For the warm season Obey has a bold, graphic filled collection. The graphics and color combinations are what you’d expect from the brand, intense and surprising. Classic silhouettes take on some of obey’s iconic details, like coach jackets, varsity jackets, bowling shirts and more. Vintage Obey graphic styles, like the Andre The Giant logo is front and center of the collection. The collection is accompanied by a cookbook video that matches the colorfully bold collection.
Just in time for Air Max Day, March 26th, Nike is releasing an revamped version of the OG silhouette in the OG color-way. The Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit, is a rework of the most popular Air Max. Lightweight Flyknit combines areas of stretch, support and breathability where it’s needed most for a comfortable fit. The dual-density foam offers plush cushioning while reducing the shoe’s overall weight, and the visible Max Air unit in the heel creates a fast, springy feel. Rounding out the technology of the sneaker is the memory foam socliner and added heel foam for enhanced cushioning, molded tongue and flexible rubber tread adds traction and durability. These will be available at rime locations, keep an eye on rime’s Instagram for release date.
The Spring 2017 collection includes iconic adidas colors like dark burgundy and navy. The fourteen piece collection has shorts and track suits, with black and white iterations right along the burgundy and navy color ways. The collection consists of unisex pieces that contain striped track jackets, crop tops and shorts, as well as two footwear silhouettes. One is a sock-like white sneaker with boost technology, while the other is more of a mesh/knit type shoe with boost outsoles.
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.
One Nike’s basketball sneaker has reached iconic status since its debut. Named after the U.S President’s plane, the sneaker was a star on the court, then became a streetwear star that was and is at the core of hip-hop culture. The latest iteration, addition to the Air Force 1 family is the Ultra Force Mid. The sneaker features a Nike Ultra bootie, that allows you to put the shoe on and take it off easily, with help from the pull tabs on the heel and tongue. It also has a mesh overlay to keep feet cool. The midsole is cored out in key areas for lightweight, flexible feel, while the durable foam doubles as an outsole, reducing the shoe’s overall weight. The leather overlays adds durability and is a homage to the classic AF1 design lines. reflective details on the back enhance visibility in low light. The mid-cut collar adds a snug, supportive feel, as the rubber toe and heel pods round out the details for added traction and durability. The Ultra Force Mid is an innovative design, that is lightweight and versatile, seamlessly becoming a part of any outfit. The black and bone color-ways are below, theses are currently available at rime along with the tan color-way. And the guys can get their hands on a pair of the black ones.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Brea Leather is a fun silhouette, could possibly be described as cute, the plush furry tongue adds that vibe. The silhouette is done in a leather upper, with a single hook-and-loop strap at the ankle. It has a cushioned footbed for all-day wear and comfort. These are currently available at both rime locations.
2016 has been the year where many iconic musicians past, Bowie, Prince and most recently, George Michael. He was referred to as the soulful pop star, but besides his voice, he is remembered for his fashion sense, both in everyday life and the iconic imagery his music videos left behind. There was a lack of shame not only in his music but the imagery that accompanied it. From his days in Wham! when he wore, and highlighted the bold-lettering-tees trend with t-shirts that bore the saying Choose Life. It was bold and unapologetic, especially for the time. One of the most memorable moments in George Michael’s career was the Freedom video where he brought fashion into the homes of the masses, by having the biggest supermodels of all time lip-synching the lyrics to his song. There was Cindy, Linda, Tatiana, Naomi and Christy dancing, crawling and singing on our TV sets. These almost otherworldly creatures somehow became attainable through his music video. He then followed up with his Too Funky music video where more supermodels pranced on a runway in Thierry Mugler’s iconic designs. The musician’s admiration for fashion was definitely evident in in his videos. One of the most shameless moments of his career was after his very publicized arrest in a Beverly Hills public bathroom. After the arrest the musician did’t shy away from the public eye, instead he went on to write a song and create a video about the incident. He danced in a bathroom, wearing an officer’s uniform, a very chic and fashionable uniform, as he sang about his arrest for soliciting sex. The song and music, was Michael’s way of saying he wasn’t ashamed. And at a time when homosexuals weren’t highlighted in the media in a positive light, the musician’s representation for the gay community, only saw his star rise even brighter. He was adamant about who he was, in a time that said he shouldn’t be. Although there’s a large bubble of irony surrounding the singer who sang the iconic holiday breakup song Last Christmas died on Christmas day, he did leave behind a legacy of imagery to accompany his music. Enjoy one of his iconic moments, not only for music but fashion, below.
The Vans Old Skool, is the brand’s classic skate shoe and the first to have the iconic sidestripe. It gets a metallic treatment for the fall. The low top lace-up features rose-gold-metallic leather uppers, re-enforced toecaps for repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility and the signature rubber waffle outsoles. The rose gold color is a nice way to liven up a winter outfit. These are currently available at rime locations.