Stüssy x Union Allied Forces Collection

Stussy x Union AF Collection

Union Los Angeles and Stüssy have a storied history together which has spanned over the decades and more recently as west coast neighbours. To celebrate Stüssy’s 35th anniversary, Stüssy will partner up with a handful of brands whose vision and culture have inspired them along the journey and they are starting with Union Los Angeles. Coined the Allied Forces Collection is very appropriate for this street militay themed collaboration. The Allied Forces Collection offers an exclusive, militia-inspired line of original designs and iconic references. The range includes BDU and baseball shirts, short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, a bucket hat, snapback, and a variety of printed sweats.

The Stüssy x Union Allied Forces Collection is now available at Stüssy Chapter Stores and Stussy.com.

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Topshop x Adidas Originals SS15

Topshop x Adidas SS15

The Topshop design team reworked a number of Adidas Originals classics including the Superstar jacket and shoes, the oversize logo tee, side stripe pants and shorts, to form the second collaboration between the two brands. This seven-piece collection takes those iconic Adidas Originals pieces reengineered by Topshop to create an exclusive fusion capsule of street style with rich sport heritage. The classic Superstar jacket is given a feminine treatment, constructed in a soft cream perforated leather paneling. While the footwear pays homage to an Adidas Originals classic, the Superstar shoe, with two new updates including a clear sole and a metallic cracked leather shell-toe. The original Adidas trefoil logo is the center attraction of the entire collection, with large scale placement on the oversized sweat and t-shirt and, in celebration of sporting success, pieces are trimmed with stopwatch timing details along with the iconic Adidas Originals three stripes. Look for this 80s inspired collaboration online at us.topshop.com or adidas.com and in select stores on April 30th, 2015.
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Brandblack – J. Crossover II “Playoffs P.E.”

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RELEASE DATE: Sunday, April 26th, 2015
MSRP: $160.00

Brandblack introduces a special player edition of the J. Crossover II. Designed for Jamal Crawford to wear during his playoff run, the shoe will launch in limited quantities. This shoe’s details are amazing, combining a vibrant tonal red scheme with flashy gold snake details. Red extends from the shoe’s supportive yet breathable reinforced Flat Knit upper to the ergonomic tongue and translucent rubber outsole. In contrast, the parametric molded heel support and lace tab are done in the unique gold snake pattern. The shoe also boasts Force Vector technology, a thermo-plastic midfoot shank, and multi-directional traction blades for stability and support on the basketball court. Brandblack’s signature blue adds the finishing touches to the traction blades on the bottom of the shoe. The J. Crossover II “Playoff P.E.” will launch exclusively at BAIT San Francisco in very limited quantities and those remaining will be sold online at BAITme.com.

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Air Jordan 7 Retro “Lola Bunny”

Air Jordan 7 Lola Bunny
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 (delayed)
MSRP: $140.00
After releasing the “Hare” or the Bugs Bunny and “Marvin the Martian” colorway, Jordan Brand is now ready to drop the “Lola Bunny” model. This Air Jordan Retro 7 model is a grade school only model and will grab a lot of attention. This shoe features a fully black leather body with a black nubuck overlay with hints of court purple, bright citrus and turquoise found throughout. The “Lola Bunny” inspired take on the MJ’s seventh signature shoe, brings a unique tie-dye gradient design on the tongue. The iconic Jumpman logo is laced in bright citrus to complete the look. This sneaker comes just in time for the shorts and t-shirt weather. Dubbed as “Court Purple”, this Retro Jordan 7 will release on April 25 at Nike.com and Jordan Brand stores for $140.00.

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Air Jordan 13 Retro Low – “Hornets”

Air Jordan 13 Low Hornets

RELEASE DATE: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 (delayed)
MSRP: $170.00

Jordan Brand is bring back the Jordan 13 Low silhouette as part of their Spring lineup. Dubbed the “Hornets” colorway due to the combination of colors of MJ’s current team, the Charlotte Hornets. The Air Jordan 13 Low “Hornets” is mostly covered in a white tumbled leather with a subtle mix of midnight navy and hints of turquoise giving the sneaker that perfect “Hornets” appearance. A silver Jumpman is placed on the ankle to add some bling to the sneaker. Arriving ahead of summer and just in time for spring, this shoe is scheduled to release Saturday, April 25th and retail for $170.00. Check your local Jordan Brand retailer or visit Nike.com to get your hands on a pair.

