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Conison, Blake Holmes and Connor Morton article inside 360 MAGAZINE

CONISON: OUR CHAT WITH HIGH-END STREETWEAR LABEL FOUNDER, CONNOR MORTON 

By Blake Holmes

A celebration of the LA dream, Conison is an up-and-coming, high-end streetwear brand from Melbourne, Australia. 
Recently, we caught up with Founder and Creative Director, Connor Morton, to chat vision, inspiration and what’s in store for the year ahead. 

TELL US ABOUT CONISON..

Conison is a high-end streetwear and design brand. 

At the heart of Conison is a message of inspiration. I want to encourage people to express themselves, providing an avenue for them to explore their own sense of style and creative potential through fashion and design. 

WHAT’S YOUR WHY? 

I’ve always endeavoured to express my creativity through outlets available to me, from DJing and music, to clothing customisation and art. I think everyone deserves this opportunity and my dream is that Conison will provide that for others; an inspiration source that spreads positivity and reinforces the idea that everyone has the power to shape their reality. 

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOUR UPCOMING COLLECTION? 

Collection 2 Rise & Fall is a two-part capsule. This collection celebrates an ascension to your highest self and the fall of negative energy. These ideas are expressed in my messaging and I’ve catered to both the NZ/Aus and US/Euro markets, with different materials and designs. 

WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU? 

There are countless brands and creators that fuel my fire. Designers like Reese Cooper and Heron Preston, brands like Riot Hill and photographers like Kyle Caulfield to name just a few. 

HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED? 

I believe motivation is something you have to seek constantly. This can be challenging at times and the interruptions of this year have been a prime example. 

Regularly contacting my mentors, listening to podcasts, and painting have kept me in the zone this year. There’s always motivation to be found if you look hard enough. 

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU? 

Every day is different but I start and end them in the same way. I usually wake up with a warm/cold soak to get focused, then have breakfast while watching motivational content on YouTube. From then I work ‘til i’ve felt i’ve done enough, which means late nights a lot of the time. I also work other jobs and fit in time at the gym or some form of exercise each day. I end the day with business content on YouTube to get inspired for the day ahead.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL STRAIN WHEN RUNNING YOUR OWN BRAND? 

Being a one-man band with no backing at 22 has been a struggle. There are definitely financial challenges and they’ve taken a lot of practice, help from mentors and learning to overcome. In saying that, I’m feeling confident in the belief that now is the time to be bold, take risks and bet on myself. When you believe in your brand and the message you’re trying to share, anything is possible. 

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? 

My mentor sent me a message a few weeks back. I think it’s spot on and something I struggle with at times. “Your art is not about how many people like your work, your art is about if your heart likes your work, if your soul likes your work, it’s how honest you are with yourself”. I try to follow this ethos daily and remind myself of this at times I’m questioning my vision and creative direction. I’ve implemented this into my work daily and it’s become more authentic as a result. 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CONISON? 

The sky’s the limit. I want to push creative boundaries, not just with Conison but in the global fashion and lifestyle brand space. This means everything from painting collections and exclusive pieces to furniture. 
Most importantly, I want to continue telling the Conison story in an authentic way. Giving people a story to truly connect with is what drives me and the best way to keep people engaged and on-board for the journey. 

I’m learning and growing every day and Conison will continue to evolve with me. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

LEAVE US WITH A FAVOURITE QUOTE..

I’ve got a few. ‘Ignore the boos, they usually come from the cheap seats’. This one has been really important to me. As a young person, you often face a lot of negativity and doubt from others about your ability to step outside the norm and succeed. I’ve learnt not to take this to heart and stay true to myself, which is something I think we should all strive to do. 

Another favourite is, ‘an arrow can only be shot forward by pulling it backward’. This one’s all about resilience to me, and the idea that on the other side of struggle and hardship is success, fortune and prosperity. I try to remember this with every minor setback and keep a positive mindset no matter the circumstances. When you do, nothing can discourage you from achieving your dreams. This is what Conison is all about. 

Rise & Fall Part 1 drops 7th December, 7:00pm EST
at www.conisondesigns.com 

Champion x Super Mario Bros.

