Pharrell Williams has been one Adidas’ favorite collaborators over the last couple years and while it may not be as popular as the NMD Hu, the Solar Hu Glide is one his best creations. There have been a few colorways the shoe to release over the last year or so and now, Adidas is looking to up the ante. The shoe looks a bit like an UltraBoost and with the Boost midsole, it is both comfortable and fashionable. The brand with three stripes is now trying to appeal to flashier consumers with this colorful pack that includes four new colorways.
This pack will include a red, yellow, purple, and blue model which all seem pretty flashy at first glance. If you’re trying to stand out while walking down the street, this is definitely the shoe for you. You’ll probably have to get creative with your outfit if you want to pull these f but they’re still a great pick up regardless.
According to the Blast, Abloh is being sued by a New York-based company called OFFWHITE, who allege that Abloh stole their name. The company was founded in the late 90s and describe themselves as a company who “provides wholistic creative solutions to creators new goods and services integrating innovative marketing, advertising, and other business approaches to product and brand development.” Abloh created Off-White in 2012 and according to OFFWHITE, the designer has been violating their trademarks.
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The company has decided to resort to a lawsuit because Abloh allegedly ignored various cease and desists. According to the report, Abloh allegedly filed his own trademarks to try and shut the company up. As right now, OFFWHITE is seeking an unknown amount damages and every single prit Abloh has made while using the Off-White name. They also want Abloh to change the company’s name entirely.
This is definitely a sticky situation for both companies so stay tuned for updates on this lawsuit.
Supreme is a highly sought-after brand, which over the year, has cultivated a cult-like following from teens all over the world who are attracted by the thought being able to sport hard-to-get looks. As you know, Supreme pieces are quite the bank breakers, and on top that, the brand is known to keep their products scarce, adding to the element exclusivity for those who are able to get their hands on some their pieces. But now, an Italian businessman has come forward to flood the market with T-shirts and hoodies which bear the iconic, bright red-and-white Supreme logo, and has even named his counterfeit brand Supreme Italia.
Michele di Pierro started the rogue version the brand in Europe, and has since filed trademarks for variations the Supreme logo in dozens countries as 2015, forcing the U.S. company to enter into a legal battle with him in court. After opening up its second store in Shanghai earlier this year and losing its trademark registrations in China, di Pierro, finally speaks up about his controversial brand. He sits down with The Wall Street Journal, to explain that he sees nothing wrong with the practices him and his brand. “Our success is not based on the box logo. It’s the quality.” He continues his justification by detailing how Supreme Italia is actually just trying to make fashion more accessible to young people by selling more affordable variations, and using lightweight fabrics. Supreme founder James Jebbia doesn’t seem to think this justification is enough though, and has described Supreme Italia’s behavior as “a whole new level with this criminal enterprise” and has labeled it a “counterfeit organization.”
Throughout the interview, di Pierro also alleges that he was completely unaware that Supreme even existed before starting his venture. “When I filed for registration in Italy, I did it in good faith. I didn’t know it even existed. It wasn’t popular in Italy. There wasn’t even a store.” Documents obtained by the WSJ however, reveal that di Pierro was previously convicted fraud when his prior sportswear business went bankrupt, meaning this is not the first time the Businessman dabbles in such risky operations.
Coco Gauff has been an incredible story in tennis this past week as she became the youngest woman to qualify for Wimbledon. At just 15 years old, Gauff was forced to play her childhood idol, Venus Williams in the first round and she actually won in a tantalizing fashion. In the second round, Gauff got to play against Magdalena Rybarikova where she was able to pull f a second straight win.
Today, Gauff took on Polona Hercog and was on the brink elimination twice. Gauff lost the first set and in the second frame, she was down 5-2 and 5-3 but was able to hit some clutch shots in order to come back and eventually win the set. From there, Gauff worked her magic in the third and final set, pulling f the improbable win.
Gauff’s rise to stardom is an unlikely one considering she is just 15 years old and has very little experience playing on grass courts. Regardless, she has been the biggest story the entire tournament and is waiting to find out who she will play in the Round 16 which is slated to start next week.
The tennis prodigy has had her parents cheering her on every step the way and it’s been quite beautiful to watch. Time will tell whether or not she can up her game and defeat some the ranked players in the tournament.
AL.comhas reported the bizarre and upsetting news 27-year-old Marshae Jones, who has been indicted for the death her unborn child after she was shot in the stomach back in 2018, in Pleasant Grove. According to the article, authorities are claiming that the mother is the one who initiated the fight that led to the gunshots.
On Wednesday, Marshae was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge and was taken into custody as a result. Though the police initially charged the actual shooter, 23-year-old Ebony Jemison, with manslaughter, the charge against Jemison was eventually dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her. “The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” Luitenant Danny Reid, Pleasant Grove police, said back when the shooting happened. “It was the mother the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death her own unborn baby.”
