KICKS: #Brooklyn Projects x #NikeSB Dunk High ‘Paparazzi’





The sneaker is mostly black, representing the cameras used by the paparazzi, while a 3M reflective flash pattern is symbolic of the camera flashes. Red velvet along the collar is inspired by the ropes photographers stand behind.

You’ll be able to pick up the ‘Paparazzi’ SB Dunk High exclusively at Brooklyn Projects locations on Saturday, August 2.



Kanye West Talks adidas, Fashion and His Upcoming Record
After being revealed as GQ’s 2014 August Issue cover, we have the accompanying story where Kanye West is interviewed about his more recent events. The interview encompasses topics such as his wedding, his collaboration with adidas and several more, while we are also treated to a photo shoot of him donning many different outfits. Photographer Patrick Demarchelier shot West in a series of images that depict his contemporary style, most notably his recent A.P.C. collection. Enjoy excerpts from the piece below and head over to GQ for the full read along with the cover shoot.

You’ve said that one of the reasons you did Watch the Throne was that you wanted to learn to communicate in the easy way that Jay Z communicated. Do you feel like that experience helped you at all?
Yes! It’s picking up skill sets that give you longevity. That’s what I like about Jay. He has longevity. He’s still at the top of relevancy from the way he moves, the way he interacts with people, his ability to brush things off of his shoulder and just win at life. He’s the poster child of winning. And I think I was the poster child of, like, fighting and winning. But you always saw the fight. And with Jay, you always saw the win.

What about the new record? How far away is that?
I don’t know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I’m like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.

When you said what you said last year about the fashion industry and your frustration with it, did your phone ring after that?
It did move the needle. Only positive came from it. Maybe I’m not as good friends as I could have been with the Saint Laurent designer. And now I don’t get the red-and-black versions of the white-and-black pants that are in stores, or whatever I would have got as a musician. But other than that, that communication was real. Alexander Wang made sure that I was able to go to a Balenciaga show, and I was never allowed to do that before because I was a celebrity. Listen to what I’m saying—me, as Kanye West: I guarantee you, I’m more than 50 percent responsible for every men’s shoe that they sell. Me, the singular person. More than 50 percent responsible for every Balenciaga shoe they sell. And they would say, “You can’t come to the show, because you are a celebrity.” But all honesty, no ego, I have a level of influence, and I have a level of respect for the designers. And we move product on that Barneys floor.



Air Jordan returns to its early hybrid creation with the rerelease of the Spiz’ike OG. DrawingThe Spizike got it’s inspiration from the 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 20 models, the Spiz’ike becomes the ultimate design of Jordan’s most iconic silhouettes. The details of the kicks Start off with a white base, green accents appear on its outsole and liner, while red pops out on its mid-sole, eyelet and toe guard to create a Gucci-inspired color combination. The sneakers are Rumored to be exclusive to the European market, the Air Jordan Spiz’ike OG will release August 9.

LIFESTYLE: Mike D x Monster Children x Nixon Limited-Edition Supertide Watch


Riding the wave on his guest editor position with Australian publication Monster Children, rap pioneer Mike D teamed up with Nixon to create a limited-edition version of the Supertide watch. The collaboration was initially prompted by Mike D’s love for surfing, resulting in his choice of Nixon’s most wave-ready piece. The Mike D x Monster Children x Nixon Supertide comes pre-programmed with tide information for over 270 beaches, alongside a heat timer, alarm, and lighting functions. The exterior of the watch takes visual cues from Mike D’s hometown – the Big Apple – featuring the skyline on the face and band. With only 50 limited versions available and not for sale, head over to Nixon’s site to find out how to score your own.