June 30, 2008

Rogue Status Women's Collection

Rogue Status has finally released their first women's collection. The same energy and graphic style from the men's collection is apparent in the first women's collection as well. Strong messages adn graphics can be found in this first line-up.

Nike BMX Pack Launch Party

The crew from The Hundreds were on hand as anticipation of the Nike SB BMX launch pack reached full heights. In celebration, Brooklyn Projects threw a launch party. Apart from The Hundreds, Dave Ortiz and Nike's Sandy Bodeker were in attendance. The SB stamp on BMX seems like it may be a huge boon to the sport, as will its inclusion in the Olympics.

Altamont Artist Series T-Shirts | Neckface/FOS/Rickey Powell & More

Altamont, the brand created by Mark Foster, Patrick O'Dell and Andrew Reynolds, presents a strong line-up of artist collaboration t-shirts. They got together with FOS, Rickey Powell, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, J.Lorenzi, French and Neckface.

Source: Highsnobriety

Nike Blazer High x Dave's Quality Meat | Grey/Purple

After previously presenting you the black and lavender colorways of the Nike Blazer High x Dave's Quality Meat, we show you the third and last colorway today. This time it comes in a grey colorway with purple accents. Once again they used the safari print all-over the sneaker and added some gold details on the back heel, while keeping the midsole clean in all white. Via Sneakernews.

This colorway will be released at Dave's Quality Meat on July 12th.

You Know What I Got This Summer By Hiroshi Fujiwara

Yet another interesting feature has been released on Honeyee - You Know What I Got This Summer. Hiroshi Fujiwara presents the latest items in his wardrobe. Interesting unreleased items from Nike (Fragment Design Tennis Classic and NSW Parka) as well as Core Jewels x Fragment Design bracelets, made it into the selection.

Kiks TYO x Pete Rock | NY's Finest T-Shirts

To commemorate the Japan release of Pete Rock's "NY's Finest" album, his first studio album release since 2004, Japanese label Kiks TYO made some t-shirts. They come in two colorways and are available now.

Source: Highsnobriety

Kiks TYO x Black Flys Sunglasses

Here is another collaborative project by Kiks TYO. For this project, the Japanese label got together with Black Flys on some space sunglasses. This is certainly an interesting collaboration.

Sneaker Freaker Shark Woolies

Matching the most recent release of the Sneaker Freaker x Puma "Blazer Of Glory", they have now also released beanies and scarfs. Yep, it is the middle of the summer for us as well, but for the Sneaker Freaker folks from Australia, these accessories come at the right time.

The set is now available at Provider.

BBC/Ice Cream F/W '08 / Season 7 Lookbook

You have been seeing previews of BBC/Ice Cream Fall/Winter '08 clothing. Today we present you selections of the Season 7 lookbook. Pharrell, Nigo, and the entire N.E.R.D. line-up are rocking the new outfits of the coming season.

They are bringing some really nice pieces in this line including a black bow-tie parka and some new footwear. This season they will also be introducing new footwear like a Red Wing like boot that will be dropping in several colorways as well as a new Ice Cream sneaker which resembles a Sk8 High.

Reebok Dual Running Pump "MLB All-Stars" pack

Here you see the Reebok Dual Running Pump "MLB All-Stars" pack. This pack consists of two sneakers, one in Yankees colors and the other in Mets colors. The feature embroidered stripes on the uppers and a logo of each team on the heels.

Only 150 pairs of each will be for sale at 5 select NYC boutiques starting July 11th.

Bread Denim

LA-based Bread's Denim has the high-end appearance crossed with detailed denim. They provide seven varieties, which are named after things like personality traits, a cherished actor, iconic musicians, and Dave Navarro. Because you do understand "colors", Bread offers a variety of washes, including newcomers like the blue/gray Artesia, which pops with a greenish tint; the 702 (light blue with even lighter whiskering); and 1951, a washed-out blue that screams "I've owned these jeans for 57 years!"

Check all the rockin' denim styles HERE

The T-Shirt Gang Debut

We were recently introduced to the styles of "The T-Shirt Gang" whose debut of their new streetwear tees consists of 7 t-shirts based on financial empowerment themes. Each shirt is produced in limited quantities and the stock wont last.

This label got their start before actually making their lines known. They ran an online T-Shirt magazine for some time which gave them a better understanding of the clothing industry and allowed them to take the jump from reporting about the fashion world to being an active part in the fashion industry. They represent the realest of the real. Cavalier individuals with confidence, money making mentality, and plans to take over the world.

T-shirt Gang tees can be bought individually or as deluxe packages. The T-Shirt Gang Deluxe Package represents our image and lifestyle. The package includes a T-Shirt Gang t-shirt, a collectible billion dollar bill, and a pair of aviator sunglasses. Each piece of the package was carefully chosen to coincide with the T-Shirt Gang lifestyle.

