bookmark_borderCWC Has Crafted a ‘Mission Impossible’ Stopwatch-Inspired Timepiece

British watchmaker Cabot Watch Company has crafted a new GS Sonar inspired by the stopwatch used in Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Renowned for its military-grade builds, which have been supplied to many branches of the UK armed forces, CWC’s latest creation uses a 38mm satin matte 316L stainless steel case paired with a scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal. Together, they house a clean and technical dial sporting a design reminiscent of a stopwatch, as well as SuperLuminova hands, and complete with a red crown to imitate a push button. Underneath the dial sits a Swiss-made ETA 955.102 quartz movement and a screw-down caseback, giving the timepiece water-resistance up to 100 meters. The watch will come with an 18mm grey NATO strap as well as another vintage canvas NATO strap in a color of your choosing.

For both the outdoorsmen or watch collectors out there, CWC’s Mission Impossible:Fallout stopwatch-inspired GS Sonar is now available over at the company’s website, retailing for £350 GBP, or roughly $460 USD. Head over to grab yours now.

Elsewhere in the world of watches, Hublot has tapped Usain Bolt to debut its Classic Fusion Eden Rock watches.

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bookmark_border‘Fortnite’ Will Premiere Exclusive ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Scene In-Game

With just a few weeks to go before its release, Fortnite has now announced that it will premiere an exclusive scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at a live event in-game next weekend.

The news was first advertised in the form of in-game posters found around Fortnite‘s map, and the game subsequently also took to Twitter to announce it. According to the post, a never-before-seen clip of the upcoming Star Wars finale to the Skywalker Saga will exclusively premiere on Fortnite at the Risky Reels in-game drive-in theater. Doors will open 1:30 PM EST on December 14 and the live show will officially start at 2:00 PM EST. Apparently, «Director JJ Abrams also looks set to make a brief appearance.»

While the upcoming event may come as a surprise, it’s not the first time Fortnite has teamed up with Star Wars or Disney. Earlier this month, the battle royale game launched a Stormtrooper skin in celebration of Jedi: Fallen Order, and the game also appeared on screen briefly in Avengers: Endgame.

For more things gaming, Riot Games have launched a new publishing group: Riot Forge.

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bookmark_borderKevin Feige Confirms ‘WandaVision’ Will Affect «Entire Future Phase 4 of the MCU»

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Phase 3 wrapped up after the hugely successful Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel is now moving into Phase 4 with both reappearances from old familiar heroes such as Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as introductions to new heroes like The Eternals. Another interesting development, however, is the studio’s expansion beyond the big screen into your home, with shows like WandaVision hitting Disney+ in the near future. Now, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that these series will also have a significant impact on the entire MCU.

«Having the opportunity to tell more of their story, to see more of what Wanda can do, more of what makes Vision Vision, and — most importantly — reveal a name that I’m not even sure we’ve said in the MCU yet, but we absolutely make a big deal of in the show, which is that Wanda is in fact the Scarlet Witch,» Feige said. «What does that mean, that she is the Scarlet Witch? And that’s what we play into in this show, in ways that are entirely fun, entirely funny, somewhat scary, and will have repercussions for the entire future Phase 4 of the MCU.»

With this said, fans of the MCU should definitely tune in to WandaVision when it arrives on Disney+ some time in 2021.

For more entertainment news, there’s a new Mad Max movie on the way.

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bookmark_borderMonica Torres Wins First Women’s Battle At The Berrics (UPDATE)

UPDATE (December 8, 2019): After a tense battle with Alexis Sablone, Brazilian Monica Torres has been crowned the champion of the first ever Women’s Battle at the Berrics. Monica defeated Alexis with a clean S K A T E run despite both contestants trading-off challenges.


ORIGINAL STORY (December 7, 2019): The inaugural Women’s Battle at The Berrics (WBATB) began in October of this year, with Lacey Baker and Mariah Duran facing off in the opening round. Now, the skateboarding championship is ramping up for its finale. Tonight, skaters Monica Torres, Samarria Brevard, Candy Jacobs and Lacey Baker will battle it out for the championship.

Baker hails from California and has become one of the top skaters in the game with seven X Games medals. Monica Torres comes from Brazil and counts Volcom and Ethika among her sponsors. Samarria Brevard of California is training to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Candy Jacobs from the Netherlands, meanwhile, has competed in multiple X Games and international tournaments.

Baker and Torres will face off in one round of the semifinal, opposite Jacobs and Brevard, with the winners of each round duking it out for the top spot. In celebration of the tournament’s finale, The Berrics will also host a performance from New York rapper Junglepussy.

The Battle At The Berrics, hosted by skate site The Berrics, originally began in 2008 as a men’s skating championship and has since become one of the top skate tournaments in the country. The tournament sees skaters divvied up into four brackets, with two skaters facing off in each round to move to the next level. For its first WBATB, The Berrics asked women skaters to enter via Instagram using the hashtag #WhoIsInWBATB. The official lineup was announced on October 15.

You can watch the WBATB finale tonight in the livestream below, which begins at 6:30 p.m. PST, with the tournament itself starting at 7 p.m. PST. For more skating news, read about U.S.A. Skateboarding’s efforts to make the sport a part of the 2028 Paralympics.

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bookmark_borderWeek in Review: Calvin Klein, William Los, Francisco Lachowski + More

Week in Review: Calvin Klein, William Los, Francisco Lachowski + MoreDavid Trulik Hits the Studio for Calvin Klein Holiday ’19 Campaign Budaors Fields: Dominik & Dan for Risbel Magazine Maluma, Kim Jones, J Balvin + More Rock Dior for Harper’s Bazaar Men Debut David Alexander Flinn Embraces Fresh Après-ski Style for Simons Jegor & Jeenu Layer Up for POLO Ralph Lauren ’19 Outerwear Campaign William… [Read More]

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bookmark_border‘Minecraft’ Is YouTube’s Most-Watched Video Game in 2019

With the year coming to a close, various platforms have looked back at 2019 in review, and YouTube has followed suit with its annual YouTube Rewind video. Noting that its video last year caused a certain degree of controversy among fans, the streaming platform vowed to shift its focus onto what fans did like this year, and among the many different categories are the most-viewed video games of 2019.

In fifth place with 29.6 billion views is the online creation platform Roblox, sitting just slightly under the free-to-play mobile battle royale, Garena Free Fire, clocking in at 29.9 billion views. Third place is take by the now 6-year-old game Grand Theft Auto 5, accruing 36.9 billion views in 2019.  Coming in second is the massively popular game from Epic — Fortnite — raking in 60.9 billion views, but no game is nearly as impressive as the world builder Minecraft, which earned first place in 2019’s most-viewed video game with a whopping 100.2 billion views.

You can check out the full YouTube Rewind video above.

Elsewhere in gaming, Fortnite will premiere an exclusive scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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bookmark_border‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Drops Fresh Teaser Ahead of New Trailer

The first full-length trailer for DC Comics‘ upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is due to debut tomorrow at the 2019 Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, but lead actress Gal Gadot has already shared a new teaser via Twitter in anticipation of its release.

Seen below, the 24-second clip not only showcases scenes of Wonder Woman fighting crime in slow-motion and seemingly swinging on her lasso from lightning, but also provides a glimpse of Pedro Pascal’s new villain, Maxwell Lord. The short teaser wraps up with the announcement for the full trailer in a vibrantly-colored font, displayed against a ’80s-vibed electronic pop background track.

For fans of DC comics or the Wonder Woman franchise, check out the teaser down below and be sure to tune back in for the full trailer drop, slated for release 3:30 PM ET tomorrow, December 9, 2019.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Kevin Feige has confirmed that WandaVision will affect the «entire future Phase 4 of the MCU.»

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bookmark_borderThe Chevrolet Suburban Is the First Car to Get a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is awarding its first star ever to a car, and it’s to none other than one of cinema’s most iconic SUVs: the Chevrolet Suburban.

Thanks to its robust aesthetic and tinted windows, the Chevy Suburban has played parts from presidential carrier to law enforcement vehicle to even a getaway method for bank thieves and serious villains. Over the eight-and-a-half decades since the SUV was introduced, it starred in more than 1,750 films and television series, being featured in at least one television series each year since 1956 and at least one movie each year since 1960. To celebrate such a massive achievement, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has awarded the car with its very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, alongside a nod to another newer Chevrolet model: the Tahoe.

«When a convoy of black Suburbans appears on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to buy popcorn,” said Dennis McCarthy, a veteran Hollywood picture car coordinator.

For more things automotive, Bentley is celebrating their Pikes Peak win with a special edition Continental GT.

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bookmark_border‘Reno 911!’ Has Been Picked up for a New Season

A decade after its sixth and (at the time) final season aired in 2009, cult classic Reno 911! is now getting a seventh season after the upcoming mobile streaming platform Quibi picked up the Comedy Central show.

According to reports, the show’s creators and stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon have all been confirmed to return to the show in their respective roles. While other original cast members haven’t been confirmed yet, both Quibi and Comedy Central have teased their returns as well.

“We are very excited to partner with Ben, Kerri and Tom, three of the most gifted multi-hyphenates in comedy, to bring more of their iconic series RENO 911! to the world,” said Comedy Central’s Co-Heads of Original Content Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen. “Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call.”

For now, no official release date has been announced, but Quibi is set to launch April 2020, so fan’s of the cult hit should definitely stay tuned for more updates to come.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Kevin Feige has confirmed that WandaVision will affect the «entire future Phase 4 of the MCU.»

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bookmark_borderAn Artist Ate the $120K USD Banana at Art Basel Miami Beach (UPDATE)

UPDATE (December 8, 2019): In a turn of events, a New York-based performance artist named David Datuna has eaten the banana in the Comedian, an art installation featuring a banana duct-taped to the wall, which sold for a whopping $120,000 USD to a French collector earlier this week. “I can eat the banana and the concept of the banana — because I am an artist and not a regular human.”

“I can eat the banana and the concept of the banana — because I am an artist and not a regular human,» said the artist. «It’s not about the piece. It’s an art performance. Maurizio Cattelan, I love him. One artist eats another artist. It’s fun.” He added: “The performance name is Hungry Artist.” Spokesperon Lucien Terras also chimed in: “He did not destroy the work ! The banana is the idea.»

It’s unclear at this point what will happen to the sale of the artwork to the French collector.


