The New York Times reports Rei Kawakubo is looking to open a DSM New York as the designer recently came to Manhattan to scope out a few different locations. With the multibrand Comme-owned stores already calling London and the Ginza district of Tokyo home, opening a space in New York is something a lot of folks have been anticipating. The New York DSM will be in an area where there are no other fashion stores in hopes of revamping the identity and culture of the area.
Romain-Gavras directs the third visual from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album — “No Church in the Wild”. The track features a guest appearance by Frank Ocean while the video was shot on the streets of Prague just last month.
Miami-based Del Toro has been delivering Italian-made footwear for quite sometime now and their rapidly increasing clientele list is a testament to the brand’s dedication to quality and modern, wearable design. Among the fan base is Brooklyn’s very own Theophilus London, one of the city’s most gifted and stylistic rappers to date. The two recently teamed up to craft a black velvet slipper that’s infused with some fine detailings. Note the embroidered rose crest as well as the golden stars on the side and a red LVRS heel tab to signal London’s own fashion brand. Look for these to be available in a very limited run for $350 through Five Story NYC in July.
Kanye West’s second run with Nike in the form of the Air Yeezy II is set to release next month with details of the final colorway being recently unveiled. The Platinum colorway is shown here and features hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels that are fitted with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The reptilian inspired spikes on the back are molded to perfection and are complimented with a strap to offer greater symmetry and lock down. The AY II’s take much inspiration from the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and feature iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
The detailing on the Air Yeezy II’s is phenomenal with a fine mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon and soft nubuck. Other more subtle finishings include the hieroglyphic writing that spells out ‘YZY’ on a loop strap, as well as the obelisk shaped lace aglet screws, anaconda texture on the eyelets and the Roman numeral ‘II’ fitted leather lace toggle.
The Nike Air Yeezy II’s are set to release on June 9th in both the black and platinum colorways in very limited quantities.
BMW and Milan-based Zagato have teamed for this one-off beauty which is set to presented at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Under the hood, you’ll find a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that dishes out an impressive 400 ponies. It’s based on the current Z4 but features a more aggressive appeal and Zagato’s signature trademark double-bubble roof as well as a sliced-off rear. Other fine details include deep grooved side vents, the Z-filled grille, and an oversized Z found in silver below the side vents. There have been quiet rumblings of the possibility of the BMW Zagato Coupe being available in a limited run, but nothing’s been etched just yet.
Well, if blessing New York with an amazing pop-up of vintage watches a few months back wasn’t enough, our friends at HODINKEE have setup a similar offering for folks in the Bay area for this weekend. Mission-based retailer Taylor Stitch is playing host to the first ever West Coast HODINKEE pop-up store and we’ve got a preview of what to expect before making your way over to Valencia Street. Beyond all the timepieces, HODINKEE is bringing along some of the goods from their online shop which offers up Italian-made watch straps and pouches for your most valuable possessions.
The offerings will range from classics to cult watches like a vintage IWC Ingenieur and Omega Bullhead chrono, to a veritable British Military issued mono-pusher chrono from Lemania. We have really special collector’s pieces like an early Heuer Carrera Dato from 1967 with a black dial (try to find another one for sale right now), to one of the rarest vintage Rollies around – the Ref 1530 (an automatic watch in the case usually used for quartz – aka Rolex’s answer to the Royal Oak and their first watch with a sapphire crystal).
The show starts today and runs until Sunday evening, with daily hours being from 11am to 7pm. Taylor Stitch is located at 383 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. Scroll down to catch a glimpse of what to expect.
Bah Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby is due out at the end of 2012 and we’ve gotten a look at the first trailer. When Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild” is used for delivery, you know it’s sure to be one amazing flick. Case in point — Safe House where Denzel was shooting up a storm to the tune in the trailer. Though most folks will hold reservation to the novel by F. Scott Fitzergald on which the film is based, from the look of things, the movie should be one for the ages as well. It brings together a solid cast with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and even an international icon by the name of Amitabh Bachchan. Check out the trailer before. The Great Gatsby opens in theaters December 25th.
Last week, Jay-Z announced that he’d be putting together a multi-day music festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend and today “Phase 1″ of the lineup has been unveiled. The artists announced are: Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy (DJ set), The Knocks. The two-day event will cover three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. Budweiser and Live Nation are producing the performances, and a portion of the revenues will go to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Wednesday, May 23rd, via Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Tickets will be made available a day early on Tuesday, May 22 on Budweiser Facebook fan page.
After a four year hiatus from the big screen, 2012 will bring in the 23rd film of the James Bond franchise. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested in “SKYFALL” as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The flick’s trailer sees 007 jump from London to Shanghai. The film is slated for a November 9, 2012 release date.