Ron Herman Japan has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook. The lookbook showcases the breath and depth of Ron Herman's spring/summer offerings with looks that range from formal and semi-formal to casual and laidback. The color palette goes from solemn blacks to bright pastels and includes a range of different patterns and prints including some tiger stripe camouflage, paisleys, florals and tie-dye. A distinct western influence can be seen in select pieces including the three-piece suit, the weathered plaid shirts and the denim button-downs. Also on show are some of the retailer's upcoming collaborations including those with Wrangler and K-Way. Check out the lookbook now and see more of this season's collection here.
Japanese label, RATS, is back with the lookbook to accompany its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Staying true to its workwear and Americana-inspired roots, this collection offers up a great collection of pieces designed for a season spent enjoying the sun, sand and surf. Displaying a distinct '70s vibe, the collection includes a great series of short and long sleeve button down shirts in a range of patterns and color block designs while the sturdy shirt jackets show off RATS' rockabilly and motoring influence. Browse the lookbook above and check out more from RATS here.
The Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Safari returns this spring in a duo of great colorways: black/sail and team red/sail. Both options feature mesh and suede with safari print panels on the toe box and heel. Contrasting white collars, Swooshes and soles finish the look for both pairs. You can find both now at select stockists including Coutie.
Progressive sportswear label Baumer continues its blends of modern and rebellious aesthetics for 2014 spring/summer. Drawing cues from timeless military staples and athletic apparel, the collection features an array of eye-catching graphics and "I DECLARE WAR" lettering printed on T-shirts, while leggings and track-pants provide for training options. Cast your eyes over the lookbook above and head over to Baumer for the full collection. The 2014 spring/summer collection is now available from the HYPEBEAST Store.
HMN ALNS takes us to the Fusion Saga of DBZ for his latest take on Dragon Ball Z and the world of fashion. Honing in on a defining event during the anime, the characters Goten and Trunks are shown sporting some of the most recognizable pieces in streetwear, and are even shown in two separate looks after their fused SSJ3 form. Seen in the final move of the dance, Goten can be seen wearing BAPE 1st Camo shark shorts, a Supreme fleur de lis jersey (with A.P.C tied around the waist), OF socks and Raf Simons x adidas footwear, while Trunks has on a 10.Deep jersey, BAPE sweats and similar Raf x adidas sneakers. The merged form takes a higher approach to fashion, as labels like Valentino, McQ and Givenchy make its way into Gotenk's look. Enjoy the images above and have a go at spotting the various pieces.
New Zealand's I Love Ugly presents its spring 2014 capsule collection of Parka Jackets. Based on those worn by mountaineers like Sir Edmund Hillary, this lighter edition by I Love Ugly boasts a heavy drill cotton construction, side stash pockets, thick genuine leather toggles, custom embossed snap domes, and full body and hood lining.
The Parka Jacket is available in three different colorways with the Blood Red and Black parkas being both priced at $220 NZD (approximately $185 USD) and the Englishman Print version going for $285 NZD (approximately $240 USD). Look for the collection now through the I Love Ugly website.
Ronnie Fieg and Filling Pieces offer a preview of their collaborative Quilted RF-Mid silhouette. Handmade in Portugal, the shoe features a quilted leather upper with a smooth leather midsole, heel and long tongue with an embossed logo. Finishing touches include matching laces, metal eyelets and a rubber outsole with textured foxing. The Quilted RF-Mid is available in three different colorways: black, red and white with a gum outsole.
Each colorway is limited to 200 pairs and priced at $200 USD. There are no release details as of yet, so stay tuned for more updates soon.
Japanese department store ISETAN MEN presents the lookbook for its 2014 collection, titled "Digital Liberty Art Creation." The lookbook was part of a larger project to present advances in print fabrics that is currently being held on two floors at ISETAN's Shinjuku location. Curated pieces include patterned items from N.HOOLYWOOD and MARKAWARE such as sweatshirts, blousons and shorts. The collection was digitally printed using dyeing technology from Komatsu Seiren that is able to produce about 16,700,000 different colors.
Digital Liberty Art Creation will continued to be offered on the 2nd (International Creators) and 6th (Contemporary Casual) floors of the ISETAN MEN store in Shinjuku until March 18.
Utilizing engaging prints from Liberty Digital Art Creation, ONLY MI and SOPHNET. have teamed up on the Liberty FSF LIGHT WEIGHT BLOUSON. Crafted with a blend of nylon and polyester, the jacket features an all-over print reminiscent of pencil shavings. A number of zip-up pockets provide functional elements, while a bold FSF (FYi Design x SOPHNET. x fragment design) logo is printed on the chest. Priced at ¥39,000 JPY (approximately $380 USD), the blouse is available now at ISETAN MENs.
CFDA Fashion Fund Awards winners Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School have teamed up with Generic Man on a capsule footwear line for 2014 spring/summer. Consisting of the PS Creeper and the High-Top PS Sneakers, the collection blends motifs of a classic dress shoe with modern accents: the PS Creeper features a crisp leather upper in black with premium nubuck at its heel and eyestay, while the high-top is a composite of black and white leather. Tone-on-tone stitching and black waxed laces further complement the profiles, while a contrasting white EVA sole unit provides cushioning. Finished with collaborative branding on the insole, the 2014 spring/summer collection is now available from Kith at $438 USD.
