Earlier this week, Christina Milian got ready for Emmy night and sneaked in (pun intended) a look at the fall/winter collection from her growing brand, We Are Pop Culture. Tina Turn Up took to Instagram to post an image of herself in an army green sweater dress paired with an amazingly cute pair of what we're guessing are the Puma Disc Hyper.
While she’s been taking New York Fashion Week by storm, it’s Rihanna’s sneaker style that has been making us swoon all summer long. Whether jamming in the studio in streetwear favorites like Thrasher and W.I.A. or a late night NYC tattoo run, RiRi has demonstrated her distinctive approach to marrying high-low pieces with her sneak game. Always one to add a sportswear element to her ensembles, the 27-year-old is now launching her first collection, Puma by Rihanna, available today on Puma.com for presale.
We’ve seen the creeper-style sneaker-shoe hybrid on the superstar for quite a while (if you need a re-cap check out our favorite Rihanna Creeper style moments!) but now it is finally ready for the public. Available initially in black with a white Puma stripe and black sole, the first version is all punk everything. All-black and all-tan editions, both with gum soles, will be released on September 25th.
Those currently in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week will also be able to grab a pair at a popup at 312 Bowery Street, between East First and Bleecker Streets, in Soho from September 15 to 17. The Puma pop-up store will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. on September 15, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 16 and 17. Limited pairs will be available for sale during the pop-up, and purchases will be limited to one pair per person. This will be the only brick-and-mortar store worldwide where consumers can purchase the black-white colorway early, as well the other two creeper colors from the September drop.
Jeremy Scott pairs hippie movement-inspired looks with basketball-themed swag in his latest collection for adidas Originals. The venerable designer (and celeb fave) returns once again with a look at the Fall/Winter 2015 offering, which offers a varied mix for both men and women. Inspired by the hippie movement in the ’60s and ’70s, the collection draws from the “flower power” look of bright-printed jackets, shorts, and barely there bikini sets...because Fall/Winter in California looks completely different, y'all.
Faux fur is also added to the mix along with an interwoven basketball jersey dress that will probably turn up on Katy Perry sometime this year. The gallery is topped off with another look at the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals “B-Ball” Wings hi-tops, which are available now. The rest of Jeremy's colorful collection will hit retailers on September 11.
Strong. Powerful. Beautiful. Greatness is a word only reserved for a few and Serena Williams is one where the word comes naturally. The superstar Tennis player embarks upon the chance to pick up her 23rd Grand Slam over the next two weeks with the start of this year's US Open tonight. The folks at Nike spared no expense in acknowledging this feat with the release of Serena's very own Nike Court Collection.
Greatness is a word ripe with subjectivity. But when it comes to Serena Williams, there is no debate. Williams defines it. She has captured more trophies than need counting, always working towards the next, pushing herself and her sport to the next level. This summer proves her greatness all over again, and she's nowhere near done.
The collection, which hit stores and online on August 27, includes the NikeCourt Bomber Jacket and three different Nike sneaker silhouettes. Take a look below at the collection.
Introducing the #NikeCourt Bomber Jacket. Inspired by Williams’ inventive style, the cornerstone of the Greatness Collection reimagines the classic bomber silhouette with thoughtful tailoring to deliver a sleek, modern expression.
Introducing the NikeCourt Flare. Adding a daring juxtaposition of Nike Safari and marble prints to Serena Williams' signature performance shoe, this unique iteration of the NikeCourt Flare celebrates Serena's storied career while providing the technical innovations required by one of the greatest players in the world.
Introducing the NikeCourt Roshe LD-1000. A synthetic upper features a marble graphic with semi-transparent, no-sew skin printed with the original Nike Safari pattern from the Nike archives.
Introducing the NikeCourt Air Max 1 Ultra. A classic Nike silhouette updated with premium materials and design inspiration from tennis great Serena Williams.
P. S. Serena won her first match on center court tonight. 6 more!
After rolling out images of Rihanna's Puma campaign in physical locations earlier this month, the sportswear company has officially unveiled the third ad for promotional release. In all three ads, Rihanna rocks an assortment of Puma's stylish sportswear options, including layered shorts and sweatpants and sports bras. As noted in the physical ads, the BadGal is rocking the Ignite XT's on her feet. The familiar "Forever Faster" slogan returns as Puma continues their push to compete, especially with female consumers, with the likes of adidas and Nike.
