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BornxRaised Centers on Catholic School for Fall 2018

By | September 22, 2018

BornxRaised  unveils its fall 2018 collection by way of a religious-themed lookbook filled with Catholic iconography. Featuring the text “Immaculate Heart” embroidered across caps, and printed on hoodies, shirts and gym shorts, the collection highlights its signature Old English text treatment across a series of cold weather staples in yellow, green and red. Classic thermals, heavyweight sweatshirts and sweatpants in velour are featured alongside graphics with lambs, crosses, roses and hearts — all centering around a religious motif. Set against the backdrop of the brand’s native Los Angeles streets and inside a Catholic school, scroll through the gallery above to see all the looks.

BornxRaised’s first deliver of its fall collection is available now at its web shop, along with select retailers like Union and KITH. In case you missed it, be sure to also check out BornxRaised’s short film The War for Home centered around gentrification in Venice.

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Watch All the Antics From Dime Glory Challenge 2018

By | September 22, 2018

Back for its fourth year, the highly-entertaining skate competition by Dime took place on Sept. 15 in Montreal, Canada. The series of games included the notable Volcano Challenge, Gladiator Challenge and Speed Challenge, along with the Pyramid Challenge and Wall Challenge to test for a variety of skills. 50 contestants from around the world were selected via an algorithm to take place in the annual competition to compete for a sum of $1 million USD in cash prizes. Palace skater Jamal Smith entered on a “unicorn” to kick off the festivities, as a chorus of monks led the audience in a sing-along. Three-time champion Wade Desarmo proved victorious over Ishod Wair, leaving him undefeated for his fourth win, while Louie Lopez and Kader Sylla were crowned as the MVP’s for the evening.

Take a look at Thrasher‘s recap of everything that went down at the amusing competition above.

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KIIT References Retro Looks for Spring/Summer 2019

By | September 22, 2018

Japanese menswear label KIIT previews its forthcoming spring/summer collection with its latest lookbook. Designers Yujiro Takeda and Hiroki Ito, known for their expert tailoring, takes cues from mainstream trends during the ’80s and ’90s for its newest range of clothing. Incorporating familiar staples such as acid-washed jeans, striped button downs, khaki pants, oversized sweater vests and tattersall plaid designs, the collection gives a nostalgic nod to fashion’s past. To keep things interesting, the brand infuses some innovative details in the form of asymmetrical dresses, racer stripes and open-back shirts.

Scroll through the gallery to see the looks above, and expect KIIT’s latest collection to hit its online store in the coming months.

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PUMA Shares a Look at its New Thunder 4 Life Silhouette

By | September 22, 2018

PUMA‘s trend-ready Thunder sneaker is back with some minor changes. Last time we saw the model it was in collaboration with Sneakerness on a mars-inspired “Astroness” iteration. Today the chunky model adds a new edition to its family via the new Thunder 4 Life model. Fairly similar to Thunder sneakers of old, the forthcoming drop incorporates a multi-layered upper featuring materials such as hairy suede on the heel and neoprene added to the midfoot and toe area. The colorway above sees a loud mix of blue, purple, orange, black and white as we prep for the fall season with minimal branding on the tongue and heel.

At the moment there’s no confirmed launch date for the PUMA Thunder 4 Life. Stay tuned for additional information and let us know your thoughts regarding the next drop from PUMA. In other news, you can check out the revived CELL Endura model from 1998.

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EFFEKT Turns a Former Windmill Factory Into a Skatepark

By | September 22, 2018

Copenhagen-based design studio EFFEKT has taken an abandoned windmill factory in the city of Viborg and morphed it into a visually appealing skatepark and recreational center.

Known for creating the winding Treetop Experience situated in the middle of the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove forrest, EFFEKT wanted to construct “a vibrant cultural hub for street sports and culture targeting the youth not fitting into or not drawn by traditional organised sports organisations,” stated COO Mikkel Bøgh.

In addition to a massive skate bowl, the 3,170-square-meter location also includes maker spaces with a fabrication lab, art and animation studios, basketball courts and music production studios. The initiative is part of EFFEKT’s Streetmekka Viborg, which aims to breathe new life into the city’s abandoned industrial district. Utilizing the unassuming pre-fabricated concrete panels and corrugated steel often seen in industrial buildings, the design studio hopes that the Streetmekka will set an example in creating value and inspiration from abandoned structures over demolishing them, thereby reducing waste.

The exterior also includes a translucent polycarbonate skin, which incorporates natural light and invites the public into the space, emphasizing the organization’s inclusive values. Take a closer look at Streetmekka Viborg in the images above and learn more about the project at EFFEKT’s website.

