Monthly Archives: July 2017

Piet’s 2017 Fall/Winter Collection Is a Prime Example of Brazil’s Progressive Streetwear Scene

Designer Pedro Andrade of São Paulo, Brazil has just released the latest 2017 fall/winter collection for his brand Piet. The range titled, "Variations on a Theme" is according to the brand, "an analogy with this musical technique, counting in a non-chronological way the development of the Piet during its five years of existence." There are connections here between designer and country and his love for the city's culture. The outcome is lively patterns, colorful graphics, precise construction, and the addition of quality leather goods. You can shop all the products now at Piet's official site.

Additionally, those in São Paulo can visit the brand's first flagship store to purchase. It's open from July 22 to August 22, 10 am to 7 pm.

PIET 122 Store 
Tres Rios Street, Bom Retiro
São Paulo, Brazil

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Nike Has Ended Its Relationship with A$AP Bari and VLONE

According to two Nike spokespeople, Nike has cut ties with A$AP Bari and ended its relationship with the VLONE brand as well. "We can confirm we are no longer working together," the source said. This breaking news follows on the heels of a tape released in mid-July showing Bari allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. Since then, it has been a roller coaster ride for the Harlem rapper turned fashion designer. Almost immediately after the allegations, Bari issued a statement but was called out by A$AP Mob Rocky at Agenda. Right after that, Playboi Carti said "that’s my brother, but that n*gga — he did wrong bro." Finally, less than a week ago, Bari and Rocky were both seen leaving FYF Fest together and Ferg took to Hot 97 to say "I feel bad about it, but it’s unfortunate."

Bari's VLONE brand showed its first ever 2018 spring/summer collection at Paris Fashion Week Men's this past June to heavy critique. While his VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 was slated to hit additional cities with different colored Swoosh markings, that will no longer be the case.

Let us know what you think about the end of this deal.

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FACTOTUM Heads Into the Woods for Its 2017 Fall/Winter Lookbook

FACTOTUM has ventured out into the woods for its Fall/Winter 2017 drop, unveiling a nostalgic nod to the '70s in the form of its "Pioneer" lookbook for the season ahead. Inspired by beloved Bavarian-born biologist Philipp Franz von Siebold (who spent years at a Dutch trading post in Nagasaki starting in the 1820s, amassing an enormous collection of Japanese ephemera along the way), the collection offers everything from camo-covered sweats and military coats to Nordic-like knits and tartan checks. Perhaps the most obvious nod to Siebold -- who had a particular penchant for cartography and was in possession of countless Japanese maps -- comes in the form of the map and compass motifs that appear throughout the range.

Look for FACTOTUM's Fall/Winter 2017 drop soon via the brand's own web store.

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The Y-3 Ayero Debuts in Black

After hitting the runway back in January, adidas and Yohji Yamamoto's collaborative Y-3 collection for Fall/Winter 2017 is starting to make its way to retailers. And one of the first pieces hitting shelves? None other than the brand new Ayero.

Part of adi and Yamamoto's extensive Fall/Winter 2017 footwear offerings, the Ayero is an apt addition to a stable that includes the likes of the beloved Qasa High and Stan Smith Zip. Marked by a futuristic aesthetic and fitting all-black make-up, the new design takes cues from the classic ZX 800 and opts for a combination of mesh and neoprene construction alongside supple nubuck additions and a segmented midsole for flexibility.

Capped off with subtle branding and an elasticized heel wrap for a lockdown fit, the Ayero is available now from Y-3 stockists like Feature for $350 USD.

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New Gosha Rubchinskiy Documentary Explores the Designer’s Powerful Influence on Russia’s Youth

i-D has just released a short documentary film exploring Gosha Rubchinskiy's massive influence amongst the youth in Post-Soviet Russia. Filmmaker Tom Irvin also puts the lens on Rubchinskiy himself to better understand his creative process as he takes inspiration from the country's rave, skate, and sportswear culture. Additionally, the Russian multihyphenate’s 2018 spring/summer show, which was his first in St. Petersburg, also becomes a focal point in the film as many of the boys who answered the presentation's casting call divulge their thoughts on how much Rubchinskiy means to them. One boy even states plainly that, "Rubchinskiy is culture."

Watch the video above then take time to explore the latest collection between adidas and Gosha Rubchinskiy.

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The New & Retro Unite in Hombre Niño’s 2017 Fall/Winter Collection

Having joined forces with UNITED ARROWS & SONS for a collaborative capsule collection earlier this year, Yoshifumi Egawa (aka YOPPI)'s Hombre Niño returns for Fall/Winter 2017 with a preliminary look at his label's forthcoming drop. Here, the renowned Japanese skater once again combines the old and the new for a uniquely Japanese take on your prototypical streetwear. Naturally, Egawa has once again called in for reinforcements, following up this spring's aforementioned UNITED ARROWS collab with assists from the likes of Sergio Tacchini and STASH for the season ahead.

Check out YOPPI's upcoming designs above and look for the STASH collab now at Hombre Niño's web store.

