Monthly Archives: September 2017

RANDT Experiments With Darker Tones in Its Fall/Winter 2017 Lookbook

After showing off its debut collection earlier this year, New York-based label RANDT has returned to display its 2017 Fall/Winter collection in a new lookbook. Designed by Nepenthes NY, the label once again recruited Abdul Abasi to model the new sets of clothing. Much like last season's collection, Nepenthes opted to incorporate navy blue across many of the looks, from the double-buttoned coat and some of the collard shirts. The collection also sees a variety of patterns used, from both horizontal and vertical stripes to the bold animal print shirt paired with a dark green.

Take a look at some highlights from the collection above and head over to Nepenthes' website for pricing and availability information. While you're doing that, be sure to also check out Nepenthes' Fall/Winter 2017 editorial if you haven't already.

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New Balance Unveils the 574 Sport in “Olive Green”

After showcasing a "Wheat" colorway of the 574 Sport earlier this week, New Balance is continuing to put some spotlight on the updated 574 model with the release of an "Olive Green" colorway. This time around, New Balance decided to drench every suede panel of the sneaker in a dark green. The low-cut silhouette also sees the color used for the textured midsole, which is built with New Balance's Fresh Foam cushioning and Abzorb crash pad. The entire look is finished off with a few brown highlights, including the brown leather patch on the tongue and pull tab at the collar.

You can grab your own pair of "Olive Green" New Balance 574 Sports from Sneaker Politics for $120 USD. In related New Balance news, the brand recently released a collaborative 990v4 model with Stüssy.

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Getty Images to Ban Photos of Models Digitally Changed to Look Larger or Smaller

Stock photo agency Getty Images has announced that images with models whose bodies have altered to look larger or smaller will no longer be accepted on the platform. The rule change comes in response to a new French law that states that clients have to disclose whether or not the body of a model was digitally altered in post-production. This applies not only to digital media but to print publications, posters, and catalogs as well.

A written statement from the company says the new rule will go into effect immediately. "Effective [October 1] 2017, any content submitted where this type of retouching has been carried out will be a breach of our Submission Requirements and your Agreement with us." The statement goes on to say that other cosmetic alterations, such as changing the color of a model's hair or fixing skin blemishes, will still be welcomed on the platform.

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Nike Gives the Air VaporMax a Second “Oreo” Colorway

Nike continues to roll out new members of the Air VaporMax family with the release of an "Oreo 2.0" colorway for the sneaker. The new look marks the second time Nike has looked to the popular cookie for inspiration, with the first "Oreo" Air VaporMax coming earlier this year. This time around, the sneaker sees a combination of black, grey, and white Flyknit thread stitched together to construct the upper. This pattern continues onto the sneaker's laces and throughout the rest of the body, where it meets the black mudguard towards the heel. Finishing off the sneaker's look is a black Swoosh logo along the side as well as the black VaporMax sole below the upper.

You can grab yourself a pair of the Nike Air VaporMax "Oreo 2.0" starting on October 26 for $190 USD. Let us know which Oreo colorway you like better and for more on the Air VaporMax, check out Nike's entire lineup for the sneaker set to drop throughout the rest of this year.

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Here’s How You Can Get Five Years of Netflix Free

There's no doubt that Netflix has some of the greatest series and documentaries right now. Take for example hits like Stranger Things, Making of a Murderer, and Daredevil. A lot of highly-anticipated seasons for bigger shows are on its way too. For most, the only way to view these titles is by borrowing a friend or family member's Netflix account.

Well if you're tired of not owning your own account and want to get in on the fun officially, here's a chance of being a true Netflix subscriber for five years free. That's a $750 USD total. Mashable is doing a raffle of sorts where its contestants can win the prize for movie and tv show streaming glory. It's not affiliated with Netflix and all you have to do is simply participate through a Facebook login or fill out the needed information. You can sign up now at Mashable.

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Mr. Completely’s Fall 2017 Lookbook Prioritizes Simplicity Over Anything Else

After showing off a few winter looks earlier this year, Los Angeles-based Mr. Completely has returned to show off its latest offerings inside its Fall 2017 collection. The new set of clothing sees a handful of French Terry-constructed garments, with an assortment of sweatpants, hoodies, and other essentials bearing some cut and sewn details. The collection also showcases a few simple patterns across the pieces, from horizontal stripes to simple branding running down the legs of the assortment's sweatpants, which come in your choice of either black, eggplant, or hunter green.

With prices ranging from $105 to $240 USD, head over to Feature Sneaker Boutique to check on availability and other information. Swipe through the entire lookbook above and let us know in the comments which pieces you like best.