The police are alleging that, based on their investigation, Ebony was simply acting in self-defense when she caused the death Marshae’s unborn baby. “Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here,’’ Lt. Reid said. “She had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.” He went on to add that the 5-month fetus was “dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations,” he added. Marshae will be held at the Jefferson County Jail on $50,000 bond.
I meaaan, as it’s been eloquently put by Twitter user @RachelleFM: “this is some straight up bullsh*t.” It’s looking like this, paired with Alabama’s abortion ban, is sending the state back way too many years than they should be venturing, on some good ol’ fashioned misogyny ish. Sound f.
Another day, another Kardashian-Jenner controversy. Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian West announced her latest fashion venture: a “solutionwear” brand that’s said to be a more attractive and creative take on shapewear. She calls the company Kimono, an obvious play on her name, but she was quickly called out for both cultural appropriation and cultural insensitivity. Also, some were fended because traditional kimonos are not ten associated with lingerie.
In a statement to The New York Times, Kim says that the name is “a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment” and she doesn’t intend “to design or release any garments that would in any way resemble or dishonor the traditional garment.” Although she recognizes there is pushback regarding Kimono, she also stated she doesn’t plan on changing the company’s name.
“My solutionwear brand is built with inclusivity and diversity at its core and I’m incredibly proud what’s to come,” she stated. “Filing a trademark is a source identifier that will allow me to use the word for my shapewear and intimates line but does not preclude or restrict anyone, in this instance, from making kimonos or using the word kimono in reference to the traditional garment.” She’s also said, “I understand and have deep respect for the significance the kimono in Japanese culture.”
The first trailer to the new and upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot has surfaced at last. This would be yet another cinematic effort as relaunching the once very successful television show which starred Farah Fawcett along with the famed series movies linked to a first reboot in 2003 which originally starred Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore. This time around, however, we are looking at a new and updated take on the film with a fresh new cast: Kirsten Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. The trio will take over the role former angels and defeat the evil forces the best way they know how: by kicking a**. We also have a female Bosley this time which is interesting. The film is directed by Elizabeth Banks who has been attached to the project since it was initially announced in 2015. Moreover, she also served as a writer for the script in the pre-production stage.
The trailer also features a brand new song by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey. The collaboration between these artists was recorded in a fashion wherein each singer took on the role three, different angels. It currently has not been shared when or where the song will stream, but the teaser keeps up excited to see what’s next.
On Sunday night, the Kardashians aired the first their dramatic 2-part finale KUWTK, where Khloe finds out about Tristan hooking up with Jordyn Woods. Immediately following the show, Jordyn decided to capitalize f the attention by taking to her IG to announce her new partnership with fashion company, Boohoo.
She captioned a promotional video with “Something exciting is coming… 👀” while sharing her in what is believed to be a new dress for the line. Of course, fans flooded the comments section Woods’ post with support. “Living f kylie where??????? Stay in your bag sis!!” one person exclaimed, while another wrote, “That’s right! Build your OWN brand sis! There is a legacy with YOUR name on it! No more standing in the shadow anyone!”
The line, which reportedly is a 60-piece collection, includes a range colorful blazers, chic jumpsuits, matching two-piece sets, and high-slit dresses. The collection ranges in sizes 2 to 26 and retails for $15 to $60. It will be dropping tomorrow, Wednesday (June 26) too.
This line marks Woods’ second collaboration with Boohoo. In 2016, she launched a size-inclusive collection that included a mix apparel, from dresses to denim to outerwear, in sizes 2 to 22.
Check out the promo clip (below) and look for the line to drop in full on Wednesday.
Supreme has been a leader in streetwear fashion since 1994 and has enjoyed the peak its success over the last few years. Regardless how you feel about the brand, there is no denying its influence and just how big it has become. One the biggest keys to the brand’s takeover the industry is its various collaborations with other brands and even artists. As we approach the end the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, it appears as though Supreme is about to embark on a partnership with legendary reggae artist, Buju Banton.
When Supreme does these types collabs, they usually culminate in t-shirts and apparel with the artists face on them, so that’s what consumers should expect for now. According to Hypebeast, Supreme hasn’t revealed what any the pieces will look like and there is no release date either. There will be another Supreme drop this Thursday so perhaps more information will be revealed ahead June 27th.
In the meantime, stay tuned for updates regarding this collaboration as we will be sure to bring them to you.
Cam Newton is a former NFL MVP with millions dollars and quite a bit clout. He’s become known for his sense fashion just as much as his play on the football field. While the NFL season is in hiatus due to the Summer break, Newton is getting some traveling done. The 6’5 athlete decided to take a trip across the pond to Paris. While boarding his flight back to the US, Newton realized he made a fatal error. He booked a regular seat, which would confine him to a pretty small space for a 10+ hour flight. Not very comfortable for a man his size. Confronted with a dilemma, Newton decided to bribe another passenger for their seat.
