Nike SB Offers a Sneak Peek at ‘SB Chronicles: Vol. 3’

Nike SB’s highly anticipated The SB Chronicles: Vol. 3, a continuation of the popular video series, will be premiered in Los Angeles later this evening. Shot by legendary skate videographer Jason Hernandez over the course of 18 months, the film features an all-star cast that includes the likes of Omar Salazar, Lance Mountain, Brian Anderson, Eric Koston, Kevin Bradley […]

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Supreme Releases a Limited Edition Tee for Dover Street Market New York’s 2nd Anniversary

As part of a slew of collaborations in celebration of its second anniversary, including the likes of UNDERCOVER, sacai and Common Projects, Dover Street Market New York has also enlisted the talents of the Supreme team to design a limited edition T-shirt to bolster their offerings. Printed on a black tee, the co-branded graphic also features an image of a scalpel held to a woman’s eye that carries some strong surrealist undercurrents. The  image is inspired by Luis Buñuel’s 1929 surrealist masterpiece Un Chien Andalou. Look for the Dover Street Market New York x Supreme 2nd Anniversary T-shirt to drop at DSMNY’s Lexington Avenue location on December 17.

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ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose explains why the NBA may never see another player like Kobe Bryant

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After Kobe Bryant announced his retirement over the weekend, the NBA has seen an outpouring of love for one of the all-time great players.

The Kobe Farewell Tour is already off and running, beginning Tuesday night with an ovation in Philadelphia — a crowd that usually boos him.

Other players, coaches, and athletes have spoken out about Kobe’s career and importance, showing the overall impact he’s had on the NBA.

One former player who can attest to that is current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, who not only played Kobe and the Lakers in the 2000 NBA Finals, but was also on the wrong end of Kobe’s 81-point explosion.

"I’m like everybody else: I’m just celebrating the end of an era," Rose said of Kobe’s retirement in a phone interview with Business Insider.

Rose indeed believes it is the end of an era, as Kobe’s retirement officially passes the torch to the next generation of superstars.

"Is he last greatest superstar that came truly before the social media, before LeBron [James], before [Dwyane] Wade, and was just consumed with basketball?" Rose pondered. "Like, Kobe was obsessed with the game of basketball."

Rose explained that when Kobe scored 81 points, it wasn’t the final stat line that was most impressive, but the way he did it.

"The day he scored 81 points — people are gonna look at the box score, but if you look at his greatest plays in his history, none of the plays from that game are gonna be on there. What made that game great is the zone he was in, the discipline he continued to exude, the stamina, consistency that he had. And he never talked trash, he never pumped his chest, he never got out of character. He was like a man amongst boys.

"I would say a lot more young players could be that way," Rose continued. "Because we do live in an era where you’re down three touchdowns with a minute to go in the game, and you’re doing a touchdown celebration."

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Rose humorously found a comparison to Kobe’s demeanor and work ethic, saying he approaches his work like Dr. Dre and Eminem.

"Where are they? They’re billionaires, they have radio stations, they have movies, they have all these things, but you never see them. They’re so in love with their craft."

Kobe’s retirement also cements the end of an era to Rose because the game changed around Kobe. He explained that when Kobe hit his prime, there was more isolation basketball and more players taking 20 shots per game and scoring 20 points per game.

"Now the game is more pace-and-space, five-man basketball," Rose said. "It’s an era of resting healthy players; he missed that era."

Rose, however, is not sad about Kobe leaving the NBA — it’s part of a natural progression he’s seen before.

"It’s just like when [Michael Jordan] left," Rose said. "A lot of people were wondering what was gonna happen with the league and if he was gonna leave it in good hands. Well, he did it with Tim Duncan, Kobe, Shaq, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James. And now you see a new era being ushered by Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis."

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Nike ACG Adds the Lupinek Flyknit to Its Upcoming Winter Releases

After previewing and officially revealing its upcoming 2015 fall/winter ACG Collection, Nike will also be adding a new footwear innovation to complement the apparel. Placing emphasis on endurance and street fashion that can withstand all conditions, the Nike ACG Lupinek Flyknit is set to keep your feet protected from the elements while remain pleasing to the eyes. Inspiration from the Flyknit Chukka silhouette can be seen throughout along with reinforced sections such as its mudguard and heels. Memory foam has also been added around the ankle for a custom fit and enhanced flexibility. No official release date has been set for the Nike ACG Lupinek Flyknit, but peep the imagery above and let us know your thoughts on one of Nike’s latest creations.

