Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dior Homme Readies a Set of Thin Metal Sunglasses

On the heels of its Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Dior Homme has unveiled a collection of graceful sunglasses. Boasting thin metal frames, the collection complements designer Kris Van Assche's trim menswear designs.

Available in a variety of frame thicknesses and colors, the selection encompasses a handful of the house's signature styles. The thinnest pair, the DiorPressure, plays off of timeless aviator sunglasses, while the square DiorMaster presents an unbalanced, half-framed lens. The last silhouette, dubbed the DiorTensity, features the thickest lenses of the set. All of the glasses offer svelte arms that terminate in rectangles, keeping in line with the collection's exacting geometries.

This new range of sunglasses follows a selection of other goods announced by the fashion house, including knit sneakers and even a BMX bike. Expect them to drop within the coming months at Dior sunglass stockists. In related news, take a look at ShowStudio's graphic merchandise pop-up.

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Nike Air Max Plus Surfaces in Team Orange/Black-Team Red

Nike's Air Max Plus model is back in another color iteration. Staying true to its original design, you'll find a white midsole separating its upper and outsole unit. The upper's underlay is done in Team Red with black coloring applied to its webbed overlay. Team Orange is incorporated along its Swoosh logo on its lateral side in addition to its tongue and heel branding. The aforementioned Team Orange is also placed within its visible Air Max sections to make it stand out even further.

Currently available at select Nike Sportswear retailers such as Footshop, the Nike Air Max Plus in Team Orange/Black-Team Red retails for approximately $200 USD. Take a look at the imagery above and let us know if you plan on adding them to your personal collection.

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Timbaland Reveals New Young Thug Collaboration

Decades are first showing up on the scene, Timbaland continues to support contemporary artists. Following the recent release of a new collaborative record with Migos star Offset and new-school SoundCloud hero Ski Mask the Slump God, the legendary super-producer has unveiled a preview of a forthcoming song with Young Thug.

Taking to Instagram to debut the first listen of his latest Young Thug collaboration, Timbaland can be seen working in the studio and rapping alongside Thug's nimble flow. No other details concerning the song's specifics have emerged, but it's safe to say this can function as a single. Judging by Timbo's reactions, he's pretty satisfied with how this one turned out.

You can check out Timbaland's Instagram clip -- filmed by Mark Nguyen -- of his upcoming track with Young Thug below. Previously, the pair linked up for a song off Timbaland's 2015 tape King Stays King.

Besides working with Timbaland, Young Thug has been exceptionally busy as of late; in this month alone, we've witnessed a joint project with Future, videos for "Family Don't Matter" and his Lil Yachty collaboration "On Me" and a new single with Chris Brown and Future.

Timbo x @thuggerthugger1 coming soon.... ? ?: @marklashark

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Big Boi’s ‘In the South’ Featuring Gucci Mane & Pimp C Gets Animated Visuals

Big Boi’s latest album Boomiverse is still churning out material with the release of a new "In The South" video. The track, featuring Gucci Mane and a posthumous Pimp C is now accompanied by a vibrant video given the animation treatment.

Big Boi is currently working on a new cartoon called Hotlanta Waxxx. “[This video] is not a part of the Hotlanta Waxx series but it comes from that realm,” he told Yahoo. “Actually, I got the idea from when I was doing the teasers for the songs for Boomiverse. Cory Mo, the producer for the song, has an animation team and he sent me a clip of some of the guys’ work and we got on the phone and just came up with this funkadelic psychedelic video concept for ‘In The South.’” Check out cartoon Gucci, Big Boi and Pimp C above and share your thoughts below.


David Yurman’s Shipwreck Jewelry Collection Recreates the Wear of the Ocean

NYC-based luxury jewelry brand David Yurman unveils its Shipwreck Collection for Fall/Winter 2017. Taking inspiration from British and Spanish merchant schooners, the Shipwreck Collection comes from various historical shipwrecks where treasures were unearthed from across the world. The collection features three variations: sterling silver, 22K gold and 22K gold with sapphire, emerald, and ruby gems.

The eroded nature was first captured by Yurman's master model-makers where the team studied ancient coins and artifacts as inspiration and replicated how the metal gets pitted by salt water over time, thrashing about on the ocean floor. Afterward, they were tumbled to a worn finish. An oxidation/patina process was also meticulously applied to each sterling silver piece. The finished collection include: the 22K gold single sapphire stone Band Ring, 22K gold Coin Band Ring which is also available in sterling silver, and the Band Ring and Cuff in sterling silver.

YouthYouth Is a New Streetwear Brand Made by Young LA Creatives

YouthYouth is a project rooted in the mentorship of young creatives from Los Angeles, California. More precisely, the brand is “a vehicle for promising individuals to pursue an artful outlet while being guided by generations that have come before them. From 16-year-old illustrators to 21-year-old photographers the talent behind the creative aspect exists entirely within this new generation's vision,” said YouthYouth in a statement.

