Monday, August 31, 2015


A First Look at the adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "White" & What Would a Nike x adidas Collab Look Like?

A First Look at the adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "White"
With the hype over the “Black” adidas Yeezy Boost 350 at an all time high since its release last weekend, it seems only appropriate that a new colorway is already surfacing. With a “gray” and “black” iteration in the books, what’s next but a crisp white? First seen on Kanye West this week, the kicks are speculated as the next release. However, there is no official information yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when there is.
Additionally, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson seems to have confirmed its authenticity — by betting his FIFA 15 skills on it.

What Would a Nike x adidas Collab Look Like?
Canadian graphic artist Dead Dilly has created visual renderings of Nike Air Yeezy II, adidas Yeezy 750 Boost, Flyknit technology, Ultra Boost, Sock Dart, Roshe One, and even Rick Owens for adidas silhouettes, mashed together for completely new interpretations. The illustrations are featured in ILS Magazine. You can explore more of Dead Dilly’s work here.

Kanye West Hits the VMA Red Carpet in adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "Beige" / Kanye West Is Running for President in 2020

Kanye West Hits the VMA Red Carpet in adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "Beige"
Kanye West is at the MTV Video Music Awards to receive his honorary Video Vanguard Award, and has been spotted on the red carpet wearing a never-before seen colorway of the popular adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350. With his wife Kim Kardashian supporting him, the couple hit the event in neutral colors, with Kim in an olive dress and Kanye West in head-to-toe khaki — and a pair of “beige” Yeezys. Sound off in the comments — do you prefer this iteration or the speculated “White” pair?

Kanye West Is Running for President in 2020
Live from the 2015 VMAs, Kanye West just announced he will be running for presidency in 2020. ‘Ye was on stage graciously accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and broke the sudden announcement at the end of his acceptance speech while he still had the crowd’s attention. Whether he’s serious about it or not, MTV seems to think it’s for real. You can view the full acceptance speech below, and see the announcement being made around the 12:25 mark. Would you vote Kanye in office as POTUS?

FRESH KICKS: Eminem x Air Jordan IV Selling for $23,000/ Rita Ora x adidas Originals "Space Shifter" and "Mystic Moon" Packs/ adidas Originals Stan Smith "White/Red/Multi"Nike Air Huarache Utility/ Nike Air Huarache "Varsity Red" & "Midnight Navy"

Eminem x Air Jordan IV Selling for $23,000
Back in 2005, Jordan Brand released the Eminem x Air Jordan IV in honor of the release of Encore. The limited edition models were only given out to friends and family. Featuring a bright blue upper, black accents and contrasting red Jumpman tongue patch logo, the sneaker sold for $37,500 USD last year at Flight Club. Prior to that, a pair sold for $14,500 USD in 20 seconds. A pair of these Eminem Jordans in size 8 recently popped up for sale online, in “NDS” (worn) condition. If you’ve got $23,000 to spare you can grab the Eminem Jordans at The Collections Miami.
Rita Ora x adidas Originals "Space Shifter" and "Mystic Moon" Packs
Rita Ora continues her collaborative relationship with adidas Originals on the release of two new sneaker packs. The Space Shifter and Mystic Moon packs – scheduled for release on September 1 and featuring the ongoing collection’s futuristic sports luxe aesthetic – feature color-shifting panels, textured rubber, and a variety of hi-top, low-top and slip-on styles. Head to the dedicated Originals by Rita Ora webpage for more information.
adidas Originals Stan Smith "White/Red/Multi"
Continuing with the string of out the box Stan Smith designs, adidas Originals has released a new iteration in White/Red/Multi. Retaining its minimal, well-formed leather upper, the latest Stan Smith offering features a graphical printed upper gazetting a series of multi-directional linear patterns in a variety of contrasting colors. The shoe’s already colorful palette leads through to a bright red Trefoil branded heel tab, with similar detailing extending through to the signature portrait tongue print. The silhouette is completed with perforated 3-stripe detailing, monochromatic tubular laces, and a supportive, tennis-ready sole unit. The adidas Originals Stan Smith White/Red/Multi is now available from END. Clothing for $89 USD.
Nike Air Huarache Utility
This holiday season will see Nike Sportswear dropping a rugged update to one of its most popular silhouettes of the moment: the Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Huarache. Dubbed the Air Huarache Utility, the new take on the retro runner retains the low-top look of old, as well as its signature neoprene and mesh construction, but now pairs the look with a modified traction outsole, overlaying reinforcements, Dynamic Flywire support and a D-ring lacing grommet that works in conjunction with the TPU heel support wrap — via a nylon attachment — so as to provide an improved lockdown fit when fully laced. Look for camouflage and monochromatic black and white colorways to hit NSW spots this holiday season while all four pairs can already be pre-ordered via Tokyo’s atmos.
Nike Air Huarache "Varsity Red" & "Midnight Navy"
Though they would have been right at home as an Independence Day release, Nike Sportswear has crafted two patriotic, monochromatic editions of the tried-and-true Air Huarache. Marked by the use of premium leather overlays and a matching toe box — as opposed to the usual mesh — the designs come decked out in “Varsity Red” and “Midnight Navy” as the hues hit everything from the neoprene bootie and leather paneling to the air-cushioned midsole and TPU heel support wrap. Though sold out at Tokyo’s atmos, the two Huaraches should be touching down soon at additional NSW stockists across the globe.