ORIGINAL STORY (December 6, 2019): Art Basel Miami Beach has officially kicked off, with plentiful artworks, limited goods and product launches all rolling out in the Floridian metropolis. Perhaps the most unusual offering on display is a humble banana, duct-taped to a wall; amazingly, two editions of the produce have sold for $120,000 USD each.

The creative behind the work is 59-year-old Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Dubbed Comedian, the creation bears a cheeky resemblance to Andy Warhol’s iconic 1967 pop art fruit.

A first edition for Comedian apparently came from a local Miami supermarket and sold to a French collector for $120,000 USD by Perrotin, an international art gallery, according to Artnet’s site. A second edition sold to another French connoisseur for the same price, while a third edition of the work will reportedly sell for a staggering $150,000 USD.

Comedian is currently on display at the Galerie Perrotin booth at the Basel fair. Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin called the phenomenon a “miracle,” adding “I don’t know how this happened!” Perrotin went on to tell CNN the banana is “a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor,” explaining that they’re vehicles of both “critique and delight.”

This isn’t the first time Cattelan has set the art world abuzz. In September, the artist made headlines after his 18-karat gold toilet — valued at $6 million USD — was swiped from Winston Churchhill’s boyhood home.

For more conventional Art Basel fare, check out our guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2019.

 

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bookmark_borderHere’s Every Track Virgil Abloh Just Played on Apple Music’s Beats 1

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Today Virgil Abloh premiered his latest “TELEVISED RADIO” mix on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station. You can listen to the show in full for free via Apple Music or on demand here.

“It’s a unique time in creativity and culture,” says Abloh when speaking on the new episode. “And I feel like we’re at the end of an era and we’re about to see the birth of a whole lot of new ideas. So this mix that you’ll hear had all that energy to it.”

Today’s episode served as the fourth edition of “TELEVISED RADIO.” Broadcasting from Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris, the program not only featured live mixes, but it also included conversations about art and design, and special guests appearances. Abloh describes “TELEVISED RADIO” as “a show about painting pictures with words; an audio mood board that will treat brand new songs and timeless tracks with the same level of importance.”

The full playlist for “TELEVISED RADIO” episode four appears below. The episode also featured a mix from Austin, Texas audio/visual platform, Growth in Decay.

“TELEVISED RADIO” Episode 4 Playlist:

Deltron 3030 “3030”
Saul ft. Brother Portrait “No Fuss No Fight”
Dave and Fredo “Funky Friday”
Dave “Professor X”
JAY1 “Your Mrs”
King Von “2 A.M.”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. DaBaby “Cash Shit”
Baby Keem “Mosh Pit”
Deepee ft. Young Chencs “Super Drugs”
Lil Durk ft. 21 Savage “Die Slow”
Ghetts “Listen”
Little Simz “Venom”
Frosty “County Lines”
Skepta and AJ Tracey “Kiss and Tell”
Deepee “Never Lazy”
Headie One “Of Course”
Dave “Paper Cuts”
Pop Smoke ft. Skepta “Welcome to the Party”
Deepee ft. Young Fume “AGI”
So Large “Jerk Man”
Russ “Playground”
House of Pharaohs and Mixtape Madness “Mad About Bars”
Rushy “Hi! Bye!”
NLE Choppa “Shotta Flow”
Young Thug ft. Gunna and Travis Scott “Hot Remix”
Lil Durk and Only The Family “Blika Blika”
Lil Durk “Bora Bora”
AJ Tracey “Elastic”
Kano ft. D Double E and Ghetts “Class of Deja”
Pop Smoke ft. Lil Tjay “War”
SD Muni “No Cap”
slowthai and Denzel Curry “Psycho”
Sheck Wes “YKTS”
Makoto ft. S.P.Y. “Tokyo ’96”
DJ Nut Nut “Back to My Roots”
Ray Keith “Dark Soldier”
Thee Lakesiders “Parachute”
Azymuth “Castelo Version 2”
Common ft. Swizz Beatz “Hercules”
Big Ghost Ltd “Empire”
Jedi Mind Tricks “Heavenly Divine”
Griselda “Dr. Birds”
Ty Money “Intro”
Joe Armon-Jones ft. Jehst “The Leo and Aquarius”
Frank Ocean “DHL”
Jai Paul “He”
Travis Scott “Highest in the Room”
Weval “Doesn’t Do Anything”
The Comet Is Coming “Astral Flying”
Jonah Yano and BADBADNOTGOOD “Nervous’
Louie Vega and The Martinez Brothers With Mark E. Bassy “Let It Go”
Thom Yorke “Twist”
Weval “Same Little Thing (Michael Mayer Remix)”
Ohnesty, Brisa and Shigge “Vortex”
Bakar “Hell N Back”
Trax Rebo “Vape Escape”
Bout “Supine”
Bill Converse “Ahead”
Ghoulfive “Original Late Mix”
Corduroi “Acid Controller”
Stefan Ringer “I Wanna Be Bad”
J. Harcrow “Yours 2 Keep”
Swwwisha “sleepoffu”
American Matthew “San Juan Acid”
Very Rich “Line Weight”
Earth Boys “A Frog’s Life”
Kinder “Stroll Lights”
Stonie Blue “Big Tune”
Ben Hixon “Candy Paint”
Bragglights “Focus Remix”
JT Donaldson, J. Harcrow and Ben Hixon “Kitchen3”
Kowboy “i-35”
E.R.P. “Vox Automation”
Cygnus “Sheffield Beep”

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bookmark_borderEric Emanuel and BAPE Release Basketball Shorts Capsule

New York-based designer Eric Emanuel and BAPE have teamed up a limited run of bold basketball shorts. Growing up in upstate New York, the sportswear designer remembers making the BAPE store his first stop on day trips to NYC, making this collaboration especially meaningful.

The capsule includes a trio of brown, purple and white colorways. A pattern of BAPESTA’s lighting logo is featured throughout the design, while Emanuel’s signature double «E» logo patches are emblazoned on the front. The surprise release will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 and coincides with BAPE’s flagship store opening in Miami’s Design District. The new location will also kick off with an exclusive collection paying homage to the vibrant city.

BAPE Store Miami
137 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida,
U.S.A.

Be sure to also take a closer look at LeBron James’ new UNKNWN store in Miami’s Wynwood district, which includes a collaboration with Emanuel too.

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bookmark_borderMarc Jacobs Returns to Menswear With New Collection

After a few years away from the menswear sphere, Marc Jacobs has launched a new collection of apparel for men. The American designer has launched a small selection of men’s pieces, included T-shirts, jackets, sweaters, hoodies and sweats, as part of his The Marc Jacobs line, which focuses on collaborations.

Jacobs told WWD that the impetus for the new men’s line came from male customers asking for pre-fall 2019 pieces in larger sizing. The new men’s collection includes collaborations with Peanuts, with sweatshirts featuring the likes of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Other items include illustrations by artist Magda Archer, as well as T-shirts inspired by the New York Magazine logo.

Jacobs was recently under fire for his artistic references. The designer is currently in a legal dispute with Nirvana over his use of the iconic smiley face artwork associated with the band.

The Marc Jacobs The Men’s Collection is now available to shop online, with prices ranging from $115 USD for a T-shirt to $1,600 USD for a hoodie.

In other fashion news, see the new dog apparel line available at SSENSE.

 

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bookmark_borderFreddie Gibbs and Madlib Perform Soulful Set on Tiny Desk Concert

Following a teaser post on Instagram earlier this week, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib‘s performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series dropped on Friday. Gibbs showcased his flawless flow while Madlib opted for vintage electric bongos to produce his famed beats. The duo performed a medley of songs off their collaborative album Bandana, including versions of «Education,» «Gat Damn,» «Soul Right,» and «Freestyle Sh*t.»

MADGIBBS also brought on the El Michaels Affair—a funk band from New York—resulting in one memorable live set. «It was hands down, for me, the best Tiny Desk of the year,» wrote NPR’s Abby O’ Neil in the article. The news outlet revealed that bringing all of the talent together took almost a year to execute, but it appears it was well worth the wait. Watch the full set in the video above.

Artist Steve Harrington also recently teamed up with the pair on an exclusive Quasimoto sculpture to commemorate the release of Bandana.

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bookmark_borderCheng Stands Out in Stylish Coats for GQ Taiwan

Cheng Stands Out in Stylish Coats for GQ TaiwanCheng is a stylish standout as he takes to the studio for a new editorial. Donning a special lineup of statement coats, Cheng graces the pages of GQ Taiwan’s December 2019 issue. Voluminous silhouettes, bold colors, and graphic prints come together for the occasion. Or Huang looks after styling, pulling together a sharp wardrobe that… [Read More]

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bookmark_borderFlatbush Zombies and Tech N9ne Unveil «Monica» Track and Video

After assembling with Pro Era and The Underachievers to form the Beast Coast collective, the Flatbush Zombies have returned with a new track titled «Monica.» Produced by the FBZ’s own Erick the Architect, the single features the legendary Tech N9ne on the chorus and last verse. The corresponding visuals switch back and forth between two contrasting scenes: a sanguine orange backdrop with doves and an alleyway at night with dimly-lit buildings. Tech sports his signature face paint throughout the Noah Porter-directed video. Watch the clip for «Monica» above and stream the audio below.

In other music news, Tyler, the Creator is headlining Lovebox & Parklife 2020 following a 4-year ban in the UK.

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bookmark_borderHeron Preston Collaborates With HP On Compostable Bags

Heron Preston is experimenting with a new program focused on sustainability. The designer has teamed up with HP to create a solution for a major issue within the fashion industry — plastic bags. Preston and HP have developed compostable pouches intended to replace plastic bags used in retail.

The collaboration comes as part of a larger initiative from the non-profit Lonely Whale, which has opened a pop-up «Museum of Plastic» installation in Miami Beach during Miami Art Week. The pop-up features exhibitions to highlight the detrimental effect of plastic on the environment, such as a receipt displaying the amount of money spent on single-use plastic water bottles and a room showing the amount of plastic in the ocean.

At the Museum of Plastic, Preston and HP unveiled their collaborative project. «There are a lot of conversations around sustainability today, but most of them orbit around the materials that go into making the clothes, and not necessarily the materials that go into packaging and delivering them. The compostable pouch shines a light on those overlooked areas of fashion,» the designer says of the collaboration.

The pouch is a pilot program for the moment, with only a limited number of the Heron Preston-designed pouches available. As part of the unveiling, Preston also gave away 15 hand-painted HP Tango Terra printer, which is made using 30% recycled plastic, plastic-free packaging and 48-73% recycled content cartridges.

