KINGSHIP Summer 2016 – Los Angeles is never short of storytellers, but the journey of the immigrant family is one that is pervasive and compelling. KINGSHIP is a brand started from three brothers from the Inland Empire, born from Mexican heritage, and seeking an identity that blends their culture and love of Los Angeles. After a few years in branding and a successful brick and mortar store in Los Angeles, KINGSHIP has launched. The summer collection takes vintage graphics and Hollywood legends to deliver a striking debut.
Volcom Merry Kaw Boardshorts – When it comes to Independence-themed shorts you can go loud and proud, or something a little more subtle that will work all-year round. Volcom takes the road less traveled to deliver a July 4th-themed pair of boardshorts that pays a quiet homage to our great nation. The Merry Kaw has a vintage-inspired military print with stars and stripes made from recycled polyester. An Old Glory patch and Volcom branding is used on the rear left leg to subtly commemorate the collection. Look for the Merry Kaw to be available in black and olive.
Anti Social Social Club x BEAMS – It’s safe to say that with a few small releases, Anti Social Social Club has cracked into the upper echelon of streetwear. The cult Los Angeles-based brand has now teamed up with BEAMS in Japan to release an exclusive glow-in-the-dark collection. Across the original logo hoodie, T-shirt, and canvas dad hat are logos that use Black Lit material to glow when the lights are turned off. The small collection kicks off next week, June 26, with a special one-day pop-up shop where Neek will be in attendance.
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New Balance 999 Deconstructed – New Balance celebrates twenty years of their 999 through the original colorway updated with innovative textiles. This 20th anniversary edition skips the suede and nubuck in favor of layered mesh uppers to improve the breathability of the runner along with reducing the weight. A bit of suede is still represented on the heel tab and REVLITE provides the cushioning and support. The re-engineered version of the classic 999 will hit stores next month starting July 1.
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UNDERCOVER x Beats by Dre – Powerbeats 2 are arguably some of the best wireless in-ear headphones on the market, and this prestige is further explored through an exclusive project with June Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER. The experimental Japanese brand is known for their color, and this edition sports an odd combination of light blue, muted orange, grey, and beige. These custom headphones for UNDERCOVER are set to drop in mid-July at Apple, Lane Crawford, and SILLYTHING in Hong Kong for $2,198 HKD (approximately $283 USD).
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BAPE x Disney – A Bathing Ape is known for working with just about anyone under the sun, but they managed to score an impressive chance to work with Disney this summer. For this exclusive project, BAPE managed to snag Mickey Mouse and uses the famous rodent across a series of monochromatic T-shirts. In addition to the Mickey specific graphic BAPE will be re-appropriating their famous 1st Camouflage with likenesses of the mouse. Look for the collection to drop tomorrow, June 18.
Babylon LA Summer 2016 – Babylon LA continues to be one of the most forward-thinking streetwear brands on the market. Being just out of Hollywood allows the brand to have a constant pulse on youth and music culture. This knowledge means a blend of vintage graphics with contemporary themes, and the result is another strong collection of graphic T-shirts. The small summer collection is on stockist shelves now, with Babylon LA’s online shop being another shopping option.
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adidas Andrew Wiggins Crazy Explosive – The Minnesota Timberwolves may be the worse team in the NBA, but they have a franchise star in Andrew Wiggins. The 6 foot 8 swingman has an impactful inside and outside game that is being explored by adidas in the Crazy Explosive. Using a Primeknit upper the basketball sneaker is a high-cut above the ankle and comes with an array of images that stretch from homages of Wiggins’ Canadian root to tribal colors.