Netflix’s docu chronicling the rise and fall of AND1

Netflix’s docu chronicling the rise and fall of AND1

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

Netflix is set to release a new installment of the successful documentary series dedicated to the world of sports, Untold.
This critically and commercially acclaimed series offers a new and different perspective to legendary and epic stories related to sports. 

The anecdotes told range from soccer to tennis, field hockey to boxing, and in case you have already heard about them, I assure you they will surprise you just the same and in a way you never expected. 
Each chapter starts with a pivotal moment and delves into the events beyond what was written in the newspapers or said on TV. Everything is told by those who lived through it, to bring out the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos that lurked beneath the sweat.

To round out the series, Netflix recently released the official trailer for the next installment of the series titled Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 and chronicles precisely the rise and fall of a brand – AND1 to be exact – that, thanks to the founders’ philosophy, aesthetics, and innovative approach turned the billion-dollar sports apparel and basketball shoe industry upside down. 

The documentary tells the story of how a collaborative project between three classmates at Wharton School University in Pennsylvania, who had a dream of raising awareness of the game they loved (basketball) through streetball, turned into something totally unexpected.

Based on the famous AND1 Mixtape videos (a series of videos uploaded to AND1’s YouTube channel showing basketball played in playgrounds at a very high level, and from an aesthetic point of view very close to the skate videos of Supreme or Trasher) and the related AND1 Mixrtape Tour, the documentary is filled with interviews with real streetball legends such as “The Professor,” “Hot Sauce,” “The Main Event,” “Shane the Dribbling Machine,” and Rafer “Skip 2 My Lou” Alston.
Directed by Oscar-nominated director Kevin Wilson Jr, this docu explains how AND1 exploded and suffered a devastating slump despite its success.

Below you can see the trailer for Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 which will be available on Netflix starting August 23.

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Tekla and JJJJound want us to sleep in style

Tekla and JJJJound want us to sleep in style

Andrea Tuzio · 4 days ago · Style

The Danish company, founded in Copenhagen in 2017, Tekla has now become one of the coolest and trendiest brands in the world of home comfort. Starting from a very solid base in textiles, Tekla makes household linens such as, bed sheets, pajamas, robes, etc.
After its collaboration with Stüssy a few months ago, today the collection created together with the most fashionable creative studio in the last 4/5 years, JJJJound, is launched on the market.

The two brands have joined forces and conceived a limited collection that includes comforter covers, pillow covers and linen sheets in an exclusive taupe hue.

Each individual piece in the collection was made from a special type of the highest quality open-weave linen, weighing 180 GSM, so as to ensure maximum comfort and breathability. 

The design and aesthetic of the collection reflects that typical of the two brands involved, minimalism and cleanliness. In addition, each piece features and is finished with the JJJJound logo embroidered in white and found in the lower left corner of the comforter cover, along with a Tekla banner and marbled buttons with the Danish brand’s logo.

The Tekla collection together with JJJound is already available exclusively at teklafabrics.com and JJJJound.com.

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Clarks Originals x Them Skates, the collaboration we wanted

Clarks Originals x Them Skates, the collaboration we wanted

Andrea Tuzio · 4 days ago · Style

If you have at least once in your life happened to put a pair of inline skates on your feet, then you can understand my excitement to learn the news that, one two of my favorite brands and closely related to this world, Clarks Originals, has announced its latest collaboration with Them Skates

The collaboration includes two iconic Clarks Originals silhouettes, Wallabee Boot and Wallabee Cup Mule, reimagined in terms of materials and coloration; and two pairs of the skating brand’s skates, THEM 80s, with 80 mm wheelbase, and THEM 909s, with 58 mm wheels.

“The Wallabee runs deep in inline skating shoe culture. Just like in hip hop culture in the late nineties, the Wallabee was a staple shoe for the before and after skate lifestyle. Run it back to 1996 and you would see the Wallabee on many skaters and brand advertisements. Naturally, a collaboration with Clark’s Originals and Them Skates was inevitable”, these are the words of Jon Julio, founder of Them Skates.

This collaboration brings together the world of 90s skating and Wallabee’s role in street culture.

L’intera collezione Clarks Originals x Them Skates può essere preordinata già oggi esclusivamente online su www.themgoods.com e, a partire dal 4 novembre, anche su SSENSE.

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Post Malone and Moose Knuckles prepare us for winter

Post Malone and Moose Knuckles prepare us for winter

Andrea Tuzio · 3 days ago · Style

Canadian brand Moose Knuckles has launched a special capsule collection, consisting of 10 no-gender items, in collaboration with one of contemporary music’s strongest superstars, Post Malone.
The collection seamlessly blends the extraordinary creativity of Post Malone and the disruptive spirit of Moose Knuckles.

“This collaboration with Moose Knuckles was natural from the beginning. The collection is about celebration and doing things your own way based on your instincts. I’m really proud of what we’ve created and I hope you all love it as much as we do”, these are the words with which the singer originally from Syracuse, New York, shared about the collaboration.

The campaign was shot in Utah Nature Park on a winter night earlier this year, and is a luxury take on functional cold-weather clothing. 

“Moose Knuckles’ collaboration with Post Malone was inspired by the fearless spirit we all know and love about him. He is a master of collaboration in music and the same can be said for fashion. He is a true visionary and was very involved in every step of the process. We shot everything with a harsh flash in the dark woods, and it was the perfect environment. He really captured the irreverent, sassy rock star soul that he is”, said Moose Knuckles Design Vice President Tu Ly.

The brand decided to make the collection available for adults and children, including a kids category, inspired by the son of Bobby Greenleaf, Post Malone’s close friend and Creative Director. 

“We chose to work with talents who share our same core values. Moose Knuckles x Post Malone is the most authentic form of an anti-luxury collection. We never took ourselves too seriously and when we met Post, our energies immediately connected”, Dominique Lagleva, Global Marketing Vice President of Moose Knuckles.

The Moose Knuckles X Post Malone collection is already available at mooseknucklescanada.com and at select retailers.

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Kid Cudi, Virgil Abloh and “Entergalactic”

Kid Cudi, Virgil Abloh and “Entergalactic”

Andrea Tuzio · 3 days ago · Style

“Entegalactic”, this is the title of the Netflix original animated special that can be seen starting today on the American streaming platform. 

Initially conceived as an animated TV series, this special created by Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi aka Kid Cudi, tells the story of Jabari – voiced by Mescudi himself – a charming artist on the threshold of success who, after a chance meeting with his photographer neighbor, Meadow, will be faced with the choice of whether or not to let love into his life.

Also available today on Spotify is the self-titled album, made by Kid Cudi and heard about since 2019, in which the soundtrack of the special is contained.

What makes the project even more fascinating is to discover that the costume design within the special was created by the late Virgil Abloh. In fact, it is no coincidence that “Entegalactic” is being released today, Sept. 30, the 42nd birthday of the designer and creative who passed away prematurely on Nov. 28 last year.

When it came to defining the fashion details of the show, Cudi made sure that each character wore something different in every single espisode. Executive producer Kenya Barris told how they made sure each character stayed true to contemporary trends and aesthetics.

Cudi, in an interview in conjunction with the series on Netflix’s YouTube channel, spoke of his friend Virgil’s untold legacy and how he consistently represents a decisive inspiration, as well as reiterating how integral Abloh’s work for the series was to the story itself.

Below you can see the interview Kid Cudi gave on the occasion of the release of “Entegalactic”

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