Hip Hop Style | Latest Trends in Fashion and Footwear – The Source http://thesource.com Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:23:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Twista Yokes Up Drunken Reggae Artist Soul Skelly At Michael Jordan’s All Star Party http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/twista-yokes-drunken-reggae-artist-soul-skelly-michael-jordans-star-party/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/19/twista-yokes-drunken-reggae-artist-soul-skelly-michael-jordans-star-party/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430961 Twista is not with the shits. Over the weekend, the legendary Chi-Town lyricist had more than enough of drunken reggae artist Soul Skelly at Michael Jordan‘s annual All-Star bash and put him in the old school dope fiend headlock while Ywista’s annoyed friend worked on Skelly’s ribs. The melee was eventually broken up, but by […]

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Twista is not with the shits.

Over the weekend, the legendary Chi-Town lyricist had more than enough of drunken reggae artist Soul Skelly at Michael Jordan‘s annual All-Star bash and put him in the old school dope fiend headlock while Ywista’s annoyed friend worked on Skelly’s ribs.

The melee was eventually broken up, but by the end of it, so was Soul Skelly.

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Toast To This: The Shoe Surgeon And Jack Daniels’ AF1 http://thesource.com/2018/02/16/toast-to-thisthe-shoe-surgeon-jack-daniels-af1/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/16/toast-to-thisthe-shoe-surgeon-jack-daniels-af1/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:01:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430643 While Hennessy is in short supply, many are turning to Jack Daniels might do the trick. But who would ever think, the world famous Tennessee Honey Whiskey would inspire such a beautiful sneaker. Designed by Dominic Chambrone, better known as “The Shoe Surgeon,” this iconic creation will be ready for All-Star Weekend. As if a bottle of the golden whiskey […]

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While Hennessy is in short supply, many are turning to Jack Daniels might do the trick. But who would ever think, the world famous Tennessee Honey Whiskey would inspire such a beautiful sneaker. Designed by Dominic Chambrone, better known as “The Shoe Surgeon,” this iconic creation will be ready for All-Star Weekend.

As if a bottle of the golden whiskey fell from the production line, landing directly on Nike’s Air Force 1. This exclusive custom silhouette comes dressed to impress, like a classic whiskey sipper in a tailored three-piece suit.

Made with three types of leather, gold metal eyelets, and leather laces with matching metal aglets.  Vachetta tan leather accents symbolize the whiskey’s honey flavor. Additionally, the black Horween leather symbolizes the premium quality of all Jack Daniels products. Lastly, a distressed brown leather decorates the shoes’ upper, symbolic of Jack’s signature aging process.

It is clear a lot of thought and attention to detail went into creating this masterpiece. Just like Jack Daniels gets better with time, these sneakers will age gracefully.

Keep in mind, these are exclusive.

Which means if you want a pair, you will need to be in Los Angeles on February 17 or February 18th, stop by the Lynchburg General Store pop-up between 10 and 11 AM. Get your wristband, drawings will began at 11 AM. However, if you’re not old enough to buy and sip Jack Daniels, you’re not old enough to buy these whiskey inspired Air Force 1’s.

True sneakerheads will remember that moment on MTV Cribs, when Fat Joe famously licked the bottom of his mint condition Jordan VII’s, well to those lucky few will take these luxurious customs home: we recommend you don’t lick these in public. One tender lick of these Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey Air Force 1’s–and you just might end up feeling tipsy.

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Asahd Khaled Got a Deal with Jordan Brand http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/asahd-got-deal-jordan-brand/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/asahd-got-deal-jordan-brand/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:06:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430580 Words by Jasmine Johnson What one-year-old gets a deal with Jordan brand? Asahd Khaled got it! Apparently, he has inked the deal with Jordan Kids Collab Apparel. It was shared on his Instagram page with the caption, “Ok world here I come.” We can’t wait until we see what the young man has in-store for the […]

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What one-year-old gets a deal with Jordan brand?

Asahd Khaled got it! Apparently, he has inked the deal with Jordan Kids Collab Apparel. It was shared on his Instagram page with the caption, “Ok world here I come.”

We can’t wait until we see what the young man has in-store for the brand! He recently produced his first album, Grateful, back last year in early June and it was held at No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard charts. The album has special guest appearances from Future, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Drake and many more. The album was certified as platinum back in August of 2017 with the hit singles such as “Shining,” “Wild Thoughts” and many more.

Peep the Instagram post and tell us what you think of the collab between the two.

