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Papa w/ Reverend & The Makers live in Sheffield Tramlines Festival

Recent fan footage of Papa with Reverend & The Makers live in Sheffield Tramlines Festival. Enjoy!

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Denham x Method Furniture ‘Journeyman’ Trunk

Today we present the result of a beautiful collaboration between denim brand Denham and Scottish furniture makers Method. Inspired the history of traveling, Method constructed a beautiful steamer trunk for the jeanmaker. Both light weight and extremely robust, the birch lined trunk is outfitted with everything a jeanmaker could need. Handcut leather handles and the 200 interconnected traditional joints are only a few of the outstanding details that can be found on the trunk.

McQ 2012 Fall/Winter Collection Lookbook

face Miles Langford takes center stage this season in the lookbook for Alexander McQueen’s McQ Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The young British model plays dress up, presenting a carefully crafted marriage of appeals that balance the collection. Cropped and fitted, fur and leather, pleat and tartan, graphic and knit pieces come united as the McQueen brand stylishly straddles the line between modern and classic within a chic line up.

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Kanye West 2012 Fall Collection

Varying in style from his premiere runway show, Kanye West recently displayed his 2012 fall/winter collection. Simple yet bold design combined with intricate tonal pieces rounded out the collection, which was also characterized by an array of textures including leathers, fur and lace. A handful of accessories taking the form of handbags were also included. An edgy and confident theme was emphasized by the models, each of whom had tied-back hair and smudged eyeliner for West’s sophomore collection.

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Billionaire Boys Club Fall 2012 Preview

Continuing on with a number of well-established themes the new BBC line sees a full range of clothing featuring bold patterns and logo treatments. Varsity jackets are a stand out as usual. Above, Pharrell Williams is seen amongst some of the new goods with PROJECT Show president Andrew Pollard.

Photography: Pete Williams/Highsnobiety.com


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Music Video: Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz – Mercy

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Swerve. Directed by Nabil.

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Niggas in Poorest Official Video - Yassin Bey

Here is the video for Niggas in Poorest by Yassin Bey A.K.A Mos Def. The video was directed by Yasiin Bey & Set Free, edited by Andre Cole and “produced by Yasiin Bey, Set Free and Andre Cole for Fellowship Mission”.

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10.Deep Spring 2012 Delivery 2 Lookbook

Brooklyn-based 10.Deep presents a new lookbook for the second delivery of their Spring 2012 Collection. Highlighting shorts, tank tops and the like, the latest offering has everything you need to carry you through the warmest months of the year. Accessories including back packs and caps are also looking strong this season. Available soon through your usual 10.Deep doors.

Complex: Interview with A$AP Rocky & Jeremy Scott

Hitting newsstands worldwide on February 7, Complex Magazine’s latest cover story features emcee, A$AP ROCKY, and controversial and bold designer Jeremy Scott, who both sat down for an in-depth interview about the duo’s rise to stardom. While both have been intertwined over the years courtesy of Scott’s designs, this was the first opportunity for the mutual admirers to get together and thank each other for in-directly helping putting one another in the pop culture zeitgeist. Read choice excerpts below and head over to Complex to read the cover story by Joe La Puma in its entirety.

You’ve name-dropped Jeremy in a bunch of songs. When did you first notice his designs?
A$AP: Around 2008. We started doing the whole thing. He used to come out with Mickey Mouse shit, three tongues, African patterns and shit. I started getting exclusive shit from France. I liked it so much because the only way you can find it is if you go on eBay, and you’re paying double. There’s no way an average person is gonna have it.

Jeremy: Can I ask you a question? What does A$AP stand for?

A$AP: It stands for “Always Strive and Prosper.” Which is cool, because it’s a positive thing. It’s constructive. People forget how important the youth is sometimes. They determine the future, you know? We respect our elders, so it’s an honor for us to have recognition from you guys. Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Jeremy Scott—that means a lot to us. Just like Jay-Z, Nas, and 2Pac—you guys mean that to us. Seriously.

Jeremy: Thank you, thank you.

A$AP: This is more than just a rapper and a designer getting together. This is bringing the cultures together and clashing them.

A$AP, you’ve called yourself the flyest motherfucker on earth.
A$AP: I might have said that when I was high or something. [Laughs.]

What do you think this cover with Jeremy will do for your fashion cred?
A$AP: Everything. Because this guy’s a legend. He’s our hero, and we love what he does.

You both push the envelope in your respective fields. Is that what’s most important to you, doing your own thing?
A$AP: My own thing is all that matters to me. And it feels good when I get props for doing what’s best for me. I like when people admire it and relate to it.

Jeremy: The only box I’m in is a shoebox. That’s my challenge every time—to push the boundaries, to constantly be challenging, and at the same time doing what I feel is right. It’s easy to make something absurd. Sometimes people say, “Whoa”—like what I’m doing is crazy. It’s not for everyone. I have a special role and I take it deadly serious. I spend my life, all of my waking hours, working and thinking and trying to create and perfect new ideas.

How important is getting cosigned by your peers for each of you?
A$AP: Very important, it’s one of those things that you feel grateful for.

Jeremy: I feel lucky that people who came before me have given me mad props. I can’t find a better example than Mr. Lagerfeld. It’s so flattering. He’s the most iconic fashion designer of our time. To have him champion me so fully and let me into his world, these are things that I never expected when I was in school thinking about fashion.

