Posts tagged with "90s"

Will Smith Illustration by Mina Tocalini

Bel-Air Athletics 

This week, sportswear brand Bel-Air Athletics is launching a series of limited edition pieces in fun paisley prints and nostalgic styles for men and women. The new pieces – including a t-shirt, a face mask and a track jacket – will be available on the site this week.
Lucky Green Reversible Track Jacket ($95): Available now and limited to only 600 pieces, the new jacket features a navy blue “Bel-Air Paisley” print on one side and luxe “Lucky Green” on the other, with a metallic gold zipper and subtle Bel-Air Athletics branding on the chest. The jacket is a remix of Bel-Air Athletics’ popular Reversible Academy Track Jacket, based on Will Smith’s iconic inside-out prep school blazer that he wore on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Navy Paisley T-Shirt ($35): This limited edition navy blue t-shirt- available on 7/10 – is a throw-back style tee that features the Bel-Air Athletics logo front and center in a fun paisley print. Available while supplies last.
Lucky Green Bundle Pack ($145): This bundle – only available from 7/10 – 7/13 – includes the reversible track jacket, the paisley tee, a paisley basketball and a paisley face mask.
Bel-Air Athletics is a sporty Fresh Prince of Bel-Air inspired fashion brand founded by the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith.

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MTV x Champion Apparel illustration by Mina Tocalini

Champion × MTV

Champion Athleticwear launches new 90’s-inspired collaboration with MTV

Champion Athleticwear and MTV are launching a limited-edition clothing and it fulfills all of your vintage street style dreams.

In the collection, Champion combines its classic streetwear designs with MTV’s 90’s aesthetic. The retro clothing collaboration celebrates the styles of hip-hop’s past that inspire the fashions of the future. With iconic prints, retro looks and bright colors, Champion × MTV is reminiscent of the time rappers went from musicians to style icons. The collection features iconic styles from men’s crewneck shirts, tanks, and jackets to women’s body-con dresses and onesies. 

The limited edition Men’s Champion life tank is a prime choice to consider for the holiday weekend. Available in two colors, blue multi and yellow, the flashy top is sure to set off some fireworks. For a fully retro ‘fit, you can pair the tank with the crinkle nylon short. 

Quality is the foundation of the Champion x MTV line. The tank is crafted from thick, heavyweight 7 oz. 100 cotton for durability. The standard, classic fit perfect for easy going mobility is what sets this offering apart. It also features minimalistic intentional branding, a Champion x MTV jock tag at the hem, and a C patch logo at back neck.

To highlight the profound influence that the network and Champion had on the next generation of artists, Champion and MTV have enlisted iconic rapper Jadakiss. Jadakiss, who has had a profound impact on both the music and fashion industries, will showcase the retro capsule collection.

“There’s not many brands that make you automatically think iconic, but Champion and MTV are exactly that,” said Jadakiss. “Coming up in the hip-hop scene, and till this day, you got to always look your best. Champion was one of those brands you could throw on and look and feel your best no matter the occasion. This MTV and Champion collaboration makes sense cause of what they mean to the culture.”

Reasonably priced between $30-80, the collection of both men’s and women’s pieces will be available at Champion.com, MTVShop.com, FootLocker.com, FinishLine.com, Eastbay.com, ChampsSports.com, JimmyJazz.com and Nordstrom.com on June 24.

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M·A·C Cosmetics × Teyana Taylor

M·A·C Cosmetics has announced a highly anticipated, limited-edition makeup launch in collaboration with one of the most versatile entertainers of her generation; Teyana Taylor.

The M·A·C × Teyana Taylor collection was pratically written in the stars. Teyana has been a M·A·C fan since she was 15 years old and loved to mix and match the products to concoct her own unique looks.

The collection was created to embody a new approach to beauty; encouraging fans to create their own version of her style and vibe. “I’m very excited to be partnering with a company like M•A•C who I’ve watched collaborate with strong women of color over the years. I’ve been a fan of M•A•C ever since I was 15 years old and started experimenting with makeup, it was the first brand that made me like makeup. I’m so grateful and excited to be sharing this beautiful collection I created with the M•A•C team but also hoping to inspire other young women that anything and everything is possible,” she stated.

