Carhartt WIP is a streetwear brand with rich workwear roots. Sometimes the brand delivers a collection that can be preppy or collegiate while still maintaining that workwear aesthetic they’re known for. This time around there seems to be a heavy skate influence throughout the pieces. The brand’s spring/summer 2017 range is split into five capsules: Icons Revisited, Military, High Summer Classics, Versatile and P.A.M Radio Club X Carhartt WIP. The range features pieces that are graphic heavy like the burgundy printed shorts and shirt suit with the matching bucket hat. But a majority of the offerings are paired down to a more subtle color spectrum of khaki, navy and army green. There are iconic Carhartt silhouettes alongside new ones, that take on the spring weather with spring appropriate fabrics and pastel hues, these accents elevate the brand’s signature tees, sweats and the new performance-inspired apparel. There are updated versions of the Bib Overall and Double Ruck Knee Pant. Other stand outs include the simple navy hoodie with the word Navy printed in white over black Carharrt branding, the spring time take on the bomber flight jacket and the tiger-striped camo pieces. The range also has a nice accessories offering, with bucket hats, a bag and caps.
Nike has remastered one of their iconic running silhouettes. The Nike Air Zoom Talaria had its debut in’97, and was the first shoe to feature a visible Zoom Air, which in the latest release can be seen through the translucent red to neon faded outsole. The Zoom Air sole provides the runner with the maximum amount of responsive cushioning. Because of its distinct design and bold color ways, the sneaker has become highly sought after over the years. The remastering of the shoe features ripstop nylon fabrication that merges with woven overlays and leather fusion at the collar. These are currently available at rime locations.
The latest in the evolution of the EQT series is the EQT Support 93/17. It is a bold and innovative design. the modernized EQT silhouette’s upper is done in a Primeknit black and dark grey, that creates a distinct pattern, and contrasts the white stripes embroidery on the toes medial side. The side 3 stripe branding is done in webbing tape. The red accents on the TPU heel counter is a bold touch the the black and white look of the rest of the sneaker. These are currently available at rime locations, and here on the website.
The adidas EQT Support Ultra in White and Black has a no frills design aesthetic. It combines the adidas EQT Support 93 with the adidas Ultra Boost, making it a great everyday sneaker. The white color way has black on the ankle collar that adds a nice contrast to the overall white look of the sneaker. The side panel ribbon three stripe branding matches the Primeknit upper and boost midsole. The opposite black color way has a wooly threading of Primeknit across the upper shades of dark grey and black. Both color ways are available at rime locations. You can also find them here on the website.
L.A based STAMPD and sportswear brand PUMA are back with another collaboration. The apparel pieces have a streetwear edge vibe, while maintaining that cool California style. They center on cozy basics like hooded sweatshirts, but the stand out is the wetsuit inspired parka. There are also long sleeve tees, poly-elastic tees, and a modern take on overalls. They are water repellent and were designed with summer travel in mind. The pieces are functional, athletic pieces with a technical edge. The technical sports apparel are complemented by some pf PUMA’s iconic sneaker silhouettes with design updates. The STAMPD Clyde has an airy mesh finish, because of the entire upper done in perforated leather. The STAMPD Limitless Knit has a striking black and white look. And the STAMPD Trinomial Woven is done in white cameo brown on a rubber outsole. All models feature tonal lacing and subtle STAMPD co-branding on the insoles, tones and pull tabs.
The Nike Air Foamposite One made its debut in 1997 and to celebrate the both anniversary of the silhouette, Nike has released the Nike Air Foamposite One Royal. It is one of the original color ways on the basketball shoe, so its re-release makes sense. The royal polite upper is paired up with hints of black placed on the eye stay, tongue, heel, lining and laces. These are currently available at rime’s Brooklyn location in mens, grade school and toddler sizes.
A common thread always seen in the collections of Visvim, is the quality of the clothes, Hiroki Nakamura always makes sure that they are made to withstand time. Another of the brand’s signature is the merge of vintage Americana with a Japanese influence. The brand continues to evolve that aesthetic while focusing on their own distinctive take of their inspiration. For spring/summer 2017 Nakamura layered traditional Japanese silhouettes over relaxed , comfortable pieces that have a laid back West Coast vibe. Stand outs include the robe like Rokushaku Kanban coat and as usual, the brand doesn’t disappoint in the footwear department. Also, there are some great denim and knitwear pieces.
It was good to see the Agenda show back in New York. It has become the go to trade show that incorporates streetwear, sportswear and lifestyle fashion aesthetics in one places. Allowing buyers to take in numerous brands in one place. The Capsule trade show is know for showcasing boundary pushing, fashion forward brands. Emerging independent designers as well as more established brands that push to the edge of design and design can be found at capsule. Rime was at both trade shows to bring our consumers the latest of the latest. Check out below, a glimpse of the snaps that were taken.
The Superstar has been a street culture icon for decades. adidas Originals is honoring the iconic silhouette with the SST capsule collection. The apparel capsule is inspired directly by the sneaker. The range merges contemporary and classic designs with an edge, unified by the brand’s signature blue and white. Cohesion is seen through the all-over patterns, oversized silhouette and drop shoulders while modernized with cuff and hem treatments. The nostalgic vibe is elevated by the Trefoil on hoodies and long sleeve tees. The cohesive blend of sportswear and streetwear inspiration stylishly and seamlessly allows the iconic Superstar silhouette to be a part of a head to toe elevated look.
The Nike Presto Utility has a sleek, streamlined look while still offering a comfortable fit and lightweight stability. The synthetic leather upper construction with the molded midsole overlays aid in comfortable support. The upper also has a rubber coating across it and thermal insulation for prime weather resistance. The lightweight midsole and Air-Sole heel unit adds superior cushioning, while the Duration outsole has BRS 1000 rubber in the heel for traction. Flex grooves promote multidirectional movement. White Swoosh branding on the sole and white on the heel breaks up the black for a standout look. These are currently available at rime locations.