Check out their lookbook Check out their Lookbook Here!

June 29, 2008

UNDFTD x Gents of Desire x Nike - Solid Gold Tee

UNDFTD in Los Angeles has had an on going collaboration billboard project with Nike and various artists and brands, the newest collaborator to be a part of the billboard project is, Gents of Desire, and to celebrate the new billboard UNDFTD has released a three way collaboration t-shirt in Black and Metallic Gold with a new logo on the front of the shirt and “Solid Gold” written in Old English font on the back. Available now at UNDFTD LA and the UNDFTD e-store.

Crooks & Castles x Mosley Tribes - The Castellano

The much hyped collaboration between Crooks & Castles and Mosley Tribes will finally be released this week. The sunglasses are entitled, The Castellano, and have been worn by the likes’ of Jay-Z and Lamar Odom all over Los Angeles. Now these sunglasses will finally be making their debut this Wednesday at the Crooks & Castles’ flagship store on Fairfax. In addition to the release of the sunglasses, the Crooks and Mosley Tribes’ family will be hosting an event to celebrate the collaboration at Green Door featuring Clinton Sparks.

Emerica x Ed Templeton

Not long ago we presented you the Emerica x Fingercroxx x Ed Templeton collaboration collection, which consisted of two sneakers, matching caps and t-shirts. Here we give you a look at a direct collaboration of the skate brand and the artist. Again he worked on two sneakers, one coming with his graphics, the other one featuring a photo print all-over. Both come with custom tags and inner soles.

Both sneakers are now available at Ripe.

Source: Highsnobriety

June 28, 2008

PUMA Mid x Atmos x Mitsuaki Iwago

For the past while, you have been seenig the PUMA x Atoms x Mitsuaki Iwago - Endangered Species Collection, Polar Pack. Today we bring you the PUMA X Atmost PUMA Mid Macaroni Penguin. The colorway of this PUMA Mid draws direct inspiration from the Macaroni Penguin of the Antartic, which is a vulnerable beast who is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. The biggest feature is the collar of the shoe that represents the Penguin's head feathers. The shoe comes with three sets of colored laces and has Atmos "A" on the lace tips and heel.

Each shoe featured in the collection holds the unique characteristics of a specific animal, and features Mr. Iwago's photography on the removable insole. The name of the habitat of each animal is on the reverse tongue and the outsole in both English and Japanese. The shoes were created in hopes of bringing attention to our impact on these endangered animals.

Pics: Freshnessmag

Jordan MotorSports Garage

Often overshadowed by Michael Jordan’s two obvious loves of basketball and baseball, following his retirement he explored one of his less often talked about hobbies of motor sports which led to the creation of his own motorcycle racing team. In a recent tour, Nick of sneaker publication Sole Collector had the good fortune of touring the Jordan MotorSports Garage compound which encompassed not only bikes but some of the equipment worn by the riders with full out Jordan references.

Source: The B.O.P

Comme des Garcons X Louis Vuitton

Fans of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton and fashion rebel Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons can expect an extraordinary collaboration coming up. The two will open a joint Tokyo store in September that will last for a period of three months.

According to Yves Carcelle, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, the project will be a fine way to celebrate 30 years since the French brand first opened in Tokyo. Carcelle also added that Marc Jacobs, artistic director of Louis Vuitton, admired Comme des Garçons and was an enthusiastic supporter of the idea of a joint venture.

Source: The Moment

Undefeated Billboard "Mix Master Spade" By Gents Of Desire

The Undefeated Billboard Project in collaboration with Nike has gotten an update for the 20th time. Gents Of Desire have worked on the billboard and dedicated it to Mix Master Spade.

Ransom Fall/WInter '08 Lookbook pt 2

We had previously given you a look at some extracts of the Ransom Fall/Winter '08 lookbook. We bring to you some more previews of the new Ransom collection, which will be hitting stores in the end of the summer.

In these previews you see the quilted shirts, bags, and some stand-out jackets. Ransom is starting to become a very solid brand with a full collection.

Spirit Of Boneyards | Terminator High Pack & More

The Stussy x Neighborhood Boneyards line has been getting a lot of mention lately. This past weekend was its first release of products which has given the line a remarkable amount of attention. Now Honeyee has released the "Spirit Of Boneyards" feature, in which the more interesting product of the collection is shown, including t-shirts, shirts, denim, accessories, and the much anticipated pack of three Nike Terminator Hi's.

Trilogy Tape Artist Series T-Shirts | Ben Drury/Fergadelic/Will Bankhead/John Olson

Hanon just got in the Trilogy Tape artist series t-shirts. They worked with a very strong line-up of artists including Ben Drury, Will Bankhead, Fergadelic and John Olson from the Wolf Eyes. Each t-shirt comes with a graphic that will only be used this one time and is limited to overall 30 pieces.