Inspired by her love for classic 90’s fashion and beauty, Teyana worked alongside M·A·C to create her exclusive, multi-product collection- from the products, packaging, product names and even the photo shoot. “I was inspired by the 90s and the heart & soul of Harlem and wanted to show that through the shades and packaging,” Teyana said.

“As a longtime friend of the brand, we’ve grown to know and love Teyana for having a style unlike anyone else. She’s fierce, bold and unapologetically herself, no matter what she’s wearing – all qualities we stand for at M•A•C, and are so excited to bring to life through this new collaboration,” said Ukonwa Ojo, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, M•A•C Cosmetics. As a dancer, choreographer, actress, model, fitness aficionado, songwriter, producer, director and now M·A·C’s newest collaborator, Teyana embodies artistry boldly, originally, and without boundaries. Stay tuned (on the M·A·C website or Instagram) for more details about M·A·C X Teyana Taylor coming soon.

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Pearl Jam – “Gigaton” Debut

PEARL JAM’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GIGATON DEBUTS AS #1 ROCK ALBUM

“Pearl Jam come roaring back with a superb new album.” – Associated Press

“Pearl Jam Combine Fury and Maturity on Gigaton.” – Rolling Stone

“Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” – Paste Magazine

“Their legacy will remain set.” – Stereogum

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton has been hailed “superb”, “fascinating and ambitious”, “inspiring and engaging”, “their finest studio hour” and “Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” The critics and fans alike have praised the bands latest release and it has now bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart this week. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted #1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Get it at www.pearljam.com

At Metacritic, Gigaton registered the group’s second highest cumulative critical score—only bested by their diamond-certified 1991 debut, Ten. Among numerous positive reactions, Associated Press exclaimed, “Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album.” In a four-out-of-five star review, Rolling Stone wrote, “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “Pearl Jam is reliable on ‘Gigaton’ at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”

Opening up about the album, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament appeared on the
Bill Simmons Podcast for a marathon two-hour interview. Check it out HERE.

Speaking on their eagerness to return to the road, Vedder said:

“We’re kind of reclusive by nature. So, in some ways it feels normal to be away from people, that’s not necessarily out of my wheelhouse…but I just keep thinking that first time we’ll be in front of people, it’s even hard to imagine when or how, it’s going to be different. It’s not like we didn’t appreciate it before, it’s just even tenfold.” Regarding the seven-year creative journey to Gigaton, he revealed: “It grew on its own. It just started different, and it ended different, and everything that happened in the middle was different, and that’s what felt great about it. At some point, we had to finish. At some point, we zeroed in and thought, ‘Okay, I think we got this and now let’s nail these bits and pieces” …This last fall we really leaned in heavy and hard and gave ourselves a little bit of a deadline finally, which was cool, I thought it was very mature and grown-up of us to say, ‘Okay, now let’s actually finish! That can be the hard part’…After all of that fun, now we have to set it down in concrete.” In terms of the full sequence and final vision, he related it to a formative childhood memory:

“Certain things find their spot. It’s like a setlist. I think that’s why they maybe let me take a first crack at some of that stuff, because of the whole setlist thing. We still make records to be listened to—not that everyone will listen to a record track one to twelve in a row or side A or Side B—but we still make ‘em in case somebody does want to listen to it like that, that’s how we make em…In a way, it’s also like a live show, we put the songs together in a way that have a flow and an energy, the one song passes the torch to the next…Really I think a lot of comes back to keeping score when I was a little kid in baseball games…Obviously, I wasn’t good at math and didn’t go to school for acounting, but what I did do was stare at the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and I think that really helped me.” Gigaton represents Pearl Jam at the peak of progression. From moments of guitar-fueled catharsis such as “Who Ever Said” through the icy absolution of “River Cross,” the lyrics, riffs, and rhythms transmit a message of hope, culminating on Eddie Vedder’s final words, “Here and now…won’t hold us down…share the light…won’t hold us down.”

Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY® award-winning, Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013. Internationally, the album is available and distributed by Universal Music Group.

