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Kendall Jenner Fronts Calvin Klein Jeans’ 2015 Spring/Summer Denim Series Campaign

After appearing alongside Justin Bieber in the April 2015 issue of Vogue, Kendall Jenner can now claim Calvin Klein as another common denominator. The American model has been debuted as the latest face for Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign for its Denim Series. The collection itself takes a fresh approach to athletic lifestyle staples, appropriating the signature "Calvin" logo across T-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, backpacks and even jogger silhouettes. Shot by American photographer Alasdair McLellan, check out some of the campaign images here. The Calvin Klein Denim Series collection will appear at online and at Opening Ceremony’s New York and Los Angeles doors beginning April 15.

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Rihanna Drops “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna Drops "Bitch Better Have My Money"

As promised, here’s Rihanna‘s new single "Bitch Better Have My Money". It premiered via the lip sync app Dubsmash, before being broadcast on I Heart Radio stations. Listen above.

The track will show up on the follow-up to 2012’s Unapologetic. That as-yet-untitled album is being executive produced by Kanye West and includes the previously released single "FourFiveSeconds" and "American Oxygen", which was previewed during a NCAA commercial for March Madness.

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Watch Chance the Rapper and Action Bronson Perform “Baby Blue” on ‘Letterman’

On Wednesday night, Action Bronson was invited as musical guest to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman. For the first time in televised history, Chance the Rapper and the Queens rapper performed their collaborative track "Baby Blue," which had arguably one of the best music videos of the year. Check the heartfelt performanceContinue Reading

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Rihanna Teases March 26 Release

Rihanna took to Instagram today to possibly tease the release of her latest track. Thanks to its #R8, #BBHMM and #March26 hashtags, the post — which is highlighted by the cover art for the single — suggests that the track, unlike her Home cuts, is the latest single from her upcoming eighth LP and will drop this Thursday. Complex also points out that the braille on the left-hand side of the cover translates to "Bitch Better Have My Money" — which makes sense given the aforementioned hashtags. Regardless, expect something from RiRi tomorrow, March 26.

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Jun Takahashi Talks About the UNDERCOVER x Supreme Collaboration

