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You’ve never heard of Kuala Pilah. The peaceful village is tucked out of the way in the middle of the Malaysia. But you may start seeing the faces and scenes of traditional life in the village as seen through the eyes of one of its young artists, providing the colorful inspiration for Vans Surf’s latest apparel collection, the Kide Collaboration, which drops today.
“When I am riding my bike, I always love observing the small town and village where I grew up,” says the collab’s namesake artist, Malaysian graphic designer Kide Baharudin. “I like to imagine how the place looked back in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. I try to find the story through my parents’ childhood. I illustrate this in my paintings. I think that was my inspiration.”
Vans was certainly inspired by Baharudin’s work, elevating the talented young painter after he won the Vans Asia Custom Culture contest in 2017 and illustrated the House of Vans Asia Tour poster. He’s been part of the family since.
And the artist is in good company when it comes to footwear trends. Walk down any street in the developed world and you get a sense of the influence of Vans, transcending the boardsports and music worlds in the past five years to arrive on a much broader cross-section of feet: from mall kids to 40-something accountants looking to accent their athleisure wear.
“The word ‘culture’ really caught my eye and inspired me to enter the competition,” Kide says, “I got excited about painting Malaysian history, culture and lifestyle onto the Vans Authentic shoe, so that skaters could learn about our culture.”
The result is a colorful and bold summer collection consisting of a Vans Slip-On crafted with water-based inks and glues on a white/marshmallow colorway with collapsible kick-down heel and UltraCush sockliner for updated comfort.
“My first Vans shoe was the Old Skool,” he adds. “In college, I loved collecting and reading Juxtapoz magazine. I saw most of the artists in the magazine painting and creating art in their Vans. It influenced my style while working in my studio, too.”
Vans also adds an Authentic SF and Slide-On with similar Kide artwork to the new line. They’re matched with a ready-to-party camp button-down of 100 percent Rayon, a 17-inch, four-way stretch tri-blend boardshort, plus a simple 16.5-liter backpack and a pair of hip hats.
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Christmas came early for Colin Kaepernick.
The former NFL quarterback’s new sneaker line with Nike, the “Air Force 1,” sold out in less than two hours on Dec. 23.
The shoes, which retailed for $ 110 and featured an embroidered portrait of Kaepernick on the heel and his personal logo on the tongue of the sneakers, went on sale at 10 a.m. EST Monday. They were gone by noon the same day.
The Nike Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick sneaker features an embroidered portrait of Kaepernick on the heel.
The Air Force 1 line has been a staple at Nike since 1982 and “has crossed the boundary of court to street and, along the way, gone from trend to staple to a global streetwear standard,” according to Nike’s web site.
The latest, the Nike Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick, was “inspired by the voice of the athlete.”
Nike wouldn’t comment on just how many units of the Kaepernick iteration it sold. But instead said in a statement, “This Air Force 1 season, Nike partnered with a collective of collaborators to design an AF1 that connects to their life personally. Colin was identified because we believe his voice and perspective inspire many generations on and off
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Retail companies and brands continue to rack in record sales from this year’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping weekend. But Hanro is giving back — just in time for Giving Tuesday.
The luxury lingerie and loungewear brand is the latest retailer to team with The Little Market, donating 100 percent of proceeds to the nonprofit when shoppers purchase The Little Market x Hanro lingerie bag.
“It was a natural fit,” Hannah Skvarla, cofounder of The Little Market, said of the partnership with Hanro. “We are like-minded companies that prioritize quality and value conscious consumers.”
The travel-size canvas bag, which retails for $ 15, is available while supplies last in Hanro’s Los Angeles and New York City stores, as well as at shop.hanrousa.com.
Proceeds from the lingerie bag will go to support The Little Market.
Skvarla, who cofounded The Little Market with reality star and entrepreneur Lauren Conrad as a way to support female artisans, said she’s thrilled with the Hanro collaboration.
“Not only is the piece timeless, adorable and practical, but proceeds from every bag sold will provide economic opportunity to women around the globe,” she said.
The Little Market, a 501(c)(3) e-commerce site, was started in 2013. The company opened its first retail location in the
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L.A. brand MeUndies, the subscription underwear disruptor that has sold 10 million colorful pairs in seven years, has tapped DJ and EDM producer GRiZ, or Grant Kwiecinski, to be the face of a new collection launching today championing LGBTQ Pride.
An advocate for the community, GRiZ made headlines in June 2017 when he wrote a piece for Huffington Post coming out as gay before releasing his sixth studio album. Founded in 2012 by Jonathan Shokrian, MeUndies has built a business using targeted ads and digital content taking a stand on issues such as same-sex marriage, body positivity and slut shaming. The brand started annual Pride-themed collections in 2017.
The collection of men’s and women’s underwear features the slogan “I Love Me” on the waistband, which is real estate MeUndies has never before used for a printed message. Also available are bras, socks, onesies and T-shirts in unicorn and “Proud” prints, $ 16-$ 78. One dollar from every sale will support the Happy Hippie Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Miley Cyrus that focuses on youth homelessness, the LGBTQ community, and other vulnerable populations. There will be four billboards featuring photos from the collab, three in West Hollywood and one in Denver, where the musician lives.