For more news on sustainability, see Reebok’s new sustainable footwear development.

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bookmark_borderHublot Taps Usain Bolt to Debut Classic Fusion Eden Rock Watches

Following up on a collaboration with tattoo artist Sang Bleu, Hublot continues to roll out alluring timepieces. The watchmaker has teamed up with Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to launch two new Classic Fusion models in honor of the recently renovated Eden Rock luxury hotel in St. Barts—the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Eden Rock and the Classic Fusion Eden Rock.

The Aerofusion Chronograph encompasses a self-winding movement along with a sapphire dial highlighting the Eden Rock brand, followed by a polished titanium case and bezel. The Classic Fusion Eden Rock, on the other hand, is far more extravagant as it includes a row of diamonds and 10 rubies on the lacquered white dial. Both accessories evoke the pristine sandy beaches of St. Barths and include interchangeable white alligator or rubber straps. Continuing a partnership with Oetker collection, the custom-made Classic Fusions will be added to the Eden Being collection. Each model is limited to 25 pieces each and retails for $18,700 USD.

In related news, MB&F recently unveiled their latest horological masterpiece—the Legacy Machine Thunderdome watch.

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bookmark_borderWatch the Finale of the First Women’s Battle At The Berrics Tonight

The inagural Women’s Battle at The Berrics (WBATB) began in October of this year, with Lacey Baker and Mariah Duran facing off in the opening round. Now, the skateboarding championship is ramping up for its finale. Tonight, skaters Monica Torres, Samarria Brevard, Candy Jacobs and Lacey Baker will battle it out for the championship.

Baker hails from California and has become one of the top skaters in the game with seven X Games medals. Monica Torres comes from Brazil and counts Volcom and Ethika among her sponsors. Samarria Brevard of California is training to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Candy Jacobs from the Netherlands, meanwhile, has competed in multiple X Games and international tourmanents.

Baker and Torres will face off in one round of the semifinal, opposite Jacobs and Brevard, with the winners of each round duking it out for the top spot. In celebration of the tournament’s finale, The Berrics will also host a performance from New York rapper Junglepussy.

The Battle At The Berrics, hosted by skate site The Berrics, originally began in 2008 as a men’s skating championship and has since become one of the top skate tournaments in the country. The tournament sees skaters divvied up into four brackets, with two skaters facing off in each round to move to the next level. For its first WBATB, The Berrics asked women skaters to enter via Instagram using the hashtag #WhoIsInWBATB. The official lineup was announced on October 15.

You can watch the WBATB finale tonight in the livestream below, which begins at 6:30 p.m. PST, with the tournament itself starting at 7 p.m. PST. For more skating news, read about U.S.A. Skateboarding’s efforts to make the sport a part of the 2028 Paralympics.

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bookmark_borderboth Opens Flagship Store in Tokyo

Three years after its initial launch, Parisian footwear brand both has opened a flagship store in Tokyo. both has gained a reputation for its innovative use of rubber since it started out in 2016, and the brand’s new Japanese store aims to capture that spirit with its mix of unconventional materials.

«The store merges sleek industrial elements with raw construction materials used in an unconventional way. This contrast of polished and rough reflects the both values and the playful experimentation the brand is known for in its products,» both’s artistic director Nicolas Santos says in a press release.

To celebrate the launch, both invited Tokyo designer Jenny Fax to create an art installation and window display. Fax also created shoe charms that can be attached to both’s POP and GAO silhouettes. The brand brought on designer Mihara Yasuhiro, photographer Chikashi Suzuki and illustrator Eri Wakiyama to create graphic stickers available from gumball machines in the store.

Coinciding with the Tokyo store opening, both has also launched its Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Entitled “Dune,” the collection is inspired by geology and mixes materials like cotton canvas, jute, nylon and cork with moulded rubber details and both’s chunky soles.

For more store openings, check out LeBron James’ new Miami UNKNWN store.

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bookmark_borderNike’s Releases Futuristic MX-720-818 in Metallic Silver and Copper

Nike has dropped an otherworldly silhouette dubbed the MX-720-818. Referencing the 720, the design boasts the company’s tallest Air unit to date, running the entire length of the shoe. Drawing inspiration from spacesuits, the model sports a metallic upper with bold quilted stitching and a retro grid pattern in a sleek form. The translucent outer sole adds in gray and black hues for a deep space look, while the foam padding in the midsole provides the added support and comfort from the stalwart Air Max lineup. Reflective features help the shoe remain visible in the dark while infusing futuristic elements.

The MX-720-818 is available in Metallic Silver or Metallic Copper with black/anthracite/white details at Nike.com for $190 USD.

Nike also revealed its upcoming Nike Adapt Huarache in «Racer Blue.«

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bookmark_borderWiley Releases New ‘Put The Work In’ Single

UK legend Wiley has released a new single entitled «Put The Work In.» The track features an experimental dance hall instrumentation from producer Mucky, paired here with the artist’s signature Grime delivery.

The beat is polished as Wiley delivers an infectious chorus, meant to showcase the artist’s versatility. The track follows the release of «Givenchy Bag» featuring Future, Nafe Smallz and Chip. The song is also expected to join the aforementioned single in the artist’s upcoming project Full Circle, which is slated to feature artists such as Nicki Minaj, Tion Wayne, Stefflon Don and more.

Check out the track above, then stream Fat Joe’s final album Family Ties.

 

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bookmark_borderThere’s a New ‘Mad Max’ Movie on the Way

Four years after the release of the critically-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller has confirmed there will be another movie in the beloved franchise. While speaking to Deadline about the production of his new film Three Thousand Years of Longing, Miller confirmed there is a fifth Mad Max movie in the works as well.

«“I’m not done with the Mad Max story and I think you have to be a multi-tasker and there’s certainly another Mad Max coming down the pike after this,” Miller said. “We’re in preparation on that as well.»

The acclaimed Australian director made his feature film debut with 1979’s Mad Max, whose success turned the independently-funded movie into an international franchise. Miller followed the original with 1981’s Mad Max 2 and 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

The action series remained dormant until the release of Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The film received widespread acclaim, garnering Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, among others. In addition to the positive critical reception, Fury Road was a commerical success, drawing in more than $378 million USD at the box office on a $150 million USD budget.

Miller did not reveal further details about the fifth Mad Max entry. His next movie, Three Thousand Years of Longing, will star Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton and is currently in pre-production. Miller’s other film credits include Babe and Happy Feet.

In other movie news, see the new full-length trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan.

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bookmark_borderOver Dinner, M Night Shyamalan Talks Suspense, Spirituality & the Changing Nature of Entertainment

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For nearly three decades, American film writer-director M Night Shyamalan has created films that make you pay attention. From The Sixth Sense (1999), The Visit (2015) and the Unbreakable trilogy — including Split (2016) and Glass (2019) — Shyamalan’s films, known for their twist endings and in-depth character development, have cumulatively grossed over $3 billion globally, making him one of the most celebrated American directors.

Shyamalan’s films don’t rely on gory effects or over-the-top CGI to draw in crowds. Instead, it’s the director’s masterfully timed plotting of suspense that have earned him the respect in the industry.

His newest project, Servant, however, shies away from his normal way of working. A different execution, that is. While it keeps in Shyamalan’s signature knack for creating tension, keeping its viewers on the edge of their seats, the narrative is dramatically prolonged as Servant is a 10 episode mini series hosted on Apple’s new subscription streaming service Apple+ that debuted in November. The series is entirely set inside of a Pennsylvania townhouse — Shyamalan’s home state — giving the audience the sense of familiarity with the show’s surroundings. The show and its audience become one.

Servant follows local newscaster Dorothy and famous chef Sean whose newborn baby Jericho died at 13 weeks, resulting in Dorothy to have a psychotic breakdown. As part of the wealthy couple’s “transitional object therapy” prescribed by her shrink, the two adopt a fake animatronic doll which they are meant to treat as the real Jericho. Dorothy goes as far as hiring a nanny, which is when events turn to the bizarre.

Apple has already commissioned a second season — shooting starts next month — with Shyamalan saying he will need about six series (over 30 hours) to properly tell the story.

We caught up with M Night in London, at Tom Sellers’ Michelin star restaurant, Story, where the director and the cast of Servant — including Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free — hosted an experimental dinner where each course was based on one of the show’s four characters, tying back to the importance of food in the series.

Over a three hour dinner, we spoke with M Night about the power of suspense, the importance of spirituality in narrative and how streaming services are disrupting the viewing experience for the next generation.

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Christopher Morency: I was in the metro coming here and I saw this big poster for The Servant on Apple and also a billboard for The Irishman on Netflix. It made me think of all these streaming platforms disrupting the viewing experience. You don’t get the same experience from viewing it on your phone than in a cinema. Do you think about this when you create something that’s not for the cinema first?

M Night Shyamalan: It’s a conversation I think about a lot. My first love is definitely to tell stories to 500 strangers in a darkened room. They become one and how we connect is something I love. The teenager informs the old guy in the back row without them knowing it. They’re connected by a string. She’s giggling by something and he becomes attuned to what she’s laughing about and he feels the tragedy and she feels it just a little bit more. Everyone is tugging at everyone and it’s very beautiful.

This, I approached in a very similar way. For the premiere in New York we played the first episode in front of 500 people and they were all gasping and screaming in that same rhythmic way so the question is, how does that work when I don’t ask from that same commitment back from that audience. The TV audience doesn’t require that same commitment. You’re not leaving the house, you’re not banned from multitasking, you’re not conducting your regular life, you’re on your phone and your sister comes in and asks you for your car keys. None of that’s going on in a movie theatre. The commitment is very low. You have to just go click. You can stop a streaming service at any second. And so that lack of commitment, it helps when you’re doing lower end stuff because the audience isn’t expecting that much and eating their taco.

Our attention spans have become so much shorter indeed. How do you captivate someone’s attention at a time when we’re shopping at the same time, on our phones, talking?

Well, I don’t give you any handles and I don’t generalize. So when a character is saying something, you don’t know if he or she’s angry, happy, upset, manipulating or being manipulated. So you can’t multitask. You have to engage because I’m requiring you to finish the sentence by making it incomplete. You can’t look down and then up because you’ll be lost. “What did she say, what happened.” The person next to you will call you an idiot and tell you to stop shopping. Then you’re participating and it doesn’t become this passive experience. It’s like a dance, in some form you watch a dance but in others you’re part of the dance. That’s the requirement, you keep it slightly incomplete. So the assumption is that you can’t do anything else. Let’s see if those principles still apply. I think they do because storytelling cuts through everything. There’s no correlation to budget, our show is the cheapest Apple show, and I’m taking a bet by thinking it will have the biggest impact around the world through just storytelling.

