Spring product is beginning to drop and this Y-3 sneaker is one of our favorites thus far. The low-top design features tonal leather and rubber trimmings throughout and is finished off with a white rubber cap toe. The black cord lacing is modern and futuristic at the same time and really sets the shoe apart from the pack. The red cord loop detail at the heel worked well as a contrast.
BMW has officially unveiled the 2013 M6 Coupe and Cabriolet, fitting it with a twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 that dishes out 560 horsepower and 500 lb./ft. of torque. The performance numbers are stunning yet expected from the sports car. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is the same as the one in BMW’s M5 and helps the M6 go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds. The German automaker’s Active M Differential is also included in the vehicle and works with the DSC and the Dynamic Damper Controls. The carbon fiber roof and other fine details allow throughout the vehicle make this beauty a complete package if you will. No word on pricing just yet but we should see it hit salesrooms by June of this year.
Todd Snyder presented his Fall 2012 collection this week at New York Fashion Week. Entitled, “American in Paris”, the offerings are loosely inspired by Brassai’s louche photographic visions of Paris de nuit. Included in the lineup are tailored topcoats and a ton of more military-inspired pieces such as sulfur-dyed cargos, black indigo office sweaters, and oiled moleskin pea coats. Looks at the entire collection below.
Whitney Houston, the Queen of pop, has passed away at the age of 48. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown. Words can’t describe the impact she had on music and it’s really saddening to hear this news. She touched a lot of artists and this influence will surely continue. She sold 55 million records in the United States alone but she was recognized around the globe.
RIP Whitney Houston, August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012
Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped the official video for “Ni**as in Paris,” the most infamous track off their Watch The Throne album which released last year. The video blends footage from their concert tour with a scripted performance and captures the essence of the shows quite vividly. This is dropping just days after Jay put on another memorable concert, this time in the form of a two-show stint at Carnegie Hall. 2012 is looking as promising as 2011 actually was for S dot.
Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen presented their Fall 2012 collection during this week’s New York Fashion Week, once again delivering staple items with some really amazing detailing. Look for outstanding outerwear alongside suiting in warm fabrics. The color palette is strong as well with neutral colors dominating and a few shots of color throughout to give the collection some edge.
New York Fashion Week has been quite exceptional thus far and Native Son continues with the presentation of their Fall 2012 collection. Fall/Winter 2012 marks the first of a four season collaboration with North Carolina based Raleigh Denim. The goal is to develop product that values American culture and pays homage to the old manufacturing techniques of the late 1800s. Native Son’s offerings as a whole take inspiration from this ethos with well-made product that’s both modern and versatile. Most of the pieces are neutral and subdued but there are shots of brown that really stand out.
For those not familiar, Edition29 ARCHITECTURE is a visually invigorating magazine made exclusively for tablets (iPad and Android/Kindle Fire) that focuses on showcasing the new generation of modernist architects and their creations through cinematic photographic storytelling. Each issue contains over 150+ pages of full screen photographs, audio commentaries, video, text and pages that are in motion. The magazine is now on its eighth issue and features some really rich content. The video below gives us a preview of the issue, running through some great highlights of the 150 pages in 30 seconds. Grab the iPad app here (iTunes link).
Maison Margiela delivers a new take on one of their most classic styles for Spring 2012, giving us this low top canvas sneaker with a large scale pixel square print. Laces are optional as the original shoe tongue concept uses elastics at the sides to keep the foot in place. White stitching at the heel and a few other fine details make this Italian-made sneaker one of the finest we’ve seen for the upcoming spring season.
Palladium, most recently known for their highly successful partnership with Pharrell, have added another powerful relationship, this time teaming up with designer Richard Chai for a capsule collection for Fall 2012. The collection was unveiled at Chai’s F/W ’12 runway show this week at New York Fashion Week. The styles blend the authentic heritage of Palladium with Richard’s modern take on menswear, giving us pieces that are impeccably designed and are authentic as well.