MUSIC: Stalley – Glass Garage / Stro – Ghetto Girls Freestyle / Scion x Eddie Huang: Stories from Cam’ron & Vince Staples


MMG own Stalley is back with the release of his brand new visual for Glass Garage.


Eddie Huang took a few minutes out of his schedule to jump behind the wheel of our 2016 Scion iA, making a few rounds around Los Angeles to pick up a few special guests and chauffeur them to the Scion AV All-Purpose Show.

FASHION: uniform experiment x Alpha Industries 2015 Fall/Winter Leather MA-1 / FEIT 2015 Fall Hand Sewn Low & High Leather Collection / LG Urbane Luxe Smartwatch / Poler 2015 Fall/Winter Collection / TIMAI 2015 Fall/Winter "Kanto" Chukka Boot

uniform experiment x Alpha Industries 2015 Fall/Winter Leather MA-1
uniform experiment and Alpha Industries joins forces once again for a collaborative take on the timeless MA-1 jacket. Constructed out of a plush leather in three color variations, this premium take on the bomber features snap closures at the front, a small pocket on the arm and a vibrant orange inner lining. Available in black, navy and brown colorways, look to purchase this year’s uniform experiment x Alpha Industries leather MA-1 jacket at select retailers in the coming weeks.
FEIT 2015 Fall Hand Sewn Low & High Leather Collection
New York City-based luxury footwear brand FEIT welcomes rich brown “Cuoio” and “Black” colorways for its classic Hand Sewn Low and Hand Sewn High silhouettes for the upcoming fall season. The court sneaker models continue to be constructed with hand-sewn and handmade premium vegetable tanned leather that’s been dyed with natural pigments that will make for a beautiful patina over time and wear. Unlined raw edges and matching tonal laces and soles complete the look, while the black pairs sit atop a contrasting gum outsole. You can purchase the FEIT Hand Sewn Low & Highs online now for $540-580 USD. You can also check out FEIT’s all-white pair of Hand Sewn Semi Cordovans that dropped earlier this summer.
LG Urbane Luxe Smartwatch
LG has tapped REEDS Jewelers to help create its latest smartwatch, the aptly named Urbane Luxe. The premium, limited edition design boasts 23-karat gold — stronger and harder than the 24-karat gold of jewelry and heaver than the 18-karat gold typically employed by luxury timepieces — and the look of a classic mechanical watch. The release also marks the first time an electronics company has looked to compete with the most expensive versions of the Apple Watch. Priced at $1,200 USD and limited to just 500 individually numbered pieces, the Luxe version of LG’s flagship smartwatch will be available exclusively from REEDS Jewelers locations this September.
Poler 2015 Fall/Winter Collection
Known for its contemporary takes on classic outdoor gear, Poler continues to expand its horizons with a versatile collection for Fall/Winter 2015. This season, the Portland-based outfitter continues to bridge the gap between action sports and traditional outdoor activities, and its latest offering for “roamers and seekers” features goods that are both fun and functional, and equally suited for use in the city or in the wild. Among the highlights this season are pieces such as graphic print tees and pullover hoodies, plaid shirts, wool caps and backpacks like the Rucksack and Roamers Pack, while the inclusion of burner bags offers an easy fire-starter for camping enthusiasts.

