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THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL 2012 Fall/Winter Outerwear Collection

THE NORTH FACE‘s PURPLE LABEL gives us a closer look at its Fall/Winter collection for 2012. The range comes featuring a a set of technical yet modern jackets and vest options. Modeled on classic styles, a 65/35 cotton nylon blend and Polartec insulation provide a bolstering addition to this release, while waterproofing treatment has also been incorporated across several items. Two-tone colorways round out this collection with snap closures, a bevy of pockets and durable construction coming standard for this season.

Supreme Dogs & Ducks Canvas Camp Caps

Supreme is releasing another great accessory which coems the form of this Dogs & Ducks Canvas Camp Cap. Available in both tan and navy colorways, the new caps feature the Dogs & Ducks motif, the same one seen on some of the label’s Fall/Winter pieces, printed on a canvas upper. The new caps can be found at Supreme stores and the Supreme online store for $44 USD a piece.

Play Cloths 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Play Cloths gives us a look at its 2012 fall/winter collection. The collection will come featuring a mix of colorful, printed, and patterned garments to accompany the more understated offerings. Fans of the brand might also recognize that this season also sees the return of the “Chief Jack” graphic which has adorned several popular garments from the label in seasons past. Specific standout items in the collection include the dip-dyed denim shirt, textured crewneck sweatshirt, and distressed denim jacket that is classic in silhouette and fabrication but adorned with an embroidered “Chief Jack” patch on the back. The new offerings from Play Cloths are available via the brand’s online shop.

MellowHype – Grill

MellowHype release a new track from their upcoming album, Numbers, entitled “Grill,” and it features verses from both Hodgy Beats and Left Brain. Numbers hits retailers this coming Tuesday, October 9, on Odd Future Records.

Wale – Arrival


Wale releases this new track “Arrival” on his Twitter account. The track isproduced by Ceezy and may be featured on his third studio album, titled I Ain’t Perfect, but we will have to wait to confirm this.

The Inspiration Behind the “Blue Diamond” Nike LeBron X+

Did you know that authentic blue diamonds can conduct electricity? Just one the many facts emanating from the release of the newest Nike sneaker colorway for the The Nike LeBron X+ “Blue Diamond”. The sneaker embodies the perseverance of heat, pressure, and unbreakable emergence and electrifying talent of its namesake. Check out a full explanation of the The Inspiration Behind the “Blue Diamond” Nike LeBron X+ on the Colorway Chronicles.

Flosstradamus – X☮ (EP)


Oh boy! A new Flosstradamus EP! Today the Chicago duo of Flosstradamus release a new ep titled X☮. The small compilation showcases the ever-popular trap influence from the Chicago-based tandem throughout three energetic tracks. You can download the project by following the link here and using the password “bannedboyz.”



Introducing the LeBron X

Nike took the day out to officially introduce the next in the LeBron James signature sneaker line. There is more to the Nike LeBron X than meets the eye and comes tailored to fit King James’ specifications. The aesthetics of the sneaker are inspired by the look of a diamond, and each colorway has a story behind it. The LeBron X introduces new features in the form of a full-length Zoom Air Unit, as well as being the first signature basketball sneaker to offer fully load Nike+ technology. Check out the video below of LeBron James explaining his 10th signature shoe. Then, head over to Nike Inc. for a full overview, and get to know the Nike LeBron X.

Public Enemy & N.W.A Among Nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

Public Enemy and N.W.A are among fifteen artists and groups that comprise the list of 2013 nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for nomination, an artist or group had to release its first album or single at least 25 years ago. While the 2013 nominees issued their first recording no later than 1987. However, N.W.A’s first album was released in ’88, their first single “Panic Zone” came out a year earlier.

The list of nominees includes the Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Chic; Deep Purple; Heart; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Albert King; Kraftwerk; the Marvelettes; the Meters; Randy Newman; N.W.A; Procol Harum; Public Enemy; Rush; and Donna Summer. Heart, Jett and the Blackhearts and Summer were among the nominees in last year’s vote. Summer, who died in May, and Chic were also nominated in ’10.

600 artists, historians and members of the music industry vote in the annual election, which is now in its 28th year. A date has yet to be set for the announcement of the inductees. The annual induction ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013. Cross your fingers.

