Thursday, December 14, 2017

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FRESH STYLE: GUCCI

Gucci Dapper Dan Harlem Atelier Store Tailoring
Gucci Dapper Dan Harlem Atelier Store Tailoring
Gucci Dapper Dan Harlem Atelier Store Tailoring
Earlier this year, Gucci came under fire for allegedly plagiarising Dapper Dan for the Italian label’s Spring/Summer 2018 Resort collection. Not only did Gucci go on to confirm that the Harlem-based designer and bootlegger was an influence, the brand also announced that there would be a Fall/Winter 2018 collaboration between the two, with Dapper Dan going on to front the label’s Fall/Winter 2017 Men’s Tailoring campaign.

In another joint move, Gucci also announced that it would work with Dapper Dan to reopen his Harlem atelier. The new 4,700 sq. foot space is set to feature Gucci fabrics, prints, embroidered patches and hardware, allowing Dapper Dan to use the label’s materials for his own designs. The space comprises of a ground-level storefront, with a parlour floor above as well as a production area. The atelier’s also comes with a luxe decor, with vintage furniture, red wall panels, studded velvet screens and photographs from Dapper Dan’s past.

Dapper Dan is set to start taking bookings for the space in January 2018. In other fashion news, a retrospective exhibition curated by the late Azzedine Alaïa is set to take place in London.
Frankie Collective Vintage Rework Gucci Mini Backpack adidas Nike Umbro Kappa Bucket Hat Fanny Pack Bag Accessories
Frankie Collective Vintage Rework Gucci Mini Backpack adidas Nike Umbro Kappa Bucket Hat Fanny Pack Bag Accessories
Gucci GG Jacquard Wool Cardigan
Subtlety is not in Gucci‘s vocabulary. Alessandro Michele made it a mission to guide the brand to a whimsical and elaborate place.
Ending the year is a GG Jacquard Wool Cardigan that debuted in the Resort 2018 collection. The logo cover is completed by gold trim and pearl-like buttons. It’s no ugly Christmas sweater but the mood is the same.
Pick up the $1500 USD sweater at Gucci stockists like mytheresa.com now.
Gucci embellished cat logo print hoodie sweatshirt
We were obsessed with Gucci’s embellished cat T-shirt when it released, but now the temperature has dropped, it’s officially sweater-weather. So it seems like a purrfect coincidence that Gucci has also unveiled this cute kitty in the form of an oversized hoodie.
This 100 per-cent cotton hoodie arrives in an off-white, ivory tone and features Gucci’s iconic logo emblazoned in trademark gold, green and red across the chest. The glitzy cat really steals the show, however, as it’s fully embellished in sequins that glimmer in the light. Rounding off this cozy-luxe look is a drawstring hood, kangaroo pocket, dropped shoulders and ribbed trims.
You can cop this extravagant hoodie at retailers like Harvey Nichols for £1100 GBP (approx. $1466 USD).
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Alessandro Michele Lookbook
Gucci‘s Pre-Fall 2018 collection is ambitious and dreamy. The colorful garments meshed with the iconic brand logo makes for a picturesque lookbook.

Creative director Alessandro Michele‘s vibrant imagination brings the looks to life, while Rome serves as the perfect backdrop. The Italian capital was selected as the shoot location by Michele and Gucci to pay homage to films crafted by director Dario Argento. The collection takes Gucci fans on a journey through eccentric outerwear, printed two-piece sets and practical accessories. A standout item is the rainbow-hued socks that adorn almost every look, appearing in tan, blue, red and more colors. Also styled with the gaudy clothing are diamond-adorned headbands and numerous Gucci x Major League Baseball caps. Materials used widely throughout the collection are knit, silk and wool.

The brand’s logo effortlessly takes center stage more than once, with over-the-knee boots featuring an all-over print in brown and red. This season, Michele isn’t afraid to experiment with mixing textures or colors to create street style-worthy outfits.

