As most of you may know from the California Fridays trailer last week, Alex King owner of California Fridays , had a fashion show Feb 15th. He displayed an array of moods and safari elements. Not bad for his first collection, from designing tee shirts with cheetah sleeves to mixing it up with a bit of street couture.
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Pharrell and G-Star teams up for an environmental project, “RAW for the Oceans”. The goal of this project is to initiate cleaning plastic pollution from the world’s oceans. Their project will feature denim made of plastic yarn from materials removed from the ocean and sold in select G-Star RAW stores as an exclusive collection. Pharrell served as a co-designer of the new denim line. Its always great to see art changing the world for the greater good.
“Working with G-Star was an obvious choice, because they have a legacy of pushing the boundaries of fashion and denim forward,” Williams said. The collection will be released August 15, stay tuned!
Check out the video below as Pharrell gives his take on the efforts of making a negative into a positive.
California Fridays is a rising clothing brand based from your’s truly, the DMV, who is looking to make their stamp on the world. Co-founder, designer, creative director and brand ambassador Alex King discusses how he got inspired to create California Fridays, what looks and creations he has in store for his upcoming fashion show and how he plans to kill it the year of 2014! Check out his twitter at @jahsensimilla. Click here to get more info on the Voyage to Utopia Fashion Show!
As always, ahead of the game, Google never stops running! And we love it. After releasing Google Glass last year, you can simply guess where they’re taking their talents to next, and we’re not talking South Beach. Yes, a technological contact lens. Although it doesn’t serve the same purpose as Glass, this project is unique in its own way that measures glucose in tears using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor. While at a very early stage, Google hopes the technology could help people manage diabetes better. For those who were unaware, those diagnosed with diabetes in order to check their glucose levels are opted to prick their finger to complete a blood test. Google X works on extremely innovative, long term, but yet risky developments that may not become commercially successful but has extreme potential to change the way of living, for example- Google Glass, autonomous cars, and now this. Now that smart contact lens are being developed, imagine how much easier life would be? Check it out below!
Earlier in the week I met a guy by the name of Chris Wachtman who is a web developer, parkour enthusiast, and of course a 2014TransAmerica Cyclist. The guy damn near bikes everywhere. Chris is a guy who is really inspired by the art of movement and from that he is supporting a cause that fights MS. Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation such as numbness. With MS, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system. Chris hopes to raise the money by this summer, and then ride across Virginia and Colorado while posting updates through Google Glass. Feel free to make a donation or help spread the word, or both. We should all be thankful for the little things in life that we have and that others don’t, so please, just as Chris is doing, SUPPORT THE CAUSE and CLICK HERE!
HERES A PLAYLIST FROM HIS 2011 RIDE!!
Yes sB! fam, its going down tonight here in the District. Holysmokenick and GRZD team up to present ‘The WhopUp Shop’ showcase event at The Warehouse Loft in NE, DC. Ladies and gentleman, if you are in the area stop by for a hell of a time with performances by yours truly 3rdiiiuth, Aceology, Rezt, Ciscero, and Darren Hanible. 3 0 whooppppppp!!!
Designer Scheron Harley of Haus of Falenci’ago, based out of Largo, MD, presents to us her idea of “Paris is Burning” through her dramatic elements of high fashion, visuals and sound. The dark and dreary elegance of her aesthetic in design and creative directing gives off an intriguing sense as President of The Alexander Firm and free lance model, managed under Strong Arm Division, Gia Alexander stops the show in the opening scenes. Check it out below.
We have given you upcoming artist and DMV native, LB before and he’s back with this new mixtape Aberrant Behavior. He has been putting on his hometown for years and this latest project shows his versatility and piece of mind while featuring other upcoming artists like: Marky P, Savannah, Samuel, Ceno, Rashaunah Asya and Tony Jay. Take a look at the tracklist and download below. Follow him on twitter @Tj_Rap2Much and contact at BookLB13@gmail.com.
1.The Behavior [Prod. by LegionBeatz]
2. In God We Tru$t (Feat. Ceno) [Prod. by HDXMULLA]
3. I Ain’t Frontin (Feat. Samuel) [Prod. by Chemist]
4. Longevity [Prod. by A.Diddy]
5. The Aberrant (Feat. Savannah) [Prod. by KingBeatz]
6. Friday [Prod. by LionsEye]
7. Marcus Garvey
8. Demons (Feat. Marky P) [Prod. by Chemist]
9. BGA (Biggest Gang In America) [Prod. by Chemist]
10. Retro 6’s [Prod. by LionsEye]
11. Mo B!tche$ [Prod. by TonyJay]
12. Allure [Prod. by DJJT]
13. Tell Me (Feat. Rashaunah Asya) [Prod. by Kidswami]
Bold prints made a big impression at Burberry Prorsum this season, with the bright colours providing a stylish counterpoint to the label’s traditionally muted palette. This shirt’s graphic pattern has a hand-drawn, tribal influence that gives it a distinctive edge. The shades of brown/dark orange and gray/blue which will make for a great look with a solid pair of chinos, recalling the hazy heat of a sub-Saharan summer.