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New Jordan Proto-React Model Debuts With Four Colorways

By | September 22, 2018

Following in the footsteps of the Jordan Apex-Utility model, Jordan Brand has now revealed another silhouette from its Flight Utility range: the Jordan Proto-React.

The new Proto-React silhouette debuts in a handful of colorways — ranging from white, metallic silver and neon-accented editions — and combines Nike React technology with Air Jordan 1 codes. The model features a Nike React technology midsole, adjustable heel straps for custom fit and Flight Utility graphic details on the tongue and heel tabs.

The Jordan Proto-React will release in 2019. Check out the debut colorways above and let us know if this is a cop or drop.

For more new sneakers, the Daniel Arsham x adidas FUTURECRAFT 4D received a release date.

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J. Cole Announces Rescheduled Dreamville Festival Dates

By | September 22, 2018

J. Cole has announced a new date for his inaugural Dreamville Festival, which was originally scheduled for September 15 but canceled due to Hurricane Florence.

The festival is now rescheduled to take place on April 6, 2019, in the same location of Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cole has confirmed that he will still headline the event but the rest of the lineup — which previously confirmed the likes of SZA, Big Sean, Young Thug, Nelly, Teyana Taylor and more — will be “subject to change.”

In the meantime, J. Cole is still on tour for his new album KOD. The rapper also just linked up with 6LACK on a new single, “Pretty Little Fears.”

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Gucci Releases a Knitted Logo Balaclava Mask

By | September 22, 2018

Gucci is no stranger to bold accessories, and the luxury label’s latest offering is a knitted balaclava that takes statement-making gear to a new level.

Hitting on Fall/Winter 2018‘s boldest face mask trend, the Gucci knit wool balaclava comes in a black, off-white and beige colorway with jacquard mirror GG logos throughout. The mask features cut-outs for the eyes and mouth, a ribbed knit hem at the collar, and tonal stitching.

You can pick up Gucci’s knitted balaclava mask now for $310 USD at SSENSE.

For another bold luxury accessory, Versace released a $1,890 USD chest rig.

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Daniel Arsham Announces his adidas FUTURECRAFT 4D Sneaker Release Date

By | September 22, 2018

Daniel Arsham first unveiled his adidas FUTURECRAFT 4D sneaker back in March during his free public lecture. Today, the Snarkitecture artist has announced the collaborative shoe’s official release date of October 12.

Taking to his Instagram, Arsham posted a close-up photo of the technology-advanced adidas low-top sneaker. Previous images displayed the collaborative FUTURECRAFT 4D  in a pale mint green hue, but this image presents a very lightly tinted white color with a subtle gradient effect. In terms of construction, the silhouette features a patterned Primeknit upper atop a carbon-produced midsole.

Look for the Daniel Arsham x adidas FUTURECRAFT 4D sneaker to release on October 12 via Arsham’s website and adidas’s web store.

In case you missed it, Daniel Arsham cast one of the most sought-after Ferraris for his latest exhibition.

 

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The Latest GoPro HERO7 Promises Insanely Smooth 4K Video

By | September 22, 2018

GoPro has just introduced its follow-up to the GoPro HERO6 action camera. Although from the outside, the new HEREO7 camera line appears generally the same as its predecessor, it is on the inside that sees the most improvement. Along with a bump up in RAM, the HERO7 makes the most out of GoPro’s custom GP1 processor; the camera’s “Hypersmooth” digital image stabilization sets a new benchmark in terms of performance, giving users an extremely smooth picture even when set to the 4K 60fps recording mode.

Offered in the flagship “Black” model along with “Silver” and “White” versions, retailing for $399 USD, $299 USD and $199 USD, respectively, each model features waterproof construction, LCD touchscreens, integrated batteries, a rubberized case design, and automatic back up capabilities for footage.

Watch the video below to see the camera in full action, and don’t forget to check out GoPro’s web store for pre-order info.

In other tech news, Amazon has announced several new gadgets, including an Alexa-enabled microwave.

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SpaceX Previews Its Mars Base Alpha and New BFR Design

By | September 22, 2018

Following news that Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to go to the Moon, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has now taken to his Twitter to post two photos of the company’s new Mars Base Alpha and BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) design.

The space company’s latest Mars project update shows a concept of what the landing base on the Red Planet will look like, as well as the BFR’s new design, which sees bigger fins. It will be a long time until we see the actual bases as Musk previously noted that it will probably take SpaceX until 2028 to build on Mars.

Check out the images below and share your thoughts in the comments. In other tech news, Amazon has announced several new gadgets, including an Alexa-enabled microwave.

