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June 2018

Kim Jones Brings In KAWS For His Debut Dior Homme Collection

Earlier we wrote about Kim Jones replacing Kris Van Assche at the helm of Dior Homme. Well now we have the first collection under the direction of Kim Jones, and it’s made a very pink splash. This first endeavor from the Dior Homme artistic director is painted in bright, bold colors—some of which can be credited to artist and designer KAWS (also sometimes known as Brian Donnelly).

The centerpiece of the debut show is the 10-meter high sculpture dominating the picture above—KAWS created a new character called BFF in his signature style but dressed up in a classic Dior suit and holding a Miss Dior perfume in his left hand on top of an effigy of his dog Bobby. There’s a lot going on there. KAWS also created his own version of Hedi Slimane’s Dior Bee, giving a more cartoonish look to the iconic design.

While this new direction for Dior Homme is definitely a departure from its roots, it still manages to retain that classic Dior love of structured fits and refined sensibility. The new pastel palette of SS19 is a welcome change from the black and red looks of SS18, and the floral and sheer elements give the collection a sense of lightness. There’s a little bit of streetwear edging in, but it’s still tastefully done.

And did we mention his opening model was Prince Nikolai of Denmark? Talk about star power.


Tanner Goods Releases New “Washed Black” Collection

This new limited collection features a 14oz. mill-washed waxed canvas from Halley Stevensons. Established in 1864, Halley Stevensons are waxed cotton fabric manufacturers and specialists in weatherproofing canvas. We’re big fans of waxed canvas — it’s a hard-wearing, nearly waterproof material that looks good on just about anything you use it for. This new murdered-out fabric has been applied to Tanner Goods’ Voyager Daypack, Wilderness Rucksack, Nomad Duffle, and Drifter Dopp Kit. Tonal matte black hardware and vegetable-tanned leather straps round out the features, and they’re nicely understated, letting the fabric do most of the talking. These would be great for day-to-day use, a short vacation, or even for a serious outdoor camping trip.

The entire collection is available now on the Tanner Goods website.


Air Jordan 3 Retro “Bordeaux” Get Release Date And Official Pics

Ladies, if you like the 3’s, you’re going to want to take a close look at these. Most retro Jordan releases are targeted toward men, so it’s high time sneakerhead girls get some love. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Bordeaux” comes fully suited in burgundy nubuck with leather overlays, all on top of a clean white sole. The metal jumpman logos on the tongues are also finished in the same burgundy color. We’d be calling these a must-cop even for guys if these came out in mens sizes.

The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Bordeaux” will drop on September 21st for $180. Look for them at selected Jordan brand retailers.


Adidas Skateboarding is Releasing a Multicolor Primeknit 3ST.002

The 3ST line is the brainchild of adidas Skateboarding’s “open source workshop design approach.” They utilize the special TORSION support system for maximal stability and flexibility; breathable, suede-reinforced knit sock uppers; adiTuff technology to guard against severe damage and promote extended durability; and a Geoflex and vulc outsole for optimal board support. This newest colorway of the 3ST.002 uses a semi-translucent mudguard to display the model’s dual-density TORSION system. The rest of the outsole has also been hit with the cloudy treatment, resulting an almost ethereal lightness to look of the the entire shoe.

 

Release dates and pricing haven’t yet been confirmed, but look for these soon on the adidas website and most other adidas Skateboarding stockists.

 


L’Oréal Paris Reveals New Les Chocolat Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

Chocaholics rejoice—L’Oreal is getting into the scented makeup game. This new foray is another rendition of its Les Chocolat line and consists of twelve Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We don’t have product shots of many of them, but we do have the names: Candy Man, Sweet Tooth, Box of Chocolates, Bitter Sweet, 70% Yum, Oh My Choc!, Ginger Bomb, Volupto Choco, Tasty Ruby, Truffa Mania, and Cacao Crush. They all sound positively delicious.

Currently the new flavors are only available on UK retailer Superdrug for £7.99 a pop, but look for them to be up on the L’Oreal Paris website soon.


Arc’teryx Veilance Shows Off Its SS19 Collection

Arc’teryx Veilance just revealed pictures of its upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 lineup. Known for being technically-driven yet luxurious, Veilance’s sleek and sophisticated silhouettes make their products just as wearable in the city as in the wilderness. The Canadian brand takes its research to the extreme when it comes to blending aesthetics and function, studying the relationship between movement, the garment, and the environment.

“As we were designing this collection, the question we kept asking ourselves is how do we make it so each piece can do more? Why must every item only serve a single purpose – ‘those shorts are just for running, that jacket is just for rain’ – why can’t each do everything, and look beautiful in the process?,” explained Taka Kasuga, Arc’teryx Veilance’s Director of Design.

We’re particularly interested in the GORE-TEX shake dry running jacket, which looks like a much more fashion-forward version of Arc’teryx’s mainline Norvan SL hoody.

 

The entire collection is scheduled to be released in February 2019. If you can’t wait, the current Spring/Summer collection is available on the Arc’teryx Veilance website now. They only ship to select locations in Northern America and Europe, but we can take it from there—we’ll ensure that your packages are delivered straight to your door from your U.S. or Europe My Shopping Box address.


8BitDo Announces the Teeny Tiny Zero 2 Controller

Revealed at E3 2018, the 8BitDo Zero 2 controller is designed to mimic the colors of the Game Boy Pocket from the 1990s, and it features a directional pad, four face buttons, “select” and “start” buttons, and even motion controls. This microscopic controller will use Bluetooth for connectivity and will supposedly work with the Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, and Android. That’s a lot of features in a pretty tiny package.

8BitDo hasn’t yet announced the cost or release date of the Zero 2. Which is a shame, because people have started clamoring for more details about where and when they can purchase them. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more, ourselves.

8BitDo products are available through their website, while new product announcements and release dates will show up on their Facebook page.


Adidas Releases Glitch 2.0 Pack for the World Cup

With the World Cup just days away there’s no better time to hype up football fans with a new set of sick boots to kick around in. The Adidas Glitch 2 Russia 2018 pack is split between two themes: two skins inspired by Russia and three skins for the three Adidas Glitch countries: England, France, and Germany. Adidas has also decided to give the Glitch football boot a general update—both parts of the modular Glitch boot, both inner shoe and skin, have undergone several changes. The inner shoe has been improved in order to allow greater ease of getting in and out of the boot. Additionally, fit and snugness has been improved with a new Techfit cage construction.

The Adidas Glitch 2 World Cup skins will be available to buy on the Glitch app soon.


Crayola is Launching a Makeup Line

Crayola has launched a new line alongside ASOS called Crayola Beauty. The line features 58 different items, including 95 shades of Face Crayon with some seriously nostalgic colors for Crayola lovers: pine green, periwinkle, turquoise, and many more.

The collection includes face crayons, color-changing lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, colored mascara and a makeup brush kit. Our personal favorite: the pencil case set. Additionally, these are vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics, and can be used on your eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Regarding this new collaboration, ASOS says, “At ASOS its our mission to empower 20-somethings to confidently be themselves, however they choose to do so—so we’re super-excited that Crayola has launched a make-up range full of colour and inspired by the brand’s true spirit of self-expression and personal creativity.”

The line is currently only available through ASOS. Prices range from $14.50 for a Face Crayon to $40.00 for a Makeup Brush and Pencil Case Set. That’s not so bad to bring out the little kid in you once again.