Monthly Archives: August 2013

Travi$ Scott – “Uptown” & “Upper Echelon” (Billboard In-Studio Performance)

Travi$ Scott has certainly come a long way from his days of skipping class at the University of Texas at San Antonio to record with Mike Dean. Having created inroads off the strength of his Grand Hustle and G.O.O.D. Music affiliations, it makes sense that Billboard would now begin taking notice. On the heels of his debut EP Owl Pharaoh, Scott has tapped invited Mike Dean to share the stage for his latest Billboard In-Studio Performance. Sporting his customary streetwear influences via a HOOD BY AIR tee and the Palace Skateboards x Reebok Classics Workout Low, Scott hits the stage hard with the tracks "Uptown" and "Upper Echelon."

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A Closer Look: Pharrell x Moncler Lunettes Sunglasses Collection

Following a very brief teaser a few days ago, further imagery has been revealed of the upcoming Pharrell Williams x Moncler Lunettes Sunglasses collection. Initially cataloged as a trio of eyewear models, the threesome shows a heavy design influence from Williams while also infusing functional and technical elements of the Moncler imprint. Look for these to release in Paris on September 26, during the opening of the new Moncler flagship store at 7 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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McQ Alexander McQueen Black Tartan High-Top Sneakers

From McQ Alexander McQueen's fall footwear line comes these statement making Black Tartan High-Top sneakers. The bold sneakers feature a premium textile upper in black, grey and red tartan print with tonal stitching and chunky Velcro closures. These premium, made in Italy sneakers sit atop a white rubber outsole -- a nice contrast to the loud pattern above. You can get these sneakers now at select stockists like SSENSE for $440 USD.

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Big Sean – 10 2 10 | Video

Following the success of this week's adidas Originals "Hall of Fame" Pro Model drop through select stockists, Big Sean releases the visuals to his heavy hitting track "10 2 10." One of the singles off of the highly talked about full length Hall of Fame the psychedelic footage captures the Detroit emcee shouting the lyrics through a megaphone while set to an infrared scan-like world. Big Sean's Hall of Fame is now available through iTunes for download here.

Also, our friend's over at HYPETRAK recently sat down with Big Sean for an exclusive HYPETRAK TV episode. Catch the footage here.

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Nike Free Trainer 3.0 “Camo” Pack

The Nike Free Trainer 3.0 is now available in several eye-catching camouflage colorways thanks to the new "Camo" pack. The lightweight trainer's laser-cut Kirum upper has been given three new camouflage colorways starting with the grey-based version and extending to a black-based camouflage and a more traditional green-based pattern. All three colorways boast Nike's Free 3.0 outsole for a low-to-the-ground feel with strategically placed traction pods for slippery or uneven surfaces. The "Camo: pack is available now at Nike Store.

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NOWNESS Looks at the Growth of Architecture and Creativity in China

The rapid pace and culturalization of China has been an important topic over the last few years. While many lament the lack of creative and uniquely Chinese ideas surfacing, the superpower's ability to contribute to the creative world is certainly changing at a rapid pace. NOWNESS dissects the movement of creativity and architecture in China through a careful examination of key figures as well as the upcoming crop of influencers who will redefine China in the near future thanks ironically, to their experiences derived elsewhere.

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Opening Ceremony x Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Himalayan

While the original concept for the Camper Himalayan was courtesy of Bernhard Willhelm, the diffusion label signature welcomes another party in a upcoming Opening Ceremony collaboration. Much of the shoe's signature design characteristics are maintained including the wave-like midsole and thick rope lacing, however an injection of Opening Ceremony results in a cartoon pattern across the upper. Look for the shoe to be available at Opening Ceremony shops across the world.

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Stussy Women’s 2013 Fall Lookbook

Stussy has followed up its  recent lookbook with a new 2013 fall lookbook for the fairer sex. The collection's '80s and '90s influences are at the forefront of this lookbook, which features a mix of grunge and glamour looks throughout. The latest looks also highlight the collection's mixing of textures and patterns along with the bold graphics. Western and military influences are also apparent in the collection and there is even a subtle nod to the Year of the Snake with python motifs appearing on select pieces. The Stussy Women's collection is available now from Stussy.

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Jay Z & Ron Howard’s ‘Made In America’ Documentary Trailer

Ahead of its upcoming debut at September's Toronto International Film Festival comes the official trailer for Jay Z and Ron Howard's Made In America documentary. Directed by Howard with a production assist from Hov, the documentary highlights last summer's Budweiser-backed two-day extravaganza in Philadelphia and includes inside looks at the creation of festival, the performances themselves, and more. Made In America is set to screen at TIFF on September 7 before airing on Showtime on October 11.

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Jourdan Dunn Bares All for GQ’s 2013 September Issue

Jourdan Dunn is the latest supermodel to grace the pages of GQ as the beauty and Well Dunn cooking enthusiast is highlighted in the September 2013 "NFL Kickoff" issue of the famed men's magazine. Baring all for the mag in a spread shot by Dusan Reljin, Dunn shows off her killer curves while the publication does well to point out the model's current place in the notoriously cutthroat industry. Enjoy the pics as GQ's September 2013 issue - covered by quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick - is now available on newsstands.

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Nomad x Been Trill “CANADA” T-Shirt

Following the first look at the piece by way of a pool-set/babe-modelled lookbook comes a closer look at the limited edition Nomad x Been Trill "Toronto" tee. Crafted in honor of Been Trill's appearance tonight at The Hoxton, the shirt features a hockey jersey-inspired aesthetic and sports bold "CANADA" branding across the torso - flanked by apropos maple leaf and hashtag silhouettes - Been Trill's graffiti-esque logo on the back near the hem, and Nomad hits to the sleeves. Appearing in black/red, white/red, black/white, and white/black colorways, the Nomad x Been Trill "CANADA" tee is set to drop in-store and online today, August 30 at 4:20 p.m. local time.

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Pharrell to Collaborate with Moncler on a Collection of Sunglasses

If you weren't familiar with Pharrell before 2013, you certainly are now. With visibility at an all time high, the polymath has teamed up with luxury Italian sportswear label Moncler to, fittingly, produce a collection of sunglasses. Being avant-garde is something Pharrell has built a career off of, so it comes as no surprise that a preview of the range reveals a unique approach to eyewear. First takes at the aviator-inspired goggles and eyebrow-covering stunners are sure to provoke second ones, as the collection is described by Moncler itself as "halfway between Futurism and Fifties-style." More news on the range is on its way, so stay tuned for a closer look at the late September release.

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