Monthly Archives: November 2015

Two Swatch Designers’ Collection Sold for $1.3 Million USD at Sotheby’s Geneva

Marlyse Schmid and Bernard Muller, two designers at the pinnacle of watch company Swatch's revolution of inexpensive, mass produced quartz-based watches, recently sold their collection at Sotheby's Geneva for a total price of $1.3 Million USD. The 4,000 item lot was comprised of rarities, prototypes, sketches and letters dating back to when the company began its popularity of infusing pop culture into its colorful and playful wristwatches. Some key items included collaborations with the likes of Keith Haring, Kiki Picasso and Jean-Michel Folon, while ultra-rare models like the transparent 'Original Jelly Fish' from 1983 and the 1980s iconic 'Pop Watch' give insight into how Swatch was able to design its timepieces and remain relevant to modern day.

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Nike SB Dunk Low “Red Wine”

Nike SB is introducing another colorway to its iconic Dunk Low silhouette. Dubbed the "Red Wine" edition, this color combo hosts Crimson Red that's complemented by black throughout the shoe. In addition to the winter-looking color scheme, you can also expect a leather material base along the upper to support the dark coloring. Along with fin-like texturing throughout, the "Red Wine" Nike SB Dunk Low has already been seen at select Nike retailers overseas. Peep the imagery above and let us know your thoughts.

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Dior Homme 2016 Spring “Pha” Collection

Dior Homme is setting up for Spring 2016 with its upcoming "Pha" Collection. Including luggage and footwear options, the new "Pha" line is perfect for your traveling needs while keeping style and function firmly in mind. Its backpack, belt bag, satchel and tote all host black bases that keep things simple and also incorporate leather and nylon for durability. Branding is kept to a minimum and its Derby shoe consists of black calf leather along with the option of black or red laces. Additionally, you can find black-stitched construction throughout the shoe. Look for the collection to release alongside the label's Spring 2016 collection in the near future.

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sansnom. x SUMMER “Let There Be Light” Hoodie Relays an Important Message

Lyon, France retailer SUMMER works with contemporary French label sansnom. on a reworked 2015 fall/winter hoodie in honor of the Lyon Festival of Lights. The annual event, dating back to 1852, saw its first ever cancellation this year in response to the November 2015 Paris attacks and will thus hold a vigil in place of the festival that is usually filled with joy and celebration. sansnom. and SUMMER's collaboration hoodie, which was meant to commemorate the planned festival, now has a new meaning to its design due to the tragedy that befell Paris. The parka features 3M overlaid print details and a "Let There Be Light" message across the lower rear waist, with complementing dual branding. The partnership now hopes to shed some support for those lives lost during the tragic events that took place and to encourage everyone to "stay strong." Visit the sansnom. official website for availability.

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Rimowa Topas Aluminum Suitcase “Copper” Is the Newest and Most Eye-Catching Yet

Rimowa's classic aluminum-clad Topas suitcase is loved and adored by travelers the world over, but now the German-based luggage expert releases a new copper color offering for those fashionable jet-setters. Alongside its classic silver, titanium and stealth black colorways, the copper version perhaps is the most stunning of the batch, which would be instantly recognizable as it drops out of the luggage chute at your next exotic destination. Featuring the Multiwheel system of casters, built-in TSA-friendly combo locks and available in 26", 29" and 32" sizes, pick up yours from your local Rimowa dealer for a retail price range of $1,340 to $1,560 USD.

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‘Top Gear’ UK’s New Presenter Chris Evans Confirms May 2016 Launch

News has just emerged concerning the return of the BBC's owned Top Gear motoring program, confirmed back in June to be presented by English television and radio producer Chris Evans. The new host stated on air during this past Saturday Kitchen and clarified by newspaper The Guardian that filming will finish on May 5 and the first episode will be set to air May 8. Evans further explains that "we've already started making the films and the films are good. We go to America to make our first inter-continental film in January." While the show will definitely not be the same without Jeremy Clarkson's rude and politically incorrect yet hilarious commentary, the high budget UK-produced show will certainly be anticipated and on everyone's radar come Spring 2016. As for Clarkson, he was very recently seen promoting an air drone delivery service for none other than Amazon, but no word just yet on when the Top Gear equivalent will begin.