Prada Fall/Winter 2012 Presented Through Illustrator Richard Haines: Il Palazzo

Richard Haines is an acclaimed fashion designer turned fashion illustrators. He is well known for his popular blog What I Saw Today and his keen eye for design. For Fall/Winter 2012, Prada commissioned Haines’s expert eye and artistic intuition for a multi-platform project featuring the fashion house’s collections for the season. “Il Palazo,” according to Prada, references the ‘palace of role play’ where “Hollywood leading men Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Jamie Bell walked a red carpet runway.” The project will unfold in stages, with a series of rare and collectable book releases featuring Haine’s original sketchwork for Prada culminating in a project app and dedicated platform on The last element will showcase a “virtual Palazo” in which visitors will be able to discover “rooms” full of Prada accessories, as well as Haine’s artwork. Look for the project as it takes place throughout the month.

55DSL Presents “Beyond Mountains, More Mountains” – A Film by CANADA

55DSL will be releasing a new video “Beyond Mountains, More Mountains” directed byCanada. In the film, the adventures of a young couple are perfectly captured as they first find each other, and later journey off in search of a missing boot. Venturing through Italy, the couple’s relationship mimics that of the Sicilian landscape, from extreme euphoria — reflected in the peaks of Mt. Stromboli — to shattering uncertainty which is depicted in Carrara, the location where Michelangelo sourced the stones required to make his sculptures. Much like the masterpieces carved from rough stone, an end product is achieved through this adventure, and rather than finding the missing boot, the couple find Italy — perhaps a subtle nod to the geographic shape that mimics that of a boot. Watch the video above to see the story unfold while at the same time, getting a preview at the ready-to-wear label’s 2012 fall/winter collection.

How did you guys originally get into filmmaking?
We came to this from different backgrounds and approaches. There’s not a specific way to get to do this job. Just plain love for moving images, truth and beauty, maybe.

How would you describe your style?
We leave the creation labels to you guys, we just do the thing the best way we know.

What were some of the challenges to capturing footage from the two-week trip in Italy?
We were a very small team with a tight schedule and a short budget, so everything was done with a lot of effort and an open mind to improvisation. The hardest was to travel and shoot at the same time. When you hear we were in Italy shooting for 10 days that’s quite wrong because most of the time we were just traveling. We were always in a fucking rush. We hardly even ate during the shooting. It was hard, but it was worth it.

55DSL has consistently professed their desire to “fuel creativity.” Entering into the project, did you have everything planned out strategically or did some of the creativity in the final film develop organically from being on the road?
We had a strategy to approach this, but we were also open to what we’d find, the final edit is a mix of things in that sense. Most of the ideas were established previously, but worked out adapting ourselves to the reality we found.

What was the inspiration behind the film?
The Italian culture, which we love.

Did you have a specific personal message behind the film?
Not really. There are not answers but maybe just questions.

How did the setting and location play into the development of the film?
The landscape, it’s actually another character. We approached this job as a piece about what we know about Italy, and trying to find if that idea of Italy we had still existed. The film’s structure was based on some locations that meant things to us, like Carrara, where Michelangelo took the stones to make his sculptures, or Stromboli, which means a lot to us in terms of our memory of Italy through cinema. So locations played a major role regarding the film.

What was the most difficult part of creating the film?
The shoot was certainly hard, as we had to work with a very light unit. It was very hard to have things in place and we had to be open to constant improvisation.

The style of the film’s color and setting weren’t shot to reflect a modern outlook, what are your thoughts on your current videomaking landscape?
There’s a lot of interesting things going on, that’s for sure. The film was shot in 16mm and that gives it a feeling that we love, but we were not looking for a retro feeling whatsoever.

Levi’s Launches Its Made-To-Order Project in New York City

Levi’s takes a page from Bespoke taylors and by creating a personal made to order store for its denim. The label’s Made-to-Order Project has officially debuted at the Levi’s Meatpacking Store in New York City, where customers will be able to build a pair of bespoke jeans from scratch. Using the classic 501 style as a base, custom options include materials, fit and a slew of design details like thread color and grommet type, and patterns will be kept on file for future use. The material offerings encompass 6 raw selvedge fabrics and washes and 8 sundries choices, ensuring that the everyday garment will indeed be one you’ll want to wear every day. Prices start at $450 to $750 and the jeans will take approximately 2 weeks from fitting to completion.

Photography/Source: John Ong/Hypebeast