Custom Red Quilted Yeezy Boost 350s

The Shoe Surgeon tries his hand at another Yeezy Boost, this time reupholstering the Kanye West-designed sneaker with luxe materials. This custom Yeezy Boost 350 has been handcrafted with quilt-patterned and red lamb leather in a bright red and gray colorway

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Balenciaga 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Balenciaga drops its newest line. This utilitarian-inspired menswear range was put together even before Demna Gvasalia’s appointment, in a similar manner to the seasonal women’s collection. Despite being dominated by a series of earthy hues, the impressive combination of dramatic cuts and intricate details render the garments more dynamic than the muted tones may suggest at first glance. Overall, the balanced display of contemporary silhouettes and more traditional menswear staples suggest Balenciaga’s future looks very bright.

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Streetwear’s Abuse of Heavy Metal Fonts

Since the astounding success of Kanye West’s 2013 Yeezus tour, tour merchandise has become streetwear’s hottest commodity with the likes of Drake, Travis Scott, and most recently Justin Bieber following suit. With tour-related product consistently selling out at official pop-up stores across the U.S., this segment of fashion has become a fully-fledged business in its own right. And in the same way that the Yeezus wordmark appropriated the band logo of iconic heavy metal band Metallica, so have its imitators reached back into the distinct typography of heavy metal culture to add an element of false nostalgia and historical gravitas to their respective franchises. In doing so, however, the aesthetic of heavy metal has duly been sequestered for the profit of streetwear accounts that have no precedent in the subculture. Read on for our list of streetwear’s most prominent examples.

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JohnUNDERCOVER 2016 Fall/Winter

Jun Takahashi debuts the corresponding range for his JohnUNDERCOVER line. Comprised of more minimal and basic street-infused menswear pieces, the brand’s forthcoming collection is highlighted by reinterpretations of the military, varsity and coach jacket, which have been juxtaposed with cozy wool attires, oversized blazers and color-blocked henley shirts.

 

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STUDIOS 2016 Fall/Winter “ADORED” Lookbook

MIDNIGHT STUDIOS has officially unveiled its entire “ADORED” collection on its website. Whilst retaining the punk and youth spirit from its previous collections, Shane Gonzales demonstrates his progression as a designer with the inclusion of more cut-and-sew pieces and lesser emphasis on graphics. Highlights include a PVC layered leather jacket, asymmetrical tees with elongated sleeves, a grungy take on the varsity jacket and button-down shirts detailed with a self-tie belt.

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Youth of Paris “Leave Me Alone” Capsule Collection

Fledging streetwear brand Youth Of Paris highlights its most recent “Leave Me Alone” capsule range in a new editorial. Shot around La Madeleine in the French capital, Alex Lopez‘s latest drop is comprised of graphic tees and intricately embroidered hoodies and caps, which have been styled along with select items from FAITH CONNEXION‘s forthcoming fall/winter 2016 release, most notably a jumpsuit, sleeveless vest and distressed denim pieces.

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Kanye West “I Feel Like Kobe” Crewneck

Kanye West has released a limited edition crew neck in honor of Kobe Bryant and his retirement.

DONDA has updated Kanye West‘s online merchandise shop with the artist’s new long-sleeved crewneck top that pays tribute to LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Kobe just closed his last game with 60 points, the very game Kanye was spotted wearing this shirt at, which sports the team’s bright yellow and royal purple colors with “I FEEL LIKE KOBE” across the chest and “THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME / MAMBA DAY / KOBE BRYANT / LOWER MERIONS FINEST” on the back to commemorate the beloved athlete.

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