Our weekly top picks featuring our selection of the best ten stories of the week. Check out run-down of the selections after the jump.
I imagine the concept of bringing artistry to packaging is something that will get more and more popular. Nevertheless, with Malibu entrusting colette/Sold Out’s LA MJC to hand-pick a cast of artists, the white bottle that has come to define Malibu and its sweet booze is no longer the fancy of just high school girls but art buffs alike. This will probably garner some decent attention when you have the likes of James Jarvis, Delta and So-Me working their creative magic.
Utilizing Schoeller’s 3M 2.0 material Schoeller-Reflex, you have what is now an updated and better version of the popular reflective material. Adding new durability aspects, I hope to see this more often, but hearing of a ~$500 USD price, I hope the material isn’t THAT expensive. The 420 model is far from my favorite out of New Balance’s awesome range but this will definitely give the shoe some spotlight.
Levi’s Fenom offers an interesting take on a classic. Known for their re-interpretive styles, they’ve given the jean jacket a much needed revamping with knitted highlights and the Fenom trademark zipper pocket.
Backed by a strong brand philosophy, Suburban Bliss featured a range of graphics I really appreciated. Simple in nature, a closer look unveils a wealth of little tiny detailings. Having the chance to see the collection up close and personal, the quality, especially that of the fleeces is a strong point as well.
Another solid release from Visvim. The fall/winter season is always my favorite for the simple fact that it’s the season of outerwear. Things never really get too cold in Hong Kong which is unfortunate giving you little reason to stock up on jackets.
An interesting read provided by Andrew Bunney and Roger K. Burton as they offer a great deal of insight on the history of youth fashion in Britain. Today’s youth fashion seems to offer very little in the form of societal statements like the past. Everything from zoot suits to the punk era all feature some interesting implications in their respective societies at the time.
Some unconventional styles out of Shorty Fatz gang bring a new dimension to the growing bike market. Despite gas prices being down and for the wrong reasons due to the falling demand, I can see bikes making a strong re-emergence amidst global shifts in keeping things green.
Right out of left field, Bape teams up with the Tempur on pillows… WTF. Pretty dope collaboration regardless, taking Bape’s trademark camo aesthetic to new heights and new products is something I can appreciate when you engage in collaborations outside your brand’s genre.
In a move that’s happened rarely for New Balance’s lifestlye shoes, we see the fabled MT580 wrapped up in a breathable Gore-Tex membrane over three distinct and bright tonal colors. I would definitely like to see the same application of Gore in less obvious instances in the future though.
A man that commands great respect in the music industry for this countless contributions, Supreme does another great tribute working together to release not only the obvious in Miles Davis tees but also a re-release some of Davis’ finest work. I’ve always got to give it to Supreme for bringing in, exposing and educating through their artist-related collaborations.