Over here in our office we have been quietly following the rise of Yardsale and it certainly has been somewhat of a meteoric rise. From their early videos that were in a sense riding the Bronze 56k wave, up until this moment where both their newest collection of products and the video element have risen to a new level. We hope the brand will develop further and keeps surprising us like they did with this one.
Featuring skateboarding by: Curtis Pearl, Sam Sitayeb, Darius Trabalza, Kyle Wilson, Sam Robots and Julian Kimura.
Poetic Collective is a brand that is trying to do things in their own way, the name of the company suggests that there is a group of people working on the project and that is the truth. The company has its roots in the art world with multiple artists or art students contributing to the collective look and feel. We had a talk with Tom Botwid about Poetic’s new collection, their team riders, the nostalgic vs. the contemporary, and drawing inspiration from outside of skating. We are happy to present their new collection together with Tom who provides some extra context to the whole thing. Enjoy!
This is your sixth collection isn’t it?
So much has changed from our first collection up until now I am sitting in my apartment right now and I have a board from each collection and the first one only had one t-shirt and one board and I did that while I was still studying art in Berlin. There I was making a lot of things that were very conceptual and I wanted to break away from that and make something that would speak to me aesthetically but didn’t necessarily have that strong conceptual background to it. So I talked to some people and they were interested so we made some boards without thinking too much about it. Just making something that you like to look at and skate on. Since then we progressed a lot, the first video I did the filming, my brother did the editing and we got a lot of good reactions. Now it is a proper company that is growing fast, maybe too fast when you have a normal job as well and then I feel like we progressed a lot aesthetically as well. We were trying to do something different and over time we dared to take bigger risks and that started growing us more and more into our own. The basic idea stayed the same, though we draw our inspiration from outside of skateboarding. I.E. when a new company comes along and has graphics inspired by an 80’s or 90’s company they are still referencing skateboarding and “skate art” but there are so many possible aesthetic influences that can be introduced into skateboarding. So to me, it was very limiting to only look inside skateboarding for inspiration. So much in skateboarding is wrapped up in nostalgia right now.
I noticed that Sarah Meurle has her own board can you tell me how that happened.
I think it is nice both to show the skills she has combined with her interests in photography but also to give her a platform that will draw attention to the fact that she is one of the best female skaters in Europe. She has been working hard and she has been sponsored for a long time already and done so much so we want to give her a platform and the good thing is skateboarding has been opening up to female skating as well.
I see Sarah’s board more as that she gets to do something with her photography than as a pro board, then we would want to get more guest artists in to do a series. We want to invite people in that fit in with our themes that at the same time allow us to reach over to other platforms and draw in different audiences. As for Sarah, it was important for us to let her do this on her own terms because a lot of female skateboarders only get portrayed by men and we wanted to have her express herself as she wants.
So do you select riders of their interests? Is that a factor?
Not of their interests but I do want them to have an understanding of what the company is about and I want them to be able to relate to that and be able to stand behind the ideas and product we produce. Because as a smaller company I can’t offer the riders that much so I feel it is important that they really want to be a part of it and are willing to invest themselves. Not everybody on the team has a big art interest but everybody has an understanding of what we are and are trying to do.
I know what you mean, sometimes I watch a VX1000 filmed skateboard video and my girlfriend says “Did they film this in the 90’s?” and the crazy thing is I don’t even notice the fact that the quality looks vintage for me the VX1000 is still up-to-date.
I thought about that but you do notice when something is very contemporary, like the clips Johnny Wilson is making, that instantly feels like today. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like VX footage, the nostalgia works but when I stop and think about it I want our stuff to looks contemporary.
But when you come to clothes and boards it is hard to do something that is not pre-set for us. Meaning that you have a body to work with and you have the shape of the skateboard reinventing those are big challenges.
That is why you need those other outputs like video, so you have more freedom still, we always try to keep an open mind when it comes to those two things. Then again references can be fun! We are doing the Muska thing in this collection which is ironic because he is moving away from skateboarding into the realm of art. At the same time, it’s fun because some will get it immediately and other will be like Muska who? First, we wanted to call that the noseslide stuff but this works better.
