Tailoring its fabrication for the spring/summer season to offer benefits like lightweight construction, breathability and durability, Nike Sportswear presents its latest Tech Pack: Tech Hyperfuse. Employing various breakthroughs first offered by the sportswear giant's Hyperfuse technology, the new collection of apparel simplifies silhouettes like the Windrunner, vest and poncho by stripping away the layers of construction to feature details like ripstop fabric, taped and bonded seams, and reverse coil zippers. Transparent and packable, the range pushes the boundaries of design while also offering a convenient layering solution for a variety of weather conditions. Nike Sportswear's Tech Hyperfuse Collection - made better through subtraction - is now available exclusively at Nike.com and will be available at select NSW retailers beginning May 1.
Inspired by the sun and sea, the latest collection from Billionaire Boys Club has you covered this season with a full range of seasonal staples. For Spring/Summer 2014, the brand references everything from sun-drenched African landscapes to pirate symbols and its own familiar iconography, resulting in graphic-driven selection of goods like sweats, jackets, and even a pair of board shorts for your next trip to the shore. Fans of the label won't want to miss items like the MA-inspired Flight Path Jacket -- one of the collection's cleanest styles -- along with iconic pieces like the Arch Logo Crewneck and lounge-ready graphic sweatpants. Look for Billionaire Boys Club's Spring/Summer 2014 collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Ostensibly, soccer and gymkhana have very little in common. While one competition finds the athlete sprinting about 100m for 90 minutes or more, the other athlete sits in a car for little more than 3 minutes at a time. Ken Block though, is no ordinary gymkhana racer. To underline just how tough the motorsport can be, Castrol pit Block against Brazilian superstar Neymar for a goal shootout. While Neymar is renowned for his light footed trickery, Block demonstrates that his skill can keep up with the best of them. Enjoy the surprising video above.
The latest from Paris-based contemporary label Eleven Paris finds the brand drawing influence from another European mecca: Ireland. Dublin's vibrant industrial punk energy emerges in an assortment of red lumberjack button-ups, partially bleached jean jackets, and slim-cut trousers. Though a predominantly neutral collection, motifs vary from colorful divine geometry to an interlocking diamond shape – all speaking to Dublin's distinct vibe. Look for this release from Eleven Paris to debut on the brand's website soon.
Having already seen a variety of renditions in the first quarter of 2014, it was only a matter of time before The Hundreds stepped up for its turn to interpret one of Reebok's Pump silhouettes. Expected to drop in the latter half of the year, the sneaker has already been shown to feature a black, white and aqua blue color scheme, which plays nicely into some themes The Hundreds has already set for Spring 2014. Also notable is the clever integration of the brand's bomb logo into the Pump tongue. No word yet on the silhouette of choice, but keep an eye out for more news on this collaboration as we approach the projected Fall release.
Drawing inspiration from Lacoste's rich tennis heritage, Scotland's Hanon has teamed up with the French label for a collaborative Spring/Summer 2014 footwear release. Featuring the Lacoste Wytham, the pack reimagines the silhouette with premium "On Court" and "Off Court" builds. Both iterations pair uppers of rich tumbled leather and chalk suede with a molded cup sole, padded lining, contrasting collars, and an old-school "sunburst" perf pattern along the toe box. Finally, both pairs don collaborative branding hits to the tongue and footbed and come complete with dust bags and multiple sets of laces. Look for the predominately white "On Court" edition to be available beginning May 3 while the tobacco "Off Court" colorway will be available as an exclusive in-store release that same day in Aberdeen.
Following this year's 20th anniversary return of the Tiempo '94 OG, Nike has updated the silhouette with a tech-heavy "NSW" edition of the silhouette for a spring/summer release. Ditching the leather construction of the original, the NSW Tiempo '94 QS employs a seamless no-sew upper of breathable mesh and reinforced overlays in conjunction with a perforated leather heel. Available in black and "Faded Taupe" colorways, the pack comes finished with city branding for both Paris and Milan on the underside of the removable tongues. Look for both colorways to be available in limited quantities from NSW spots like Tokyo's atmos beginning April 29.
