Monthly Archives: May 2017

NikeLab ACG Takes You Through 20 Years of Apparel Innovation

Two decades can go pretty fast when innovation is at the forefront. As a result of constantly raising the bar, Nike will soon open an exhibition dubbed "Objects of Desire." The upcoming showcase presents the commitment to bridge creative communities with the worlds of sport and modern expression. In addition, a special depiction of David Hallberg's own relationship with the ACG Poncho will be on display.

The space will be open to the public from June 1 through June 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the exception of June 5-6.

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Lapstone & Hammer Teams With Mitchell & Ness on New Deconstructed NBA Snapback Collection

Lapstone & Hammer has teamed up with Mitchell & Ness once again on another collection of custom destructed denim snapbacks. Last year, both brands came together to produce an uncanny range of destructed denim caps. This year, they went with black denim, and the collection has also expanded to include more NBA teams. The 2017 black destructed denim collection includes seven NBA teams from major markets: the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. There is also a co-branded Lapstone & Hammer Mitchell & Ness snapback, as well.

The full collection will be available June 2 in-store at Lapstone & Hammer and its online store.

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HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Looks at the Rise of the Porn Industry in New York City

After last joining forces in 2015 for the Oscar Isaac-led miniseries Show Me A Hero, HBO and The Wire creator David Simon have finally unveiled their latest project, The Deuce. Teased above, the upcoming series sees Simon working alongside author George Pelecanos and tells the story of porn's legalization and subsequent rise in New York's Times Square in the '70s and '80s. A look at what would ultimately become a billion-dollar industry, the series stars James Franco as twin brothers -- and fronts for the mob -- Vincent and Frankie Martino while Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a sex worker named Candy.

Check out the teaser above and look for The Deuce to premiere on September 10.


Maison Margiela Wants You to Draw on Its Latest Replica Sneakers

Maison Margiela is going all-in on high fashion's current obsession with scribbles, dropping a customizable take on its beloved Replica Sneaker. A throwback of sorts to a coveted rendition of the kicks from 2002 (which were customized by the Margiela staff at the label's own atelier), the design offers a clean white upper to go along with a gum rubber sole unit and comes with a Margiela-branded pen so you can put your own personal spin on the shoe.

Aptly dubbed "Leave A Message," the customizable Replicas are available now via LUISAVIAROMA for $655 USD while supplies last.

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Adult Swim Debuts New Zaytoven, Bankroll Fresh, Yung LA & Twista Single “Pose To”

Adult Swim has revealed the list of new records featured in the 2017 Singles Program. For the the 2017 installment in the annual release series, the network will release a few albums' worth of new music over the course of 52 weeks. For the project's lead single, Adult Swim has unveiled "Pose To," a new song from Zaytoven, Bankroll Fresh, Yung LA and Twista. Besides the aforementioned four artists, Adult Swim will be working with Flying Lotus, DOOM, Jay Electronica, Brian Eno, HXLT, Knxwledge, Maxo Kream, the Low End Theory crew, Shabazz Palaces, Waka Flocka Flame and more.

You can stream Zaytoven, Bankroll Fresh, Yung LA and Twista's "Pose To" here, while the entire list of artists featured in this year's series can be checked out below. Check back next week for another new release from the Adult Swim 2017 Singles Program. Last month, Zaytoven shared another new single with 21 Savage and Gucci Mane.

Adult Swim 2017 Singles Program

Anna Meredith
Big Freedia
Brian Eno
Code Orange
Colin Stetson
Dinosaur Jr.
DOOM ft. Jay Electronica
Downtown Boys
Flying Lotus
G Perico
Helado Negro
Jacques Greene
Julia Holter
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
Juliana Barwick
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Low End Theory (Daddy Kev, Nobody, The Gaslamp Killer & D-Styles)
Maxo Kream
Moor Mother
Nef the Pharaoh
Nick Hook
Run The Jewels
SAD13 [Sadie Dupuis]
Shabazz Palaces
Spark Master Tape
Tanya Tagaq
The JuJu Exchange
Tim Hecker
Venetian Snares
Waka Flocka Flame
Washed Out
Witch Mountain
Wolves in the Throne Room
YFN Lucci
Your Old Droog
Zaytoven ft. Yung La, Bankroll Fresh, and Twista
Zeal & Ardor
Zola Jesus

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Tesla Model 3 Specs Have Been Leaked in Chart Comparing It to the Model S

According to the blog Model 3 Owners Club, "talking points" given to Tesla employees to describe the difference between the Model 3 and Model S have revealed the Model 3's specs. The Model 3 will be rumored to have a driving range of "more than 215 miles" and go from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, keep in mind this is a $35,000 USD vehicle, not a $68,000 USD car like the Model S. Car and Driver reports that a Tesla spokesperson has confirmed the infographic and that the numbers are accurate.

The biggest takeaway from the statement may be the fact that "as we continue to build out our production capacity to meet the higher number of advanced reservations, deliveries for Model 3 orders placed today are not expected until mid-2018." Fans will have to continue to wait for that Ludicrous mode on the Model 3.

