Another year has gone by and another Red Bull DIY tour has drawn to a close. To commemorate a great year of DIY spots built by some of the top skate crews across the country, Red Bull have put together this short video that takes a focus on 3 of the 16 crews in various locations across the British Isles, documenting their story from day one of the competition.
Working with our very own Sirus F Gahan, the video highlights spots built on hidden roads to disused warehouse, from Inverness to Dunstable, capturing the creativity and team work from all parties using the resources given to them by Red Bull.
You can check out the full video below and be sure to head to www.redbull.com for more
Dark Circle come through with some well executed imagery to showcase another solid apparel line in their ‘SOONCOME’ Spring/Summer 2015 capsule collection.
The Birmingham based brand team up with photographers George Davis and Morgan Tedd to capture their latest offering against a scenic countryside backdrop. The release itself draws inspiration from the brands founders British/Carribean heritage, and pays homage to the various British subcultures of past decades and the influence they have had on UK street culture.
The ‘SOONCOME’ collection sees the introduction of new colour ways and fits across tees, long sleeves, crewneck sweaters and shorts. Considered cut and sew in the short sleeve embroidered ‘Dark Co.’ shirt is the highlight of the release, which is available in oxford blue and white, while a selection of flat peak and bent brim caps round off the collection. It’s another mature release from the young UK brand, and it’s refreshing to see them continue to push their English heritage through their designs.
Enjoy the lookbook and accompanying video below by George Davis. You can shop the Dark Circle “SOONCOME” Capsule Collection over at www.darkcircleclothing.com
UK brand indcsn offer up some clean visuals to showcase their latest release for Spring 2015 entitled “015001”.
They keep things fairly minimal throughout, from the monochromatic colour palette through to the black and white studio shoot for the lookbook, which was shot by Joseph Dawson and feature model Maxim St Clair. The release is made up of several essential pieces including tees, long sleeves and hoodies, as well as a selection of embroidered headwear and the stand out Mistake Lxve Coach Jacket. The collection was made entirely in the USA and sticks largely to the brands renowned aesthetic, utilising several familiar logo designs, distressed graphics and tampered photo prints, with heavy use of bold arm detailing.
You can shop the full indcsn “015001” Collection over at www.indcsn.com.
Our friends over at Owl Skateboards have released this teaser for their upcoming MDCX | 1610′ series that is scheduled for release this Spring.
The Bristol based outfit present this short edit filmed edited by Al Holdgson, incorporating cosmic vibes, which could be a sign of things to come for the series? It follows riders Al Hodgson, Luke Frisby, Jon Silva, James Silver and James Griffith at Bristol’s Dean Lane skatepark.
It’s all being kept fairly under wraps in terms of the upcoming release but be sure to follow the brands instagram page to keep up to date with their latest movements. For more information on OWL Skateboards, head over to website here: www.owlskateboards.co.uk
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our interview with Al Hodgson on OWL Skateboards to find out more on the brand HERE.
LFT FLD is the brainchild of two of the UK’s key players in the skate/streetwear scene and this Autumn/Winter they release their inaugural collection full of 90′s inspired silhouettes, with a contemporary twist.
Recent years have seen increased interest in british streetwear, sneaker culture and our skate scene, and for good reason. With the huge hype around American brands its easy to forget sometimes that the UK holds some of the worlds most sought after stores and is home to some of the most unique independent brands of the moment. UK streetwear is definitely on the up and Gareth Skewis (Palace and Slam City Skates) and Paul Ruffles (size? and Footpatrol) have been a huge part of the UK movement. Their experience and skill has been channelled into this impressive collaborative effort – LFT FLD.
Taking a retrospective approach whilst applying refined, considered construction, LFT FLD present a solid selection of sportswear inspired apparel. Performance outerwear options in the contemporary neoprene jacket and reversible hoodie are the stand out pieces, while staple athletic silhouettes dominate the release, bearing heavy graphic designs from none other than Fergus Purcell – the man behind the Palace logo and many other big name designs, has now turned his attention to the graphic identity and branding for LFT FLD.
The LFT FLD first release is available now at size? and will be available from other select retailers shortly.
UK skateboarding brand Isle return with a unique graphic series with a personal touch from some of their pro riders.
Their clean board designs have caught our eye in recent seasons and they continue this minimal approach in their latest release. The idea behind the graphic is simple but the preparation requires a lot of work and attention to detail. Constructing custom shelves that would work to the same dimensions of a regular board shape, they would then be filled up with items individual to each rider and photographed ready to go straight onto the deck. Featuring objects personal to Paul Shier, Nick Jensen and Sylvian Tognelli, from Coke Cans to books on Morrissey, the decks also have a set of cards within the graphic bearing each riders initials to help you distinguish between the trio.
The Isle Curiosities Series will be available shortly at isleskateboards.com
After 10 years of absence from the UK market, Champion return with their latest campaign spearheaded by the ‘Reverse Weave’ Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014.
Delving into their archives, the original sportswear brand introduce’s classic styles dating back to 1952 with a modern twist. The reverse weave fabric was first developed by Champion in 1938, designed to keep the workers of warehouses in upstate New York warm in the colder months. Durable, comfortable and shrink-resistant, the fabric is worked into a 4 piece release of sportswear staples including sweaters, zip-up hoodies and sweatpants, alongside bold graphic tees. The relaxed collection arrives in a muted colour palette with the original and iconic embroidered ‘C’ logo featuring throughout.
Check out the lookbook below and campaign video above. The Reverse Weave Collection will be available in soon in UK stores Oi Polloi and Present