Use the force the next time you grill some burgers. This Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork will stab your meat just as Lord Vader intended. Now you can BBQ like Darth Vader. The handle looks just like Vader’s lightsaber hilt. This is a must have accessory for geeks who love to cook. Make […]
visvim's FBT SHAMAN-FOLK is back this summer with a new *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE makeup. These latest FBTs feature hand-sewn premium British cowhide suede uppers with matching fringed shrouds and un-dyed leather linings inside. Underneath sit Vibram soles with flexible grooves for a more natural feel. Look for these exclusively at visvim's online store.
Bronx-based graffiti guru John Matos, better known as CRASH, recently presented a solo show at New York's Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Titled "Broken English," the artist showed off his deftness with his chosen medium, presenting a body of work across canvas, paper, and a vintage 1975 Mini Cooper. Creating his work freehand, the exhibition shows CRASH's adept use of color and tightly cropped compositions that reference both traditional "wildstyle" graffiti motifs and the '60s Pop Art movement. "Broken English" will run from now till July 26, during that time CRASH will also paint a mural with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. Check out the recap images here and see the show for yourself if you happen to be in New York.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W. 20th St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
New Balance's 577 silhouette turns 25 this year and to celebrate, the brand has created the "25th Anniversary" pack featuring the shoe in classic navy and grey colorway. Both colorways retain their traditional premium pigskin suede and mesh uppers with leather accents and 'N' logos. Slightly yellowed midsoles are a direct nod to the shoe's age and are a nice finishing touch. Look for the "25th Anniversary" pack now at select New Balance accounts including Feature.
Blending functionality with casual tailoring, London-based fashion label YMC presents its 2015 spring/summer collection ahead of its release. With wearability at its core, the summer range looks to light, affable colors like beige, navy, and grey in its repertoire, alongside brighter hues of red and blue on a selection of blazer jackets, cardigans and button-up shirts. Without straying too far from its core aesthetic, military and workwear inspirations come into play across certain outerwear staples. The collection also includes a range of stylish casual footwear -- think brogues and chukkas. Enjoy the YMC 2015 spring/summer collection here and look for it at YMC stockists as we get closer to the season.
Japanese label visvim delivers a new selection of its SKAGWAY SLIP-ON for Summer 2014. The time around the slip-on sneaker takes on color-block designs across its denim and suede upper, while a vulcanized white rubber midsole provides comfort and gives off a classic look. Leather lining and calico detailing at the collar rounds out the look. Priced at $415 USD, the SKAGWAY SLIP-ON is now available in navy, light blue, indigo and beige from visvim's online store.
Nike has unveiled the new 2014-15 away kit for Manchester United in classic white. The new white shirt features a black polo neck collar which opens up to reveal a small black devil; flipping the collar reveals a red, white and black stripe in a nod to legends from the club's past. Completing the kit are black shorts and white socks finished with a black band at the top. Considering this is Nike's last season with Manchester United, it sure has left the club with a formidable array of kits. The away kit will be available to purchase in-store and online starting July 23.
Following the release of the music video for the collaborative track with Juicy J "Scholarship," and in the midst of touring during the height of summer, A$AP Rocky has released a trailer for his forthcoming documentary SVDDENLY. Set to release via Noisey, the documentary looks to cover the A$AP head honcho's rise to stardom, taking to his neighborhood in Harlem, while also showing backstage and behind-the-scenes footage of the famed rapper with the likes of Drake, RiFF RaFF, Macklemore and more. Clocking in at just under two-minute, enjoy the trailer here and stay tuned for more on the release date.
NVIDIA has lifted the lid on its newest mobile gaming device: the Shield Tablet. A step above traditional tablets, the Shield uses a Tegra K1 GPU to deliver impressive graphics, which can be viewed either on the device's eight-inch 1080p HD screen or 4K display using the built-in mini-HDMI port. 32GBs of on-board storage should prove to be enough for your mobile game library, while an optional controller means you'll be able to get the most of your gaming experience. Learn more about the Shield and pre-order it now at NVIDIA.