TIMAI 2015 Fall/Winter "Kanto" Chukka Boot
As part of its footwear lineup for the fall, Japanese imprint TIMAI has released this black iteration of its Kanto chukka boot. The upper sports a blend of suede, neoprene and polyester, with a loose, adjustable, textured wool collar that can be secured around your ankle with a lace lock. An injection process-molded white sole unit provides ample cushioning, while an original cup insole ensures a stable ride. Available for 15,800 JPY, find the Kanto available for purchase online from the TIMAI webstore.

NEW MUSIC: Rick Ross – Foreclosures / Jeezy – God


Rick Ross returns with the drop of his latest track called Foreclosures produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

Jeezy is back once aagain with the drop of his latest single claled God produced by TM88 and Southside. This is the first single off his upcoming album yet-untitled album due out Friday, November 13.

RIDES: Kahn Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6x6 / "The Wishbones" by Deus Ex Machina

If the Defender has made a name for itself being unstoppable in all weather and terrain conditions, this conversion by Kahn Design should cement that reputation even further. The biggest change is the extra 31.5 inches in the rear to accommodate a third axle and extra gear, bringing the wheel count up to a formidable six. 15 inches have also been added in the front for the upgraded 430hp, 6.2-liter GM-sourced V8. Matching the vehicle’s imposing performance is the “Volcanic Rock Satin” paint job, contrasted with an interior of custom red leather heated front seats and matching upholstery with Harris Tweed trim. See the detailed specifications of the Flying Huntsman here.
"The Wishbones" by Deus Ex Machina
The newest model put forth by Deus Ex Machina is a custom Kawasaki W650 that’s been beautifully reworked as a lighter, all-terrain bike with a street-focused design and raised, adjustable suspension. “The Wishbones” is a great vehicle on or off road, and has been outfitted with Tomaselli motor cross bars for an old school feel, a blacked out motor, Velona digital speedos, a powder-coated wheel-set, Bates-style headlights, a braided brake line, hand-rolled alloy fenders, a straight-through custom cone muffler, custom black Icon rear shock units, and an original factory Kawasaki W800 seat. A high temperature black paint job, chrome accents, and a black powder coat finish off the look for a job well done that reaffirms Deus once more as Australia’s finest custom motorcycle design house. “The Wishbones” is now available for delivery within the Sydney area. Inquiries can be made here.

TRAVEL: Panorama House by Ajay Sonar/ Olafur Eliasson's Cirkelbroen Installation Opens in Copenhagen/ Incredible Aeriel Footage of Surfers in Teahupo'o