So for the Muska thing the colors were set but how do you guys choose the other colors that make up a collection?
In the beginning, we worked a lot with black and white, which are art references, we also had a red dot in reference to the selling of art but then Free skateboard mag came about and we decided to drop it. But as we progressed there was so much black and white being used in skateboarding that we felt like we wanted to work with colors more. A lot of the colors we use come from paintings and looking at things we want to use color tones that are not that in your face, we want to have it flow nicely together and combine that into something you would want to wear, even as a grown up.
Even as a grown up (laughs)!
To me, pink for instance has always been the opposite of what is black & white which are like “hardcore cool” and pink transforms things into something else and that is interesting. For a while, though I was doubting the pink on Sarah’s board because it seems almost cliché because she is a female but it actually worked well and she liked it. To me, the pink that we used doesn’t represent gender it represents something softer.
We are a group of people that hang out together and skate together but at the same time, we don’t want to push that part as a “cool” thing. It is not like ‘we are the shit, fuck everybody else’, it is more like a love thing and to me, pink represents that.
Alright! So since you are definitely into balancing things out well, how did you choose what type of clothes to make and what kind of fit to use?
I look at a lot of fashion outside of the skateboarding realm and as I said before that connects back to the point I made earlier that influence can come from different directions. At the same time, we still make a lot of basics as well. At the same time, I would like the company to grow so I can do some more obscure stuff as well. As for the fit, we spent a lot of time finding the right fit but it’s hard cause the next color way can have a different fit.
What about the boards?
As far as the boards go there is a lot to choose from! But the thing is people have their own preferences, they always say what about that shape what about this? I like them how we make them now and a lot of people do so why change that?
So what kind of people would you love to collaborate with? Karin Mamma Andersson who is one of the biggest Swedish painters that is totally removed from skateboarding I wouldn’t necessarily want to do that Mark Gonzales guest board. I like something that is so far out that it becomes interesting.
Catalog photos by Nickolina Knapp
Lifestyle photos by Robin Pailler
It is great when people manage to realize their dreams. We first heard about PACCBET (pronounced “rassvet”) when we were out in Moscow working on our “Project Russia” issue. While there we met both Gosha Rubchinskiy and Tolia, the latter told us about their idea to create a new brand next to the Gosha Rubchinskiy brand.
Now we all hear people talking about creating something of their own but not many manage to actually do it. Especially in the way that PACCBET had its start with an event at Dover Street Market. If you are aware of Gosha’s work you probably know that it is important to him to observe and create his own moods, departing from this point he manages to develop his work. Because Tolia and Gosha have known each other for quite some time they also know how to create and work together, navigating between different moods and in the end creating PACCBET, a brand to watch.
Watch the PACCBET promo bellow and click here to read our “Project Russia” interviews with both Gosha and Tolia.
Once again it is Berlin’s young fashion guy Steffen Grap who gets our attention! This time, he brought his gang, too! Filmed and edited by underground star “KollegaJJ”. (030) is on the rise, hate it or love it!
“Skate New York With the City’s Coolest Crew for Vogue”
Is the official title of this video and it is enough to divide people into different camps. The skating is obviously great and the music isn’t bad at all maybe it is the name Vogue that bothers people, we don’t know!
To us, the real shock is that more and more girls seem to openly show love for nerdy activities! I don’t know about you guys but when we were growing up playing Pokemon, kicking a hackeysack around or even skateboarding did not exactly seem to be that cool to the girls we were hanging out with. In recent times the script has been flipped and the beauty in that is what Alex Olson probably wants us to see.
For a lot of you, FUTUR might be an unknown brand, but who can blame them? The brand does not have a Snapchat, Instagram or a Facebook account and their website hasn’t been updated in a while. At first glance, it’s kind of special in this day and age that you can see products in your stream before you see it on the street or in the shops, but that is just what Dutch-born Felix Schaper and Parisian Ben Frédonie don’t want! They want you to discover their brand via a magazine, a friend or a shop, “This is the first time we are doing an article in a magazine.” Felix tells me. Rather than making waves, the focus lies in creating a high-quality product that can survive without the hype and can compete with other high-end brands. Like trends, hype can die down quickly. Instead, the brand moves at its own pace and in its own way. It is always more exciting to “find” something than to have it shoved in your face. That search makes the people that know FUTUR come back for more every time they have a new drop.