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I didn’t know what to expect going into tonight. I knew that the dishes were created around the series’ four lead characters. Also food is a big part of the series. Talk to me about that connection between the food and entertainment aspect. There’s this interdisciplinary dialogue going on.

I didn’t know what to expect here too. It honored the show in its experience of precision and artistry of food, because the show has it at its centre. Hopefully it will make you feel the making of the show in the same way that we’re taking care of it. I like anything that makes you slow down and takes stock of what’s in front of you. Anything that makes you be present is a good thing.

It again comes back to this sense of paying attention.

Yes. This phone in front of us. This is the opposite of that. It keeps pulling you from where you are. The past, future, FOMO, whatever it is. Art can do that, it can anchor you back to the present. Even if it’s a painting of a flower. Done in the right way, it invokes something in you, you can smell it, you’re there.

You’ve been so known for creating suspense and that’s exactly the way to pull the viewer back in. What is the power in suspense today at a time when we’re so distracted?

It’s inherent to all storytelling. How we became dominant sapiens on the planet was because we got to storytelling first. I’m sure the very first stories started was about “do you see that thing in the sky? You know who that is?” That’s suspense. “That’s a god and he wants us to go into this valley and they’ll take us.” Or “What’s that noise upstairs? Nobody’s supposed to be home?”

All the stories still told by our world leaders are around “they’re going to hurt us, they’re taking our things. You know those people that don’t look like you, they’re the cause,” You’re creating the unknown and that’s part of suspense. Evoking the unknown is how you make somebody scared and create fear. It’s a very strong storytelling technique. It’s not much different than what they say around the campfire, or what Trump does. To buy people, you create a suspenseful unknown. And how do we overcome that? My stories are about regular people who are grappling with their faith.

M Night Shyamalan over dinner

I know that the narratives you create often explore spirituality without being too on the nose. Where once it was very distant to people, we’re seeing this new age spirituality play up around the world. We need something to hold onto. How has that impacted the way you think about narrative when this sense of spirituality all of a sudden is becoming very present in our daily lives? It’s not longer fiction, it’s real.

This phone, again, has created this emptiness. All kinds of mental illnesses from 18-25 are skyrocketing. We’re losing our place of sense and meaning, so a lot of people will turn to spirituality to find some meaning in whatever form that is. It’s a reaction to being not here. So what does it all mean? It makes us feel meaningless and spirituality gives that meaning. I like using tribulations and threatening situations to make us find a deeper, stronger version of ourselves. Often that’s the journey of spirituality. There’s a car wreck, a person dies, and we’re untethered. Our definition of life is shattered and from that something stronger, and more clear, comes from it.

You created four dozen home films by the age of 18. That passion for filmmaking was clearly there from the start. What are the key points the next generation need to know to be successful in film and that second part of that question is what are some of the young filmmakers you look to?

I just saw a movie called Queen & Slim, that I love, directed by Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe. It’s so daring and beautiful, a fusion of music video and drama and romance and social commentary. I found it very singular in a way only she could do it. And that’s what I want to hear. What is the only thing you can do? If you try to fit into the system, you’re telling everyone that’s watching, “we have no agency”. And we only have meaning by giving up the thing that’s unique about ourselves. Tell us the opposite story, tell us the thing that’s weird about us, the arrogance, the limitations, that’s you and what will make you so particular.

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bookmark_borderStephen King Is Calling HBO’s ‘The Outsider’ “One of the Best Adaptions” Of His Work

HBO has delivered a terrifying new trailer for The Outsider and it’s giving us major Pennywise vibes. See for yourself in the trailer above.

The series was co-scripted by Stephen King and Richard Price, and is based on King’s horror novel of the same name.

We were introduced to Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo’s characters in the first trailer, which positions the forthcoming series as a crime thriller. But in the latest trailer, we get a greater sense of the supernatural aspect of the plot, particularly as it relates to Jason Bateman’s character. As part of the murder investigation of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson, Bateman’s character is mysteriously placed at the crime scene as well as at a separate location 70 miles away.

From there the trailer, and we’re guessing the story, takes a supernatural turn. For example, fans and critics have been drawing comparisons between The Outsider‘s ambiguous murderer and IT’s Pennywise. After the trailer dropped, King took to Twitter to call the series, one of the best adaptions of his work.

The Outsider premieres Jan. 12 on HBO.

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bookmark_borderBodega Hits the Dr. Martens 1461 Smooth With a Little Counterculture

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Brand: Dr. Martens x Bodega

Model: 1461 Smooth

Key Features: While there’s plenty to choose from, the debossed “Hidden in Plain Sight” on the sides stands out most.

Release Date: Out now

Price: $140

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Editor’s Notes: For their latest collaboration, Dr. Martens enlisted Bodega to give the classic 1461 Smooth a dose of counterculture. An embossed Bodega logo on the toe contrasts with the debossed phrase, and the heel strip and tongue have been rendered in black suede.

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bookmark_borderOff-Piste or Slope Spectator, Here’s How to do Skiing in Style

It’s that time of year again. When our minds drift off from the white desks of the workplace to the powdery slopes. And while a heavy injection of adrenaline and whiling away hours in wooden watering holes might spring to mind first, thought quickly turns to what we’re going to wear. Getting ski gear allows us to don some out-there looks that have no place on the street. And that’s always exciting. Skiing is an excuse for luxe purchases too, and MATCHESFASHION is a good place to start with that.

It can get cold up there. So investing in a good base layer is smart — a fleece is always a safe bet. The option below from master of outdoor wear Snow Peak is insulating, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulating. Next up, a ski jacket is something that you, and everyone else, is going to see a lot of, so pick wisely. An outerwear selection from Raf Simons will always impress, and the slope-ready piece from the designer packs an internal snow gaiter for added protection, as well as reflective details to keep you seen.

As well as pants and outerwear, we’ve also picked out some choice accessories to see your right while you ski. The Moncler goggles are a personal favorite, while the wild socks from Falke are that firey detail to finish things off nicely.

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bookmark_borderPUMA Reintroduces the ’80s Fast Rider OG in Two New Silhouettes

PUMA has mastered the art of reimagining OG silhouettes for modern tastes, and the recently released Fast Rider OG is no exception. Born in 1980, the Fast Rider originally came to fruition during a time when the running landscape shifted from the track to the street. Now PUMA is getting ready to make a shift of their own, revamping the Fast Rider OG into two new street-ready silhouettes: the PUMA Future Rider and the PUMA Style Rider.

PUMA is looking to the past to head into the future of casual-cool lifestyle options with the two latest iterations. The PUMA Rider collection utilizes new material play, color blocking, and the all-new Federbein shock absorbing RIDERFOAM tech for supreme cushioning and peak running performance. With the PUMA Future Rider, the silhouette hones in on a lightweight deconstructed upper with minimal padding, the newly developed RIDERFOAM for an easy bounce-back and a TPU heel stabilizer. While the PUMA Style Rider features a silicon molded heel deco, the new RIDERFOAM tech and all-new Federbein shock, its outsole has a more subtle appearance. Most importantly, both vintage-inspired options come through with a focus on versatility, bold design hits, strong performance capabilities and high-vis colorways to up the style ante.

The PUMA Future Rider and PUMA Style Rider are available now on the brand’s website. The Future Rider is priced at $80 USD and the Style Rider at $100 USD.

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bookmark_borderMcDonald’s & Alexander Wang Join Forces for Fast Food-Inspired Accessories

Food, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, and today the two worlds often collide as people increasingly see food culture as a major influence on fashion and art. American designer Alexander Wang is one of the fashion world’s greatest foodies, and has made no effort in the past to conceal his passion for all things culinary. Apart from vlogging his picks of New York City’s most authentic Asian restaurants, Wang’s love for affordable food has made headlines in and of itself: his #WANGFEST afterparty at New York Fashion Week in September 2016 was fueled by Bud Light, M&Ms, Slurpees from 7-11, and most importantly, McDonald’s burgers.

To cap off the year, Wang is going one step further by partnering with none other than McDonald’s for a luxurious take on fast food packaging. Combining the designer’s penchant for all things black with the golden hue of the behemoth’s signature arches, the ‘Black x Golden’ collection features two accessory items designed to carry your Happy Meal in style.

The first is the AW Golden Picnic Basket, which echoes the ubiquitous McDonald’s paper bag right down to its unassuming shade of Kraft paper brown. Featuring hard-wearing Tyvek® Paper construction, the bag has been printed with the logos of alexanderwang and McDonald’s in a nod to takeaway food culture.








For diehard fans, there’s the AW Golden Picnic Basket, an all-black hamper designed to transport the grandest of fast food feasts. Lined with sheepskin and Lugano leather detailing, the basket is finished off with a silver ‘A’ logo plate and a co-branded leather tag on the handle, making this the ultimate statement takeaway bag.

To mark the occasion, McDonald’s will also be introducing special Black x Golden menu items in China between December 25 and January 7, featuring various delicacies including King’s Black Gold Lemon Coconut Pie, King’s Black Gold McFlurry, and King’s Black Gold Bubble Milk Tea.

The AW Golden Lunch Bag retails for ¥99 RMB (approximately $14 USD), while the AW Golden Picnic Basket is limited to only 300 units, retailing for ¥5,888 RMB (approximately $835 USD). The collaborative items will become available at the official McDonald’s online flagship store from 12am CST on December 10, and the lucky few who manage to get their hands on the AW Golden Picnic Basket will be invited to attend a special event co-hosted by McDonald’s and Alexander Wang on December 21.

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bookmark_borderBodega & Dr. Martens Come Together to Reimagine the Classic 1461 Smooth

Adding to its growing list of collaborations, bi-coastal streetwear retailer Bodega has now teamed up with Dr. Martens to reimagine the 1461 Smooth.

Recognized worldwide for its uncompromising look, durability and comfort, the classic footwear model has been given an update. The three-eyelet leather upper is accented by a rough toe panel debossed with «BDGA.» Additional accents include Dr. Martens signature heel tabs, tonal suede heel stripes and tongue, along with thick yellow rope laces and the phrase «hidden in plain sight» debossed on the heel region. Lining the inside of the shoe are custom co-branded contrasting yellow insoles. Rounding up the design of the shoe is a Goodyear-Welt that heat-seals and sews the sole and upper together paired with a rugged air-cushioned sole that offers good abrasion and slip-resistance.

