To celebrate the recently launched Nike Hyperdunk 2014, Nike has released this City pack paying homage to four great basketball cities: Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia. Chicago's Hyperdunk features a crimson and black upper with Volt swooshes and an orange and black speckled midsole. New York City's rendition features a dark grey and black upper with hits of Volt to represent the energy of the urban metropolis. Both Los Angeles and the District of Columbia receive low-top versions of the Hyperdunk; LA's featuring a mix of pink, purple, and black with Volt accents, and DC's featuring a turquoise and blue gradient across the upper with Volt swooshes. Look for all four colorways at Nike on Thursday, August 7.
LEGO has been a superior force in the toy industry and has continued to drive the imaginations of children and adults alike with colorful interlocking plastic bricks since 1949. Now we get a glimpse into the spaces where engineering and artistry collide to manufacture the world's most universal construction sets. Located in the company's native Copenhagen, Denmark, the office spaces are light, airy, and complimented by vivid color schemes. The company's rich heritage is celebrated with storage cabinets displaying iconic sets along with a slew of books throughout the open office. And with a curved stainless steel slide situated in the center, the LEGO headquarters might just be one of the most enjoyable places to work.
Following the preview of its 2014 fall/winter shoe collection in the Terry Richardson campaign, Valentino presents its latest Rockrunner shoe in this wild "Leopard" colorway. Composed of a multitude of materials, the upper is striking in textured leopard print with matching camel suede detailing on the eyestay and leather toe cap. In contrast to the beige scheme, maroon suede and light blue leather accents on the heel as well as signature studding above the outer sole elevates the design. The lavish Rockrunner is available now at select stockists including collete.
Singer Vehicle Design has pulled the veil back on its newest Porsche build: the Porsche 911 "Indonesia." The California design firm -- founded by former rockstar Rob Dickinson -- provides bespoke treatments to each of its projects. For this particular one-of-a-kind coupe, the firm has given the classic Porsche a dark grey exterior contrasted by trademark Porsche branding across the trunk and doors which is furthered onto its interior and leather Recaro seats. Other details include subtle Singer branding on the gold signature at the dashboard. At the heart of this bespoke model is an overhauled chassis, engine, and suspension, which gives the car an updated ride and performance while maintaining the incredible styling. Find out more on the Porsche 911 "Indonesia" at Singer.
Summer may soon be drawing to a close, but 10.Deep is keeping the beach vibes alive with its Island Life button-down shirt for Fall/Winter 2014. Perhaps the perfect piece for enjoying the last of the warm weather, the breezy short-sleeved shirt is constructed from lightweight cotton and features a Japanese-style, all-over wave print, along with the brand's signature stash pocket and contrasting interior chambray details. Look for 10.Deep's Island Life Button-Down Shirt now -- along with the rest of the Fall/Winter 2014 collection -- at the HYPEBEAST Store.
We've already seen the Nike Flyknit Roshe Run NM in black/grey and "Fireberry" colorways and now we've got a look at the black and blue colorways that round out the quartet of launch colorways for this new model. First up is the turquoise colorway, which features a largely turquoise Flyknit upper with subtle hits of pink and a white Natural Motion sole underneath. Then there is the all-black colorway, which features an all-black Flyknit upper sitting atop a dark grey Natural Motion sole. Look for both colorways, along with the rest of the launch collection, soon at Hype DC.
In 2011, London graffiti legend King Robbo suffered a traumatic head injury and was put into a medically induced coma. Today, his supporters named Team Robbo have announced he's been taken off life support. The seminal graffiti artist made his name painting Tube carriages in the 80s and was one of the first to elevate London's graffiti scene from its American-inspired root by experimenting with abstract fills, blends and lettering. Throughout the 90s to late noughties Robbo fell into hiatus. In 2009 his work took to the streets again when Banksys painted over an original Robbo piece from 1985 in "Decorating Hanging Wallpaper," catalyzing a graffiti clash that lasted two years -- an acrimonious battle that not only captivated the attention of graffiti insiders but that of the art world. With Robbo in deteriorating health, the friction between the two artists quickly ceased. Today, Banksy took to his website to pay tribute to his former rival:
“ROBBO WRH WD PFB – R.I.P.”
For more on the artist, head to Team Robbo's website -- a platform that celebrates Robbo's work alongside members of his WRH -- We Rock Hard -- crew.
Reviving the classic spirit of hip-hop with raps about personal encounters with their hometown of New York City, RATKING is rewiring the sound of its genre. Following the release of their debut album So It Goes, the trio have now released a remix to their celebrated single "Canal." Reinterpreted by none other than Beastie Boy's MC Ad-Rock, the track melds the group's reckless, fist-clenching aesthetics with a funky, boom-bap ode. The result is an uncanny production filled with big beat snares and roomy keys overlaid by Hak and Wiki's raw lyrics. Listen to the track here and if you're in New York be sure to catch them at SOBs this coming Monday.
Adding to the series of Nike Free OG releases for the 10th anniversary of Free technology, the updated silhouette returns in two more colorways: Hyper Crimson and Hyper Cobalt. The Hyper Crimson scheme consists of a neon crimson red upper with grey accents and a black swoosh, whereas the Hyper Cobalt stands out in electric blue with black and crimson detailing. Both shoes feature suede uppers with perforated detailing for breathability and minimal Free soles. Both Free OG pairs are available now at select stockists including Kith.