By Roland Hoogwater
How did FUTUR as a brand come about and what was the initial idea behind starting the brand?
Ben and I do the brand. The idea was to start a premium apparel line and do fun projects. A lot of ‘fashion apparel brands’ use skateboarding for image purposes but in fact, they don’t give anything back to the community. Ideally, we wanted to switch things around with FUTUR. We want to sell good quality premium products that can compete with other high-end brands and still be able to take our crew on skate trips.
As far as I can tell from your new lookbook, you produce most of the products in Europe and a small portion in the US. How important is manufacturing in first world regions for you as a brand?
We produce all of our textiles in Europe. The caps are done in the US. This is purely a quality related decision. The factory where the clothes are made is very important to a brand and we’ve been very lucky to find the right one. We are not against producing outside of Europe but it is easier and faster to work close to home.
Who decides the direction the brand goes in both visually and conceptually?
It is just me and Ben. We make all the decisions regarding the quality of products and the direction of the brand. We were both working for other brands before FUTUR and you always have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy when it comes to making decisions. Now we are on our own calling all the shots.
Do you make your own designs or do you work with other designers?
Again it’s just us. Ben is more skilled than me at finding new fits and lining out the product. I’m more involved in overseeing the graphic design side of things: the colors of the collection, the layouts and so on. For now, we haven’t had the means to hire another person but ideally we would like to find someone who can help us out with the production side of things.
There are recurring designs every season. What those graphics do mean to the brand?
We’ve got some graphic parts like the capital F and the No.1 woman graphic that reoccur in almost every collection. It’s kind of like a logo I guess. Every collection we work on starts with the colors. We pick a limited amount of colors and build the collection from there. It’s a good way to built a coherent collection that looks good on the rack. We do not do too many color options on a piece. Maybe two max depending on the styles.
How does the connection between fashion and skateboarding function? (It seems like a lot of people are inspired by the skateboard lifestyle and vice versa)
Like I said before, skateboarding is very visible nowadays. It used to be more tight-knit and now it’s way more reachable for everybody through the Internet. It can function but sometimes the fashion industry comes up with some pretty boneheaded shit. But so do skaters (laughs).
Why did you decide to create a FUTUR skate team and how important is it to the brand?
It’s very important to us. Almost every penny we earn goes into our trips (laughs). Guys like Santiago (Sasson) and Juan (Saavedra) have basically been there since day one. Juan was having beers with us when we came up with the name months before we started the brand in 2014. So, the connection is quite tight. We’ve done most of the lookbooks with them and ask for their opinion regarding the products. We try to involve them as much as possible.
How do the Timeline edits connect to the rest of the brand? Because it feels like way more than just a skate edit in which the team skates in the clothes.
When it comes to the Timeline videos we usually work with Yoan (Taillandier) so obviously he has a lot of input in the way the videos look and feel. We try to go on trips as often as possible. We really like the format of +/- 5 minute videos. It is not like a full video. We see it more as the result of a tour and the footage from that tour is what we try to edit in a nice way. If the timing is right, we give the crew some new samples to skate in and ideally we try to drop the clips around the time the new collection ships out. But if it doesn’t fit or we feel there isn’t enough footy we don’t force it. Apart from the team, we also like having guests and friends in our clips.
Coming back to the direction of the brand, what are some of the future goals for the company and in what way do you feel the company has evolved from the first season up until this one (season 3)?
Season 0 consisted of like 10 pieces. Six drops later, we are at Season 03 consisting of close to 60 pieces. At the same time, the number of shops that carry FUTUR has grown each season. For the future, we’d ideally like to have a real office to start with 🙂 possibly in combination with a photo studio that we and our friends can use and continue to go on cool trips and develop some more technical products. Maybe we might even open an Instagram account (laughs).