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Return of the Instapump OG

Reebok Instapump is Reborn For 2019

“At the time, some people thought the Instapump Fury OG was an affront to everything that running and performance was about, because it was that different. And to this day, you either get it or you don’t. No apologies. No compromise.” – Steven Smith

We admit it: in 1994, the Instapump wasn’t for everybody. A running shoe that was completely lace-less, missing a huge chunk of its midsole, and stuffed with every bit of bleeding-edge footwear tech the early 90s had to offer? That was always going to be the kind of sneaker that you either “got”… or you didn’t.

Meet us in 2019, and despite how many contemporary hype sneaker designs take inspiration from the Instapump, the honest truth is that there are plenty of people who still don’t get it. Twenty-five years later, the Instapump’s silhouette, features, and performance quality feel just as bold as ever. This year, we introduce the reborn edition of the Instapump Fury for 2019: the Instapump OG .

Don’t call it an update: the Instapump OG is the same sneaker that blew people’s minds in 1994, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Pioneering in its technology, rebellious in its aesthetics, the reborn Instapump is the essence of Reebok’s early 90s vision to create a truly essentialist sneaker. Every layer of the Instapump’s material has a purpose and a reason for being—and it’s hard to improve on that. The future was then—and now it’s back again.

The Instapump OG will be available on April 5th on Reebok.com.

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok and Victoria Beckham are releasing an all-new sneaker to add to their highly-coveted Spring 19 collection. On Friday, March 15th, the Victoria Beckham Bolton Sock Lo will be available on Reebok.com.

A first-of-its-kind silhouette, the Bolton Sock Lo is an inspired remake of Reebok’s ‘90s Bolton running design, featuring a supportive knit upper, textured overlays, and reflective details—all in the iconic collection color palette, offered in black Sahara and wild khaki Sahara, both marked by signature solar orange hue.

The unisex Reebok x Victoria Beckham Bolton Sock Lo will be available on Friday, March 15th, for $250 here.

Along with the newest Reebok x VB Bolton Sock Lo sneaker drop, Reebok.com is also restocking some of the most popular items from Victoria Beckham collection, including VB Cropped Branded Cowl and Seamless Tight.

Kareem Bunton’s Creating a Scene in Brooklyn 

*Photo by Taylor Sessleman

Kareem Bunton is a veteran of the NYC nightlife having romped around at revered spots such as Mr. Fongs, VON, Union Pool and even Max Fish. He’s also got musical collaborations with Run the Jewels, Prefuse 73, and TV on the Radio under his belt. Now he’s loading up all of his experience in the limelight and taking it to a refreshing venue in Bushwick.

New York nightlife has found a new breeding place in Brooklyn, so it’s no surprise Bunton’s World Famous is taking root there. BWF is embracing an unexpected vibe of a Tangier hotel bar – obviously one enticing to the young urban “cool kids” ready to relive their ‘90s dreams.

“What I like best about the’90s scene,” he says, “was that it didn’t really matter what you had in your pocket or what you did in the daytime. Looking good, being a great dancer, or just having a lovely personality were often enough to get you through the door. Building a space is easy, creating a scene is not. To do this we are attempting to build a sense of community by hiring old school DJ’s and youngsters.”

The cozy 1400 square foot space will be importing the Tangier’s tropical vibes with drinks that’ll make you mistake Brooklyn for a sultry tiki bar on the beach, high in contrast to the mainstream cocktail lounge. Lucas Moran of Mr. Fongs will be constructing the menu, “Think flavored daiquiris, hurricanes, rum runners,” says Bunton. “It’s usually my preference to keep cocktails simple and quick to make. Waiting 10 minutes for a drink while listening to an unsolicited speech about botanicals is not my idea of a good time.”

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Photo by Claire de Lespinois

In a time where emphasizing unity and equality is pertinent, Bunton’s mission is to bring together the diverse community of artists and fashionistas into a memorable night of dancing reality away to old-school hip-hop.

Remaining unconventional and consistent with his exotic theme, Bunton says, “We are going to structure the schedule by genre rather than promoters or weekly residents. Different DJs will be able to share their interpretations of reggae, afrobeat, nuyorican soul.”

In addition to creating a unique and sexy scene, Buton’s World Famous also has a captivating retail element made up of t-shirts and snapback hats flush with the classic Bunton’s logo for the stylish enthusiasts of the scene to rock.

Debuting during New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 15th at 1005 Broadway, Bunton’s World Famous is a venue to explore for those ready to delve into a sultry salvation.

