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NAPA by Martine Rose and the Other European Drops Not to Sleep On

The past week has seen some strong products dropping in Europe, with J.W.Anderson's wide-ranging collaboration with Uniqlo finally releasing and Balenciaga's love-or-hate Triple S sneakers selling out almost instantly. The next week has more big releases, with French record label and fashion house Maison Kitsuné unveiling its first ever fragrance, while the long-awaited NAPA by Martine Rose collection is also set to finally hit stores.

It's also set to be a strong week for footwear, with a new squash-inspired Busenitz from adidas, a collaboration between Vans and London label Aries, and a collection of uber-technical boots from ALYX collaborator ROA. We've compiled the best products dropping in Europe this week, as well as all of the information you'll need to get your hands on them.

Our Legacy Fall/Winter 2017

Swedish label Our Legacy is known for its understated luxury, and the brand's latest collection only serves to reinforce that. The collection mixes minimalistic Western wear with sportswear elements, for a drop that is described by the brand as "a study of small-town Americana seen through a progressive lens." The full collection, including this black leather shearling jacket, is available now from retailers including Malmo's Tres Bien.

ROA Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

You may not have heard of ROA, but the Italian hiking boot brand announced itself last year with an ALYX collaboration. Those chunky silhouettes feature again in the brand's latest collection, with innovative technical materials for hiking mixed with the brand's modern aesthetic. The full collection is available now from retailers such as Browns.

Aries x Vans

London's Aries -- the brand from Sofia Pantera and Palace-affiliate Fergus Purcell -- has transported its trademark graphics on to two classic Vans silhouettes. Featuring a cartoon tiger motif that the brand have used before, as well as the words "ARIES ARISE" and a zebra-print pattern, the collection includes two colorways of the Sk8-Hi and two colorways of the Slip-On. The collection is available now from the Goodhood web store.

NAPA by Martine Rose

North London designer Martine Rose's first collaboration with Napapijri has been around for a while, with the lookbook being released all the way back in April. Now, after a six month wait, the collection is finally available, with the strong '90s-inspired outerwear pieces dropping at the perfect time for the colder months ahead. The full collection is available now from retailers such as Machine-A in London.

adidas Busenitz Indoor Super

For this release, adidas has mixed its classic Busenitz skate shoe with the OG Indoor Super -- a classic squash silhouette. The result sees the Indoor Super's blue and red touches and gum sole transported onto a skate sneaker, with a breathable mesh lining and a modified canvas tongue. adidas' Busenitz Indoor Super is available now from select retailers.

Tourne de Transmission Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

For its latest collection, British label Tourne de Transmission has taken inspiration from Ride's 1990 single "Nowhere." Explaining the relevance, the brand's creative director said that it perfectly sums up an individual’s “frustrated inability to change a bigger situation.” The collection features a number of slogans and graphics, with the standout piece being the "Vapour" patchwork mixed-camo and overdyed MA1 bomber. The collection is available now from the brand's web store.

Moncler x Craig Green Collection

The collaboration between Moncler and Craig Green has seen the former's reputation for outerwear mixed with the latter's avant-garde design aesthetic. The latest drop from the two features padded down jackets and sweaters with padded shoulders that reference Green's familiar military influence. The full capsule is available now from END. and other select retailers.

Stone Island "Frost Finish" Capsule

Forever pushing the boundaries of technical materials, Italian label Stone Island has released its latest experimental finish. The "Frost Finish" collection sees pieces such as nylon-woven puffed parkas and cable-knitted sweaters given a marbled "frost corrosion" fabric treatment. The full "Frost" collection is available now from the Stone Island web store.

Maison Kitsuné x Heeley Parfums "Note de Yuzu"

Since it was founded in 2002, Maison Kitsuné has become a multi-faceted creative force which crosses over from music to fashion. For its latest project, the Parisian brand teamed up with Heeley Parfums to release the "Note de Yuzu" fragrance, which takes inspiration from traditional Japanese yuzu baths. The fragrance is set to drop at all Maison Kitsuné stores and Heeley retailers on September 28.

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Justin R. Saunders Previews the Next JJJJound and Victory Sportswear Sneaker

According to Justin R. Saunders, "Lot 2" of the JJJJound and Victory Sportswear Trail Runner is expected to release at the end of September. The sneaker which is inspired by an '80s marathon shoe features nicely balanced portions of mesh and suede in grey, with a beige heel tab, white midsole, and interchangeable green laces. Men's and women's sizes will be available. Check back as more details become available.

