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Land Rover × Bond Inspired Defender V8

LAND ROVER RELEASE BOND NO TIME TO DIE INSPIRED DEFENDER V8

The new edition features design inspired by the Defenders which appear in No Time To Die in celebration of the 25th James Bond film. Watch a video here.

Land Rover SV Bespoke has created a new Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, ahead of its world premiere later this month.

Available to order as a Defender 110 or 90 and inspired by the specification of the Defenders that appear in No Time To Die, the stealthy Defender V8 Bond Edition features an Extended Black Pack with 22-inch Luna Gloss Black alloy wheels, signature Xenon Blue front brake calipers and a Defender 007 rear badge.

The bespoke touches extend to the practical interior, with illuminated Defender 007 treadplates and a specially developed touchscreen start-up animation for the intuitive Pivi Pro infotainment system that honours Land Rover’s long partnership with the James Bond franchise. At night, customers will also spot unique ‘007’ puddle lamp graphics.

Exclusively available to just 300 buyers around the world, the Defender V8 Bond Edition’s interior features laser etching detailing that it is one of 300 and the SV Bespoke logo. Each vehicle is commissioned by the vehicle personalisation experts at SV Bespoke in the UK.

Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said: The Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is an exclusive take on the most powerful production Defender ever made, inspired by vehicles on screen in No Time To Die. It represents a meeting of two great British brands and is a unique celebration of Land Rover’s 38-year association with James Bond.

Defenders are at the heart of the action in No Time To Die alongside two Range Rover Sport SVRs. A Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Series III are also in the film, which will be released in cinemas around the world from September 30 2021.

Based on the recently launched Defender V8, the Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0- litre supercharged petrol engine, which produces 525PS, 625Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds) with a top speed of 149mph (240km/h).

It delivers new levels of performance and driver engagement by combining the V8 with expertly developed suspension and transmission tuning to create the fastest and most dynamically rewarding Defender yet.

With unique suspension and transmission tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential, Defender V8 delivers more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control – all accompanied by a characteristic V8 supercharged soundtrack.

No Time To Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth and final film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. The film will be released in cinemas from September 30 2021 in the UK through Universal Pictures International and in the US on October 8 2021, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) via their United Artists Releasing banner.

About Land Rover

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true breadth of capability across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 percent of this model range exported to over 100 countries. Learn more at Land Rover.

Synopsis

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Learn more via 007.

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Livintage Apparel’s Pandemic-Inspired Collection

BIPOC fashion designer, Brandon Hunt, release pandemic-inspired collection that will be sure to keep you cozy and stylish for any situation! Visit his brand Livintage Apparel via their website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and to make a purchase! 

Our lives will never be the same again.  We can tell generations to come that we lived through  a worldwide pandemic. And if you’re reading this now, you are one of those survivors. Now that’s a reason to start to Liv a little more! Never in my life would I have imagined living through a global pandemic. It has not only shook up the whole world but it has also affected the world of fashion in a major way. 

Fashion has started to go digital due to COVID. Now that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For me, I was able to really connect with my clients on a personal level through zoom calls or FaceTime. I grew better bonds with clients during the pandemic. I even created new components to my business that included more virtual interactions. Wardrobe stylists are very hands on.

The 6 foot social distancing rule just doesn’t apply to us. If we aren’t adjusting a model’s clothes during a shoot, we are more than likely doing the creative direction. There’s even times where we have to physically shop for a client in the store. Another hands on job stylists usually have are fittings prior to the fashion show and making adjustments to clothing if needed. The pandemic changed all of my normal day to day interactions. I did not take this as anything negative. I brainstormed for hours coming up with ideas on how I could pivot and still be successful during COVID. I decided I would take full advantage of one of many styling services of mine which is personal shopping. This is where I personal shop for clients. It’s as simple as getting their sizes in clothing and shoes along with a budget for clothing. I do FaceTimes and send photos of outfit ideas until we build several complete looks within their budget. This service could be for a specific event, photo shoot, vacation, or even as a gift to someone who deserves to add some new pieces to their wardrobe. Stylists take note because this was a major contribution to my success during the pandemic.

The pandemic trapped people in their homes for months. We may not have been able to get out like normal and be social, but we were on our phones.  Everyone was plugged in. This was the perfect time to interact with followers. During this time I did live interviews, tv segments, YouTube’s, podcasts and more. I even had sales online to drive more traffic to my website. I also sent out email alerts updating people on when the collection would drop.  I wanted to give my viewers an opportunity to get to know me better. I used the quarantine to connect with my followers. I did polls to see exactly what they liked. I took time responding to as many people as I could. I reached out to hundreds of people daily to build my clientele. I was eager to work with new people. Though I got turned down by many, it only made me want to work harder.  I used social media to conduct research on clients and learn more about them. Social media was a major tool to use during the pandemic in order to stay afloat in the industry.

The pandemic may not have been such a bad thing after all for the fashion industry. The pandemic actually opened up so many opportunities for people. This was a great time to get in your zone and focus on whatever it is that you love doing and do it. For me, that was creating.  Others ventured out and started businesses, learned new trades,  and even invested in things they never thought they’d invest in. I took my time to build a men’s and women’s collection I knew would be comfortable, edgy, and classic considering no one was getting dressed up to leave the house. I also included glasses as an accessory because as a stylist, one of the most important things to me is accessorizing.  You can build looks based off of the most basic outfits by adding the perfect accessories.

Anytime you’re going to be front and center, you’d better make sure you’re looking your best. So I understand how difficult it is to get dressed for that zoom meeting or virtual date.  You don’t want to overdo it and you don’t want to under dress either. These decisions could make or break you but here are some tips that should help ease the stress of choosing that next outfit for your zoom meeting or virtual date.

