360 Magazine had the opportunity to ask rising star, Gigi Vega, questions that her fans would want to know. Gigi Vega debuted her hit song “Mistletoe Kiss” taking the holiday music charts by storm. She went viral on TikTok with 10 million views and 15k videos. In addition to writing and producing, GiGi is a dancer and choreographer. Read on to learn more about Gigi!
GIGI VEGA INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
1. How has your family inspired you and your music?
GV: I would always do little shows and auditions. My father is a jazz musician. He would play the piano, so I was always surrounded by music, and theater as well.
GV: It just happened. Actually, had it for a while, but was finally able to come back to it. Originally, the lyrics were supposed to be “in the club”, instead of “in the crib”. But I had to make adjustments due to COVID 19
GV: Melodies just come to me. Melodies come first for me. Lyrics come from everyday life experiences. I’ve always been into dancing and singing. It’s something that just clicked for me, but I got more into it once I started composing my own songs.
5. What charities are you aligned with and why?
GV: Anti-bullying programs.
6. What acting projects will you be involved with in the future?
GV: Janet Jackson. Definitely into anyone who is super full out, and she is one of them.
8. What advice would you give to a singer starting out?
GV: Don’t let anyone steer you in the direction of what they want you to be – it is not worth it, ever.
9. Talk about your training as a triple threat, what do you do to stay on top?
GV: Just take a look at my Music video, it is all there. Acting, dancing, singing. I have trained in all three disciplines since I was very young. My dance training was focused on modern dance, but I am schooled in all disciplines. I have always been on stage or behind the camera, so it is second nature.
10. How do you take care of your voice?
GV: Regular training, like an athlete. Lots of lemon and pineapple juice, as well.
11. If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
14. When did you know you wanted to be an entertainer?
GV: Never thought about anything else. I was on stage from an early age. I made the move from stage to commercial work in my teens. Once I learned how to write solid music, I knew I wanted to record music. It was a process. I spent hundreds of hours in the studio as a kid.
15. What artist did you admire as a child?
GV: I loved watching Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson is my absolute favorite.
16. Do you play any instruments?
GV: I pluck out notes on the piano and guitar to help my melodies. Had many lessons and music theory, but I won’t be accompanying myself just yet.
17. What’s your fashion style?
GV: I like more tropical vibes, or casual, put-together vibes, but I always like to switch it up. I can be glam or a Tomboy. Get a girl who can do both.
18. What do you do to relax?
GV: I love fashion, always putting fashion pieces together. I learned to sew as a child, went to classes and camps for years. I was one of those kids who got a new shirt, and then I would go to my room and change the shape and design. I love listening to music and writing. Honestly, writing is my happy space.
19. What other businesses do you plan on starting to promote your brand?
GV: I am very into sneakers and shoes. I have so many different designs in my head that need to come out.
20. What’s the one thing you think everyone could do to make the world a more positive place?
GV: Less judgment of others, especially strangers.
PUMA and creative artist collective KidSuper Studios are back for another football-inspired, co-branded collection, which is infused with boundless imagination and continues to explore KidSuper’s artistic and experimental way of thinking.
The PUMA x KidSuper Studioscollab boasts mix-and-match design elements and fun prints, and challenges the conventional look of a sneaker. Hook and loop closures, decorative zig-zag stitching, and embroidered branding are complemented by raw edges for a purposefully unfinished look. Inspired by founder and designer Colm Dillane’s unbridled love of football, the campaign images were shot with his favorite team–recent Copa Libertadores champions–Brazil’s Palmeiras. PUMA sponsored athletes Willian, Gabriel Veron, Weverton and Renan serve as the models for the collection.
Classic PUMA footwear styles are practically unrecognizable with the transformations in this collection. The RS-2K Slip-on is the standout piece, featuring the same camo inspired face print as the fleece top and pants, with a quilted upper. The Mirage Mox and Trailfox Boot get colorful transformations and feature unique aspects like stitched leather pieces on the collar to hold a pencil on the Trailfox, and tie dye laces on the Mirage Mox. The Ralph Sampson 70 offers a more subtle option, with a white leather upper and semi-translucent rubber overlay on the heel, KidSuper Studios embroidery on hook and loop straps, and an exposed foam edge on the formstrip and tongue.
Outfit yourself in a work of art when the PUMA x KidSuper collection drops on PUMA’s website, the PUMA NYC Flagship store and select retailers on March 20. Prices range from $60 to $160 for collection items.
Father’s Day may seem far away, but June is right around the corner. It’s never too early to begin shopping for the important men in your life. 360 Magazine has put together a list of the best gifts for men that will come in handy this Father’s day. No need to get your dad another necktie, we have options for many men’s different interests.
BODYARMOR x Chris Brickley
BODYARMOR Sports Drink, the fastest-growing sports drink in the category, today announced a new partnership with celebrity basketball trainer Chris Brickley as the brand’s newest athlete partner.