As automakers from across the world prepare to bring their best to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz plans to follow suit with two new special edition models of the SL Roadster and SLK Roadster.
Beginning with the smaller of the pair, the SLK CarbonLOOK edition features new front and rear aprons as well as visible side skirts, high-sheen five-spoke AMG rims and anodized aluminum anti-rollover bars. On the performance side, it now packs a sports suspension that has been lowered by 10mm as well as a larger braking system.
The other, the SL 2LOOK edition, features a similarly bold appearance in white and features a two-tone interior crafted with black nappa leather and platinum white pearl designo nappa leather.
Both special editions will be available this year as packages for the entire SL and SLK range respectively.
Children's footwear brand AKID debuts its fall/winter 2014 collection. Made entirely of soft full grain leather, the shoes feature an EVA footbed and an AKID side zipper for comfort and convenience. Finishing touches include durable waxed laces and a non-slip natural rubber outsole. This first collection introduces 14 such pint-sized models including the Anthony sneaker, the Atticus boot and the Jasper sneaker.
Look for the shoes currently on offer and expect more models every month or so at the brand website.
Stockholm's Acne Studios presents a bold update to its Adrian Snake Sneakers. Looking to a dashing black and white pinstripe print on its upper, the sneakers are crafted from luxurious leather with waxed laces in white and a padded collar for comfort and support atop a hard-wearing rubber gum sole. Priced at £285 GBP (approximately $475 USD), the Adrian Snake Sneakers are now available from oki-ni.
Presented is the recently released official trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The upcoming fourth film in the Michael Bay-directed series, Age of Extinction welcomes Mark Wahlberg as the new protagonist of the film, replacing Shia Laboeuf who appeared in the first three.
The film takes place several years after the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons with things more or less returning to normal. That is, until a mechanic named Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) stumbles upon Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen), which draws both him and his daughter (Nicola Peltz) into a conflict with both the returning Decepticons and the United States government. Transformers: Age of Extinction is slated for a June 27 release in the States.
Several years in, the Nike Roshe Run is still one of the hottest sneakers around!
Making its way to Nike Sportswear retailers soon, this popular casual style will debut in a new white and pure platinum colorway. Adorned by a tonal motif, these kicks feature a honeycomb-inspired mesh design in addition to its cushioned Phylon midsoles and bold signature branding.
A clean option for the Spring, the Nike Roshe Run “Pure Platinum” is set to hit shelves in April. As a head’s up, Titolo has them available for pre-order early.
HUVrTech recently produced a short film to promote its first hover board model. Titled "BELIEF," the video welcomes several celebrities including Moby and Terrell Owens among others to try out the new technology.
Sadly, fans of both the Back to the Future or ReBoot series will have to keep dreaming as the Huvrboard is clearly not yet a reality. Still, the fact that they actually got both Tony Hawk and Christopher Lloyd on board helps to sell the authenticity and demonstrates HUVrTech's determination to bring a real hover board to market. They've even set up a website to promote it and a supposed smartphone app in development. As they say, "fake it 'till you make it."
Herschel Supply Co. recently released its 2014 spring Pacific Print Collection, applying the title motif to a pack of seven classic silhouettes. The Pacific Print is an all-over pattern of six fish from the Pacific Northwest and is inspired by the vintage fishing posters found inside local markets. The bags in the collection include the Settlement, Little America, Sutton Mid, Novel, Market XL and Token models, which are finished with black nylon straps, leather zip pulls and a red & white striped liner.
The Pacific Print collection is currently available at select outlets worldwide and online through the brand's website.
Where fashion meets art and design, Beijing-based design Zhijun Wang cooks up a 1-of-1 adidas Springblade “Rain Camo” custom.
Directly inspired by Jeff Staple’s 2009 Kia x Staple Design Collaboration Vehicle, this adidas Springblade custom takes on a grey bade with black and orange accents whose overall aesthetic also reminds us of your typical “Pigeon” mockup. More importantly, these customs are outfitted with “STPL” and “ZJ” branding to complete its look. Are these good enough to hit retail?
Check out detailed images of the adidas Springblade “Rain Camo” custom below and visit ZJ Design for more design inspiration.
A limited item from 2013, this VILLA x Timberland boot displays a “Ruby Red” colorway with black accents and natural wheat-colored outsole. Did you pick up a pair, or are you still scrambling to find your size at a descent price. Our research has these boots hitting the $400+ after market value. Insane, but true.
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An extension of adidas‘ popular Equipment range that dates back to the early ’90s, the adidas EQT Racing is back.
For Spring 2014, adidas offers this classic style in a new yellow, green, and peach colorway whose palette includes an OG build, suede and mesh panels, a midfoot cut-out design, Torsion cushioning, and more. Not your average runner, this style is the ideal Spring/Summer shoe.
Check out additional angles below and pre-order a pair today from End.