The collection will include T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, shorts, socks, hats, beach towels, notebooks, water bottles and many more items. The first iteration of the school-branded merchandise will be accessible in black, white, gray, blue, pink and brown colorways with new colors and fresh options to be revealed in the coming months.
The entire merch collection is fully available at the University’s new student-run store – canteen – which opened on the first day of classes earlier this month and is located on the first floor of the Metcalfe Building on campus. Additionally, the pieces from the initial release are currently available for purchase online.
Of note, 100 percent of the proceeds from all items purchased at canteen will go toward the Roc Nation Hope Scholarships, which will provide a tuition debt-free education for 25 percent of enrolled students at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.
The Roc Nation Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York-based first-time freshmen with the highest need. In addition to graduating debt-free, these students will also receive individualized support and mentorship as long as they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and complete at least 30 credits per school year.
Champion® Athleticwear Unveils Second Capsule in Muhammad Ali Collection 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, today dropped the second, limited-edition capsule in Champion’s Muhammad Ali Collection. 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 donating 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.
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.
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.
ANDINE ANNOUNCES FRED SEGAL AS FIRST RETAIL PARTNER FOR LIMITED-TIME POPUP
The Loungewear and Sleepwear Brand Is Exclusively Launching Its Collection With The Retailer, Available In-Store and Online
Fred Segal, the iconic Los Angeles based multi-brand and multi-platform retailer, today announced a limited-time popup in partnership with loungewear and sleepwear label, Andine. The partnership includes the exclusive range of Andine’s soft, sexy, super-comfortable loungewear and sleepwear including the launch of Andine’s Stretch Lace collection and will serve as the brand’s first-ever retail home outside of their LA flagship and atelier. The collection is available today through July 16 exclusively at Fred Segal’s West Hollywood Flagship location.
Founded by Los Angeles-based designer Elisabeth Weinstock, Andine’s collection features a range of fabrics that you have to feel to believe. From feather weight cotton batiste, the softest brushed French terry and the finest two-way stretch lace in feminine silhouettes providing the perfect, sexy fit. Every Andine piece including the Colette (cropped tank), Delphine (short), Rosario (long sleeve fitted t-shirt) and the Olivetta (legging) are designed, hand-cut and sewn at the House of Andine in Los Angeles.
“Fred Segal is excited to announce our partnership with fellow Los Angeles brand, Andine, and serve as their first wholesale partner,” said Elisabeth Weinstock. “The brand’s effortless spirit and timeless sensibility is ideal for the Fred Segal customer.”
“Every woman is Andine. She’s a European ingenue who’s apartment smells like freshly brewed espresso and croissants in the morning, roses throughout the day and homemade exotic cuisine at night. Andine knows the backstreets of Lisbon, the six-seat sushi bar in New York and the best art galleries in London. She’s the coolest girl you know or have yet to meet. Go out. Stay home. Sleep over. Andine is a brand designed for every woman,” said Elisabeth Weinstock.
The collection, which ranges from $65-$295 is now available in-store Fred Segal.
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.”
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
Even if you don’t swim, everyone needs to pack some swimwear on their summer holiday. Lounging by the pool or tanning on the beach demands comfortable, cool and quick-drying clothing that won’t fill up with sand and keeps you looking stylish while relaxing abroad. Bondi Joe men’s swimwear is by far the best alternative to get a lightweight, soft, smooth, and eco swimwear. Made with materials that ensure you a quick-dry, and thick but comfortable fabric that protects you and makes you feel good wearing them. All the company’s merch is made from recycled bottles fabrics, that means you can be fashionable and eco friendly at the same time.
So, here’s our quick guide to picking out the best men’s swimwear this season:
Styles of swimwear
Different holiday destinations have different style codes: for example, in Ibiza swim shorts of all types are seen everywhere while, in some countries, most notably France, if you go to a public pool you may be required to wear tight-fitting swimwear.
Briefs, trunks and jammers
These tight-fitting lycra models are ideal for sport swimming as they don’t fill with water. Briefs (aka “Speedo style”) offer the least coverage, trunks are more square cut and may extend down the thigh, while jammers are the longest cut and some designs reach down to the knee. Most people usually leave this sort of swimwear at home and prefer something looser and less fitted for holiday swimming.
Swim shorts come in varying lengths and cuts from a skimpy high-leg cut (often referred to as classic, retro or volley short) to a long length Bermuda or boardshort style that reaches to the knee. Most fall to mid-thigh and have an internal mesh brief to offer additional support, while some come with handy zip pockets which can be useful for a few coins or keys.
Board shorts are a type of swim short that is usually a longer length and has a drawstring waist. They often don’t have the internal mesh, and some prefer to wear brief-style swimwear underneath.Trunks can refer to tight cut swimwear or a type of swim short that is mid-thigh in length, often with an elasticated rather than drawstring waist.
Most swimwear is made from polyester or nylon as it is quick to dry and doesn’t hold water, but lycra or elastane is used for tighter fitting swimwear to stop it from going baggy. Polyester swim shorts are typically preferred for use in swimming pools, as nylon is not chlorine-resistant, which leads to colour fade and the fabric degradation.
Swimwear is usually sized using relative sizing – small, medium, large, etc. – so if you aren’t sure which size you need, you should check the manufacturer’s size guide. Some styles are sold, like shorts and trousers, by waist size. As waists are usually elasticated or adjustable, you may find sizing up or down offers the most comfortable fit depending on your hip and thigh measurements.
Almost anything goes when it comes to swim shorts. Board shorts are traditionally brightly patterned – often with floral motifs. Stripes are fashionable this year, and if you want to choose a pair of shorts that won’t look dated, you can’t go too wrong with black or navy and white colourways.
