wu-Chang branch in Xingmending, Taipei, with the latest REBEL8 styles available for its fans. Doors will open on April 1 at 11 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. and the pop-up shop will be open daily through April 30. This is a unique and amazing opportunity that fans won’t want to miss out on.

To celebrate the history-making event, REBEL8’s lead artist, the renowned Mike Giant, has designed a custom tattoo girl design illustration that includes the classic diamond-shaped REBEL8 trademark and the names Lula’s Asia territories, including cities, countries and Asian symbols as well as languages. The T-shirt bearing this fresh collaborative design will become a must-have item for all Taiwanese REBEL8 fans.

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Look for the following elements within the design:

  • Number 8 in different languages: Eight, 八, walo, delapan, 여덟, lapan
  • Animal: Horse, eagle
  • Words: Lula 101, Asia Limited, REBEL8
  • Flag of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, S. Korea and U.S.A.

Color: black and white

Size: S/M/L/XL/2XL

REBEL8 Taipei pop-up shop info:

•   Eslite Department Store WuChang Branch 4F

•   Where: 4F, No. 77, Sec. 2, Wuchang St., Taipei 108, Taiwan

•   When: 4/1/2014 – 4/30/2014

Don’t be late, Spread the 8, and visit the Eslite REBEL8 pop-up shop to get yours!

REBEL8 x LULA 101 Tattoo Girl Asia Limited Edition

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With roots going deep into skateboard, graffiti, tattoo and music culture, REBEL8’s Joshy D. and Mike Giant showcase their urban lifestyle through unequaled products.

REBEL8 x LULA 101 Tattoo Girl Asia Limited T-Shirts are scheduled for release on April 5, 2014 at the REBEL8 Taipei Pop-Up Shop, selected dealers in Taipei and at the 5th Annual Taiwan Tattoo Conference in Kaohsiung. This exclusive T-Shirt is only limited to 200 pcs, and available in color white and black.

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Mark your calendars and spread the 8 news.

REBEL8 Taipei pop-up shop info:
• Eslite Department Store WuChang Branch 4F
• Where: 4F, No. 77, Sec. 2, Wuchang St., Taipei 108, Taiwan
• When: 4/1/2014 ~ 4/30/2014
5th Annual Taiwan Tattoo Conference info:
• When: 4/18/2014 ~ 4/20/2014
• Where: Banana Pier Kaohsiung
• www.Tattoo.org.tw

In Taiwan, for the first time ever, there will be a REBEL8 pop-up shop set up at the Eslite department store Wu-Chang branch in Xingmending Taipei, with the best REBEL8 styles available for its fans. Doors will open on April 1 and the pop-up shop will be open daily through April 30. This is a unique and amazing opportunity that fans won’t want to miss. To celebrate the history-making event, REBEL8’s graphic designer, Mike Giant illustrated a custom tattoo girl design integrated with the classic diamond-shaped REBEL8 trademark and bearing Lula’s Asia territories, including cities, countries and Asian symbols as well as languages. The T-shirt bearing this collaborative and fresh design will become a must-have item for all Taiwanese REBEL8 fans. Look for the following elements within the design:

  • Number 8 in different languages: Eight, 八, walo, delapan, 여덟, lapan
  • Animal: Horse, eagle
  • Words: Lula 101, Asia Limited, REBEL8
  • Flag of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, S. Korea and U.S.A.

 

Spread the 8, and visit Taipei Eslite REBEL8 pop-up shop to get yours!

RIDE FREE 4 REBEL8

Committed to improving the culture of American motorcycles and their modification in Taiwan, the Taiwan-based hardcore biker magazine, FREE BIKER, is entering its fourth year, and its annual RIDE FREE event will be held on December 8 in Taipei. Check out Ride Free’s past event highlights here and here.

In addition to the returning hardcore biker veterans, there will be new exhibitors joining the show this time around, including REBEL8 Taiwan. To accommodate more than 50 vendors, the event venue is moving from Ximending to the vast expanse of Dajia Riverside Park.

Here are the details:
When: Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. December 8, 2013
Where: Dajia Riverside Park, Taipei Taiwan

Spread the 8!

