London's Light Work have teamed up with heritage sportswear brand Ebbets Field Flannels on a concise capsule release this Spring, paying homage to both brands rise from humble beginnings.
The Hackney based collective have emerged as one of the more exciting brands in the UK market of recent times thanks to various collaborative ventures with young creatives including the likes of Rebel Yuth and The Basement, offering tangible output and a platform to showcase & promote their talents. Light Work's latest project with American sportswear experts Ebbets Field Flannels, continues the theme of collaboration as they link up with tattoo artist Louis Loveless on the artwork for the 'Grounds Crew' jacket and also young artist Felt Thug on the design for the capsules 'Dice' ball cap. The release is capped off with a small range of graphic tees utilising the designs as bold back prints.
New York streetwear staple ONLY NY continue to build the brand through new creative ventures as they introduce their new in-store label named "Stanton Street Sports".
It's not the first time we have seen the 'Stanton Sports' name used by the brand, which is also the name of the street in NY where their store is located. The brand have tastefully developed the popular design in to a full range, applying ONLY NY's signature and instantly recognisable aesthetic of vibrant colour palettes, bold designs and playful type. The collection seamlessly translates 90's sportswear themes on to staple streetwear silhouettes and sees the brand continue to draw cues from their city surroundings. Comprised of graphic tees, long sleeves and hoodies in simplistic colour options, the release keeps things simple, offering easy to wear, street ready goods.
The Stanton Street Sports capsule collection will be launching in the UK exclusively at the Flatspot x Nike SB pop-up in limited numbers, the first time the collection will be available outside of ONLY's flagship store. The collection will also be made available online at www.flatspot.com in the next couple of weeks.
If you're in London, be sure to drop by Flatspot's pop-up store;
Danish contemporary streetwear brand Wood Wood have come together with Reebok Classics to create a considered capsule release this season, inspired by 90’s British street culture.
The collection is centred around the sportswear themes and logo-centric designs that were so familiar on the streets of the British Isle’s in previous decades, drawing from the extensive archive of Reebok Classics, pulling out classic designs that were hugely popular around that time. Consisting of a tees, polo tops, sweatshirts and a tracksuit, alongside functional outerwear pieces and a small selection of headwear, the capsule combines technical fabrications and detailing with laid back silhouettes to give a true representation of both brands approach. The collection arrives in a predominantly monochromatic colour palette and utilises bold motifs from both reebok Classics and Wood Wood, applying them as graphic prints throughout the release.
To round of the capsule collection, the pair have also combined to rework Reebok’s classic Ventilator silhouette with a greyscale colour application, while incorporating various technical fabrications in the design to align with the apparel range.
The Reebok Classics x Wood Wood AW15 Collection will be arriving at Wood Wood stores on Saturday the 14th of November and will be launching at select retailers and Reebok Classic Stores worldwide on November 28th
Continuing their fruitful partnership in to the winter, Palace and adidas build off their 90’s inspired collaborative collections for one of their strongest releases to date this season.
The Winter 2015 collection once again looks to classic silhouettes from the german sportswear brand, reworked with a bit of creative influence from London’s premier skate brand. As we move into the colder weather, the latest collaborative release takes a heavy focus on outerwear, with the reversible heavyweight down jacket and the marble print bomber jacket the two stand out pieces. Aligning with the nostalgic sportswear theme, the collection also features football inspired jerseys, dual-branded tracksuits tops and joggers, and bulked out with casual hoodies, quarter zip pullovers, polo tees and long sleeves. A varied selection of accessories including winterised headwear, bags and gloves round off the release, which is designed to keep you cozy and warm throughout the harsher months.
It’s a nostalgic release for those, like myself, who donned the classic adidas trackies back in the 90’s. Utilising colour blocking and wavy print techniques in places with a monochromatic colour palette throughout, it’s the perfect mixture of bold and understated, and theres no questioning why this, like all the other releases, will causes so much hype.
Enjoy the lookbook above, once again featuring team rider Blondey Mccoy donning the clothing. The Palace Skateboards x adidas Winter 2015 collection will be available at www.palaceskateboards.comand at selected stores from the 24th of October.
HUF and Spitfire come together this season for a small, athletic inspired capsule collection of apparel and footwear.
Two hugely influential brands that each play an important role in world skateboarding, look to heritage sportswear as inspiration for this joint effort. Utilising various designs from both parties including HUF’s big ‘H’ logo and Spitfire’s iconic ‘Bighead’ and signature Swirl pattern across printed tees, hoodies and socks, alongside cut and sew pieces in the button up baseball jersey. The collection is rounded off with a co-branded rework of the Classic Hi and Lo silhouettes, made from a robust heavyweight canvas and featuring a contrasting sole unit and stitching, with tonal lacing. From the colour palette to the graphics, everything is kept fairly simple throughout in a collection that pays homage to Keith Hufnagel’s close ties to Spitfire and Deluxe Distribution.
The release has been showcased in the lookbook above and short promo video below, both featuring HUF team rider Peter Ramondetta. The HUF x Spitfire Capsule collection is available now at Flatspot. and Decade
Swedish skate brand Post Details draw inspiration from the popular summer pastime of tennis in their latest collection, appropriately dubbed “Tennis Anyone?”
Having previously focused their releases towards headwear designs, their latest effort takes a slightly different direction as they continue to develop their clothing range, giving their own representation of Tennis apparel informed by their skateboarding heritage. The new collection sees the bright white and greens of the grass court applied to a range of polos tops, tees, sweaters, shorts, bottoms, socks and light outerwear options, alongside a complimenting range of caps. Post have also reworked some of the most iconic tennis brand logos and applied them as large back prints and small embroidered type, alongside their classic hydrant design, onto the pieces. The range also features a nice little touch in the custom ‘racket bag’ to accompany the apparel offerings, large enough to fit your deck in when your on your travels.
The collection offers up a unique take on tennis wear and is definitely something different to what we have seen from other skate focused brands this season. The Post Details ‘Tennis Anyone’ Collection will be available this month from Flatspot, Ideal, Palomino Club, Lost Art and Sneakers N Stuff.
LA based CLSC return with yet another strong set of visuals to showcase their latest offering for Summer 2015, which sees the brand continue to draw from athletic influences and humorous themes.
Besides the importance the brand places on producing each garment to the highest quality, whether its the print, material or cuts, another thing that has stood out to us is CLSC’s ability to produce strong lookbooks to accompany their offerings. This season sees the brand link up once again with talented photographer Evy Optics to capture the collection against some of the most scenic backdrops LA has to offer.
Having established themselves as one of the most exciting brands in the market over the last few years, CLSC once again look to develop their range of sportswear informed designs and their tongue in cheek graphic pieces, which feature prominently throughout the summer release. Alongside the staple graphic tees, long sleeves and hoodies, sits a strong selection of embroidered headwear pieces and light outerwear options. Stand out pieces include the summer ready mesh shorts and the clean cut SUX baseball jersey.