We definitely didn’t see this coming, but apparently Will.i.am is claiming that Pharrell is infringing on his “I AM” brand and has taken legal action against him. Hopefully with both of them being super-artists they can work things out. Here’s what Pharrell had to say about the situation.
“I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me. I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions. I am surprised in how this is being handled and I am confident that Will’s trademark claims will ultimately be found to be as meritless and ridiculous as I do.”
Being at Magic this past week there was one booth that really stood out amongst all of them, it was all people could talk about. This was the crime scene booth displayed by SSUR. It was full of guns, drugs, money, and dead bodies. Some people got what the brand was trying to portray and some didn’t. So here’s Russ Karablin from the brand explaining the meaning behind such a graphic scene.
It seems like every day now this week we’ve seen some sort of new colorway of the brand new Jordan XX8s. This time we’ve got the “Yellow Camo” colorway which you might see on some All-Star players this weekend. Expect these to hit retailers on March 2nd and shout out to SneakerNews.com for the pics.
2013 is seriously looking to be one of the best years in music. Seeing all these artists come back to recording new albums is so good for hip-hop right now. J. Cole’s album “Born Sinner” is on the way, but until it drops we get a new track from it today. So here’s “Power Trip” featuring Miguel.
This actually kind of makes sense. We always see basketball players wearing some kind of compression tee underneath their jersey, so why not make it part of the jersey? The Golden State Warriors and Adidas are experimenting with some new garments that include alternate jerseys with built in sleeves. Click HERE for the full story.
Spotted by our good friends at Sneakhype.
These are must cop of you travel frequently or love handbags. Louis Vuitton will be releasing a new collection of Men’s tote, messenger, and rucksack bags for S/S in various colors. Top notch as per usual from LV, and these will be highly sought after from any high fashion fiends. Here’s a few more pieces from the collection below.
Our Public Relations Director Joe Jessie recently got to go on air with Jet City Stream and talk to them about the brand, what we stand for, and some of our future plans. Jet City Stream is composed of (Seattle Supersonics legend) Shawn Kemp, Melle Montana, and Anthony Adams. We’d like to thank them for the opportunity to talk about the brand and really appreciate their support. Here’s the full interview below (fast forward to 43 minute mark).
Usher is usually spotted wearing high end designer kicks, so this is truly a rare sight. He performed in Philadelphia the other night and wore some red Air Jordan IXs. These don’t come out until December 1st of this year.
A big brand transaction went down today. Nike has officially announced that they reached an agreement to sell affiliate Umbro to Iconix Brand Group, Inc. for $225 million USD with the deal expected to be complete by the end of 2012. Click HERE for more info.
Marc Jacobs has been going collab crazy over at Louis Vuitton as of late, and this is just the latest in a great string of collaborations including another Japanese designer, Takashi Murakami. Yasoi Kusama is the next in line, and the luxury brand decided to team up with the 82 year-old artist for this special collection. The collection officially released back in July, and we decided to give you some more info about it now.
Kusama is famous for her use of dots in many designs for her fashion pieces, and this collection will incorporate that ideal to the fullest. The pieces all look fantastic, and provide a very iconic and unique twist to the legendary Louis Vuitton damier pattern.
Visit the Louis Vuitton x Kusama site for more details on the artist and the collection itself. Also peep below a video of the huge statue made for SelfRidge’s pop-up shop in London.