Parra reunites with Nike on the Air Max 1 and Zoom Spiridon models. The drop marks the duo’s second collaboration channeling Parra’s artistic aesthetic. The designs receive inspiration from visual pop culture as he moved to Amsterdam from the colorful Dutch countryside.
Gucci just dropped its pre-fall campaign, titled “Soul Scene,” and it’s as colorful and carefree as you’d expect from the brand.
Shot in London, the campaign references the spirit of England’s underground Northern Soul movement of the ’60s. It was also inspired by the great Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, who famously documented 1960s youth culture in his hometown of Bamako. Taken by Glen Luchford, this campaign seamlessly brings inspiration from these two distinct black youth movements into one beautiful photoshoot.
In Gucci’s own words, “Soul Scene” is “an exploration of the flamboyance and self-expression of men and women who challenge the conventions of society through performance, art and dance.”
Earlier this year, Gucci teased this campaign by posting some of the models and dancers’ endearingly awkward audition tapes, watch a few of them below and the whole cast here.
Brand: BEAMS x Thrasher x Champion
Key Pieces: The coach jacket with the repeated logo down the arm will set you apart from everyone else sporting Thrasher’s flames.
Editor’s Notes: Just days after linking up with Thrash Talk’s clothing brand, Babylon, BEAMS releases another collaboration, this time with Champion and Thrasher. The drop features the Thrasher flames logo in blue on coach jackets, bucket hats and Champion cotton Tees, while the Japanese label were in charge of the unusual logo colorway. The collaboration released yesterday and is available at BEAMS stores and online.
Back in 2015, the rumor mill was busy churning (as per usual) when Sneaker News reported that a Supreme x Nike collaboration was discovered by a customer out shopping at NYC’s Supreme flagship. Supposedly, Supreme shop employees were seen with red sportswear boxes from Nike containing red and white Dunk Highs.
Naturally, a rumor of this sort was nothing new and most Supreme fans wrote it off as mere speculation. The claims were never substantiated by an official photo, only whispers on the web. Many dismissed them as the reported discovery was between seasons.
Supreme x Nike has enjoyed a strong collaborative history in recent years, sending out remixed versions of everything from the Air Max 98 to the Air Force 1.
Now, two years after the original rumor circulated, images of a possible sample have surfaced via MRBLD’s twitter, detailing a red and white Dunk High. The detailing reveals a quilted lining and Supreme tags on the uppers, while its red hue does echo the brand’s distinctive shade of red.
Could they just be samples forwarded to friends and family ahead of a more robust collaboration between Nike and Supreme? Real or fake? Let us know what you think below.