Brand drops new pieces inspired by the gold medalist and designed to help everyone look and feel like a Champion
Champion, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, will be dropping the second, limited-edition capsule in Champion’s Muhammad Ali Collection on August 4. The capsule’s new designs and fresh colors are fabricated to evoke the ethos of the sports legend during his inspirational gold medal win during the 1960 Games in Rome as an 18-year-old.
With details based on the 1960 Games historic location and team uniforms, the apparel features unique athletic accents, iconic silhouettes, luxe fabrics and voluminous draping. The men’s and women’s collections, which retail from $35-$125 in the United States, spans sizes XS-2XL and includes Reverse Weave® hoodies, quarter-zip pullovers, joggers, shorts, graphic T-shirts, crop tops, bike shorts, hats and special satin boxing robe. The pieces have legendary quotes from Ali, including “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was,” along with Games-inspired brand decals.
“Muhammad Ali was an artist in the ring and a champion of the people outside of it, inspiring his fans across the globe to be their very best,” said Jon Ram, group president of global activewear for HanesBrands. “The second drop in this collection allows everyone from professional athletes to backyard sports enthusiasts and culture curators to truly be their own Champion by finding the joy in dressing for self-expression and feeling confident while being comfortable.”
The second drop in brand’s multi-year partnership with Muhammad Ali Enterprises, owned by Authentic Brands Group (ABG) in conjunction with Lonnie Ali, a trustee of the Muhammad Ali Family Trust (MAFT), includes global integration across Champion’s brand platforms. The collection is being distributed via Champion.com and Champion retail stores with distribution in the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America. A third drop is scheduled for later this year to be followed by additional capsules in 2022.
“Ali would say: ‘Champions aren’t made in gyms, champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision,’” said Katie Jones, senior vice president, entertainment, ABG. “This partnership continues to honor what was most important to Ali during his lifetime.”
To celebrate the second drop of the Muhammad Ali Collection, Champion will be making a donation to the Louisville, Kentucky-based Muhammad Ali Center, a non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to honoring the man that meant so much to so many.
Fabletics today announced it has been named the official active lifestyle partner of Tough Mudder. As part of the strategic partnership through 2022, Fabletics will offer its premium quality activewear to the more than 6 million members of the Tough Mudder community through a series of retail pop-up shops, custom apparel and experiential offerings.
Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder obstacle course event series, Tough Mudder is a leading global sports and active lifestyle brand. With more than 6 million participants, the company hosts more than 130 challenges and endurance events annually in 19 countries. This year, the North American Tough Mudder event series will feature more than 125,000 participants, and more than 20 event weekends across the continent.
“This exciting partnership will allow Fabletics to engage a brand new community, one built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles. Teaming up with an organization dedicated to health, wellness and fitness aligns perfectly with Fabletics’ ongoing commitment to create a fully integrated health and wellness experience,” says Adam Goldenberg, CEO for Fabletics. “We look forward to collaborating with this passionate community on the course to bring the Fabletics experience to Mudder Nation.”
“Fabletics and Tough Mudder are truly a perfect fit,” said Tough Mudder CEO Kyle McLaughlin. “As two brands who are committed to getting people moving, celebrating diversity and making fitness and fashion accessible and inclusive, we’re excited about our future together.”
As a part of this partnership, Fabletics will bring custom apparel to Tough Mudder events through the appearance of onsite pop-up shops. Currently, Fabletics plans to participate in several events for the 2021 and 2022 Tough Mudder seasons, which will also include exclusive onsite experiences curated for participants.
This partnership follows an already momentous year for Fabletics as it has expanded deeper into fitness. Early in 2021, the brand launched Fabletics FIT, a new app with hundreds of on-demand workouts, meditations and more. The brand also recently announced it plans to open 24 new store locations across the U.S. in 2021 as part of a retail expansion strategy, many of which feature fitness experiences powered by Fabletics’ exclusive partnership with Hydrow, the immersive at-home rower with live and on-demand athlete-led workouts.