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Stüssy Resurrects Classic Ads for Its 2017 Fall Campaign

Stüssy's iconic ads have always set it apart and, for the upcoming Fall 2017 season, the brand is embracing its heritage and dipping into the archives to revisit a number of classic advertisements for the upcoming seasonal campaign. As Stüssy puts it, "Although the imagery is almost 30 years old, each photo represents the strong ideals that have carried through until today, the same ideals that uphold Stussy’s place in the heart of it’s Tribe around the globe." Here, shots from the likes of David Dobson, Michael Miller, and Ron Leighton emphasize the surreal quality that's long been a hallmark of the brand's campaigns and offer up a timeless example of what's long set the streetwear stalwart apart.

Peruse the resurrected imagery above and look for Stüssy's Fall 2017 collection to drop August 11.

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Advisory Board Crystals Shares ’70s-Inspired Lookbook, Shot Entirely With an iPhone

After a few different collaborations, Advisory Board Crystals has shared the lookbook for its first ever collection. Having artist and recent Supreme collaborator Jim Krantz as the model and an old observatory for the collection's background, brand co-founder Remington Guest decided to shoot the entire lookbook on an iPhone 7 Plus, providing an interesting juxtaposition between new age technology and the '70s-inspired clothing.

Molded after the strong loving bond between Guest and fellow brand co-founder Heather Haber, the retro-inspired collection features a handful of pieces with the text "SOULMATE SPECIALIST" and "SOULMATE SPECIALISTS II." The collection also features a handful of bottoms made from a glossy material, with camo print shorts and pink floral patterns all on the menu. Graphic tees and long sleeves help make the collection befit for both winter and summer seasonal affairs.

The entire "Soulmate Specialists II" collection is available now through the Advisory Board Crystals web store and select clothing boutiques like Union and colette.

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Nike’s Flyknit-Constructed Dunk Low Gets Its Cleanest Look Yet

The "Multicolor" rendition of Nike's Flyknit-constructed take on the low-top Dunk isn't the only one the Swoosh has on the way. Coming soon from the sportswear giant is the newly unveiled silhouette's cleanest look yet: a simple combination of black and white. Coming in near "Triple White" form, this upcoming Dunk Low Flyknit opts for an entirely white exterior, making the look even more appropriate for summer. The only thing that keeps these from going the all-white route is the use of black lining.

The white/black Dunk Low Flyknit is available now via Tokyo-based Kinetics and will soon touch down at additional Nike Sportswear spots across the globe.

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IISE Emphasizes Balance & Symmetry for 2018 Spring/Summer

South Korean imprint IISE has taken off since launching with the Fall/Winter 2015 season and the label's forthcoming collection for Spring/Summer 2018 is undoubtedly one of its best yet. Simply dubbed "006," the brand's sixth seasonal release sees it emphasizing principles of balance and symmetry as a nod to Korean furniture design. The result is a sleek range of sportswear and workwear with unique twists throughout that set the designs apart from the your more prototypical pieces.

Expect IISE's new pieces to be available online and at select stockists early next year.

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Staple Design Links up With Cole Haan to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Staple Design and Jeff Staple have partnered with Cole Haan for a pair of modern wingtips. Sporting the iconic grey and pink colorway that has become synonymous with the Staple Design ethos as a representative of New York City's unofficial mascot the pigeon, the latest collaboration is dubbed the 2.ZeroGrand Stitchlite™. The new wingtip is an elevated version of the original ZeroGrand and combines twisted yarn for a marbled look throughout the upper while a Grand.OS outsole supports it. Zonal knitting is used to ensure breathability while the Staple Pigeon logo is embossed on the tongue and insole.

Speaking on the anniversary, founder Jeff Staple had this to say, "Working with Cole Haan represents an opportunity to show the world how far Staple has come in this -- our 20th year of existence. Cole Haan to me is at the perfect intersection of innovation, sophistication and design. I am extremely proud that Staple is now a part of its storied history." Scott Patt, vice president of design and innovation at Cole Haan's Global Innovation Center in New Hampshire added, "Jeff and his work represent all that is New York in its grit, adaptation and individuality. This partnership is a celebration of our shared values and our dedication to craft, style and engineering in everything we make."

The Staple Design x Cole Haan 2.ZeroGrand Stitchlite™ will be available on Staple's web store tomorrow, August 1 at 12 p.m. EST for $300 USD before releasing globally on August 10.

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A Huge Leak Confirms Apple’s iPhone 8 Design & Features

The next iPhone will feature facial-recognition to unlock your phone and a screen that will cover its entire front, according to reports and a new solid leak from a device within the Apple ecosystem.

A firmware pre-release for the HomePod smart speaker revealed hidden details about several features the smartphone will have come release. The code within sent to the developers last week contained references to other products, including one codenamed D22; developers claim that D22 is the next iPhone, which is expected to be announced in September of this year. According to what was found in the firmware, facial recognition will use infrared technology in place of fingerprint scans. The developer also states the codenamed 'Pearl' ID -- referencing the new tech -- is referred to throughout the HomePod firmware.

There is also an icon for D22 that appears to be a smartphone with a screen that covers the entire front with a small portion reserved for a camera, speaker, and sensor. This coincides with the rumors about the display as reported in April.

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