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Fashion 101: How A Bathing Ape Got It’s Name

NIGO points to the 1968 film Planet of the Apes as a source of inspiration. Additionally, in speaking with CNN back in 2006, he commented that “it was meant to be sarcastic. The name ‘A Bathing Ape’ is short for a Japanese saying ‘a bathing ape in lukewarm water.’ It’s a reference to the young generation being spoiled, pampered and too complacent.” Thus, the name is a slight jab/critique on the laziness and opulence of the generation of youths who consumed his products.

Former Nike Design Director Introduces CYLO, the Ultimate Urban Bicycle

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Former Nike design director Eric Duvauchelle is planning to launch what he calls “the ultimate urban bicycle” with CYLO.  The CYCLO is designed with performance and functionality at the forefront and comes equipped with all the features you need for riding in cities such as dynamo powered lights and a brake light for safety, fenders to keep you dry and a carbon belt drive to keep your pants clean.  Check out all the specifics at  CYLO’s official website

Mishka Pre-Summer 2014 “R1TU4L5” Video Lookbook

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Mishka—Born in Brooklyn, Raised in Hell—has just released its R1TU4L5 Pre-Summer 2014 Collection. The collection recalls and reinterprets many of the darker more esoteric themes that have been present in Mishka’s graphic vocabulary. Mishka means strangeness, and the brand has reimagined its strangeness for the beginning of its second decade.

The collection draws inspiration from Mishka’s obsession with the Internet and the occult. Mishka’s roots have always been planted in obscure, strange and modern-day arcane cultural touchstones. Mishka is exploring what it means to reinterpret those touchstones with its newest collection. This is not a departure for Mishka. It is a redefining of already existing and present themes within Mishka’s world.

The collection comprises snapbacks, jerseys, and long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts. The R1TU4L5 Collection is available now.

Checkout the collection here. 

Fashion 101: How Supreme Got It’s Name

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Supreme doesn’t actually own the trademark to a name that has become ubiquitous with brand allegiance. In speaking with Interview Magazine back in 2009 founder James Jebbia said, “Supreme wasn’t meant to be a brand. I just was like, ‘Hey, that’s a cool name for a store.’ But it’s become a problem since it’s become a brand because we don’t own the name. It’s a good name, but it’s a difficult one to trademark.”

He went on to say, “With Supreme, there were no grand plans—with the name, with the store, with anything. It all just evolved. These days, it’s a lot more difficult to do that. You’ve got to come out with all guns blazing right away or you don’t stand a chance. Whereas when we first started, there weren’t blogs ready to shoot us down the day we opened. We were given time to make mistakes and grow.”

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Trailer

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett

Kate Moss By Terry Richardson

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Iconic celebrity photographer Terry Richardson captures the legendary Kate Moss for the March issue of Lui Magazine. Kate can be seen striking very provocative poses with sheer lingerie and also in the nude for Lui, which is the French equivalent of GQ resurrected by Parisian nightlife impresario Jean-Yves Le Fur last year. For a full look at Kate Moss’ cover and photo spread, visit Terry Richardson’s website here.

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HUF Spring 2014

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HUF brings the warmth with their  Spring 2014 apparel collection featuring colorful all-over tropical prints on short-sleeve woven shirts, pullover fleece hoodies and snapback caps. Besides the colorful array of tops in the collection, HUF also has some dark greys and blacks in nylon jackets, a polyester mesh football top and cotton chambray baseball shirt for your inner emo.  Graphic tees and tie-dyed logo crewneck sweatshirts round out the standout pieces from the collection. The HUF Spring 2014 apparel range is available now through the brand’s online store.

More of the collection after the jump. Read the rest of this page »

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