Started in 1905, Quick has always been a pioneering brand in sneakers and in a collaborative effort with Baskèts Amsterdam, it will be re-launching its historic sneakers with small innovative adjustments.
The collaboration works on the classic running model of the QR78, which was first launched in 1978. It retains the original contours but utilizes materials that are adapted to the requirements of a more contemporary time. Black nubuck overlays are blended with perforated suede and accents of salmon for the upper. The midsole comes in a combination of grey, black and white, while the outsole is a crisp black. Finishing off the shoe are rope laces and embossed branding on the upper and heel tab.
The launch of this QR78 is set on July 25th, in-store at Baskèts Amsterdam.
Here is an exclusive look at the concept behind Christopher Raeburn's 2015 spring/summer REMADE collection, presented in a 3D animated short directed by Thomas Traum. Known for using 'four R's' - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Ræburn, the label stays true its ethical integrity, drawing inspiration from the The Desert Boneyard in Arizona, an aviation graveyard where over 4,000 aircrafts are stored before being scrapped or re-appropriated. The film short depicts the Boneyard, showing obsolete aircrafts sitting stationary in the desert, gusts of wind eventually blow the covers off the planes, which then transform into a catwalk look from the 2015 spring/summer Christopher Raeburn show at London Collections: Men, but on a CGI model. Enjoy the film and stay tuned for the collection, which will be available at select retailers and the brand's online store next year.
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Art zine Arkitip has decided to feature the Ludlow Street hangout of Max Fish in New York for its 60th issue. Conceived by German-born Ulli Rimkus in 1989, the beloved bar closed its doors in 2013 after being a hugely popular location for New York's most artistic, providing a haven for creative minds. Despite its being closed, Arkitip has joined forces with Converse Cons to bring out a 144-page eulogy featuring interviews, anecdotes, photos and artwork from all those affiliated with the bar -- from owners to customers. Limited to 500 numbered copies, each order comes with a NYC liquor store bag and a limited edition Converse Max Fish bar towel. Enjoy the video below of how this came to fruition and click here to pre-order a copy now.
Nike's recently launched Lunar TR1 is set to drop in a new colorway for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Playing upon his affinity for gold grills, this TR1 features a predominantly gold upper broken up by hits of black, silver and white. Underneath is a two-tone Lunar midsole with the back half featuring gold speckles against a white base. Look for these on July 23 at Nike's online store.
Scandinavian label Tonsure presents its upcoming collection with this 2015 spring/summer lookbook. Following suit with its Scandinavian counterparts, we find clean pieces and free-flowing silhouettes in tonal color palettes but with a twist as there is minimal tapering. The garments include abstract crayon-drawn patterns on items such as shirts, pants and shorts for an interesting effect. Highlights include the nylon outerwear jackets that feature muted hues as well as the abstract print shirt. Browse through the lookbook and keep an eye out for the pieces at Tonsure stockists as we get closer to the season.
Comprised of David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemyel (P-Thugg), Chromeo is best known for their progressive twist on disco and hip-hop, skillfully mastered in each of the four albums they've released in the last 10 years. With the release of White Women in May on Last Gang Records, the Canadian duo presented a critically acclaimed LP showcasing their competence in turning witty thoughts and ideas into 12 fun-loving tracks. HYPETRAK caught up with the duo to learn more about the album, its intersection between fashion and music, and their thoughts on artists like RiFF RaFF and Lil B. Check out a snippet of the interview below and head to HYPETRAK for the full piece.
You’ve said that your new album, White Women is going to touch on the politics of gender and race?
Dave 1: Not the album. With the artwork and the title, we felt liked it opened the door to talk about that stuff if it was needed or pertinent but our music stays true to themes we’ve had before.
What sort of conditions would elicit that response on those sorts of issues?