Check out the Bodega x Dr. Martens 1461 Smooth and head over to bdgastore.com to learn more about the collaboration.

For more footwear news, Prada and adidas officially unveil Superstar and Bowling Bag collaboration.

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bookmark_borderWhat We’re Putting on Our Holiday Wishlist

Highsnobiety’s Holiday Gift Guides are updated weekly in order to take delivery times, new products, and quantities into account. Click here to explore the rest of our guides.

All these selfless holiday season acts can really take their toll. Sometimes, self-indulgence is in order. And what better way to practice self-love than to implore your family, friends, and loved ones to part ways with their hard-earned dollars in place of something special that you’ve had your eye on all season?

While most of this oft-luxe list will probably never greet the family gift wrap, it’s always good to dream. We put our fantasy list together while shopping on Slam Jam, one of our favorite retailers in terms of brand and product curation. They’ve also got a sick winter sale on at the moment, if you happen to be feeling extra considerate when it comes to the bank balance of your loved one.

AFFIX knows how to do simple well, that’s for sure. Dropping a wide range of clean-cut gems over the past year, some of them exclusive to certain retailers, the utility-led label recently added photo print graphics to its tee line.

With the Dior x Stüssy collab recently hitting the runway in Miami, the California-born brand is having a moment, to say the least. The fleece is too, and the two together are a winning combo.

Ah, BODE. A label we extolled a great deal in 2019, and rightly so. If you’ve heard us harp on about Emily Bode and her New York-based brand, then you’ll no doubt know the score. Antique fabrics. Intricate details. A winner.

Like it or loathe it, socks are an inevitable part of holiday gifting. If you’re going to get any, make sure they come from a quality brand. Kapital makes the cut.

Another Highsnobiety favorite, pieces from Needles, such as the track pants, have become modern staples. If you want to go with something a little more off-the-beaten-track, then this boot cut option in a ’70s aesthetic print is a good choice.

Like many of our favorite pieces of late, these pants were designed with the mountain trail in mind, but are more than adept in fitting a fashion-forward winter wardrobe. And wander in these we shall (if we’re lucky enough to receive).

A severely overlooked brand for us, Reebok has dropped a host of hot silhouettes that simply shouldn’t be ignored. To be fair, though, it’ll be hard for anyone to ignore this particularly standout colorway.

Long family walks are probably on the agenda this holiday season. So do yourself a favor by scribbling “ROA BOOTS PLEASE” on your wishlist. Your dad can’t complain about impractical footwear with these, either.

By all means, request this mean piece of weather-ready headgear. Just take it off before you greet Grandma.

Dries was another hot brand of 2019 for us, and the brand’s psychedelic print output, namely the highlight coats, got our attention. Did you know they also do minimal bits too? This simple but smart messenger pouch is all kinds of handy.

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bookmark_borderTravis Scott Sets His Sights on a $225K Krusty the Clown Painting at Art Basel

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Travis Scott attended the Art Basel Miami VIP Preview on Wednesday and he appeared to be particularly struck with a $225,000 Tom Sachs painting.

Scott was seen posing in front of “Krústy Brand Seal of Approval (red) 2019,” and according to Page Six, members of his crew were seen exchanging information with representatives from the seller, Acquavella Gallery. Take a look at the painting below.

According to the same report, Scott also looked at an $8 million Jean Michel Basquiat piece called “Krong Thip (Torso),” before stopping by the Gagosian booth.

For the fifth edition of our series, Nathan Taylor Pemberton visited Tom Sachs at his New York City studio to learn about his life’s work, currently on display at Schauwerk Sindelfingen. Read the interview here

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bookmark_border‘The Irishman’ Drew a Record 17.1 Million U.S. Netflix Viewers in Its First Five Days

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Last week, Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed new film, The Irishman arrived on Netflix. Despite its epic, three-hour run-time, the all-star mob movie earned a record number of unique views.

According to Nielsen, 17.1 million US Netflix viewers watched Scorsese’s film in the first five days of its streaming release. It registered an average minute audience of 13.2 million in the U.S. during that time. This is a little less than Netflix’s hugely successful horror film, Bird Box which averaged 16.9 million views, but above El Camino with 8.2 million.

Bird Box secured nearly 26 million U.S. viewers in its first week. Nevertheless, The Irishman has managed to gain record streaming audiences while also currying favor with film critics. Read what critics are saying about the film here.

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bookmark_borderDaBaby Performed Through FaceTime After His Jet Broke Down on the Way to a Show

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DaBaby is extremely dedicated to his fans. When he couldn’t make it to a show in his hometown, Charlotte, the rapper insisted on making up for it by performing via FaceTime.

On Thursday night, DaBaby was set to travel from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, to perform at Power 98 FM’s Winter Block Party at the Bojangles’ Coliseum. However, due to some technical problems with his jet he wasn’t able to take off.

“I can’t get over the fact that I let my fans(FAMILY) down by not being able to make it,” he wrote on his Instagram. But DaBaby wasn’t going to give up on his hometown show that easily. The Charlotte rapper managed to reach a compromise with organizers, finding a way to still perform despite not being there: FaceTime.

According to DaBaby, his collaborator and fellow rapper Stunna 4 Vegas who was on the ground explained the situation to concertgoers. When it was finally time for Baby’s set, his FaceTime call was broadcast live on the jumbo screen at the venue.

The resulting performance was a success. “I just witnessed myself rock a coliseum through a FaceTime call,” DaBaby commented. Check out a snippet of his unorthodox performance below.

 

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bookmark_borderElon Musk Won His $190 Million Defamation Case Over His “Pedo Guy” Tweet

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Elon Musk has won his $190 million defamation case, arguing to a US jury that “pedo guy” was a common phrase in South Africa, where he grew up.

Vernon Unsworth, a British cave diver involved in last year’s Thai football team rescue mission, sought damages after Elon Musk tweeted that he was a “pedo guy.”

The tweet was a response to Unsworth’s accusation that Musk’s involvement in the rescue was no more than a publicity stunt. Musk then doubled down on his “pedo guy” comment, labeling the rescuer a “child rapist” and suggesting that he moved to Thailand for a child bride.

The BBC reports that over the course of two days Mr Musk told the court he did not expect the “pedo” tweet to be taken literally and that at the time of the rescue Mr. Unsworth was “just some random creepy guy” who was “unrelated to the rescue.”

Mr Unsworth’s lawyer described Musk as a “billionaire bully” who had “dropped a nuclear bomb” on the rescuer which affected his career and relationships.

The jury found Musk not liable for defamation. Following the decision, the Tesla CEO commented, “My faith in humanity is restored.”

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bookmark_borderShelby Builds 770 HP Ford F-150 Super Snake

Shelby has just unveiled a «Super Snake» version of the 2020 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that’s matched with a supercharger, the Shelby Ford F-150 Super Snake is capable of producing a whopping 770 horsepower. All that power is transferred to the road with Ford‘s four-wheel-drive system, allowing the truck to reach 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Other features include performance lowering springs, upgraded coilovers/control arms, six-pot Baer calipers, slotted rotors, a Shelby aero kit and bedcover, and a custom interior.

Limited to 250 examples, the 2020 Shelby Ford F-150 Super Snake will run you $93,400 USD for the supercharged version, and $86,000 USD for a naturally aspirated (395 hp) model.

In other automotive news, Bentley celebrates Pikes Peak win with special edition Continental GT.

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bookmark_borderVASE BY SU Sculpts «KaiKai Kiki» Concrete Flower Vase

Design studio VASE BY SU has created a series of flower vases molded in the shape of popular cultural relics. According to the creative studio, the idea came to the lead designer one day when he noticed flowers growing from the concrete cracks of sidewalks. “Wherever flowers and grass emerge from, it has become their vase. I have imagined that anything could be turned into a vase and flowers and grass would grow from it,” added the designer — the vases are dubbed Bloom.

Featured is a spin on the KaiKai Kiki flower motif and the Air Jordan 1 silhouette, each piece reinterprets cultural objects, garnished with artful arrangements of monochromatic flowers, lush twigs, grass and a variety of other textural botanics.

According to VASE BY SU’s designer, the Murakami-inspired vase takes cues from the Japanese artist’s Murakami vs. Murakami Takashi exhibition held earlier this year in Hong Kong: “the striking black and white signature flower icon was launched exclusively in Hong Kong in 2019, and it has remained in our heads ever since. We chose to interpret this version with our own twist.” Finishing off the showcase is the AJ1 reference, offering a new perspective on a footwear icon.

Scroll up for a close look at VASE BY SU’s art objects.

Elsewhere, Medicom Toy has signed on fragment design & Baccarat for a geometric crystal BE@RBRICK.

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bookmark_borderGillette Celebrates Apollo 11 50th Anniversary With Moonscape Razor

Gillette has just released a special razor commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The razor features a 3D-printed moonscape handle that has been crafted at Gillette’s Boston headquarters using stereolithography (SLA) printing technology from Formlabs.

The razor handle also sees a period-correct NASA «meatball» logo at the backside and a debossed “one small step” boot imprint on the front.

Matched with a Fusion5 ProGlide blade, the Razor Maker Apollo can be found over at gillette.com for a price of $65 USD.

In other design news, a Tesla fan has just built a LEGO Cybertruck.

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bookmark_borderCoca-Cola Introduces Light-up OLED Rey and Kylo Ren Lightsaber Bottles

Coca-Cola Singapore has just revealed a set of OLED sugar-free Coke bottles. Coinciding with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the bottles see Rey and Kylo Ren squaring off with light-up smart labels.

The lightsabers are connected to a printed battery that sends power to the diodes when the label is touched — completing the circuit. The battery is able to handle a minimum of 500 touches before running out of power.

Die-hard Star Wars fans may have some trouble getting their hands on these bottles as they are limited to 8,000 pieces, and obtainable exclusively in Singapore via a social media scavenger hunt.

For more F&B news, KFC brings back its 11 Herbs & Spices firelogs for the holidays.

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bookmark_borderConquering the Canyonlands With Land Rover

When Land Rover launched its fourth (and current) generation of Range Rovers in 2012, we were given the opportunity in Morocco to learn first-hand the off-road capabilities that the SUV possesses. With over 30 years in developing its driver training program, the Land Rover Experience, Land Rover continues to demonstrate how each one of its vehicles is no just for urban settings.