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Conor McGregor Signs New 6-Fight Deal With the UFC

By | September 22, 2018

Conor McGregor just held a press conference for his upcoming UFC 229 fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 6, but it’s now confirmed that we’ll be seeing much more of The Notorious in the Octagon — McGregor has just signed a new 6-fight deal (previously an 8-fight deal) with the UFC.

According to ESPN, the new deal will feature McGregor’s new whiskey brand, Proper No. Twelve, as a sponsor in every UFC event that McGregor competes in. UFC President Dana White didn’t give the terms of the deal, but did touch on McGregor’s value, stating, “it’s not hard to do a deal with Conor McGregor because we know what he’s worth.”

With The Notorious on board, the UFC is looking to break previous pay-per-view records.

In the meantime, Conor McGregor shared a training clip ahead of his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Nike Debuts Air Force 1 Utility QS With Glow-in-the-Dark Soles

By | September 22, 2018

Nike‘s recent push for Air Force 1 models isn’t halting at the NBA-assisted Miami Heat and LA Lakers editions. This time, the Swoosh gives its iconic low-top a glow-in-the-dark upgrade and design revamp, resulting in a new model dubbed the Air Force 1 Utility QS.

The debut Air Force 1 Utility QS colorway comes bearing a white leather upper with black canvas buckled straps in place of the original lacing system. The midfoot strap is emblazoned with a large white Swoosh while more contrast black canvas appears at the mesh branded tongue tab and D-ring heel pull tab to complete the military look. All of this sits atop a full-length glow-in-the-dark sole unit, which appears milky, off-white in normal light and turns to bright green in the dark.

Stay tuned for the official release date of the Nike Air Force 1 Utility QS, which is slated to release in the near future at Nike’s web store.

For more unique sneakers, check out the Nike Blazer Mid “LA vs. NY” colorway.

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Versace Served up Clashing Prints and Early-Aughts Clubwear for Spring 2019

By | September 21, 2018

Without fail, the crowd at Versace’s Friday night show in Milan each season provides one of fashion month’s best people-watching opportunities. Donatella Versace’s fans and top customers from around the world turn up in droves wearing head-to-toe ensembles by the Italian brand, looking — for back …

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Young Dolph Explains What Money Means to Him

By | September 21, 2018

For the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series, HYPEBEAST linked up with Young Dolph to discuss the meaning of money, the meaning behind what it means to be a role model and the key point to being an entrepreneur.

“It really don’t mean shit to me. The way the world is set up, the way they got it set up, you need it,” Dolph explains when asked about the meaning of money to him. “But if you love money and you can be bought, it’s like…if a ni*&a can be bought, I don’t even want him a ni%$a around me. If you do anything for some money, I don’t want you around me. But if you understand money, and understand life, yeah.”

You can check out our entire Conversations With episode with Young Dolph above. He released Role Model earlier today (Sept. 21). The 14-song LP features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Offset, Kash Doll, Key Glock and his actual mother, Moma Gabbana, on “Black Queen,” the intro track of the album.

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Best New Tracks: Kevin Gates, Jon Hopkins, Open Mike Eagle, Dijon and More

By | September 21, 2018

Last week, our Best New Tracks series spotlighted high-profile new releases from Wale, Innanet James, The 1975, Swizz Beatz, Killy and Eearz.

We continue to shine a light on all sides of the genre spectrum for the latest entry in our weekly roundup series. This time around, we’re showcasing new releases from Jon Hopkins, Munya, Open Mike Eagle, Dijon, Petite Noir & Danny Brown, Kevin Gates, Power Pleasant, Masego and Yung Bleu. From Chicago to Baton Rouge, our latest Best New Tracks piece has you covered just in time for the weekend.

Jon Hopkins – “Singularity”

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English producer Jon Hopkins released one of the best albums of 2018 so far with Singularity. This week, he dropped the music video for its title track, and its a mind trip. Viewers watch two strangers go through a wide range of emotions and director Seb Edwards captures the moments beautifully.

Jon Hopkins says of the video: “This is the single most epic video I’ve ever had made. Seb has been a friend and collaborator for nearly 15 years now, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to work with total freedom on a video for my own music. The power of what he has done left me speechless the first time I saw it. He translated the themes of destruction and defiance that I fed into the music into a powerful, violent ballet between male and female and I totally love it.”

Munya – “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)”

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Quebec’s MUNYA shares the second single off her forthcoming sophomore EP, Delmano. “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)” is an Independence Day-inspired song plus MUNYA’s first release in English and not in her native language, French. It’s a wonderful song that makes you feel like your flying, brightening the atmosphere in any room.

