Photography -- like the notion of "elsewhere" -- has long been at the heart of BWGH. Founded by two globe-trotting Parisian friends, the label started out selling T-shirts printed with snapshots taken on their travels, and has since expanded to include a biannual magazine, photography collective and cultural events organization. BWGH's love of the lens, meanwhile, has never been more apparent than in the label's new collection of graphic tees for Spring/Summer 2013. This season's screenprints criss-cross the continent from New York to Miami and feature all-new, original photography. And, just in time for the playoffs, basketball-themed shirts are available in Tokyo, Paris and Brooklyn options (though you might want to save the last one for next season).
Look for BWGH's new Spring/Summer 2013 T-shirts now at our online store.
With the anticipation building for their upcoming full length album stream, Daft Punk have been steadily unleashing teasers for the debut of Random Access Memories. In another move to build the momentum for the release, Daft Punk today has unveiled a short video that showcases the Random Access Memories vinyl packaging. Set aboard a futuristic space shuttle, the footage captures the unboxing of the vinyl as well as a brief audio snippet of the track, "Give Life Back to Music."
Head Porter heads back into the wild with its "Leopard"-themed collection accessories for Spring/Summer 2013. Like camouflage, the pattern shows no signs of disappearing -- for now, at least -- and the latest offering from Yoshida Kaban's sub-label features a judicious use of the print on wallets, card and key cases and accessories for one's canine friends. Crafted in Japan with canvas surfaces and cotton/nylon linings, items feature handy details like velcro openings and key rings while dog collars and leashes make for quirky, pet-friendly pieces.
Look for Head Porter's Spring/Summer 2013 "Leopard" range now at our online store.
Inspired by classic eyewear silhouettes, Supreme offers a glimpse at its 2013 spring/summer sunglasses via this latest lookbook. The seminal streetwear staple will be releasing two new styles -- The Wallace and The Factory -- in a number of retro colorways; tortoiseshell, red, black, navy and maroon. Crafted in Italy, the sunglasses are meticulously made with Barberini glass lenses, offering exceptional clarity in vision and glare protection. The collection will be made available in-store in NY, LA, London and online on May 16 and Japan from May 18 onwards.
Welcoming the warmer months, Supreme will be launching two new styles of sunglasses -- The Wallace and The Factory for its Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Merging retro sensibility with contemporary flair, the two frames are handmade in Italy, featuring Barberini glass lenses with anti-reflective coating for boosted optical clarity and protection. Meanwhile, the acetate and alloy construction sees a variety of classic make-ups -- The Wallace in three different colorways and The Factory in four different colorways -- with Supreme deboss branding at its temple. The Spring/Summer 2013 sunglasses collection is slated for release in NYC, LA, London and online on May 16 and Japan on May 18.
Togs + Clogs have teamed up with Manchester Creative mainstay Lazerian for its Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook. Featuring Lazerian's trusty mascot dog Gerald, the lookbook -- aptly titled Classic Dog Moments -- flaunts Togs + Clogs latest collection in the lukewarm settings of inner city Manchester. Put together by stylist John-Paul Cassidy and shot by Tom Cockram, the lookbook sees a harmonious pairings from the likes of I Love Ugly, Wood Wood, Universal Works, Billionaire Boys Club and Armor-Lux. Putting forward a myriad of engaging prints over staples like the bucket hat, button-up shirt and pleated shorts, footwear from Gourmet, Converse and Saucony round up the lookbook, gladly welcoming the warmer months with courageous flair.
Continuing its 50 year anniversary celebrations, Lamborghini recently unveiled a special concept dubbed the Egoista. This focused and, frankly, insane looking concept was designed by celebrated Italian designer and current head of Volkswagen Group Design, Walter de Silva. Deriving its name from the fact that it's a single-seater, the Egoista is designed to give its lone occupant a thrilling driving experience. Its design inspiration -- the Apache helicopter -- is clearly evident in the sculpted, aggressive design. Details are scarce but we do know the Egoista is very lightweight thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and the cockpit canopy can be removed for further weight savings. Powering this beast is a 600 horsepower V10 engine. Unfortunately, it would appear this will remain just a one-off so enjoy the pics!
Putting another notch in its foray into extreme sports, Red Bull celebrated its affinity for fixed-gear freestyle with the Red Bull Ride + Style Fixed-Gear Competition this year at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco. At its third year, international riders -- including the likes of Matt Reyes, Jonathan Davis, Elliott Milner -- took to the ramp, gearing up and hitting the embellished course with artwork from INSA, Tristan Eaton, RISK and local artist Sam Flores. Merging graffiti and fixed-gear culture respectively, the event is another cornerstone for street culture enthusiasts and Red Bull's on-point approach in showcasing talent from across the wide world of extreme sports.
Dior Homme updates its collection of eyewear with the addition of its BLACKTIE LIGHT, a collection of glasses that largely maintains the shape of the previously released BLACKTIE 2.0 collection but cuts out more of the hardware. Available with both clear and sunglass lenses, the simplistic designs are accomplished thanks to two thin acetate plates. The finishing touch is the label's initials etched onto the outer sides of the arms. Look for the BLACKTIE LIGHT collection at Dior Homme boutiques soon.