Ok world here I come!! @kidsfootlocker @rookie_usa 🙏🏽🦁👏🏽 @jumpman23 @wethebestmusic

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Bristol Studio x Adidas Crazy BYW Release All-Star Weekend http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/bristol-studio-x-adidas-crazy-byw-release-all-star-weekend/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/bristol-studio-x-adidas-crazy-byw-release-all-star-weekend/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:39:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430281 Just in time for All-Star Weekend, the drop of the newest adidas Boost is here. A Bristol-Studio x adidas Crazy BYW collaboration, the shoe is available during All-Star Weekend in Adidas Consortium Stores and Nice Kicks in Los Angeles, from February 15 through February 18. The Bristol Studio x adidas Crazy BYW is inspired by the Japanese heritage and […]

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Just in time for All-Star Weekend, the drop of the newest adidas Boost is here. A Bristol-Studio x adidas Crazy BYW collaboration, the shoe is available during All-Star Weekend in Adidas Consortium Stores and Nice Kicks in Los Angeles, from February 15 through February 18.

The Bristol Studio x adidas Crazy BYW is inspired by the Japanese heritage and background of Luke Tadashi, founder and creative director of Bristol Studio. The sneaker, which comes in a cream colorway with touches of yellow, stays true to the brand’s “athletics ethos with details such as side snap closures.” The shoe garments reflect post WWII vibe, and ultimately pay homage to Tadashi’s first love, basketball. The Bristol Studio x adidas Crazy BYW sneaker retails for $200, will you be rocking them during All-Star Weekend?

 

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#ICYMI: London School of Trends Presents “Vibrant India FW18” at Pier 59 http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/icymi-london-school-trends-presents-vibrant-india-fw18-pier-59/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/15/icymi-london-school-trends-presents-vibrant-india-fw18-pier-59/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:12:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430514 For the first time ever, INIFD and the London School of Trends presented a runway showing during New York Fashion Week on February 11th at famed NYFW location Pier 59. The showing dubbed “Vibrant India FW18”, is the brainchild of the students at the fashion institutions who created collections over the course of a semester […]

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For the first time ever, INIFD and the London School of Trends presented a runway showing during New York Fashion Week on February 11th at famed NYFW location Pier 59.

The showing dubbed “Vibrant India FW18”, is the brainchild of the students at the fashion institutions who created collections over the course of a semester that reflected thought-provoking construction and aesthetic with New York sensibility. Capturing the spirit of India with students coming from diverse backgrounds, they focused on fall winter trends while embracing a certain and exciting 2018 season.

Overseen by fashion editor and celebrity stylist James R. Sanders, the students created 60 garments – including both women’s and menswear that reflected their own personal narratives while being inspired by the great city of New York.

“I’m incredibly proud of the students. Not only are they talented, but they are driven fashion people who are certain to take the industry by storm,”
said Sanders.

Vibrant India speaks to the movement, weaves, draping, and all that is unique about Indian textiles. Vibrant colors with rich deep hues and fabrics reflect a one-of-a-kind craftsmanship that makes India a powerhouse source for fashion and goods.

Having shown during London Fashion Week consistently, the students are no strangers to producing collections under pressure and with tight deadlines, but New York is of course its own fashion machine. Collections have been covered by several press outlets including Vogue, Glamour, GQ, and Huffington Post.

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Long Live The King Kith Nike Lebron 15 Collab Available This Weekend http://thesource.com/2018/02/13/long-live-king-kith-nike-lebron-15-collab-available-weekend/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/13/long-live-king-kith-nike-lebron-15-collab-available-weekend/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:14:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430350 Words by Shurida Lundi Just in time for All-Star Weekend, KITH will open up its new flagship store in Los Angeles. In partnership with Snarkitecture, the new store will include the KITH Treats cereal bar along with other special products. Doors will officially open Friday, Feb. 16. Not only will there be festivities to celebrate […]

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Just in time for All-Star Weekend, KITH will open up its new flagship store in Los Angeles. In partnership with Snarkitecture, the new store will include the KITH Treats cereal bar along with other special products. Doors will officially open Friday, Feb. 16.

Not only will there be festivities to celebrate the new shop, KITH will be releasing a part 2 to the Kith x Nike Lebron 15 “Long Live The King” Collection. There will be four different colorways this time around. Not only are the sneakers dropping, but matching apparel will also be released. “City of Angels”, “King’s Crown” are the two Lebron 15 colorways that will come in lifestyle iterations and “Suit of Armor” and King’s Cloak” are the performance pairs.

