Virgil Abloh Gives Us a Look at The OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Force 1

Over the last few months, we have been teased on the upcoming collaboration between Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE and Nike on the Air Force 1. Yesterday, Virgil Abloh posted a photo of the anticipated shoe himself on his Instagram account.

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Remember the amount of attention around the VLONE Air Force 1 High release that appeared at pop up locations? Clearly, this collaboration will have even more buzz. The black sneakers feature raw stitching, a metallic swoosh, and white shoelaces emblazoned: “shoelaces.” The shoe also has a “AIR” tagging on the midsole. As you can tell, we don't have much on the release date but it is hinted to be very soon, so keep a look out!

OFF-WHITE x KITH unveil "OFF-PALETTE" Collaborative Capsule Collection

Two of the most talked about brands, KITH and OFF-WHITE came together for an OFF PALETTE collection for Spring/Summer 2017. Fashion geniuses Ronnie Fieg and Virgil Abloh collaborated for a capsule collection. Dubbed “OFF PALETTE,” the range include oversized T-shirts, crewnecks and hoodies. The collection sees OFF-WHITE silhouettes with KITH’s signature color palette of tan and apricot. Nonetheless, we see footwear making its way into the capsule collection. The OFF-WHITE hiking boot boasts grey suede throughout its upper with black and pink. The collection stocks up of both men and women with stand out piece such as apricot-colored pullover hoodie, long-sleeve tees, and of course the OFF-WHITE Hiking Boot. 

The capsule collection is set to launch on March 18 at KITH’s New York locations, KITH Maxfield and online. FYI, each pair is handcrafted in Italy and will be limited to only 20 pairs. Check out the pieces above and tweet us your thoughts!

Nike Releases Air Max Day Soundtracks for Each Upcoming Model

BY ALISON CARNEY

With Air Max Day coming soon, Nike Greater China has released a soundtrack celebrating the line of iconic sneakers. Teaming up with six different producers, some of whom have performed at Boiler Room, the soundtracks extract the most iconic music trends and elements representing each year an Air Max was launched. Covering 1987, 1990, 1995, 1997, 2016 and 2017, the shoes include the Air Max 1909597LD-Zero and Vapormax. The tracks will also be available for users of the Nike+ Running Club or those who have QQ Music Nike Running Radio. Check out the tracklist and soundtrack below. You can also check out the Friends and Family exclusive of the Air Max 1 “Master” here.

All new adidas x KITH x Naked Consortium NMD CS2

Adidas has collaborated with KITH and women’s sneaker specialist NAKED to unveil the new NMD CS2 silhouette. Previously, the two brands had solo collaborations with Adidas but this time they're here for something new. The three-way collab creates new streetwear designs, ditching the laces to bring a ankle sock design.

The shoe features a white Boost sole with a textured upper, inspired by blending powder paints. Additionally, the lace-free sneaker design wraps around in a sleek way to give an ultra-modern aesthetic. The shoe is available in pink and sandstone color-ways with the three stripes running from the top to the tip of the shoe. The three brands say the design speaks to the female sneaker enthusiast, but still remains unisex. 

The adidas x KITH x NAKED NMD CS will go on sale on March 4 on kith.com and nakedcph.com, and later reaching global adidas retailers on March 11. View the sneaker above!

adidas’ NMD XR1 is Updated With R2 Primeknit Pattern

adidas’s NMD is constantly altered, each progress with new style designs and additions. Now, we see the second generation R2 Primeknit pattern passed on to the NMD XR1. The smart and minimalist design cues, Primeknit and Boost constructions brings an interesting characteristic. 

The NMD XR1 sees an updated upper but with that, the dark NMDs comes with a new black Boost sole unit with gravel textures. Additionally, more details include the black protective cage, leather heel detail and matching EVA plugs.

At the moment no release date has been set for the “Triple Black” NMD XR1, but keep an eye out during the first half of 2017!

John Elliott Collaborates With Nike For LeBron Soldier X

Fashion designer John Elliott has teamed up with Nike to release his version of the LeBron Soldier X. According to Complex, the shoe is to be released on November 11th at the Nike SoHo store and will feature glow in the dark soles, sublimation print on the straps and upper of the shoe, 3M tabs, and orange accents on toes. The LeBron Soldier X by John Elliott will retail for $200. 

Randy Lucas Turns Adidas NMD Into A Moccasin

Randy Lucas, 27-year old and third-generation cobbler, is known for his shoe transformation skills and his most recent project features the Adidas NMD. He's showcasing the shoe at Complex Con, a fair being held in Long Beach California, and according to his Instagram the shoe has been very popular. You can learn more about Complex Con here and and get more information about Randy Lucas here.

