Futura for Motorola – The Moto X Pure may lack the luster of the Samsung S7 or the glam of an iPhone, but it does have Futura up its sleeve. The legendary graffiti artist has been tapped to customize 30 flagship Motorola smartphones. Each one is hand painted by Futura and will feature his signature handstyle across the back. The phones are only available through Stefan’s Head and can be pre-ordered via text 646-759-0904.
Source: Stefan’s Head
Kanye West for Kobe Bryant – The long-sleeve shirts are long gone, but it’s still worth mentioning because a Chicago dude just referred to Kobe Bryant as the “Greatest of All Time.” Kanye West takes his The Life of Pablo fan merchandise and flips it to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant. Appearing in a classic Laker purple and gold, the T-shirt mentions Kobe across the front, and pays homage across the back. Thank you, Kobe Bryant.
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BAPE x Dragon Ball – It’s about to get real for you Otaku folks because A Bathing Ape (BAPE) finally reveals their plans for Dragon Ball. It looks like Goku and the clan are all in the mix, and sharing real estate with Baby Milo. The collection a nice follow-up to the collaboration last year and is filled with graphic short-sleeve T-shirts along with athletic hoodies and a couple of tote bags. The small capsule collection drops next Saturday, April 23.
Marcelo Burlon for G-Shock – Geometric embellishments are no longer limited to just T-shirts as G-Shock gives Marcelo Burlon an opportunity to design their own watch. The Milan-based designer takes his graphics and apples them across the GA-100. The monochromatic print is inspired by snakeskin and graces the GA-100s case along with the rubber strap. The timepiece will arrive in its own special tin can and is set to release worldwide on June 1.
Source: Marcelo Burlon
adidas Y-3 Sports Backpack – Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 line is more than just sneakers, and he proves their is appeal with his accessories with the Sports Backpack. The daypack looks like its straight out of a manga with a technical fit that is sculptured to fit over the body. The backpack is fitted with ClimaCool technology, perforation for ventilation, and a reflective finish for increased visibility for those night runs. The Sports Backpack is available now for $410 at select Y-3 retailers.
Iron and Resin x Danner – Southern California’s beautiful weather and landscape make it the perfect home for Iron and Resin’s outdoor surf aesthetic. This Spring Iron and Resin head north toward the Pacific Northwest to create a collaborative hiking boot. The SoCal-brand elects the Tramline and outfits the chukka-style boot with brown suede uppers with blue waxed canvas collar. The soles are from Vibram and have a stitch-down construction to make the boots resoleable.
Hasselblad H6 – Ever wonder what kind of camera you need to print a billboard? A full-frame DSLR is not enough, and for nearly a century the company trusted for massive detail has been Hasselblad. The latest H6 arrives with a 50-megapixel sensor and has pinpoint auto-focus tracking that is able to lock on to something as small as a subject’s eye and allow the photographer to adjust composition. Other features include a touch screen and 4K video recording, and for another 6k, you can get the H6 with a 100-megapixel sensor.
ASICS x Publish – After a quick teaser of the ASICS project with Publish, we now receive a few view of the joint partnership. The two brands re-ignite the familiar Colorado Eight-Fivesilhouette with Publish choosing to give the classic runner a Chukka silhouette a deconstructed aesthetic and slight perforation. Co-branding is kept to a minimum to give the runners a premium look and feel. Look for the Colorado Eight-Five between Publish and ASICS to arrive in two colorways with a retail of $120.