Brickley’s partnership with BODYARMOR makes him the latest addition to BODYARMOR’s impressive athlete roster, including Kyler Murray, Mookie Betts, Christian McCaffrey, James Harden, Naomi Osaka, Mike Trout, Ja Morant, and Megan Rapinoe. In addition to its robust athlete partner roster, BODYARMOR is the Official Sports Drink of the UFC, Major League Soccer, and the US Open.
Rado Uniquely Square Watches
For the father that needs a new watch, try Rado’s line of square watches. Square watches are uniquely different well beyond their rectangular shape, Rado’s square watches provide remarkable comfort and amazing looks. They are made of high-tech ceramic, a material created by Rado that is extremely light, scratch-resistant and that adjusts to the wearer’s body temperature.
The square shape also allows for a wider and unobscured view of the dial, making it easier to admire the skeletonized movement of the True Square Open Heart timepieces. The True Square Collection offers a wide variety of styles and sizes and even options with diamonds. The men in your life will feel the Rado difference.
Oakley® has just dropped their latest eyewear collection that is sure to please any dad this Father’s Day. Styles range from performance sunglasses that can take you to new heights and lifestyle sunnies that are perfect for any activity. If you can’t find the perfect frame, Oakley also offers customization features so you can build your very own eyewear. There are over 40 million combinations to choose from and you can check it out HERE.
Oakley just announced the signing of six-time NBA All-Star,Damian Lillardto carry on the brand’s legacy in basketball. In tandem with the signing of Damian, Oakley is re-releasing the iconic ‘90s frames, the X Metal® Romeo and Juliet. Visit Oakley’s website for more information on the collab.
The Ultimate Patch UV Collection features 9 unique colorways, all with non-traditional under colors and a variety of side patches ranging from World Series patches, All Star Game patches, or Anniversary patches. The nontraditional colors are shown through the color of the hat, the MLB Batterman logo, team logo and under the visor of the cap. The colorways are featured across all 30 MLB teams in the 59Fifty fitted silhouette.
The Gray Anniversary Patch collection commemorates a key anniversary for all teams with a side patch hit, such as the Dodgers 100th Anniversary, Blue Jays 25th Anniversary, or the 30th Anniversary of Busch Stadium. Key design features include gray crowns/team color visor and green under visor, primary and Cooperstown logos used, and intricacy with each design.
Puma Suede Mono Gold
PUMA has added a new release to the Suede family today – the Suede Mono Gold. These are the perfect shoes for any fashion-forward father.
The Suede Classic Mono Gold doubles down on the monochromatic vibes with a tonal color palette, iced-out rubber sole and luxe gold foil detailing for an elevated addition. The unisex pack features three new sleek monochromatic colorways – ‘Barbados Cherry-Gold’, ‘Elektro Blue-Gold’, and ‘Byzantium-Gold’.
The new release comes on the heels of PUMA’s refresh of its iconic Suede silhouette with the release of Suede XXI. Originally hitting the scenes in 1968, PUMA’s Suede continues to be a classic for all time. Retailing for $70, the Suede Mono Gold is now available on PUMA.com, the NYC Flagship store, and in select retailers.
Celebrity-loved artist, Romero Britto, collaborated with Fresh Hoods to create a bold one-of-a-kind sweatshirt line, merging his genius pop aesthetic with the brand’s high-quality apparel. The “Brazilian-born and Miami-made” artist uses bright hues and playful imagery as a reflection of his positive outlook on life and hope for the future.
Britto’s designs have been showcased worldwide, including London’s Hyde Park and Carrousel du Louvre, bringing people from all cultures together through art. The French Bull-King Hoodie, features a custom made design, crafted from premium polyester. The fancy bulldog graphic with a crown was created by the brand’s team of resident artists in a collaboration with the talented graphic artist. You can purchase the limited-edition collection here on the Fresh Hoods website for $79.99 per sweatshirt.
Men need self care nights too and Ballsy has products that will keep your man fresh from head to toe. The brand uses natural ingredients and never uses sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes, and of course never test on animals. The products are developed with unique active ingredients to keep you feeling and smelling better than ever before.
From the “Sack Pack,” which includes a nut rub and sack spray, to their “Liquid Courage” body wash, any man in your life will be feeling fresh with Ballsy products. All of the products are affordable and begin at around $15, so you won’t break the bank spoiling the men in your life.
Champion Athleticwear x Premier Lacrosse League
Champion Athleticwear has recently become the official apparel partner of the Premier Lacrosse League for the 2021 season! The partnership will include providing all sideline apparel, collaboration on clothing lines, marketing initiatives, and other creative co-branding opportunities. The PLL and Champion will also be working together to create innovative new apparel products specifically for the sport of lacrosse.
To celebrate the partnership, Champion is offering two custom products on their website. The PLL X Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie features Champion’s iconic silver-gray with an embroidered PLL left chest logo and printed Champion script sleeve logos and the PLL X Champion Reverse Weave Crewneck featuring silver-gray with a PLL logo applique and embroidered Champion script logo. Both will be available at the PLL and Champion websites in sizes S-2XL.
