Victoria’s Secret Models Play Football for the upcoming Super Bowl

Victoria’s Secret will run a new ad that will run during next month’s Super Bowl. The Super Bowl may be a US holiday but the goal of the ad is remind the male football-watchers about a certain holiday creeping up. It’s “the single best opportunity for Victoria’s Secret to remind a global audience that Valentine’s … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret Models Play Football for the upcoming Super Bowl

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Liberty London x Le Coq Sportif “Midnight” Pack

Teaming up with Le Coq Sportif, Liberty London takes to five of the French-based companies silhouettes to create this multifaceted graphic-heavy “Midnight” Pack. Comprised of the Eclat, Flash, LCS R900, Lagache, and Ferdinand 2 slip-on, Liberty coats each of the respective models with its eye catching headlining print. Split between a trio of burgundy and […]

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Jordan Brand Spring 2015 Editorial by HYPEBEAST

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan, a festive occasion for a brand that’s transcended sport, fashion and culture for the past three decades. Building off a strong end of the year, which introduced us to a remastered shoe program, Jordan Brand makes significant strides in its apparel collection for Spring, placing an emphasis on fit, quality and performance, much like we’re used to seeing in footwear. Designed for appeal both on and off the hardwood, each of these three capsules find inspiration in ’flight’, all in a unique way that pays homage to the Jumpman. Crafted for the modern man, equally fueled by fashion and sport, we get a look into the second collection by Russell Westbrook for Barney’s, a luxurious throwback to the past by Chicago’s Don C, and a celebration of NBA All-Star Weekend with a tip of the hat to iconic Jordan graphics of the past. Blessed with the opportunity to put our own spin on these future classics, we present a stylized editorial by HYPEBEAST, with a more thorough breakdown of each collection offered below:
Russell Westbrook Jordan Barney’s Collection
Leading the charge as one of the most stylish sportsmen, Russell Westbrook announces his second collaboration with world-class retailer Barney’s New York. The collection includes a range of technical and eccentric pieces that display Russell’s affinity for all things bold and unexpected. A mix of high-fashion and on-court basketball silhouettes, the line perfectly represents the point guard’s personal style with fashion-forward pieces inspired by flight. Select items from the collection release on February 1, 2015, with further designs following on March 1, 2015 and exclusive footwear that includes the Jordan Shine dropping March 4, 2015. All items will be sold exclusively through Barneys.
Don C Pinnacle Bomber Jacket and Air Jordan II
Inspired by an archived AJ II Wings Crew bomber, Jordan Brand teams up with Don C in creating an exclusive elevated jacket featuring luxurious sateen and a quilted interior lining. Leather Wing appliqués on the sleeves link back to the iconic AJ II, along with MJ’s signature embroidered on the back. A Don C sign off on the interior back label and a suede patch with silicone AJ Wings logo on the left chest round out a story filled with premium aesthetics. Look for the Don C Air Jordan II to release on January 31, 2015, with the jacket now available through select accounts.
ASW Pinnacle Apparel
Stimulated by one of the most iconic Michael Jordan images of all time and the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan, the pinnacle apparel assortment utilizes bold graphics and a cleansing white palette to showcase Jordan’s legacy and ever evolving brand. Full bleed graphics on the tee and long sleeve top add dimension to the assortment alongside soft fleece material and tapered silhouettes. Look for the collection to release on February 7, 2015 with the Air Jordan 1 Laser, retailing at $185 USD, debuting on February 8, 2015.

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Raf Simons 2015 Spring/Summer Campaign

Raf Simons has launched the 2015 spring/summer campaign images to his eponymous label. Presenting an enticing look into the forthcoming range, the campaign is shot by photographer Willy Vanderperre — who also photographed the cover of 032c’s retrospective issues on Simons — and shows a selection of button-up shirts paired alongside navy pea coats with extended sailor collars. Simons described the collection as a "mood boards you’d pin your favorite images to." Each styled look features archive photos from the last 50 years; family excursions to longtime friends Olivier Rizzo and Willy Vanderperre riding on roller coasters. Check out the campaign shots here and keep your eye out for the collection to hit Raf Simons retailers soon.

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Rumor: Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” Release for Black Friday

The latest rumor to hit the sneaker circles is for the Black Friday 2015 release.  Several sources have nodded and indicated that the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” is the Black Friday Jordan release of 2015.  While a few have said the Aqua 8s are the one, we will not confirm the rumor at this point. […]

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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O for GQ

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O for GQ

Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O and Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig have collaborated in the past—the two performed Karen’s "Moon Song" from Her at the Oscars together. Now, GQ has shared a conversation between the two New York rock’n’roll luminaries. Read the whole thing here.

Most of their discussion reveals Karen’s perception of technology and social media, saying that she’s inactive on Twitter, checks Instagram more regularly, and is generally skeptical of self-promotion. "As an artist, the work part is what it’s all about, really," she said. "Any perks you get from the success, that’s an added bonus." 

It’s also revealed that she learned about "Moon Song"’s Grammy nomination via a text from Koenig. She also learned about D’Angelo’s return from Koenig. (Black Messiah was released the day the two conducted the interview.)

Karen also reveals that, inspired by The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon and Yoko Ono, she’s considered taking a break from music:

He’d disappeared from the public for about five years and basically became a househusband raising Sean. He talks about how it was the hardest thing he’s ever done, walking away from that conversation that we’re talking about. He needed constant reinforcement from Yoko against that nagging insecurity of "Who am I—what am I?" But that five years really renewed his spirit for music, for art, for life. So that made me scratch my head like, "Hmm, what would it be like to do that?"

