In a departure from their collaborative Y-3 endeavor, adidas has tapped award-winning Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to create Real Madrid's third kit for the 2014/15 campaign. Set to make its debut during UEFA Champions League action, the striking all-black kit takes cues from the Madridismo's values of greatness and determination, as well as Yamamoto's own aesthetic, and incorporates two mythical beasts that originate in Eastern culture: the dragon king and dragon bird. Interlaced across the front of the shirt, the king symbolizes the greatness, glory, and power of the club while the bird represents resistance, determination, and agility on the way to victory. Finished with a mao-type collar, two-color crest, and the designer's signature, Real Madrid's black kit is now available in limited quantities from adidas.com.
As summer draws to a close and with it the many international fashion weeks that introduced next year's apparel items, we take a look back on a frequently overlooked but fast-growing hotspot for new trends, San Diego Comic Con. On the scene and always a good sport, Kyle Ng dropped by to this year's event to hear from some of the many names in attendance including the Mario Brothers, Wolverine, Deadpool, a pimped-out Darth Vader and Boba Fett, Pyramid Head, Beetlejuice and members of the Dragonball universe. Certainly far from the mainstream, many of the looks were hand-designed and made just for the occasion by the people wearing them. And despite the frequent run-ins with blade-wielding cosplayers, it looks like Kyle had no small amount of fun documenting the experience.
Stay tuned for the upcoming debut episode of the Kyle Ng Show only on HYPEBEAST.com.
Having appeared in a bevy of colorways over the last few months, Tinker Hatfield's Air Huarache has finally seen the return of its classic "Scream Green" colorway to retail. Originally released back in 1991, the 2014 retro stays true to form and couples a green and blue neoprene bootie with white mesh and leather, a matching Air-cushioned midsole, and a predominately black TPU support overlay. The Swoosh-less sandal-inspired kicks are now available from Nike Sportswear stockists like HAVEN.
Never to be left out, Casio makes an entrance into the action-camera arena – dominated chiefly by the likes of GoPro – with the release of its EX-FR10. Notably unique of its genre, the lens and the screen can be detached and used independently of one another, making mid-range (up to five meters) or hazardous shots easier. The lens portion harbors a f2.8 lens, capturing photos at 14 megapixels and videos at 1080p resolution. The touchscreen controller stores images and videos using MicroSD, comes in an array of bold colorways, and features a rugged grip. Naturally, both parts at IPX6-rated water- and dust-proof. Look for the Casio EX-FR10 to drop this season in Japan, with an official stateside release soon to follow.
British Knights releases its new "Art and The Future" pack done in collaboration with veteran Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. Featuring leather and suede uppers, the collaboration presented a chance for Sorayama to apply his signature metallic style to sneakers as a medium, something he had always wanted to do. The reflective silver finishes are nicely contrasted by rusty bronze accents, giving both the Control Mid and Control HI silhouettes a realistic element of weathering and a play on the otherwise full-metal palette. Matte grey pieces and flat shiny laces give added dimension while keeping with the robot-inspired look intact.
After kicking off the Arnette Musicians series with Del The Funky Homosapien, we're back with turntablist, DJ and VJ Mike Relm. Instantly recognizable by and inseparable from his glasses since he was young and a particular fan of Arnette's Buddy silhouette, Relm believes in creating new images and mixes with the simplest of details whether it be a set of frames or a sampled bit of audio. Here we see him work his magic as he blends a bit of Eddie Huang's voice, scratching and juggling tracks to "play" the turntable like an instrument.
Check out more of Mike at his website here and stay tuned for our last part of the series dropping in the coming months ahead.
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For 2014 fall/winter, Korean fashion imprint VIVASTUDIO presents various styling options for the cooler months. The extensive range toys with different colors and prints. For more dapper looks, navy and brown blazers and pea coats are paired with scarfs and brogues. Elsewhere, denim waist coats, workwear jackets and printed shirts offer beatnik feels. Crafted with quality and detail at its core, check out a preview to the collection here and look for it at select VIVASTUDIO stockists.
For those fascinated with the often mishandled craft of home brewing, Norse Hutchens provides the correct kits needed to explore the ancient art and science. Alongside wine, moonshine and gin making kits, the label's latest kit allows you to explore the production of Japanese sake. Equipped with a manual, all the necessary ingredients (rice, yeast, sake additives) and utensils -- jugs, plastic tubing, rubber stoppers and muslin bag -- you can now bring a piece of traditional craft to your kitchen without venturing to Kobe's breweries. Priced at $60 USD, head to uncommongoods for more information on the kit.
I can think of much better things to hug your face than Alien Facehuggers. Like a cold beer. I don’t mind that hugging my face. And this Alien Facehugger Bottle Opener will help me open it, not attack me. That’s the best kind of alien. This cool bottle opener makes the Facehugger into a nice […]
Get a triple-dose of patriotic goodness with the Captain America Limited Edition 8-Inch Retro Action Figure Set, featuring three versions of the star-spangled Avenger. It’s time to do the time warp with this limited-edition, retro action figure that includes Cap’s 1970s costume, a slightly more modern and realistic costume, a military uniform, and three interchangeable […]
Remember Buck Rogers? That was a classic sci-fi show. It was cheesy, but way back then I loved it as a kid. Now you can get the Buck Rogers gang back together again with this Buck Rogers Minimates Box Set. You get 5 of the main characters from the first season. These 2-inch Minimates are […]
Dress like two characters from Tim Burton’s twisted take on the holidays with the Nightmare Before Christmas Jack & Sally Reversible Girls Hoodie. One hoodie = two looks. Can’t beat that kind of style. This 60% cotton / 40% polyester hoodie lets you take on the look of either sweet, stitched-together Sally or her fearsome […]
This Doctor Who Tardis Backpack may not be larger on the inside, but it will seem like it is since it will hold so much of your stuff. The 100% polyester Doctor Who Tardis Backpack is the perfect way to carry your school books and other possessions. It has a smaller pouch in the front, […]
The “To the Batmobile” Batman Maquette Diorama captures all the hi-tech action of the 1966 Batman television show, with a scene that includes Adam West’s Batman and the super-fancy Bat-computer. It’s a familiar scene known to most Bat-fans. Batman and Robin hanging out in the Batcave as the computer’s lights flash while it cracks the […]
Holy refreshment Batman! This Batman 1966 Batmobile Bottle Opener will open all of your bottled drinks in retro Batman style. Great for having a Bat-beer, a Caped Crusader Cola or a Robin approved Root Beer. This bottle opener looks just like the 1966 version of the Batmobile from the classic 1966 TV series. This 4-inch […]
Once considered a gym class relic, the classic crewneck sweatshirt has become something of a wardrobe essential and a favorite silhouette of countless designers and brands. For Fall 2014, Rockwell by Parra has created its own graphic-driven renditions with a range of crewneck sweatshirts and sweaters in the Dutch artist's signature style. Made in Portugal and featuring an all-over discharged horse print, the Downhill Horses Crewneck Sweatshirt is a playful take on the classic piece, while the Grey Hills Knitted Pullover Sweatshirt features a jacquard-knitted landscape graphic on a melange grey cotton fabric. Artful updates on a fall classic, Rockwell by Parra's Fall 2014 crewneck sweaters can be found now at the HYPEBEAST Store.