Any conversation about Russia and its youth culture these days is bound to include Gosha Rubchinskiy. It’s inevitable. He’s considered one of the most exciting streetwear designers of the day – with collections in haute stores such as Dover Street Market and Tres Bien – as well as an influential photographer. His work is without a doubt a reason why the fashion world is looking East for fresh ideas. His approach consists of an authentic mix of real life situations unfolding around him, captured in a Soviet aesthetic and told in a Russian accent. Skateboarding always plays a major part in Gosha’s imagery and its focus on showing teenagers on the streets in their natural environment. Most of the teenagers don’t even know about their power and their style, which is what inspires Gosha and makes the results appear so real. It’s just normal life, caught with an open mind.
We’ve had the pleasure to meet Gosha in his own Moscow neighborhood, in between bar hopping and walking around from one club to another. To no surprise, he turned out to be a friendly guy who likes to share his story. And it was also impressive to find out that he is taking care of his friends a lot and that he has such a strong belief in a romantic idea of community.
Interview by Benni Markstein
How did you get started with photography? What is your background?
Initially, I started photography in my school years just for fun. I just shot my friends with basic film cameras. It was nothing special. During college, I took some photography lessons and learned how to use mirror film cameras. I studied fashion, styling, hair dressing and some make-up. I always had a need to document my work, so I had to learn more about photography because I had to present it. I learned that it is always better to have a complete project. When I started my fashion project, I started to use my photography for it, since I knew how to develop film. But anyway, I was already taking pictures of my friends my entire life, for example while going out or skating.
Your new book Youth Hotel just launched. Please tell us something about making that book.
There is a hotel in Moscow from the ‘80s that was built for the Olympic Games for the youth and young sportsmen. It’s a strange building with 28 floors in a real Soviet mood and feel. One day a friend of mine, who is a stylist, came to Moscow and she wanted to stay in a strange hotel. So we chose this one as I also wanted to take a look inside and see what’s going on there. It was very interesting, so we rented a room, spent some time there, invited some friends and had some parties there. It’s very empty, so we had the entire floor for us, played some music, danced and also we could smoke. During these parties I shot some pictures there. My friends of IDEA Books, who also made my last book Crimea / Kids, asked me to do something new and asked if I had something for them. I said yes and told them that I have some great outtakes from my Youth Hotel series that we could use. I mixed these pictures with last year’s cool pictures that I never used. I think the name Youth Hotel is very romantic. Youth is such a short period of time in your life that you spend shortly.
You mentioned that you had unused photographs you were able to use. Do you feel that different outlets are also important to realize different ideas in your work?
Photography for me is like a diary. It’s about documenting. I see something and when I think it’s interesting I shoot some faces or some outfits or some boys wearing something in a good way. Afterwards, I can use it for inspiration in my new collections. It’s always interesting to document some energy, or some moods, and to look back for some inspiration.
Please describe the overall image and aesthetic you are aiming to create.
I see something interesting here in Moscow, in Russia. My friends are doing interesting things that I always wanted to show to other Russian people, and also internationally. It doesn’t matter if it’s through photography, or films, or fashion – those are just different ways to show it. For me, it is always about showing things that are happening in Moscow and what is interesting and what is our mood.
The Moscow mood?
Moscow, or Russian, or my Gosha mood – I don’t know! It’s all about the same things told through different outlets. But what is it? I don’t know, it’s my vision; it’s different things that I think are great. If I think this guy is great, or this building, or this landscape is great, I want to show it to people.
And if people don’t like it?
Anyway, I like reactions. It’s a good thing when people react because it’s bad when people don’t care about you. I like bad reactions like: “What the hell is he doing?!” I like that.
What’s your background in skateboarding? Do you still skate?
I’m not, like, a big skater. I started when I was 22 years old. During my school years I never had friends that skated and I was really focused on art, sitting at home and drawing. Later I met some people that skated, not too crazy just in a basic way. Sometimes I go skating but I’m very busy right now and you only have a few months during the year to skate in Moscow. I’m not professional enough to go to indoor skate parks in the wintertime. Also, every year it’s a challenge to kind of start skating again and again. It’s always like stepping on your board for the first time. Anyway, I try to remember how it works.
For me it’s a about the romantic of being a teenager having time to go skate in the streets to escape problems.
