Monthly Archives: November 2014

Buscemi Releases the 100mm Alta Sneaker for Women

Although inspiration for the Buscemi 100mm silhouette stems from female handbags, it has never been offered as a female-directed shoe until now, with the introduction of the 100mm Alta model. Setting this particular sneaker apart from the original 100mm shoe is the concealed wedge heel, while the rest of the exterior aesthetics feature the signature swathes of full-grain leather on the uppers, which are then complemented by soles in matching palettes. Finishing touches include luxorious gold hardware touches on the top and gold Buscemi branding along the eyestays. The Buscemi 100mm Alta sneakers come in either white, black or red, and are available from the brand's online store for $865 USD.

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Marcelo Burlon 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Italian designer Marcelo Burlon looks towards the raw nature of dirt biking and motorcycle culture for his 2015 spring/summer collection. This time, the label takes a slight step away from its signature use of vivid prints of animal motifs, incorporating more contemporary designs such as 3D effects and obscure symbolism. The range includes the familiar offerings of sweaters, long-sleeves and tees but we are also treated to avant-garde pieces like shawls and capes which are paired with shorts for an interesting aesthetic. Enjoy the images and keep an eye out for the Marcelo Burlon 2015 spring/summer collection at select stockists in the coming months.

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Piet Mondrian-inspired Sticky Notes by PA Design

Paris-based PA Design has come up with sticky notes designed to represent the simplicity of Piet Mondrian's works. Headed by Catherine Denoyelle and Assai Quéntin, this unique project takes some of Mondrian's minimal and timeless technique by giving each sticky note block its own dimension and color. They are stuck to a black base structure which further enhances the contrasting colors. Check out the unique take on sticky notes by PA Design above.

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sacai x Porter 2014 Fall/Winter Bag Collection

Two Japanese brands -- Sacai and Porter -- have come together to collaborate on a small bag collection for 2014 fall/winter. The larger option is an olive rucksack with a multitude of pockets in both its interior and exterior capacity, where an area for a laptop in the main compartment has also been incorporated. Grosgrain tape accents are then utilized to finish off this particular piece. As for the smaller shoulder bag in black, it is constructed with subtle fur trims and a longer zipper for accessibility and ease of wear. The sacai x Porter bag collection will be available at Dover Street Market Ginza on December 6.

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BMW Reveals its Most Expensive Paint Ever

BMW has unveiled its Individual Pure Metal Silver paint, the most expensive hue out of the 230+ exterior color options being offered. Originally introduced on the M5 range almost a year ago, the eye-catching brushed aluminium color will run you a cool $10,000 USD and is only available on select models. Compared to the other colors available, the chrome-like Individual Pure Metal Silver sits at a level of its own, with the next expensive option "Frozen Metallic Bronze" priced at $3,600 USD. A special-effect pigment is combined with a water-based paint system to create a uniform and gleaming surface. Unique characteristics also set the paint apart including its light-dark effect, high metallic brilliance and intensive reflective properties. Check out the video for more details on the Individual Pure Metal Silver.

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ASICS Gel Lyte III “Pure” Pack

ASICS has added two new renditions to its popular Gel Lyte III silhouette as part of the "Pure" pack. The classic models are clad in leather for the entire uppers, mixed with breathable mesh on the side panels. Moving down, we find thick midsoles with ASICS branding debossed and a outsole that incorporates good traction for indoors and the streets. Available in either pure white or pure black, the ASICS Gel Lyte III "Pure" Pack will be available from December 1 at select stockists including Afew.

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elhaus 2014 Fall/Winter “Explore Jakarta” Editorial

Jakarta-based contemporary label elhaus released a new editorial highlighting its Fall/Winter collection. Tapping the city's diverse architectural landscape, the brand worked with Singapore-based photographer mellowedhigh to produce the lookbook. The collection itself takes cues from technical apparel and graphic street garb – fearlessly adopting paisley to an otherwise dressy cardigan, outfitting slick twill chinos with futuristic cargo details, and elsewhere offering beautiful heavy 18oz denim for everyday use. Enjoy this lookbook above, then head over to elhaus' website to cop.

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A Look at The Hundreds’ New Flagship Store

California streetwear staple The Hundreds has reopened its new flagship store on Rosewood Ave., originally opened in 2007. The store closed down for a short period as the label remodeled the space to give it a dark look with premium wooden floors and shelves. To celebrate the reopening, the store will be offering a range of special edition T-shirts, hoodies, hats and some new colorways to its Death Row Records capsule collection, as well as a selection of niche books to choose from. Be sure to check out The Hundreds’ New Flagship Store if you are in the area.

The Hundreds
7909 Rosewood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States

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Helmut Lang to Re-launch their Signature Fragrances

Following a decade-long departure, Helmut Lang will be re-conceiving it's signature fragrance line this Holiday season. The high end designer label has relaunched three distinct fragrances, "Eau de Cologne," "Cuiron,"  and "Eau de Parfum," in it's effort to once again establish itself in the competitive perfume/cologne market. Retailing for $185 USD, each fragrance is now available at Helmut Lang's online store, as well as select stockists globally.  

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Hender Scheme Releases Its First Book “Manufacture”

Hender Scheme, better known for its all-leather iterations of iconic sneaker silhouettes, have now forayed into publication. "Manufacture" is the first book published by the brand that details the craftsmanship of Hender Scheme, and more importantly, the people behind it who all come from the Asakusa district of Tokyo -- where the brand's atelier sits. The book is meant to inform and showcase to its readers the process and progress the brand undertakes, and can be seen quite simply and respectfully has a form of appreciation towards those that make Hender Scheme what it is. Created by famed Japanes designer Akihiro Kumagaya and Hender Scheme's Creative Director Ryo Kashiwazaki, the Hender Scheme "Manufacture" book releases December 5 at a limited run of 500 copies, and can be found the UTRECHT bookstore in Japan.

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A First Look at the Undefeated x maharishi x adidas Originals Consortium ZX 5000

After revealing the Undefeated x maharishi x adidas Originals Consortium Jabber Hi silhouette, we now bring you a first look at the collection's other half: the ZX 5000. Similarly the Jabber Hi, the ZX 5000 sports maharishi's signature camo pattern throughout the upper in a stark contrast of white on black. While maharishi is evident through print, both Undefeated and adidas Originals gets its logos subtly stamped with Undefeated found on the exterior side above the stripes, and adidas branding on the tongue and heel tab. The shoe rests on a white mid-sole with black outsole, and comes with black laces and a touch of orange on its perforated tongue tag button. This rendition of the ZX 5000 can be found at Undefeated and maharishi stores come December 5, then at Consortium dealers worldwide beginning December 13.

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Sneaker Politics x Mitchell & Ness Varsity Cord Snapback

Following up their wool and lambskin creation from a few short weeks ago, Sneaker Politics and Mitchell & Ness are back with an all-new snapback cap. This time around the two brands have opted for a navy corduroy crown, with a white woven "P," a supple brown leather brim and a contrasting red adjustable snap feature. You can purchase this collaborative piece for $40 USD through the Sneaker Politics webstore.

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