This is only the third ad we've received since Rihanna joined Puma as creative director. We are still waiting for a look at the collaborative collection from the team, but until then we'll be content with ads and Rihanna's constant jaunts in her Puma gear.
So excited for this collab!
For Vogue's famed September issue (I mean, there's even a movie about it people!) we knew Karlie Kloss wouldn't get left out of those glossy pages and, lucky for us, she was snapped wearing some pretty clean OG Converse sneakers for Vogue's September 2015 Forces of Fashion compilation. The magazine, which honors designers and fashion houses monthly, chose to highlight a select the cool kids of fashion in a list of who's who in design land. Karlie highlighted the work of legendary designer Calvin Klein in the photo captured by Angelo Pennetta.
Photos: Joyce Kim for FADER It's hard to believe Kehlani, the Oakland-bred songstress Atlantic is banking big on, is only 2- years old. After the release of her latest mixtape, You Should Be Here, Kehlani and her Tsumani crew headed out on a national tour backed by Atlantic and the indie fan base that has generated a massive organic buzz for the Oakland singer that seems to be her driving force.
The rising star sat down with Fader to cover their August/September issue and really give folks a glimpse at just how far she’s come since her couch surfing days in Oakland. Plus, the sneaker-lover snapped a few shots in her Nike Huaraches. We are not mad. Take a look at a few of our favorite Kehlani quoteables below:
On Learning Her Craft and Her Ultimate Objective
“Factually, hits intrigue me,” Kehlani explains. “As a songwriter, I break down a song’s melody, hook, timing, patterns, wordplay. I study Max Martin and shit. But now, I just focus on making what I make.” For her, crafting a distinctive sound and brand trumps any one big single. “Some people’s whole objective is to make money, and you can hear it in the song,” she says. “That’s never my objective.”
On What Separates Her From Everyone Else
“Hard work always beats talent,” she says. “That’s always been my thing. Girls pop up singing raw every day. But how many of those girls write their songs? How many of those girls spend this many hours in the studio? If I’m singing like they’re singing, but I’m putting in work too, it’s going to happen.”
On Her Own Personal Struggle
“There were times where I really had to do shit like wait outside of a train station and snatch iPhones out of peoples’ hands and run and sell them,” she says. “I went through people’s houses. I ran through cars—all type of shit that I feel like made me grow up so fast. I’ve been banned from Walgreens. I’ve been banned from Walmart for stealing fucking clothes and food. Lucky’s caught me with a box of Wheat Thins and some bread. I was like, ‘Can’t you tell I’m stealing because I’m hungry?’”
On Her Ideal Relationship
“The type of music I make is based around love,” she explains. “I think I function better in a relationship because it gives me things to write about. As I’m learning somebody, I’m able to learn myself.” Her ideal relationship is mutually character-building and monogamous. “I want to be with someone who makes me work harder and keeps me on my toes, where I’m enjoying watching them grow and they’re enjoying watching me grow,” she says. “I don’t want to be fucking with a bunch of people. I don’t want to carry that much around with me—in my energy, in my career, in my music.”
Check out Kehlani’s full cover story by heading over to Fader.com.
Solange Knowles and PUMA have joined forces once again for the launch of the latter's Fall 2015 collection dubbed, "Word to the Woman." Solange steps in to profile 15 influential women from various industries to give some real-life appeal to the celebration of women and female empowerment. When I saw the headline (and the corresponding website) for this movement, I instantly did a small dance in my swivel chair. Even though I didn't exactly know the full story quite yet - I knew that Puma and Solange together is always a pretty good thing.
Now that we've got some perspective on the collection that “celebrates women who innovate and redefine roles in varied walks of life" we thought it would be pretty awesome to meet some of the women selected to represent #Chickspiration from different perspectives.
Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, director of the Jack Shaiman Gallery.
Lindsey Tipley = one bad ass DJ.
Bee Walker, uber talented NYC-based photographer.
February James, oil pastel artist from Washington, D.C.
Mengly Hernandez is a creator, designer, stylist and a single mom.
This "Word to the Women" drop marks the first in two scheduled releases for this collection. The shoes feature a revamped take on Puma's iconic suede with mono coloring and patterns carved in the shoe's upper. Available in four bold and striking colorways, each are priced at $90 USD and are now available on PUMA.com.