Dave 1: Um, if someone asks us, “Are there any racial implications to the title,” or “Why does a title like that sound controversial today? Is it controversial in America today? What does that mean for P [-Thugg] and I to get married with one single girl on the cover? Who’s getting married with who?
P-Thugg: Is it us? Is it all three of us? Is it just me and him [Dave 1].
Dave 1: Is our music hetero-normative? Which it isn’t, of course. Stuff like that.
You got your PhD from Columbia in French Literature right?
Dave 1: I was working on that until a couple years ago. I put the dissertation on hold, but I’m still a [PhD] candidate.
You were also a lecturer at Barnard College. What was the motivation for that amidst your music career?
Dave 1: Music was the hobby up until a couple years ago. I started as an academic and then a couple years ago I decided to invert the priorities and try doing music full-time.
Do you have any other projects like that or anything else you’re into besides music?
P-Thugg: I was always doing accounting or running stores. I’m more of a hands on type of guy. Not academic.
On your end Dave 1, it’s easier to blend those two art forms. Do you do that at all?
Dave 1: On one end, our music could lend itself to some academic reading or intellectualized analysis, but in the content of the music we keep things universal, democratic, unacademic, and relatable. I think for a long time there was a cool, nice, relieving dichotomy for me because I would go to school and take part in the academic bubble and feel like an erudite during the week and then play Chromeo shows on the weekend and experience something entirely different. The way Chromeo has evolved, I’m actually able to integrate a lot of my other artistic interests within this band. I think that’s why it’s become a totally satisfying occupation for me.
adidas Originals presents its timeless Campus 80s silhouette in a bold "College Red" colorway. This latest release sees the vintage silhouette done up in red suede with tonal laces and leather heel tab with gold Trefoil branding. Finishing the look is a simple all-red rubber sole. This eye-catching rendition of the Campus 80s is available now at select adidas Originals accounts including Kinetics Tokyo.
Skateboarding outfitter Brooklyn Projects has teamed up with Nike SB again on a new collaborative Dunk High dubbed the "Paparazzi." Inspired by the idea of celebrity personas and the high life of Hollywood, the mid-panel and toe box incorporates a 3M flash pattern to represent paparazzi flashes. We then find a plush red velvet around the collar and heel, while the overlays are composed of black suede. To round out the shoe, a clean white midsole sits above a translucent grey outsole with a subtle splattered star print peeking through. Finishing touches include an embroidered camera insignia and rope laces. The Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High "Paparazzi" will be available exclusively at Brooklyn Project locations but a similar QS version will be released in the near future.
A tonal rendition of Buddy's signature silhouette, the Corgi Low Mud sneakers for 2014 are a highlight from the Japanese label's latest delivery, as well as a versatile footwear option for fall and beyond. Eschewing the brand's typical suede materials for felt-based uppers, the shoes feature contrasting colored trims, as well as familiar Buddy features like durable rubber soles and custom leather patches on the insoles. The sneaker's simple, clean lines and trio of versatile colorways, meanwhile, makes it an ideal pairing with any number of casual outfits this season. Look for Buddy's 2014 Corgi Low Mud Sneakers now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
adidas continues to push the limits of what's possible in the footballing world and we are now presented with a new look for its latest top of the line boot, the Samba Primeknit in black and white. The limited edition boot sports a black and white knitted upper which gives the shoe a heathered appearance along with white Three Stripes branding and red adidas logos for a bit of contrast. The black and white Samba Primeknit Boot is now available to purchase at select adidas locations and stockists as well as its online store.
There is no denying that the Nike Air Huarache has made a comeback this year and taken the sneaker world by storm. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, who was inspired by Native American sandals, the shoe is an amalgamation of style and functionality for running (at its original release time). Now we have a new "Gym Blue" iteration to the sneaker featuring an upper clad in tonal blues and juxtaposed with orange details on the tongue and rear. A white midsole is then incorporated, while a black outsole rounds out the shoe. The Nike Air Huarache "Gym Blue" can now be purchased at select stockists including AFEW.