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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 

Will Smith, Fresh Prince, unisex, 90's, Bel Air, 360 MAGAZINE, collection, inverted

Fresh Prince Apparel Collection

As part of the yearlong celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a new limited-edition collection – “Fresh Prince / Summertime” – will be available on May 9exclusively at the newly-launched Fresh Prince online store (www.freshprincestore.com). The 10+ piece unisex collection is inspired by The Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, and his starring role in the iconic program as well as his Grammy Award-winning music catalog with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

In conjunction with the new capsule, a “Break the Monotony Block Party” will be held on May 9, via Instagram Live as a dedication to celebrate the music, style and community of The Fresh Prince. The event will feature 60-minute live sets from several of the biggest DJs in the world (across all genres), including DJ D-Nice, Just Blaze, DJ Clark Kent, Bryan-Michael Cox, Neil Armstrong, Crespo, Dede Lovelace, Four Color Zack, Noodles, Mick, Pope, Craze, Venus X, DJ Puffy, Kayper, Bash, Andrea Vandall and a headlining set by DJ Jazzy Jeff. The block party name is inspired by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s lyrics in their 1991 smash hit “Summertime.”

DJ Jazzy Jeff’s MC – Dayne Jordan – will host the block party via Instagram while each DJ goes live from their individual IG handles, plays music and pays homage to the Fresh Prince. In some instances, multiple DJs will perform at the same time, which will give fans a festival-like experience that will enable them to choose which DJ set to watch.

As part of the “Break the Monotony Block Party,” a percentage of sales from the new collection’s sales on May 9 will be donated to No Kid Hungry, which is helping provide consistent access to healthy meals for vulnerable children who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting school closures.

“It’s humbling to see how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and our music has transcended time and continued to shape pop culture,” said DJ Jazzy Jeff, who collaborated on the development of the new capsule. “Between this new collection and the block party, I hope we can come together during these trying times, celebrate culture, put smiles on people’s faces and raise money for an important cause.”

The “Fresh Prince / Summertime” collection boasts a bright, neon palette with its prints drawing from the distinguished imagery from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Fans of the TV series will also appreciate the nod to some of the imagery from the show’s opening credits with the collection’s graffiti pattern and “Fresh” license plate pieces.

Consumers can buy individual pieces or purchase a Fresh Prince merch crate which includes an assortment of exclusive items that will not be sold individually.

Visit www.freshprincestore.com and follow @freshprince to stay up to date with all things Fresh Prince.

The full “Break the Monotony Block Party” set schedule can be found below:

Start Time

End Time

Artist Name

Instagram Handle

12 pm ET

1 pm ET

Neil Armstrong

@djneilarmstrong

1 pm ET

2 pm ET

Kayper

@kayperofficial

2 pm ET

3 pm ET

Mick

@mick

3 pm ET

4 pm ET

DJ Jazzy Jeff

@djjazzyjeff

4 pm ET

5 pm ET

Craze

@crazearoni

5 pm ET

6 pm ET

Andrea Vandall

@andreavandall

5:30 pm ET

6:30 pm ET

Just Blaze

@justblaze

6 pm ET

7 pm ET

Bash

@bashdj

6:30 pm ET

7:30 pm ET

Venus X

@venusx

7 pm ET

8 pm ET

Pope

@djpope

7:30 pm ET

8:30 pm ET

Crespo

@crespothedj

8 pm ET

9 pm ET

DJ Puffy

@deejaypuffy

8:30 pm ET

9:30 pm ET

Four Color Zack

@fourcolorzack

9 pm ET

10 pm ET

Dede Lovelace

@dedelovelace

9:30 pm ET

10:30 pm ET

Bryan-Michael Cox

@bryanmichaelcox

10 pm ET

11 pm ET

DJ Clark Kent

@djclarkkent

10:30 pm ET

11:30 pm ET

Noodles

@noodz

11 pm ET

midnight

DJ D-Nice

@dnice

 

robert graham, star wars, 360 MAGAZINE

ROBERT GRAHAM × STAR WARS

Robert Graham, the eclectic luxury American lifestyle brand is slated to launch a Star Wars capsule-inspired collection, in conjunction with Lucasfilm. The collection, in anticipation of the final installment in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will be available for purchase starting November 16, 2019. Early access for VIP Collectors kicks off in select stores on November 14.

Best known for their signature “wearable art” and embellished sport shirts, Robert Graham utilizes an iconic trademark style throughout the capsule collection, as seen in pieces like the Skywalker sport coat, the Lord Vader sport shirt and the Darth Vader Lightsaber T-Shirt. The capsule will feature three men’s button downs ($298), two men’s sports coats ($1298), three men’s T-shirts ($128), two women’s blouses ($248-$398), one women’s T-shirt ($128), one women’s bomber ($498) and five pocket squares/silk scarves ($68-$248).

The Star Wars x Robert Graham capsule collection will be sold both in stores and online at Robert Graham, as well as at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and DXL, and select participating specialty retailers.

J Balvin Celebrates Guess Vibras Collection

On Friday, February 8th, celebrities, musicians, social influencers and special guests came together to raise a glass and celebrate ‘GUESS Vibras,’ an exclusive collection designed by global music superstar, J Balvin.

The launch party took place at a massive warehouse in Hollywood ahead of J Balvin’s appearance in the opening segment of Sunday’s Grammy Awards broadcast, where he is also nominated for “Record of the Year” for his collaboration on Cardi B’s “I Like it”. To bring the collection’s vibrant Miami inspirations to life, the space was infused with bright, colorful moments to also reflect his mantra for the the capsule, “nice energy, nice vibras, just smile and that’s what we need, all love.”

Guests enjoyed upbeat party vibes as they were able to dance, visit a custom snow cone station or play ice hockey and basketball shot ball while sipping signature Buchanan’s whisky cocktails. Guests in attendance were also the first to get a sneak peek of J Balvin’s new unreleased Buchanan’s DeLuxe x J Balvin Limited Edition Design bottle inspired by his culture and the good vibras around him.

The 42-piece ‘GUESS Vibras’ collection, which is inspired by Balvin’s chart-topping “VIBRAS” album, includes a selection of ready-to-wear and accessories for both men and women.  Balvin’s personal style and colorful, risk-taking aesthetic is infused within each piece. His hands-on design input makes this collaboration for GUESS another standout, bringing with it global appeal.

Notable guests included: J Balvin, Becky G, Diplo, Ty Dolla $ign, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Nicolai Marciano, Torey Lanez, Amanda Steele, Zion, Jules Goddard, Jesse Baez, Sebastian Lleget, Khalil, Manuela Fernandez, Tainy, Sofia Jamora, Xian Mikol, Amanda Cerny, Scottie Pippen, Kelvin Pena and Nathalie Paris.