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Premiere: Naomi Scott Shares Thoughts on Love in New Song, “Vows”

Following a year of vertical movement in the cinematic realm, Naomi Scott has returned to her native field of music with the release of “Vows,” the EP-title track of her upcoming music project. The lyrics video was shot in Tokyo and London and features the young artist on a reflective night drive that takes her to daybreak. The romanticized neon palette throughout, coupled with the shift in pace aligns with the production’s steady build-up, and Naomi’s emotionally charged lyrics. The metaphoric storyline is intended to symbolize the passing of time in a long-distance relationship and being left to interpret different feelings and moods.

Fans can come to expect more music from the starlet, in addition to seeing Naomi star alongside Will Smith in the Aladdin live-action film, which is set for a 2019 release. Watch the “Vows” visual above and purchase the single from iTunes now.

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A Breakdown of Why This Bottle of Wine Costs $16,000 USD

In the luxurious world of spirits, special wines are highly-sought after for their rarity and taste. Business Insider got a hold of one of the world's most expensive wines -- a bottle of a 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and it can be found at the popular steakhouse Del Frisco's.

If you're wondering why it's so expensive, wine expert Crystl Horton says that it all comes down to the "pedigree of the wine."

Because of the, sort of the history of the wine and the property, and also the fact that it's such a small production. I mean, for the world, there's just not enough of it, ever. So, even — more than half of this production has already been consumed. So, it just dwindles and dwindles and dwindles, until there's only a few left. And, then the prices just exponentially go up.

View the entire video above to get a better understanding and If you have the pockets to try the bottle, make sure to get your reservations in at Del Frisco's.

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ASICS Gives the Gel-LYTE V a “Peacoat” Makeover

As part of its fall lineup this year, ASICS is introducing its Gel-LYTE V model in a new "Peacoat" colorway. The new look sees overlays of light brown suede overtop the sneaker's blue upper of the same material. This same shade of blue is brought down to the sneaker's rubber outsole, which features a textured bottom for extra grip and stability. Another one of the shoe's notable features is the GEL cushioning on the inside of the sneaker as well as the ASICS branding on the tongue and along the side of the low-cut model.

You can grab your own pair of the ASICS Gel-LYTE V in "Peacoat" through various retailers like Afew for €130 EUR (just over $150 USD). While you're looking at that, see what else ASICS has been up to lately with its latest collaboration with mita sneakers.

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H&M Profits Are Down 20%

Fast fashion giant H&M is also feeling some retail woes as retailers like The Limited, Rue 21 and Payless have recently filed for Bankruptcy in the recent months. According to CNN Money, H&M's third-quarter net profits have fallen to 20% and its stock dipped 5% this past Thursday. The global fashion powerhouse points to deep summer inventory markdowns as one of the main causes.

H&M has ridden the wave of success as it now has more than 4,500 shops around the globe. But on the flipside, foot traffic to those physical locations have been on a decline says the company. As a result, the company will be reducing its openings this year from 400 down to 385. "The competitive landscape is being redrawn, new players are coming in and customers' behavior and expectations are changing," CEO Karl-Johan Persson said in a statement.

Strategic focus will now shift to online sales -- it accounts for more than 25% in some markets. "Growing online sales did not fully compensate for reduced footfall to stores in several of our established markets," Persson says. This was also the reason why retail goals were missed.

Ultimately, H&M faces stiff competition from a slew of other companies. Zara for one continues to dominate the arena as well as ASOS and Boohoo. Add Amazon to that mix and you have some really tough opponents to outshine.

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Marcelo Burlon’s Reebok Zoku Runner Release Date Revealed

Marcelo Burlon teased a collaborative Reebok Zoku Runner during his Fall/Winter 2017 presentation earlier this year. But now, the actual release date for the sporty kicks have been revealed and they're arriving sooner than you think. The white edition is slated for an October 5 drop.

However, the black iterations will also be available at a special event at Tornoto's Saks Fifth Avenue store where the renowned designer will be in attendance. This will take place on October 2 and fans will get a chance to meet Mr. Burlon at the day of release. Expect the shoes to be available at participating retailers as well. Check out some of the teaser vids below and more information on the Toronto event.

Also, a "Gum Pack" of the Zoku Runners has been recently unveiled.

#MarceloBurlon #CountyOfMilan x @reebok - Limited White Edition - Worldwide launch: October 5th

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Balements is The Bootleg Child of Balenciaga & Vetements

Another "meme" fashion brand has emerged and they go by the name Balements -- the fusion of the high fashion labels Balenciaga and Vetements. They've been around since May of this year according to the imprint's official Instagram account. They've done other parodied merch before but their latest is a red hoodie in the style of Balenciaga's Bernie Sanders-inspired logo pieces.

Rather than going the runway route, Balements has released some skate imagery for the reveal of the hoodies. There's no word yet on when the goods will be stocked but check out their official site for more information. Also, see some of their past releases below.

@jorjapins #BALEMENTS #STREETOBLIGE

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