Founded in 2013, Fabletics brings the fashion-house approach into the activewear space by fusing style-centric designs with high-performance technology. Driven by its innovative VIP membership program serving over 2 million loyal members, Fabletics has evolved activewear beyond the gym into every walk of life. The brand’s spirit of inclusivity guides its foundational belief that everyone and every body deserves to look and feel their best. New women’s styles drop every week in sizes XXS-4X and men’s styles drop every month in sizes XS-XXL. See and shop the collections in the US, Canada, most of Europe and at the brand’s 52 state-of-the-art retail stores. To experience the full selection of activewear, accessories, shoes and more, click HERE. Fabletics is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
360 Magazine sat down with up and coming model Acobie Inniss, to find out how he got started with modeling and where he plans to go next. The young, Barbadian model has a unique look that is sure to gain attention as his modeling career takes off.
Included below is also information about Rhaj Paul a designer that works with Acobie and Graham Edwards, Acobie’s agent. Working together, the team has created an amazing shoot featuring Acobie as the star.
When did you decide to begin modeling and how did you get started?
I was approached by Graham from GADAL Model Management at the end of 2018 and I didn’t take it too seriously at the time. A year later we had another chance encounter meeting and this time I decided it couldn’t hurt to give it a try; so I officially started at the end of 2019.
What was it like growing up in Barbados?
Growing up in Barbados is great! I loved that a nice beach would always be right around the corner; I was definitely a beach person, like in the summer I would be at the beach every day. I loved riding around on my bike and playing football and many other sports with my friends.
Do you think you will eventually become a full-time model? Why or why not?
Yes! I’m hoping to become a full-time model; but I know life can have twists and turns so I remain open to it happening or not happening, where ever life takes me I guess.
Where do you aspire to be five years from now and do you have plans to get there?
Five years from now I’d like to have my own home and to be traveling the world with my girlfriend- who I hope will be my wife at that time. I also want to be in a financial position to invest in Real Estate and be able to help the needy. Things don’t always go according to plan, but it’s still good to have one in place. I plan to keep an open mind and open heart to whatever opportunities come my way.
Are your family and friends supportive of your modeling career?
My mother and my close friends are supportive.
What has been your favorite part of modeling so far?
So far, my favorite part is meeting new people; trying new experiences and exercising my confidence and communication skills.
Some of your hobbies include stunt-riding and photography, do you hope to progress these talents further in the future?
Yes, I hope to progress further in these hobbies. For example the stunt riding; I’d love to build a community (of riders) where we ride for a cause…hopefully raise some funds as well and donate to different charities while having fun riding (smile).
What makes you unique from other up and coming models?
Well, I think everyone is unique in their own way; for me, I’m not sure, some people say it’s my hair or maybe my eyes. Lol.
Do you have any collaborations coming up that you’re excited about?
I’m definitely hoping to have some collaborations! I know my agency is working on stuff…don’t want to let the cat out of the bag. I like to only speak about things after they are done.
Are there any other models you would like to work with in the future?
I’d like to work with everyone! I’m new to this industry so I want to learn as much as I can from everyone.
About Acobie Inniss
Acobie is a newly discovered Barbadian model who describes himself as a “regular guy” who loves stunt riding and going for long rides on his Haro mountain bike. He says, he also likes researching things on the internet and learning new things.
One look at Acobie however, and you’ll see he’s anything but “regular”; the 6’ 2”, 21-year-old is an eclectic ethnic blend of Black; White and Indian- with a negro structured face and nose; light skin; freckles; pink lips; hair that can change color ranging from dark brown to blonde; perfect jaw-lines and hazel eyes with an intense gaze, that causes you too, to also gaze intensely. Anything but “regular!”
Acobie is not just another pretty face though, he is also talented practically with his hands. He’s a certified electrician and PV (photovoltaic) installer and sees the latter as “the future” because it’s “environmentally sustainable; good for the planet and clean energy”.
He also has a passion for photography (which he’s teaching himself); because he likes how you can “capture a moment forever.” All the knowledge he has on various topics such as his stunt-riding and photography he eagerly shares on his YouTube channel another one of his hobbies.
He loves the artist Saint Jhn (who’s originally from Guyana) and appreciates his music; success and Caribbean roots. Acobie is also into Kendrick Lamar and Arianna Grande. His favorite fashion brands he’d love to work with are Polo Ralph Lauren; Gucci and Prada.
About Rhaj Paul
Rhaj Paul is a conscious artist, whose objective is to use the medium of fashion and design to grow positivity, creativity and connection, particularly in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora.