We're feeling everything about this collection and this content! Take a look at more by visiting the official website.
After unveiling a video of adidas Originals‘s fall/winter lineup, the brand with Three Stripes is back with a lookbook featuring Pharrell William’s band of Originals allstars. Including Williams himself, Pusha T, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Smithe and Yoon also make appearances in the simple spreads. The group of influential individuals are committed to self-expression, highlighted by their understated confidence. The black and white photos allow the stars to shine among the selection of traditional adidas Originals garb, such as Superstars and a variety of tracksuits. Take a look below and expect these new looks to hit adidas.com in the fall.
Taylor Swift is kicking it with Keds again for the brand’s latest campaign, dubbed “Ladies First.” “A new generation of women have been leading an exciting cultural shift, redefining the conversation about equality and female empowerment,” Keds President Chris Lindner said in a statement. “‘Ladies First’ is a celebration of amazing women, like Taylor Swift, who are blazing new trails every day. From CEOing to BFFing, these ladies are doing it all.”
Headlines include: “All dressed up with everywhere to go”; “There will be moving. There will be shaking”; and “There’s no such thing as an average girl.” Illustrator Priscilla White, pattern designer Kendra Dandy, and street artist Paige Smith crafted the artistic backdrops which we love because, #Chickspiration - duh. :) So, how did the folks at Keds come up with each one liner? Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners partnered with Keds to seek insight from more than 10,000 women across eight countries to learn how they define “female empowerment.” Themes represented include constant evolution and setting your own path.
The ads will run across social media and retail, in addition to bus wraps and subway media.
Take a look below at additional shots from the campaign.
All images courtesy of Keds.
Yesterday, the Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm collection officially launched retailers nationwide along with a new campaign featuring the actress Ashley Madekwe. The "Your Bold Finishes” campaign aims to showcase the Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection in combination with a number of fashionable looks perfect for any woman interested in adding some versatility to her sneaker style.
Ashley said of the collab: “I’m a huge sneaker fan and the Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection is so fresh, edgy and versatile. The finishing touches make such a difference to any look, a bold lip, a brush of mascara and pulling on my Reebok Classic kicks is the perfect way to complete any outfit.”
The Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm collection is reasonably priced, at around $70-$75, and is availble at Urban Outfitters, Villa, Lady Foot Locker and Reebok.com.
Check out more of Ashley's looks below. Which are your favorite.
Earlier this year, PUMA and NYC-based creative Vashtie kicked (see what I did there?) off 2015 with Vashtie's debut signature Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Now, the two parties re-up, and make the trek to New Delhi, for snaps of their new essentials comprised of Fall/Winter footwear and apparel. New takes on the PUMA R698 and States Mid carry much of the weight of this collection as premium materials matched with interesting color selections (read: metallic gold, tri-tone gray and navy/yellow R698 offerings - see below) make for a dynamic second showing from Vashtie.
Each sneaker comes equipped with the German brand’s signature Trinomic sole, alongside all the other classic design features of the retro runner.
Supermodel Lily Aldridge, 29, channeled her inner Mia Hamm in her cover shoot for Self Magazine's July 2015 issue.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel got to realize her long-held dream of playing ball with the pros. “This was one of the most fun shoots I’ve had,” she says. “It’s different for me to get to be athletic and look like the strong woman I am.” Aldridge tossed a football with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., challenged Los Angeles Lakers Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price to a game of horse, went up against top-ranked AVP beach volleyball players Sean Rosenthal and Casey Patterson, and shot goals against the L.A. Galaxy’s Brian Rowe, Leonardo, Bradford Jamieson IV and Robbie Rogers all in Nike sneaks and cleats.
Take a look and shop the snaps below:
Top: Aldridge, playing football with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in Dress, Issa, $3,650; IssaLondon.com. Bodysuit, $42; AmericanApparel.net. Arm sleeve, McDavid, $20; McDavidUSA.com. Cleats, $50; Nike.com. On him: Shirt, $85, tights, $50, socks, $18 for three pairs, and sneakers, $100; Nike.com
Above: Win the day (and summer night) in a metallic statement dress with flat sandals—or cleats, if you plan on kicking around with L.A. Galaxy goalie Brian Rowe. Dress, Julien Macdonald, price upon request; Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855. Tank, $250; MonrealLondon.com. Cleats, $220; Puma.com
Styled by Melissa Ventosa Martin. Hair, Ben Skervin at The Magnet Agency; makeup, Serge Hodonou at Frank Reps; manicure, Nettie Davis at The Wall Group; set design, Bette Adams for Mary Howard Studio; production, Brachfeld/L.A.