Following the first gameplay trailer revealed over a month ago, we now have the campaign story trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video game. Set in the future, we see the world brought to its knees by a global terrorist attack and thus civilization is forced to rely on Atlas -- the single largest private military organization known to man. Needless to say, the video game boasts stunning graphics and also features Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey in the storyline. Check out the trailer above and make sure to watch to the end to get a glimpse of the multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available now to pre-order here and will go live at midnight on November 4.
After a video preview of the Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 "Snow Beach," we now have a full look at the sneaker. As previously mentioned, the shoe takes inspiration from the classic Polo Snow Beach pullovers from the '90s, which is reflected in the color combination of yellow, red and navy. The navy suede and yellow fabric on the upper is juxtaposed with red hits on the pull tab, lining and branding. Moving down we find a contrasting white midsole with navy accents and then a deep navy outsole. Finishing touches include unique insoles and special motifs on the rear of the shoes. Available only at Packer Shoes, the sneakers will be releasing on August 8.
Kobe Bryant's signature Nike Kobe 9 EM is set to drop in a new "Metallic Silver" colorway. The newest colorway of the Kobe 9 EM features a metallic silver and black gradient across the Engineered Mesh upper with a black and white speckled midsole underneath and a grey outsole to complete the look. The Kobe 9 EM "Metallic Silver" will be releasing at Nike locations and select stockists on August 1.
BMW re-imagines the 'flash mob' with a nifty new commercial. Taking its supercharged M235i to the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, the brand organized a 'Driftmob' with professional drivers performing a choreographed drifting sequence. The roar of the M235i's six-cylinder engine itself is exciting enough, but the precision of the driving is sure to drop jaws of gearheads and normal viewers alike. Enjoy "The Epic Driftmob" video here, then peep the equitably-impressive behind-the-scenes video below afterwards.
A mere few days ahead of their collaborative release, Stampd and Vans OTW have pulled the curtains off of an impressive short film. Called "Landmarks," the film uses the two brands' OTW Tesella as the centerpiece for a somber love story. While a shoe release and romantic drama may not immediately go hand-in-hand, John Christopher Pina's direction masterfully uses the shoe as a greater symbol within the emotional expanse of a relationship. These ideas are represented through the contrast of barren landscape and city, shot in both the Mojave Desert and Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy "Landmarks" above.
MMVIII returns with some sharp imagery in conjunction with the Vancouver-based brand's 2014 fall collection. Designer Shun Kinoshita continues to meditate on Japanese themes and imagery, fusing these characteristics with wearable silhouettes such as hooded sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts. Hits of fluorescent pink and lime green contrast against the otherwise monochromatic hues of this latest lookbook. For information on pricing and availability, stop by the MMVIII online shop.
Chock-full of silhouettes both old and new, Gourmet presents its Fall 2014 drop. Showcasing the label's signature footwear alongside a smattering of apparel, the new collection is highlighted by a trio of new colorways for the Quadici Lite, premium takes on the 35, and two new designs: the Gaetano and the Corridore. Named for founder Greg Lucci's son, the Gaetano is a hiking boot build with embossed water-resistant leather while the trail-ready Corridore sports an upper of ballistic nylon, neoprene, and suede.
Gourmet's Fall 2014 range is now available online.
Dennis Morris' career is the stuff of Almost Famous lore. The London-born photographer was at the onset of his teenage years when Bob Marley invited him onto a tour bus with himself the Wailers, thereby catalyzing an iconic path that has seen his work immortalized in Rolling Stone, TIME, and People. As a chief chronicler in music history, Dennis Morris' unique story has remained relatively hushed, but agreed to speak with HYPETRAK regarding his decorated career. Amongst other things, the discussion covers the profound relationship between Marley and himself, his admiration of current artists, and advice for up-and-coming photographers. Enjoy key excerpts below and be sure to head over to HYPETRAK for the full transcript.
How important is visual art to music, and vice versa?
Visual art to music is vital! During the days of vinyl, the record sleeve was an art form. Most sleeves were used as a way of explaining the content of the album - i.e. title of the album.It was vital because back in the days when you went to a record shop, as you went through the racks, the sleeve was what first attracted you to a band/musician if you had never heard of them.
Are the two essential to each other's existence and how do (or don't) they compliment each other?
The two are essential to each other and it is vital that they compliment each other, as the wrong image could give the wrong impression of the musical content.
After drawing some comparisons to another blonde bombshell earlier this year, Wilhelmina-approved babe Charlotte McKinney walks the beaten path of burgeoning models by gracing Terry Richardson's studio. The 20-year old Florida-bred stunner leaves little to the imagination in this photo set, which finds her baring most in a black lace lingerie set. Notably absent from the visit are the requisite 'flannel and glasses' shots, but the lack of layers isn't something most will especially rue. Take a good look at Charlotte McKinney above and head over to her Instagram for more updates as she rises through the ranks.
As one of the new darlings of Milanese street fashion, Marcelo Burlon was charged with the task of creating a good debut fashion show. From the talk around Pitti Uomo this summer, the young designer exceeded expectations – creating an all-immersive fashion experience replete with motocross champions, a familiar cast of models, and of course: a cracking after-party. Here we take an inside look behind-the-scenes and on the catwalk of County of Milan's inaugural fashion show – no doubt the first of many good ones to come. Enjoy the above.