Currently offering courses in the Swedish Arctic Circle, the Namib Desert, and Moab, we were invited to embark on the latter to see how a six-figure SUV would fare against the grueling obstacles of sandstone ridges, rock formations, and various sand-covered terrain.

Armed with the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery, we set out with a team of inexperienced off-road drivers to learn from some of Land Rover’s most celebrated course instructors. Many of us expected a nice leisurely drive as we were told that the vehicles would only be equipped with stock tires and 22-inch wheels; that didn’t quite add up as Moab was supposed to be this ultimate proving ground for off-roading. No one would’ve guessed that the two-day excursion would be one of most challenging tests of patience ever experienced in an SUV.










There’s no other place quite like Moab. In just a short two-hour flight, you travel from the hustle and bustle of SFO Airport to a single gate airport surrounded by thousands of square miles of distinct red rock landscapes and national parks. The area that besets Moab has this distinct aura surrounding it.

Even if you’ve never been, it’s this place that calls out to you, and oddly enough feels familiar; this is largely due to the fact the area’s Western landscape, encompassing buttes, mesas, tablelands, and arches, was one of the more prominent backdrops for some of Hollywood’s biggest films and television shows — think Rio Grande, Once Upon a Time in the West, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma and Louise, Con Air, Mission Impossible II, 127 Hours. The list of films and shows easily stretches over 50 years and would have continued to grow if not for the advancements in CGI and VFX.

While there are fewer productions taking place in Moab, the town has experienced a second wind for tourism in the past seven years largely due to social media platforms like Instagram. Off-road enthusiasts along with mountain bikers flock to test their limits through natural obstacles and open land. This new surge of tourism is met with mixed feelings amongst the tight-knit community whose generational descendants consider the land sacred. It’s a double-edged sword that brings the place economic prosperity, yet floods it with disruptive noise, high rent and excessive litter in the parks. During peak season it is estimated that tourists outnumber locals five-to-one.

Keeping this in mind, we set out to learn what it is that continues to attract people from all over the world to this city of 5,300 inhabitants.

«It was like I was driving a climbing rollercoaster just before the big drop.»

DAY 1

This experience almost never happened due to an unforeseen snowstorm that grounded us for a night, but thankfully we were able to hop on a new flight the next day, putting us slightly behind schedule. Coming off the plane, you will immediately notice several light aircrafts parked to the side of the main building where the parking lot sits on the opposite side of a chain-link fence. After being led out from the gate, a small tug tractor drove up to the fence where our luggage was handed to us through a small cutout window. A few moments later we were greeted by Daphne Greene, a seasoned off-roader and past participant in the Camel Trophy, where she handed over the keys and told me to start driving. Reminding us that we were already behind schedule, we ratcheted our luggage securely in the trunk (at the time I thought this was overkill) and set off directly to the Canyonlands for the Monitor and Merrimack rock formations.

After 45 minutes of driving, we turned onto a dirt road where I was instructed to set the Land Rover into a lower gear, adjust the side mirrors to see the front tires, and to raise the ride height up an additional 80mm. This was it. One thing to be most cautious with is judging where the sidewalls of your tires go. As they are one of the weaker points on the tire, a sharp rock or angled tune could puncture your tires, leaving you stranded. Equipped only with low-profile road tires and stock rims, we took things slow, sometimes moving only a centimeter at a time.

As Daphne explained, Land Rover’s heritage was built around off-roading, and even adopted for military uses, but with the changing needs in SUVs in terms of technology, safety, and comfort, many consumers perceive the Land Rover’s fleet of SUVs as luxurious urban vehicles rather than the workhorses they were made to be. While the Range Rover is far from being an affordable vehicle to your average family, we learned that it could both perform at a high level on-road as well as transition seamlessly onto the backcountry.

The first obstacle of the day came quick and fast. For some reason, I thought the trail was a dead end when we came to a wall of rocks. My train of thought was derailed by the sound of a heavily modified Jeep bouncing and slipping down what I would come to learn as «Wipe-Out Hill.» I was adamant on finding another route but after a lot of reassurance from Daphne that I was not going to flip, and that I would not be billed for a damaged Range Rover, I proceeded to get comfortable with the throttle control and soft braking that would be required to mount and descend from the rocky facade. My heart sank when the owner of the Jeep along with his friends got out to watch me attempt Wipe-Out Hill, especially when I heard them say «this is going to be good» and «are you recording?» Knuckles white on the wheel, I changed the drive setting to «Rock Climb» and slowly made my way up the rock face with Daphne on the outside shouting instructions at me. At one point I was on such an incline that I could barely see her hands in the air directing me where to steer. It was like I was driving a climbing rollercoaster just before the big drop. Suddenly, I remembered my suitcase was securely harnessed in the back. Not overkill after all.

After successfully completing the obstacle, the party from the Jeep came over to express their disbelief. We were all in the same boat.

«Trail names like Hell’s Revenge and Poison Spider were not giving us any confidence.»















DAY 2

It took several minutes the following day to fully understand just where I was: towering skyscrapers and the sea of commuters of Hong Kong had been replaced with red cliffs and horses. It was dead silent except for the rushing sounds of the Colorado River.

The drive on the second day was arranged to be even more challenging than the previous day, but again, we were assured that we’d be more than capable given the previous day’s lessons. Even so, trail names like «Hell’s Revenge» and «Poison Spider» were not giving us any confidence.

Arriving at Hell’s Revenge, we passed by the now-closed Lion’s Back obstacle and were welcomed by an entrance that was similar to the sloping rock layers on Wipe-Out Hill. This was the day that we’d be fully submitting the Land Rover’s differentials and all-wheel-drive/electronic traction control to the ultimate test. It was a spectacle to watch as this convoy of Land Rovers drove over hump-after-hump of sandstone rock. Every now and then a side-by-side or Jeep would stop to ask if we were filming a commercial and how we managed to get so many Range Rovers into Hell’s Revenge.

One of the main obstacles on the trail was «Dragon’s Tail,» a long, steep decline with drop-offs at both sides — this is when the Land Rover’s Hill Descent Control really kicked in. After making our way down, the team surprised us with an impromptu picnic complete with Land Rover-branded coolers, thermoses, and camping chairs. We were then treated to a bevy of homemade food including «engine sandwiches,» breakfast sandwiches wrapped in foil and placed directly on the hot engine. From there we just sat and admired the picture-perfect view of the La Sal Mountains.

The idea of the Land Rover Experience is to take any one of its vehicles and subject it to extreme conditions around the world. This gives consumers a chance to fully understand their vehicles and witness what they are capable of on-road and off-road.

Taking a $120,000 USD SUV out on a two-day excursion in Canyonlands may not sound like the most logical or financial-savvy endeavor, but for Land Rover, allowing potential customers to tap into its heritage by experiencing its vehicles’ full potential is worth the extra effort. Continuing its Adventure Travel series allows for drivers to learn from a pro spotter and gain confidence behind the wheel, and when coupled with some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, it makes for a life-changing experience.





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bookmark_borderElias Becker On Media Pressures And The Value Of Identity Within Fashion

Taking things back to the very beginning – tell me how it all materialized for you.

Hello Fucking Young! My name is Elias Becker, and I am 20 years old from Germany but lived in Miami until I turned 18. I study art direction and acting in London. I am excited to keep working and studying because I have a firm a proclivity for filmmaking.

 

Three words that describe your best self are…

Love, compassion, and forgiveness.

How were you discovered/scouted? And what were your first feelings when you happened to sign your first contract?

My manager, Shawn, scouted me on Instagram. He was the one who placed me on my very first runway and introduced me to my mother agent, Zineta, within the timeframe of a month. My feelings were blurred as it all happened so fast, but the move felt natural; it almost felt like they were missing pieces to the puzzle.

 

Who’s been the dream client to work with?

Undoubtedly, Burberry. Every time I land at Heathrow, there is a Burberry billboard at baggage claims. From a young age to now every time I look up, I feel nostalgic and inspired.

 

Favorite experience so far?

Art Basel Miami is a great experience. My mum hosts a party at home and it’s a beautiful mix of interdisciplinary guests: artists, musicians, old and new friends, athletes. Everyone plays up an instrument whether it’s a guitar or using their hands to create a beat and we all share this experience together. Unplanned moments are the best and I find myself experiencing them during Basel events shared with my mother. It had been a great learning experience. The ins and outs of the business and how keeping your mind and spirit healthy are at the core to getting things done.

 

Could you give us a fun anecdote about yourself?

Since I was a little boy, I have always loved having reptiles or amphibians as pets. From rare species of salamanders to Giant African tortoises. My first giant tortoise was named Fred: he was a great guy and a warrior, he handled three hurricanes and numerous tropical storms like butter. He had a wife named Freda and yeah, she was a bit of a free spirit. After the second hurricane, the gate was left open for cleaning purposes. She wandered out of it into the wild never to be found again. We asked our neighbors if they might have seen a tortoise on the street, but we didn’t receive any confirmation. During that time Freda was gone and I went to the Galapagos Islands, where they had even bigger species of tortoises, we found a tortoise sanctuary holding Lonely George, which was the last of his species in the world. The care-givers tried to arouse him with new species of tortoises however he refused any prospect they offered. I did not want that to happen to Fred so when I got back to Miami another female was introduced, she was called Wilma, she had a blast with Fred. They had many eggs that were incubated by my mum and I. Fred passed away right before his children were born. We wanted to give these children a father, so Tim was introduced. He was a greedy “stepdad.” He didn’t share his food with his tribe and all he cared about was himself. I think he wanted children which would happen eventually with Wilma. They were incubated as well. We have now 20-25 baby tortoises that are alive and well growing up to be proud children. The funny part is that we keep finding baby tortoise in the back yard randomly. They were born in the wild, without artificial incubation. They survived on their own which is pretty beautiful.

Essentials to bring along your travels for a last-minute job are…

I don’t go anywhere without my wired headphones. I prefer wired because the waves from Bluetooth are harmful to the system. Other essentials are sunglasses, lavender oil, and a book from my reading list.

 

How do you react to trolling and online criticism?

I ignore it. The more trolling I see the more help is needed to make sure these people love themselves.

 

What are your thoughts in regard to the whole Instagram thing?

Instagram is cool. I think if it’s used properly, it can be such a cool memory chamber and archive to see how you have evolved as a person and if you want to go back to see some memories there is always nostalgia around corner. It expresses different personalities and connects people who are working on the same thing.