From the emergence of his eponymous cut ‘n’ sewn menswear label – Rhaj Paul Montaazh (pron. ‘montage’) in 2000 to the trendsetting soft apparel Brand Evolve in 2010, and the first-ever Barbadian beard brand – The Beard Island Gang in 2014, the name Rhaj Paul has been synonymous with top-quality craftsmanship, unique style and innovative fashion marketing in Barbados.
His work encompasses bespoke tailoring and design, fashion styling, graphic design and motivational public speaking.
Rhaj has worked with various organizations, entertainers, artists, videographers and photographers and has also starred in several local movies
Passionate, inspired, skilled and committed to raising an attitude of excellence and a genuine love for authentic self-expression, Rhaj Paul represents the Ministry Of Style Creative Alliance in its mandate to grow creative entrepreneurship in the Caribbean region and beyond.
Welcome, Minister of Style Rhaj Paul Whitehead!
About Khali Goodman
Khalil Goodman is a photographer, digital strategist and writer. When he’s not art-directing or shooting a new set of images, Khalil spends too much time reading comic books and listening to all the wrong music at the right volume.
About Graham Edwards
Graham Edwards is a Model Agent and the founder and owner of GADAL Model Management Inc., a Barbadian based mother agency and model management company specializing in the scouting, training and placement of primarily black models internationally.
The name “GADAL” is a Hebrew verb for: “to grow; become great; become important; promote; make powerful; praise; magnify; do great things; to increase; to exceed; to excel; to promote; to become like a great tree or tower.”
It’s a personification of all that he wants to do for black models worldwide. He describes his job as, “doing my part to ensure a more level playing field in the fashion industry for models of color; long before Black Lives Matter appeared- I always knew black models mattered!”
Nothing makes him more satisfied than to see models of color succeed and to see them on the runways worldwide and in the pages of major international magazines.
Models scouted and placed internationally by GADAL Model Management Inc. through Graham, have appeared in Beyoncé’s music video: Get In Formation; Tinchy Stryder’s In My System; Avicii’s I Could Be The One; in shoots with Selita Banks; appeared in major fashion publications: L’Officiel Hommes; Men’s Health UK; Men’s Health Portugal; Cosmopolitan; Essence Magazine; Prestige Hong Kong; Cole Magazine; ESTE 2 and walked for international labels and designers: Givenchy; Calvin Klein; Moncler; Marcelo Burlon; Granted London; Sibling London; OTHER UK; Fausto Puglisi; Dockers and represented international brands such as: Nike; Coca Cola; Levi Jeans; Addidas; Asics and Equinox Gym.
The company has signed the models it represents into several international fashion markets and placed them with larger model agencies in: Germany; Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Spain, UK and the USA. Graham loves his job; still, actively scouts for models and is excited about every ‘new face’ he discovers and helping them achieve their fullest potential!
Model, actress and entrepreneur Emily Ratajkowski attended a STRONG by Zumba high-intensity workout event at New York City hot-spot Terminal 5 today (Wednesday, March 4). The non-dance, high-intensity full body work-out class was taught by STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer and fitness phenomenon Michelle Lewin for over 125 people.
#SBZStrongerTogether, the two social media powerhouse personalities have nearly 40MM Instagram followers combined. Emily is wearing STRONG by Zumba’s latest apparel collection.
UNVEILS NEW LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION – “BEL-AIR MIAMI” New Collection Inspired by Founder Will Smith’s Personal & Professional Connections to Miami
Bel-Air Athletics announced the launch of its newest, limited-edition collection – “Bel-Air Miami (Home/Away).” The 24-piece collection is inspired by Bel-Air Athletics founder Will Smith’s longtime affinity for Miami, and is available exclusively at www.belairathletics.com.
“Miami just agrees with me spiritually, vibrationally and emotionally,” said Smith, who has starred in several Miami-themed films and recorded music about the city. “I just believe places have that for certain people and it’s an X-factor.”