Having already joined forces with Champion, Vans, Clarks and the New York Yankees this season, Supreme is set to unveil one of its biggest collaborations to-date. The UNDERCOVER x Supreme collection will be releasing tomorrow as part of the Japanese imprint’s 25th anniversary celebration, and with both heavyweights sharing a cult-like status its fair to say that this highly-anticipated offering will be talked about for years to come. Honeyee sat down with UNDERCOVER label head Jun Takahashi ahead of the release, to discuss his experience working with James Jebbia and his views on how the collection turned out. Have a read through the interview below and check out the full range here.
Could you please tell us what lead to doing this collaborative project?
Since this year is UNDERCOVER’s 25th anniversary I wanted to do something exciting for this milestone and suggested some ideas to Supreme. James Jebbia’s first reaction was really enthusiastic, so it made me confident that this project was going to go well.
What kind of an impression do you have towards the brand Supreme?
I started my brand at around the same time as Supreme did and I always liked it. I have a lot of sympathy towards Supreme including its cultural background and what it stands for.
There aren’t too many brands within streetwear, that are both high quality and true to its brand image. That’s what I like about Supreme. This is one of the brands that I’ve liked wearing for a long time.
The street element which UNDERCOVER has and the one Supreme has seem to be quite different.
I think people tend to think that Supreme comes from a major hiphop background, but they also have rock and art inspirations. It’s actually quite similar to UNDERCOVER’s backbone for inspiration.
These common interests made our project run really smoothly.
Do you also mean the links between UNDERCOVER and Supreme, are not only things from the outside surface (visual) but also from core (attitude)?
That’s exactly it. All of the items from this collection are authentic, but I believe the main reason it has become such a strong collection, is because we both have a lot of respect towards each other.
What kind of a process did you go through in creating this collection?
When doing a collaborative project, it is important to understand what the clients think about us, UNDERCOVER. When I asked James he pointed out that UNDERCOVER’s graphic component was particularly strong.
After that I looked through a variety of our old products and graphics that Supreme had sent my way. This made me understand how they viewed UNDERCOVER as a brand. This understanding was the beginning to the project.
Did you have any specific requests from Supreme side?
They wanted to see as much graphics as possible from me. So we picked some out from our archives, and also created some new ones for them. Basically the way it worked was that Supreme made the base design, and we would give some suggestions and additional arrangements on what they had.
But we also gave them some of our requests too, for example our desire to do leather jackets and a trench coat. As for the graphics, "ANARCHY IS THE KEY" is what we have supported since the beginning of UNDERCOVER, and is one of my most meaningful graphics to date.
Did you have any difficulties in expressing what Supreme is throughout the designing process?
Not at all. Like I said before, we have common interests that link us, so I knew from the start that it was going to be a good mix.
Was there anything that you intended to do in working on this project?
I tried not to ruin my own image towards Supreme. As a matter of fact, during the project James told me to do more amendments to the designs. However, I didn’t want to do too much to wipe out the Supreme-ness.
At some points you want to force your idea, but at other points you let your counterpart lead the way. The balance of how to push/pull yourself was tough, but it turned out we did a good job respecting each other.
Just looking at the collection, you can tell there is a good balance of both brands’ essences.
It was my goal for Supreme fans to be able to wear the pieces easily, without even knowing about UNDERCOVER. I’m really glad you can tell that.
It is the 25-year anniversary of UNDERCOVER this year, and over the course of working on the project, did you take a retrospective glance at the brand’s history and/or re-discover something new? Outside of this collaboration I’ve been looking back at the history of the brand, for example in the graphics exhibition we put on last year and for the upcoming release of our 25th Anniversary book. However, the amount of things that I was able to gain throughout this project were tremendous.
Supreme is unique and in many ways, the brand itself acts like media. The collaboration projects with TNF, NIKE and others, which they have been doing regularly are all good examples. You can re-discover a new attraction of each collaborative brand when it’s designed/interpreted by Supreme. Supreme’s selection of brand, products and ideas are always unexpected, which I think is one of their greatest strengths. I was curious to see how they would interpret UNDERCOVER and incorporate that into the designs and the product. I’m very happy with how the collection turned out.
Is there any piece that you would like to wear?
I like the whole collection and would love to try all the pieces on. The bondage pants are my favourite, I think it’s different from the original punk style that Hiroshi and I would think of, but works well as a part of the collection. It’s fresh.
So you enjoyed working on this project? It was a great experience.
Will there be another Supreme/Undercover project in the coming seasons?
We haven’t talked about it. The project this time was really special, so we do not expect to do it often, but if there’s another opportunity I’m definitely down.

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Listen to Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson’s New Track “Warlord Leather”

Hot on the heels of Earl Sweatshirt’s, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, and Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful comes a joint track from the two to commemorate their efforts. “Warlord Leather,” sees The Alchemist on production…

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Jerry Seinfeld ft. Wale “The Matrimony” Episode 1

Wale has released a new video in promotion of his forthcoming The Album About Nothing, due next week. The video features Jerry Seinfeld speaking to Wale on the joys and uncertainties of marriage, using a roller coaster as a metaphor for its ups and downs. The discourse ended up being recorded and used for Wale’s single with Usher, "The Matrimony." The two met years prior at a stand-up show, and have now developed a close friendship which would lead to a collaboration on the rapper’s newest album. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes footage, which sees the legendary comedian speak on the state of being ready for matrimony.

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Action Bronson featuring Chance The Rapper “Baby Blue” Music Video

After dropping the track earlier this month, Action Bronson celebrates the release of Mr. Wonderful with the official music video for his Chance The Rapper-assisted cut "Baby Blue." Directed by Lil Chris and presented by the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, the vid is a hilarious nod to Eddie Murphy’s classic Coming to America with Bronsolino taking on multiple roles throughout.
Check out the clip for the Mark Ronson-produced track above — which includes appearances by both Chance and Big Body Bess — and pick up Bronson’s new LP Mr. Wonderful now via iTunes.

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Nike Free Flyknit Chukka Midnight Navy/White-True Yellow

The popular Nike Free Flyknit Chukka gets a colorful makeover for the warmer months. In Navy/White-True Yellow, the silhouette boasts a mostly yellow upper, made of the breathable and lightweight Flyknit technology. Featuring Flywire cables integrated with the laces, the shoe features superb support as well. Fused with Nike Free technology and an injected unit midsole, the shoe offers unparalleled comfort and style. The shoe retails for €185 EUR (approximately $200 USD) at Titolo Shop here.

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