The PUMA Clyde debuted in the early 70s with the help from NBA star Walt “Clyde” Frazier. The silhouette is having a booming moment this season, with the model getting a textured snake skin treatment, now PUMA has amped it up with some wild prints for the Suits edition. The Suits range gets an all-over cheetah and zebra patterns. The hair textured uppers are either brown and black or white and black prints, rounded off by a contrasting clean white sole.
The colder season is approaching, but Champion’s spring/summer 2017 collection is something to look forward to. The brand, which once upon a time you could find at places like K-mart, has amped up their aesthetic over the years and the spring/summer 2017 collection shows how on trend the brand is. During the 90s that Champion “c” logo was prominent in sportswear, seems like the brand is modernizing what made it popular. With the help of a new sub-collection called PP-Spray, the brand introduces a range that are dyed and sprayed so that the pieces have a retro look that resembles sweatshirts from the 90s. The brand brings back a reverse weave fabric, that was made famous in the 50s. The key pieces of the range sweatshirts, hoodies and sweatpants made out of jersey. There are staple pieces in navy and black, then there are the stand out muted pastels in mint green, yellow and pink. Stand outs include the all over logo sweatshirt, the palm tree print pieces with the oversized branding and the bomber jackets, the green army bomber looks really good over the pastel pieces.
It has been almost two decades since the debut of Nike’s Air Foamposite One silhouette. The innovation of the full Foamposite construction makes the model the most durable sneaker ever, and one of Nike’s most famous silhouettes. The performance purposes of the sneaker has had some lifestyle iterations, and the latest color-way lands in that category. The gum bottoms of the night Maroon are not a traditional choice for the basketball sneaker, but Nike has utilized it on the model in the past. The upper Foamposte construction get a deep maroon throughout, while the traditional black lining streamlines the shoe. The gum outsole against the futuristic maroon Foamposite shell is a nice contrast for diehard fans of the model. These will be available tomorrow at both rime locations.
The boys behind Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne, have a street-wear thumb that is infused into their collections. The lookbook for their latest collection is filled with elongated silhouettes against feminine pieces. Preppy silhouettes are styled against streetwear, like hoodies over silk slip dresses. The styling of the lookbook shows the numerous ways the collection’s pieces can be worn. The street-wear influence is strengthened by the play on the Polo logo with “Dolo” printed on the active-wear pieces, shorts and hoody. Stand outs include the Dolo pieces (simply because they’re fun and will be a must have for any 90s Polo enthusiast) and the oversized v-neck sweaters with slits at the sides. The color palette of light blue, khaki, navy, black and white allows for the pieces to seamlessly be a part of any wardrobe. The collection is effortlessly cool for any woman.
The adidas Tubular Nova get a Primeknit upgrade. The update has the overall aesthetic of the original, but takes on a Primeknit construction. Knits copies the panelling of the original’s neoprene and suede upper. The elasticized collar, similar to the Tubular Doom’s sock like fit adds a snug fit, while the heel wrap, lacing overlay and sole unit rounds off the look of the sneaker. These are currently available at rime’s Upper East Side location.
In the late 70′s the Nike Air Max 1 debuted a visible air unit in the Air-Sole, giving not only the comfort but it had also become visible. Since then, Nike has offered the Air Max in bold color combinations and lightweight cushioning. The Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Premium Jacquard updates the original with a sleek profile while maintaining the original cushioning. The synthetic silver leather upper provides support and comfort, along with the padded collar providing a plush feel. The streamlined look and stand out color allows for the sneaker to work with any outfit. The women’s Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Premium Jacquard is available at rime’s Upper East Side location.
Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi silhouettes get a luxurious make over. Each silhouette takes on a python-texture suede upper with precise detailing. They also have UltraCush sock-liners for extra comfort. The Sk8-Hi gets an extra dash of luxury detailing with a zipper on the heel. The collection is sure to amp up any outfit.
Alphs industries have been doing flight/bomber jackets since the second world war. Since the bomber jacket trend, Alpha Industries has become the go to for flight jackets. The brand’s fall/winter 2016 range features the classic bomber in different iterations, modernized and ready for the street-wear aficionado. Patches and embroidery updates the silhouettes, as well as neon linings that can be worn inside out to make a statement to a subtle outfit. The Souvenir Eagle Ma-1 jacket is one of the stand outs, inspired by the service men at the end of WW2 when the service men took their jackets to local craftsmen to be embroidered with unique patterns specific to the regions they were stationed in. Rime locations currently has pieces from the range, including the Souvenir Eagle jacket.
The adidas EQT Support ADV is a modern take on a 90s runner. They borrow design cues from the 90s runner and combine them with a stretchy sock-like upper. It is streamlined and stylish, fitting nicely into the athliesure trend. A black mesh base upper with synthetic overlays also in black, the contrasting white sole rounds out the look of the sneaker. It is a clean, premium look that’s a wardrobe staple. This color-way is available at rime’s Upper East Side location.
ROOY is a footwear platform that works with creators and designers to jumpstart their footwear brand. Earlier this year they opened a challenge, She Wears Kicks, to anyone wanting to design a sneaker that tests the current situation of today’s sneaker industry, bringing empowerment to the female consumer, while looking beyond the stereotypes of female sneaker-heads. With the help of our very own Susan, founder of rime and industry veteran, ROOY have narrowed down the submissions to the four below, with a little commentary from Susan as to why they made the top 4. To vote for your favorite you can go here.