REBEL8 ASIA- Thailand

ตั้งแต่ ปี 2006 Lula Apparel เป็นผู้ทำให้ยี่ห้อ REBEL8 เติบโตขึ้นในเอเชียอย่างแพร่หลาย โดยเป็นตัวกลางในการกระจายสินค้าและจัดจำหน่ายสินค้าในโซนเอเชียอย่างประเทศ ไต้หวัน, เกาหลีใต้, สิงคโปร์, ไทย,
มาเลเชีย, ฮ่องกง, จีน และ อินโดนีเชีย เป็นต้น

REBEL8 และ Lula Apparel มีจุดเริ่มต้นทางธุรกิจที่เหมือนกันคือ เริ่มจากธุรกิจและเงินทุนขนาดเล็ก แต่มีจุดมุ่งหมายที่ยิ่งใหญ่
ซึ่งทั้งสองได้ร่วมทำให้ความฝันของพวกเราเป็นจริงขึ้นมาภายในเวลา 7 ปีมานี้

ใน ช่วงหลายปีที่ผ่านมา บางท่านอาจจะเคยได้เห็นแบรนด์สัญชาติอเมริกาฯ ที่พยายามจะเลียนแบบ REBEL8 ซึ่งเรา (Joshy D.)ไม่ได้เพิกเฉยต่อ บริษัทเหล่านี้ และได้แสดงถึงจุดยืนของเราว่า เรามีทัศนคติด้านลบ

อย่างมากต่อบริษัทเหล่านี้ อย่างเปิดเผย
ทำให้เราถูกฟ้องร้องในข้อหา พูดให้ร้ายหมิ่นประมาท ต่อบริษัทคู่กรณี
เหตุการณ์นี้ทำให้เราได้บทเรียนสองสิ่งที่สำคัญดังนี้
1. ก่อนที่คุณคิดจะพูดพาดพิงถึง บุคคล หรือ บริษัท ด้วยข้อความที่สามารถจะทำให้อีกฝ่ายเกิดความไม่พอใจ คุณจำเป็นจะต้องชี้แจงด้วยว่าสิ่งที่คุณพูดถึง เป็นเพียง”การแสดงความคิดเห็นของคุณ”
2. หากคุณทุ่มเทเวลาทั้งหมดให้กับการโฟกัสสิ่งที่เป็น “ด้านลบ” คุณจะไม่มีวันได้เจอกับ “ด้านบวก” ในชีวิตของคุณเลย

และ สิ่งที่รบกวนจิตใจของผมมากไปกว่าการที่จะต้องมาต่อสู้กับแบรนด์สัญชาติ อเมริกาจอมเลียนแบบ ก็คือสินค้า REBEL8 ปลอม ที่มีการขายอย่างแพร่หลายในทวีปเอเชีย โดยมีโรงงานผลิตในประเทศจีน ซึ่งสินค้า

ปลอมได้มีการระบาดอย่างมากในประเทศไทย, อินโดนีเชีย และ มาเลเซีย

ผม ทุ่มเทเวลามากมายเพื่อการเลือกสรรค์โรงงาน ที่สามารถผลิตสินค้าที่มีคุณภาพสูงที่สุดสำหรับยี่ห้อของผม และ ใส่ใจในความเป็นอยู่ของคนงานทางด้านต่างๆเช่น ความปลอดภัย
ผมพยายามตลอด ที่จะเลือกวัตถุดิบที่ไม่สร้างมลภาวะต่อธรรมชาติ และพยายามที่จะเลือกหาโรงงานที่ดีที่สุดในประเทศของเรา เพื่อผลิตสินค้าภายใต้แบรนด์ REBEL8
ผมภาคภูมิใจที่จะกล่าวว่า ตั้งแต่เราย้ายบริษัทไปยัง LA เราได้ย้ายฐานการผลิตส่วนใหญ่กลับมาเป็น USA แล้ว ซึ่งนี่เป็นสิ่งนึงที่ หลายๆบริษัทที่พยายามจะเลียนแบบเราไม่สามารถเลียนแบบได้

ขอขอบคุณ แฟนๆ REBEL8 ทุกคน ที่ให้การสนับสนุนแบรนด์ของเรามาโดยตลอด และขอบคุณ Lula Apparel สำหรับ 7 ปั ที่ร่วมธุรกิจกันมา
REBEL8 Authorized store in Thailand: Sin Shop, Yeah, Outdoor Projects

Translated by Sin Shop

English Version