Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:25
An early ’90s classic and a perfect representation of the decade’s style sensibilities, the “Grape” edition of the Air Jordan 5 is set for a retro return more than 20 years after its initial release. Sporting a White/New Emerald-Grape colorway, the kicks see a predominately white leather upper with minimal black accents, an icy blue outsole, and a combination of New Emerald and Grape accents on everything from the tongue and midsole to the branding. Complete with the silhouette’s signature WWII Mustang fighter plane-inspired midsole design and breathable mesh paneling, the 2013 Air Jordan 5 Retro “Grape” is due to hit Jordan Brand retailers on May 4 for $160 USD.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:26
Standing out next to the more straightforward designs of typical hardwood footwear, the Air Jordan XX8‘s zippered shroud allows for a plethora of bold looks for the otherwise stealth-inspired silhouette – as evidenced by the Christmas Day edition (donned by Russell Westbrook) and the player exclusives created for Oak Hill and Montrose. The latest illustration of this is the upcoming “Carbon Fiber” edition of the Tinker Hatfield- and Josh Heard-designed Jordan Brand flagship. A nod to the brand’s roots in carbon fiber performance, the kicks make use of a carbon fiber-like pattern across the entirety of the synthetic shroud while Bright Crimson tones adorn the midsole, laces, and mesh bootie within. Complete with a tonal white outsole and the silhouette’s signature Flight Plate, the “Carbon Fiber” Air Jordan XX8 is set to drop this Saturday, April 13th at Jordan Brand stockists for $250 USD.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:08
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:01
Balancing a nostalgic historical sense with radical modernism is KRISVANASSCHE‘s forte, and it’s a skill the designer brings to his latest work with EASTPAK. With multipurpose use in mind, the Spring/Summer 2013 EASTPAK by KRISVANASSCHE collection consists of two backpacks, an attaché case, bowling bag, messenger, carry case and pouch that can be transformed in multiple ways. And, in keeping with KRISVANASSCHE’s unique design sensibilities, the bags bridge the gap between city and sportswear, with fabrics ranging from structured twill 100% nylon to soft grey marl jersey. Zip string and elastic details throughout conjure up images of climbing ropes, adding a touch of the outdoors, while black leather binding and rubber reinforcements infuse the collection with hard-wearing, yet sophisticated elements. [See More]
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:00
Like the Nike Air Force 1, Liberty of London‘s patterns are both historic and contemporary, motifs that have stood the test of time and trends. The Liberty x Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Downtown marries the former’s bold, multicolored prints with the latter’s classic lines, and is part of an ongoing collaboration that shows no signs of slowing. Using the Air Force 1 Downtown’s slimmed-down, casual-ready silhouette as a canvas, Liberty reworked its uppers with a trio of vibrant patterns, with each option grounded by semi-translucent rubber soles. The Liberty x Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Downtown will be available for purchase starting April 13th via select retailers including atmos. [See More]
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:53
You won't catch Dame Dash dancing in music videos anymore, but he still has plenty to talk about. His interview on The Combat Jack Show dropped this morning, and he discusses everything. They start out talking about his four children and how he balanced street life and private school, then move onto his experiences in the music and fashion industries, President Obama, how he's fared since separating from Jay-Z, and much more. Listen to the entire two hour interview below.
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:33
Los Angeles headwear purveyors Quintin has delivered its 2013 spring/summer offering with usual street-centric approach. Toying with a number of different profiles, Quintin displays penchant for seamless designs — paying homage to its laid-back West Coast roots without departing from eye-catching motifs. Providing option for different palettes, a number of trucker and baseball caps stand out with bold font branding, while pinstripe designs are applied on other silhouettes. Elsewhere, snapbacks are adored with warm hue complexions, rounding up the collection with fledgling confidence. Proudly produced in Los Angeles, the collection is now available from the Quintin online store. [See More]
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 14:24
Finding your next set of spectacles or just a sweet pair of summer shades doesn't need to involve a trip to the mall. The new collection from Glassy Sunhaters ($15-$30 USD) includes 16 different frame designs, each available in a variety of colors and finishes, giving you a huge assortment to choose from. Inspired by the Wayfarer, they look good on basically any face, while details like a rubberized finish on the frames and colored lenses give them a style all their own. The perfect everyday sunglasses. [See More]
Monday, 08 April 2013 20:51
For Spring/Summer 2013 Christian Louboutin introduces the new Louis Junior low top sneaker into its collection. Sticking to the same formula that has worked so well for the brand in the past, the sneaker comes in both standard tonal leather versions and very bold colors and materials with stud decoration. A series of colorways of the sneaker have released in the brand’s online store. [See More]
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:05
Few brands have had the same impact on street and skate culture as HUF and Diamond Supply Co. Both sharing similar roots in San Francisco and an affinity for sneaker culture, the two heavyweights reconvene for a new capsule for this season. Embracing Diamond Supply Co.’s signature usage of Tiffany Blue, the well-represented hue is applied over an extensive range including a pair of HUF Choices, a jacket with Golden Bear, T-shirts, fleece, socks and more. The collection drops at 12:00 pm online at HUF and at Diamond Supply Co.’s brick & mortar store on Fairfax in Los Angeles.