 

How do you feel about talking us through how you perceive your identity? Do you feel you’re almost required to put on a whole different facet when interacting to your e-users online?

Never. I’m always myself and if people don’t understand you, then perhaps move on as they’re not right, simple as that. I don’t change who I am for someone: I view that as unhealthy for yourself.

 

How has the digital world impacted your being?

The digital world has made everything that’s on public record more accessible which I’m fine with. However, it can taint first introductions, especially if someone manifests the wrong interpretation of you.

 

Do you feel empowered through your social media channels? If so/not, how come?

I guess so! On the digital side of things, there are so many people to show my point of view. Empowering in the aspect of people talking you “more seriously “on social media which is weird if too much attention is put on to it.

 

I imagine that due to your kind of occupation, you tend to travel a lot. What’s your favorite city and why?

The favorite city has to be New York. I’m always very productive in the city, and I believe that is because there’s a vibe there that makes me feel very at ease and comfortable. I aspire to be based there for my work and future career.

 

Any advice to give the young wave of aspiring models, wanting to venture into such field?

Show your true self at all times and follow your instincts.

Photography: Joseph Clarkson @josephjclarkson
Styling: Desi Lazarova @desilazarova
Talent: Elias Becker @e.current at Select Model Management @selectmodellondon
Brands: Balenciaga, Raf Simons, Givenchy, GmbH, Hemen Biarritz

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bookmark_borderY-3 re-imagines archival inspirations for a new take on the Y-3 Runner 4

This winter, icons meet icons as adidas and Yohji Yamamoto reinterpret the striking Y-3 RUNNER 4D. Showcasing the extensive Yohji Yamamoto design archive, the updated silhouette takes cues from the stitched-on ‘cage’ of the Y-3 YUUTO, a modern interpretation of the TENET, the first pioneering style created by Yohji Yamamoto and adidas, translating its once-revolutionary aesthetics to the present day and beyond.

The latest Y-3 RUNNER 4D will launch on 10th December on adidas.com and in a selection of Y-3 flagship stores and retailers worldwide.

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bookmark_borderElon Musk Wins Over “Pedo Guy” Defamation Case

A verdict has finally been reached regarding Vernon Unsworth’s defamation case against Elon Musk. The case started from a tweet aimed against Unsworth for criticizing Musk‘s mini-rescue submarine developed for saving a trapped youth soccer team.

Unsworth called Musk’s efforts a «PR stunt» and to «stick his submarine where it hurts,» to which Musk dismissed by calling Unsworth a «pedo guy,» and that he was nowhere to be seen while Musk was helping the rescue team. The amount Unsworth was suing for in damages was estimated to be around $190 million USD as the comment left him «vulnerable» and feeling «isolated” while home in the United Kingdom.

After a three-day trial that took place in a Los Angeles federal court, it was established that Musk would not be liable for defamation and that the «pedo guy» tweet was not intended as a statement of fact.

In other tech news, Craigslist launches its first official app after 24 years.

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bookmark_borderDrake’s Crazy Christmas Coat Lets Everyone Know Who Brought The Party

Christmas. A time for family and friends to gather together to celebrate another year gone, to look forward to the year ahead and to eat stupid amounts of food…or is that just us?

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bookmark_border4 Fleece Jackets That Will Make You Look Like A Sexy Little Cauliflower

Fleece has become the cold-weather staple for employees at Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, along with fashion influencers, curators, and Shia LaBeouf. We’re on record as being fans of the style, and it’s for three simple reasons. Fleece combines comfort with style, it’s affordable, and it makes you look like a sexy little cauliflower. If you want to stay warm this winter while channeling the carnal energy of a crunchy, delicious plant, here are four fleece jackets for you.

 

 

“Look at that cauliflower buying a cauliflower!” is what a beautiful woman will say when she sees you wearing a fleece jacket at the local farmers’ market. Basic fleece jackets are simple in design, cream in color, and have hip pockets so you can hide your anatomical parts (and thus look more like a sexy exploding cabbage). Patagonia gets most of the credit for inventing the modern fleece, so their Retro-X deserves a place here. We also like Wallace & Barnes’ Nordic sherpa jacket, a fleece cousin.

 

 

Wearing a vintage, deep-pile fleece not only demonstrates a bit of cultural capital — as you show you have an appreciation for the past — but you’ll also mimic the choppy texture of a low-carb, mock potato salad. Every day, beautiful people will tell you that you look delicious, but they won’t be able to explain why. Throw in some olive fatigues and a pair of Red Wing boots the way a chef might sprinkle in some chopped herbs and paprika.

 

 

Baked, warm, and delicious. These are just three words that can describe you in an 18 East fleece, as well as roasted cauliflower. The red chest pocket, featuring an Indian-sourced floral print, will remind you and others that this seductive cruciferous vegetable grows in open fields in cool daytime temperatures ranging from 70–85 °F.

 

 

Designed by the legendary Daiki Suzuki, Uniqlo’s new Engineered Garments zip-up fleece collab is available in earthy brown, slate black, and deep green. For those who don’t want to look like a cauliflower, pick up the green version of this jacket to look like a sexy piece of broccoli. This fuzzy little jacket will have her saying “take that off” in no time.

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bookmark_borderThe Best Nike Outerwear, From Your Head to Your Toes

Depending on where you live, temperatures are slowly dipping below freezing, the days are getting shorter, and your wardrobe is a lot puffier and consists of more layers than usual. Winter is well and truly here and if you haven’t already, now is the time to seriously consider your outerwear options.

With so many options out there, ranging from windbreakers and vests to cozy puffer jackets, shopping for new outerwear can quickly get overwhelming. That’s why we’ve chosen to highlight some of Nike’s best pieces this winter season. Nike, traditionally a sportswear company, has long transcended its the world of sport and become one of the most stylish brands around. That extends to its extensive range of outerwear pieces.

Whether you’re looking for something more sporty because you’ll be active throughout the winter or you just want a stylish and, above all, comfortable sportswear fit, Nike has you covered. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite pieces, such as the ACG down fill jacket, an ACG vest, and Primaloft pants that will keep you warm from the waist down.

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bookmark_borderUNKNWN Teams Up With Some of Streetwear’s Best to Celebrate New Miami Store

BAPE x UNKNWN black T-shirt

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LeBron James‘ men’s boutique, UNKNWN, opened a new location in Miami’s Wynwood Art District this week. To celebrate the occasion, the store has collaborated with a number of brands to offer exclusive products at the new location. Collaborators include BAPE, Chinatown Market, Eric Emanuel, Ignored Prayers, Just Don, PLEASURES, and Psychworld. Take a look at each joint effort below.

UNKNWN and BAPE have come together to release two short-sleeve graphic T-shirts. Available in black with red or blue graphics, the tees boast UNKNWN’s path logo and BAPE’s signature Ape Head design, in addition to co-branding. Furthermore, the Wynwood store’s address is applied to the sleeve.

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Chinatown Market references classic Miami themes with its collaboration, drawing on college mascots and iconic restaurants. The brand’s signature smiley graphic is incorporated throughout the capsule, reimagined with the UNKNWN path logo.

Eric Emanuel has designed a pair of exclusive basketball shorts to celebrate UNKNWN Wynwood. Made in New York City, the shorts draw inspiration from Miami scenery, featuring palm trees and sunset fades.

Ignored Prayers’ UNKNWN collaboration consists of short-sleeve and long-sleeve T-shirts. The tops are decorated with music-inspired graphics, including distortion effects that point to bass vibrations and radio sound frequencies. Each tee comes in a crewneck style with double needle stitching and screen printing on the front and back.

Just Don uses an all-white colorway for the first time ever to commemorate UNKNWN Wynwood, presenting a clean take on the Mitchell & Ness Los Angeles Lakers basketball shorts. Constructed of mesh, the shorts are equipped with zipper closure pockets and a drawstring waist.

PLEASURES’ collaboration draws on punk, street, and 1980s subcultures. The styles incorporate designs that pay homage to Miami nightlife, in addition to the exotic wildlife of South Florida.

Psychworld utilizes South Beach-inspired graphics and color schemes for its UNKNWN capsule. The cotton crewneck, for one, boasts a vintage car design, complemented by the UNKNWN path logo. The collection also includes a hoodie with the signature Psychworld text and the vintage car graphic on the back, as well as a five-panel snapback hat with Psychworld branding.

UNKNWN Wynwood
261 NW 26th St.
Miami, Florida 33127

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bookmark_borderPost Malone Gave Away Free Crocs at the Fried Chicken Shop He Once Worked At

Before Austin Post became Post Malone, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, he worked at a fried chicken shop in his hometown of Southlake, Texas as a teenager. Things have obviously changed quite a bit for the now 24-year-old musician, but he continues to remember where he came from, no matter how many hit singles he racks up.

Subsequently, Post recently surprised customers at the Chicken Express restaurant he once worked at by giving away his latest Crocs collaboration. Those who ordered the Posty Special were given a box of chicken, fries, and a free pair of Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clogs.

Although Post himself wasn’t present for the event, hundreds of fans lined the parking lot in order to get the free Crocs. Press play above for a glimpse at what went down.

Post Malone’s latest collaboration with Crocs, featuring the Duet Max Clog, releases Tuesday, December 10, through Crocs and select retailers. The black and blue camouflage pair, featuring Velcro fastening at the heel, is priced at $59.99.

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bookmark_borderHere’s What Went Down at the 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN Launch in New York

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Puffers. Puffers out the side of the wall. On December 3, as the temperatures plummeted across New York City, a crowd filed into Kith’s Lower East Side storefront to warm up and check out Moncler’s latest collab with Craig Green, 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN.

Over the last three seasons, Moncler’s Genius project has united designers under one motto: “One House, Different Voices.” Among their talent-packed roster, they’ve handed over the creative reigns to the likes of Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Fragment Design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara, Palm Angels, and, of course, Craig Green.

For Green, whose own namesake collections have been infused with romantic architectural energy since his days at Central Saint Martins, the partnership with Moncler has always provided an outlet for his most extravagant visions — and that was on full display when he dropped into Kith. For his third iteration of the collab, the London designer unpacked his sprawling, architectural jackets and stretched them across the walls; evoking images of everything from flotation devices to fossilized people forever frozen in time with their puffer coats on.