Some people still live this life, people who used to do it since they were teenagers. I like to go skate on sunny days in summer and to watch others doing good tricks, to cruise around and take some pictures.
I guess you have many friends that skate, then?
Yeah yeah, it’s a big community with friends, and their friends! When I met these guys for the first time around eight years ago, I thought wow, this is really cool and it is something so true and strong. These guys are really interesting people, the most interesting guys in Russia are from the skate community. Because it mixes guys from different areas: some football fans, some musicians, some Hip Hop dancers, and graffiti guys – they all skate together. Skateboarding is the connection. If you want to meet cool dudes it’s easy to find them in the skate community. For me, it was like fresh air when I met skateboarders for the first time and every year new and cool people become part of the community.
Do you see similarities between skating and fashion? And do you get inspired from skating?
Yes, of course. Normal life always inspires me. I can be inspired by some cool 15 year old guy coming to the spot for the first time because he has some weird style and I will use it for my collection. It works this way for me; one guy can inspire the whole collection. I met Kevin Rodrigues in Paris who has a very cool style – he is really inspiring. Everybody around him is now wearing the same style as him and this is how it works.
How did that connection with Kevin happen and is he your new muse?
First of all, I’m checking what’s going on in the skate world and of course I saw him many times in videos and I liked his style. The first time I met him was in London through a Converse presentation. And when I saw him in real life I thought he was an interesting guy, and that I would like to know him more. Six month later we met again in Paris at Place de la République because we have some friends in common. So we started hanging out, drinking beer, and he was like “Oh, you’re from Russia! That’s cool, we love Russian people.” So we became friends from the first day. It’ the same with Ben Kadow from the US, how they look and how they skate is something I really like.
Crimea / Kids (2014)
What do you think is are the differences between the Moscow scene compared to other cities?
I think the main difference is the places to skate because of the weather and the winter. In Moscow, people have to do all the things they like to do during the summer period because in the wintertime everybody starts to become lazy. I think that’s the main difference between Russia and other countries. But besides that, I think in terms of the community, friendships, and skateboarding – everywhere is the same around the world. That’s because it’s so easy if you go to Paris, or to China, and meet some people at the spot, it’s the same connection.
Many people pay attention to my work and that’s why I need to use it to show the good things about Russia.
At one time you said that you would like to change people’s perception of Russia through your work. Is that true?
Yeah, it’s one of my ideas that I want to show Russia the way I see it. I think I have my own vision and I want to show it because it’s hard to imagine how it is if you don’t live here. I have power and the ways to show it – so that’s why I need to use it. Many people pay attention to my work and that’s why I need to use it to show the good things about Russia. Now we’re living in a time of information war, and especially many bad things about Russia and I would like to say: No, it’s not really like that. I can show you what’s happening. Well, and what I think is the beauty of being a Russian.
Why is there some much attention on Russia at the moment? What is attracting the people?
It was a closed country for many years and no one knew what was secretly happening inside. It was just a big myth surrounding what it is – and it still is. The country is big and of course you can be in Moscow or St. Petersburg, which is easy. But that is not the real Russia. You have to go to other cities to understand the Russian mentality better. Like you told me the story of this security guard Dima in Sochi and what his soul is like. I think you’ll understand more now. These are things I also like to show about Russia, because I think it’s good here. It’s not only clichés.
So what do you have coming up for the future and new projects?
I have an idea for a short movie so I try to find free time for it. First of all, I need to sit down, write the script and then start filming. This will be my next project.
Supra is killing it lately! A couple of days ago they released the second installment of the Supra dispatch tour / documentary series and now they hit us with nine minutes of NYC bangers. Their consistent video output, the diversity of both the team and the product have solidified Supra as a mainstay in the world of skateboard footwear.
Während sich in unseren Gefilden endlich der Sommer nähert, kehrt am anderen Ende der Welt langsam, aber sicher der Winter ein. Die Australier von Buttergoods stellen also mit diesem Lookbook – analog geschossen von James Whineray und Garth Mariano in den Straßen von Perth – die neue Winterkollektion vor, die trotzdem irgendwie nach Sommer riecht: So kalt wirds ja in Australien nicht werden…
Ab dem 29. April lassen sich die Teile online shoppen!