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NikeLab Offers a Closer Look of the ACG Lupinek Flyknit SFB

NikeLab’s springtime release, the Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB, gets a cold weather upgrade, transforming it into the ACG Lupinek Flyknit SFB. Like all of NikeLab’s ACG offerings, this silhouette blends outdoor qualities with urban styling, creating a sports utility product that’s ideally suited to the city streets. With a raised cut and reinforced heel and toe units, the Lupinek […]

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Opening Ceremony Enlists High Schoolers to Create Its Latest Video Lookbook

For its latest video lookbook, Opening Ceremony enlists a creative collective from Malibu High School in California. These high schoolers were tasked with creating the retailer’s latest video lookbook themed around their own interpretation of love. This visual representation sees a visceral and passionate result entitled "All of Us," featuring of course, a lot of cool clothes. Check out what the co-writer and director had to say about the video and their concept.
The All of Us short film demonstrates an insight on a very familiar experience of modern relationships: the fact that things often just don’t work out. While this may seem trivializing, it can be heartbreaking to see something beautiful become unattainable, for whatever extenuating circumstances. This is what All of Us tries to show: love and loss, memory and rumination, and idyllic beauty up close—and from a distance.
While there are several different ideas floating around within All of Us, there was very much a certain aspect of breakups that director H. Marsalis and I tried to put together when conceptualizing All of Us. This is the visceral, often anxiety-provoking experience of falling into loose strings of memory. It is the inability to get out of your own head, post-breakup, when the dust has cleared and you are left with nothing but yourself, your feelings, and your memories. This is what H. Marsalis and I wanted to put forward.
This is All of Us.
—Nolan Webster, co-writer
Film, despite the intellect necessary for conceptualization, is a visual art form whose primary purpose is to evoke empathy. It provides a perfect platform for the intimacy—as well as the distance—that is attached to love. Love in itself is a word that is colored by emotions of anxiety, ecstasy, and lamentation. When we are under its influence, life is simplified. When that is stripped away, we are left utterly alone.
This is the approach we took when creating this film: incorporating the intimacy and solitude of love. We kept most of our shots tight, drifting from episode to episode in a very dream-like fashion, establishing it as a primarily visual experience to express the idea that love is felt, not said. We infused the larger aspects of a relationship, like the first kisses and the fights, as well as the little things. When it is all over, what we end up missing most are the quiet nights alone, the inside jokes, and the “I love you”s at the end of letters. We focused heavily on colors, pulling cinematography influence from films such as Spike Jonze’s Her, and kept the acting quiet, yet powerful. We pulled mostly from our own encounters with love, attempting to bring forth, as lucidly as we could, the emotions that we have experienced. All of Us hopefully expresses love as viscerally and realistically as it has felt for us.
—H. Marsalis Adriano, director


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Houston Rockets’ James Harden Stars in His First Ad With adidas

After leaving Nike to transition to adidas, Houston Rockets’ James Harden is now one of the new faces of the three stripes. With an insane deal of $200 million over the span of 13 years, "The Beard" has recently debuted in one of adidas most recent ads. Part of the ‘Creators Never Follow’ series, follow Harden through his time on the court and personal life subsequently off the court as well. Watch the commercial above and let us know your thoughts.


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Gucci Cruise 2016 Collection Editorial

Alessandro Michele may have just taken over the Creative Director role at Gucci this year, but the Roman designer is no stranger to the storied Italian label: Michele honed his trade over more than a decade inside the Gucci design studio prior to his appointment this past January. That twelve-year tenure has served him well — Michele received the prestigious International Fashion Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards held on November 23. Michele’s penchant for bohemian-inspired design has made him a global favorite while restoring Gucci’s status as one of the most influential labels on earth.
That design prowess and those signature cues are especially prevalent in the latest Gucci Cruise collection. The Italian firm has never shied away from making a bold statement and Michele’s signature aesthetic fits in perfectly with that ethos. Ideal for the transition into spring, the latest Cruise range boasts everything from polos, sweaters, and lightweight outerwear to bags, footwear and more. As for print design; the GG Blooms overlay, found prominently on a Bomber Jacket and pair of shorts, utilizes an all-over print with shades of green that hints at a bit of leisure and sportiness. The Caleido print, however, is a kaleidoscopic pattern that uses a geometric design scheme as a playful take on the GG-logo motif. And don’t be fooled: though Cruise collections are typically intended for the Mediterranean coast, our editorial shows that the bold patterns and bright colors are right at home in a more urban locale.

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New Music: Freeway “Heaven”

Godsend. Freeway’s been going through hell. This past September, he was diagnosed with kidney failure after a routine check up. While on the road to recovery, he recorded this track detailing his condition and life after the Roc-A-Fella break up.

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An All-White Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Emerges

Nike’s remastering of the Air Force 1 continues to explore new terrain, with the Duckboot edition now engulfed in all-white as the snowy winter season fast approaches. The rubberized upper comes engulfed in stars, while a white backdrop sets the stage for this transformative Nike Lunar Force 1. Lunarlon construction aids the comfort centric midsole […]

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KAWS Reveals New Snoopy Prints for Art Basel

Contemporary art publisher Pace Prints has teamed up with KAWS to present a set of limited prints, slated to be released during this year’s Art Basel Miami. The NYC-based printer and gallery provided us with the artist’s long-awaited You Should Know I Know work earlier this year, which is currently being auctioned for nearly $15K. The collection of three silkscreen prints titled "NO ONE’S HOME," "STAY STEADY" and "THE THINGS THAT COMFORT" feature KAWS’ recurring Snoopy motif with bold colors and abstract patterns evoking many of his earlier pieces.
As with all of KAWS’ artworks, the edition will be limited to a small run of 250 and sold only as a set on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 11am EST, December 2 at the following locations:
Art Basel Miami Beach
Pace Prints, Booth A10
Pace Prints Gallery
521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Alternatively, requests will be taken via email after in-person orders have been fulfilled. For additional details on purchasing one of the exclusive sets, visit Pace Prints’ website.

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