The unisex collection features an array of colorful looks, punctuated by tropical hues, animal prints and a color palette that draws from 1980’s and 90’s Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes uniforms. Standout pieces include the ‘Bengal Varsity Jacket,’ which is limited to just 50 pieces; the ‘Alma Mater’ sweatshirt and sweatpants set; the ‘Split-Time Hoodie’ which comes in three color-blocked versions created by cutting apart three sweatshirts and reassembling them; the ‘VK Miami’ tees, which pay homage to Virginia Key Beach as an important Miami landmark to the civil rights movement; the ‘Bel-Air Bengal’ tee, which introduces Bel-Air Athletics’ new mascot for the first time; and the colorful, tiger-striped ‘Bengal Socks.’
The “Home/Away” concept represents the intersection of one’s comfort zone (home) and the excitement/risk associated with new adventures (away). The theme embodies Smith’s personal and professional journey, which started in Philadelphia, moved to Los Angeles, and gained international acclaim in part because of Miami.
“From music to movies, Miami has always been Will’s second home and we wanted to showcase that special connection with this collection,” said Samyr Laine, the Brand General Manager for Bel-Air Athletics. “It was important for us to capture Miami’s distinct look and feel while merging it with our brand’s signature style.”
Smith’s link to Miami began in 1995, when he starred in the renowned film “Bad Boys” as a Miami-based narcotics detective. The success of the film resulted in two more Miami-based sequels – Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020). Additionally, Smith released his smash single “Miami” off his multiplatinum album, Big Willie Style (1997).
Please find collection photos, campaign video, and high-res product images here. Additionally, Miami Heat star and NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo was named one of the ambassadors for the “Bel-Air Miami (Home/Away) and pictures of him in the collection are available here.
Visit www.belairathletics.com and follow @belairathletics and #belairmiami to stay up to date with the Bel-Air Miami collection and future collections from Bel-Air Athletics.
About Bel-Air Athletics Bel-Air Athletics is a sports-inspired lifestyle brand that celebrates the love of competition, the inclusiveness of fanhood, and the stories, styles, and culture born out of sport. Channeling Will’s indelible influence on fashion and culture in the 1980s and ’90s and referencing the iconic series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Bel-Air Athletics is grounded in the individuality and creativity that Will’s character embodied on the TV show.
The brand is part of Westbrook Inc., which is Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s holding company that was formed to execute the Smith Family’s global content and commerce businesses.
“These barriers are not going to stop me,” is the opening line of the latest #Adidas×IVYPARK campaign.
The highly anticipated collaboration with Beyoncé and ADIDAS made the world stop this past weekend. Like her music, the lifestyle brand is inclusive, evoking strength and identity. Gender fluid with neutral color pallets for effortless layering during the time of year. On trend. It’s aesthetically pleasing athleisure with the intended functionality backed by the workmanship of an apparel powerhouse.
The collection includes footwear which will entice any sneakerhead. Four sleek vibrant designs starting at $99 coupled with accessories and branded grillz.
360 MAGAZINE teammates rocked the unisex cargo sweat ($85) paired with matching sweatshirt. The Nite Jogger sneakers ($159) were enunciated with a branded key chain.
And, if you were one of the lucky handpicked few, you received a luggage tag alongside of an inserted note from the Queen Bey herself.
With many of the items being SOLD OUT within hours of its online discharge, this launch is sure to be one of the most successful drops in both brand’s histories. Definitely a strong departure from Topshop (originally a partnership with British billionaire Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green, she’s now the sole owner).
KO Média is proud to announce that the January issue of ELLE Canadae stars none other than global phenomenon Beyoncé. As she unveils her new Adidas partnership for IVY PARK, Beyoncé offers a rare opportunity in this can’t-miss feature: full access. In an intimate DM session with her fans, the superstar opens up about motherhood, finding time for date nights and how she learned to feel “more womanly and secure” with her curves. “The more I mature, the more I understand my value,” she explains in the piece that hits newsstands in conjunction with ELLE US and UK. “I realized I had to take control of my work and my legacy because I wanted to be able to speak directly to my fans in an honest way.”
The issue also features another exciting ELLE network exclusive: the 2020 ELLE International Beauty Awards. This much-anticipated global event reveals the top 16 products handpicked by ELLE’s esteemed team of international beauty editors—and you won’t want to miss the results.
And for those looking for some guidance as we kick off a new decade, look no further than the whopping 30-page astrology guide in ELLE Canada’s January issue, which boasts ultra-entertaining year-ahead forecasts for every sign, an unmissable glossary of every celestial term you’ll need to know in 2020 and asks the important question: should you plan your next vacation based on your sign?
