Saturday, September 23, 2017
Ken Okuyama, the former head of design at Ferrari and Pininfarina, has developed the Kode57 based on a Ferrari 599 chassis. The Kode57 is a 702 horsepower V12 open-cockpit supercar meant to harken back the iconic vehicles from the ’50s. It’s currently limited to five examples, and looks to the rare Kode9 sports coupé by Okuyama commonly seen in Japan.
It retains its Ferarri’s 6.0 liter V12 engine with a reduced curb-weight of 3,200 pounds (11,450 kg. ) It also has similar features to the Enzo, also drafted by Okuyama, such as its front-end design, but also maintains unique aerodynamic humps at the rear of the cockpit and di-hedral doors. The supercar also boasts an aluminum space-frame beneath its carbon-fiber bodywork, with a classic long-nose, low-slung proportions, and a minimal windshield to convey its sporting credentials.
Earlier this year, the first pairs of COMME des GARÇONS’ take on Nike’s classic Air Force 1 silhouette made an appearance at Dover Street Market’s New York store. At the time, details of the collaboration were shady, with only two colorways on show and speculation about whether or not the sneaker would ever even appear for retail.
The COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Force 1s have now made their way to some stores, along with new details about the sneaker. The avant-garde mould that appeared on the shoes is actually a 3D dinosaur sculpture by American artist Scott Hove, while the sneaker is available in either low or hi-top versions. The shoe comes in three different colorways, with one being triple black and the other two coming in white — one with a yellow plastic dinosaur on the front panel, and the other with a light blue model attached to the front. The sneakers are available now from select retailers including Selfridges, with the low-top’s priced at £305 GBP (or $335 USD), and the hi-top’s retailing for £325 GBP/$355 USD.
As well as the dinosaur-adorned Air Force 1s, COMME des GARÇONS has recently unveiled other Nike collaborations including a take on the Waffle Racer and the Flyknit Racer.
Despite news that adidas recently jumped over Jordan Brand to claim the #2 sneaker brand spot in the U.S., Michael Jordan’s sportswear line shows no sign of slowing down — continuing to add on to its already storied arsenal. With that said, we now take a look at the newest member to join the family in the all-new Jordan Generation model.
The uppers, in its black/chrome colors scheme, features a lightweight textile composition and a statement quarter panel strap closure, while the sole unit spotlights a carbon fiber shank plate and grooved rubber treads. Signature branding, namely the Jumpman logo and MJ’s famed 23 jersey number can be found throughout. Set to a price of $160 USD, the new silhouette can be found now through the brand’s online shop.
In other footwear news, Nike’s Air Max 97 “Atlantic Blue” has made its return.
Not long ago, Vans Japan unraveled a limited edition Indigo pack comprised of cult models. Courtesy of Taiwanese retailer INVINCIBLE, fans can get a closer look at the premium Slip-On, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi silhouettes emblazoned with a checkerboard motif in the rich blue hue. All pairs were intricately crafted using age-old Japanese indigo dyeing methods.
Peruse the gallery above and expect an official launch this September 23 at select international retailers such as INVINCIBLE. Prices range approximately between $65 and $79 USD.
Alongside the popular launch of the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 97, the Swoosh also brought back another famed colorway of the model. Nike’s year of the Air Max 97 continues with its “Atlantic Blue” iteration. The streamlined model mixes Atlantic Blue and Metallic Silver along the piping found on its upper as it rests atop of a white midsole. Contrasting the aforementioned white coloring you’ll find black placed on its outsole. Voltage Yellow commands your attention as its found in the silhouette’s full-length visible Air Max unit while being placed on the Swoosh logos.
Nike’s Air Max 97 in “Atlantic Blue” is currently available at select Nike retailers in addition to online for a retail price of $160 USD. Take a look at the imagery above and let us know if you plan on copping.
World class marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to make history this weekend and run a complete 42-kilometer marathon in under two hours. In order to perform at the best level he possibly can, Nike has gifted the Kenyan runner with his own pair of Zoom Vaporfly Elites. Made specifically for Kipchoge’s needs, the shoe is constructed with a custom fiber plate and Nike’s signature ZoomX foam. This allows for optimal foot comfort and a lightweight feel that won’t hinder Kipchoge’s endeavor.
While Nike originally made the shoe specifically for Kipchoge, running enthusiasts will have their chance to purchase the premier piece of footwear for themselves. Runners in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom can choose to complete a Just Do It Sunday run on September 24 through the NRC app. If completed, the app will send a push notification that will let those select users know that one of the 99 pairs made is available. In addition to this, the shoe will be available for a limited time in Nike’s Berlin location for €500 EUR (just under $600 USD).
adidas Originals has covered the NMD_R1 in a deep purple hue perfect for the fall. Its breathable “Red Night” mesh upper is offset with various shades of purple for those who prefer a darker shoe. An EVA insert of the same shade rests on the white midsole, creating a clean profile. It’s rare to find a true purple shoe, so don’t sleep on this release.