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See the cover of Kim Kardashian’s new Selfie Book

So proud to share the cover of my book Selfish, out in May! Thank you Rizzoli for making this happen & being the best partner. A big thank you to the Donda team & Kanye for inspiring this idea & helping to design this book so I can share a decade of selfies in such … Continue reading See the cover of Kim Kardashian’s new Selfie Book

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See the Age-less Pharrell on the cover of GQ February 2015

The age-less Pharrell Williams is continuing his strong few months with an appearance on GQ for Februay 2015. The producer who released a new album last year and saw his single “Happy” continue to make the rounds and now is featured in GQ’s Legacy Project: “a Hall of Fame portfolio of music makers who made … Continue reading See the Age-less Pharrell on the cover of GQ February 2015

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New York Is Considering Letting You Pay For The Subway With Your Smartphone

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New York City’s Metro Transit Authority (MTA) is planning to replace its MetroCard payment system with a new one that includes contactless payments, according to minutes from a capital program oversight committee meeting on Tuesday.

The minutes outline a system that would extend beyond the MTA to other New York transit agencies.

The agency has pegged the total cost of replacing the MetroCard with contactless payments at $450 million.

The plan would bring contactless payments to buses first, followed by subways, and would include vending machines by 2022.

An MTA spokesperson told Business Insider that a request for proposal (RFP) for a contactless payment system would be made public sometime in February or March.

The MTA doesn’t point to a particular technology in its plans, but whatever it decides on will almost certainly have a mobile component and a dedicated app.

The transit agency has envisioned a system where "customers pay fares by tapping a contactless bankcard, smartphone, or an MTA-issued smartcard against an electronic reader," according to the minutes.

Part of the reason the MTA’s plans remain vague has to do with timing. The organization plans to let companies bid on the project until mid-2016. Assuming the MTA sticks to its current plans, the new system won’t be ready for New Yorkers until early 2020. By 2022, New York subways may not accept MetroCards.

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It’s too early to tell which companies will bid on the MTA’s project, but it’s possible the transit agency could decide to adopt the near-field communication (NFC) platform that Apple and Google use for their mobile wallets.

Whether NFC catches on with consumers remains to be seen. A lot can happen in five years and there’s no reason to think a company couldn’t come up with a new, amazingly convenient platform by 2020.

Next for the MTA is a vendor forum in February, where officials could meet with potential vendors to discuss the project.

SEE ALSO: Here’s One Alarming Statistic That Should Make You Care About Apple Pay

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Diesel Black Gold 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

Diesel Black Gold — Diesel’s contemporary diffusion collection offering edgy, rock chic fashion to a sophisticated clientele — stayed true to its original vision with its Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Presenting an abundant variety of studded, patched, chained and safety pinned pieces of outerwear, the tone of the show was punk with a dash of collegiate prep. With grunged-out blazers and tailored jackets over slim fit collared shirts, adorning the shoulders of strong-jawed young men and styled with extremely-distressed jeans, the collection was indeed edgy at its core.

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Publish Brand 2015 Drop Stack Pant Collection

Publish Brand presents its slimmest pant styles to date, The Drop Stack pant collection. Made of stretch twill, this new silhouette features a dropped rise and an inseam tapered leg, allowing the pant leg to stack at the wearer’s knees or ankles. They also feature a wearable drop-crotch, similar to the chino pant, but less dramatic. The Drop Stack Pants will be offered in four style variations and six color options per style. Firstly is the Tosh, the original Drop Stack and the simplest of the styles. The Vesco has the additions of a moto-inspired knee design and thigh paneling. The Wynn includes black zipper closures on the tapered leg openings. And lastly, the Zak variation is 98% cotton and 2% spandex, and has the moto-inspired knee, thigh paneling as well as fleece insert panels. All of the pieces have got the everyday wear versatility to be worn for any occasion with no-fuss comfort. The Publish Brand 2015 Drop Stack collection is available for purchase now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Woolrich John Rich & Bros. 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

Woolrich John Rich & Bros. recently presented its 2015 fall/winter collection in Milan. In honor of the brand’s 185th anniversary, the collection presents the brand’s historical pieces, updated with a contemporary twist by incorporating iconic Americana. Three themes are prevalent throughout the collection — Authentic, Teton and Contemporary — which cater to heritage, outdoor and urban lifestyles respectively. Collectively, the collections span everything from iconic pieces, such as the Hunting Jacket and Railroad Vest, to outerwear that focuses on performance and durable protection from the elements, and high-performance materials in iconic silhouettes that are perfect for everyday city life. This includes felted wool blazers and fleece chinos, which utilize a blend of hi-tech fabrics with wool, cotton and stretch-twill. An extension of more than 50 pieces of cashmere and wool knitwear, all made in Italy, is also included. Woolrich also debuts its first full range of waterproof rainwear with GORE-TEX® — high-performance outerwear that consists of a parka, trench coat and storm jacket that all come with detachable, Thinsulate down sweaters inside. Shop the collections and more from the brand’s online store.

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Jordan Brand Officially Unveils the Just Don x Air Jordan 2 Retro

Jordan Brand has officially unveiled its highly anticipated collaboration with Just Don on the Air Jordan 2. Set to drop alongside a matching jacket, as well as some of Don’s signature caps, the luxurious Italian-made retro boasts a royal blue upper of smooth and quilted leather along with matching suede paneling, metallic gold branding, and custom co-branded footbeds. Complete with special packaging, Just Don’s Air Jordan 2 is set to be available in limited quantities at select retailers and Nike.com January 31 for $275 USD.

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