Most people would switch seats with a former league MVP for free, or possibly an autograph. The man Newton tried to bride was not “most people” though. A passenger caught a video Newton attempting to bribe a man for a seat swap, but the middle-aged male refused to give his seat up. Newton went as far as to fer $1,500 for the seat, but the gentleman still declined. There’s no telling why the passenger denied Newton, or why Cam decided on that outfit for the day. The clip ends with Newton begrudgingly taking his seat. So much for star power.
NBA superstar Anthony Davis recently reached an endorsement deal with Ruffles to be a creative partner for the brand, in which he will be given the opportunity to develop new products, including signature chip flavors.
In celebration their partnership, Davis collaborated with well-known sneaker customizer, The Shoe Surgeon, for a limited edition sneaker – the Ruffles Ridge Tops.
The sneaker collab takes shape in the form a Nike Dunk High, featuring a blue and orange color scheme as a nod to the original Ruffles bag, as well as several different laces that are inspired by the various chip flavors. The Ruffles Ridge Tops are also highlighted a ribbed ankle collar and a “Shoetrition Facts” tag on the inside the tongue.
Consumers who purchase a bag Ruffles from June 24 to August 4 will have a chance to win several fashion and sports items, including the grand prize – a pair Ruffles Ridge Tops.
Adrian Wojnarowski is one the most respected NBA insiders in the business and while working for ESPN, the reporter has been able to break multiple trades and signings. Perhaps the funniest thing Woj ever did was last year when journalists were told they couldn’t report on draft picks before they happened. One reporter didn’t respect this rule so Woj starting dropping bombs all over Twitter and did it in pretty subtle and hilarious fashion.
The NBA took notice Woj’s resourcefulness and now, it’s being reported that ESPN and the league are working out a deal to let Woj report on draft picks before they even happen, according to the New York Post.
This year’s draft will certainly be an interesting one as there are plenty rumors regarding potential trades including the league’s biggest stars. As for the picks themselves, Zion Williamson is expected to be the first overall pick and there will be a ton hype surrounding the other top 3 picks who will most likely be Ja Morant and RJ Barrett.
If you don’t plan on watching the draft tomorrow, following Woj on Twitter might be your best shot at getting all the relevant information before it even happens.
Virgil Abloh and Nike have been at the forefront the sneaker game the last couple years thanks to the Off-White x Nike collection. While the collection originally started with just ten shoes, both parties have decided to up their production and have come through with a plethora gorgeous designs. One the models that fans have been hoping would get the Off-White treatment is the Nike SB Dunk Low and thanks to some new posts on Abloh’s Instagram account, it appears as though it’s finally coming to fruition.
Based on the FL branding on the back heel, it is clear that this is a joint venture with Futura Laboratories, with the announcement coming in light Off-White’s upcoming Paris Fashion Week SS20 show. Virgil showed f two colorways the shoe including a black and orange model, as well as a UNC model that has the same feel as the Air Jordan 1 he helped create.
There is no pricing or release information for these just yet so stay tuned for details as we will be sure to bring them to you.
How are you feeling about this latest Off-White x Nike collab? Is it the best so far?
Nike has engaged in quite a few collaborations this year with one them involving the Jun Takahashi’s Undercover. The two brands have collaborated quite a bit in the past and their latest creation was the Undercover x Nike Daybreak which released in two colorways last week. Now, the two brands are back with two more colorways the shoe which will be coming out this Friday, June 21st.
The first colorway looks as though it is inspired by Christmas thanks to its green upper and white and red accents. When it comes to the Nike swoosh and the laces, those are red while the rest the shoe is green, black, and white. It’s definitely a wildcard colorway but if you’re into flashy sneakers, these are certainly a great cop.
Meanwhile, the second model the shoe has an all-black upper, including the Nike swoosh, while the midsole is sail. Each sneaker will have the Undercover “U” logo on the back which ass a sense branding.
Vetement’sFall/Winter 2019 collection is following a theme digital dystopia. After releasing an Internet-inspired multi-patch error Dad hat, the Parisian design house has returned with yet another playful piece – a hoodie with prints The Pirate Bay.
Founded in 2003 by a Swedish think tank, Piratbyrån, the Pirate Bay was famously one the biggest (if not, THE biggest) hubs for torrenting digital content and entertainment. Though it once went pretty undetected, in more modern times, the site has sparked much controversy on copyright laws, facing numerous shutdowns and web address changes. It has since evolved into a platform for political initiatives, establishing itself (ironically) as an icon the anti-copyright movement.
Outlines The Pirate Bay logo are placed over the front the hoodie, which comes in a muted shade smoky grey. The graphics come with the words “The Pirate Bay” and “Vetements Free Downloads” etched in Old English font, and at the back, a long list countries is conspicuously inscribed on, while tonal branding is embroidered at the hood.
The Vetements The Pirate Bay Hoodie is currently available, for $955 USD, on MATCHESFASHION.COM.