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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Release Date

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An announcement was made this morning that June 9th will be the official release date for both the Platinum and Black colorways of the much-anticipated Nike Air Yeezy 2. Although we’ve all pretty much seen both colorways of the shoe, today we have a first clear look.

“Forging a new form of sport craftsmanship, the Nike Air Yeezy II blends classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demands of bringing hype to a crowd of thousands.

A primal, tactile approach to technology runs throughout every element of the Nike Air Yeezy II. Armored animalistic forms imbue the upper. Hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels are embellished with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The molded rear is sculpted with a reptilian inspired spike, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes was developed to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down.

Bringing the inspiration forward from the late 1980’s basketball foundation of the original Nike Air Yeezy, the II is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and celebrates iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.

There’s absolute function at the Air Yeezy II’s core. Unnecessary padding was eliminated, and the foot-hugging tongue and plush collar are both comfortable and breathable. Fit was essential to the design with the goal to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to Kanye West’s foot. The collar was also lowered to allow for greater movement.

An obsessive approach to materials results in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck. Concealed but opulent details reference ancient civilizations, including a loop strap with hieroglyphics that spell out ‘YZY.’ Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral ‘II.’”

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Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton has just announced that their latest collaborator is none other than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Louis Vuitton contacted the highly respected artist to apply her love for dots to the world renowned luxury label. Past collaborations with Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami saw a lot of success and we can bet 100% that this collab will not be any different. July 11 is the expected date to start seeing some pieces come to fruition. Check out more info at the LV x Yayoi Kusama site.

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Next Generation iPhone Metal Back – First Images

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There have been many assumptions and speculation as to what the next gen iPhone will look like, not to mention some cool concepts. Today we can show you a couple of prototypes that are as close to official as you can get right now. The new phones: one black and one white, will come with metal backs that serve as an antenna and a smaller dock connector.

Earphone jacks will be positioned on the bottom instead of the top this time around and the overall width of the phone will be the same size as the current iPhone with exception that these prototypes will be longer.

via: 9to5mac


COMME des GARCONS Limited Edition PLAY Perfume T-Shirts

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In celebration of COMME des GARCONS’ new line of PLAY perfumes, they have just released two limited edition t-shirts. The Red Play, Green Play and Black Play hearts from the perfume bottles are placed on both tees. Purchase from the Dover Street Market online store.

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COMME des GARCONS Artist Series T-Shirts

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Rei Kawakubo has designed a series of t-shirts in collaboration with artists such as Andreas Ganther, Ali Mitgutsch, E Boy and Where’s Wally?. The collection features short sleeve tees and raglan 3/4 length t-shirts with colorful graphics and designs by the artists. Purchase the collection from Dover Street Market.

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Skate Moss

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Skate Moss, a play off the Supermodel Kate Moss, consists of the design of skate decks, covered with picture material or the name of the iconic top model. Skate Moss was actually conceived on accident with a simple mispronunciation of Kate’s name by Jeff Gaudinet. 

“This thing started by accident, mispronouncing “Skate Moss” (while talking about both skateboard and Kate Moss with my friend Oniram). So I decided to create this useless / pointless platform.”

Checkout the site HERE.

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Richardson Magazine A6 – The Love Issue

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Here we have a first look at the latest issue of Richardson Magazine (A6). NY Magazine labeled Richardson mag as the “Anti-porn Nudie Magazine” and it’s creator Andrew Richardson continues to deliver his hard to find study into all things nude, erotic, pornographic, and sleaze.

Belladonna graces the cover of the A6 Love Issue, and is photographed by Terry Richardson. Hit up Richardson’s online store for the release.

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