Jordan has once again premiered some all new dopeness, and it goes by the fitting name “Shine”. What looks to be the love-child of the Jordan 1 and the Inneva Woven, the Shine Has a woven upper that, at the toe and heel, morphs into some serious leather. The monochromatic black and Red October colorways go from tongue to sole, making these a bold statement in either colorway. We’ll be sure to keep you updated about he supposed Barney’s release as more info trickles in.
About a week ago BANKS shared with us the teaser to her Shlohmo-produced single "Brain" so as expected we have the visual translation on hand today. Matching the haunting eeriness of the track, the video has taken to a black and white aesthetic with shimmers of electric pink making its appearance throughout. BANKS can be seen performing the track in various scenes as she's worked in between kaleidoscopic graphics. Watch the dynamic visuals above and if you like what you hear you can pick up a copy of "Brain" here.
The Air Jordan 1 KO “Rivalry Pack” will release on Saturday, March 15th for $300. The only retailer we’ve seen so far that’s confirming their arrival this weekend is Foot Locker, who will have raffle for the chance to purchase the box set starting today and running till tomorrow. The Saturday release date for these NCAA flavored colorways certainly makes sense given that Selection Sunday for March Madness will also happen this weekend. Continue reading to see this box set of Air Jordan 1 KOs then head to Foot Locker for the full release info.
After having released the ASICS Gel Lyte V “Volcano” late last year, Ronnie Fieg has released the first proper image of the upcoming Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte V “Cove”. A refreshing version of the ASICS Gel Lyte V, the sneaker comes in a clean tonal aqua version, sitting on a clean white outer sole. The perfect sneaker for the coming summer months. We will of course keep you posted on the release.
It is common practice for high fashion and sportswear to take influence from each other, yet it is rare for sneaker models to be turned into dress shoes. CONVERSE is definitely not afraid to try fresh ideas, and these Jack Purcell Dress Leather shoes are certainly breaking new grounds for the athletic company. The basic silhouette of the Jack Purcell sneakers are translated onto a narrower last, retaining its trademark toe cap design. Even though its iconic ‘smile’ was stripped from the toe section, it is still easily recognizable as a Jack Purcell. CONVERSE Japan will be launching these shoes soon, but there are no words on worldwide release just yet.
Jacques ‘Kustoo‘ Slade recently sat down with Kobe Bryant to talk about his return to the NBA after his Knee Injury, Kobe’s thoughts on the Kobe 9 Elite and his Retro Prelude collection. Check out the interview below and let us know if you’re waiting for Kobe to return!
In the third installment of these sneak previews here on the mph blog, artist Kelly Denato talks about the visual language she’s developed in the work for Sweet Nothings, opening this Friday, March 14 at mph!
In your work, I often see roses, ribbon like objects, and spindly digits poking through orifices. Please give us an idea of what these images or any other reoccurring imagery represents in your art.
I do have a visual language that I use to express themes in my work and it grows and expands every time I create something new. There is no definitive “key” or “legend” for the symbols the language contains, and the things they represent can change and evolve depending on the theme of the piece or the series they are being used in. I often have open, closed, or empty, eyes and mouths that are either oozing, steaming, weeping or being poked at – mouths and eyes are tools we use to express and to connect to others. I like to think of these visuals as examples of how frustrating and ineffective that communication can be. The ribbons in my work have represented blood, sweat, tears, breath, etc. The spindly digits or “tubes” in my work have been representative of connections and longing. The thought behind the paper roses for this particular batch of paintings and drawings in “Sweet Nothings” are being used as symbols of falseness, fragility, and the idea of being a lovely and intricate impostor. The globular clusters that have seeped into this series, are representative of similar objects as the ribbons, but they also represent things like dew, crusty excretions, vomit, plants, bodily growths. I visualize them as this sugary, saccharine, sap-like accumulation. They ooze. I think of all of these bits of imagery as characters and try not to confine them to a singular meaning, this way they can be less limited and take on other roles on other stages.
“Turn My Insides Out”
See the above pieces and way more of Kelly’s amazing work this Friday at the opening of Sweet Nothings!
With only 250 pairs produced for worldwide release, this ZX Flux from adidas Originals would probably sell out fast. We have already seen variety of ZX Flux releases this year, ranging from the multi-colored Photo Print pack to the stylish Black Elements pack. Dressed up in dark violet uppers with white and black details, it evokes a retro runner aesthetic without being too outdated. On the performance side of things, these shoes are equipped with Torsion system to provide utmost support and cushioning for the wearer. This model will be allocated to key adidas Consortium, including Sneakersnstuff in Stockholm, who will be launching these kicks officially on Friday, March 14 in their retail store and online shop.
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B&O PLAY introduces a sleek white version of their popular Beolit 12 speaker system. Designed to be used with iPhones, iPods and various other audio devices, the Beolit 12 provides a docking station for your device, in addition to the possibility of using multiple speakers in one room to create an even more superior sound system. The clean new colorway complements the integrated Airplay technology, allowing you to stream music wirelessly from your audio devices, and the unique Beolit Setup App lets you set up your Beolit 12 directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can purchase the speakers now from various B&O retailers, as well as via their online store.