Situated in Maharashtra, India, the Panorama House is designed by architect Ajay Sonar and spans a plot of 400 square meters with views of an idyllic pastoral scene, framed by the Sahyadri mountain range in the background. Taking inspiration from seminal mid-century architect Mies van der Rohe, the Panorama House employs his philosophy of blurring the delineation between the interior and exterior, hence the open layout of the structure made possible by the lack of neighbors. Consisting of what is essentially a viewing platform suspended by a smaller volume underneath, the house uses pigmented concrete to better blend in with the landscape, maintaining a stark, minimalist aesthetic throughout.
Source: Selectism
Olafur Eliasson's Cirkelbroen Installation Opens in Copenhagen
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has officially opened the highly anticipated Cirkelbroen bridge installation in Copenhagen to public use. Crossing the city’s Christianshavn canal, it has since seen over 7,000 visitors as “it provides proximity to the water and encourages users to slow down a little and take a break” explains Eliasson. Inspired by the form of ship masts, the installation is testimony to Copenhagen’s nautical heritage and is constructed from five circular platforms with intricate, red metal grid work surrounding the barriers of each compartment and thick wire cabling extending up from the base towards the peaks of each mast. The installation was a gift from the Nordea Foundation to the city of Copenhagen and is now readily open to connect two sides of the city in a more efficient manner. Head directly to Nordea Foundation’s official website for more information on Olafur Eliasson’s latest project.
Incredible Aeriel Footage of Surfers in Teahupo'o
In a new clip by the SURFING Magazine titled Teahupo’o: Du Ciel, we are treated to a never before seen ariel compilation of the infamous French Polynesia surf destination renowned for its break and glass-like waves. Calling on a drone to carry out the majority of the filming, the clip shows surfers and boats scaling the massive waves in and around a truly picturesque setting that gives some perspective to the power of such sporting destinations. Filmed by Brent Bielmann and life-long Hawaii native Eric Sterman,

KICKS: BornxRaised x Reebok Classic Leather Release / size? x Reebok "Pastels Part 2" Pack / Three New Nike Flyknit Air Max Colorways / adidas Originals "U.S. Open" Pack

BornxRaised x Reebok Classic Leather Release
Los Angeles label BornxRaised is set to release its own iteration of the Classic Leather silhouette from Reebok. This marks the first collaboration for the brand, with the low top trainer set to drop in three colorways, including navy and brown, white and brown, and black and grey. Each pair will feature premium leather uppers juxtaposed against a contrasting leather heel and gum outer sole. The kicks also evidence subtle branding with the BornxRaised logo appearing on the tongue tag as well as the outer sole. The BornxRaised x Reebok Classic Leather release will be available from September 1 and each pair will retail for $140 USD.
size? x Reebok "Pastels Part 2" Pack
Reebok has partnered with UK shop Size? once again for another special sneaker pack that offers two silhouettes in a delightful pastel color palette. Appropriately dubbed “Pastels Part 2,” this collaboration is comprised of the Reebok Workout and the Reebok Classic Leather in baby blue or light pink colorway with matching tonal laces and gum soles. The size? x Reebok “Pastels Part 2″ pack will be released September 4 both in-store and online at size?.
Three New Nike Flyknit Air Max Colorways
Nike has announced three new colorways for the Flyknit Air Max silhouette. The shoe that is renowned for its form-fitting upper and cushioned sole presents two offerings for the guys and one for the ladies. First the heathered black and grey Flyknit is an understated, multipurpose release while the bright crimson and black release is more of a statement shoe that is broken up by black detailing in the laces and Nike Swoosh. The bright pink and red mix is targeted towards the female Flyknit fans, with a eye-catching aqua inner lining and branding on the tongue. All colorways are retailing for $195 USD and can be purchased here.
adidas Originals "U.S. Open" Pack
Lest we forget, adidas’ Stan Smith silhouette is one of the most successful transitions from on-court to off-court style in history. Here adidas Originals celebrates its tennis heritage ahead of America’s biggest court tournament, breaking out the Stan Smith and the modern classic ZX Flux for the “U.S. Open” pack. The shoe that started it all here gets the championship treatment, outfitted with pristine white leather and detailed with orange felt at the heel counter. Elsewhere, the ZX Flux arrives in both grey and red colorways, both of which have been treated with a custom hand-printed dyeing process that makes each pair unique; this technique mirrors the performance pieces adidas Tennis athletes will wear on-court. Arriving in very limited quantities only at select flagships and Originals retailers, pick up the “U.S. Open” pack beginning August 28.