Canadian menswear shop Nomad shows off a few Spring/Summer looks with its "Test the Waters" editorial video. Artfully shot and warmly reminiscent of '90s music videos, the video welcomes several new brands to Nomad's collection of offerings: Silent by Damir Doma, Mr. Start, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Robert Geller, and Barena Venezia. The short was directed by Paolo Azarraga and Liam MacRae, and the looks were modeled by Damien Kim.
You can see more shots from "Test the Waters" and more brands from Nomad by visiting its site.
Nokia releases the latest addition to its line of smartphones, the Lumia 928, a Windows 8 phone that hopes to take on the competition as the company's latest flagship model. Emphasizing improved media sharing capabilities, its 8.7MP camera features a wide angle Zeiss lens and boasts Nokia's proprietary PureView imaging system which includes optical image stabilization and improved performance in low-light conditions. For sound, the phone is built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones and one of the best speakers available to help record and playback in noisy conditions. In terms of hardware, the Lumia 928 also features a 334 PPI 4.5 inch OLED display, 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM, and a 32GB storage capacity. As a Verizon exclusive, the phone will cost $99 with contract. For detailed specs on the phone, have a look at Nokia's press release for the phone.
On the heels of the Miami Heat's game one win over the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA superstar LeBron James set foot in the post-game press conference sporting a bold sweater option from New York-based streetwear label Staple. While James's intent to stir discussion with his outfit choice was arguable, the vivid patterned pullover seemed to draw many questions in the media. Drawing criticism from many, teammate Dwayne Wade was among the first to praise James for his sartorial choice, while the king himself maintained that "It’s just fashion. Nothing more, nothing less."
Del Toro's latest footwear release comes in the form of these Grey Camo Suede Alto Chukkas. Constructed of high quality suede, these Alto Chukkas feature Del Toro's signature camouflage in a tonal grey colorway. A grey margom rubber sole and black leather laces continue the dark theme while the signature red heel tab offers a small pop of color. Available now in-store and online for $325 USD.
Kate Upton is set to premiere her first ever cover shoot with Vogue magazine, and in conjunction with the forthcoming debut, we are offered a look behind-the-scenes of the model and actress's stint in Uruguay. Depicting the American beauty in a fairly conservative light in contrast to some of her previous photoshoots, Upton's shorter hair and retro styled wardrobe seem to pair well. Listing off a handful of seasonal accessories that Kate can't live without, the flick also shares an element of the equestrian theme that Vogue chose to highlight for the shoot.
The latest episode of HYPETRAK TV takes us to New York, where we pick the brain of A$AP Ferg in relation to his come-up as a musician, the A$AP Mob, upcoming projects and more. After securing his record deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records and discarding plans to pursue a career as a designer, Ferg seems to have found his groove with an independent sound and an imminent release featuring Bone Thugz-N-Harmony, Trinidad James, French Montana and, of course, A$AP Rocky to name a few. Impacting significantly in the hip-hop sphere over the past two years, Ferg and the Harlem crew have undoubtedly breached the surface in the context of music but also as cultural influencers. Peep the video to find out more.
Broadening his assortment of pseudo-timepiece options with becomb, tastemaker Levi Maestro brings us a new Infinity Piece in silver. As Maestro's second release following a Rose Gold edition, the concept of a minimalistic statement piece transitions to a new colorway with a 38mm stainless steel face and a genuine stingray band taking center stage for the construction. Reminding us that one can never spend too much time in pursuits of passion, the piece is priced at $150 USD with availability through the becomb online store.
Adding to the buzz surrounding Daft Punk's approaching full-length release, VICE quenches our curiosity with a new segment of The Collaborators from Ed Lachman and The Creators Project. Discussing differentiations between an artist's personas versus their body of work, in addition to his general mindset on the topic of who he was writing for, the Academy-Award winning songwriter Paul Williams mulls over his perspective as a collaborator with the masked electronic duo. Bringing experience and expertise to the project, Williams makes note of his honest and vulnerable approach to working with Daft Punk, whose Random Access Memories is set for release on May 21st.
New from A Bathing Ape is a new colorway in the EXPLOSIVE CAMO YANK STA model for spring/summer. A classic silhouette by all accounts, the timeless look is maintained with a crisp white outsole with red piping while the upper boasts a modernist geometric camouflage in green hues. Padded lining and Ape branding on the tongue complete the look for this sneaker, which has arrived just in time for summer. Your pair is available for purchase at A Bathing Ape flagship locations and online.
As part of Reebok's 30th anniversary celebration of the Classic Leather, the iconic footwear brand presents its latest reiteration with another member of the Certified Network, this time collaborating with none other than Berlin's Solebox. Predominately enveloped in a mixture of black waxy leather and red suede, the sneaker boasts subtle details which add the premium upper. Lined with terry cotton for comfort, the Solebox x Reebok Classic Leather also sees a contrasting white midsole, both red and black waxed cotton laces and a reflective heel accent that sports the Solebox logo. Look for these at Solebox and other Certified Network boutiques on Saturday, May 25.
Following stops in London and Zurich, Miami-based wheel manufacturer Vossen continues its multi-stop European tour on the way to the Wörthersee Meet - this time landing in Liechtenstein ahead of its coverage of all things Volkswagen and Audi. The tiny - and rich - European nation proves a gorgeous backdrop for the continued trip as the likes of Vossen-fitted Lamborghinis are showcased amongst the mountainous Alps. Stay tuned for the fourth and final video in the series as Vossen's trip culminates in Wörthersee.