Maison Martin Margiela is a legendary designer and still continues to create new designers that pushes the limits. Margiela is known for many things but definitely there dope sneakers. This new pair continues that legacy. These sneakers are a pair of black patent leather with white stitch detail on the back and are made in Italy. These shoes would kill the most simple outfit. I told yall I want to wear black for an entire year. Click the link for purchasing opportunities before they are sold out.
As I was flipping through the channels the other day, I saw Bow Wow in this simple but dope all black crewneck and I definitely been messing with all black lately. So I was trying to figure out who was the designer and couldn’t get it. Then yesterday as I was flipping through Instagram, I seen designer Ron Bass post the picture that he created the piece. The crewneck is black with stud and embroidered bead details. Ron Bass is a great designer’s with distinct pieces inspired by greats like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Mark McNairy, Jeremy Scott and his parents. “His goal is to one day leave a mark on art and fashion culture by showcasing love for thyself and others while creating pieces that will inspire the masses.” Shout out to Bow Wow stylist Kwasi Kessie. Go check out Ron Bass other designs. http://iamronbass.com/
Pink Dolphin has done it again, The brand recently released its lookbook for the new Spring 2014 Collection. The collection includes some dope items including denim jeans, crewnecks, t-shirts and some crazy jackets. The collection still follows the Pink Dolphin architecture with dope graphics and bright colors while expanding with new designs and fabrics. I applaud Pink Dolphin because they not only have dope lookbook photos but a crazy video that always includes a nice beat. The collection drops soon on 2/08/14. Be ready because some of the designs will sell out quickly. The picture collage are of my favorite looks out of the collection pictures. The slide show is of the entire collection. Check out the video and photos below.
On yesterday the new addition to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang label, Ty Dolla $ign stopped by The Fairfax Avenue Pink Dolphin Store in Los Angeles, CA. There were thousands of fan lined up down Fairfax avenue to meet the rapper and purchase items from the brand. Ty talked with fans and signed his new Beach House EP. Check out Ty Dolla $ign’s video featuring B.O.B. “Paranoid”. Check back for details on the new Spring 2014 Pink Dolphin Collection which drops 02/108/14.
The brand Kaviar and Cigarettes motto is “Overlooked but get the most attention”. Kaviar and Cigarettes first collection was very creative and well thought out with heavy cultural influences. Now the brand has a new collection that can be worn in any season and basically with anything. I have said it before that the classic and monochromatic look is very in right now. Each garment is hand-made and there is only 20 made of each sizing making each one of a kind. That means you will not find anyone in the room with your same shirt on.
I love that the L.A. based brand doesn’t mind taking the chance to be different and creative with their collections. The Classics collection consist of 3 types of garments a t-shirt, short-sleeve crewneck and long-sleeve crewneck, all of which are hand sewn with raw edge details. I really like this Kaviar and Cigarettes and cant wait to see what they do next…Go check out the brand’s site and tell me what you think?
I recently had the opportunity to meet and interview the co-owner of Pink Dolphin, Neima Khaila. Pink Dolphin was started in 1998 and within just a few years, it took over the urban fashion industry. Pink Dolphin continues to push the limits of urban fashion with every collection. Their new Holiday 2013 Collection is dope and full of new heavier fabrics for us in the colder climates but is still consistent with the Pink Dolphin theme. I would like to thank my videographer, Miguel O. for putting this video together. I would also like to thank Neima for his time, Sara Ivory for putting this together, and all the Pink Dolphin staff.
FILA’s Rise of the Independents series has hit Detroit’s own Puffer Reds. Puffer Reds is located in Ypsilanti, MI and has been a staple in the community for years for urban fashion. Ty Mopkins is Head Buyer at Puffer Reds and a big inspiration to me in more ways than one. Salute to him and all his hard work. When it comes to sneakers Ty is a self-proclaimed historian not a collector and he has definitely earned that title owning over 450 pairs of sneakers. In the video Ty, explains his personal history of FILA’s and growing up in Detroit. Check out the video below and make sure you check out Puffer Reds online site. Also if you are in the Metro Detroit area stop by the Puffer Reds store.
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A$AP Rocky is still rolling off the success of his 1st studio album Long.Live.ASAP with his new video for “Phoenix”. The video features actor Michael K. Williams and model Joan Smalls. A$AP Rocky is rocking a red Melinda Gloss Turtleneck Sweater with a matching knit scarf. This outfit is dope especially for the holidays but very fashionable. I will be honest, I never heard of Melinda Gloss but, its has some great monochromatic designs. Checkout the video below and tell me what you think?
R&B Icon R. Kelly attended the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, and also did a crazy performance with Lady Gaga. R. Kelly stole the red carpet arriving in an Ashton Michael jacket, shirt, and kilt pieces from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with Cazal sunglasses and a pair of Barracuda Dallas Riso Nero Boots. Aston Michael is a dope designer and I am definitely feeling this look. Ashton has created pieces for artist like Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Pitbull. I really like the different leather details on all the different pieces. Many people didn’t understand this outfit because all they noticed was his kilt and felt Kelly was too old for the stylish outfit. I disagree R.Kelly has been making R&B music forever and keeps reinventing himself. The kilt was worn with pants underneath and definitely was an essential part of the ensemble. Stylist April Roomet killed this for him as she does for all her clients that include Nas, The Dream and Big Sean. Check out the pictures below and tell me what you think…
Rapper 2 Chainz was one of the many celebrities that attended the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. 2 Chainz wore a multicolored Versace shirt, denim jeans, and yellow Giuseppe Zanotti Chain and zipper leather sneakers. I actually like the shirt and the colors in it goes well with the yellow Giuseppe sneakers. 2 Chainz is always in Versace. What do you think of his look?