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FILA’s ‘Volcanic’ Pack ft. MB and Mindbender Runner

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RELEASE DATE: Friday, May 1, 2015
MSRP: $70-100

In addition to the already much talked about MB, FILA walks the Mindbender out of the vault for the first time since its debut in 1994. This month alone – FILA has seen tremendous success with the return of the MB, both the “Turning Tide” in-line release and the Oneness collaboration, each saw terrific response from consumers. On May 1st, FILA looks to continue the trend with another original colorway (White/FILA RED/Black) of the MB, which has been called out for consistently by consumers. While fans of retro basketball will automatically gravitate to the MB, the pack also features another gem in the Mindbender. Originally debuting in 1994, FILA has not retroed this runner in the U.S. since its release, 21 years ago. This proceeds FILA’s dedication to the retro running market, the last few seasons FILA has provided consumers with many different looks for the Overpass from 1993. The FILA “Volcanic” Mindbender sports a clean look with a upper-combo of black reflective mesh and suede. The FILA slanted-linear branding appears on the upper-quarter and is carried down into the midsole, as per the original design in 1994. Additionally, the runner is dressed down to a grey midsole with red speckle detailing. Other details include a two color outsole, back counter reflective detailing, and flat lace options with contrast aglets. Look for the FILA ‘Volcanic’ Pack in select stores Friday, May 1st starting at $70.

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Reebok Classic x Garbstore SS15 Collection Drop 2

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Reebok Classic x Garbstore returns with the second drop from their SS15 collection, which features a new Ventilator Supreme silhouette and two new distinctive colorways. The Ventilator’s original technologies remain, however the exterior details are stripped back to provide a clear focus on the Ventilator window. Premium suedes and leathers form a subtle vintage background for the technology to take center stage. Look for the second Spring/Summer 2015 drop from Reebok Classic x Garbstore at select accounts soon.

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Vans Custom Culture Finalist 2014-15

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Starting today, April 24 at 8am PDT through May 11 at 5pm PDT, students, parents, teachers and friends from all 50 states can log onto www.vans.com/customculture and vote for their favorite designs. The five finalists will head to New York City in June for the final event at the renowned Industria Superstudio where a panel of celebrity judges will determine the grand prize winner of the $50,000 donation. To celebrate this phase of the 2015 competition, Vans releases the “local flavor” colorway that was designed by the 2014 winner, Rio Rancho High School. Using the Vans Authentic as their canvas, the students of Rio Rancho channeled their Southwestern roots into the creative process by bringing shapes, colors and scenery from the region to the uppers of the popular lace-up shoe. The “local flavor” colorway of the Authentic is available now at www.vans.com and select Vans retail locations across the US. Proceeds from the shoe will go to non-profit partner Americans for the Arts to support the organization as they advance arts education.

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Nike Kyrie 1 “Home”

Nike Kyrie 1

RELEASE DATE: Friday, April 24th, 2015 (delayed)
MSRP: $110.00

Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers are protecting home court in a quest to bring home a championship. Proving there is truly no place like home, Nike delivers the Kyrie 1 “Home” colorway. The hyperfused constructed white upper is paired up with infared highlights that gives the shoe instant pop. There are hints of Dove grey are found around the colar and midsole, while black is used to accent the tongue, laces and the Swoosh. This is a great addition to the Kyrie collection and can be picked up for the whole family. The team-inspired Kyrie 1 will be available Friday, April 24  for $110.00 at Nike.com and various Nike retailers.

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adidas x Magenta “A-League” Capsule

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RELEASE DATE: April 2015
MSRP: $85

adidas Skateboarding announces its latest “A-League” collaboration with Magenta Skateboards highlighting the return of the popular adidas Skate along with a uniquely designed, soccer-inspired jersey. Demonstrating Magenta’s passion for premium design, artistry and meaningful symbolism – the Magenta Skate reimagines the highly sought-after adidas Skate silhouette, resurrected specifically for the project with a range of custom artwork details featured on the shoe’s cream colored suede. Standing for oneness, Magenta’s brand mantra “ALL CONNECTED” appears in gold foil on the quarter panel while an illustration of a woman within the shoe’s insole symbolizes Mother Nature or consciousness. The special-edition, soccer-style Magenta Jersey in collegiate burgundy includes a custom woven adidas x Magenta crest sewn on the jersey’s front, and infinity symbol printed on the back representing the infinite possibilities that exist within skateboarding. Heritage serrated adidas stripes on the jersey’s shoulders mirror the footwear, and a woven label featuring a specially designed hybrid logo fusing elements of the iconic adidas trefoil with Magenta’s signature plant logo are placed on the tongue and hemline. The adidas Skateboarding x Magenta pack is available only through specialty retailers in the U.S. and limited distribution in Europe through the Magenta Skateboarding website.

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