Recently revealed in Lunarmax form, Nike Sportswear's Flyknit Chukka is due to receive yet another cushioning update with this weekend's introduction of the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka SP. Eschewing Lunar or Lunarmax cushioning in favor of the tried-and-true Free 5.0 sole unit, the "Special Project" sports a marled black and grey version of the much-loved mid-top Flyknit upper. Complete with contrasting gold branding, the Free Flyknit Chukka SP is set to hit 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market New York this Friday, April 25 in extremely limited numbers.
Though the team in the United States has some of the more stylish skateboarders active today, the CONS team across the pond has been killing things of late. Building on the momentum built in Paris, the CONS gang – including Polar's Jerome Campbell, Kevin Rodrigues and David Stenström – ventured over to Lisbon, Portugal for their latest outing. Though the oldest city in Western Europe, the team was able to make the most of Lisbon's architecture by shredding the rugged brick banks and long granite ledges the city has to offer. Enjoy this look at CONS' Portuguese expedition above.
Known for its signature satellite system and avant-garde marvels like the EMC, UR-210, UR-110, and CC-1 Cobra, Geneva's Urwerk mas unveiled its latest masterpiece: the UR-105M. At the heart of the design are four orbiting forged-aluminum satellites - each of which is visible throughout its 60-minute journey along the minute scale while a circular PEEK (PolyEtherEthercetone) canopy enhances the current hour. Coupled with the bronze beryllium Geneva cross-powered satellites is a honeycomb seconds disc that's synchronized to another seconds indication on the right side of the caseband. Finally, a 53mm steel case - measuring 16.65mm thick - protects the entirety of the mechanism. The brand new UR-105M will soon be available at Urwerk retailers across the globe.
For Fall/Winter 2014, Shawn Stussy and his S/DOUBLE atelier have taken a departure from the more surf-centric leanings of past offerings in favor of a more refined and mature aesthetic. While streetwear pieces like graphic tees, script-emblazoned caps, hoodies, and military-inspired outerwear once again make appearances, they take a backseat in order to make way for the likes of tailored button-downs, slim trousers, ties, and even a slick top coat. S/DOUBLE's entire Fall/Winter 2014 collection will be available at select stockists and at the brand's own web store in the months ahead.
When it was first released back in 1986, the adidas APS represented the best in running footwear cushioning technology thanks to its infinitely adjustable spring shock absorption system - one that could be fine-tuned with the turn of an accompanying key. Now the APS is on tap for a retro return this season from adidas Originals. Retaining its bespoke cushioning, the 2014 releases include OG builds of mesh and synthetics with red and blue accents throughout. Available in its original colorway and a brand new flipped "Nighthawk" edition, the adidas Originals APS is set to hit select stockists May 1.
For the spring/summer season, Vans LXVI lifts the rock on its seven sneaker "Python" Pack consisting of the Prime, Segment, Locus, Parameter and Iso models. In using neutral colorways with hints of red and yellow, each model applies the snakeskin print in its own tasteful way to offer a unique aesthetic unlike the others. All seven models from the "Python" Pack are currently up for grabs at Vans.
The latest track off Pharrell's G I R L LP to receive a video treatment is the album's feel-good opener - "Marilyn Monroe." Singing about the newfound love of his life, Pharrell dips in and out of a fantasy world filled with women of all shades, none of which however grab his addition like the one indescribable girl of his dreams. Featuring a brief Kelly Osbourne cameo, Pharrell's "Marilyn Monroe" single and G I R L album can be purchased on iTunes.
After endeavoring in apparel for the past few seasons with relative success, Ronnie Fieg and Kith continue to boldly develop their in-house menswear goods. Here, Kith presents its first full-scale range, taking on a familiar staple – denim – though meticulously applying the brand's renowned attention to detail. As such, the "Indigo" collection considers three specific washes of denim: "Rinsed," "Medium" and "Vintage," cleverly depicting the story of denim aging through a range of button-down shirts, bomber jackets, casual pants and hybrid shorts. Each piece is tied together with comfortable, athletic detailing like nylon tech outer shell on the Astor jacket or the 380 GSM cotton french terry-lined Great Jones Pant. Releasing in three drops beginning on April 26, enjoy this first look at Kith's "Indigo" collection. Head here to view the official release from the brand.