This week, a number of folks will campout in hopes of getting the new Yeezy Boost 350, the latest in Kanye's Adidas collection. And most of the people who nab a pair of the $200 shoe will pretty much never wear them. If they do they'll tip toe around for fear of a stain, scratch or minuscule sign of wear. But Xhibition, a high-fashion/street shop in Cleveland, OH, decided to do away with sneaker pleasantries and put the new Yeezy kicks to the ultimate test: pliés and arabesque. Check out their video and the accompanying snaps below.
Maison Kitsuné, a French fashion brand and record label created in 2012, artfully combines the worlds of fashion and music with their latest collaboration.Vocalist, songwriter and visual artist Kilo Kish teams with the house for a colorful capsule collection. Kish, born Lakisha Kimberly “Kish” Robinson, has been slowly infiltrating the music scene with her music since 2012 and has received music and fashion accolades from Rolling Stone, MTV, Vogue, and Elle to name a few.
For this collab captured by French photographer Alice Moitié, Kilo Kish infuses her American roots with her love of the French brand and designed a collection of striped tees and accessories, including a cotton scarf, an iPhone case, tote bags, and a pair of sky blue kicks.
Kilo Kish and her cute curls exudes a certain je ne sais quoi that women on both sides of the Atlantic can celebrate. The lightweight sweaters will make for the perfect add-on during cool summer nights and an easy pairing with your favorite denim jeans.
In a show of cross-cultural unity, her custom tote features both the French and American flag. Her canvas pale blue sneakers come equipped with gold rivets and the Kitsuné signature on the tongue and rear of the sole sole.
The Maison Kitsuné x Kilo Kish collection is now available in all boutiques and online! Thoughts?
Liu Wen poses alongside her ‘We Are in Love’ co-star Choi Siwon for the June 2015 cover story of ELLE China. The Chinese model certainly looks ready for summer with brightly colored looks including lace and tulle embellished skirts paired artfully with classic Converse Chuck Taylors in Light Sapphire.
Photographed by Zack Zhang and styled by Katherine Cao, Liu is gorgeous in the glossy feature. See more snaps below.
DJ (she's toured with everyone from Nicki to Jessie J) and award winning TV producer Ruby Rose is no stranger to the spotlight, but that lime is about to get all the more brighter as she makes her debut as the newest Litchfield inmate on season 3 of Orange Is The New Black. Recently, Ruby (who resides in Los Angeles) opened her home to The Coveteur to display a sneaker collection we could roll with. Mix in some CHANEL here and Miu Miu there, amongst her streetwear collection, and some Jeremy Scott for Adidas, and you’ve got yourself a limelight worthy collection.
See our favorite Coveteur shots below:
Via The Coveteur
The folks at Packer Shoes join 47 Brand to create the "Independent Pleasure Club" Collection. Paying homage to the Independent Pleasure Club of New Jersey – one of the original “Black Fives” squads during the segregated Black Fives Era of basketball from 1904 up until 1950 when the NBA became racially integrated – the collaborative collection highlights the original IPC team colors of forest green and ivory throughout the Captain RF snapbacks, two Open Court T-shirts, an Alpha tank top, “All-Time” crewneck sweatshirt, Overload jacket, and IPC Pennant.
Plus just like the pairing in the lookbook, the collection will work nicely with a fresh pair of Stan Smith's.
The Packer Shoes x ’47 Brand “Independent Pleasure Club” collection is available now at Packer Shoes’ online store.
Collage by Minna Up and coming Def Jam singer/songwriter Alessia Cara’s first single, “Here,” has been steadily gaining traction on pretty much every music streaming service from here to the moon, but the 18-year-old is taking it in stride in her Converse classics and talking with RookieMag.com about postponing college plans and trying to change the world.
Read her full Q&A at Rookie Mag.
Shop The Top: Melody Ehsani x Reebok Snake Crop Tee Australian beauty Miranda Kerr flaunts her range of Reebok Skyscape sneakers for a recent feature for W Korea. With a sporty edge, Miranda dons baggy shorts, high socks and jogging pants paired with fitted crop tops and her signature brunette waves. See more below:
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