For those that slept hard and missed out on the festivities for the BAIT x Fila launch party for the The ’96 “Next Chapter” over the weekend, you can surely live vicariously through our coverage of the event. For starters, BAIT Los Angeles definitely knows how to throw a function by getting Hennessy involved and letting them slang the tastiest of libations made from everybody’s favorite cognac. What’s more, DJ Double J had the best tunes on smash and had all attendeses vibing out throughout the affair. I mean, just imagining ourselves enjoying some Hennessy ginger, berry and citrus cocktails all over again while taking in all the dope visuals and sounds at BAIT is a memory that we definitely can’t get mad at. Hit the jump to get in on all the fun. Read more
Thanks to a crucial collabo between Fila and Los Angeles streetwear boutique, Bait, “The 96″ (AKA The Grant Hills) has next-leveled itself into something that’s more of a refined and premium form – the rich “Filabuck” upper, red leather lining, icy red rubber soles, perforated panels and a leather velcro heel strap with tonal debossed BAIT logos will tell you that. This collaboration was dubbed “The Next Chapter”, in homage to Grant Hill’s post-NBA career. Now to up the level some more, the exclusivity of these kicks are limited to the three BAIT locations in LA. You can’t even find these joints on Fila.com! Hit the jump to find out how you can roboCOP them tomorrow, July 26th. Read more
An epic night of breaking battles is about to go down on August 15th at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, hosted by Sway Calloway. Red Bull has released a new teaser to promote the world’s most prestigious one-on-one b-boy competition, giving us a taste of what we can anticipate to see in Vegas this August. Packed with freezes, footwork and top rocking (you can’t forget the top rocking), the Red Bull BC One North America Final is something all you b-boys and girls won’t want to miss. Read more
A year after my senior year in high school I deejayed this one house party for an acquaintance of mine. Acquaintance for the fact that back in high school, she just happened to know me from sharing a few classes with her, yet too cool enough to not want to get to know me any better past that. Cheerleader, popular, pretty – you know the deal. The function was hardly worth mentioning, though, put together in what seemed to be a matter of minutes by her popular girl friends and her wanna-be “homeboys” just dripping in Roc-A-Wear and Sean John. These were a group of kids that didn’t know much about anything which of course, was one of the major reasons they brought me out and paid me too much. Blame it on the sheltered suburban lifestyle or point the finger at the sheer ignorance to what lay beyond it – take your pick. Read more
PUBLIC SCHOOL NEW YORK is the thread that sews streetwear and luxury fashion together. Capturing the quintessence of The Big Apple, over the past few years designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have won the hearts of the most established names in the fashion industry. From working side-by-side at Sean John to founding PUBLIC SCHOOL in 2008, Chow and Osborne’s low-profile collaborative success was first recognized in 2010 by the Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA) to be a part of the inaugural business development program. In 2013, PUBLIC SCHOOL won the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, only to win the CFDA VOGUE Fashion Fund Award a few months later. But besides winning over the high-brow fashion crowd, PUBLIC SCHOOL NYC’s street sensibilities are what created the buzz and unique appeal around the brand, setting itself up to be the torch-bearers for the burgeoning trend of blurring the lines between traditional streetwear and established high fashion. Read more
We saw plenty of fresh and outstanding new gear out of some up-and-coming brands at the recent Venue trade show in Downtown Los Angeles. One example of such can be seen in the very unique and extremely fresh graphic tees above, coming straight from Hometown Kings. Besides these prime samples of dope gear we spotted, you can hit the jump to check out more of what we thought were the cream of the crop at Venue trade show. Read more
Sonos Studio brings us yet another treat of audio-visual goodies. July 17, 2014 was the opening of a new exhibition called, ALGO-RHYTHMS. This exhibition explores the unique experience of art that is created when technology meets music and sound. It explores the ways in which software has created an evolution in music listening.