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Stevey Ryder Talks About the Legacy of Nike Air Max 1 OG

For the re-release of the Nike Air Max 1 OG, the folks at Footpatrol linked up with Air Max aficionado Stevey Ryder to talk about Air Max 1, its legacy and provided a look at his personal collection. He recalls that the Air Max 1 is "the one" and how Europeans love that shoe. Ryder reveals that his favorite pair is the OG red and whites. Watch the interview above and read more about it on Footpatrol.


UNIQLO JEANS and J BRAND’s Latest Campaign Looks at the Power of the Next Generation

UNIQLO JEANS and U.S. denim brand, J BRAND have partnered up for a global campaign celebrating the way of life of the next generation's creative minds. Amongst those featured are Ernest Hemingway's great grandson Langley Fox Hemingway who is an illustrator, designer and model; and Oasis singer Liam Gallagher's son Lennon Gallagher and several others. Products featured in this release are the first to be produced at the UNIQLO Los Angeles DENIM INNOVATION CENTER, which many have high expectations for. Check out the photos above for a closer look.

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Sinot Presents a 120 Meter-long “Nature” Yacht Concept

Exclusive yacht design company Sinot presents a 120 meter-long concept yacht/vessel called "Nature." The enormous yacht has a lush inner garden that utilizes climate control technology. It has an upper deck observatory that creates a one-of-a-kind platform to see the open waters. Other features include a luxurious VIP room, spa deck, gym and swimming pool. The ship has a crew capacity of 50 people and a guest capacity of 18 people. Check out concept art of "Nature" about and learn more about the proposed vessel via Design Boom.

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Take a Look at FUTUR’s “Season 5” Fall/Winter 2017 Lookbook

FUTUR, the French-Japanese clothing brand with its background in skating, has shared it's Fall/Winter Collection for this year. Amongst the series are long-sleeves, hoodies, and tees. This year's designs heavy with color blocking, bringing an overall retro mood with it, while also staying true to the brand's eastern roots with pieces like its collarless zip-up. Take a closer look at the coming season's collection above, with photos shot in Tokyo by one of the two FUTUR founders, Felix Schaper.

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See Photos of Kith Founder Ronnie Fieg & Shir Yaakov’s Wedding in Israel

KITH founder Ronnie Fieg recently spoke with Vogue and gave an account of his wedding to his now-wife Shir Yaakov. He reveals why it took place in Israel: “Shir and I are both Israeli-Americans and have extended family there. It was the perfect opportunity to show our friends our motherland and have them experience our culture."

Fieg described the aesthetic of the setting: “Shir’s taste is very minimal and clean, so we used lots of white—from the flowers to the fixtures. We wanted an elegant setting that still felt modern," as well as Tommy Hilfiger's involvement with his and the groomsmen's tuxedos.

“Tommy didn’t just agree, but offered to work on my groomsmen’s tuxedos as well, which was very kind of him," Fieg recalls. "All of the tuxedos were bespoke and personalized, and the inspiration behind the fit was James Bond. Tailored, tapered, clean, but classic in every way.”

The ceremony took place outside at Cohav Hayam on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beach. Check out photos from the wedding via Vogue.

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CHARI & CO, New Balance and BEAMS T Come Together for Cycling-Inspired Collection

CHARI & CO, New Balance and BEAMS T have come together for a casual, cycling-inspired collection featuring the 520's, a reflective jacket and track pants, a printed long sleeve, and a sherpa style fleece top and bottom. The navy blue 520 sneaker with its contrasting suede against grainy leather is a design adapted for the series from a factory sample during the '70s and '80s. The jacket and pants on the other hand were designed with cycling in mind, optimized for comfort, weight and visibility. Take a closer look at each item in the photos above. The three-way collaboration will be available at the BEAMS and CHARI & CO online stores October 6, and later in October for the New Balance online store.

How much preparation did it take to capture the continuous shot of the battle within castle black's walls from your perspective?

To achieve that kind of continuous shot, you always need to plan a lot to make sure you succeed. You must repeat the choreography of the camera and continuously adjust the choreography for weeks before actually shooting. Planning the lighting for a 360-degree shot is always delicate as well, as you don’t want a back light to become a front light when the camera points at the other direction.

How much of the show's scenery is achieved using green screen?
Depending on the scene, it could be very little or more involved. When we shoot boat scene for example. Big landscape scenes are sometimes enhanced by adding a mountain peak but we have amazing sets built by our art team, which is led by Deborah Riley, so we take full advantage of that when we’re planning for the scene.