Also in this issue: Hollywood’s top stylist Karla Welch talks about the future of fashion, a report on the unlikely problem with clean beauty, a panel of Canada’s top fitness experts share the keys to successful goal setting, and an exclusive unforgettable shoot with Gucci’s one-of-a-kind eveningwear collection.
The January issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands today.
360 Magazine attended the ultimate tailgate party held at the Arlo Hotel Soho in NYC. Bzees new FALL/WINTER 19 Rally Collection launch showed off the brands spirit of women’s empowerment to live boldly. Special guest Sage Steele and daughters featured the following trendy footwear styles – Secret Peep Toe (sandal starting at $59) and Romance Bootie (at $69). Certainly these ladies know about active life styles.
Founder/CEO Lori McDermid birth the collection inspired by sports and the women’s interaction of life’s daily demands. Taking their best selling silhouettes in a boot and sandal, available in your favorite team colors for the sporty girl in you. Comfy and made for any women who means Bzeesness.
A dynamic design; an upper soft stretch knit with no seam and binding for a custom fit. Engineered soles with cloud technology weighing in at 4-6 oz, making it extremely lightweight. This collection is on trend to the fashion footwear community and effortlessly transitions from day to night (even moms preparing for back to school). The desire for comfort and functionality while trendsetting can be a sacrifice; that’s an old stigma washed away with these machine washable air-dry styles.
Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company “The Thread Shop” is excited to announce continued partnership with A$AP Ferg to design and fulfill the artist’s merchandise for his current Mad Men Tour.
Ferg is excited to debut this new merch while on tour now. Click HERE for tour dates.
“Headlining my Mad Man Tour was aligned with my creative juices flowing for merch. Working with the amazing team at The Thread Shop, we created products I’m really proud off and excited to share with my fans” – Says A$AP Ferg of the collection.
“The Thread Shop is thrilled to be working with A$AP Ferg on merchandising for his Mad Men Tour and across all retail channels. We proudly feel that our latest collection really captures the spirit and creativity of this amazing and cutting edge hip-hop artist.” –says Howard Lau, the recently appointed Head of The Thread Shop.
The Thread Shop has established itself as one of the best in the artist merchandising business. The company brings a revolutionary perspective to pop culture branding and marketing, and are committed to providing the ultimate shopping experience – the highest quality of products – for music fans and devotees of popular culture alike. The company touts an impressive and growing roster including A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Dylan, NAS, Miles Davis, Camila Cabello and more. With a focus on quality and design, and with an “artist first” philosophy, The Thread Shop works hand-in-hand with the artists and brands they partner with to create beautiful, fashionable and elevated new merchandise and products designed to enhance every fan’s lifestyle.
QT Hotels & Resorts, the leading designer hotel group in Australia and New Zealand, has announced its first-ever pop-up rooftop yoga series at QT Melbourne this March, in collaboration with the immersive Los Angeles-based yoga brand Bender. Set to launch on March 3rd, QT Melbourne’s two-part “Yoga in the Sky” series will provide a unique and empowering yoga experience set to deep house music on the hotel’s Rooftop at QT, the city’s hottest rooftop bar and lounge.
Overlooking Melbourne’s dramatic cityscape, “Yoga in the Sky” at QT Melbourne will bring together talented local DJs and Bender’s team of elite yoga instructors to create the ultimate urban playground for body and soul. “Bender is about authentic connection, being present, and feeling amazing”, says Australian Bender Director, Monica Yates.
Both beginner and veteran yogis can enjoy the high-energy rhythm of vinyasa yoga, while taking in the spectacular city views. Post-flow, participants will be treated to an array of nutritious refreshments, including a selection of Noah’s juices, Fresh Generation coconuts and the option to enjoy grab-and-go coffee and freshly baked croissants at QT Melbourne’s The Cake Shop or settling in for a leisurely á la carte breakfast at QT Melbourne’s signature restaurant, Pascale Bar & Grill. In celebration of this unique experience, activewear brand Stylerunner will offer a 15% discount for attendees to ensure participants are dressed in style.
Dates: Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 8am (70-minute flow class)
Price: AUD$39 (approx. US$31)
To book one of the “Yoga in the Sky” sessions at QT Melbourne, please go to: