The similarities between the Nike Air Flight 89 and the Air Jordan 4 are easily identifiable, and now the Swoosh silhouette is borrowing two iconic style codes from its Jumpman sibling. Utilizing the Black/Cement colorway from the AJ 4, as well as the “Grape” composition from the Air Jordan 5, the Nike Air Flight 89 “J Pack” closes the gap between the two similar models. The black and red edition is made up of nubuck with classic black and grey accents, while the grape and aqua detailing goes with a white leather base. Get a closer look at both pairs below, and be on the lookout for these hybrid 89s today at select retailers, including Wish.
Making its way to our viral pages for the first time is Paris-based fashion label ASSK and its 2014 fall/winter lookbook. As seen at VFILES' Made Fashion Show during NYFW, the forthcoming cold-weather range draws its inspiration from survivalists, a subculture of "preppers" readying themselves for the end of life as we know it. The androgynous collection includes plenty of luxury streetwear apparel as well as a unique apocalyptic camouflage print designed in collaboration with artist Oliver Van Der Lugt. ASSK's fall/winter grouping will begin retailing at select stockists around the globe very soon, so stay tuned.
The NBA stars and entertainers from the Reebok roster were out in Philly at the Reebok Classic Breakout tournament. This unique invitational allows overlooked high school hoopers the opportunity to play with and compete against the top ranked talent in front of scouts by impressing beforehand in a series of Reebok sponsored runs.
Aside from getting a great look on court in favorites such as the Question, Kamikaze and Blast silos, players also got to hear some wise words from the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Dominique Wilkins, DJ Drama and Shawn Kemp. Hear what they had to say in the video below and also catch a preview of the Reebok Shaq Attaq IV retro release, set to drop this Friday.
For the latest iteration of Nike's adaptive Fingertrap Max, Titolo has released the above premium colorway. Drawing inspiration from the Chinese gag toy, its flexible, yet engaging woven upper becomes an all-white base complemented by a gum outsole and subtle volt-colored accents at its heel tab and tongue. Additional details include a flex-grooved forefoot, a phylon midsole with a Max Air unit in its heel, a full-length mesh inner sleeve and a Dynamic Fit system. Cop a pair now at select retailers including Titolo.
For 2014 fall/winter, Vancouver-based wings+horns presents some new imagery to coincide with the menswear label's 10th anniversary. For the "Polar Night" lookbook, warmth and wearability are highlighted, two necessities that derive from the utilitarian mentality that wings+horns has illustrated season after season. The brand brings back several of its signature fabrics, paired with a notable consideration toward tailoring and construction, while Canada's beautiful North acts as the backbone for these new visuals.
Notorious entertainment news company TMZ recently had their Los Angeles headquarters re-worked by fellow Californians Rapt Studio. With the intention of resembling an empty warehouse space through the use of plywood, corrugated metal and concrete, a pseudo-industrial feel is created for the space. The centre of the TMZ workspace is of course the 9,000-square-foot newsroom from which Harvey Levin orchestrates. Interestingly enough, these latest imagery provide some insight into the origins of TMZ's namesake, for those who may not have known, the abbreviation is a reference to the studio zone, also known as the thirty-mile-zone.
The 'Natural Motion' version of the Roshe Run instantly improved an already impeccable design from Nike's canon. Originally released in four solid colorways, it seems high time for the brand to release a wearable light grey iteration. Here we find the sneaker done up in grey around the two-panel upper, contrasted by a staunch white Swoosh. These features rest atop a clean two-tone outsole, which draws influence from Nike's Free technology to offer supreme flexibility and comfort. Look for this version of the Roshe Run Natural Motion now at select retailers including titolo.
Stussy teams up with contemporary lifestyle label Sasquatchfabrix for a set of collaborative T-shirts, set for a Japanese-only release. Three graphic options in total are available to choose from, incorporating themes of surf imagery with a traditional Japanese aesthetic. White, black, neon green and flash orange editions are currently available for purchase at Japanese Stussy flagship locations, for a price of ¥6,000 JPY (approximately $59 USD) each.
