Take skating to a new level in terms of fashion, with these flag print leather skate shoes from the one and only Riccardo Tisci. Tisci outfits a pair of leather skate shoes in a colorful flag print for Givenchy‘s ongoing Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Using a similar motif we’ve seen in the Italian designer’s latest offerings for the French fashion house, the white rubber-soled sneakers complement the label’s iconic high-top sneakers. Available now, you can pick up a pair straight from MR PORTER.
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Checkout a closer look at the newest colorway of the Air Jordan Elements collection – the Air Jordan 5Lab3 in all black with a clear outer sole. This silhouette fuses together the body of a classic Air Jordan 3 with reflective elements of the Air Jordan 5. Also note that the whole upper portion of this shoe reflects light. The Air Jordan 5Lab3 Black will be available on Nike.com on May 17 at 8am EDT/5 am PDT.
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 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—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.
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.”
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