Besides the flagship store, other KITH locations will launch on Feb. 17.

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NYFW Pyer Moss Debuts Epic Collab with Cross Colours http://thesource.com/2018/02/12/nyfw-pyer-moss-debuts-epic-collab-cross-colors-reebok-return-dmx-sneaker/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/12/nyfw-pyer-moss-debuts-epic-collab-cross-colors-reebok-return-dmx-sneaker/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:58:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=430130 Words by Nick Slay Pyer Moss brought black pride, history, and beauty to his NYFW Show “American Also,” and we are so here for it. Black Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond who trademark is being fashion forward in his collaboration with music artists, did not disappoint this fashion season. Opening with a full gospel choir who carried […]

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Pyer Moss brought black pride, history, and beauty to his NYFW Show “American Also,” and we are so here for it.

Black Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond who trademark is being fashion forward in his collaboration with music artists, did not disappoint this fashion season. Opening with a full gospel choir who carried the show’s music from start to finish, they treated fans with songs that weren’t just soulful but had a message. From one refrain that took us straight to church belting, “There’s too many n****s in Rikers, to a soulful rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s, “We gon’ be alright”, the choir that was produced by Raphael Saadiq brought crowds to their feet.

The purpose of “American Also” is to uncover the history that blacks were cowboys and how their contribution helped shape the American we know today. Delving in to how it was originally created as a derogatory term for men who couldn’t be called “men”, hence they were called cow “boys.”

“We are researching topics that make us feel included in the fabric of American society, so this is specifically focused on the American cowboy and how that started by being a black thing.” -Pyer Moss

Jean-Raymond fused these looks with Reebok collections that made something that truly stands out but definitely had a 90’s vibe. From outfits,to suits to track suits we could have easily been transported to the music video sets of Big Daddy Kane or The Fresh Prince or even most recently the Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B “Finesse” Video.. Every part of his show definitely showed melanin was poppin, which sometimes is a concept missed during fashion week.

"EVERY NIGGA IS A STAR" #PyerMoss #Fall18

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Kerby or @Kerbito as he is known on Instagram also gave us an exclusive sneak peak of the new DMX Fusion 1 in black. It is definitely will be a must have for any sneaker head this season.

The dark skin version. No word on release. @pyermoss

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Reebok Unites Two Style Icons: The Workout Plus Sneaker And Lil Yachty http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/reebok-unites-two-style-icons-workout-plus-sneaker-lil-yachty/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/reebok-unites-two-style-icons-workout-plus-sneaker-lil-yachty/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:39:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429894 On Wednesday, global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok joined forces with international rapper and brand partner Lil Yachty to host an unforgettable fashion and music experience celebrating the iconic Reebok Workout Plus sneaker and Reebok’s ‘Always Classic’ campaign. The evening was a living representation of the eclectic culture upon which the Reebok Workout Plus was built, […]

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On Wednesday, global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok joined forces with international rapper and brand partner Lil Yachty to host an unforgettable fashion and music experience celebrating the iconic Reebok Workout Plus sneaker and Reebok’s ‘Always Classic’ campaign. The evening was a living representation of the eclectic culture upon which the Reebok Workout Plus was built, and featured a look into Reebok’s storied brand archive, a live musical performance by Lil Yachty, a dance performance by Meechie and Toosi and a fashion presentation curated by stylist Rox Brown.

Known for his unique style sensibilities and his ability to draw inspiration from the past to remix daring and bold looks for the present day, Lil Yachty brought to life the Workout’s versatility by fusing music, attitude and style.

Held at Manhattan’s Classic Car Club, guests were treated to an experiential journey through the Workout Plus’ unique heritage. Lil Yachty joined his stylist, Rox Brown, and members of his ‘Sailing Team,’ JBans2Turnt and Kodie Shane, for a deeper look into what goes into their unique style choices. Rox demonstrated how to pair nostalgic style staples with the Workout, creating head-to-toe looks that stand out in today’s fashion landscape.

Some of the other notables in attendance were female rap queen Remy Ma, Power actor Rotimi and Luka Sabbat of Grown-ish.

Earlier this year, Reebok Classic revealed its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, “Always Classic,” that celebrates the brand’s most disruptive and authentic style pioneers – challenging them to step up to the global stage to define what “Always Classic” means to them. For more information on Reebok’s “Always Classic” campaign and to purchase the Workout Plus sneaker, as worn by Lil Yachty, please visit Reebok.com.