Who you look towards for inspiration?
So many daily things in my life inspire me – nature, my kids, exploring local areas (when the light’s shining on my kids in a particular way, when the trees are particularly lifelike, etc.) – and I love to capture them on camera whenever I can. I also find going to museums is always very fruitful, as well as watching movies from the best filmmakers and trying to see how I would film/bring my own take on it :).

In the commentary track of Season 5 Episode 1, you (or maybe Michael Slovis) mentioned Jon and Mance's conversation was one of your (his) favorite bits in the entire show. How does it feel to see that conversation come full circle in season 7 with Jon And Dany? "Isn't their survival more important than your pride?"

Those moments are always great in GoT, and they are happening more often than we notice. In this case, Jon is in the other shoe and truly understands the dilemma that Mance faced at that time. When planning these scenes, we often apply a similar shooting style to subtly echo the other scene on a cinematography level and bring it full circle.

Any revisited locations from seasons prior?
Of course, a lot of our GoT world is still around, so we will naturally come back to [the] previous environment. Belfast is where our production center and studio is, so we are principally in Belfast. We always go to a stunning seaside Northern Ireland landscape around Belfast as well.

When I’m location scouting, I rarely carry a DSLR nowadays, so I use my smartphone to quickly take pictures and videos. The phone assists me in so many ways, helping me take down exact positioning of the shore, sun, tides, etc. at a given time. That’s why I partnered with LG to launch the new V30 smartphone, which was designed specifically for cinematic videography. As a DP [director of photography/cinematographer], I know the importance of video quality, so having a phone that produces high-quality videos conveniently is great when I’m visiting locations for the GoT.

Any new locations?
That is a secret :)

Will Ghost make a return in season 8? 
Sorry, I can’t comment on future season(s) but everything is possible. Lots of things are still being decided!

Memorable experiences with the cast?
Every day is amazing to be part of this adventure with this incredible cast and crew who grew up with the show, and what an amazing success it became! No egos get in the way of making of this amazing story.

Do you have any theories as to how GoT will end?
Of course, I have theories but the fan base is doing a much better job than I am at finding hidden clues of how the show will end.

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The Barneys Sole Series Takes on the adidas Samba

Hot on the heels of its collaboration with Vans is Barneys New York’s latest partnership with adidas as part of the luxury retailer’s continuing BNY Sole Series. The dynamic cohorts have placed their creative touches on two unique pairs of Samba sneakers. The colorways in question consist of black and white, with both iterations equipped with premium leather alongside a durable rubber sole. Not to mention, the creps boast debossed details across their respective uppers.

Senior Men’s Footwear buyer for adidas, Chris Pepe, expressed that, "This was by far our most technical design to date for the entire BNY Sole Series project. While it may look simple, we spent a lot of time perfecting the final version." He also added, "The whole shoe is constructed of only one piece of soft leather throughout."

Check out the Barneys New York x adidas Samba renditions above and stay tuned for more details.

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Here Are Vivienne Westwood’s Five Favorite Books

You may know Vivienne Westwood as as a successful fashion designer and businessperson but she is also quite the avid reader. “Reading Matters, it’s the most concentrated form of experience we have,” she said in an interview with Dazed. “Empathy: you put yourself in somebody else’s shoes,” she explains. “Each story is an individual’s vision of the world. You become that person as you read, get another person’s life as you go along, gain perspective on the world; you need your human roots: understand the past to understand the present and by comparison, you will make good decisions for a better world.”

She revealed to the publication her five favorite books of all time, and they all happen to revolve around themes of class, political power, social revolution and hard work. Her favorite books are Cao Xueqin's The Story of the Stone, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, John William's Stoner, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984. Learn why they are her favorite books via Dazed.

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Jimmy Choo Announces Off-White™ Collaboration

In recent months, Virgil Abloh and his Off-White™ brand have worked with a slew of popular brands; from Nike to Champion, there have been a lot of collaborative efforts aimed to "stop our scroll." Now, it looks like Abloh's label is about to collaborate with yet another fashion heavyweight.

Taking to Instagram, Jimmy Choo -- now under the Michael Kors umbrella -- has revealed plans to unleash a joint drop with Off-White™. "2 brands, 1 collaboration," reads the caption posted to Jimmy Choo's official Instagram announcement. "Get ready for Off-White c/o Jimmy Choo." As the vignette and post reveal, it looks like the pairing's collaborative pieces are going to make their world debut at next week's Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2018 Paris showcase.

You can view the promotional vignette for Jimmy Choo and Off-White™'s collaboration below, and stay tuned for more.

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