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Photo by Hannah Grankvist

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Photo by Claire de Lespinois

Reebok Classic Launches New ‘Ready Now’ Campaign

Reebok Classic is taking it back to the ‘90s with the launch of the new Pyro, the first sneaker silhouette to be highlighted as part of the brand’s all new ‘Ready Now’ campaign. The 90s was a time when individuals dared to challenge the sartorial status quo, pushing creative expression to new heights in order to express their identity. ‘Ready Now’ embodies the bold creative expression of the 90s.

The ‘Ready Now’ campaign launches with Kabrina Adams, style outlier and frontwoman of the all-female skate crew The Skate Kitchen. Throughout the campaign imagery, Kabrina showcases how she brings her singular, downtown, non-conformist style to the Pyro. “I don’t like being labeled,” Kabrina says, “I don’t wanna do what I’m supposed, to do I want to do what I want to do.”

Tapping into Reebok Classic’s unparalleled heritage, the Pyro is a true original. Rereleased for the first time since its launch in 1992, the runner enables the creative freedom of the wearer, with an unapologetic design that represents a striking vision of retro sports style. From the same running family as the Aztrek, the Pyro is known for its notable circular design details and was one of the first models of the 90s to feature Hexalite technology in the heel, offering maximum cushioning and shock absorption-without adding weight.

Pryo is available now on Reebok.com and retails for $80.

ALLAN RAYMAN RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CRUSH”

Singer/songwriter Allan Rayman has released the official music video for “Crush, the latest track off his new album, Harry Hard-On, released last month via Republic Records/KIDindaKorner/Universal Music Canada. The artist is currently on a headlining European tour, a list of dates and ticket information is below.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CRUSH” HERE!

“Crush” has received praise from music fans and critics alike, Time Magazine recently featured the track, noting, “Rayman’s voice contains multitudes: a rough ache, a smooth hum, a rock star’s confidence.” The video for the critically acclaimed song was directed by Steph Verschuren, who most recently collaborated with Rayman on the video for his current single, “Rose” as well as the videos for his 2017 hit “Word of Mouth” and “Go My Way.”

Crush” is Rayman’s latest song off his musical project, Harry Hard-On which mixes elements of 80’s rock and that familiar 90’s grunge sound Rayman utilized throughout his earlier projects; Courtney EP and Roadhouse 01 long-player, with R&B and hip-hop influence present throughout the album. The 9-track body of work weaves in and out of anthems and ballads alike, with the lead single, “Rose, shaping the storyline by exploring the dark side of fandom with the idea that no matter how big or small an artist is, you never know who is in the audience.

Tickets to Rayman’s headlining European tour can be purchased HERE.

Yung Gravy “Pizzazz” Music Video

YUNG GRAVY shares his new music video for “Pizzazz” via Republic Records.

WATCH HERE.

Yung Gravy takes us back in time with his new music video “Pizzaz.” Like Marty McFly, Gravy hops in the DeLorean and brags about making love to future mothers of the 80s. Gravy’s witty and smooth punchlines give the song throwback 90’s west coast vibes.

“Pizzazz” follows up the runaway viral success of his recently released Snow Cougar EP, which features a bevy of bangers. “Mr. Clean” recently eclipsed 104 million Spotify streams, and “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot” surpassed 46 million streams. Inspired by everyone from OutKast, Nate Dogg, Curren$y, and Action Bronson to Patrice Rushen and The Blackbyrds; Yung Gravy ditched class and took to SoundCloud to begin releasing music in 2016. The first song he uploaded, “Karen”, quickly garnished new fans and stirred a palpable buzz online. His first EP, Mr. Clean, went viral on the strength of “Continental Breakfast”—which cracked the 1.4 million mark on Soundcloud. Sandwiching a sample of The Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman” between raunchy and raw rhymes, the title track “Mr. Clean” soundtracked countless fan videos and ignited 9.6 million Soundcloud plays in under a year. Throughout 2017, he prolifically unleashed a string of nonstop music, including Thanksgiving’s Eve, Yung Gravity EP, and Baby Gravy EP. Soon, he reached #1 on Indify and had labels knocking at his door. CLICK HERE to check out Yung Gravy’s new Pac Man video game via Spotify.