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Super Bowl Champion Darrelle Davis Partners with Grungy Gentleman For NYFW http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/super-bowl-champion-darrelle-davis-partners-grungy-gentleman-nyfw/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/super-bowl-champion-darrelle-davis-partners-grungy-gentleman-nyfw/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:57:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429881 Words by Nick Slay Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis will make his official debut into the fashion industry with the release of the GG X DR capsule collection. As part of a 10 piece limited collection, Revis showcased his new designs during fashion week in New York City. Presented by Grungy Gentleman designer Jace […]

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis will make his official debut into the fashion industry with the release of the GG X DR capsule collection.

As part of a 10 piece limited collection, Revis showcased his new designs during fashion week in New York City. Presented by Grungy Gentleman designer Jace Lipstein, the brand featured short and long sleeve tees, crewneck sweatshirts, shorts with a legging insert, joggers, and a windbreaker in hues of heather grey and black. The line sports 3M reflective detailing accents select pieces along with Darrelle’s bold trademarked logo, and the six stripes that represents Grungy Gentleman signature look. For Revis, fashion was a natural progression from his elaborate sports career.

“In the creative process we managed to share ideas which eventually became the foundation of this collaboration. One idea was to include 3M reflective material to make the collection establish a casual personality in addition to being stylish. Sportswear has become very mainstream in today’s fashion and the Darrelle Revis brand is excited to be teaming up with Grungy Gentleman for its first capsule collection.” – Darrelle Revis

Debuting the brand with two consecutive packed shows, viewers were treated to a brand that welcomes diversity. Grungy Gentleman’s casual looks are ones that can easily transcend from day wear to a night on the town with signature blazers that could prop up any style. To help him kick off his new fashion endeavor Revis brought some of NFL buddies to walk to in the show.  Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, and NY Giants running back Wayne Gallman all hit the runway rocking the brand.

Besides walking in the show Revis will also be featured in the upcoming lookbook for the brand.

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Black Fashion Designer, Chicago Playground Wants To “Make Africa Great Again” http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/black-fashion-designer-make-africa-great/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/09/black-fashion-designer-make-africa-great/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:25:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429870 Words by Nick Slay During NYFW 2018, returning black owned urban clothing brand “Chicago Playground” expanded on its themes of Black excellence. Known for bomber jackets and sweaters that proudly touted black culture and historically black universities, this year their focus leaned toward the motherland. With Jackets themed with the with nations of Africa, Chicago […]

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During NYFW 2018, returning black owned urban clothing brand “Chicago Playground” expanded on its themes of Black excellence. Known for bomber jackets and sweaters that proudly touted black culture and historically black universities, this year their focus leaned toward the motherland. With Jackets themed with the with nations of Africa, Chicago Playground also took a shot at the current presidential administration’s slogan with black leather jacket labeled, “Make Africa Great Again.”

“We as artists are here to change the narrative of how & what things should be according to society” – Rodnell Harris

Creator of Chicago Playground, Rodnell Harris got his start designing custom jackets for the likes of Wale, Def Loaf, David Banner, and Lil’ Turk. Deciding to bring his designs to the masses he partnered with a leading clothing boutique in Chicago to make his brand available to the public. This fashion week makes it his second appearance as part of The Style Fashion Week production. One of the highlights of this year’s collection is, “The Story of OJ” bomber which takes inspiration from Hov’s retrospective grammy nominated hit.

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Activism through Fashion: How VSTRO is fighting inequality in the most fashionable way http://thesource.com/2018/02/08/activism-through-fashion-how-vstro-is-fighting-inequality-in-the-most-fashionable-way/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/08/activism-through-fashion-how-vstro-is-fighting-inequality-in-the-most-fashionable-way/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:08:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429804 Words by Zoe Zorka It’s been said that it’s not what a man wears that changes the world, but the man who is wearing it that makes the change. Yet Jordan LeRoy, a popular west coast fashion designer, is proving that what a man wears can indeed bring about change as he fuses hip-hop, fashion, […]

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It’s been said that it’s not what a man wears that changes the world, but the man who is wearing it that makes the change. Yet Jordan LeRoy, a popular west coast fashion designer, is proving that what a man wears can indeed bring about change as he fuses hip-hop, fashion, and activism in the quest to fight racism and equality through his VSTRO brand of clothing. 