Quay is known for providing high-style sunglasses at affordable prices, and the QuayXRrod Collection is no exception. Starting at just $ 50, the line features 11 variations of laidback South Beach styles. All feature polarized lenses and premium materials, like metal frames and stainless-steel hinges. From aviators to injection-molded sport shades, the line has something for everyone. And at this attractive price point, they’re bound to be a hit.
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The style world has had its fair share of weird partnerships. Who could forget when Kermit the Frog modeled for the ultracool New York skate brand Supreme, or when the logo for global courier service DHL popped up on t-shirts made by Vetements, currently one of the most-watched fashion houses in Paris right now?
Maybe Supreme asked J.R. Smith to get his name popping a bit more? Probably not, but the NBA soup tosser is seen modeling the streetwear brand’s latest NBA, and Nike, collab.
In new photos posted on Instagram, Smith is seen rocking black and white versions a jersey and short combo from Supreme that features all the NBA team logos in an all over design. The number on the back is 94, and there’s a Swoosh right below.
Not saying it’s a particularly fire look, but it will surely sell out in minutes, probably seconds, so holla at your plug A$ AP.
See below, and more flicks, via photographer Ari Marcopoulos on the flip.
Reebok has collaborated with New York-based streetwear label The Good Company to reimagine the classic NPC UK tennis shoe as part of a new capsule collection, and it’s a worthy successor to its OG forefather.
The archetypal white leather NPC UK, aka the “Newport Classic,” first came out in the ‘80s and became the standard sneaker for everyone from tennis pros to gangster rappers
When makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury launched her line of beauty products, she also created ten iconic makeup looks that showcase the beauty archetypes that inspired her and her aesthetic over the years. In Tilbury’s latest social-media campaign, the makeup artist highlights these looks and asks her fans and followers, “Who will you be?” Then she enlisted illustrator Regina Yazdi to bring those looks to life. We sat down and chatted with Yazdi, who gave us a behind-the-scenes peek into her studio and creative process. The latest from allure.com MillionaireMatch.com – the best dating site for sexy, successful singles!
Knowles, art director and creative consultant of Puma, is really showing off her creative chops this time around for the Saint Heron x Puma collection. The “Word To The Woman” campaign features captivating images of 14 successful women from different backgrounds who are kicking butt in their respective professions. From artists to a psychiatrist to a singer to a DJ to a clinical research coordinator, this is an accomplished group of women. Knowles also interviewed each woman — the videos will be released later.
The two-part collection by Six02 and Knowles’ music label Saint Heron definitely has us excited about the monochrome suede footwear. Who knew photos of sneakers could be so empowering?
Singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy is notorious for sending listeners into a emotional place affectionately known as “The Feels.” His new song, “Broken Heart Broken Eyes,” is no different.
For context, “The Feels” is a place where dreams of a perfect relationship, anguish of heartbreak, and other lovey-dovey sectors of one’s mind intersect, causing a stir of emotions.
Prepare to be thrusted into that space in this edition of The Wrap Up. But don’t worry, records from Problem, Toro y Moi and Rome Fortune, rising rapper IshDARR and more provide balance in the list below.
“It’s not something that I ever anticipated happening … And I didn’t know I’d end up making such a crossover mesh of pop and rap where that would be a collaboration that would be possible,” she said. “In the last two years I kind of transitioned my style so much to where that could be plausible. So I didn’t when I was younger, but it’s really quite surreal.”
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VOLCOM X GROUPLOVE: Hannah Hooper, of the indie rock band Grouplove, drew from her fine arts background when Volcom reached out for an upcoming women’s collaboration.
The Kering-owned brand is set to release a six-piece collection it designed with Hooper, called Lady Grouplove on June 15. The collection retails between $ 37 and $ 89.50.
The singer said she gravitates toward simple shapes and incorporated triangles and squares for one print used in the line, which she described as a “Keith Haring-esque pattern.” The print is featured on a pair of harem-style pants and cropped jacket. There’s also an Egyptian eyeball design Hooper drew that’s used on a pair of leggings and halter bralette.
The collaboration is the first time Hooper’s worked with an apparel brand, although designing clothing is not completely new. She’s designed all of the Grouplove band merchandise and has also hand-painted many of the pieces she and her fiancé Christian Zucconi — the band’s lead singer and guitarist — have worn onstage.
“I hope it’s the first of many,” she told WWD of the collaboration. “I think a lot of people want to see how it does. It’s a step in a new direction for Volcom.”
The line will be sold in about
On Friday night, Drake tweeted out a link to Raptors.com/OVO, which is currently a flash page showing a countdown to March 27. Exactly what will arrive on that date remains unclear, but the rapper did mention it on Twitter back in December.
Southern connection Ludacris and Big K.R.I.T. rap over proper production from Mike Will Made-It? Yes, we have time for that.
The track is titled “Come And See Me,” and is the highlighted release in today’s Wired Tracks. Look for the cut to appear on Luda’s upcoming Ludaversal album, due to release March 31. Pre-order it via iTunes.
Also, peep new heaters from The Purist and Freddie Gibbs, Nemo Achida, Yelawolf, Raz Simone, and more below.
The Purist ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Pimp Hand”
Nemo Achida – “LaLa”
YelaWolf – “Led Zeppelin Freestyle”
Raz Simone ft. Pusha T & Leezy Soprano – “That Ain’t Love”
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