“When I was a kid I really loved the movie Independence Day,” Munya explains. “One night, years later I was home alone and I kept hearing really weird loud noises, not like a truck driving by, but a truck crashing into a building over and over. It freaked me out so bad I called my boyfriend and told him that if I’m gone tomorrow it’s because of aliens…he wouldn’t stop laughing at me. I was so mad he wouldn’t take me seriously I didn’t sleep that night and instead, I wrote this breakup song.

Open Mike Eagle – “Relatable (peak OME)”

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When Open Mike Eagle isn’t shredding wrestlers in rap battles, he’s one of the most talented artists in hip-hop. The Chicago-born MC announces his new project, What Happens When I Try to Relax, and shares his newest single “Relatable (peak OME).”

Eagle has this to say about “Relatable (peak OME)”, “It’s too complicated for a quick explanation. It’s about a lot of things. It’s about expectations of form, anxiety, middle age and middle class. and that’s just the parts I know how to put into words a couple months after writing it.”

dijon – “Nico’s Red Truck”

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Dijon, formerly known as abhi//dijo, has huge potenital. The Los Angeles-based, Baltimore-raised artist has the voice that cuts through to your soul and his songwriting is beyond his years. His newest single, “Nico’s Red Truck,” is a deeply personal, nostalgic ballad to the memories of his childhood.

The song is accompanied by a stunning visual that was directed by Danica Kleinknecht and follows dijon on a candid tour through Los Angeles. With cosigns from BROCKHAMPTON and Khalid, Dijon is one of the artists to payy attention to for 2019. He’s currently prepping his solo debut for the top of next year.

Petite Noir feat. Danny Brown and Nukubi Nukubi – “Beach”

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Petite Noir, the South African singer-songwriter born Yannick Ilunga, reconnects with Danny Brown for “Beach,” a triumphant single that matches the contrasting vocals of both artists into something dynamic to listen to. “Beach” feels like the soundtrack to a moment of your life where you’re at the edge of something great.

Of the track Petite Noir says: “‘Beach’ is a song about being reborn and how it took for me to fall to rise back up. In life we are constantly reborn. Every stage of our lives, from being a baby to adulthood.”

The song is from Petite Noir’s new mini-album La Maison Noir / The Black House.

Kevin Gates – “Me Too”

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One of the most antipcated projects of the year is Kevin Gates’ forthcoming mixtape Luca Brasi 3. So far he has released, “Money Long” and “Great Man,” the latter being the standout. His newest single, “Me Too,” takes a pivot and gets a lot more sexual. It’s raw, honest and just the right amount of romance.

Power Pleasant feat. Joey Bada$$, the Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers – “Pull Up”

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Pro Era’s Powers Pleasant gets an officially Beastcoast remix of his debut single “Pull Up.” Joey Bada$$, the Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers all take turns going off and its hard to determine who had the best verse. Powers’ forthcoming EP is due soon plus will feature guests such as Denzel Curry, G Perico & more. Powers also recently announced his signing to Commission Music (Home of Lil Dicky, Madeintyo, Derez De’Shon,

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Off-White™ Opens Second Sumptuous Store in Macao

By | September 21, 2018

Earlier this summer, Off-White™ opened the doors to a lavish store in Macao. Now, the brand has introduced a second Macao-based outpost, this time located in One Central’s premium department building. Luxury labels like Gucci and Bottega Veneta have their own outposts in One Central, and Off-White™’s quietly affluent interior slots in nicely alongside the other high-end destinations. Men’s and women’s clothing is situated throughout the marble and wireframe-accented storefront, with small alcoves breaking up the uniformity of the otherwise wide-open space.

Below, take a closer look at the interior, which differs considerably from the distinctive Korean stores.

Elsewhere, the release date of the collaborative Nike Blazer “Spooky Pack” was pushed back yet again.

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Farfetch Debuts IPO With Market Cap of $5.8 Billion USD

By | September 21, 2018

Last month, luxury marketplace Farfetch took the necessary steps to file for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, debuting today at $27 USD per share. Trading under the acronym FTCH, the UK-based company enjoys an approximate market cap of $5.8 billion USD and saw strong activity on its first day of trading, soaring to a high of $30.58 USD per share — it currently sits at $28.20 USD at time of writing. Though initial reports noted that the company may miss its desired $5 billion USD valuation, the strong trading has situated Farfetch at an estimated valuation approaching $4.8 billion USD.

With nearly 1 million active consumers — approximately 935,772 — as of December 31 2017, Farfetch has grown its userbase by nearly 44 percent in a single year. Last year it raked in revenues of $386 million USD, another strong gain, up 59.4 percent from 2016.

Elsewhere, StockX garnered a tidy $44 million USD in Series B funding.

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