Beyoncé and JAY Z: Bang Bang, Part One (Short Film)

 

Watch the video above which is Part 1 of  Beyonce and JAY Z‘s ‘On the Run’ stadium tour short-film Bang Bang. The video was directed by New York-filmmaker Dikayl Rimmasch, and is inspired by French new wave cinema and looks to various vintage photography equipment to produce its classic feel. Watch above

Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch and soundtracked by an Ennio Morricone classic, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter that appeared throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer. Below, we’re in conversation with the steadfast director—also known for his black-and-white campaigns for RRL by Ralph Lauren—about Bang Bang’s conception and what it’s like to direct contemporary music’s most iconic performers.

Read the full interview at Rimmasch

Disney x Ron Herman Capsule Collection

Ron Herman teams up with the house that Walt built to create a  capsule collection of sweaters and kitchenware adorned with iconic characters from the Disney archives. Each item in the collection comes  vintage-style and that includes the  pre-aged crewneck featuring a cracked print of Mickey Mouse, accompanied by plates, saucers, trays and cups bearing the iconic character.

A further set of mugs and glasses sport depictions of a variety of Disney legends, combined with charming vintage-style typography that furthers the mock vintage feel of the collection.

Look out for more info on the release of this collection soon.

Motown Records x Black Scale Lookbook

Black Scale and legendary music label Motown Records are creating a collection that honors the artists and legends to record for Motown.  Enlisting Motown’sMila J for the lookbook, the collection features a range of tops and sweaters that incorporate archive artwork and photos from the music house. The result is a nostalgic collection consisting of iconic images of artists from Motown’s roster such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross emblazoned on the garments. Black Scale offers streetwear accents via bold branding motifs on the sleeves and chest areas. The collection is available now at  Black Scale’s New York flagship store.

William Bell ft. Snoop Dogg “I Forgot to Be Your Lover”

Snoop Dogg lends his talents to the Stax Records legend William Bell‘s iconic soul cut “I Forgot To Be Your Lover,” off the soundtrack to the upcoming Soulsville documentary Take Me To The River.

Take Me To The River is in theaters today and features performances from a laundry list of greats like Bobby Rush, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay and The North Mississippi All-Stars.  Watch it above.

Get In The Pack: The Nike Tech Pack Lookbook App

With Nike Tech Fleece as its champion, the Fall 2014 Nike Tech Pack Collection offers increased functionality on instant-classic silhouettes and reinvigorates time-honored styles.

Since its debut in 2007, Nike Tech Pack has stood for forward-looking design with an emphasis on uncompromised function. Nike Tech Fleece, introduced in 2013 and created for the contemporary athlete, reimagined classic Nike silhouettes with an advanced fabric saturated in benefits such as superior breathability, insulation and articulation.

Season after season, The Nike Tech Pack Lookbook App will bring the latest collection to life through the stories of the world’s greatest athletes. In the app Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Genie Bouchard, Victoria Azarenka, Richard Sherman, Li Na, Kevin Prince-Boateng, Angelica Bengtsson, Paul George, Perri Skakes-Drayton, Sean Malto, Juan Martin Hernandez, Hotaru Yamaguchi, and C.Y. Lee all share insight on their daily lives and what they do to continuously raise the bar in their respective sports.

The app’s fully-shoppable experience also features an inside look at the new Tech Pack styles and the innovation behind them, the Tech Pack all-star film, and behind-the-scenes video content.

The FA14 Tech Pack look book is now available for users with iOS devices in the U.S. in the iTunes Store.

Odd Future Launches 24-Hour Commercial Free Radio Station

Odd Future releases a new project:   a 24-hour commercial-free radio station. The inaugural programming has started today at 9 p.m. PST, and is set to run 24 hours, seven days a week through dashradio.com.

In an email conversation with The FADER, the group’s manager Christian Clancy shared that it’s “basically a 24/7 commercial free station for their shows, their shit, their friends and music they like.. live show on tuesdays. specials.. whatever they come up with. could be absolutely amazing or a complete disaster.. ha…go eagles.”

 

 

Nike to Unveil the Lebron 12 on 9/16

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the LEBRON 12 will debut at a media launch event at Nike World Headquarters.

The LEBRON 12 was designed with personal insight and inspiration from 10-time All-Star LeBron James. Engineered to match James’s explosive playing style, the LEBRON 12 combines technical benefits and deep storytelling around his remarkable skills.

For complete multimedia content on the LEBRON 12, visit NikeInc.com on Sept. 16.

Watch Jessie Ware’s visuals for “Say You Love Me”

Jessie Ware releases the video for her latest single, “Say You Love Me.”  The video has Ware, by herself, throned upon a large prop-rock and belting her heart out, while the camera pans in and out and time slowly shifts. Jessie Ware’s forthcoming LP, Tough Love, will be welcomed into the world on October 6 (UK) and October 21 (North America). You can check out the video for “Say You Love Me” above.

The Best of the Uniqlo +J 2014 Fall/Winter Collection is Coming

Uniqlo and Jil Sander will revive their “Uniqlo +J” collaboration this fall with a special release for Fall/Winter 2014.

In 2009, UNIQLO and designer Jil Sander began a three-year collaboration under the +J moniker. The collection was considered by many as one of the most successful co-brands of high-fashion and consumer retail, the UNIQLO +J collection due to its minimalist approach to fits, cuts and color, and exceptional shapes.

The 2014 collection will be known as the “The Best of +J,” and will be limited edition release featuring some of the collaboration’s best pieces, including perfectly tailored suiting, cardigans, puffer jackets, button-downs, and more. The Best of +J Collection is set to hit Uniqlo October 10.

UNIQLO’s new Chestnut Street store in Philadelphia will get the collection early, on October 3.