PHOTOGRAPHY / FASHION / FILM / MUSIC

Carhartt WIP Dennis Mcgrath Photography Skate Exhibition WAG Gallery Tokyo Street
Carhartt WIP Dennis Mcgrath Photography Skate Exhibition WAG Gallery Tokyo Street
Carhartt WIP Dennis Mcgrath Photography Skate Exhibition WAG Gallery Tokyo Street
Carhartt WIP Dennis Mcgrath Photography Skate Exhibition WAG Gallery Tokyo Street
Iconic photographer and pro skater Dennis McGrath has teamed up with Carhartt WIP to launch an upcoming photo exhibit in Tokyo, Japan. Titled “What’s Up with the Hoods Out in Astoria?,” the showcase will display McGrath’s monochromatic visuals of everyday life in New York City back in the 1990s. More precisely, images of local skaters, graffiti-ridden backdrops, and other candid sequences captured from his perspective are highlighted in the show. Collectively, exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase at the event.

“What’s Up with the Hoods Out in Astoria?” is set to launch this December 15 up until the 17th at WAG Gallery.

WAG Gallery
4-26-28 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
BAPE Tiger Shark Reflector Hoodie Jacket Hong Kong Store December 2017
Earlier last month, we took a look at BAPE’s Tiger Shark-rich fall/winter collection, which saw the statement print land on a wide array of pullovers, jackets, trousers, and accessories. And now, the streetwear mainstay’s Hong Kong outpost recently took to Instagram — posting a new activewear-inspired item bearing the signature print motif.

A reflector hoodie jacket, available in both, core white and grey iterations, has recently surfaced — featuring the famed caricature print on the rear side of the hood. Ideal for late night runs, the new design is now up for grabs at BAPE’s Hong Kong location.

Deadpool 2 Artwork Ryan Reynolds Josh Brolin Cable Marvel Michelangelo The Creation of Adam Art Poster
The latest artwork for Deadpool 2 is out now and it’s as irreverent as you’d expect. Unveiled on Ryan Reynold’s Instagram, complete with the caption “Some might call this creation a masterpiece, but to me it’s just well hung art to be shared with the world,” the latest promo for the new Marvel film shows Josh Brolin’s Cable alongside Pool.

The picture is clearly a play on Michelangelo’s iconic The Creation of Adam painting, which is part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Previously, another promo poster for the film was also inspired by a classic artwork, with Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want receiving the parody treatment. Deadpool 2 is still a long way away, with a release date confirmed for June 1, 2018.

In the meantime, you can watch Ryan Reynolds parody Bob Ross in a video teaser for the film.
Prince Unreleased Black Album ultra Rare Three Copies Vinyl 1987 Warner Bros 15000 music sold selling auction
Rare vinyl copies of Prince‘s unreleased Black Album have surfaced posthumously. Deemed “evil,” the enigmatic Prince ordered Warner Bros. to eliminate all 500,000 copies. Eventually in ‘94 the record was able to be sold for a limited release with no vinyls allowed to be pressed. Only three copies of the vinyl have existed thus making it, as Jeff Gold, ex-Warner Bros Vice President, says, “…easily one of the rarest records in the world.”

Serendipitously, an associate of Jeff found five copies hidden away while looking for records to give to his daughter. Once he was able to contact Jeff, they both realized that they were sitting on authentic copies of the infamous album. Jeff was sent three copies to sell for $15,000 USD, while his friend will keep one and auction the other next year.

If you’re in the market for some recherché Prince or want more information, head over to Jeff’s website.


WINTER TIME FRESH:

TEMPLA 2017 2018 fall winter collection outerwear coats jackets bubble down urban alpine street slope ski leather Primaloft barneys
TEMPLA 2017 2018 fall winter collection outerwear coats jackets bubble down urban alpine street slope ski leather Primaloft barneys
TEMPLA 2017 2018 fall winter collection outerwear coats jackets bubble down urban alpine street slope ski leather Primaloft barneys
TEMPLA 2017 2018 fall winter collection outerwear coats jackets bubble down urban alpine street slope ski leather Primaloft barneys
TEMPLA challenges the perception of traditional cold performance garments through it’s unique blending of alpine sports and urban outerwear aesthetics. The approach lies with providing deftly crafted pieces that have been meticulously designed with innovative and technologically sound materials able to withstand the most extreme alpine conditions, while still encompassing fashionable sensibilities.

