Fashion, Streetwear

BUSCEMI Launches First-Time Collaboration with Paris Boutique colette

Ultra-luxe shoe brand, BUSCEMI, linked with like-feathered high-end retail spot, colette, to present a  special limited-edition sneaker for Spring/Summer 2016. How limited you ask? Try a scant 24 pairs worldwide. The collaborative pairing has produced an effort that still champions the expressive values of streetwear, without sacrificing the luxurious quality that both brands do so masterfully. “The […]

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Emcee

Peace, Peace, Peace: Mos Def’s Greatest Joints

In a shocking turn of events last night, Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, announced his retirement from the  entertainment industry. Bowing out of the spotlight by way of an audio recording that mostly addressed his recent legal situation in South Africa on kanyewest.com, the man many have to come to know over the years as […]

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Fashion, Streetwear

Black Out with the Upcoming Stampd x PUMA Blaze of Glory

Stampd and PUMA already have established a chemistry with their collaborations that produce nothing but top notch products. In this connection’s latest go-around, they continue to consistently impress with their take on the sleek Blaze of Glory model. At a glance you see a murdered out pair of your next go-to’s in your rotation. But look closer […]

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DJ, Lifestyle

DJ Khaled’s Keys To Success Underline an Immigrant’s Underdog Story

For DJ Khaled, the height of accomplishment that he’s currently living in these days is rare air to breathe. Through the canvas of Snapchat, Khaled’s painted a masterpiece detailing an addicting scene of one’s motivational trip to outright success – something no current icon of culture has managed to do yet on the social platform. Thanks to his mastery […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

The Freshest Class 2016: Good Posture

  Picture yourself being inspired by a mood board filled with character, quality, taste, and liveliness. The curation is key, yet what’s presented is up to your own imagination and interpretation. This concept is the driving force behind Good Posture, a brand who’s evident characteristics are what have become the main draw for many of […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

The Freshest Class 2016: BLC

BLC has navigated their way through the suddenly crowded landscape of luxe basics with a product that’s at once subtly modern and classically refined. Such a fine balance is a challenge to do, but with BLC, they’ve nailed it by superb presentation of their staple pieces. The brand’s striking design is tempered with a clean […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

The Freshest Class 2016: The Goods

Form and function. Those are the two words that epitomize The Goods’ products as they aim to grab the attention of the modern consumer’s now elevated tastes. With expertly designed and crafted leather and home goods, accessories and consumer electronics, the Los Angeles startup caught our eye enough to earn themselves a spot on this […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: Mack Wilds – Love in the 90z

Michael from The Wire is on to some buzz worthy projects as of late – better known as r&b singer Mack Wilds, he can be seen in Adele’s latest music video for her hit, “Hello,” and also on VH1’s The Breaks. Drawing inspiration from his time filming The Breaks, Mack presents us with a nostalgic trip […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle, Media

David Bowie, the Improbable Hip-Hop Idol

David Bowie’s passing has brought about a more pronounced and defining kind of Monday blues for everyone who appreciated the musical icon’s unparalleled brand of habitual line-blurring and transcending talent. Living a life that drew on the most extreme boundaries of art and creativity, it’s no wonder that Bowie’s legacy is followed by an outpouring […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook

Shuren Projects Presents Their Noragi Lookbook for 2016 – Days of Being Batu

Malaysian menswear brand, Shuren Projects, just debuted their noragi lookbook for 2016, entitled Days of Being Batu.  The visuals highlight the brand’s expertly crafted noragis, which look to be the next wave cresting in terms of wardrobe staples and statement pieces. Though noragis have been around for a few seasons now, its popularity has been steadily rising as of late. […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

Style Profile: Lynn Kim Do

On a recent trip to New York City, we linked up with style maven and the steezy mind behind Neckbreakin’ Style, Lynn Kim Do.  The streets of Spanish Harlem were our backdrop, proving to be the perfect canvas for Lynn to paint her undeniable brand of New York chic in obvious strokes of stylish genius. For […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: Skillz – 2015 Rap Up

As tried and true a New Year’s Eve edition as poppin’ bottles and Auld Lang Syne is, Skillz comes through once more in timely fashion to wrap up 2015 with, of course, “2015 Rap Up.” While giving a proper run down of all the the past year’s high and low lights, Skillz does so in his […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook

Making Thread Work: Threadworkshop Holiday ’15

Threadworkshop’s avant-garde approach to traditional streetwear is a hot take that fuses the irreverance of the former with the aesthetic and presentation of high fashion. The result is a street fashion that produces beautiful clothing without sacrificing the habitual line-blurring that streetwear is indicative of. For the brand’s Holiday collection, we present to you this editorial that highlights the […]

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Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Ship and Shipwreck (2016 Here We Come)

“The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck.” Paul Virilio Cultural theorist Paul Virilio used this analogy to relay in simplest terms what the casualty of progress can be. To be concise, no matter how good the going gets for anything, the bad is sure to be there, handcuffed forevermore as […]

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Lifestyle

The 5th Element Magazine’s 2015 Person of the Year: Crying MJ

When considering any one individual’s significant accomplishments and contributions to popular culture this past year, one needs to consider three aspects of them: influence, impact and importance. With 2015 being such a year chock full of well-publicized happenings and viral achievements, sifting through the cream of the cultural crop and picking out just one singular,  critical […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear

NTRL RBLS RELEASES HOLIDAY ’15 COLLECTION: #ARCTICWARFARE, ANNOUNCES COLLAB WITH PINTRILL

Fast up-and-coming  Japanese inspired streetwear brand NTRL RBLS continues to transcend their initial buzz within the industry with their latest Holiday collection, titled #ArcticWarfare. The collection’s unique designs and unconventional details are evident and keep the concept of NTRL RBLS’ creative and  envelope-pushing ethos. Such a re-imagination of traditional silhouettes provides a fresh respite from the monkey-see, […]

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