“Find Your Truth”, adidas Originals and Foot Locker joined 4 new rappers

“Find Your Truth”, adidas Originals and Foot Locker joined 4 new rappers

Cristiano Di Capua · 4 weeks ago · Style

adidas Originals and Foot Locker, for the occasion of the launch of the new Chile 22 collection, started an initiative that took place on TikTok and saw the selection of 4 young rappers (Ince, Sasv, Herm e Cjay) in order to have them participate in a recording session in the studios of rapper Shiva, Milano Ovest: a professional studio full of shiny equipment for audiophiles, in short, a sound engineering paradise.

Each artist, during the first day on Saturday, October 29, had 3 hours of private session with the support of one of the Milano Ovest sound engineers, selecting his own lyrics and recording his voice on a beat.
The 4 sessions, which took place from 11 am to 11 pm, were similar but obviously different. 4 different moods took shape in the Milano Ovest boot and the result stunned everyone, ranging from conscious and old school songs to uptempo and trap. A nice summary of what the new Italian rap wave has to offer us.

To conclude, on Sunday, October 30, the 4 selected guys took part to a meet&greet, getting to know each other and telling about their backgrounds and musical influences. This was then followed by a final listening session of the 4 recorded songs, where the guys discussed their writing methods and creative flows, creating a real human and artistic contact between them.
Those 4 songs will be release soon.

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Carhartt WIP and mastermind JAPAN won again

Carhartt WIP and mastermind JAPAN won again

Andrea Tuzio · 3 weeks ago · Style

Carhartt and mastermind JAPAN have been working together for more than a decade now, two cult brands carrying on their collaboration while always maintaining the strong identity that has distinguished them throughout this period.

 
 
 
 
 
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For this Fall/Winter 2022, Carhartt’s WIP division has developed its own 8-piece capsule collection in collaboration with mastermind JAPAN scheduled for November 19 (in Japan and the U.S. it was released on the 12th).

The collection features some of Carhartt WIP’s iconic designs, including the OG Active jacket and Bib Overall, but in mastermind Japan’s signature all-black palette with silver accents and hardware, as well as the skull that has always been a symbol of the brand founded by Masaaki Homma in 1997.

The two brands have managed to seamlessly bring together the functional and streetwear soul of Carhartt WIP with the unique sensibility of mastermind JAPAN, the fruit of which is a capsule that stimulates the senses of all fans and more.

The Carhartt WIP x mastermind JAPAN collaboration will be on sale at Carhartt’s Milan store at Corso di Porta Ticinese, 105 starting Nov. 19.

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“Balenciaga Objects” according to Gianluca Galimberti

“Balenciaga Objects” according to Gianluca Galimberti

Andrea Tuzio · 3 weeks ago · Style

Balenciaga creative director Demna’s passion for accessories is certainly nothing new.
In fact, since a couple of days, the Balenciaga Objects collection has been available, a series of home accessories, perfumes, petwear, objects of his daily life and custom-made furniture, Christmas decorations. as well as much more, expanding the offerings of the maison owned by the Kering group.

A multitude of objects, some created in collaboration with designer Tejo Remy while others with Italian company Ginori 1735, that put Balenciaga overwhelmingly on the home design map, thanks in part to a campaign shot by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti called “Balenciaga Gift Shop”.

For this campaign Galimberti drew on work he has been doing for nearly 15 years, that of photographing people surrounded by their things that represent “sweeping portraits of everyday eccentricities”. Specifically, the photographer originally from Val di Chiana, Tuscany, decided to decline for Balenciaga his “Toy Stories” project, which consists of photographing children amidst their toys, all of which are nevertheless well-organized.

“Balenciaga Gift Shop” in fact features beautiful children themselves, in what could be their bedrooms, surrounded by all the Objects from the collection. 

Below you can take a look at the Balenciaga Objects collection. 

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Kith continues to help its community

Kith continues to help its community

Andrea Tuzio · 3 weeks ago · Style

For several months now, Kith has been pursuing an initiative that aims to highlight small businesses, such as family-owned stores, owned by Black men and women by amplifying their voices and promoting their business. Because of the pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, and the racial issues that have exploded deflagratingly throughout the United States during these past few years, small businesses associated with black ownership have suffered a severe backlash in all respects.

With the Love Thy Community program, Kith wants to give back to the community of which it is a part, the New York City community. 
In this latest installment of the initiative, Kith and Vault by Vans gave voice to Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, a renowned bakery in the Bronx, West Harlem. 

Founded in 1986 by the late Lloyd Adams, this small bakery became a New York City landmark, especially for its cakes (their Carrot Cake seems to be the best in town). When Lloyd passed away in 2007, the helm of the business was taken over first by his wife Betty and then passed into the hands of their children, Lilka and Brandon, who now find themselves responsible for carrying on the legacy of their parents and the bakery itself.

On kith.com you can read the interview with Lilka and Brandon Adams in which they talk about their work, their philosophy and many other things.

Also created for this occasion is the Vault by Vans for Lloyd’s Carrot Cake capsule collection, which will be released tomorrow Saturday, Nov. 19, at lloydscarrotcake.com.

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Nike x Slam Jam Air Force 1, a journey from Milan to New York and back

Nike x Slam Jam Air Force 1, a journey from Milan to New York and back

Andrea Tuzio · 2 weeks ago · Style

The new collaboration between Nike and Slam Jam is about a journey, one that Luca Benini, founder of Slam Jam, first took to New York in the mid-1980s. 
What struck Benini was the same energy that Milan and New York expressed while still offering opposite expressions of this same energy and that, when put in conjunction, were able to generate something totally unexpected. And it was from this conjunction that Slam Jam was born.

2022 is the year in which Nike celebrates 40 years of the Air Force 1, and for this occasion Slam Jam has reinterpreted precisely one of the Beaverton company’s most iconic sneakers, shaping the different forces that shape our world, in a sort of metaphorical journey from New York to Milan. 

The fruit of this new interpretation is the new Nike x Slam Jam AF1 – made in two classic colorways, black and white – which, in a completely renewed look, includes the social, cultural and architectural context of the two focal points of the collaboration, New York City and Milan, characterized by different but at the same time complementary elements that coexist naturally.

 
 
 
 
 
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“We are constantly connected with our global community and perceive how subcultures adapt to changes in the surrounding urban environment”, Luca Benini stated.

This reinterpretation of the AF1 bears what is Slam Jam’s hallmark (the flower motif on the toe), the leather used is top quality and features details that make each pair unique, while suede inserts on the heel and Swoosh give the shoe a touch of elegance. Extra eyelets and double lacing create a stylistic variation, while the “NIKE AIR” lettering represents irreverence, under the banner of “so different, so similar,” a concept devised by Slam Jam, “Our goal is to provide blank canvases on which you can express yourself,” Benini added.

The inspiration behind the new design is driven by the artistic direction of Julian Klincewicz – an artist, filmmaker, photographer and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Klincewicz’s production often explores themes of humanity, from anthropological macro views of cities, landscapes and nature, to intimate portraits, stolen human moments and the glamour of the everyday – celebrating Milan’s history and energy with a short film, as well as a series of impactful portraits that approach the city’s current cultural state.

The Nike x Slam Jam AF1 in white colorway will be available starting December 10 at Slam Jam and December 13 at SNKRS exclusively in Europe. In contrast, the black colorway will be released on January 14 at Slam Jam and on the 17th globally at SNKRS and selected retailers.

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