Oxford Tan Yeezy Boost 350s set to be released

BY JASMINE JACKSON

Kanye West's newest Yeezy Boost 350 colorway, Oxford Tan, is set to drop on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The low tops in Oxford Tan are composed of a new material, which Adidas says uses its most advanced engineering technique to fit like a second skin.

The Boosts are supposed to offer an incomparable sense of comfort, style and performance. 

West recently gave his sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, both pairs of shoes from his line. West also let Travis Scott and other friends flaunt his shoe line early. 

Make sure to get your hands on these as soon as they're released to the public on Tuesday.

Your last-minute guide to Art Basel Miami 2015

If you’re one of the thousands of art heads descending on Miami this weekend for Art Basel 2015 there are a few must-do-things.

While you might be rubbing elbows with you’re favorite celebs, or at least trying to, there are more than enough pop-up shops and dope exhibits to keep you busy.

Check out our list of the top five things do this year at Art Basel 2015.

A$AP Mob Photo Exhibition

Where: Sidebar, 337 SW 8th St.

When: Dec. 5 12 p.m.-5 a.m.

A$AP Mob will be showing a photo exhibition entitled “Always Strive and Prosper the event will be hosted by Adidas skateboarding and A$AP Ferg. We suspect other members of the team will be on hand for the exhibition. Definitely worth checking out if you’re attending Art Basel 2015.

Sweet Chick Pop-up Shop

 Where: 1424 Alton Rd

When: Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Godson aka Nasty Nas, has put his stamp of approval on this pop-up shop. Grab the crew and head over to Sweet Chick once you’re done partying to grab a quick bite. If you love chicken waffles then this is the place to be. Sweet Chick is the latest partnership endeavor for the legendary rapper.

 Swizz Beatz Presents Casa Bacardi

 Where: Wynwood Curated, 35 NE 29th St.

When: Dec. 3 to December 5 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Swizzy is definitely an art connoisseur. He will be showcasing his own work T’he Dean Collection,” we definitely expected him to be on hand at Art Basel 2015. If you want to party with the famous producer and his famous friends head over to “Swizz Beatz Presents Casa Bacardi.” It’s a mini concert series he’s hosting both Dec 3rd and Dec 5th that will turn into the turn-up right after. His wife Alicia Keys will be on hand as well as Push-T and A-Trak.  We suspect a lot of celebrity sightings at this party.

RETNA Live Painting Sessions

Where: 145 NW 36th St Miami, FL

When: Dec 5–Dec. 6

If you love cars equally as much as art then this is the perfect exhibition for you. A combination of creativity and speed the RETNA exhibit will not disappoint, showcasing his distinctive artwork on a Ferrari. Most famously known for the album artwork on Justin’s Bieber’s latest project “Purpose” RETNA is making a mark on Art Basel 2015.

Lenny Kravitz, Flash Photo Exhibit

Where: 160 NE 40th St.

When: Dec. 5-Dec. 6 11 a.m-8 p.m.

Rockstar Lenny Kravitz will be on hand showcasing other sides of his artistry at Art Basel 2015. The singer is debuting his own photo exhibition. The exhibit features 50 photos all taken by the artist himself. The photos are said to express the soul of his life as a musician.  

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison lands FILA endorsement

 

BY TEMI AKISANYA

FILA announced its exclusive deal with ROC Nation's Boxer and DC native Dusty Hernandez-Harrison.

In this partnership, FILA will be Harrison’s official apparel sponsor during training camps and all of his appearances in the ring starting with Saturday’s fight at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The fight will be available on HBO starting at 9:45 p.m.

Both FILA and Dusty are thrilled to begin this journey together and believe it will do nothing but benefit them both. “As I continue to embark on my pro boxing career, I am confident that FILA will provide me with the gear and support I need to get my job done in the gym and the ring,” Hernandez-Harrison said about the endorsement. "This is only the beginning."


A$AP Ferg and Adidas for Art Basel Miami Beach

BY: TEMI AKISANYA

Adidas Skateboarding and A$AP Ferg are collaborating with photographer Brock Fetch for a special showcase during this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach.

The  exhibit will debut Dec. 5, showcasing photos of A$AP Mob shot by Fetch and a memorial painting honoring the life of A$AP Yams painted by Ferg himself.

The debut of this exhibit will launch Ferg’s capsule collection with Adidas Skateboarding, “Traplord,” which will be available that same day online and select adidas retailers.