Star Wars And Clarks Join Forces On A Show Collaboration.

The latest installment of The Star Wars franchise is due to open on December 14th and with it, a positive female role model is at the forefront for the fans. Rey is uncompromising, true to herself and represents strength and without any apologies, she’s a true badass. The character has gained a following for her strength and bravery. The Clarks Star Wars collaboration is exclusively for girls and ladies, designed specifically to celebrate female power. Rey’s strength was the source of inspiration, as well as being an expression of the brand’s character of authenticity and strength, while promoting female empowerment. The Force of Nature collection introduces new materials, construction and technology for extreme comfort and durability. The close-fit, high top design keeps the ankle protected, while the soft fleece lining and innovative lacing system makes sure the foot stays warm and dry, providing extra protection against the elements. These are available at rime locations and online.26134698-1 26134698-2 26134698-3 26134698-4 26134699-1 26134699-2 26134699-4 26134700-1 26134700-3 26134700-4 26134700-5

Rime And Canadian Artist Eepmon Collaborate With Alpha Industries

Rime’s founder Susan Boyle and Canadian digital artist EEPMON collaborate with Alpha Industries on a limited edition bomber jacket. The reversible jacket is a slim silhouette that is gold on one side and a dark brown on the other. The collaboration has the dual east-meets-west inspiration, as the monkey design on the gold side represents EEPMON and the lion on the dark brown side represents Boyle, both representing eastern zodiac. Each jacket also features a special laser cut mirror acrylic keychain with the edition number engraved on it, marking it out of the 128 jackets. These are currently available online here and at rime locations.

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PUMA’s 50th Anniversary Of The Suede

PUMA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PUMA Suede silhouette by having various influencers in fashion, music and pop culture help drop retro silhouettes and new models of the sneaker. Upcoming re-releases will include the popular iterations of the B-Boy fabulous Pack and the Made in Japan Collectors Pack. The PUMA Suede is on of the most influential sneakers in hip-hop culture. The silhouette has held a special place in black-american culture, due its role at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, when American athlete Tommie Smith broke the 200m world record. He walked to the victory stand in black socks while carrying a PUMA Suede in his left hand. He raised the left Suede, placed it on the stand, then raised his right fist in a silent gesture that spoke of a universal fight for equality and human rights. The PUMA Suede became a piece of the story of the civil rights movement. The silhouette continued its presence in sport when it was endorsed by NBA star Walt Frazier. When break dancing emerged in the early 70s, breakers wanted a sneaker with style. durability and authenticity on the streets, and because of its already popular origins in black culture, the PUMA Suede became the sneaker of choice. The shoe was already popular on the streets of New York, but the rubber soles and flexible upper made it an ideal sneaker for breakdancing.  50 years later and the PUMA Suede remains an important part of hip-hop culture, bringing hip-hop to the masses in early films like Beat Street, which saw Bronx b-boy culture being brought to the box office for the first time. The PUMA Suede Classic B-Boy pack celebrates the 50 years of it being a style icon. The pack  features its recognizable design, that’s comprised of a suede upper and white sole, which comes in black and red color ways. These will be available at rime locations.

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Lazy Oaf’s Holiday 2017 Collection

London-based label Lazy Oaf goes in different directions for the guys and ladies for their Holiday 2017 range. While the ladies get colorful choices the guys range is inspired by motocross, but one thing they have in common is warmth. The pieces are geared for keeping warm through the colder season. For the guys, the pieces are wardrobe essentials, taking inspiration from motor racing. The offering includes different pieces of outerwear, like the black half-zip fleece with white accents. The motor racing inspiration is seen in the blue pipe long-sleeve top with high rib neckline and contrast cuffs and the color-block zip jersey. The monochromatic fleece zip-up sweat shirt and striped blue and pink tee with a take on the label’s side eye logo round out the guys offering. On the female side, the brand sticks to their eye catching aesthetic, using bold colors mixed into the black range. Knitwear are the stand outs, like the chunky rainbow sweater and cozy cardigan. Lazy Oaf quirky details, such as sad face emoticon and the “Sorry, I’m Late” motif are seen on sweatshirts, scarves and socks. A black teddy bear backpack rounds out the collection.