Pick up your pair from Footlocker EU, retailing for $150 USD.
Alongside our latest HYPEBEAST Mix with Apex Martin, it was a great week for music in terms of singles. Some of music’s biggest names came through this week with new releases that included the likes of Future, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, Young Thug and PARTYNEXTDOOR amongst others. Music goers also got to see a more personal side of JAY-Z this week when he stopped by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge where the rap mogul performed a live solo rendition of “Numb/Encore” to pay tribute to his late friend, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
Music fans around the world also had the chance to witness a cultural moment when Pharrell shared an impromptu, yet powerful speech regarding racial inequality and social injustice during VH1′s Hip Hop Honors ceremony. Also last, but certainly not least, a collaborative project between Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Cart maybe coming sooner than we all think so stay tuned and check out our picks from the week below.
A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvyy & Karmah – “Smoking Dope”After hints of a new album on the way, a Reddit user managed to unearth this new A$AP Rocky track featuring A$AP Twelvyy and Karmah called “Smoking Dope.” The Trip Dixon-produced cut could very well be one of the first drops off his rumored forthcoming album set to release this year. Check it out down below.
The Jet Age of Tomorrow featuring Syd – “The Long Way Home”The glory days of Odd Future may be long gone, but one of their subgroups is still flourishing after all these years. This week, The Jet Age of Tomorrow dropped a new project with some assistance from Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Steve Lacy and Zack Villere. Check out the Syd-assisted track below.
Metro Boomin & Travis Scott – “Blue Pill”Metro Boomin celebrated his 24th birthday in style by releasing a new collaboration with Travis Scott earlier this week. Titled “Blue Pill,” the hard-hitting track features Metro’s signature melodic style and drum lacing, which serves as a perfect backdrop to La Flame’s auto-tuned vocals. Check it out below.
Berdmajik – “Circles”Donnie Felton, otherwise known as the brainchild behind Philadelphia’s Berdmajik, released a new video this week for his new single, “Circles.” The song was influenced by people who let their “insecurities keep them from being real with each other” he tells us through email. Check it out below and watch the music video here.
AR featuring Thouxanbanfauni, Moe, Yung Gleesh & Keith Ape – “Drop”Marino Gang sound-maestro, AR continues his onslaught of releases following his official remix of The Weeknd’s “Reminder” with A$AP Rocky and Young Thug last month. His latest offering brings together several SoundCloud luminaries for a massive squad cut called, “Drop.” Check out the DJ Nick exclusive below.
Marilyn Manson – “KILL4ME”The iconic rocker is continuing his comeback trail, especially after news got out that he was working with Lil Uzi Vert on his new album. Check out his new single below.
Young Thug & DJ Carnage – “Liger”Young Thug and DJ Carnage officially dropped their Young Martha EP this week, following months of silence. The project is four tracks deep, but one of standout cuts for certain is “Liger.” Stream the track below.
PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Own up to Your Sh*t”PARTYNEXTDOOR shared a free track this week on his newly launched website. Titled “Own up to Your Shit,” the track joins the fold of free music from PARTY as of late, and we can only hope this means a project is in the works, listen in below.
Smooky MarGielaa – “Money Talk”After making his presence felt on A$AP Mob’s latest project, Smooky MarGielaa continues building with a steady flow of solo releases. The 15-year-old artist recently linked up with producer 16yrsold on his latest track, “Money Talk,” listen in below.
Juicy J featuring $uicide Boy$ – “That Ain’t You”Juicy J‘s Highly Intoxicated mixtape dropped this week and as Uncle Juice always does, he came through with heaters. The 18-track project has a staggering lineup of features from T-Shyne, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa and more. The project also has production by Southside, TM88, Wheezy and Mike WiLL Made-It as well as The $uicideboy$. Check out “That Ain’t You” below.
Be sure to check out our previous music roundups for the best drops of weeks past.
NBA: The New York Knicks Agree to Trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder / Nike Brings NBA Logos to the Air Force 1 High
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder. League sources told ESPN over the weekend that the 33-year old veteran will be joining the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a second-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft. The news of the trade comes after months of speculation and multiple trade requests from Anthony. It was reported earlier this week that Anthony gave Knicks management a list of teams he was willing to waive his no-trade clause for, including the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Anthony brings his 24.8 points per game to an already stacked lineup in Oklahoma City, teaming up with reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook and 4-time all-star Paul George, who was acquired earlier this summer for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Anthony’s current contract sees $54 million USD over the next two seasons, with a $28 million USD player option available for the second season. The new Thunder forward won’t wait long to face his former team, as the Thunder will open their season against the Knicks on October 19, with Anthony’s return to New York City scheduled for December 16.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with the NBA, Nike has introduced two new colorways of the Air Force 1 High bearing the league’s iconic logo. Dubbed the “Statement Game” set, consumers will have a choice of copping either a navy blue with white highlights or a light grey with black highlights. Both models see Nike’s branding all around the strap of the sneaker, with “AF-1″ printed on the back. These accents are accompanied by the Swoosh logo along the side and the Jerry West silhouette logo behind the heel.