Your clothes do speak you know. Have you ever gotten dressed and someone asked you what you’re getting all dressed up for?  Whether it was for that interview or that hot date, clothes say a lot about who you are and how you carry yourself; so it may be important to put a little more effort into your next outfit choice whether that’s booking a personal stylist or being a fashionista yourself.

Styles differ when it comes to a virtual date or a zoom meeting. You want to be more conservative when it comes to meetings. For males, I’d really stay away from t-shirts but if you must wear one, make sure it’s plain so that people don’t focus on the words or message. For women, I’d suggest not wearing anything that’s too revealing on the top. No lace, no see through, or spaghetti straps. Follow Livintage Apparel via their website, Instagram and Facebook.

Pieces I would suggest for men and women are button down shirts or polos for virtual meetings. When it comes to virtual dates, you can get a little more creative. Do focus on being yourself and not wearing anything that is out of your comfort zone because you want to be confident on camera. For video purposes, I’d suggest not wearing anything too bright or too much bling as it can be distracting. Lastly and possibly most importantly, please please please don’t get caught not wearing any pants. We all know how easy it is to roll out of bed and throw on a work shirt paired with your favorite pj bottoms but that’s a big no no. Don’t be that person that stands up while on video and forgets they aren’t fully dressed. Fashion is forever changing and has been for ages. No matter what’s thrown our way, we must be able to learn from it and become better. Now that the pandemic is over, let the fun begin.  It’s time to pull out your best clothes because it’s time to go outside!Follow Brandon Hunt, the CEO and designer at Livintage Apparel, at his Instagram!

Champion Fashion illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Champion Athleticwear × New Artist Series

Champion Athleticwear Unveils New Artist Series Supporting Talent Across The Country

Series Features Four Artists, each with a Collection Defined by Authentic, Inspired, Grassroots Voices

Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, is introducing an Artist Series to celebrate the diversity of talent and creativity found across the United States.  The series features four street artists who have unique perspectives on design, fashion and personal expression. The artists have ties to cities across the country, including New York City, Chicago and Seattle.

The first drop is from Ricardo Gonzalez, a designer and artist from Durango, Mexico, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, who lives by the philosophy, “IT’S A LIVING,” which inspires his work. Ricardo uses typography as his medium and has incorporated his signature script into a variety of work spanning large-scale murals to commercial work for brands to simple stickers seen on the streets.   As part of the collection drop, Champion commissioned Ricardo to create one of his signature murals in Brooklyn, New York.

Ricardo’s vibrant, colorful script style will appear on a limited collection of Reverse Weave hoodies, heritage graphic tees and Reverse Weave cut-off shorts for men and Reverse Weave cropped cutoff hoodies, heritage graphic tees and Reverse Weave shorts for women. The apparel has black, oxford gray, white and scarlet colors supporting neon text overlay of phrases including “Better Yourself,” “Keep Tryin’,” “The Way Up” and “Change The Future.”  Ricardo hopes his signature positive messages and uplifting designs unify people together during these challenging times.

“As an artist and designer, it means so much to me to collaborate with Champion on an inclusive collection that promotes my positive aesthetic to the masses,” said Ricardo Gonzalez.  “The phrases we chose for this collection fit really well with Champion’s philosophy. My favorite piece is “Better Yourself,” as it expresses self-improvement and what it means to be competitive as a Champion.  I hope when people wear my Champion pieces that they feel empowered and like a Champion.”

Apparel in Ricardo’s It’s A Living collection ranges from $35 to $75 in sizes XS through 2XL and will be in Champion retail stores and online at Champion.com, Champs Sports and Footaction beginning May 12, 2021. Each Artist Series drop will be available for a limited time with Brooklyn-based neon artist Adam Fu, up next in the series. Fu will be followed later this year by New York-based Steffi Lynn and Chicago-based Merlot. 

“Champion is founded on the principles of inclusion, creativity and self-expression,” said Jon Ram, group president of global activewear for Hanesbrands Inc. “and we are dedicated to fostering up-and-coming talent. The Artist Series is an exciting new chapter in our commitment to supporting a wide range of artists with the goal of inspiring all consumers to be their own Champion through their apparel – the ultimate form of self-expression.”

Ram added that Champion is committed to creating a better world for the champions of today and tomorrow where all are included.  The Artist Series adds a new dimension to the brand, which is known for increasing access to sports in a number of ways, including providing apparel and uniforms to Special Olympics USA, Urban Dove and NBPA Summer Camps.

To learn more about Champion’s Artist Series drops, visit Champion and follow the brand on InstagramTikTokTwitter 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, footwear 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. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-315-0563 or at Facebook, follow us on Twitter or on Instagram. Champion is a brand of HanesBrands.  

ATHLETIC JUNCTION

​Athletic Junction (AJ) provides comfortable and affordable apparel for sports fans.  As of late, they’ve become vendors for numerous schools, sports leagues, training facilities, sports agencies and emerging businesses throughout Northern America.

Presently, Michael V. Parker II alongside of his partner Justin Harper helm Athletic Junction. Both have participated in NCAA Division I teams as well as played on professional franchises. With a substantial background in sports, they inherently understand what a fan craves. 

Their attire has been proudly worn by dozens of professionals within the entertainment and sports industries. Some of their most recent philanthropic efforts include the following: becoming a strategic brand partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and aiding disaster relief efforts for orphans in Port au Prince, Haiti. 

They possess an insatiable desire to inspire and expand Athletic Junction’s influence.  “We are a young company with ENORMOUS ASPIRATIONS!,” asserts Parker.  

Justin Harper

Michael Parker

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