Maison Kitsuné’s 2016 Fall/Winter Collection is as Whimsical as Ever

After imagining a newly-deserted Parisian landscape for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, French stalwart Maison Kitsuné has gone in a completely different direction for the autumnal season ahead. Touching down in the Land of the Rising Sun, the label’s upcoming drop channels Parisian chic and Japanese inspiration alike. The results include everything from nods to the Japanese flag and patchwork-decorated haori-style tops to a Mt. Fuji camouflage motif and distinctly Japanese take on the brand’s ubiquitous fox. Everything from varsity letters and retro baseball jerseys to denim workwear and trim button-downs make an appearance as Kitsuné channels Japan’s own spin on the American styles of old.

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Increase Your Jumpman Knowledge with the ‘Air Jordan Encyclopedia 2.0’

You wont have to look much further if you’re aiming to increase you knowledge on the history of Air Jordan sneakers. Thanks to the 2.0 edition of the Air Jordan Encyclopedia, you’ll be provided with memorable imagery spanning the years of footwear during and after Jordan’s career, along with useful information and history that may enlighten you. The latest installment of the book has been updated with brand new content along with a larger page spread. Additionally, you’ll find a higher quality of print within its pages as it covers 30 historical years of Jordan. You can add the Air Jordan Encyclopedia 2.0 to your personal collection at select retailers such as VILLA.

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Chance the Rapper Teases New Music

Chance the Rapper Teases New Music

Chance the Rapper‘s last solo record was 2013’s Acid Rap. Today, he’s teased some new music on his Snapchat, as Pigeons & Planes points out. The new songs could possibly appear on Chance’s upcoming third mixtape. Watch him sing along to the tracks in the studio, below.

Last year, Chance released a collaborative mixtape with Lil B, Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape). He also featured heavily on Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment’s Surf. In recent months, Chance shared new songs "Angels" (with Saba) and "Somewhere in Paradise" (with Jeremih and R. Kelly).

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A.P.C. Reinterprets Classic Menswear for FW16 Collection

French label A.P.C. has unveiled its Fall/Winter 2016 presentation. Chock-full of classic menswear looks, designer Jean Touitou’s understated aesthetic and penchant for minimalism can be seen all over the collection, which is comprised of a mix of outerwear, relaxed suiting, trouser styles, knitwear, shirting and much more. Timeless cuts are made with the precision and craftsmanship […]

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ Houses Get Their Own Teaser Trailers For Season 6

With the impending 24 April 2016 release of the highly anticipated season six from television series Game of Thrones, HBO releases a trio set of teaser trailers that gives us a small taste of what’s on the horizon for three of the four main houses: House Stark, House Lannister and House Targaryen. Somewhat of a status update —  although as is common with the show, anything can happen — we get a narrated excerpt from three characters that speaks either for or against the house, whose battle-scarred banner flutters amidst a backdrop of their region. Simple yet effective, the teaser trailers serve to make us wanting winter to come ever earlier — perhaps even for those already in it thanks to Storm Jonas.

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Loyal Fans Withstood a Blizzard for the KITH x adidas Consortium Tubular Doom Release

All throughout the East Coast of the US, Winter Storm ‘Jonas’ brought in record-breaking amounts of snow creating hazardous conditions everywhere. However, the release of the highly-anticipated KITH x adidas Consortium Tubular Doom was scheduled for this past Saturday, both online and in-store. While many businesses in NYC decided to close their doors due to the safety risk of employees and customers alike, Ronnie Fieg decided to keep his doors open, leading to an unprecedented, yet expected, line in front of KITH’s retail store. Some criticized the move, reprimanding Fieg for endangering people by encouraging them to travel to the store and subsequently wait outside in freezing conditions. Others credited him for having loyal customers and noted that it was their own choice to put themselves in the precarious situation. With the influx of comments on his Instagram Fieg clapped back stating:
"The reason we didn’t reschedule is because there were people who traveled from different states and people who were staying in the city ready for the drop. It wouldn’t be fair to them to change it up. Nobody forced anyone to come to the shop. I don’t like having people waiting in the cold to buy shoes, I don’t get off on that. If I would have had a full staff this morning, I would have set up the line in the shop but we were undermanned and we did everything we could. Before you say, "fuck this guy" just remember I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I already know the right and wrong things to do."
Ethics aside, the collaboration sold out quickly proving Fieg’s lasting influence in the sneaker game.