In Italy, it is common for swim caps to be worn, so you may wish to pack one. Lycra caps are more comfortable to wear than silicone or latex. You may also want to pack a pair of goggles, since these are essential if you are training and useful if you want to see underwater at any time. Make sure they fit and are comfortable, or they will let water in.
If you’ve got a bit of extra space in your suitcase, then an easy-to-use snorkel mask allows you to snorkel with a reduced risk of breathing in water.
RNW Garments is a Los Angeles based independent street wear label founded in 2011. The brand philosophy “Since Birth” is born out of their tagline NO GUTS, NO GLORY. Hailing from South Central LA, designer Raphael Na’te Walton has organically grown RNW Garments to be a brand for people of all walks of life no matter their ancestry or background.
For all the old and young souls still chasing their glory, to those who have achieved the greatest achievements, but strive for more; RNW Garments embody the hustler spirit and serves as a symbol of that fire within all of us to chase our own glory.
RNW currently offers traditional street wear pieces such as tees, hoodies, jackets and headwear but will soon transition into cut and sew production which will allow founder Raphael Na’te Walton for the opportunity to bring the brand to new heights.
American Apparel announces the debut of its Fall 2018 Collection. With a curated selection of brand new arrivals and returning iconic favorites, the collection includes an array of denim, tees, leggings, skirts, hoodies, and outerwear in a wide range of colors and prints, available exclusively atAmericanApparel.com.
Khairan Majid, American Apparel’s head of merchandising, says the collection“offers an inclusive and refreshing take on fashion basics with longevity. We wanted to break down barriers with gender-neutral silhouettes and a wider size range. The warm, neutral color palette and beautiful luxe fabrics elevate this range, while still keeping the price point accessible.”
The season’s offerings include the anticipated return of theRiding Pant. This highly-coveted style is a high-waist silhouette with the perfect amount of stretch, now with an updated waistband and improved fit. Available in Black, Navy, Silver Birch, and Lieutenant, the Riding Pant retails at $68.00 with sizing from XS to XXL.
Another returning favorite for fall is the bestsellingTennis Skirt, an American Apparel icon and back-to-school essential. This pleated skirt is rendered in lightweight Gabardine polyester, with a wide range of colorways including classic plaid, retailing at $48.00.
The season welcomes the arrival ofAmerican Apparel’s first-ever outerwear collection, beginning with a lightweight, year-round Trench Coat – the brand’s interpretation of the classic English silhouette. The Trench Coat is available in Black, Vintage Khaki, navy, Lieutenant, Black/Navy, and Lieutenant/Mauve, with sizes ranging from XS to XXL, retailing at $98.00. Also on the outerwear docket: a Bomber Jacket, with reversible construction for a modern update, retailing at $118.00 in Black/Navy and Lieutenant/Mauve. Rounding out the outerwear highlights are the slick Duckie Puffer and Duckie Raincoat, available in Black, Freesia, Mauve, and Palace Blue from XXS to XXL (priced from $88.00 to $98.00). Polar Fleece also makes an appearance, offering superior comfort and next-level softness, with a Pant and a Quarter Zip pullover, available in Black and Palace Blue with contrasting trim, from XS to XXL, retailing at $46.00 and $48.00.
American Apparel’s Fall 2018 collection also launches a newcorduroycollection: 100% Cotton styles that are soft to the touch, incredibly comfortable, and vintage-inspired. Corduroy styles include a Zip Skirt, a Skirt Overall, a Letterman Jacket, and a versatile Shacket, available in Lieutenant, Hot Sauce, Dark Honey, and Navy. Corduroy pieces retail from $58.00 to $88.00, with sizes ranging from XS to XL.
Texture plays a key role this season, as American Apparel expands itsThick Ribcollection. Thick Rib is a medium- weight cotton-poly blend designed to atter and shape the body, as evidenced by the new Soccer Jersey, Bodysuit, Crewneck Dress, Midi Tube Dress, Crop Turtleneck, Bralette, and Flare Pant. Thick Rib colorways are Black, Star White, Lavender, Freesia, and Maroon; sizing runs from XS to XL and styles are retailed from $28.00 to $44.00.
Denimplays a key role this fall, with a Denim Pocket Skirt ($58.00) in XS to XL; a Button Flare Jean in Vintage Blue ($68.00) in sizes 24 to 32; a Crop Pencil Jean ($68.00) in sizes 24 to 32; and a new men’s fit: the Straight Jean, made with 14-ounce denim for an authentic vintage feel. The Straight Jean is available in a Dark Wash and Medium Wash, retailing at $68.00 from size 30 to 34.
And in classic American Apparel tradition, fall includes a wide variety ofpremium basics, from iconic tees, tanks, and pullovers to hoodies, bodysuits, shorts, and much more. Mix-and-match foundational pieces for everyday wear and easy layering – for workouts, weekends, and everything in between. Adds Majid:“We believe in individuality and self- expression, and I think this collection embodies both.”
ABOUT AMERICAN APPAREL
Established in 1989, American Apparel is an iconic Los Angeles fashion basics brand known for premium styles that are timeless, sexy, fun, and colorful. American Apparel’s mission to empower all people is reflected in its ethical, sweatshop-free manufacturing, as well as its bold branding – a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, equality, and body positivity.
Gildan Activewear acquired the American Apparel brand in February 2017. As part of Gildan’s family of brands, American Apparel is now a member of one of the world’s largest and most responsible manufacturing networks. American Apparel is sold online globally. For more information, please visit www.americanapparel.com.