Monthly Archives: August 2017

Heron Preston on Luka Sabbat, ‘MacGyver,’ and Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ in Latest Interview

It's always interesting to find the blueprint behind a creative's inspiration. When it comes to Heron Preston, the DJ slash creative director slash designer has a ton of mood boards to choose from that lead to that light bulb moment we're all waiting for. Since the success of his collaboration alongside the Department of Sanitation, Preston has managed to drop his own popular collection to follow, while DJ'ing in between.

In a recent talk with Vogue, HP listed some interesting influences and moments that contribute to his creativity and current success such as Luka Sabbat's fearlessness, MacGyver's inventiveness, the culture found in the film Kids and much more.

You can take a look at the full conversation at Vogue, but also see some excerpts below:

On Luka Sabbat:

I hate to call him a model. He’s more than that. A model citizen, if you will! He broke the standards of the “perfect” male model. He represents the culture. The youth. He’s an entrepreneur. The clothes don’t wear him; he wears the clothes. He has a heightened sense of style, but he gives more than his look. Imagine when we are all, like, 60 years old looking back at this moment. Luka will be an icon.

On Larry Clark's 'Kids:

I grew up skating in San Francisco, and New York City was always this ultra-awesome place to me. I watched a lot of skate videos and knew all the NYC skate spots. So many vibes. So much culture. Style. Energy. I had never been to New York, so movies were always my windows to the world. The cast in Kids was all so fresh to me. Their New York accents. Their attitude. Their style. Skate culture. It consumed me. I had seen many films based in NYC, but it was Kids that really hit home.

Being influenced by 'MacGuyver':

MacGyver was a secret agent who didn’t look like a secret agent. He had a cool haircut, wore T-shirts with Levi’s and sneakers. He was incredibly resourceful and could make anything happen with what he had at his fingertips. Fire out of ice. That way of thinking. Being inventive. Dreaming. Using what’s around you to make magic happen. It’s kind of how I made all of this happen before I joined [the Milan production and distribution company] New Guards Group.

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Panerai Presents the Limited Edition Green Dial Collection

Swiss watch manufacturer Panerai has released three new creations which share an original combination of lush green colors with a sleek, sporty appearance. The three watches from the collection consist of the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio ($9,200 USD), Radiomir 8 Days Titanio ($12,100 USD) and Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT Titanio ($18,100 USD). The distinctive feature shared by the three new watches is an intense dark green dial, luminous beige hour markers, and gilded hands. A natural brown leather strap utilizes contrasting beige stitching, complete with a stamped OP logo.

The accessories consist of an in-house, hand-winding movement from the manufacturer, however, the first two only feature time and date. The Luminor Monopulsante, however, features a GMT function, a mono-pusher chronograph, as well as a power-reserve indicator. It's wrapped in a titanium case, as is the Radiomir 8 Days, ranging at 44 and 45mm, respectively. The Radiomir 3 Days comes with a massive 47mm stainless steel case. Find more information about the collection on Panerai's online store.

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Latest Porsche Cayenne Strengthens Resemblance to the 911

Porsche has unveiled the all-new 2019 Cayenne and Cayenne S. The luxury SUV sports car from the German automaker seats five and features a new design with similarities to the flagship 911 model. A standard edition houses a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that puts out 340 horsepower and gets the not-your-average-soccer-mom car from 0-60 in 5.9 seconds while a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 in the S edition with 440 horses under the hood cuts a whole second off, clocking in at 4.9 seconds.

For more information on the new Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne S, head over to porsche.com. In related Porsche news, Gunther Werks reimagined the Porsche 993 with the streamlined 400R.

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Check out the Amina Blue X 335MM Pop-Up Shop at NUBIAN

Earlier this month, model Amina Blue and photographer 335mm dropped a capsule collection of concert-inspired tops at Japanese retailer NUBIAN, and we were on hand to capture the opening event. Printed on tonal Champion tees and hoodies, the Japan-exclusive collection sees 335MM's portraits of Amina under tag-lines that read "Japan Tour '17" and "1-335-CALLAMINA."

The limited-edition Amina Blue x 335MM merch collection is currently available in-store at NUBIAN as well as online at nubian-ave.com.

For more on Amina Blue, check out here recent interview with SSENSE.

NUBIAN UENO
110-0005 Ueno 6-2-6
Taito-ku, Tokyo

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Kappa Kontroll to Launch in Japan for the Very First Time

Italian sportswear mainstay Kappa is set to bring its fledgling, streetwear offshoot Kappa Kontroll to Japan for the very first time. To mark the occasion, the label will launch a pop-up shop at the cutting-edge GR8 shop inside Laforet's Harajuku location. A slew of vintage-inspired soccer kits and accompanying merchandise will presumably be available to purchase at the function. Not to mention, collaborative items with Slam Jam Socialism will be up for grabs as well.

The pop-up is slated to open on September 1. Head over to Kappa Kontroll's official website to learn more.