FILM: Trailer: The Hateful Eight / Trailer: Concussion / Trailer: Rock the Kasbah


In Select Theaters on Christmas Day & Everywhere On January 8th, 2016

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride, the film sees a blend of high-tempo action blended with Murray’s usual dry wit. Check out the trailer above and keep an eye out for Rock the Kasbah, hitting theaters on October 23.

Andy Warhol Polaroids Book / Rawman 3000 Portable Vinyl Player Lets You Enjoy Old School Records On the Go

Regarded as a “relentless chronicler of life and its encounters,” Andy Warhol carried a polaroid camera with him from the late 1950s through to his untimely death some 37 years later. Created in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, Taschen has compiled a 560 page edition featuring hundreds of instant pictures remembering the friends, lovers, famous figures, obscure encounters and the fashion experienced throughout his life. “Often raw and impromptu,” Warhol’s photography portraits celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson, Yves Saint Laurent, PelĂ© and Debbie Harry offering a unique retrospective look at his life and a better understanding of one of the world’s most prolific Pop Art icons. “Polaroids” is now available from Taschen in more than 6 languages for roughly $83.

Rawman 3000 portable vinyl player concept. Designed in 12-inch, 10-inch, and 7-inch editions, the colorful Rawman comes equipped with old school stereo headphones, a Smartcard, antenna for Bluetooth connection, carrying strap, and USB port.

To further explore what the Rawman 3000 concept would offer, head on over to Rocket & Wink.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Balmain's Olivier Rousteing and J.Lo Talk Fashion, Race and Pop Culture

At just 29 years of age, Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is heralded for his sexy, feminine and edgy designs. The French fashion designer has been at the helm of the luxury brand for four years now, and has already worked with muses like Rihanna. At 46 years of age, Lopez is facing a year of preparations for her upcoming residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, slated for 2016. The two friends sat down with PAPER Mag in the Hamptons (and graced the September issue cover) to talk their opinions in topics of fashion, race, feminism and pop culture. Excerpts of the interview can be found below. You can read the rest of the article here.

LUXURY FASHION: Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Gucci" / IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher / Stone Island Mussola Gommata Jacket

Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Gucci"
Gucci has put a stop Nike’s luxury brand-inspired footwear before — including last year’s Black Sheep collaboration, which never saw the light of day — but that apparently isn’t holding NSW back from dropping a “Gucci” edition of the Air Foamposite Pro. Featuring a Black/Gym Red-Green Metallic Gold colorway, the design comes decked out in black Foamposite, pairing the upper with a matching jewel Swoosh and gum rubber outsole as Gucci’s signature red and green hit the likes of the lining, pull tabs and embroidered branding. Barring any legal trouble, the “Gucci” edition of the Foamposite Pro is set to hit spots like Rock City Kicks September 4 for $230 USD.
IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Monopusher
Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC returns to our pages with the second installment of its hand-wound Portofino collection. Here the brand expands on the minimalist aesthetics set out by January’s release, adding complexity to the timepiece without sacrificing a clean look. Underneath the hood is a 59360 calibre movement that helps propel the two subdials (for second and hour stopwatches, respectively). What’s more, the watch boasts an 8-day, 192 hour power reserve, which is indicated by a dedicated dial at the sides. All this is encapsulated in a pure 18-carat gold body, complemented by a custom Santoni alligator strap. Pick up this release from an IWC near you now.
Stone Island Mussola Gommata Jacket
Stone Island presents a new addition to its 2015 fall/winter lineup in the form of the Mussola Gommata jacket. Renowned for its innovative use of fabrics and dyes, the Italian brand has crafted this immaculate outerwear piece from the namesake fabric that is exclusively produced in-house. The light cotton muslin fabric has been laminated into a transparent polyurethane film giving the jacket a matte-like texture, while the oval sheepskin collar adds a touch of Italian flair. Rendered in a ever-stylish olive colorway, purchase the Stone Island Mussola Gommata Jacket at select retailers including Aphrodite for £595 GBP (approximately $918 USD).