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Givenchy releases their pre fall 2012 collection which was presented by Riccardo Tisci and features two models, Simone Nobili and Willy Cartier. The pieces were inspired by “sharks, marines and surfers in the night” mix tailoring along with some utilitarian aspects which is right up their alley. Even though it will be awhile before the collection releases, seeing that it is a “pre” fall collection, take a look at the rest of the lookbook below:
During my vacation in Jamaica, I visited Dunns River Falls and decided this would be the most opportune time to get a great sand wash at the beach. I’ve only had them for about 5 months now, which is a pretty decent age for washing raw denim jeans. Many people wait after 5 months, a year and you have those who don’t wash their jeans at all. As you look through the pictures, you’ll notice how distressed and worn the jeans become after sand washing; the honeycombs, whiskers, even the pocket areas.
I was pleased with the results of the wash. One big complaint people have with their jeans post-beach wash is stinky saltwater musks. Personally didn’t experience any adverse odours since the wash.
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VOYR is your all-access pass to behind the scenes at Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne tour. It’s a daily video document of all of the actual hard work that goes into living life at Kanye’s level.
Lacoste L!VE Fall/Winter 2011 Collection presents a new varsity jacket. It comes with a navy wool body, bright yellow wool sleeves which displays a nice, clean vintage look and features the large “L” patch on the chest along with their staple crocodile logo. The jacket is now available from Lacoste L!VE retailers.
Kith gets together with Pendleton on a Made in USA Varsity Jacket Collection for Holiday 2011. Manufactured by Goldenbear, fabrics from the Pendleton archive were chosen for this collaborative collection. Designed with the best wools and produced in the US by Goldenbear. Jackets in this collection includes Pendleton wool on the body and a variety of genuine leather and suede on the sleeves for premium finish. Also includes leather accents, satin linen and metal hardware.
More Pendleton inside!
With Rottweiler graphics and other graphic elements, the designer has attracted the masses and brought Givenchy back. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci presents their Spring/Summer signature bold printed graphic tees. The designer this season focuses more on the graphics revolving around pin-ups and exquisite flowers. The oversized tees are interesting and make that classic Givenchy statement.More graphics after the jump… (more…)
Off his upcoming mixtape West$ide II set to drop June 28th, here is Dom Kennedy’s first single and it’s official music video “GRIND’N”:
Ladies and Gentlemen, we would like to present to you the newest signee of Roc Nation, Jay Electronica. Jay Electronica has been in the game for some time now and he has established himself in the rap game now that he has signed with Jay-Z. Stay tuned for “The Shiny Suit Theory” dropping soon.
This is Ye’s 10th leak of G.O.O.D Friday. This song is just as dope as the rest of the songs he released. This song includes Lupe, Big Sean and of course Mos Defs’ on the hook.
It seems like Nike has decided to release a lot of foamposite retros. So far we’ve had the Coppers, Pearls, and the Eggplants and the Pewters will be releasing sometime soon. But thats besides the point, the royal blue foamposites are set to release sometime in February 2011. The last time these were seen in stores was back in 2007. For those who missed out on them, your chance at them will soon be here.
Yesterday we finally got to see the entire 2010 Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection, kids, and designers. As you know, Cole Johanson, age 11, is the kid that designed the Air Jordan 3, along with help from Jason Mayden and Jake Van Damm. The shoes feature a varsity red/metallic silver/black colorway, and the most notable feature is the clear outsole. Like the previous years, the Jordan shoe is always the most anticipated shoe from the Nike Doernbecher collection. Jordan heads and supporters of Nike’s Doernbecher Freestyle will have a shot at getting the Jordans when they drop on December 11th at Niketown locations and Nike.com.
The price for the Doernbecher Air Jordan 3 on the official Jordan website is $125, but we were informed that the shoes will retail for $160. Get a detailed look at the DB Jordan 3’s after the jump, and stay tuned for a detailed look at the other 2010 DB shoes.
Here’s a screenshot from Kanye’s latest single, Power. And of course he’s planning on creating a video as you can see. Its no secret that Kanye is back on his music, we can expect a lot from him this year. Plenty of posts from him this week, its good to have him back.
Just last night in LA, the 2010 BET Awards took place. KanYe simply killed the entrance to the show, opening up with his latest single; Power. Check out the video above.