Following on from London Fashion Week: Men’s, Pitti Uomo in Florence and Paris Fashion Week Men’s comes the more under-the-radar Stockholm Fashion Week. Mixing menswear and womenswear, the fashion week is a hotbed for emerging talent, and features som…
After setting up a series of huge installations across New York last year, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has now erected more monumental sculptures in Buenos Aires. As well as these pieces, the exhibition — titled “Inoculation” — features some of the arti…
It’s only been a short while since AMBUSH® first launched its clothing component but the brand has already attracted all of the right eyes — including that of the LMVH prize judges, who shortlisted Yoon Ahn’s brand last year.
The scene at the bra…
Thrasher has just released a special cut of the adidas Skateboarding team in action. The footage, which spans over several years, was carefully picked by videographer Chris Mulhern for this special seven-minute edit. In “Second Sighting,” the infamous…
After releasing the remix for “Sativa” earlier this week, Jhené Aiko and Rae Sremmurd recently released a futuristic video for their team up. The Mississippi rap duo linked up with the R&B songstress to bring their signature energy to a mellow cut…
Now that the adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 has hit the market, it was only a matter of time before we’d start to see other colorways. Thanks to Ben Baller, he has taken to his Instagram to unveil a black colorway of the highly-coveted sneaker. Like the origi…
After hinting at a Takeoff collab project late last year, Lil Yachty recently confirmed that the team-up is really happening. During an Instagram Live session, Lil Boat updated his fans on the upcoming release of Lil Boat 2 and previewed a track. After playing the unreleased track, Yachty said, “I been quiet, just finishing my shit up. That was me and Takeoff, by the way. Me and Takeoff’s project coming real soon. Lil Boat 2 coming soon, all that.”
If that wasn’t enough confirmation, the King of the Teens replied to a fan on Twitter who noted a Yachty x Takeoff collab project was in the works. Check out Lil Yachty’s teaser for his upcoming Takeoff collab project above and stay tuned for more information regarding the team-up.
For more music news, Migos recently dropped “Supastars” ahead of the release of Culture II.
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After 30 years since the first release in the Crocodile franchise, we are given the teaser trailer for the reboot titled, Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home. Starring Danny Mcbride as the illegitimate son of the original Crocodile Dundee, Mick …
Former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. recently revealed that he is currently in talks to fight former UFC champ Anderson Silva. According to Jones, the boxing match would be a super fight similar to the one we saw between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. The 49-year-old boxer and Silva have been in talks for a while and are both ready to finalize the match. Additionally, Jones already has a group of investors that want to make the fight happen.
But despite the two fighters who are keen to meet in the ring, UFC president Dana White still needs to sign off on the fight as Silva is still under contract with the fighting organization.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the potential Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anderson Silva fight. Also, learn why the UFC is planning to strip Conor McGregor of his lightweight championship title.
Perks & Mini follows up its amphibian-influenced fall/winter collection with one touching on a theme of “PERSPECTIVE” for Spring/Summer 2018. A lively collection bursting with colors, prints, patterns, typography, embroidery and more, various genres come into play, from military-style bombers, sportswear-tinged tracksuits, industrial belt straps and renaissance art renderings.
The Melbourne-based streetwear imprint utilizes a barrage of casual staples in which to narrate its vision, one which caters to those in pursuit of an active lifestyle. Boldly colored T-shirts, graphic long-sleeve pullovers, printed bombers and wide-legged trousers feature heavily throughout as does images of ancient sculptures and cultural figureheads. Peep the lookbook above for a glimpse of P.A.M.’s “PERSPECTIVE” collection.
In other fashion news, Kanye West designed limited apparel for Damon Dash’s Honor Up film.
Although Tesla only has plans to start producing its electric semi truck model in 2019, a prototype of the Semi was recently spotted on the road in California. The seven-second clip shows a cargoless matte black Tesla Semi cruising through a residential street in Sunnyvale, California.
Apparently, the prototype Semi was traveling between Tesla’s factory in Fremont and its Palo Alto headquarters. Despite the clip being short, the electric semi-truck looked to be covering quite a distance — quickly highlighting its specs that caught the attention of big-name companies. Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch have already put in orders for Tesla’s upcoming commercial venture.
