adidas Skateboarding for Na-Kel Smith – Sometimes less is more, and this adage applies pretty well for the latest sneaker adidas Skateboarding drops for their up-and-coming team rider. This Na-Kel Smith exclusive takes the shape of the Matchcourt Mid, a vintage high-cut tennis sneaker that is draped in white leather and paired with the triple stripes in three hues of blue. The sneaker is finished off with “NA-KEL” in metallic gold right above the famous three stripes. This vulcanized seventies classic is set to retail for $80, and be available in select adidas Skateboarding stores soon.
Bang & Olufsen H5 – Known for their minimal design, Bang & Olufsen now enters the wireless market with their first pair of Bluetooth headphones. The new H5 features a sculpted streamline design made from a blend of rubber and polymer that allows it to be sweat and moisture resistant. In lieu of the traditional plastic wires, Bang & Olufsen has chosen a braided textile to connect between the two buds. Magnetic attachments in the housing allows the ear bud to clasp together when they’re not in use, and each charge gives the H5 over five hours of battery life. The Beoplay App also allows you to create your own sound profile.
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KAWS for Nancy Gonzalez – KAWS proves that his designs can straddle between low-brow Uniqlo tees and high-end leather goods with his latest project with Nancy Gonzalez. Colombian designer Nancy Gonzalez takes KAWS “X’ motif and places it across a series of vibrant-colored, exotic leathers. Crocodile leather in vivid pink, blue, red, and gray are used across handbags, wallets, and totes. Set across each bag are KAW’s easily recognizable double “X” designs. These collaborative bags are available now at colette.
A Bathing Ape Fall/Winter 2016 – A Bathing Ape (BAPE) takes some time away from their busy schedule of collaborations to show off their first delivery for fall and winter 2016. Many of BAPE’s familair motifs return this season, but the noticeable difference is the fit. Gone are the loose and baggy silhouettes; now we have tighter cuts and a more preppy look. From adding an iridescent logo to the graphic T-shirts to reflective materials to outer shell jackets, BAPE proves why they’re still a staple in streetwear.
Neckface for BAKER – Neckface has had a firm foothold on skate culture with his unique art and for summer 2016, his work is being celebrated by BAKER. The Californian artist uses his humor and signature style to create four custom art pieces for the collection. Expect BAKER team riders Andrew Reynolds, Terry Kennedy, Justin Figueroa, and Kevin Long to get their own custom Neckface skateboard decks, along with the artwork featured across graphic T-shirts and enamel pins.
The Vetements x Canada Goose – Here comes some more insanely priced pieces from The Vetements. The brainchild of Demna Gvasalia has taken streetwear by storm with fans and haters waiting for each new project. The latest announcement sees a collaborative feature with Canada Goose on a down-filled winter parka. The Macmillan is a staple in the Canada Goose line and The Vetements dresses it up in camouflage print on the interior and exterior. Look for the coat to drop in stores this coming November.
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WTAPS x Oakley – Can you believe Oakley got its start making rubber handle bars for BMX bikes? Look it up. Well, they followed that up the Frogskins in 1985 and the simple wayfarer shape of these plastic frames were a hit. WTAPS works with Oakley this spring and summer on the classic Frogskins and prepares to give it some retro flare. The vintage look is achieved with a black frame, interchangeable black and fluorescent temples, and the WTAPS logo printed in the interior arms. Neoprene croakies are also available to complete that eighties look.
BAIT x Diadora for Dreamworks – After working with DreamWorks Animation Studios on a special Kung Fu Panda sneaker, Los Angeles-based BAIT is at it again. For this round, they rope Diadora in to create a sneaker for the upcoming Where’s Waldo feature film. Entitled “Where’s Wally,” the familiar red and white striped shirt has been used as the design inspiration for the front of the sneakers, while the blue pants cover the rear. Original artwork will be used on the inner liner and expect this special edition to be paired with three sets of Waldo-themed laces.