After a Spring/Summer season that dreamt up tent-like rainjackets, the focus on hyper-functional down jackets that greeted the crowd was a perfect fit in the aftermath of yet another snowstorm. Away from the biting cold air, people balanced their drinks with one hand and pieced through the racks of jackets with another; taking note of the straps and paneling accentuating the unique silhouettes and eyeing the winter-ready black boots made for the collab. On screens, videos of the folding, flattening modules provided a walkthrough worthy of a Marie Kondo infomercial and glass boxes housed our new must-cop Christmas idea: miniature humans fit in the new collection.

Like any good launch event hosted in the heart of Manhattan, the crowd was a mix of streetwear aficionados and celebrities shopping for the winter coat to perfect their fit. We caught sight of former NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz, BMX phenom Nigel Sylvester, jeweler Greg Yuna, and musicians Smoke DZA and Joey Badass as the night wore on. As the drinks flowed and matcha-and-marshmallow ice cream cones were scooped up against a backdrop of Green’s sculptural new creations, it was clear that 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN had struck a note of genius yet again just in time for winter to really hit.

 

5 Moncler Craig Green is available online now at Moncler.com, and in Moncler boutiques and selective wholesale networks worldwide.

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bookmark_borderBond’s Dry Humour To Return In ‘No Time To Die,’ New Evidence Suggests

«Certainly sir. Sorry, sir.» From accepting a rude tourist’s car keys (only to smash his vehicle into the nearest wall) in Casino Royale to imploring Le Chiffre to scratch his balls, it’s not as if Daniel Craig’s Bond is without mirth.

It would appear Pierce Brosnan, who – along with John Clee…

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bookmark_borderFreshjive Holiday 2019 is Like Spending a Day With West Coast ’90s Rappers

Freshjive Holiday 2019 Lookbook

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Brand: Freshjive

Season: Holiday 2019

Key Pieces: Optioned in navy and brown-colored plaid, the Workers Shirt with its classic box fit is an ideal layering piece for the fall and winter months.

Release Date: Available now

Buy: Freshjive

Editor’s Notes: California streetwear brand Freshjive just released a new collection for Holiday 2019. Legendary hip-hop photographer Mike Miller was tapped to shoot the coinciding lookbook for the launch, which is an ode to West Coast hip-hop. Up-and-coming Long Beach rappers Seafood Sam and Huey Briss star in the lookbook.

Miller has worked with the likes of Tupac, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Jeezy, and many others throughout his celebrated career, photographing countless major-label album covers. Pairing him alongside two rising artists is only fitting for Freshjive’s West Coast-flavored lookbook.

The brand’s holiday collection includes graphic T-shirts, crewnecks, jackets, and denim in a classic baggy fit. You can get a look at the products via the gallery underneath, then visit Freshjive to shop the assortment today.

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bookmark_borderAir Jordan 11 «Bred» Meets ‘Night Rider’ In Afew’s New ‘Best Kept Secret’ Short

The excitement around Jordan Brand‘s re-release of the beloved Air Jordan 11 «Bred» this month is understandably high, and ahead of its arrival German retailer Afew has presented a humorous Night Rider-inspired short that reveals the celebrated shoe’s «secrets.» Although the «Bred» is one of the most classic Air Jordans ever, Michael Jordan only played 16 games total in it, 6 of which were during the memorable 1996 NBA Finals. Why is this, you may ask?

According to the sneaker aficionados at Afew, this lack of on-court use was because the AJ11 «Bred» was developed by the «Air Jordan Foundation for Law Government» to help Special Agent Sway Knight — who’s definitely not related to David Hasselhoff‘s Agent Michael Knight — protect the world against the «bad guys.» After a Mars Blackmon-style introduction, Knight can be seen putting the «Bred» to use in true action movie fashion, with a little help from KITT, his talking Pontiac Trans Am.

See the light-hearted clip above. On a slightly more serious note, you can expect the Air Jordan 11 «Bred» to release for the first time since 2012 on December 14 at Afew and other Jordan Brand stockists. The MSRP is set at $220 USD.

Take a detailed look at the Air Jordan 11 «Bred» here, and for more from Jordan Brand, check out the Air Jordan 3 SP «Animal Pack» — a wild lifestyle design that nods to Michael Jordan’s «animal instinct» on the basketball court.

 

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bookmark_borderadidas Celebrates 25 Years Of the Predator Line With Limited Footwear Capsule

First made famous by a stylish young midfielder named David Beckham, adidas‘s Predator line has produced some of the most lauded football boots in the world over the last 25 years. Now, the Predator is celebrating its milestone anniversary with a capsule consisting of new takes on the Predator 19+, Predator 19.1 and a hybrid silhouette that combines a football boot-style upper with a Crazy BYW X midsole.

Both boots offer classic color schemes: the 19+ opts for black and red, while the 19.1 goes for white and red. Commemorative colorway notwithstanding, each also flaunts the top-tier performance that Predator products have become known for. K-Leather and Primeknit uppers reflect the line’s material transition over the years, Fusionskin technology enables a thin, seamless construction and a concealed BOOST footbed provides comfort. Meanwhile, curved forefoot pads and debossed detailing salute the Predator Mania, an important benchmark in the line’s lineage.

Although the boots are undeniably compelling, the Predator 19.1 25 Year Shoe may be the capsule’s most interesting component. Proffering an identical black/red/white colorway and leather upper to the 19+ -— save for the inclusion of laces -— it’s equally at home on the pitch as it is on the streets. Down below, the aforementioned midsole borrowed directly from the Crazy BWY x adds signature BOOST comfort and style.

This celebratory collection will release on adidas’ site come December 7, with both boots retailing for $225 USD and the anniversary sneaker coming in at an even $200 USD.

For more heritage product from adidas, check out its revived Pro Model 2G, a modernized take on an early ’00s basketball classic.

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bookmark_borderEasy Otabor’s New Art Gallery Celebrates Chicago with Michael Jordan-Themed Exhibition

Infinite Archives founder Isimeme “Easy” Otabor recently celebrated the opening of his new contemporary art gallery, Anthony Gallery. The gallery’s opening show, titled «Unite Through Culture,» is centered around a partnership with Jordan Brand, featuring an early look at the upcoming Retro Air Jordan 11 «Bred» ahead of its official release date of December 14.

Alongside an installation of Retro Air Jordan 11 «Bred» pairs meticulously positioned in a group with their laces touching the ceiling, art inspired by Michael Jordan lines the walls. Artists Kosuke Kawamura, Corey Black, Matt McCormick, George Bayliss, ADE Makinde, Wu Yue, and Jacob Rochester all have work on display that specifically honors and interprets Michael Jordan’s athletic career in 1996, the year he played in the original Air Jordan 11 «Breds.»

During the gallery’s opening event, special merchandise was available for purchase, with proceeds donated to an arts and athletic program at Otabor’s high school, Hillcrest High School.

Anthony Gallery will officially open on an appointment-only basis beginning December 9. For more information, visit the gallery’s new Instagram page.

Anthony Gallery
470 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Elsewhere in art, bananas duct-taped to a wall are selling for $120,000 USD each.

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bookmark_borderRare Photographic Works by Andy Warhol to Go on Display in NYC

Beginning January 2020, an extensive collection of Andy Warhol’s photography will span both of Jack Shainman Gallery’s exhibition spaces in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The survey charts the progression of Warhol’s photography during the last three decades of his career.

From his iconic Times Square photo booth portraits and ubiquitous Polaroid snapshots to silver gelatin prints produced with his 35mm Minox camera from Thomas Ammann, the exhibition offers a rare look at photos that have previously resided in permanent collections of global institutions. Warhol’s banana, which has become an internationally recognized symbol of the artist and influenced Maurizio Cattelan’s work at Art Basel Miami 2019, is represented in a still-life photo. The range of photographs feature shots of the Eiffel Tower, furniture items, flowers, and an egg carton.

The gallery’s 24th Street location will showcase Warhol’s «explicit section,» which explores themes of objectification while revealing a more erotic side of the artist’s work. Including photos from his Sex Parts series, the presentation features works that blur the boundary between art and pornography.

Take a closer look at select photos from the photography survey in the gallery above. The show will open January 9, 2020 at both Jack Shainman Gallery spaces.

Jack Shainman Gallery
524 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011

Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

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#WarholWednesday This photograph by Andy Warhol is one from among nearly 30,000 original photographs donated to more than 180 college and university museums, galleries, and art collections by the Warhol Foundation as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Donated to The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, the work is currently on view there as part of the exhibition “Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center”. The exhibition presents a survey of Vassar’s renowned collection of close to 4,500 photographs. Spanning the history of the medium, the exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. This extensive exhibition, the first of its kind at the Art Center, aims to highlight the Art Center’s long interest and dedication to the photographic medium and present the unique character, depth, and diversity of the collection. “Shape of Light” also celebrates twenty years of commitment from the Advisory Council for Photography for supporting photography acquisitions. . Image: Andy Warhol. Banana, 1977-78. Polacolor Type 108. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. . . . #Warhol #AndyWarhol #Philanthropy #Polaroid #Photography #Banana #Vassar #ShapeofLight #LoebArtCenter @theloeb @vassarcollege #vassarcollege #art #artist #photographer #stilllife

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bookmark_borderadidas Salutes OG UltraBOOST Style on the UltraBOOST 20 «ISS»

adidas is releasing more iterations of its space-inspired UltraBOOST 20 at a brisk pace, and the latest «Core Black» pair to appear provides a clever nod to the line’s genesis. Almost half a decade after its debut, the UltraBOOST has become one of adidas’s most recognizable products thanks to its signature cushioning setup, a plethora of styles and a co-sign of 2015’s «Core Black» launch colorway from one Kanye West. This updated take on that original pair offers a clever look back at half a decade of UltraBOOST — and a step towards the line’s future as well.

Black Primeknit and synthetic uppers are accented by a metallic violet hue on the midfoot cage’s Three Stripe graphic and heel clip. This simultaneously nods to the OG pair’s accents and furthers the current model’s overarching space theme. An ISS badge is stamped on the tongue, and a small hit of reddish-orange on the heel provides contrast.

Down below, a simple white BOOST footbed provides signature cushioning and support. A black Continental rubber outsole with a midfoot support shank finalizes the look. Although we’ve already seen three mostly black styles of the UltraBOOST 20, this new pair combines past and future in an undeniably appealing fashion to set itself aside from its compatriots.

The adidas UltraBOOST 20 «Core Black» is available now on adidas.com. The MSRP is set at $180 USD.

For more from adidas, check out the new YEEZY 500 HIGH «Slate,» set to release on December 16.

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