Man sollte meinen, dass es doch so einfach sein könnte, aber manchmal ist eben genau der einfachere Weg ein von müder Gewöhnlichkeit geprägter Pfad. Um aus diesen gewöhnlichen Strukturen auszubrechen geht man manchmal Umwege, auch wenn womöglich ein paar Steine im Weg liegen. Im Skateboarding gibt es den einfach Weg oder eben den eigenen: Uns sind ein paar Dinge aufgefallen, die dem Skater das eigentliche skaten erschweren – hier unsere persönliche Hitliste. Zwinkersmiley.
Keine Bushings Daewon Song braucht keine Bushings, zumindest die oberen kommen erst gar nicht zum Einsatz. Aber Daewon ist nicht das beste Beispiel, denn dafür ist er vielleicht zu speziell und – ausser Frage – viel zu gut. Deutlicher wird dieser Trend, wenn man scheiternde Nachahmer im Skatepark beobachten muss und das ist meistens kein Vergnügen.
Die wohl unnützlichste Situation, in der man als Skater stecken könnte ist eine Hose, die im Schritt nicht beweglich ist – wir machen dann mal die “Fashion over Function” Schublade auf. Sieht zwar ganz gut aus, macht aber einfach keinen Spaß und Treflip Schere geht mit Stretch einfach besser – wollen wir trotzdem nicht mehr sehen.
Das Klimpern in der Aufnahme kann durchaus von schmückender Funktion sein, sobald man fällt wirds jedoch schmerzhaft. Falls du in der dummen Situation steckst, in beiden Hosentaschen Löcher zu haben, keinen Rucksack trägst und keine anderen Taschen zur Verfügung hast, ist es wohl unumgänglich deinen Schlüssel an einem Karabiner an die Hose zu hängen – und nur dann ist es legitim.
Irgendwie ist es doch wunderbar, denn so eine schwarze Oberfläche kann man wunderbar verzieren. Der Kreativität sind keine Grenzen gesetzt und bekanntlich ist sowieso alles erlaubt. Man kann sogar Stücke komplett frei von der rauen Beschichtung lassen – hilft dir beim Kickflip weniger, sieht aber immerhin interessant aus.
Diesen Trend können wir leider überhaupt nicht nachvollziehen und hoffen, dass jeder aufgeweckte, selbsternannte Trend-Scout das auch schnell bemerken wird. Wer mit Geschwindigkeit vorankommen möchte, braucht Rollen, die erheblich größer sind als ein Kugellager. Kleine Wheels gehören übrigens – wie die Keyholder – auch in die Kategorie Klimper-Klimper.
Pullover um den Bauch geschnallt
Lustig, wie du so spontan seit 45 Minuten versuchst den No-Comply am Gap zu landen. Deine Instagram Follower werden es dir danken und sowieso merkt dort ja keiner, dass du eigentlich schon schwitzt und den Pulli schon längst in die nächstbeste Ecke hättest feuern können.
Merkwüdige Shapes. Wir freuen uns über diesen Trend, denn besser könnte es doch nicht kommen: Jeder findet ein Shape, was exakt auf sein Skaten zugeschnitten wurde. Das wird natürlich etwas tricky, wenn dann dein Wille stärker ist als der Verstand und du eigentlich lieber Nolle Flip Noseslides machst – mit einer Hammerhead Nose eher schwierig.
Damit der Boardslide auch am Waschbeton geht – Dein Set Up wiegt zwar jetzt mehr und du hast dir Löcher in dein neues Board bohren müssen, immerhin bist du aber ziemlich zeitgemäß unterwegs und die Grafik bleibt weitgehend verschont. Wer stellt die Dinger eigentlich noch her?
Kenny Anderson fährt in diesem Clip für Edwin Watches mit seinem Rennrad von Spot zu Spot und lässt es sich nicht nehmen ein paar Tricks zu machen – gewohnt stylisch. Hat Kenny eigentlich den besten Backtail der Welt?