Hip-Hop Roots

Two years ago, fashion wasn’t even on LeRoy’s radar when he started theAstroknots (although you have to admit the idea of nautical space knots does sound pretty fashion-forward). As it turns out, theAstroknots was a group of artists which LeRoy brought together to collectively create art from multiple mediums to share with the world. Their main outlet was hip-hop. LeRoy was producing instrumentals at the time, while running a small studio out for emerging local hip-hop artists. He and his team would gather almost daily and together worked tirelessly for hours honing their crafts and building a network throughout the Rocky Mountains. While theAstroknots didn’t take off as a musical group, it became the foundation for Leroy’s growth, allowing him to initially spread his name throughout the city- especially in the music and arts community.

LeRoy realized that while people were energized by the idea of a brand that showed their pride in local hip hop, he needed to have a tangible product to sell, and thus was born VSTRO.

Style, Street Cred, and Sustainability 

When designing VSTRO, LeRoy focused on not only developing a line far superior to most in fit, comfort, and style but also in reflecting a greater subculture of Western hip hop. “I combine multiple styles together with popular street wear trends, which breathes fresh life into street fashion world, in my opinion. Furthermore, all of our products are made by hand, from scratch, by our cut and sew partners. This allows us to ensure that we are always releasing 100% original VSTRO products for our customers,” says LeRoy, as he examines the intricate stitching in one of his jackets.

Fashion Opposing Fascism

However, what sets VSTRO apart from its competitors is its message, most notably found in the FVCK RACISM line of t-shirts that debuted this past fall in the wake of the Charlottesville incident.

According to LeRoy, “the FVCKRACISM movement stands in direct opposition of racism everywhere. Not just against African Americans. Not just in America. We are an inclusive movement ready to represent the human race as a whole. The entire world needs to adopt this ideology and eradicate the acknowledgement of skin tone differentiation completely. This is an accomplishable goal if we all stand together, united, and refuse to back down until it is accomplished. As a movement we actually intend to do just that. Move forward- specifically, in the direction of a better, more compassionate, and understanding world.”

 A Local Leader, A Global Icon

While many brands claim to be “woke,” LeRoy practices what he preaches through VSTRO’s numerous charitable endeavors as well as community events. On a cold winter morning a week before Christmas, LeRoy and his crew organized a coat and clothing drive and then spent four hours in frigid temperatures passing donations out to local homeless residents with little more than a space heater to keep them warm. As the wet snow fell on the sidewalk in one of the grimiest parts of town, LeRoy brought a homeless woman under the VSTRO tent to fix a jammed zipper on a boot, making sure that she had enough warm socks before she left.

LeRoy’s philosophy on activism through fashion is quite simple. “Upon the creation of my brand, I decided that I wanted my clothing to represent something more than just a brand. When I sat down to think about it, I realized that the clothes we wear are essentially billboards advertising our personalities and our beliefs,” he says. “When I came to this realization, I uncovered the true power that a clothing brand can possess. A brand can be a foundational platform which provides stability for the artist looking to share a sincere message with the world. The creators of a brand can use their platform to spread a message, whether positive or negative, to the furthest reaches of society- to places not as easily reached by other industries. For VSTRO, that activism has taken shape in the form of activism against racism and mental illness awareness, as well as serving as a beacon of encouragement for all those who seek to manifest a dream into reality. We seek to inspire the dreamers and the believers, the thinkers and the achievers. I guess you could say I want to be the spark that ignites the flame.”

Without a doubt, VSTRO’s flame will be making fashion a little hotter this spring as the brand (and more importantly, the movement) continue to grow.

VSTRO can be found online at https://vstrobrand.com/ and on Instagram at @vstrobrand. 

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Chinese Brand Li-Ning takes New Direction after being criticized for Copying Adidas for Years http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/chinese-brand-li-ning-takes-new-direction-criticized-copying-adidas-years/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/06/chinese-brand-li-ning-takes-new-direction-criticized-copying-adidas-years/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 01:40:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=429305 Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning (who recently signed Portland Trailblazer CJ McCollum) is embracing a new “futuristic sneakers hall of fame” aesthetic amids a brand face-lift. The brand is one of China’s leading local sportswear marketers and it recently revamped it’s brand by designing a new logo and slogan, to better compete with rivals Nike and Adidas both […]

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Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning (who recently signed Portland Trailblazer CJ McCollum) is embracing a new “futuristic sneakers hall of fame” aesthetic amids a brand face-lift. The brand is one of China’s leading local sportswear marketers and it recently revamped it’s brand by designing a new logo and slogan, to better compete with rivals Nike and Adidas both within China and as the Chinese brand expands internationally.

“Make the Change” is Li Ning’s new brand motto, which encourages consumers to embrace change and make breakthroughs.