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Eepmon X RIme X Alpha Industries

rime collaborates with Canadian digital artist eepmon on an Alpha Industries bomber jacket. The collaboration, called Jungle Out There, will debut at ComplexCon on November 4th. The limited jacket is a representation of eepmon’s work, in the way he connects east meets west zodiacs. Using Alpha Industries’ slim bomber silhouette, the jacket takes on eepmon’s monkey portrait on the golden side, while the dark chocolate side has a lion, which represents rime’s founder Susan Boyle. The lion image was created by eepmon to symbolize Boyle’s leo zodiac sign and her wild fearless spirit. Each jacket will also feature a special laser cut mirror keychain with the edition number engraved out of 128. eepmon will be on hand at ComplexCon at the Alpha Industries booth to sign the jackets, they will also be available in limited quantities for purchase at rime’s online store.

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Eepmon X Alpha Industries X Rime

jungleoutthere-teaser-rimeCanadian digital artist eepmon, Alpha Industries and rime get together on a collaboration of a bomber jacket set to debut on November 4th at Complexcon. Keep posted to get a look at the collaboration.

Digital Artist Eepmon

Canadian artist Eepmon’s work involves the merge of computer coding and illustration, with the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary art. Having developed his own computer program that integrate random algorithms into his work that generate dense graphic compositions that create a chaotic and orderly designs. Eepmon’s work straddles the line of digitally contemporary society and everyday inspiration. His distinct style has led to collaborations with Microsoft and Canada Goose. eepmon utilizes his skills and knowledge of fine arts, illustration, computer programming and photography to create art pieces that are conceptual and expressive while bridging together eastern and western cultures. Although his influences may not strikingly stand out in his work, the pieces are evocative and striking. His exhibits have used Google’s weather service data to create art. At times his exhibits even became interactive using the weather data and audience’s uploaded photos, blending them to make abstract works. His creativity is boundless as he uses photographs, paintings and drawings then merges them with his computer program that allows for spontaneous creativity. Taking the digital age’s immediacy into consideration, Eepmon’s work is easily printed onto a multitude of media or uploaded. Other pieces of his work are mixed medium visuals of creatures, like monkeys, existing, floating through digital worlds. The monkey aesthetic is no coincidence as Eepmon is a play on ape man. Eepmon is pushing the edge of art meets digital, which is right on time as we’re in the pivotal phase of the digital age. Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 3.20.12 PM

MISBHV Spring/Summer 2018

MISBHV recently showcased their spring/summer 2018 collection, with the menswear inspired by cycling and raves, whereas the womenswear takes a sensual and sexier route than previous collections.  Take away the cowboy inspired boots from the styling, and the range features edgy tailored garments with a streetwear edge. Taking inspiration from cycling gear and European rave gear, the Polish brand comprised a collection of tapered tracksuits, cycling tops, letterman jackets, raincoats and leather motorcycle jackets. The womenswear offering is a sleeker more minimalist take than the brand has done in the past. The range is an array of looks that easily go from day to evening streamlined by a sensual theme. The mens and women cookbooks were shot separately highlighting the difference in themes. Stand outs for the men are there outerwear pieces, like the black and white letterman jacket, while the women stand outs are the dress and trench coat sets, especially the see through one.Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.45.07 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.45.13 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.45.20 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.45.30 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.45.42 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.48.45 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.48.53 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.51.10 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.51.22 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.51.33 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.51.40 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.51.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.52.04 PM Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 5.52.11 PM

Drop 2 Of Alexander Wang And Adidas Season 2 Line

The second part of the fall 2017 collection for Alexander Wang and adidas collaboration is set to drop soon. The range includes thirty-six unisex pieces that range from outerwear to tracksuits. Inspired by NYC bike messengers, the apparel is done in bright hues like neon yellows and blues. Coordinated separates, with an emphasis on jackets and hoodies fit right in with any fall wardrobe. The footwear offerings include updated versions of the AW Run Mid, AW Skate Mid and a pair of Wang interpreted tricolor Adilette slides done with a distinct chevron pattern, for a modern look.

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YouTube Red Launches A Reality Show For Sneaker Designers.

Google is aware of how much of a powerhouse YouTube is, creating YouTube Red, a paid monthly subscription service that has allowed for an elevated viewing experience, like shows. YouTube’s latest is a reality show for the next generation of sneaker designers, called Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge. Created by PENSOLE founder D’Wayne Edwards, the eight episode show features footwear designers from around the world, that battle it out in teams. The designers complete challenges to create the next great sneaker. Special guests and judges include Fetty Wap, Stan Smith, Eddie Huang and more. The designers are competing for a chance at design opportunities at adidas, and their own limited edition James Harden sneaker. 

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