Brand: Puma x Overkill; Remake on Blaze Cage & Disc Blaze silhouettes
Features: Black and mint green Blaze Cage and white and mint green Disc Blaze. Both items represent the “Pfeffiboys” collective that inspired their production, with the Blaze Cage each featuring the Berlin group’s logo on the top of its tongue.
Editor’s Note: Inspired by the Berlin Culture and underground scene, these two releases are made in fashion heaven and presented in a unique manner. Accompanying these renditions is an engraved flask and two Colorway T-shirts with an OVERKILL slogan on the chest plate. Overall, this is an outstanding collaboration and two nice renditions perfect for the Fall/Winter season.
Price & Pick-Up: These shoes to hit the e-shelves of OVERKILL’s website on November 18th.
• In his attempts to educate and inform others of the continuing Refugee Crisis, artist Ai Wiewei presents his latest installment dubbed “Laundromat” based in New York City. Held at the Deitch Projects in New York, the Chinese artist – whom was once a refugee himself- filled the exhibition space with garments, shoes and personal effects that he acquired from refugee camps that housed Syrian immigrants at the town of Idomeni near the border of Greece.
Displayed at the exhibition are articles that Ai was able to retrieve from trucks that were taking the wet and soiled clothing to a landfill, which in turn had AI clean, wash, dry and iron or this project. Which is how the installment received the name Laundromat. Utilizing the floor space, Ai plastered 2,000 text and image snippets from the media reports on the crisis while the walls are lined with photos documenting Ai’s time in Idomeni. The “Laundromat” installation which is on display till December 23 joins Ai Weiwei’s previous projects in Florence, Prague, Berlin, and Vienna that deal with the current refugee crisis.
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• Berlin’s own enfant terrible of streetwear, MUSCHI, has teamed up with fellow city residents DJINNS to produce a new capsule range for fall 2014. Thoroughly on-trend in its black-and-whiteness, the “Scars & Stripes” collection features a baseball shirt and shorts, two tees, two pairs of socks, two snapbacks, a pair of buckets, a boonie hat and a canvas sneaker, all rocking the “Barely Legal” branding. That might seem like standard capsule business but the devil is in the details: satin bandana fabric lines the inside of the snapbacks and the pockets of the shorts, the tees come with mesh sleeve hems, the boonie features dedicated cigarette and lighter pockets, while the sneakers have cork insoles suitable for barefoot wearing. In true MUSCHI style, the pun-filled lookbook keeps things lighthearted, while the video below thugs things out by several degrees. Each piece in the collection is limited to just 300 pieces, with everything on sale from Friday. Grab yours here.
• Continuing their focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel, Berlin-based brand ACRONYM is back with its Fall/Winter 2014 video lookbook. Instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users, ACRONYM introduces several key styles this season and brings back proven classics from previous collections. Standout items from the collection include the light grey J1A-LP jacket and also the J41-GT drop-in jacket, which impresses with a hidden opening zipper that you have to do a double take to even notice. The ACRONYM Fall/Winter 2014 collection is now available at the brand’s online store.
• Once again amazing news is recieved from our close friends reigning from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the AGO squad. We are excited about the latest announcement of the “CrossRoadTour” with rappers/producers Waldo & The Seventh. These two overly talented individuals are debuting their skills live in EUROPE!!! These two will be blazing stages from Amsterdamn to Berlin, Paris and London. This is an amazing mive for these two microphone controllers from the cold city of Grand Rapids. They will be spending the beginning half of the fall touring these Europe cities and representing for the AGO team. We are expecting some amazing things from this tour so stay tune for updates and visuals. CONGRATS WALDO & THE SEVENTH!
The adidas Skateboarding flick, filmed and edited by Torsten Frank, captures what it is and takes to not just be a skateboarder but earn the rights to shred the streets of Berlin. Adidas Skateboarding delivers an amazing glimpse at the German International Team flip, kick and pushing thru astonishing destinations of Berlin. Adidas Skateboarding takes us on a journey through rural German architecture found throughout the city, as well as a look into some epic banks, gaps and an occasional loading dock.
Adidas Skateboarding features its entire German International team, including Tjark Thielker, Phil Anderson, Valeri Rosomako, Kai Hillebrand, Patrick Zentgraf, Markus Blessing, Sandro Trovato, Michi von Fintel and Lem Villemin. Each portray a unique style and ambition that drive these skaters to make the essentially impossible, possible in some sharp, tight locations. adidas Skateboarding coalesced with Juice Design, a San Francisco based advertising and design boutique, to produce this exquisite depiction of the team skating the streets in Berlin, not to mention epic choice in tunes, courtesy of Main Fear of Love and Raithe Laurence. For more information regarding the video and/or adidas Skateboarding click here, or sit back and enjoy the show.