The new logo, meanwhile, includes a subtle outline of the “Li Ning Cross” gymnastic posture, while preserving some elements of the old logo, which loosely depict the founder’s initials, L and N. It also resembles the Chinese character “ren,” which means people. The logo, says Li Ning, “conveys a tough, motion- and energy-rich silhouette.”

Within China, Li Ning is competing with foreign sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, Puma and Reebok for the same young target market that sets trends and seeks out hip, often Western, brands. Li Ning and other local brands like Anta have struggled to appeal to Chinese trendsetters, particularly as western companies get better at penetrating Chinese culture. Li Ning’s previous slogan and original logo will not disappear altogether, but the company hopes the new image will have more appeal to young consumers.

The company has received many criticism over the years about how their slogan “Anything Is Possible” resembles Adidas’ “Impossible Is Nothing”.

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Courtesy of Instagram account @sneakerhighway23, the metallic silver shoe, boasting a sock-like collar, midfoot strap, and chunky sole. It has an appeal of a space shoe that could be a part of your daily closet of sauce-out fits.

Other than getting a public face-lift Li Ning is also upgrading its sports events planning, distribution, and product development and design.

Along with the new logo and slogan introduced this week in Beijing, the company launched an “Athletic Pro” line of high-end sports equipment for professional athletes, an “Urban Sports” range, an all-orange “Brand Heritage” collection, and a “Crossover” collection created through a collaboration between Chinese and foreign designers.

It is an understatement to say Foreign high-end streetwear and sport brands still look upto America when it comes to setting trends and getting their gear on coolest kids on the block everywhere. But this is hardly the first time a brand has caught heat under the radar. UK-based brands like C2H4 and Cottweiler also could be looked at as the new futuristic fashion beasts celebrities like Jaden Smith have been seen co-signing lately.

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H&M Plans to Close Select Stores Following Decline in Sales http://thesource.com/2018/02/01/hm-plans-close-select-stores-following-decline-sales/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/01/hm-plans-close-select-stores-following-decline-sales/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:14:10 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428653 As if Paris Hilton imitating Kim Kardashian in the latest YEEZY campagin shoot wasn’t enough, here is another one: H&M has been a center of a big controversy ever since their new campaign for kids was revealed. Now word around town is the swedish retailer might be closing down around 170 stores this year. According […]

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As if Paris Hilton imitating Kim Kardashian in the latest YEEZY campagin shoot wasn’t enough, here is another one:

H&M has been a center of a big controversy ever since their new campaign for kids was revealed. Now word around town is the swedish retailer might be closing down around 170 stores this year. According to Bloomberg, the company is taking these steps in the hopes of strengthening their brand. The company noted it would invest more in online sales and digital inventory-tracking technology. They also plan to markdown their inventory in stores in order to clear it all.

News of the planned closures arrived shortly after it was revealed H&M’s operating profit fell 14 percent in the last 12 months, the company’s biggest drop in six years.

In addition to closing 170 stores in 2018, the company also plans to open 390 new stores – with around a quarter of them falling into other H&M owned formats, such as COS, Monki and newly founded millennial labels, Arket and Afound.

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SZA Models for New Jordan Women’s Collection http://thesource.com/2018/02/01/sza-models-new-jordan-womens-collection/ http://thesource.com/2018/02/01/sza-models-new-jordan-womens-collection/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:38:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428636 Words by Shurida Lundi Last week, Nike revealed the new premium Air Jordan 12 ‘Vachetta Tan’ which will be released in the spring. Larry Miller, Nike’s subset president, stated at an event in Los Angeles that he was excited about the collaborations Nike has, especially for women. “I think the women’s product is taking us […]

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Last week, Nike revealed the new premium Air Jordan 12 ‘Vachetta Tan’ which will be released in the spring. Larry Miller, Nike’s subset president, stated at an event in Los Angeles that he was excited about the collaborations Nike has, especially for women.

“I think the women’s product is taking us to a different place. This is the first time we are really showing some love to that female customer, letting them know we are doing product specifically for them,” Miller said.

Among the models for the Jordans, Grammy-nominated SZA was one of them. In the photos, she looked right at home in her sneakers. The R&B singer is known for always dressing the way she wants to. There is always an aspect of comfortability in SZA’s wardrobe, she has that tomboy vibe that we love.

As the brand shifts to focus more on women, there will be three new sneakers released under the collection titled “Season of Her”.

