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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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

Global Streetwear, From Los Angeles to Manila

What defines global streetwear is more than just aesthetics and style: it’s about wearing clothing that represents how you move through your life. From the West Coast to Southeast Asia, each city has a distinct style of streetwear that reflects the city’s lifestyle. With tropical weather in Manila, individuals don’t have the luxury to layer […]

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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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Album Review, Emcee, Issues

Twenty Years Later: Illmatic

Story originally published on The 5th Element Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Issue Do you remember Hip-Hop in 1994? Some key events may come to mind:  Warren G heralded the G-Funk era previously established by Dr. Dre, with his West Coast anthem, “Regulate.” Southern hip-hop flourished with OutKast’s debut and the release of Scarface’s The Diary . […]

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Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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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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Fashion, Lookbook, Streetwear

Rocksmith Embarks On a Bass Odyssey For Winter ’15

Rocksmith recently introduced a futuristic take on streetwear with their new collection titled, “Bass Odyssey.” The music lifestyle brand has had a history in merging music and fashion, often using current trendsetters on the radio waves. Mexican-American hip-hop artist Kap G models their new gear while exploring uncharted territories that could pass for scenes from a Star […]

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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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