Champion® Athleticwear and Super Mario Bros.™ Level Up with Limited-Edition Anniversary Collection

The New Collection Brings Rare Super Mario Bros. Graphics to Life to Commemorate 35 Years of the Iconic Video Game

Today, Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, launched a limited-edition capsule collection in partnership with Nintendo® to celebrate the  35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Available to shop globally, the new Champion x Super Mario Bros. collaboration features unique Super Mario Bros. graphics playfully displayed on classic Champion apparel.

The Champion x Super Mario Bros. collection uses some of the Japanese box art created for the original Super Mario Bros. and utilizes the vintage prints, reinventing them through a Champion lens. Using the authentic apparel brand’s products as the canvas, the collection puts a new twist on classic characters. From a monochrome Toad jumping atop Champion’s Cloud Dye Tee to Fire Mario bouncing fireballs across Champion’s Reverse WeaveTMHoodie, each apparel item taps into nostalgic facets of the popular video game. Plus, there’s even a nod to Mario’s well-known outfit with a super-limited quantity of red Super Fleece 3.0 Overalls, emblazoned with Champion’s script logo.

Champion celebrates teams across all facets of sports, redefining what ‘team’ looks like in today’s culture. While staying connected to one’s squad proves more important, albeit challenging, than ever this year, Champion wanted to reinforce the value of team with this playful collection. To commemorate the whole squad of beloved characters in Super Mario Bros., Champion utilized unique graphics including Mario, Princess Peach, Toad, and Bowser throughout the product assortment, all against a Champion backdrop.

“As a brand that celebrated its centennial anniversary last year, Champion was thrilled to commemorate another iconic brand’s milestone,” said David Robertson, Director Champion Global Brand Marketing. “From the beginning, Super Mario Bros. has represented teamwork by introducing many beloved characters who work together for the greater good. Champion is a brand that celebrates teams, in any shape or form, and we’re excited to welcome the whole Super Mario Bros. crew to ours.”

Featuring notable Champion apparel items, the collection includes a variety of Reverse WeaveTM hoodies, crews, joggers, anoraks, and t-shirts, offering a unique play on beloved fan-favorite characters and items. Spanning men, women, and youth apparel, items range in price from $30 to $150. Starting November 18th, assorted pieces can be shopped in the U.S. on Champion.com and in various retail partners, including Finish Line, PacSun, Jimmy Jazz, Tilly’s, Zumiez, and Shiekh Shoes, before it’s game over for this collection.

To learn more about the Champion x Super Mario Bros. collection, visit Champion.com and follow the brand on Instagram, TikTokTwitter, and Facebook.

About Champion® 

Since 1919, Champion Athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including activewear, sweats, tees, sports bras, team uniforms, and accessories. Champion uses innovative design and state-of-the-art product testing to ensure uncompromised quality and innovative apparel for its consumers. Champion Athleticwear can be purchased at department stores, sporting goods, specialty retailers, and at Champion.com.

For more information, please contact us at 1-800-315-0563 or at Facebook.com/Champion, follow us on Twitter @Championusa or on Instagram @Champion. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc.

LaMelo Ball illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 magazine

LaMelo Ball Joins PUMA

By Justin Lyons

LaMelo Ball, top 2020 NBA Draft prospect and younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball, signed with the sports company PUMA for a long-term sponsorship deal.

Ball said he’s excited to join the PUMA family as he kicks off his basketball career.

“I believe the brand is the perfect partner for me because PUMA will allow me to just be myself. I want to be 100-percent authentic whether that’s playing basketball or showing off my personal style, and that’s what I want to do with PUMA,” Ball said.

The 6-foot-7-inch guard with elite passing skills opted out of college basketball in favor of professional contracts in Lithuania and Australia.

Adam Petrick, the global director of brand and marketing at PUMA, said Ball is a natural fit for PUMA because of his personal style and his “physical gifts and dynamic play on the court.”

“We are thrilled to add him to our roster of talented athletes, and at just 19 years old, we can’t wait to see his impact on the broader culture surrounding basketball,” Petrick said.

The first collaboration between the young phenom and PUMA will come in the form of a PUMA x LaMelo Ball T-shirt and hoodie set. The set will release Nov. 18, the same day as the 2020 NBA Draft where Ball is expected to go in the top five.

PUMA also intends to blur lines between sports, culture, music and fashion with its approach to the collaboration with Ball, which will likely be seen in the form of shirts, shoes and other apparel.