“Designed with its signature minimalist avant-garde sensibility,” the “Alpine Outerwear” offers a line of pieces built to handle and perform in the coldest of weather. Its “Urban Outerwear” comes designed with the same attention to detail, using waterproofed leather, down, and PRIMALOFT® to make unique puffer jackets and coats that transition from the slopes to the streets.

The first edition collection is now available at Barneys with prices for the alpine and urban outerwear ranging from $1,400 to $3,000 USD, and compression and urban active apparel ranging from $280 to $950 USD.
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
The Simpsons atmos LAB Collaboration Hoodie T Shirt Sweatshirt 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Bart Homer Krusty
atmos LAB keeps the high-profile collaborations coming. After paying tribute to Coca-Cola and an iconic Star Wars villain, atmos LAB honors one of television’s most beloved and longest-running programs.

Honoring The Simpsons, atmos LAB has put together a collaborative collection that features the ATMOS LAB TOKYO branding — in different colors on each product — alongside shots of some of the show’s household-name characters. Specifically, Krusty the Clown, Homer and Bart Simpson are represented on atmos LAB’s latest run of tees, each item featuring a different scenario. The atmos LAB and Simpsons collaboration is also a unisex offering, and includes several different styles.

You can take a look at The Simpsons x atmos LAB T-shirt collaboration above, while the tees will hit atmos and Sports Lab by atmos this Saturday, December 16.

MUSIC & FASHION NEWS

What Men Wanted to Wear in 2017 Lyst List Drake Stone Island Collaboration Romper Romphim Cardholder Sweatpant Streetwear Palace Supreme Champion Yeezy Jeans straight skinny leg pink color outdoors the north face patagonia gucci balenciaga vetements nike adidas
Another influx of data from global fashion search platform Lyst informs the state of menswear on the site in 2017. The aggregator compiles global results, revealing information that goes beyond the year’s fashion trends.

Outdoors brands were the hottest commodity of the year, with Patagonia and The North Face topping the list of the 5 most desirable men’s clothing labels in the world — the former label saw over 20 million searches on Lyst. Meanwhile Palace was in the top 3 fastest growing menswear labels, highlighting the desirability of the top skatewear labels, which saw a combined search growth of 340%. Elsewhere, different markets went for disparate denim silhouettes — America went for the straight leg, while the UK stuck with skinnies. YEEZY, Champion, and Supreme kept sweatpants in demand, with 104% growth in searches, while logomania saw an increase in demand for the aforementioned labels, along with Balenciaga, Gucci and Vetements. Drake almost singlehandedly fueled the desire for Stone Island — Lyst saw 12,000 searches for the brand in March, after the rapper wore the label’s cargo pants.

Check out the complete breakdown below, and look to more year-end wrap-ups from TIME’s Person of the Year, Google’s Year in Search and Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year.

1. Men​ ​took​ ​things​ ​outside with Patagonia and The North Face.
2. Streetwear​ ​went​ ​mainstream.
3. Cycling​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​growth​ ​in​ ​sports​ ​clothing.
4. Pink​ ​was​ ​the​ ​color​ ​that​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​most​ ​movement.
5. Straight​ ​leg​ ​jeans​ ​grew​ ​in​ ​popularity​ ​in​ ​the​ ​U.S​. ​while​ ​it​ ​was​ ​skinny​ ​jeans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​UK.
6. Sweat​​pants​ ​were​ ​worn​ ​everywhere.
7. Cardholders​ ​were​ ​the​ ​accessory​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year.
8. Logos​ ​continued​ ​to​ ​grow.
9. Cargo pants were back.
10. Rompergate​ ​gained​ ​global​ ​attention.
11. It​ ​was​ ​the​ ​year​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sneaker​ ​collab.
Supreme Spalding Basketball Grailed 1996 Collaboration Red Collector Item
Although all eyes are on Supreme’s latest Fender drop, the brand has released many other impossibly rare collaborations with global brands over its lifetime. For instance, an incredibly hard-to-find Spalding collaboration released by Supreme over 20 years ago recently appeared on Grailed with an extravagantly high price tag.