GR8
Laforet Harajuku
2/5F, 1-11-6 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Japan

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Nike Gears up for Fall With Leather SFB 6″ Boots

Nike Sportswear has begun gearing up for the changing season and offers the SFB 6-Inch in a black colorway. The boots are layered in leather and textile with suede and canvas uppers. It was crafted with the durability and traction of a boot in mind, while also maintaining the comfort and functionality of sneakers. It also sports mushroom beige on the midsole and gum elements on the outsole.

The silhouette has also released in a dark and red team edition. Look for the Nike SFB 6 NSW “Black Mushroom” to release in October at select Nike Sportswear retailers and nike.com for $150 USD.

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Instagram Stories Are Now Available on More Than Just Your Phone

Instagram's Snapchat killer is now more accessible than ever: your Instagram Stories can now be accessed on your web browser of choice. The move -- in what may be the Facebook-owned social media platform's biggest assault on Snapchat yet -- brings Stories directly to instgram.com. And, though optimized for mobile, Stories can be checked out directly from the likes of your desktop or laptop.

Though currently view-only, the plan is for users to also be able to post Stories to the web in the months ahead. The functionality is slowly rolling out to users starting today -- head over to instagram.com to see if yours are already available.

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John Geiger Applies Luxurious Matte-Yellow Python to His 001 Model

John Geiger's 001 model has returned in an attention-commanding matte-yellow colorway. The limited sneaker hosts a python upper, similar to the black iteration which hosted both python and suede. The model stays true to previous launches resting atop of a white midsole and outsole in addition to a visible cushioning system. Along the ankle, you'll find a ribbed pattern for an added touch with small branding found on its tongue.

The matte-yellow colorway of the John Geiger 001 doesn't have a confirmed launch date as of yet but it's expected to drop this October at a retail price of $850 USD. Hit up the designer's official site for more info and stay tuned with us for further updates.

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A$AP Mob Photographer Alexander Bortz Is Taking His Exhibition on the Road

Denver-based photographer Alexander Bortz has made a name for himself in the creative industry. The rising talent has created album artwork for A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes" as well as Vince Staples' "Big Fish Theory." Recently, Bortz opened a new exhibition called "A Melancholic Wet Dream" at Domicile Tokyo in Japan. The showcase —- which opened on August 28 -— culls the photographer’s marquee aesthetic of neon-drenched portraits alongside motion captures on large-scale canvasses.

Preview the "A Melancholic Wet Dream" Tokyo exhibit above. The photographer will be taking his show on the road with the next installment to be held at Central Studios in Shanghai (details below). To view more projects, visit Bortz's official website.

"A Melancholic Wet Dream" showing on Sep 1 in Shanghai at Central Studios

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Olympus Adds 4K to Its Beginners Camera, the E-M10 Mark III

Olympus has unveiled its E-M10 Mark III, bringing the best features from its premiere mirrorless OM-D series and stuffing it inside an entry level camera. The device has 4K video capabilities with a maximum native ISO of 25600, and continuous shooting goes up to 8.6 frames per second. Five-axis stabilization and four shooting assist modes help beginners learn and apply more advanced techniques without a problem.

Shooting at 8.6 FPS, the 16MP sensor is a solid performer and the in-body image stabilization makes shooting in low lighting less of a hassle. The rear of the camera features a 2.36-million-dot 1.23x electronic viewfinder with a 3-inch, 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD touchscreen below with smartphone-style touch controls. Grab the E-M10 Mark III for $650 USD in September. For now, check out the introduction and overview videos of the mirrorless camera below.

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LEFORM Moscow Showcases Some Heavy Hitters for 2017 Fall/Winter

The Fall/Winter 2017 collections are making their way to stockists worldwide, which means retailers are sure to offer up a bevy of slick in-house editorials in the weeks ahead. Case in point? The latest spread from Moscow-based LEFORM. Coinciding with its brand new drops, the stylish imagery highlights a number of heavy hitters, including Stone Island's unparalleled outerwear, Maison Margiela's ready-to-wear, and Dries Van Noten's Belgian minimalism. The likes of Alexander Wang and Suicoke make an appearance, too.

Peruse the looks above and shop your favorite pieces now over at the Russian imprint's official web shop.

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THIS IS MADE IN JAPAN & BEAMS Connect on a Limited Edition Down Jacket

THIS IS MADE IN JAPAN and BEAMS have come together for a limited edition, down jacket for the 2017 fall/winter season. The bespoke outerwear piece’s silhouette was inspired by a traditional kimono, featuring a pulled-back collar and a tie wrap near the waist-line. As far as construction details go, the jacket is made up of water-repellent fabric and filled with French white duck feathers which will help wearers keep warm in the colder months to come. Conclusively, the item is dressed in a navy hue on the exterior portion alongside deep purple lining.

Peep the product above and purchase it now at BEAMS’ official website for approximately $344 USD.

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