The brand’s inaugural collection dubbed "Don't Stop The Youth" is comprised of vibrant long- and short-sleeve T-shirts embellished with bold graphics. A "nothing-to-lose" and "something-to-prove" mentality shines through on the pieces. Check out the photos above and purchase available pieces now at YouthYouth’s official website and select Japan retailers.

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Under Armour Reduces Outlook Following Negative Third Quarter Results

Under Armour is not having a brilliant year. With challenges including a survey that ranked its sneakers uncool and a stock-shattering Kevin Durant diss, the company had to enact layoffs due to lackluster sales.

Although the company enjoyed some success, like seeing The Rock's sneaker sell out immediately and Stephen Curry's Curry 4 predicted as the #1 basketball sneaker, the company reports that revenue has fallen by 5%, down to $1.4 billion USD. International sales rose up by 35% but domestic sales tumbled by 12%. Furthermore, the company is incurring costs due to a planned restructuring, which could run up costs around $140 million USD to $150 million USD. In light of these concerns, the company has refocused its expectations for 2017's net revenue and gross margin down from where it expected to end the year.

Take a look at the information on Under Armour's investor site. Meanwhile, the company has released a look at another Cam Newton C1N.

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ASICS GEL-DS Trainer OG Dons Black

ASICS's GEL-DS Trainer OG is back in black. Originally launched back in 1995, the silhouette returns sporting a monochromatic aesthetic with subtle detailing. Its overlay sees leather material while its underlay is met with mesh and a sturdy netted toebox. Branding is placed on its tongue in addition to its midsole which hosts ASICS's signature GEL cushioning. For its finishing touch you'll find Volt coloring on its outsole towards the toe area.

Available now, the ASICS GEL-DS Trainer OG in black retails for approximately $150 USD at select retailers such as Foot District. In other news, you can take a look at the Wood Wood x ASICS Tiger GEL-Trainer OG.

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SHOWstudio Reveals Minimalist Fashion Illustration Pop-Up Merch

To celebrate SHOWstudio's award-winning work, Nick Knight and his talented crew have put together an expansive showcase of some of the best illustrative creations and produced some new apparel to commemorate the festivities.

As part of a new exhibit known as the Fashion Illustration Pop-Up, SHOWstudio will be hosting public viewings of Knight and company's "extensive archive of illustrations" on Convent Garden's Floral Street. Made up of all-original productions, the archive comes courtesy of SHOWstudio's efforts for seasonal collection coverage and special fashion and art projects. Besides being able to view the work in-person, visitors will also be able to purchase select pieces and cop some exclusive merchandise. For the clothing offered, SHOWstudio has created a minimalist line of clean, branded hoodies, tees and totes.

Open until January 2018, SHOWstudio's Fashion Illustration Pop-Up will play host to an array of talented illustrators, all of whom will also take up residency in the Floral Street spot; a " reading corner with a curated selection of books and magazines will also be available as a sort of public panel set.

You can check out the address for SHOWstudio's Fashion illustration Pop-Up below and take a look at its merchandise collection above. Most recently, SHOWstudio conducted an insightful interview with A$AP Rocky.

SHOWstudio Fashion Illustration Gallery Pop-Up
15 Floral Street

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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ASICS Celebrates Halloween with Glow-in-the-Dark Pack

ASICS gets in the Halloween mood with two seasonal reinterpretations. The GEL-Lyte Kayano and GEL Mai Knit have both been retooled with glow-in-the-dark detailing and muted colorways.

Featuring knit uppers and neutral color palettes, this pair of sneakers appear unassuming only until the lights turn off. The GEL-Lyte Kayano offers a glow-in-the-dark, one-piece upper and a speckled midsole, while the GEL Mai Knit features a similar one-piece upper and midsole. Both shoes also possess sock-like ankle openings with pull tabs. However, only the GEL Mai boasts a luminescent ASICS logo on the outside heel.

Check out the sneakers at retailers like END. now. Other Halloween-ready sneakers include a new pair of adidas NMD R2 sneakers.

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JAY-Z to Receive GRAMMY Industry Icons Award

At 47, Brooklyn-born rapper JAY-Z has cemented himself as an icon in the realm of rap and business. As such, Hov will receive the Grammys’ Salute to Industry Icons Award at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala, according to Billboard.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement: “His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond. JAY-Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s Grammy Awards." Earlier this year, JAY-Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is currently on tour.

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Dime and DC Shoes Offer Release Date and New Colorway Photos

After releasing initial images of their collaborative drop, Dime and DC Shoes have confirmed the release date of their joint sneaker release and unveiled photos of new colorways.

DC's ‘Legacy I’ has been upgraded with neutral white and black tonal colorways. The white sneaker boasts pops of red color on the heel, sole and tongue pull, while the black iteration renders the same pieces opaque. Dime branding on the midsole and rear complements the usual DC branding on the sneaker's toe, heel insert and tongue.

No price has been revealed but mark your calendars for November 4, when the sneakers release at Dime's Montréal storefront. Anyone not in Canada has to wait for the shoes to drop on the brand's webstore on November 6 at 8PM EST. In other release date news, the Pharrell x Chanel x adidas Hu NMD Runners are finally set to drop.

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