Debuting in 1996, this basketball is reportedly only 1 of 70 balls in the world, with the others hidden away in the homes of private collectors. Unlike last year’s white basketball release, which featured art from Mark Gonzales, this item is suited up in Supreme’s iconic red, with white stripes yellowed by time. The brand’s logo is embossed front and center, while the rear features a tonal Spalding logo and slogans like “EACH ONE TEACH ONE” and “WORLD FAMOUS TEAM” dressed in silver.

Check out the ball’s listing on Grailed for more information, which includes photos of the included display case. Meanwhile, London heads hit today’s Supreme drop in style.
The Fashion Law Biggest Lawsuits 2017 Amazon Kering Louis Vuitton Alibaba forever 21 gucci puma rihanna lularoe adidas three stripes sexual abuse bruce weber model oscar de la renta caroline herrera my other bag
Companies like Pantone and Merriam-Webster are wrapping up 2017 with year-end lists, and The Fashion Law joins in with a rundown of the year’s most notable lawsuits. Ranging from Forever 21‘s many squabbles, to sexual abuse allegations, the year was rife with controversy.

Louis Vuitton‘s clash with independent label My Other Bag takes the top spot, with courts siding with the smaller brand in an argument over copyright law, which prompted the fashion giant to file with the Supreme Court and get denied an appeal. The sexual abuse allegations against photographer Bruce Weber take number 3, while Forever 21’s battles with adidas, Gucci, and Puma take the fifth, sixth and seventh spots, respectively — interestingly, the suit with Gucci takes the form of a tit-for-tat challenge, with the rip-off-happy retailer taking Gucci to court over copyright allegations, as opposed to the other way around. Finally, an allegation over Amazon’s misleading advertisements and a skirmish between mega-retailers Amazon and Alibaba round out the list.

Check out the list below and read about each case on The Fashion Law’s site.

1. Supreme Court Denies Louis Vuitton’s Appeal Over “Parody” Tote Bags.
2. Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta Quietly Settle Designer Legal Dispute.
3. Male Model Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Bruce Weber.
4. How LuLaRoe Went from a $1 Billion Business to a Magnet for Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits.
5. Forever 21 Sues Trademark “Bully” adidas, Says “Enough is Enough.”
6. Forever 21 Slaps Gucci with Strongly-Worded Trademark Lawsuit.
7. Puma Files Patent, Copyright, Trade Dress Suit Against Forever 21 Over Rihanna Shoes.
8. New Ruling in Beyoncé Photo Case Poses Potential Risks for Websites.
9. Amazon is Tricking Consumers with its “Ships from and sold by Amazon” Label, Per New Suit.
10. Kering, Alibaba Settle Counterfeiting Lawsuit … Again. But Will it Stick?
Future Rocko A1 Records Epic Records
With news having been reported back in 2016 that A1 Recordings boss Rocko was suing Future for breach of contract, it now looks like the two have settled the lengthy dispute. After nearly 18 months of legal proceedings, the settlement reportedly has Future handing over a seven-figure sum to his former collaborator — although no official figure has yet been revealed.

The lawsuit hinges on Rocko’s claim of signing Future five years ago to a six-album deal and the rapper’s subsequent signing to Epic Records — reportedly worth several million dollars in advances — with the label boss now claiming to be owed 25% of Future’s signing payouts and 20% of profits from endorsements and concerts.

Elsewhere, it’s not all bad news for future, having recently released a new video for his track with N.E.R.D.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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FRESH KICKS: JORDAN / ADIDAS / NIKE

Pharrell Williams adidas Originals Hu NMD Mint Green
Pharrell Williams adidas Originals Hu NMD Mint Green
Pharrell Williams adidas Originals Hu NMD Mint Green
Pharrell Williams adidas Originals Hu NMD Mint Green
New Jersey-based sneaker boutique Soled Out recently shared its rare version of the highly coveted Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Hu NMD sneaker.

Detailing on the low-top kicks include a mint green upper, a black cage overlay and a clean white BOOST sole. Standing out on the upper portion are the Chinese characters of the word ”humanity.” On the heel of the sneakers, we see co-branding details, a colorful adidas Trefoil and the yellow Pharrell Williams logo.

