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Shawn Hung - Singaporean DJ Interview


Hapsari Listya
December 16, 2022

Shawn @its.me.brizzy was drawn into sneakers after seeing his classmate wear the Nike SB Heineken, yet his first pair is Nike AF1 'Bobbitto.'He would love to see a collaboration between Neighbourhood and New Balance, as they have very similar creative directions.

What was the moment you first got drawn to sneakers, and which pair of sneakers triggered your passion?

It was when I saw my own classmates wearing a pair of Heineken Dunk SBs to school. I remember how vivid the colours of the shoe represented and it was just so eye-catching! That was when I felt this connection and curiosity to find out about what you called today, "sneaker culture". My first pair were actually a pair of Nike AF1s "Bobbito".

All images via @its.me.brizzy

What’s one moment or trend in the history of sneaker culture that resonates with you?

The controversy between Kanye West & Nike prior to the launch of his "Red Octobers". Growing up in that era, I think that was a pivotal moment in sneaker history as it opened doors of creativity to other sports companies for them to innovate different technologies, materials, and designs to be on top of their game.

Please describe how it feels to you when you get and wear a new pair of kicks?

Definitely a boost in confidence and also creativity. Like I would get creative with my fashion and create different outfits just to match the new shoes. Usually, I would try to create 3 to 4 outfits to match a pair of kicks.

What are some of your favorite creators/designers or brands and why?

They would be Teddy Santis & Salehe Bembury.

I honestly think they bringing a different palette into the sneaker culture by incorporating a unique creative direction that represents not only them, but the general public as well.

What is one sneaker collaboration that doesn’t exist, but you wish/think should exist?

If it's New Balance, I am hoping a Neighbourhood X New Balance would be interesting since they project a very similar creative direction.

What are some of the current pairs of sneakers in your rotation?

4 years ago, they were still Jordans, Travis' collaboration, Vans and Yeezys.

Now they would be my New Balances 992s, 2002R and the 550s.

What is your ultimate holy grail sneaker that you have not managed to acquire so far?

It's definitely the classic "Chicago" AJ1s.

Other than kicks, what are some of your daily essentials or treasured items?

Daily essential? That would be maintaining my 5-day fitness regime and my daily caffeine intake from my local Starbucks.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @its.me.brizzy

TikTok: @its.me.brizzy

Facebook: jeremiahhung

An ailurophile who loves bake cookies and listen to indie music!