The partnership will follow PUMA’s “Not From Here” concept, something Ball cooked up himself to represent his unique attitude.

“I don’t know what normal is. I personally chose a different path to achieve my success because that defines who I am,” Ball said. “I know some people think I am mysterious or ‘not from here,’ and I might have to agree. I am someone who likes to be different and consider myself to be one of one. That’s the message I want to share in my upcoming projects with PUMA.”

Ball and PUMA will also join forces to host basketball camps, clothing donations, court refurbishments and more to support programs that encourage young athletes stay active.

With names like RJ Barrett, Kyle Kuzma and Deandre Ayton highlighting the list, Ball is the latest in a line of young talent to join PUMA.

In Ball’s 2019-2020 season as a member of the Illawarra Hawks, he played just 12 games before injuring himself during practice and deciding to leave for the NBA Draft. He averaged 17 points, 6.8 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft after winning the NBA Draft Lottery. The Timberwolves had a 14% chance at landing the first pick, tied for the best odds with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, the team holding the worst record in the league.

With the Timberwolves trading for star guard D’Angelo Russell last season, mock drafts appear to have Minnesota targeting Anthony Edwards, the wing player out of Georgia.

Without a consensus first pick, there is also speculation that Minnesota could trade out of the first pick, opening an opportunity for a team looking for a point guard with passing abilities like Ball’s.

It all remains to be seen the night of the Draft Nov. 18, where one thing is for sure: LaMelo Ball’s name will be called.

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.

MTV, Champion, 360 Magazine, Vaughn Lowery

 

New Era Cap x NFL Collection

NEW ERA CAP UNVEILS FIRST EVER OFFICIAL NFL SCOUTING COMBINE COLLECTION

Worn by NFL Prospects Before and After Their Workouts, The New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine Collection Features Headwear, Apparel and Accessories

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap, Co. Inc., premieres the first New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine Collection. The inaugural New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine Collection will be worn by some of the best football prospects before and after their workouts at this year’s 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fans can purchase the collection now at www.neweracap.com and DICK’S Sporting Goods for retail prices ranging from $5.00 – $89.99 USD.

Headwear in the New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine Collection includes a 9FIFTY® snapback and a 9FORTY® stretch snap featuring a silver reflective New Era flag on the front crown with “NFL Combine” printed across the top of the visor in reflective lettering. The Official NFL Scouting Combine logo is on the right side of the caps. Fans can also pick-up a 9FIFTY® snapback and 9FORTY® stretch snap featuring a reflective camo pattern on the front crown with an Official NFL Scouting Combine logo on the right side of the caps.

The New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine Collection apparel collection features the Official NFL Scouting Combine patch on New Era hoodies, track pants, shorts, short and long sleeve tees, a coach’s jacket and a sleeveless hoodie. Available exclusively on www.neweracap.com, fans can also purchase New Era Official NFL Scouting Combine accessories including socks, slides and duffel bags.

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP:
In 2020, New Era Cap Co., Inc. celebrates its centennial as the most iconic headwear company in the world. The brand’s 100-year legacy is steeped in sports heritage and pop culture through partnerships and collections with some of the top leagues, athletes, designers, artists, and icons around the globe. The brand continues to innovate and keep pace with trends to deliver headwear, apparel, and accessories as unique and inspiring as the individuals who wear them. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The fourth generation, family-owned company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is marketed and distributed in over 125 countries through its affiliate offices in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Shanghai, Barcelona, Seoul, Melbourne, Toronto, and Bologna.  For more information, visitwww.neweracap.com

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Champion × Pac-Man

Champion® Athleticwear and Bandai Namco Entertainment are launching a limited-edition capsule collection, Champion X Pac-Man.
 
The brands have combined their most recognizable design elements for a unique aesthetic that reflects both Champion and Pac-Man’s signature styles across men’s and women’s crewnecks, hoodies, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts and joggers.  Principal silhouettes such as Reverse Weave® sweats will feature mixed logos and Pac-Man character designs. These new designs will be featured on gray, black, white and yellow product with pops of bold colors including red, royal blue and orange. 
 