Source: Highsnobriety

Clockers NYC Summer '08 Lookbook

The Summer Collection from Clockers NYC has landed. Relationships with some of NYC's most select retailers, including Reed Space and Union, set the tone. We're partial to references to great hoops based film, and they don't disappoint with a "White Men Can't Jump," inspired joint. Also, what other webstore allows you to pick up some snacks along with you garms?

June 27, 2008

Bape 2008 Spring/Summer Collection June Release

This week’s release from Bape as part of the ongoing 2008 Spring/Summer collection includes a few print tees and a cut & sew sport shirt; a selection of accessories, including two bags and a gold belt complimented by gray camo. This drop will be available at Bape Hong Kong on June 28th.

Garni 2008 Summer Collection

Almost exclusively known for their trademark skull rings, a look into Japanese metalworks brand Garni’s 2008 summer collection provides an interesting look into their diverse range of offerings. Whether it be salt & pepper shakers, to earrings and pendants, this collection showcases an interesting side to the brand. To compliment the previously mentioned items are an assortment of skull rings as well. Available now at SHOP GENTEI.

Johnny Cupcakes Summer '08

The oven is off. The goods are cooled. Johnny Cupcakes summer '08 is here. More madcap imagery and odes to childhood favorites. You will also notice a little LA flair to the new designs. Just in time for the new shop.

Art For The Masses

The Museum of Tomorrow, in Taiwan, opens Art for the Masses this Friday. A small capsule show,the exhibition incorporates the work of five of China's most promenant artists. For Jing Yu, Zhou Jun Ya, Liu Ye, Zhue Te Hi and Yu Mingun the medium is vinyl toys. The highlight is a collaboration between KAWS and Yu Mingun (famed for his "laughing" portraits and noted for selling at high prices). All the artists work is being reproduced in a limited run for sale in the Museum shop.

Source: Freshness

BBC NYC Exclusive New Era Cap

Once again we give you a preview of an upcoming Original Fake t-shirt design. For the second time they will be releasing a design based on the "OF" font logo with background images made up of Kaws trademark artwork.

Look out for this new design to appear on t-shirts in the coming week.

June 26, 2008

eMC: Equals Something Squared :: Masta Ace, Punchline, Wordsworth and Stricklin unite for a super lyricists super group

Not too many prominent things come in fours but when they do, greatness is created. Albert Einstein might’ve said that, in fact. Four lines make a square, four squares makes a fun game and four professional MCs make a hell of an album. Wordsworth, Masta Ace, Punchline and Stricklin have formed a super-group under the name eMC and URB went to find out what it stands for.

“There’s really no particular meaning behind it,” says Wordsworth. “We kinda wanted to leave it open so that the fans could have fun with making up their own.” Just like the famous equation, energy is equated by putting these MCs in the same place at the same time. Through guest appearances on albums by Masta Ace and touring, the quad squad got to bond. “We did this song called ‘4 Brothers’ that was supposed to be on my last album but it didn’t make it,” says Ace, a venerable rap vet of nearly 20 years. “That wound up being the first step to us doing this thing”

The Show isn’t just a medley of bars and hooks but a satire of sorts about life on tour. “The whole concept is a day in the life of four MCs on the road and the stuff we have to go through,” says Punchline.

“There are a lot of little dilemmas and things that bother you that go on behind the scenes and no one really thinks about,” added Words.

eMC succeeds because of their we-met-in-high-school-crew chemistry, even as the bond only formed when the four MCs met as much-older adults. By complementing each other’s flow and not just competing to outshine the previous guy, eMC is able to achieve things they haven’t been able to do in their careers. “We all have been solo artists at some point and have developed our own style and way of rhyming, so everybody is very different in what they do and how they do it,” says Ace. “The fans are going to get a chance to enjoy the different mixing and matching of our styles in different order and different voices on different hooks—that’s what makes it a fun album.” And that’s a key point, it’s a fun album. A tradition that got lost between the crack, snap and pop, now punishable to the point of a mere $100 marketing budget. “Now-a-days a lot of artists are soloist and the way the game is going on, nobody seems to want to get along with each other. With all this beef going on it’s good to see a group come together and rock,” says Punchline.

So what’s keeping more solo artists from coming together? As Words puts it, “Some people might get together because they see the money aspect that’s there with it...so the music might suffer. We got together more about having quality music and the money thing is like an aspect but it’s not the primary reason; we wanna make good music.”

Source: Urb

Han Cholo x Puma First Round

A few teasers of the collaboration between Puma and LA based jewelery co. Han Cholo have hit the web so far, but this (finally) is the full retail version. Metalic gold with purple, there is both a nod to a jewelery trade stock material (gold) and the home town Lakers. Chain print laces and Han Cholo name in old english script flesh out the Han Cholo brand identity on the First Round silhouette.

Exclusive to the Han Cholo shop in Echo Park, LA, the sneakers will go for $300.