You can grab either pair of the “Statement Game” edition Nike Air Force 1 Highs from select Nike Sportswear retailers for $100 USD starting on October 12. To see what else Nike and the NBA have cooked up together, take a look at all of the brand new “Statement Edition” uniforms for the upcoming season.
The past week has seen some strong products dropping in Europe, with J.W.Anderson‘s wide-ranging collaboration with Uniqlo finally releasing and Balenciaga’s love-or-hate Triple S sneakers selling out almost instantly. The next week has more big releases, with French record label and fashion house Maison Kitsuné unveiling its first ever fragrance, while the long-awaited NAPA by Martine Rose collection is also set to finally hit stores.
It’s also set to be a strong week for footwear, with a new squash-inspired Busenitz from adidas, a collaboration between Vans and London label Aries, and a collection of uber-technical boots from ALYX collaborator ROA. We’ve compiled the best products dropping in Europe this week, as well as all of the information you’ll need to get your hands on them.
Our Legacy Fall/Winter 2017
Swedish label Our Legacy is known for its understated luxury, and the brand’s latest collection only serves to reinforce that. The collection mixes minimalistic Western wear with sportswear elements, for a drop that is described by the brand as “a study of small-town Americana seen through a progressive lens.” The full collection, including this black leather shearling jacket, is available now from retailers including Malmo’s Tres Bien.
ROA Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
You may not have heard of ROA, but the Italian hiking boot brand announced itself last year with an ALYX collaboration. Those chunky silhouettes feature again in the brand’s latest collection, with innovative technical materials for hiking mixed with the brand’s modern aesthetic. The full collection is available now from retailers such as Browns.
Aries x Vans
London’s Aries — the brand from Sofia Pantera and Palace-affiliate Fergus Purcell – has transported its trademark graphics on to two classic Vans silhouettes. Featuring a cartoon tiger motif that the brand have used before, as well as the words “ARIES ARISE” and a zebra-print pattern, the collection includes two colorways of the Sk8-Hi and two colorways of the Slip-On. The collection is available now from the Goodhood web store.
NAPA by Martine Rose
North London designer Martine Rose’s first collaboration with Napapijri has been around for a while, with the lookbook being released all the way back in April. Now, after a six month wait, the collection is finally available, with the strong ’90s-inspired outerwear pieces dropping at the perfect time for the colder months ahead. The full collection is available now from retailers such as Machine-A in London.
adidas Busenitz Indoor Super
For this release, adidas has mixed its classic Busenitz skate shoe with the OG Indoor Super — a classic squash silhouette. The result sees the Indoor Super’s blue and red touches and gum sole transported onto a skate sneaker, with a breathable mesh lining and a modified canvas tongue. adidas’ Busenitz Indoor Super is available now from select retailers.
Tourne de Transmission Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
For its latest collection, British label Tourne de Transmission has taken inspiration from Ride’s 1990 single “Nowhere.” Explaining the relevance, the brand’s creative director said that it perfectly sums up an individual’s “frustrated inability to change a bigger situation.” The collection features a number of slogans and graphics, with the standout piece being the “Vapour” patchwork mixed-camo and overdyed MA1 bomber. The collection is available now from the brand’s web store.
Moncler x Craig Green Collection
The collaboration between Moncler and Craig Green has seen the former’s reputation for outerwear mixed with the latter’s avant-garde design aesthetic. The latest drop from the two features padded down jackets and sweaters with padded shoulders that reference Green’s familiar military influence. The full capsule is available now from END. and other select retailers.
Stone Island “Frost Finish” Capsule
Forever pushing the boundaries of technical materials, Italian label Stone Island has released its latest experimental finish. The “Frost Finish” collection sees pieces such as nylon-woven puffed parkas and cable-knitted sweaters given a marbled “frost corrosion” fabric treatment. The full “Frost” collection is available now from the Stone Island web store.
Maison Kitsuné x Heeley Parfums “Note de Yuzu”
Since it was founded in 2002, Maison Kitsuné has become a multi-faceted creative force which crosses over from music to fashion. For its latest project, the Parisian brand teamed up with Heeley Parfums to release the “Note de Yuzu” fragrance, which takes inspiration from traditional Japanese yuzu baths. The fragrance is set to drop at all Maison Kitsuné stores and Heeley retailers on September 28.