Why do you think hip-hop is so fascinated with fashion and vice versa?
A$AP: As black people it was our thing to show that we’re not living in poverty and that we can afford extravagant things—that kind of stuck with us. So when our great-grandparents were putting on their favorite outfits, it was to put on a front for the hard times. And hip-hop is a bunch of people that never had nothing. Fashion is just an expression. It’s an art. It expresses your taste. Good taste is important in hip-hop. I wake up saying I’m going to look the best I can and do what the fuck I want to do. And that’s what it’s all about. I don’t know if I articulated it good because I’m pretty high right now—and I have a lisp and I’m going to Mars right now.

Jeremy: [Laughs.] The thing is hip-hop is one of the only communities that really started its own trends.

A$AP: Wow.

Jeremy: That’s why I’ve always been inspired by hip-hop artists, because they transform things—even just the jean, turning it around, inside out, sagging it—all these different things. Yes, of course we get little things from other music movements, but hip-hop has been like, Pow! It’s really inspiring and it’s the only new music that has come along in eons. Rock and roll has been around—it’s changing forms. But hip-hop is major.

A$AP: That is so crazy.

A$AP, you’ve talked about this before, but why do you still think there’s homophobia and ignorance in rap?
A$AP: I’m not homosexual. That’s not where I’m at with my life. But I can still be greatly inspired by a homosexual. It has nothing to do with their sexuality. If I start discriminating against people, that will stop me as a person. That’s ignorant. What the fuck does that have to do with anything? It’s not like I want to date this motherfucker—I’m inspired by this dude. This isn’t about fashion, it’s what he personally did for me. I’m not saying I’m going to be an activist. I want to enlighten those brothers. I used to be like them, but I’m a grown-ass man. I don’t care what another man does with his time.

Jeremy: Why does it exist in the world? I don’t know. It’s just one of those things. I don’t know why people care about what other people do. When this becomes an issue in politics, that’s the thing that boggles my mind. I heard on CNN that Republicans won’t get behind Mitt Romney because of abortion and gay marriage. Why do you care?

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A$AP ROCKY & JEREMY SCOTT COMPLEX BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO:

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The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

With the opening of its new enlarged Manhattan showroom, Rolls-Royce also presents the Phantom Series II. Hardly any car on the market is as decadent as this car – some might call it a yacht on wheels, which is not even an exaggeration, because the wooden built outs in the car certainly remind of a boat.

“The biggest change on the vehicle comes on the front end where the distinct grill remains intact and the bumper gets updated with rectangular LED headlamps – the first to be offered in a production automobile. The internals feature a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential which also decreases the fuel consumption by 10% – though the Gas Guzzler Tax remains steady.”

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Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Wings Spring/Summer 2013

The Pink Poodle sneakers aren’t the only bold Jeremy Scott style from adidas Original for next season. Of course, another season means another set of JS Wings from Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals. For Spring/Summer 2013 things get metallic in all-black with the Wings 2.0s or rainbow stripes in the OG style. Also available in mini-me versions for the kids.

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Jordan Brand ‘Golden Moments’ Pack – Air Jordan 6 Retro & Air Jordan 7 Retro

To continue celebrating the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s legacy on the global stage, Jordan Brand is releasing the Jordan Golden Moments Pack on Saturday, August 18. The Jordan Golden Moments Pack features the Air Jordan 6 Retro in a White/Metallic Gold colorway and the Air Jordan 7 Retro in a Black/Metallic Gold colorway. The box features a gold Jumpman logo with “VI” and “VII” printed on either side and the year ’92, marking 20 years since Michael’s global domination.

The Jordan Golden Moments Pack will be available for a suggested retail price of $350.

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Vans Classics ‘Canvas & Leather’ Pack Spring 2012

That is what we love so much about Vans – when they do the least, keep it really simple, the results are the best. From their Spring 2012 Cans Classics Collection we present the Canvas & Leather Pack. Consisting of the Era and the Zapato del Barco, both sneakers come in each three colorways, featuring a combination of canvas and leather accents on the upper. We like the contrasting styles, grey/brown and navy/brown, the best.

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Forbes: 30 under 30 – Mac Miller

High honors for Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh emcee has recently been listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. The famed magazine sat down with Mac, who became the first indie rapper to have a chart-topping debut album, to discuss a variety of topics that chronicle his come up in the industry. The future is certainly looking bright for the nineteen-year old artist, so keep an eye out for him in 2012.

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HUF Fall/Winter 2012 Preview

Fall/Winter 2012 is looking promising for Keith Hufnagel’s HUF brand. We snapped a few images of some highlights from this coming F/W season and here is a look at what we saw. Fans of the label’s Plantlife items will be happy to see boxer shorts available 3 great colors including light gray, black, and a really soothing green color. The camo bag range consisting of a pouch, backpack, and duffle is looking crispy, too.

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Casio G-Shock 2011 Army Green Collection

Just in time for fall and winter, Casio’s G-Shock has released the seasonally appropriate Army Green Collection. The lineup welcomes the brand’s GW-6900KG, GW-7900KG, AND GW-M5610KG models, each donning an Army Green finish. Not only does the earth-tone set portray a tougher aesthetic than the average G-Shock watch, but increased functionality has been implemented with Solar Radio capabilities, leaving you with the option to receive time syncing radio waves from several global stations.