Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Ladykiller Trey Songz steps out of the booth and into the closet to put forth his best old-school-meets-new-school fashion feature for the April/May issue of Complex Magazine. By combining clothing items that have earned a "timeless" status in the music industry - think dark ensembles of fedoras, slim slacks and skinny ties - with trends like shawl-collar cardigans and denim shirts, R&B's golden boy fits right in with his image of partying it up and getting down. With outfits like these, Mr. Songz will more likely than not accomplish both in the same night.
Via Complex Blog
This is a picture of my boys from Thunderkush with Donnis earlier this month in Toronto. I was there as well and met Donnis but for some reason didn't think to snag a picture. Anyways, the self-proclaimed country boy from Atlanta let this one loose last night; it's called "Tonight" and is the first track from his upcoming mixtape Fashionably Late. Download here.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
PRPLMNT and Saint48 have teamed up to create the W-Shock watches, a wooden version of the resurgingly popular G-Shock wristpiece and the detailing is created with a hand/laser crafted wood bezel. At the moment, the W-Shock comes in two colourways and retails for $260 USD on their webstore. What do you think? Is this a (not so) cheap rip-off or a cool innovation?
Always Never released the lookbook in a lookbook style shoot for designer Robert Geller's collab with Common Projects. The project was put forth as follows: Geller would design the accessories while CP would design the clothing and both parties would sell each other's merchandise as well as their own. It turned out quite well even though this is not my type of clothing (it's much too dark and sullen). Aesthetically speaking, the shoot is a nice original way of presenting the images. The lookbook was both designed and shot by Peter Poopat - 1/2 of Common Projects.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
The NBA has hooked up with adidas to create some soccer-inspired jerseys and track jackets right in time for upcoming World Cup in South Africa. The collection features some of the league's more famous teams, including the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. The premise is that soccer and basketball are the most prominent team sports around the world and the collection "celebrates NBA team pride and showcases soccer’s tradition and style". I'm ok with the jerseys, but I'm so down for the track jackets. All in all, the release is super fresh and is available now at the online NBA store.
Via Format Mag
Lifestyle brand Alife comes through with a nice collection for the Spring 2010 season. Sometimes I find their stuff can be tacky but none of that's going on here; just simple clean aesthetics that woud look great as part of an outfit. My favourite piece is definitely the checkered button-up above but the tee with the chest pocket is a good look too.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Atlantic Records' newest signee Diggy Simmons goes in over Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" and it's hot! This kid is smashing it! Download here.
And since we're on the topic, he's set to launch a dope looking sneaker brand called Chivalrous Culture. He dropped a few pictures on Twitter and it looks nice so far. The background of the brand's Twitter page has me excited already.
Freestyle via RapRadar
This is the first of a few upcoming videos shot in Miami for the Ransom S/S 10 footwear collection. The videos were shot and styled by Andrew Ferguson and Neon Gorilla. So here is the Pier style in a mustard yellow colourway. Over the next few days, expect some similar videos to pop up here on ATP.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ladies, this one's for you. This is Louise Gray's new Spring collection and it's pretty crazy. The patterns are all over the place, the colours are bright and there is plenty of unconventional colour combinations. Although those three qualities usually end in disaster, this collection is hot! The London-based designer has a Master's degree from Central St. Martiins and started her label back in 2008. She has has since created several collections through which she “reworks traditional stitches and embroidery techniques to create modern folk details and trompe l’eoile effects”. Check out the whole collection here.
The Bronx Bombers (of the fashion variety), aka Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs from Street Etiquette, were recently featured in April's GQ magazine. Although I knew it was coming, it was still pretty awesome to get my issue today and see people I've connected with in my favourite magazine. Big ups to Joshua and Travis for doing their thing! Check out their post over at Street Etiquette for more details about the clothing and shoot.
When I heard this joint for the first time about six months ago, it was a short 2-minute version featuring Foxx and JT. Then a 4-minute version surfaced that was just the earlier version plus two extra minutes of beat and a final chorus. But yesterday Elliot Wilson of Rapradar tweeted about a new version of "Winner" featuring a new verse from T.I. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait. As my dude LV would say, this beat thumps hard in the paint - LV, I see you homey!
Also, shouts to Lyne for bumpin' this song with me on repeat for the past little while.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Here's the new mixtape from Asher Roth. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but it should be pretty solid.
Shouts to 2DopeBoyz
When I first saw these classically-styled posters, I immediately thought of the opening credits sequence from Catch Me If You Can. The posters were created by design team The HEADS of STATE as part of a series of travel posters that span all across the United States. Each of the eight cities' poster features an iconic symbol from within it. I like the style and the bright colours.