Our preview last week showcased the first look at Bodega and Saucony's latest collaboration – the "Polka Dot" pack – as it released at Bodega's Tokyo concept store. Following this, the Boston-based retailer hereby announces the collection's stateside drop. The pack considers both the GRID 9000 and the G9 Shadow 6000, both of which are iterated with a dotted motif around the nylon and suede uppers. Unabashed combinations of red, blue, beige, purple, and black distinguish these rare releases, dropping on Bodega's website and in-store beginning August 9th.
After taking a peek last week at an initial colorway from the pack, here we take a full look at the latest iteration of the ZX Flux Weave from adidas Originals. The brand continues to release progressive color schemes of the shoe, this time outfitting the relaxed silhouette in three patterned versions. Dubbed the "Pattern" pack, each sneaker is specifically woven to look as if in motion – even when static. Two greyscale colorways invert grey, black, and white on the sole and upper, while a standout blue/red version completes the pack. Check adidas Originals retailers on August 1 for this release.
American footwear favorite Cole Haan heads across the pond to make a stop in London, stepping out in its new feather-light ZEROGRAND silhouette. A perfect fit for keeping it classy and comfortable amid warm weather and life in motion, the shoes feature a breathable brogue upper and ultra-flexible outsole for freedom of movement. Fine details include thick rope laces, a micro-perforated tongue and a yellow leather insole. Available in all black and grey colorways, the shoes make for a perfect release for the season.
Stay tuned for more from Cole Haan in the coming months.
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For 2014 fall/winter, adidas Originals Blue looks to the legacy of RUN DMC. Re-appropriating cues taken from the iconic hip-hop trio into a more contemporary expression, elements of sportswear and Japanese streetwear are also worked in to great effect. Loud patterns and slogans adorn the RUN DMC-inspired colour palette of white, black and red, with additional camouflage and polka-dot patterns making an appearance. The latest offerings from adidas Originals Blue are slated to become available in-store and online on August 1st, 2014.
In tweaking its original 2005 Marrakech scent, Aesop reveals the all-new Marrakech Intense Fragrance. Created in collaboration with revered French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, their intention was to develop a variation of the original theme, but one that remained true to its original inspirations – the sights, scents, colors and culture of Marrakech, Morocco. Extending its lifespan for the new Aesop enthusiast, this perfume includes notes of bergamot, cloves, cardamom, neroli, jasmine, rose and cedar. You can expect to see Aesop Marrakech Intense on shelves this September in a 10ml and 50ml flacon.
Inspired by the influx of women incorporating Patta's menswear into their everyday wardrobe, the Dutch brand enlisted its friends Ace Dia and Violette Esmeralda to conceptualize and direct its "#SSS Ladies" editorial. Highlighting the summer collection, this lookbook offers a more feminine fashion perspective on Patta’s classic streetwear and the way women wear it. Key pieces include a color-blocked long-sleeve polo shirt, graphic tops, snapbacks and more. The above grouping is currently available at Patta and its official retailers.
For the summer-to-fall transition, Stampd has teamed with Vans OTW to release a sleek pair of Tesellas. Bridging Vans' heritage to Stampd's modern, "avant-street" aesthetic, this particular model is constructed from a supple calf-skin leather with a speckled UltraCush™ Lite sole for extreme comfort. Its handwoven upper appears as a homage to Vans' iconic checkerboard print, while a lightweight, waffle tread outsole pays tribute to the skate brand's hallmark sole pattern. Additional detailing includes waxed laces, metal eyelets, micro suede lining, embossed logos and a branded footbed. The Stampd x Vans OTW Tesella will launch on August 2 for $160 USD at the Stampd pop-up shop in West Hollywood, CA as well as at the brand's webstore on August 4.
Italian menswear newcomer SUNNEI presents its lookbook for Spring/Summer 2015. The brand upholds Italy's long heritage in men's tailoring whilst also smartly integrating street silhouettes – altogether making an impressive debut on our pages. SUNNEI here offers crisp overcoats, beautifully draping button-up shirts, and flowing linen pants – all executed in either rich indigo dyes or pristine white to offer a certain holy feel. Enjoy a first look at SUNNEI's forthcoming goods for Spring/Summer 2015, then head over to the brand's website to learn more about this exciting label.