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Beyonce to Headline Coachella 2018

The organizers behind the west coast's live music Mecca have already revealed a major headliner for next year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival event after confirming the string of dates for the 2018 instsllment. Beyonce -- who was forced to skip out on Coachella 2017 due to her pregnancy -- will be re-enlisted for next year's Coachella while the festival itself will take place from April 13–15 and April 20–22. Tickets for Coachella 2018 will go on sale this Friday, June 2 and, with Beyonce headlining, expect tickets to move very quickly.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the June 2 ticket sales. For more, check out the breakdown of our own HYPEBEAST Hotel event in Palm Springs, CA during this past Coachella's run.

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Here’s Your First Look at the ‘Peanuts’ x Vans 2017 Spring/Summer Footwear Capsule

Following Vans' recent announcement of a collaboration with Peanuts is a series of newly released photos that portray the upcoming footwear range. The limited edition capsule is comprised of the California label's iconic silhouettes, spanning Sk8-Hi, Authentic, Old Skool, and Slip-On variants.

One of the more eye-catching iterations is a tonal black Sk8-Hi with an embroidered graphic of Snoopy lying on a row of bones that form the imprint's iconic Jazz stripe. Moreover, there's an Old Skool emblazoned with Charlie Brown's signature shirt pattern. All in all, the limited series ostensibly boasts a total of seven unique iterations including a special Sk8-Hi crib model made especially for the #hypebeastkids.

Take a look at the photos above and expect the collaboration to launch on June 2 at Vans' official website and select stockists.

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Hideous Ronaldo Bust Sculptor Gets a “Do-Over” with Gareth Bale

Emanuel Santos -- sculptor of the hideous Cristiano Ronaldo bust that was revealed back in March -- is getting a do-over. This time around, he was commissioned by Paddy Power, for the fun of it, to create a bronze statue of Ronaldo's teammate, Gareth Bale, and he's definitely progressing, if anything.

So you may be asking, "why would Santos submit himself to such ridicule?" Well, it seems as if he's been a good sport about it all, and sincerely enjoys his line of work. Paddy Power said of their collaborative endeavor "Yeah, it wasn’t particularly hard to convince him to do it – he probably didn’t expect to ever work again after that fiasco."

It took Santos 264 man hours to create his 40kg bronze Bale, including a "WHOLE DAY of Google Image research." He obviously wasn't about to make the same mistake twice.

The result is a much better depiction of Bale and Emanuel's work. Paddy Power offers a BTS look at the process (below), and plans to display the piece at its Cardiff store, on St. Mary Street, until Sunday.

Hurry over and snatch a selfie with it before it's gone.

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Nike Is Dropping Another Black Colorway of the SF-AF1 in June

The mid-top rendition of the coveted SF-AF1 is set to make its debut next week in a badass black tiger camo look. If you miss out on those, though, you'll soon have another option as Nike is dropping a similar version of the military-inspired shoe later this summer. Ditching the camo of the debut release in favor of an all-black upper, the largely echo the look of their predecessor thanks to a combination of ballistic nylon and tumbled leather construction while the sole unit -- semi-translucent on the tiger camo release -- is done up in "Cargo Khaki." As you might expect, details like the gusseted tongue and rope lacing remain intact, as do the ankle strap and heel zippers.

Stay tuned for concrete release info and expect the Black/Cargo Khaki colorway of the SF-AF1 Mid to hit NSW spots sometime in June.

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Ford Sends the Focus RS Off With a Bang

2018 marks the last model year for the Focus RS and Ford is sending it off with a bang, unveiling the new limited edition take on the fan-favorite. Taking cues from enthusiasts, Ford has employed a number of upgrades as standard on the new vehicle. Joining the usual 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine -- capable of 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque -- are the likes of a mechanical Quaife limited slip differential for the front axle and equipment from the current RS2 package, including voice-controlled navigation, Recaro seats, seat warmers, and a heated steering wheel. Glossy black finishes have also been added to the roof, mirror caps, and rear spoiler while heated side mirrors and carbon fiber accents are joined by 19-inch premium painted forged alloy wheels -- complete with blue "RS"-branded center caps. Ford has even thrown a new color into the mix, adding a "Race Red" option along with the vehicle's signature "Nitrous Blue."

The 2018 Focus RS will be limited to just 1,500 production models in North America -- 1,000 for the United States and 500 for Canada -- and will be available to order later this summer with deliveries slated for the latter part of 2017.

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ASICS Unveils Its Latest JYUNI Activewear

Hot on the heels of some stylish teaser imagery comes the full JYUNI Black Collection from ASICS. A contrasting followup to February's all-white drop, the second JYUNI release once again offers up sleek unisex activewear as a representation of "SOUND MIND, SOUND BODY IN STYLE." Emphasizing the brand's Japanese heritage with high quality craftsmanship while referencing urban lifestyle clothing with a refined Tokyo-inspired edge, the drop embodies the current athletics-meets-fashion zeitgeist.

The JYUNI Black Collection's woven hooded jacket, knit jacket, overhead woven shirt, short-sleeve top, knit pants, tights, and knit shorts are available now at the special ASICS JYUNI Pop-Up in New York City and launch online and at select retailers on June 1 with prices ranging from $90 to $270 USD. The pop-up is open through June 3.

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