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Timberland: Back Because We Never left

9. Oktober, 2017

When discussing most sneaker or clothing brands, the story eventually boils down to one of persistent vision and meeting a goal. Nearly all of your favorite brands had mainstream success as one of its original premises. Timberland, on the other hand, differs in this regard. (mehr …)

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A unique look at Stüssy’s FW17 Collection

27. September, 2017

Stussy’s history as a streetwear brand is as authentic as it is global. The company had originally been brought together by the visionary designs of Shawn Stussy and the business acumen of Frank Sinatra Jr. Its evolution spanned from its original form as a surfboard shop to one of the most recognizable brands in the game. (mehr …)

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Herschel: Look (Back) Closely

30. August, 2017

Backpacks have, almost overnight, become victims of a trend. Specifically, we’ve seen then take on an air of both contrived brilliance and perceived advancement. Every backpack from a “major brand” seems to be stuck on achieving some sort of in one of those categories. (mehr …)

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Recap: Sneakerness Berlin 2017

2. August, 2017


After their first successful event last year in Berlin, Sneakerness – the biggest sneaker convention besides Crepe City – returned last weekend to the capital city of Germany. This time it took part at the STATION Berlin, a prominent venue because of fashion week which is twice every year. It’s obvious that you can buy a lot of sneakers, limited apparel and accessories  in every price range but there were also a lot of specials. For instance you could clean up your dirty shoes at the Crep Protect or Sneaker Cleaner booth. On the other side you could take care for yourself and relax at the Overkill x Reebok booth where you could grab some free drinks and get a massage which was the jackpot of the coconut-crap-game.

 

The guys of the Identify Tattoo Studio, Hilversum Netherlands, had some cool designs of sneaker tattoos. Hikmet Sugoer, former owner of Solebox, had also his own booth with some clothes of his latest brand ‚Sonra‘. He even did a raffle for his Sonra Proto Pumpkin – of course every pair was sold. Buns & Sons took care of the guests physical well-being and offered their tasty Pulled Pork-Burgers which matched perfect with the Paulaner Spezi!

Thank you for all passin‘ by and the Sneakerness crew for the perfect organisation!

You can find all pictures here!

 

See ya in Cologne!

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Illa J „Home“ Video & Album Release Party in Heidelberg

12. Juni, 2017

A few days ago the latest Jakarta Records signing, Illa J, younger brother to Hip-Hop Legend J Dilla, dropped the first visuals for his new album „Home“. For the title track’s video, the Jakarta team accompanied by artist Robert Winter and his lichthof crew flew out to Detroit to visit Illa’s old neighborhood and home. No better spot to capture this familiar home vibe, as John Yancey states himself:

 

„Bugged out that this is my first ever single being released without any rapping in the entire song..Been wanting to do this for so long. As always, Calvin kills it on the production. And to put the icing on the cake, the house I’m sitting in front of on the video is actually the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. It’s home in the most literal sense as I’m surrounded by family, my nieces and cousins. Also in a way showing how I’m the man of my family now since my dad and my brother are gone physically, I represent them both.“

Illa J takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME following his self titled LP, Illa J sometimes known as “John Regal” (born October 13,1986 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, multi instrumentalist. He takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME. His last LP successfully took Illa J out of his brother and hiphop legend J Dilla‘s shadow to show he is in his own lane. Yet, Yancey still felt as though he was in a box labeled rapper. Teaming up with producer Calvin Valentine, who entirely produced the album, HOME is Illa J‘s first album to properly showcase the full extent of his vocal range to put him in the singer-songwriter conversation. The listener can feel the soulfulness of this LP through Illa J‘s singing and Valentines‘ smooth production.

 

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On „Sam Cook“ which is an ode to Illa J‘s father who ghostwrote for Motown, Yancey dives into his falsetto that is reminiscent of D‘Angelo, Bilal and Al Green. While keeping his focus on singing. Illa J sprinkles the album with rap verses. On „7Mile“ his vocals smoothly float over the more raw/alternative cut laid by Valentine. The album title track „Home“ completes his album and solidifies Illa J‘s artistry as a well rounded singer who can rap.

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Watch out for the Album releasing on June 30th via Jakarta Records. Pre-Order here!

A day later we’re celebrating the „Home“ release in the Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg together with Illa J himself. Presented by Carhartt WIP, Jakarta Records and yours truly. Get your tickets here!

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DOWN BY THE RIO: STÜSSY SUMMER 2017

1. Juni, 2017

LA’s most iconic geographic landmark is not perched in the Hollywood Hills, rather it winds from the Santa Susana Mountains to the mouth of Long Beach Harbor. The LA River has been both a source of life and great devastation throughout history. Paved over to prevent chaos, the barren, geometric waterway sweeping the city scarcely resembles the once mighty riverbed.

 

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For Summer 2017, Tom Guinness and Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick explore the furtive and forlorn channels of the concrete masterpiece, and the constant tension between natural and constructed realities in Los Angeles. In the series of images, Stüssy offers respite from the paved dystopia where an oasis flourishes amid the mighty berms.

 

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Make sure to check out the current Stussy collection on the inflammable webshop!

 

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HUF x Pink Panther

12. Mai, 2017

The Pink Panther first tiptoed his way onto the big screen to Henry Mancini’s jazzy beat back in 1964. Always one step ahead of Inspector Clouseau, the Pink Panther has since infiltrated popular culture to international acclaim through his smooth sophistication and witty charm. Huf celebrates the spirit of the sly cat with a Huf x Pink Panther capsule collection consisting of apparel and accessories. Always on the move, the Pink Panther makes his way across a range of screenprinted S/S Tees, L/S Tees and Hoodies, while embroidered detailing adorns the headwear part. Check inflammable.com to shop selected parts of the collection

 

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„Thanks Anna for letting me shoot the party“ – Frank Ocean captures MET Gala for VOGUE

11. Mai, 2017

One could say the annual MET Gala is the „Superbowl of Fashion“, as it’s considered to be the most important fashion event of the year. The originals purpose of the event was – and officially still is – to celebrate the start of a new exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Every year the institute determines a certain theme or a designer, the exhibit is dedicated to. This year’s Met Gala went down last Tuesday. While this year’s theme was all around COMME des GARÇONS very own Rei Kawakubo, it was – as always – more about the number of A-List celebrities attending the event and of course their wardrobe of choice for the night. While most of the popular visitors took an extensive amount of time to pose in front of the numerous photographers at the red carpet, a reticent as ever Frank Ocean tried to sneak by and hide behind Rihanna’s voluminous dress. Even though RiRi was drawing a lot of attention, the „Blonde“ singer couldn’t avoid to be snapped by the Paparazzi a couple of times.

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The rest of the evening he changed position to step behind the „Lens“ – as his latest song is also titled – to capture his impressions of the glamorous night with a Contax T3 35mm. He is old school that way, preferring the authentic analog grain of film over digital immediacy. Two days ago it came to light that it wasn’t all just for private pleasure, as Vogue revealed that they had sent Ocean to play Paparazzi for a special MET editorial. While Frank Ocean took on to his tumblr, stating „Thanks Anna for letting me shoot the party“, the delicate footage features beautiful analog photography of ASAP Rocky and his date Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid, Zoë Kravitz, Gigi Hadid, Jaden Smith and more. Check out some of the pictures below and find the full coverage on Vogue.

 

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