Pricing out at $12,000 USD, the silhouette is one of two in the world in a size nine. Check out Soled Out’s web store for more details.
Gatorade Air Jordan 6 Like Mike Closer Look 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Sneakers Shoes Footwear Overkill Berlin
Gatorade Air Jordan 6 Like Mike Closer Look 2017 December 16 Release Date Info Sneakers Shoes Footwear Overkill Berlin
Jordan Brand first revealed its Gatorade collection revamp back in November and now, 26 years later, the shoe will be dropping once again. Jordan’s adverts first dropped back in 1991 with the catchphrase “Be Like Mike,” telling viewers to channel their inner Jordan. The above shoe is one of the things that arose from the adverts, playing with the silhouette of the Air Jordan 6 by twisting and turning the panels while using a white and orange colorway with green accents.

The Gatorade x Air Jordan 6 will be available from select retailers such as OVERKILL starting on December 16 for $190 USD. Also be sure to check out the winter-ready Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG.
adidas Originals Samba OG Gum Pack Black Gum White Gum Release Info Date Drops
adidas Originals‘s classic Samba OG model is back with a few upgrades. The latest “Gum” Pack features the model in two colorway options welcoming black or white uppers. Each model sits atop a gum sole unit. Nubuck coats the respective uppers while suede is placed around the toe box. The Three Stripes also adds synthetic leather to its logo, lining and heel tab.

Take a look at the models above and let us know your thoughts. The adidas Originals Samba OG “Gum” Pack is currently available for $99 USD each via select adidas Originals retailers such as Sneaker Politics.
Eminem Air Jordan 4 Retro Rumor 2017 2018 Release Date Info Sneakers Shoes Footwear Collaboration Blue Black Red White Detroit Nike Rumors Revival Encore
According to some industry scuttlebutt, Eminem and Jordan Brand‘s ultra-rare Jordan 4 Encore may be making a return.

The sneaker originally released back in 2004, commemorating the rapper’s 2004 Encore album release. Its album cover featured Em donning a blue suit, reflected in the Jordan 4’s blue nubuck upper. Currently only available at Stadium Goods in a size 9 for a whopping $69,000 USD, the shoe is indisputably one of the most valuable Jordans out there. Late yesterday, jordanmagazine took to Instagram to tease a photo of a possible new edition of the sneaker, due “End of 2017.” This would indeed coincide with Eminem’s forthcoming Revival album and a selection of limited goods is already supplementing the release.

Jordan Brand and Eminem have been tight-lipped on the retro, if it’s even real. What do you think? Is it plausible that the shoe will make a return? Stay tuned as we’ll report on the info as it arrives. In related leak news, an industry insider claims that Em will be touring in 2018.
Nike Air VaporMax OG Red Grey Black Colorway
Nike Air VaporMax OG Red Grey Black Colorway
Back in October, we got a sneak peek at a familiar looking color-scheme on Nike’s latest Air VaporMax, and now we’ve got the full details. The upcoming iteration, dressed in grey, red and black, pays heed to one of the model’s inaugural colorways and is set to launch in early 2018.

The revamped look of one of 2017’s hottest kicks sees the Flyknit upper wrapped in a dark grey, while the Nike Swoosh — that adorns the medial sides — arrives in a “Varsity Red.” Red also hits the tongue and heel branding with black detailing — found across the upper — finishing off the body. The entire silhouette rests atop a blacked out VaporMax sole unit. This latest model — which is part of Nike’s Heritage Collection, that is honoring old-school Air Max colorways — will be available at select Nike retailers and online for $190 USD.
Gatorade Air Jordan 1 Grape Collaboration Purple 2017 December 26 Release Date Info Sneakers Shoes Footwear
The Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ushers in another iteration boasting purple coloring throughout its entire upper. Dubbed “Grape,” the colorway follows the collection’s “Blue Lagoon,” “Lemon Lime” and “Orange Peel” iterations as they all hold special nods to notable Gatorade flavors.

Alongside the others, this drop honors the original “Like Mike” campaign from 1991 thanks to subtle detailing such as a special hang tag, lightning logo on each lateral heel, ”Like Mike” box and more. The sneaker is presented with premium leather throughout and is expected to retail for $175 USD.

The Gatorade x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Grape” is scheduled for a December 26 drop and will be available at select Jordan Brand retailers. You can also take a look at the Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 32 Low which will also be a part of Jordan Brand’s “Like Mike” Collection here.