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The Carter Brand: Rooting For Everybody Black http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/carter-brand-rooting-everybody-black/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/carter-brand-rooting-everybody-black/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:22:32 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428103 When Issa Rae stepped up to Variety’s mic at the 2017 Emmy Awards’ red carpet, she declared “I’m rooting for everybody black.” Her honest but rather powerful words was the spark which ignited the fierce spirit of entrepreneurship within two black men. "I'm rooting for everybody black!" #Insecure star @IssaRae says on the red carpet #Emmys pic.twitter.com/Pz3DJPyJc2 […]

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When Issa Rae stepped up to Variety’s mic at the 2017 Emmy Awards’ red carpet, she declared “I’m rooting for everybody black.”

Her honest but rather powerful words was the spark which ignited the fierce spirit of entrepreneurship within two black men.

Coupled with the spirit of Hip Hop– Stanley Davis and Dayquan McCall decided to start a clothing line.

The Carter Brand has already become a favorite of Charlamagne Tha God. He showed off his new jacket, which cements Issa’s words into fashion. He commended his friend Stan. Also suggesting Issa deserves a cut of the business.

We spoke with Mr. Davis. During our conversation he offered insight into what drives The Carter Brand:

“Sounds cliche but we’re inspired by the Hip Hop culture. Particularly moments that capture emotion,  that speak to the masses of our people.”We try to capture those feelings that bring us closer together and display them in fashion form. Conversation and compliment pieces are what we’re about.”

The power of words is incredible. Who would’ve thought a black woman’s honesty would propel two black men to experience success in fashion. Also becoming part of their best selling design. Stan and The Carter Brand have spoken highly of her honesty:

“Issa had a moment that perfectly worded a feeling we all have and have had for a while now. No one [has] said it better.”

Then, we asked Stan: Why is your brand needed in urban fashion? Speaking from the roots of their inspiration, he offered an artful perspective, while also embracing higher thought and conscious:

“It’s similar to hip-hop, where we need different genres to suit our current mood or situation.  Sometimes you need r&b, sometimes you need trap and other times you need something conscious. We fall into the conscious rapper category of fashion which is in dire need of flow” 

Offering an assortment of: bags, hats, hoodies, jackets, patches, sweatshirts & T-shirts, there is something for everyone.  Charlamagne’s business and promotion has introduced The Carter Brand to stars like: Diddy ,Groovy Lu, Cassie, Major and Rapsody.

The most popular jacket retails for $95-115 depending on your size. As we wrapped up, we asked Stan what he would say to Issa:

“Yes we have your cut– We’d love to get you in a jacket and some other product because you were the inspiration. It’d be a dream come true to collab and donate proceeds to organizations with boots on the ground in neighborhoods where are people live. Your message combined with our merchandise can truly benefit the masses that are at home Rooting for the few of us that the media shows in a positive light.”

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Pharrell Teases Adidas Sneaker Collab http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/pharrell-teases-adidas-sneaker-collab/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/30/pharrell-teases-adidas-sneaker-collab/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:33:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428174 Words by Jasmine Johnson The new year is going strong for Pharrell. He was credited on Migos’ album, Culture II, and N*E*R*D* album  was released just last month. He recently teased us with new kicks he collaborated with Adidas that is eye-catching colorful pair on Instagram. With little information, he gave his followers a preview of […]

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The new year is going strong for Pharrell. He was credited on Migos’ album, Culture II, and N*E*R*D* album  was released just last month. He recently teased us with new kicks he collaborated with Adidas that is eye-catching colorful pair on Instagram.

With little information, he gave his followers a preview of the Three Stripe kicks. The kicks are a bright yellow with a mid-top sneaker with a hint of red and green on the upper shoelaces. A knit-type sneaker look with the caption “#BYW … #747WarehouseSt,” with the proper location of where it will be released.

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The brand 747 Warehouse St. is focusing on hip-hop, basketball, and the culture. Up at the headquarters, the location might have live performances of the hip-hop culture game. But peep the photo of Pharrell and the colorfulness he brings to the sneaker nation.

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Migos New Launch Clothing Line At Bloomingdales In NYC During Grammy Weekend http://thesource.com/2018/01/28/migos-new-launch-clothing-line-bloomingdales-nyc-grammy-weekend/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/28/migos-new-launch-clothing-line-bloomingdales-nyc-grammy-weekend/#respond Sun, 28 Jan 2018 19:27:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=427848 This weekend ATL rap favorites Migos debuted their ‘Culture II’ clothing collection at Bloomingdales in New York to accompany their highly anticipated sophomore release Culture II. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards weekend was the opportune moment for the clothing line to drop at the NYC-based high end clothing retailer, but Quavo, Offset and Takeoff showed […]

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This weekend ATL rap favorites Migos debuted their ‘Culture II’ clothing collection at Bloomingdales in New York to accompany their highly anticipated sophomore release Culture II.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards weekend was the opportune moment for the clothing line to drop at the NYC-based high end clothing retailer, but Quavo, Offset and Takeoff showed their love to the Big Apple with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as well as a big release bash for the album at Scores in lower Manhattan.

