Element continue to develop their accessory line as they team up with bag specialists Industrial Alchemy on a collection inspired by those who live their life in a mixture of urban and natural environments.
The mixture of city life and life spent exploring the woods is close to Element’s heart, and is something that they build the values of their brand around. Driven by the lack of options in the market in terms of versatile carry goods, Element and Industry Alchemy have produced four separate bag designs, each serving it’s own purpose as it carefully balances the needs of the city and the camp lifestyle.
‘The Daily’ is a backpack for normal day-to-day use, the ‘Weekender’ is perfect for short trips, while the ‘Explorer’ is specifically for hiking. Finally, the Convertible duffle is suitable for all situations in both urban and natural environments against the elements. Each style features special technical features including a laminated bottom for durability, hidden skate straps to add carry space and Duraflex outdoor trims. Arriving in three seasonal colour options of black, khaki and navy in each style, with each backpack sold from the Camp Collection, 1% of the proceeds will go towards Element skate camps worldwide to provide deserving youth an opportunity to gain access to the natural world and enjoy the same experiences that have inspired the Element brand
You can pick up your favourite piece from Element’s Camp Collection now at www.elementbrand.com
Nixon have given skate legend Andrew Reynolds free reign on a collaborative capsule collection entitled ‘Today is a gift’, inspired by life on the road.
After picking up one of his favourite accessories on a recent team trip to Argentina, he used this as the basis for the collection, consisting of a wallet, key chain, backpack, beanie, belt. guitar strap and of course custom built watch. Nice added touches in the Nixon x Altamont hoodie and 5-panel cap, as well as a custom Baker deck compliment the release, for a well rounded selection of travel essentials.
The man himself had this to say on the release;
“To do a collection with Nixon is amazing, this is the stuff I use. When I’m on a trip, this is all I need.”
The Nixon x Andrew Reynolds collection is now available at Nixon’s Carnaby Street store and Online
For the third year running, California based Nixon link up with Parisian boutique Colette to once again rework the classic Time Teller.
The timepiece arrives in limited numbers, with only 99 put into production so you’re going to need to act quickly if you want to get your hands on one. Each piece is engraved with their individual number, etched into the 100-metre stainless steel case that arrives in a cool silver. The wrist strap take cues from the french concept stores signature navy-blue, with a complimenting watch face that makes use of Nixon’s popular blue sun ray pattern.
The Nixon X Colette will be available in limited numbers from the 8th of November at www.colette.fr
Having caused a stir on crowd-funding site Indiegogo back in May, UK based Tens return with a stunning set of visuals to showcase their custom filtered sunglasses.
Tens have spent years developing a custom lens tint that works with natural light to create a more vivid picture, changing the way we see everyday life. By dimming the brightness, the scratch proof lenses intensify your surroundings to create the perfect scene. There is of course a science behind the pretty pictures, and the sunglasses still hold their basic function – to protect your eyes from the son as they provide 100% protection against UV rays. Experts have even found that the colours seen through the glasses can actually enhance your mood!
For a brand thats rooted in travel and exploration, it was only right that the visuals match the quality of the picture created by the product. Tens deliver a video commercial shot by the brands co-founder Tom Welsh that follows a group of friends travelling through scenic destinations including California, Vancouver Island, Mammoth and British Colombia. There is also a complimenting lookbook shot by LA based Joe Perri in a mixture or rural and urban areas of discovery.
Enjoy the video commercial above and look book below. For more information on Tens or to purchase ‘The Classic’ frame style, head over to www.tenslife.com
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Sitting firmly at the top of the sock game, California based Stance link up with outdoor specialists Poler Stuff on a limited collaborative release this Autumn.
It’s rare to find a brand so dedicated to producing socks that offer much more than just a liner to the shoe and despite their ever growing collection, Stance’s focus on function, style and expressive designs still remain. Their latest venture with Poler Stuff sees the brands creative approaches collide on three Autumnal styles for both men and women. The men’s options of ‘Furry Camo’ and ‘Cyclops’ apply Stance’s signature camo print emblazoned with Poler’s famous ‘Camp Vibes’ text and logo, with the women’s style featuring Poler’s decorative ‘Rainbow’ print.
The limited edition Stance X Poler collaborative collection will be available this October at www.stance.com
Masters of contemporary, stylish design – Sweden’s Sandqvist add a stylish pop of colour to some of their classic models for Autumn/Winter 2014.
The Scandinavian aesthetic has become hugely popular across the globe over the past few years and that clean, minimal approach has been executed effortlessly in Sandqvist’s latest release. The collection consists of five rucksack models and one bum bag, each made of premium, durable materials and full of functionality. A perfect accessory for the city commuter, the unisex collection maintains the brands timeless look whilst applying a playful colour palette of navy, dodger blue and a warm violet hue.
The Sandqvist Multi-Coloured Series is available now at www.sandqvist.net and www.liberty.co.uk.
This Autumn/Winter sees Converse release their first ever premium accessory line entitled ‘The Waxed Canvas Heritage Series’ consisting of a hooded backpack. ‘crossbody bag’ and complimenting beanies ready for the colder months.
Fronting the collection is the detailed ‘Hooded Backpack’ which arrives in charcoal and navy colour options. Made from 12oz waxed cotton canvas, the 22 litre backpack is designed for daily use and provides protection for the wearers belongings against the conditions. Additional features include a padded laptop sleeve, interior paperwork sleeve, brass zip and buckle detailing and side loops.
Accompanying the backpack is the slim 0.5 litre ‘Crossbody Bag’, which is made with the same 12oz canvas, for all your smaller essentials and the collection is rounded off with rust, black and navy colour options in a knitted beanie.
The Waxed Canvas Heritage Series will be available in the UK from September, be sure to check back for links.