RELEASE DATE: August 2015
Black and white is an attitude! Exclusively for Europe ́s leading fashion destination Zalando, designer Patrick Mohr has reinterpreted Reebok Classic’s Ventilator model from the 90s and created three exciting unisex trainers. Patrick Mohr ́s look can be described as sophisticated urban streetwear combined with a subtle sportiness and a hint of avant-garde. With his Reebok Ventilator designs for Zalando, Mohr has made it clear that his mix of streetwear and the avant-garde is something completely unique. The designs play with extremes of black and white but in the end find their own balance. “The first model has more white than black, whilst for the second model it is the other way around. The third model has more of a balance, with 50% black and 50% white. All three shoes tell a story, as even though they live between the two worlds of black and white, the three shoe models interact with one another, in the end resulting in a balance between these extremes” explains Mohr. High-quality leather and symbolic details such as Mohr’s trademark triangle lend the trainers a certain something. The triangle can be found on all three models; on the tongue of the shoe, the heel or on the detailing of the laces. Another highlight is the quilted shaft of the shoe, with Mohr taking inspiration for this distinctive feature from biker jackets.Conceived in the early 90’s, the Reebok Ventilator was originally designed to help runners excel while staying cool on long-distance runs. Today, the Ventilator remains a fashion-forward running shoe. Thanks to their extremely versatile silhouette, the trainers can be worn with a number of different outfits. This is why Patrick Mohr gave the shoes his own touch and decided to tell a story of black and white: “Like the Ventilator, the combination of black and white is a classic: You can wear it with anything, whenever you want. At the same time I find the play between black and white really exciting. I myself think in black and white – there are no grey areas, there are only extremes. So, for me, black and white symbolize a play between two worlds.”
RELEASE DATE: August 2015
Stüssy’s Fall 2015 campaign sees Tyrone Lebon explore Tokyo, Japan, as the latest part in his multi-year photo series of Stüssy’s world tour cities. The third instalment includes a series of portraits, styled by Tom Guinness, rediscovering Stüssy’s roots, it’s relationship with Japan, and their cultural interpretation of the brand’s loose living philosophy. Highlighting the unique richness and diversity of Tokyo, Lebon and Guinness capture iconic elements of Japanese culture taking 20th century youth culture and pairing it with traditional Japanese references: Geishas, Harajuku and Tokyo’s nightlife feature as themes for Lebon’s journey through the east. Special features of the campaign include a one-of-a-kind Stüssy headpiece designed by hairstylist KAMO, and portraits including Frank Lebon and KaoRi. The full campaign of the Stüssy’s fall collection is available on stussy.com and all Chapter Stores.
RELEASE DATE: Thursday, August 27th, 2015
It only made perfect sense for NikeLab and fragment to continue their collaboration efforts on the “Grand Slam” collection. The Nike Air Trainer 1 is back and releasing in conjunction with this year’s US OPEN tournament. This rendition focuses on the hardcourt of New York City to see the living legends of tennis contend for the top spot in the final major of the year. Instead of mirroring the court color and surface material, the latest NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment harnesses the home country’s flag for its creative direction. The NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment will be available at Niketown New York, select NikeLab retailers and nike.com/nikelab for $150 on Aug. 27.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, September 5th, 2015
For their second collaboration, PUMA and ICNY chose the latest running franchise – the IGNITE runner, and embedded ICNY’s renowned DNA into its full extent. The limited edition pack comes in two ice cream inspired flavors, “chocolate chip cookie dough” and “mint chocolate chip”. With this release, ICNY is excited to once again be able to take a running-specific silhouette and give it a style treatment that transforms the Ignite from a pure performance product into an attractive lifestyle shoe for every day wear. The Puma x ICNY Ice Cream Pack is available now exclusively on icnysport.com, and globally across Puma stores and select sneaker boutiques beginning on September 5th. Retail is set at $120.
RELEASE DATE: Friday, August 28, 2015
Since its introduction into Tennis, FILA has pushed the boundaries in tennis and fashion. The T-1 Mid silhouette has since become a staple in the heritage footwear category, decades after its first appearance on court. To put the exclamation point on the month of August, FILA has teamed with one of the most talked about jewelers in the game, Mr. Flawless on the T-1 Mid. Nestled in the heart of New York City’s Diamond District, Mr. Flawless, born Greg Yuna, has developed some of the highest profiled clientele. The craftsmanship he puts into his work and brand place him in an elite category, making this collaboration a no brainer, especially with the T-1 Mid model. This T-1 Mid release is superb, as the two shoe pack appears in two iterations of black and white premium leather. Both colorways are dressed with a rich-golden flag and white midsole, sitting atop a gum outsole. Dual branding appears on the tongue with Flawless’ signature “Mr.” logo appearing above the FILA linear logo on one shoe and the Flawless linear logo below the F-Box on the opposite. Other product details include the Italian flag stitching on the tongue, custom sublimation foot-bed, and gold lace tips. The custom packaging is incredible, with all-over gold “Mr.” detailing on the interior and “Flawless” in FILA type-font on the exterior. The release will take place Friday, August 28, 2015 as pairs will be available on a first come first serve basis at Mr. Flawless located at 1196 6th Avenue New York, NY 10036 from 10 am – 12 pm. Any remaining pairs of the limited edition collaboration will be available on Mrflawless.com shortly thereafter.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
The third footwear model from Kanye West and adidas Originals will launch in the historic fashion. First glimpsed in New York last February during the YEEZY SEASON 1 Fashion Week presentation, the lo-top YEEZY BOOST 350 in black features uppers composed of tonal Primeknit: a breakthrough material developed using adidas’ most advanced digital engineering techniques to fit like a second skin. Color-coordinated outsoles leverage adidas BOOST™’s highly responsive properties to offer an unparalleled level of comfort, performance, and style. The YEEZY BOOST 350 will hit select adidas originals stores globally on August 22, 2015 and will also be available through the adidas Confirmed app, look for the shoe to retail around $200.