Andy Muellers The Quiet Life macht mit dem neuesten Lookbook mal wieder alles richtig und stellt unter Beweis, dass ein Lookbook auch ohne viel Schnickschnack auskommen kann. Dem Fotografen Dan Monick reichte ein Model von einer ordinären Wand um die Frühlingslooks in Szene zu setzen – unsere Favoriten der Kollektion, die ab sofort hier erhältlich ist:
Wenn Carhartt WIP eine neue Kollektion auf den Markt wirft, gibt es jedesmal ein höchst ansehnliches Lookbook zu sehen. Auch der Frühling 2015 macht da keine Ausnahme – das britische Straßenleben gekoppelt mit einer leichten Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer schielenden Schönheit und Polar Skateboards Pro Jerome Campbell. Zurücklehnen, genießen und weiter Träumen.
Die Briten von Palace Skateboards meinen es anscheinend ernst und präsentieren ihre neue Sommerkollektion, die ziemlich auf Fashion ausgelegt ist und ab übermorgen im hauseigenen Webshop erhältlich sein wird. Hier vorab schonmal ein Blick ins Lookbook:
Volcom und Spitfire machen gemeinsame Sache und haben zusammen eine neue Kollektion auf die Beine gestellt. T-Shirts, diverse Hemden, ein Jacke, Rollen und Accessoires wurden für das Lookbook von Dennis Busenitz, Grant Taylor, Kyle Walker und Alec Majerus in Szene gesetzt. Bei Nacht und mit viel Feuer. Hier sind die Fotos, die niemand Geringerer als Arto Saari geschossen hat:
Antihero ist Kult – die Boardcompany feiert in diesem Jahr immerhin ihren bereits 20. Geburtstag. Mit Vans hat Anti Hero einen langjährigen Parter an der Seite, mit dem man sich nicht nur einige Teamfahrer wie Tony Trujillo, John Cardiel oder Chris Pfanner teilt, sondern in der Vergangenheit auch das ein oder andere spannende Projekt umgesetzt hat. Jetzt kommt eine gemeinsame Kollektion auf den Markt, die neben den obligatorischen Schuhen auch mit feinstem Apparel aufwarten kann, das sich der ikonischen Antihero Grafiken bedient und mit Vans DNA gekreuzt wurde. Die Vans x Antihero Apparel Kollektion, der TNT SG und der Era 46 sind ab sofort erhältlich, die Sk8-Mid Pro sowie die Slip-Ons kommen im April in den Handel. Hier die Kollektion im Überblick:
Der Polar Teamfahrer Kevin Rodrigues aus Paris stellt uns in Form dieses düsteren Videos den brandneuen Converse Cons CTAS Pro Black Mono vor. Kevins gewohnt aussergewöhnliches Skateboarding trifft hier auf hohe Filmkunst von Ben Chardoune und einen eigens produzierten Soundtrack, für den sich Jean-Louis Huhta aus Schweden verantwortlich zeigt. Sehr modern und sehenswert!
Wallride Judo Grab
Der Converse Cons CTAS Pro Black Mono kommt in einer Hi, sowie einer Lo Variante – all black everything. Die streng limitiertenSchuhe sind ab sofort bei folgenden fünf Läden erhältlich:
Brixton liefert deine neue Garderobe für den kommenden Frühling 2015. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Jacken und Kopfbedeckungen in allen erdenklichen Formen und Funktionsbereichen. Selbst der Neue im Team zeigt sich schon in der Klamotte seines aktuellen Brötchengebers – Kenny Anderson approved!
Die Kollektion in bewegten Bildern und in einer Garage:
Wenn man den Gerüchten auf den Straßen der Hauptstadt Glauben schenkt, könnte Supreme demnächst in Berlin einen Shop eröffnen. Was dafür spricht: Im letzten Jahr schoss Gosha Rubchinskiy hier unter anderem mit Collin McLean und Hardy (unten zu sehen) das Lookbook zur Supreme Fall/Winter Kollektion. Aktuell ist die Stadt seit ein paar Tagen mit Postern zuplakatiert, auf denen Neil Young im Box Logo Shirt der New Yorker Company zu sehen ist. Es scheint, als würde Berlin als Standort für Supreme immer interessanter werden, ein Shop wäre also eine Option. Wir bleiben am Ball und halten euch selbstverständlich auf dem Laufenden.