Topman 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Known for its quirky touches to the stereotypical English aesthetics, British label Topman has revealed its offerings for the warmer months of next year via this 2015 spring/summer lookbook. The collection takes a nod towards the ’70s, where influences from Britpop, psychedelics and androgyny are mixed together to create intriguing yet refined looks. An abundance of printed garments are found throughout the lineup, which are then paired with pieces of formal wear with a twist, either by the choice of cut or the palettes of color utilized. Have a look through the images above and keep an eye out for the collection at Topman locations in the coming months.

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Knicks”

Those sensitive to the minutia of New York’s footwear scene might quickly identify the Foamposite as a kind of signature shoe of the city’s youth. As such, it’s only logical that Nike might release a city-themed version of the Air Foamposite One – seen here in this forthcoming "Knicks" colorway. It’s worth noting that the colorway was originally designed for Knicks superfan Spike Lee, and as such features a fittingly outspoken orange and blue upper. These features rest atop a clean translucent blue outsole, which reveals a subtle white under layer. A surefire pickup for loyalists after a drumroll of curiousness, cop this release from retailers such at Sneaker Politics beginning November 26.

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Rihanna Reportedly Set to Design a Line for PUMA

Not content with letting adidas and Kanye have all the fun, Puma is reportedly in the final stages of signing Rihanna as an exclusive designer and ambassador for the brand. In a deal worth over $1 million USD, Rihanna will lead her own team in developing a new line of lifestyle shoes and apparel that evoke the singer’s notoriously daring sense of style. Building on her experiences working with brands like Armani, UK-based River Island, and MAC Cosmetics, Rihanna has stated a strong desire to instill her own attitude and aesthetic throughout the new line. That’s good news for Puma, who have proven they’re willing to give artists a platform to express their own vision, hiring Solange Knowles as an art director, and collaborating on projects with visionary architect Philippe Starck. Puma’s newest deal with Rihanna could be the start of something big. And with creative ambition flowing on both sides, the collaboration should be impossible to ignore as well.

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adidas Originals by NIGO 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook featuring Ratking

As underground New York art-rap group Ratking has done with hip-hop itself, leave it to the group to bring a fresh perspective to a relatively seen topic. The group is the subject of the latest lookbook from adidas Originals, highlighting the brand’s collaborative range with iconic Japanese designer NIGO. Hot on the heels of a secret live performance in their hometown, here we find the trio front and center for photographer Ari Marcopoulos – who of course brought his own outsider aesthetic to the photo set. Enjoy the pictures here and pick up the adidas Originals by NIGO collection at select retailers worldwide now.

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The Secret To Creating A Huge Company, According To Peter Thiel

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One of the main philosophies in Peter Thiel’s book, and something he discussed a lot during a speech at the Demo conference, is the notion that successful businesses solve a specific problem, and go on to become a monopoly in their newly defined field. That should be an entrepreneur’s main goal, he believes. 

Someone in the audience asked him what’re the top 3 unsolved problems that have the potential to become a successful and monopolistic startup in their field. 

He mentioned a couple, such as the challenge of finding cheap and clean energy, as well as several diseases that still need cures, like Alzheimer’s’. 

But there’s something else people need to keep in mind when starting a business. 

"It’s always which problems are you really passionate about that are important that you can work on," he said.

"I think for anyone founding a company, the three questions you’d answer are what are some important questions that, number two, you can contribute on solving, and number three, that for some strange reason other people are not really focused on, and they have some psychological block where they haven’t seen this as a problem that’s important and solvable."

In other words, look for the problems that you’re passionate about solving, but that other people think are either impossible to solve, or too small to bother with. That’s where to start.

Watch the entire video on Demo’s site. (The part where he starts talking about problems is around the 43-minute mark.)

SEE ALSO: Peter Thiel Says People Are Scared Of The Future And Silicon Valley Doesn’t Get It

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Ghostface Killah featuring AZ – Double Cross

Ghostface Killah and AZ boast a half century of work between the both of them, and they’re still spitting as sharp and agile as ever. Having previously liberated another AZ collaboration off his forthcoming 36 Seasons LP, Ghostface Killah returns with another AZ pairing entitled "Double Cross." Over some nod-inducing boom-bap, Ghostface and AZ bust out fiery noirContinue Reading

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Meet the Nike Air Penny 1 “Doernbecher” Designer in Dallas

While many are patiently awaiting the release of this year’s Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection on November 23rd, a very special event is also just around the bend. Set to be held at the Collective Status in Dallas, TX, on December 28th, will be a meet and greet event with Alejandro Muñoz, the designer of the […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Black/University Gold

Nike SB adds to the ever-growing collection of Dunk Low Pro colorways with this subtle look in Black/University Gold. The iconic design receives an all-black suede upper with just a bit of mesh used for the tongue and heel collar. The midsole gets a low-contrast shade of dark grey, while university gold adds some color […]

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NPR Podcast Spotlights Sneaker Reselling

When it comes to sneakers and releases, resellers are a common fixture. Cashing in on the hype surrounding highly anticipated releases, resellers fatten their pockets without any of the profits going to Nike. In a recent podcast, NPR spotlighted the subject of reselling to provide even more analysis on the booming market. Listen in on the […]

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Sequoia” Release Date

Straight from Nike comes our best look yet and an official release date for the Kobe 9 Elite “Sequoia”. The high-top Flyknit construction for Kobe’s ninth signature shoe features a blend of Sequoia, Rough Green and Hyper Crimson hues complemented by a speckled midsole and tonally textured synthetic paneling. Reflective silver branding and grey outsole […]

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DJ Khaled x B&O PLAY Beoplay H6 Headphones

Global hitmaker DJ Khaled reached a deal with Bang & Olufson and Heads Audio earlier this summer to produce the latest hip-hop endorsed headphones. Khaled has teased the BeoPlay H6 headphones in his music videos and via social media but now, the lux earpieces are finally available to the public. Officially dubbed the "H6 with DJ Khaled," each set offers a clear and distortion free listening experience. The adjustable headband and ear muffs are made from premium leather and padded for comfort. Three initial colorways have been revealed: red/black, black/gold and black/red. Each pair comes with its own headphone bag, cable with attachable remote and start guide. Pre-order your H6 with DJ Khaled now for $399 USD at Head Audio’s online shop.

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Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) Play EMTs in “Blockbuster Night Part 1″ Video

Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) Play EMTs in "Blockbuster Night Part 1" Video

Killer Mike and El-P have shared the video for "Blockbuster Night Part 1", taken from their recent album as Run the JewelsRTJ2. Directed by Trevor Kane, the clip casts the rappers as a pair of naughty EMTs who spend their time getting into all sorts of trouble: speeding through the streets, getting high, and lazily attempting to rescue a cat stuck in a tree by tempting it with a toy. At one point, Black Lips‘ Cole Alexander is dragged out on a gurney, boots and all; at another, the duo chow down in a diner while a guy has a heart attack. Watch the madness below.

Read "Last Rappers Standing", David Drake’s feature on Run the Jewels.

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