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Kanye West Set To Design Clothing For Damon Dash “Honor Up” New Film http://thesource.com/2018/01/25/kanye-west-set-design-clothing-damon-dash-honor-new-film/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/25/kanye-west-set-design-clothing-damon-dash-honor-new-film/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:34:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=427470 Words by Darralyn Buford We know rapper Kanye West is big on fashion, ever since Yeezy Season clothing line back in 2015. Kanye is currently working on a new project, designing exclusive merchandise for Damon Dash’s upcoming film, Honor Up. #NewMerch designed by Kanye West for last nights premier of Dame Dash’s new film “HONOR […]

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We know rapper Kanye West is big on fashion, ever since Yeezy Season clothing line back in 2015. Kanye is currently working on a new project, designing exclusive merchandise for Damon Dash’s upcoming film, Honor Up.

Not only is Kanye designing the merchandise, he also is the executive producer of the upcoming movie. The clothing features hoodies, t-shirts, and socks with the movie title, as well as the names West, Dash, and Cam’ron who will be starring in the film.

There is not an official release date yet for the merchandise, the film “Honor Up” will be in theaters on February 16.

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Introducing The Nike PlayStation Series Sneakers http://thesource.com/2018/01/22/introducing-nike-playstation-series-sneakers/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/22/introducing-nike-playstation-series-sneakers/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:25:16 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=426826 Level up on your fashion game and hit the streets with these sneakers that are equal parts cool and geeky. NBA star Paul George has announced his collaboration between the gaming brand and Nike: the ‘PG-2 PlayStation’ colorway. In a post on the Sony PlayStation blog, George mused about the opportunity, saying, “Just like basketball, […]

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Level up on your fashion game and hit the streets with these sneakers that are equal parts cool and geeky. NBA star Paul George has announced his collaboration between the gaming brand and Nike: the ‘PG-2 PlayStation’ colorway.

In a post on the Sony PlayStation blog, George mused about the opportunity, saying, “Just like basketball, I’ve had a knack for video games since I was a kid… This collaboration has been a long time coming.”

“Ask me what my favorite PlayStation memory is and I’ll tell you it’s when my dad got me a PS2 for Christmas. I’d been dropping hints left and right because I knew that was it. That was the next big thing.”

Created by Nike designer Tony Hardman, the shoes are inspired by the PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controller and pay homage to some of the PlayStation’s iconic symbols.

Mirroring what it would look like to switch on the console, the shoe’s tongues—which feature the Paul George and PlayStation logos—light up and pulsate in blue. The lights don’t require charging; they’re battery-powered and will run for roughly 150 hours.

The back of the left shoe contains a unique barcode that holds a PSN voucher code, which can be unlocked at the PlayStation Store to redeem a ‘Paul George Dynamic’ PS4 theme.

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ASAP Rocky Comes Out With New AWGE Merchandise & More http://thesource.com/2018/01/20/asap-rocky-comes-new-awge-merchandise/ http://thesource.com/2018/01/20/asap-rocky-comes-new-awge-merchandise/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:28:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=426642 Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu A$AP Rocky revealed to Twitter that there have been changes to his AWGE interface and new merchandise available for fans. AWGEshit.com will also feature a forum where fans can interact and a video of the Mob crew. The new merchandise is available for purchase now but it will not be […]

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A$AP Rocky revealed to Twitter that there have been changes to his AWGE interface and new merchandise available for fans. AWGEshit.com will also feature a forum where fans can interact and a video of the Mob crew.

The new merchandise is available for purchase now but it will not be shipped out until February 1st. The new collections feature a line of hoodies, hats, and shirts with “AWGE” detailed clearly on the merchandise and the merchandise will range in price from $60-$100.

The forum is a fun addition with an old Internet site feel as fans provide updates with gifs, pictures, comments and more. The site also highlights the DVD Vol 2. As A$AP Rocky and his crew provide fresh freestyles over banging beats. A$AP did not provide any insight through his site of an upcoming album but snippets of a song has been making rounds. A$AP will definitely reveal in good time when an album is on the way.

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