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adidas Ultra Boost Meets the Yeezy Boost Sole

adidas' Boost Technology has surely been one of the brands newest innovations that has kept them in line with its competition. Along with the support and endorsements of Kanye West, the three stripes has taken a unique route in footwear with both the Ultra and Yeezy Boosts models and MBROIDERED has joined the two forces together for an interesting hybrid concept design. Mashing the upper of the Ultra Boost silhouette with the sole of the Yeezy Boost 350, you can see inspiration from previous Yeezy models from Nike and current Ultra Boost models in the mix. Peep the imagery above and let us know if this is the next move that adidas should think about making. You can find more concept designs from MBROIDERED here.

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Jim Olson’s Stunning Treetop Residence Serves as a Bridge Between Nature and Humans

Renowned architect Jim Olson recently took NOWNESS on a tour through his stunning treetop residence in the peaceful area of Longbranch, Washington. Best known for his nature binding residential designs, this contemporary 14-foot by 14-foot structure sits on a hillside surrounded by nothing but trees and native plant species, allowing persons to fully immerse themselves in nature. Olson first started working on this project back when he was an 18 year old architecture student with the help of $500 USD from his father, but over time it became a full-blown living space where he and his family could escape the daily life of the city to sit back and enjoy the tranquil views and sounds of the lake and the woods. Decked out with beautiful furniture, floor to ceiling glazing and a patio, check out this stunning space above in this 3 and a half minute short by Stephen McGeHee.

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Stussy 2015 Fall/Winter GORE-TEX Paclite Shell Coat

Streetwear mainstay Stussy unveils a weatherized jacket in collaboration with GORE-TEX to combat the harsh wintery climates that many of us are currently having to deal with. The streetwear mainstay has applied GORE-TEX's revered material to its military-inspired jacket, ensuring ultimate protection from both wind and water throughout the colder months. Decked out in a sleek teal colorway, the garment is complete with Paclite product technology and an adjustable waist band. Pick up this functional outerwear pieces at Stussy Chapters for ¥58,000 JPY (approximately $471 USD) alongside a matching snapback.

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Picasso Babe Drop a Series of Air Jordan 1s for Newborns

After dropping the tyke-sized Yeezy Boost 350s back in the summer,  Picasso Babe is back with a new range of 100% cotton kicks for your newborn. This time around the bespoke footwear supplier unveils 6 colorways of the iconic Air Jordan 1 silhouette, including the "Chicago," "Bred," "North Carolina," and "Royal" iterations that have been handmade on a made to order basis. You either can purchase a pair for €100 EUR (approximately $106 USD) or give your baby a number of options by shelling out €570 EUR (approximately $602 USD) for the entire pack AJ1 pack at the Picasso Babe webstore.

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Scye 2016 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Japanese fashion imprint Scye is back with another stellar menswear lineup for the 2016 Spring/Summer season. Comprised by reinterpretations of classic British styles, the brand showcases its tailoring skills across a number staple pieces like blazers and loose fitting trousers that have been rendered in muted hues, stripe patterns and earthy plaid prints. Additional highlights include a stylish mac coat, rugged bomber jacket, short-sleeved turtlenecks, henley shirts and some denim attires. Look to purchase any items from select retailers early next year.

 

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Stussy x Medicom Toy 35th Anniversary Tom Tom Bearbrick

Stussy joins forces with Medicom Toy to release a trio of Bearbrick models in celebration of its 35th anniversary. The streetwear imprint's iconic "Tom Tom" print embellishes a body wrap made specifically for the 1000% figurine, which, when taken off reveals a black Bearbrick with Stussy 35 branding along the chest. A smaller 100% variant has also been revealed for this special occasion and will be gifted to customers who exceed ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $122 USD) in purchases at Stussy chapters in Japan starting December 5. The 1000% model will be available for purchase on the same day for ¥38,800 JPY (approximately $315 USD).

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