Watch the clip of a Tesla Semi being tested on the streets of Palo Alto above and let us know what you think. Also, make sure to check out this video of a Tesla Model X saving a semi-truck stuck in snow.
The classic low-top silhouette boasts a black suede upper, which shows varying hues of black due to its texture, black stitching throughout, off-white star branding with MADNESS logo embroidery, off-white embroidered detailing at the toe and off-white laces for a pop of contrast. A glossy black midsole keeps the colorway stealth while a gum outsole adds a classic element to the design.
The MADNESS x Converse One Star will be available on January 27 for a retail price of $839 HKD (approximately $107 USD) exclusively at MADNESS’s web store. For more collaborative sneakers, check out the Dr. Woo x Converse Chuck 70 collection.
There’s nothing like a good ol’ Instagram stalking session, and there’s one person who has an oddly intriguing feed. Even if you haven’t watched a single minute of season 22 of The Bachelor, you’ve probably heard about the age controversy surrounding Bekah Martinez. I guess that happens when a 22-year-old is dating a 36-year-old! As Arie Luyendyk Jr. likes Martinez more and more, our curiosity about her grows more and more. And what better way to get an off-camera look at her life than to head to her Instagram?
If you ask us, the best part of Martinez’s page is that she goes through at least a half a dozen hairstyles and colors. From long, dark locks to chopped pastel purple hair, nothing is off limits for this woman! Martinez is a nanny, so she also posts a picture of an adorable baby from time to time. OK, OK, you got our follow.
Following up on a collaborative Air Force 1 ’07 with the MoMA, Virgil Abloh continues his art streak by joining forces with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the Gagosian Gallery London for an art-meets-fashion project.
The three-way collaboration centers on a collage print featuring a portrait of William Shakespeare with neon pink paint overlays and Takashi Murakami’s signature insignia. The artwork is also seen printed on the back of a white T-shirt with Off-White™ branding and “HANDMADE.”
There’s no official announcement on this collaboration’s release details, so stay tuned for more information and let us know your thoughts below. For more art content, read up on why anonymous artists never reveal their identity.
Following up on a first look back in November of last year, Nike’s Air VaporMax Plus in “Triple White” gets an official release date. For this clean colorway, the hybrid silhouette — which fuses the Air Max Plus upper with the VaporMax bubble sole uni…
Following Fredo Santana’s untimely death, a new video for “I Need More” off the late rapper’s 2013 Fredo Kruger project surfaced online. Directed by Video God, the visual features a dred-less Fredo accompanied by Young Scooter who has a feature on the …
Nike has some big news for those who have already signed up to the NikePlus app. One of its more popular silhouettes — the Air VaporMax — is now available in a series of colorways exclusive only to the tech application. Joining the growing VaporMax lineup, we see here “Cargo Khaki,” “College Navy,” “Gunsmoke,” White, and Black options each featuring the silhouette’s signature Flyknit upper. A corresponding tonal VaporMax sole unit rounds out each of the new releases.
Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White™ x Timberland 6-inch boot in neon green grabbed a lot of attention in the streetwear circles, but one of the more low-key colorways of the signature boot has re-released online.
The Off-White™ x Timberland boot in camel features a velvet upper with dark brown army tank at the collar, embroidered Off-White™ and Timberland branding at the lateral heel, a camel sole unit and signature yellow/brown laces.
The biggest name of Paris Fashion Week is a designer who is not showing and hasn’t stepped foot on the scene for two years. French-Tunisian-Italian designer Hedi Slimane is probably the most copied man in fashion today, and arguably the most influential force in the industry since the beginning of the 21st century. He not only brought back skinny jeans, he popularized the skinny-everything menswear looks we’ve seen for the better part of the last decade. He incepted the total-control, artist-in-chief approach to “creative direction” at luxury brands that we see the likes of Gucci, Balenciaga and Loewe endorsing today (not to mention contemporary streetwear labels like Off-White™, Noah and KITH). He expanded the role of designer to include marketing, communications, boutique design and celebrity endorsement.