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Backstage at OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh’s 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Following Virgil Abloh’s latest project in the form of his OFF-WHITE 2016 fall/winter menswear collection, which was unveiled in Paris earlier this week, we now have backstage images that offer a more intimate look. Notable figures present include A$AP Nast and Ian Connor who both surprised the audience with their antics during the finale, where Nast closed the show in his own clothes while Connor abruptly ran out to embrace Abloh during the celebratory lap of honor. As always, the OFF-WHITE show surprised many in its ability to reinterpret streetwear with a high-fashion flavor as it looks to continue its journey into creating a new visual language. Enjoy the backstage images above courtesy of Nabile Quenum and head over here to see the runway images, which also gives a glimpse at a MIDNIGHT STUDIOS collaboration.

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81 Remembered: Kobe, Phil Jackson and More Reflect on Bryant’s Brilliant Scoring Showcase 10 Years Later

It seems like yesterday that Kobe Bryant served the Toronto Raptors with 81 points, becoming second to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point single game NBA record. Nonetheless, it’s 10 years later and we’re all gearing up to see the Black Mamba’s last NBA All Star Game, which happens to be in Toronto. Seemingly a perfect farewell story, Kobe Bryant has been named a Western Conference starter and was the leading vote receiver via fan voting. As many celebrate and remember Bryant’s huge scoring accomplishment, which ultimately sums up a highly decorated career of Championships, Finals MVPS, All Star appearances, Gold Medals and much more, you can only imagine the thoughts that went through many minds who were in attendance that night. From Bryant himself to other figures such as Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak, Phil Jackson (who coached the Lakers during that time), teammate and many others, check out some of their thoughts and reactions during Kobe’s historic moment below and view more here.

Kobe Bryant: I didn’t really pay attention to anything that was said. I was just in my own head and in my own zone. I wasn’t high-fiving anybody. I wasn’t talking to anybody. I just felt like I was in a different dimension. Nothing else mattered. Everything was irrelevant. I really wasn’t thinking about the scoring. I was trying to get us back in the game. We were down by 18 points in the third quarter. I remember at the end of the third quarter I had a steal and I had to hustle to keep the ball in bounds, and then I had a dunk and I said, "We’re in this game and we’re going to win this game." That was the real turning point. Those are the plays that really change momentum — hustle plays. That’s when I knew we’re going to win this damn game.
Mitch Kupchak: Kobe was more than willing to have Phil back on board, and he worked incredibly hard preparing for that season. We had traded Shaquille the previous year, and Kobe had a chance to spread his wings and really just find out in his mind, and our minds, too, where historically he was going to end up. He could have been happy averaging 22 points per game, but this was an opportunity for him to blossom. He wanted to show the world how great he was.
Phil Jackson: I know people in [Los Angeles], particularly, like to see Kobe have a game like that; we all do. Kobe could have attacked if it was a game that was meaningful, flawless and had some competitive zest to it, but that 30-plus [lead] at that time, it wasn’t meaningful.

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A.P.C. 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

French brand A.P.C.’s 2016 fall/winter collection definitely has the traveling man in mind: Jean Toitou’s minimalist tendencies shine through in looks that incorporate menswear staples that are timeless and built to age well, much like the company’s denim. Colorful topcoats and outerwear are paired with tartan-print scarves, bespoke formalwear and tasteful chinos for a preppy look that fits Paris as much as it does an Ivy League campus.

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Jordan Brand Chinese New Year Pack Drops This Weekend

Representing good luck and well wishes within the Chinese community, the kite stands as the free flowing inspiration for the upcoming Jordan Brand Chinese New Year Pack. Consisting of the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO and the highly anticipated Air Jordan 5 Low, both shoes highlight basketball heritage while the kite symbolizes the dream to fly, […]

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