RELEASE DATE: August 2015
Following the success of the Reserve range of premium footwear, Reebok Classic have introduced a Reserve collection of menswear apparel. Taking inspiration from 80’s sportswear staples early fabric technology, the Reebok Classic apparel Reserve range showcases the locker room style of tailored yet easy to wear workout fashion. The varsity themed clothing collection includes four key styles: a crewneck sweat, hooded sweat, pique t-shirt and ribbed cuff track-pants. The apparel range has a strong, classic aesthetic in commercial colorways of navy, black, grey heather and maroon. Premium fleece fabrics and retro branding touches give the clothing a lux appeal. Key construction details include the slightly elongated sleeves on the tees, printed contrasting color bands on the hooded sweat and the double cuffed track pant which all reflect the brand’s heritage. Crew neck sweatshirts are a key fashion essential this season and the archive ‘special edition’ sweatshirt comes in three colorways of black, grey and maroon. A standout piece in the collection, with luxury embroideries, the sweatshirt is an essential item for any wardrobe. Vintage design details align the clothing range with much loved Reebok Classic 80´s sneakers such as the GL6000, LX8500 and Franchise 5 packs. The Reserve range from Reebok Classic was created alongside the Certified Network Retailers and is a leading force in the streetwear arena. This innovation into apparel is an extension of the Reebok Classic ethos of creating wearable street styles in simplistic, clean designs with a subtle nod to the brand’s heritage. The Reebok Classic debut Reserve collection of menswear apparel is available from August 2015 at exclusive specific Reebok Reserve global retailers.
RELEASE DATE: August 2015
MSRP: $80.00 – $100.00
Vans Surf elevates the fall line with the Desert Chukka and the Desert Point, two brand new footwear designs built from the ground up by the Gothic Dolphin himself, Mr. Alex Kopps. The San Francisco-based avant-garde artist, filmmaker, surfer, and scooter pilot brings an intricate craftsmanship of line and shape reflecting a perfect balance of embellishment for the Desert Chukka and Desert Point. Celebrated for his paintings made with gouache on wood and paper, Alex’s take on the new silhouettes make strong design references to nature, using warm earth tones and traditional textiles in premium brown leather and suede uppers. Kopps’ Chukka silhouettes offer the perfect transitional fall style, complete with a brand new lightweight outsole—the Ultracush™ Wave—providing increased durability, flexibility, and support while still maintaining Vans’ classic aesthetic and comfort. The Vans Surf Alex Kopps Desert Chukka will retail for $100 while the Desert Point is $80. The Vans Surf Alex Kopps pack is available now at select retailers.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, September 22nd, 2015
Streetwear boutique Premier and New Balance will join forces to release the limited edition Made in USA 998 PRMR. Inspired by early twentieth century automobile manufacturing in Michigan and the US, this style offers luxury details in a premium silhouette. The upper is done in tan and black suede, mimicking a gold grill front panel and black chassis. Other details include a white sole and quilted seat printed insole. The finishing touch and tribute to the first luxury automobiles is a hangtag branded key and license plate with the shop abbreviation ‘PRMR.’ The Premier x New Balance MiUSA 998 PRMR will be available beginning Saturday, August 22 at Premier and www.thepremierstoe.com for $219.95. Limited pairs will be available globally at specialty retailers beginning September 5.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, August 28th, 2015
Here comes another drop for the Ventilator 25th Anniversary celebration. The crew at AAPE by A Bathing Ape put together a stunning rendition of the classic Reebok Ventilator. AAPE have turned to the military for inspiration with black mesh underlays working together with camo leather overlays, a signature detail of the Japanese brand’s mainline stablemate A Bathing Ape. The Ventilator is finished off with 3M panels to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the silhouette. To add pop and contrast to the sneaker, the Bape foot soldiers logo are added to the heel in a clean white to contrast. The AAPE by A Bathing Ape x Reebok Ventilator is priced around $185 and will drop Saturday, August 28th at select Reebok Classic retailers like END.