The world in 2018 is distinctly unpredictable — undergoing a significant period of cultural shift if you’re an optimist; teetering on the edge of global meltdown and potential nuclear oblivion if you’re not. “Strong Man” leaders the globe over are speaking freely and haphazardly, shattering norms and social morays in the process. Bad behavior at financial, political and cultural institutions is being exposed on a weekly basis. A prominent reaction in the liberal spheres of media, fashion and entertainment has been to endorse safe spaces and inclusive approaches, and often become prone to instant outrage. It’s important for artists and designers today to have a point of view, but it seems more dangerous than ever to have an opinion.
Slimane is a bold and brilliant choice for CÉLINE precisely because he almost always has an opinion, and very rarely feels the need to defend it. He is a distinct and unapologetic personality not without controversy. His vision is exactly what has differentiated him from the start. Slimane is the spiritual successor to Yves Saint Laurent, whose label he worked at early in his career. Slimane famously injected the brand with a much-needed dose of relevance from 2012-2016 under the moniker Saint Laurent Paris. His approach is subtle, consistent and often intellectual, yet swiftly and voraciously commercialized. He plays with tropes like gender, status, nostalgia and art as easily as he manufactures trends like skintight suiting worn casually, raw denim stacked-high, urban cowboy statement boots and a healthy dose of glitter. And that’s just the menswear — his “boho” and grunge aesthetics at Saint Laurent were debatably as influential in the realm of women’s fashion.
As we look forward, with baited breath, to what a Slimane revival will look like in late 2018, it’s worth investigating the importance of his influence as well as examine why the fashion industry needs him now more than ever before.
It’s important for artists and designers today to have a point of view, but it seems more dangerous than ever to have an opinion.
Indoctrination into the cult of Slimane comes like Hemingway described bankruptcy — “gradually, then suddenly.” The details are what you notice first. The elevation of a horizontal stitch on the back pocket of a pair of jeans into a signature “slash” at Dior Homme. The taxonomy of terms necessary to speak fluent Saint Laurent denim (eg: D02 M/SK-LW = Denim Cut, Men’s/Fit Code-Rise Code). The artfully-restored 17th century L’Hôtel de Sénecterre, on Paris’ Rive Gauche, rooted in the codes of Slimane’s “Reform Project,” a literal manifesto that approached an understanding (or “synopsis”) of every element of Saint Laurent from a philosophical and aesthetic perspective. The man is obsessive, and it is appreciated. Menswear has always been and will continue to be his most influential craft largely because, as men, we rarely see this kind of attention to detail in our clothes outside of Saville Row. Slimane makes garments for men that make them feel the way a woman must when she dons that couture dress; like hot shit.
With Alessandro Michele opening floral-wrapped restaurants at Gucci, Virgil Abloh expanding his “BRAND” to everything from IKEA rugs to Nike kicks at Off-White™ and Haider Ackermann injecting his signature lush aesthetic into ultra high-end menswear at Berluti — the concept of designer as art director seems fairly common today. It was not so, however, back in 2000 when Slimane was assigned the project of inventing Dior Homme. Hedi is an accomplished photographer and obsessed with music. He is image-conscious and business-savvy. He extended his reach to everything from ad campaigns to a full line of high-end skincare at Dior (and was immortalized with a Kanye West lyric and song title). He injected Saint Laurent’s retail network with a healthy dose of mirrored chrome, enveloped in stark white marble — supremely Insta-friendly without being gimmicky. Also at Saint Laurent, he changed the name, which some people didn’t like. And which Slimane couldn’t care less about. He has banned critics, celebrities and even Kanye from his shows for various reasons. He won’t let anything disturb his vision.
Slimane makes garments for men that make them feel the way a woman must when she dons that couture dress; like hot shit.
Famously as 2007 negotiations fell apart to keep Slimane at Dior Homme and bequeath him with an eponymous label, he chose to exile himself (for the first time) rather than give up control of his name and management of his own brand. He is a control freak and the results of giving him the reins of a branded house, atelier and codes of design have never been disappointing from an artistic or financial perspective. His aesthetic is that of glamorous gutterpunk phantasmagoria. Broken sequins, pointed toes, fucked-up suede,
Previously, NOUNION introduced a Fall/Winter 2017 collection influenced by 1970s New York gang culture, taking particular inspiration from the 1979 Gary Weis documentary 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s. For a follow-up line, NOUNION looks to explore “contra…