Champion will be giving fans the opportunity to be the first to purchase and take home pieces from the collection with an ‘80’s themed event at the Champion Los Angeles store. There will be a large Pac-Man inflatable for selfies, Pac-Man cookies, live DJ spinning 80’s beats and in-store Pac-Man game tournament with winners receiving prizes. Giveaways with purchase will include Pac-Man stickers and USB drives.  And for guests that are looking to power-up like Pac-Man there will be a Japanese style hot dog bar with six sauces and seven toppings plus Moon Tea and Rose Lemonade, which will be served in keepsake glass bottles.
 
With Champion’s 100th anniversary in 2019 and Pac-Man commemorating its 40th anniversary in 2020, it’s the perfect time to come together for a celebratory partnership that brings nostalgic Pac-Man enthusiasts and younger brand fans together. Champion will be selling the collection exclusively at the brand’s six retail stores located in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Las Vegas as well as on Champion.com.

WHEN:                       February 8th


                                   4pm – 7pm PST
WHERE:                   Champion Retail Store LA

Champion Drops New Limited-Edition Century Collection Styles

To continue the brand’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2019, Champion Athleticwear is releasing the second drop of their limited-edition Century Collection, launched online  (7/9) at Champion.com and in their five retail stores on 7/12.

Throughout the year, Champion has been showcasing a variety of modern-day teams while also looking back at key milestones in the brand’s rich history that have cemented the signature ‘C’ logo within sports and popular culture. These new styles include Champion’s iconic Reverse Weave given an all-over print makeover, which is heavily inspired by the brand’s heritage, and new color ways. Additionally, each piece includes a hidden label so Champion fans can join the 100th Anniversary “For the Team” celebration and mark what team means to them today while sporting their Champion team uniform.

The Lucky Onez

“Warm up in absolute style with an exclusive, nicely designed jacket from The Lucky Onez. Jackets are available online at www.theluckyonez.com.”

Photographer: @rossthephotoboss
The Lucky Onez have been able to establish and create unique and beautiful jackets for all individuals to keep warm in; plus show off at the same time. This amazing jacket is The Lucky Onez Orange Patterned jacket made out of Ankara printed fabric and manufactured in the country of Congo in Africa. Not only does this sensational orange color bring life to the jacket; but in addition the Ankara fabric from overseas is very durable, comfortable, and designed with great quality. Everyone can wear these high quality jackets outdoors, when you’re out with friends, and even to major events like parties. Make sure to shop for your own jacket online at www.theluckyonez.com!!!
The Lucky Onez will always strive to make sure you live well, look well, and feel well.

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown was introduced to the world of entertainment through his unreleased memoir entitled, Muted Dreams. It was dubbed the male version of Push by Ebony Magazine which secured him tons of followers on social media.

 

However, it wasn’t until Brown left his position at The Alexander Doll Company and began to embark on a fashion and philanthropic dream. The vision commenced with the birth of LVL XIII (Level 13) –  a luxury men’s fashion label which launched a line of top-tier sneakers. 

 

The collection became an instant success. Brown made over $250,000 within the first two months in sales. To date, LVL XIII has garnered attention from Chris Brown, JR Smith, Tyson Beckford, Kroy Biermann, Nas, Tracey Morgan, Jim Jones, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Tucker and Tristan Wilds. 

 

Most recently, LVL XIII signed a 1.5 million dollar deal with Zhu Jiang, owner of Décor Apparel (clothing and accessories manufacturer). It included a million dollar liquid cash investment and was highlighted by FORBES Magazine.

 

The initial accomplishments of the brand sparked interest from international superstar, Jason Derulo, whom now serves as Brand Ambassador and Key Investor of LVL XIII. Together they expanded its portfolio and added LVL XIII APPAREL, catering to affluent male millennials.

 

As a humanitarian, Brown spends his time educating and supporting abused youth and giving back to the community through on-site activations and monetary donations. In the past, he’s coordinated various celebrity fashion shows focused on the fight against HIV/AIDS. Many of them were hosted by Angela Simmons, Nene Leakes, K. Michelle and Ro James.

 

Through these engagements, Brown has made notable contributions to both amfAR (a leading organization dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research) in the amount of $10,000 and Hero for Children (a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children infected with and impacted by HIV/AIDS) in the amount of $5,000 – establishing The Antonio Brown Scholarship which contributes to the organization’s summer camp.

 

FUN FACT:

*In 2016, LVL XIII made national headlines when it debuted new apparel and footwear during NYFW at Pier59 Studios.