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Ahead of the forthcoming Supreme x Jordan V pack, His Airness made a visit to Terry Richardson’s studio to unveil a previously unseen collaborative T-shirt, which could hint at a larger apparel collection as part of the drop. This is …
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Today adidas’ performance footwear division takes a new leap forward with the Futurecraft Series. This new tech from the Three Stripes entails a unique 3D printed midsole that can be tailored to the specific needs of an individual’s…
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As you probably know, Dr. Dre released his first album in 16 years, Compton, over the summer. He never (legally) streamed it anywhere after the 24 hour stream on Apple Music (Spotify included), but now he did just legally…
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Originally released in the ’80s, the "Color of the Month" series was spearheaded by Paul Blinken, formerly of Cinderella Shoes, and Harold Rudo, formerly of Charley Rudo Sports, in cooperation with other Baltimore retailer Downtown Locker Room. Blinken and Rudo first pitched the idea to Nike headquarters back in ’83, urging for the original shoe to be honored with new and exclusive colorways in the Baltimore area. After its initial success, the program took off in ’84 with a new colorway dropping each month, also thrusting the "Three Amigos" (Blinken, Rudo, and DTLR) to the top of the footwear retail business at the time. Nike’s revival of the initiative will be seeing a retro colorway drop each month for the next six months, in chronological order of historical releases.
Check out the release dates above within the gallery, and to read more about the story behind Blinken and Rudo’s conception of "Color of the Month," head over to Sole Collector.
In case you missed it live.
Years of controversial advertising couldn’t save American Apparel from a trip to bankruptcy court.
Today, the long-troubled company, unprofitable for half a decade, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, part of an equity arrangement with creditors designed to trim its debt from $300 million to $135 million. Lenders will provide about $160 million in financing and new capital to keep the company operating during a six-month restructuring phase. All told, American Apparel had approximately 9,000 employees and operates 227 stores in 19 countries.
The filing was not unexpected, especially since American Apparel has posted a single profitable quarter in the past five years, and its stock has been trading of late around 12 cents per share. Sales for its second quarter fell 17 percent, and it has lost about $300 million since 2009. Through the years, the company failed to keep pace with fashion trends, and some believed it overcharged for basic items like T-shirts and slacks.
"I would contend that American Apparel has been and continues to be dramatically outflanked by its competitors, including Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, American Eagle, H&M, Zara and, most recently, TopShop," said Scott Davis, chief growth officer at Prophet, a brand consultancy. "American Apparel has lost relevancy and thus lost its ability to inspire, influence and compel consumers to choose their apparel over more dynamic brands in the category."
To some extent, the company is synonymous with its founder and former chief executive, Dov Charney, who cultivated a bad-boy image, championed salacious marketing and was cited in several sexual-harassment suits by former employees before his ouster last year. New CEO Paula Schneider, a former Warnaco executive who took over as 2015 began, toned things down considerably. For example, American Apparel’s Tumblr, once brimming with quasi-pornographic shots of panties at half-mast and topless female models, is decidedly G-rated, with more sedate fashion images on display.
In a statement, American Apparel said it would continue to create "marketing campaigns that are positive, inclusive and socially conscious."
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