PROUD is an ethically-sourced collection with a mission to give back. Any purchase the customer makes from the website, 10% of gross sales will be donated to their charity of choice: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pink Ribbon Girls, Baby2Baby, Off The Street Club, Victoria’s Victory Foundation or the Rezvan Foundation.
PROUD’s ethos is to create a brand that unifies people beyond the current political divide in America and awaken the philanthropist in each of us. The idea is no matter where you come from or what you do, we all have something to be proud of. Plus the clothes have a variety of styles, sizes and prices, so they’re perfect for everyone.
FluffCo brings ultimate comfort to your bedroom. Featuring down and feather as well as down alternative pillows, bring the ultimate hotel pillow experience home with you! The pillows contain ethically sourced down & feather and pillow shells made with cooling eucalyptus.
At half the industry retail cost, your best night sleep ever is right around the corner with FluffCo. Let’s face it, men rarely buy new pillows or bedding, so this is the perfect time to get the man in your life a new comfortable pillow for the perfect night’s sleep.
For the fashion-forward father, this limited-edition collaboration brings together two American icons, combining Coach’s distinct attitude and legacy of craftsmanship with Champion’s authority in authentic athletic apparel.
Featuring leather bags, leather jogger pants, sweaters and shearling jackets printed with new branding that unites Coach’s storypatch, one of its house symbols, with Champion’s iconic C-logo, the collection reimagines the shared heritage of both brands with a fresh, modern lens.
The Nooie Doorbell Cam has officially re-launched and it now features 5G capabilities and an upgraded APP and firmware for expanded features, alerts and customization. The camera features a 2K Video resolution with superior night vision and a 158-degree field of view which provides a bigger and clearer view outside your home or business.
This is the perfect gift for any father who wants to protect his home or business. It’s an extra level of security that now has a sleek and minimal design. This is the first line of security for any home or business that is necessary for keeping your home and family safe.
GolfBalls.com Customized Golf Balls
Golf Balls website is offering customized balls, the perfect gift for any father that loves a long day of golf. These balls add a personal touch that is entirely customizable.
The company is now also offering customized packaging to add even more personalization to your order. This special box will take your gift to the next level. Learn more about the customization options by visiting the Golf Balls website.
Rockstar’s philosophy inspired by the owners of the brand Frank Mechaly and David Mathey is to always stay true and remember your roots. They believe that being genuine means finding the path to both a soulful and aesthetic balance. The unique sense of handcrafted details, the passion for quality and sustainability, and a «nose» for long-living trends made Rockstar Jeans the ultimate must-have for fashionistas worldwide.
Rockstar Original features the hottest streetwear that will appeal to the fashion-forward father. From denim sets to graphic t-shirts, the site features bold pieces to add to your father’s wardrobe. Coming in a variety of styles and all at different price points, there is something for everyone. Some looks start as low as $39 and sales are often popping up on their website.
Easily power your phone, tablet, and more with just the Powerstation Go Rugged With Air Compressor. The powerstation go rugged with air compressor also includes interchangeable air nozzles to inflate car tires, air mattresses, and more. The powerstation go is helpful in emergency situations with a bright LED floodlight, display planel, and a car jump starter that gets you back on the road in no time. Other features of the power station include AC, USB and jump start capabilities.
Bart Heynen’s book, “DADS” shows the intimate, special connection formed between dads and their children. The book features beautiful photographs of the everyday lives of over 40 families, each of which tell the unique story of gay dads and their kids. Since the legalization of gay marriage in America in 2015, the number of gay couples having children has increased significantly. These queer family dynamics are all unique, and share both similarities and differences to those of heterosexual parents. However, all the families share the same messages of love and commitment. Sit down with Dad this Father’s Day to share the stories of other families while simultaneously creating your own, new memories together.
Harmony783 is a unique, grounding footwear line that helps people reconnect with the Earth’s natural energy. This father’s day, a new pair of shoes might be exactly what pops needs to put a little pep in his step. Getting outdoors with dad requires high quality footwear for all of your adventures together–thats where Harmony783 is here to help. Create lifelong memories this Father’s Day by getting dad a gift he’s sure to love and get practical use out of.
Citizen, a pioneer in watchmaking craftsmanship, is the official time piece of Disney. As Star Wars Day, May 4th, approaches, Citizen has unveiled their newest collection. The Ana Digi Star Wars Collection features six new models, all inspired by popular Star Wars chracters. The first two models to be introduced this Spring are the Rebel Pilot themed watch and the Trench Run themed watch. Even more models from this collection, inspired by characters such as R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader and Boba Fett, are set for release in Fall 2021. Combining both analog and digital elements with innovative design, Citizen watches set a new standard for watchmakers.
If you’re dad is a fan of Star Wars, stylish accessorizing, or simply being on time, Citizen’s new Ana Digi Star Wars Collection is the perfect gift.
Raycon’s Everyday Earbuds
For dads on-the-go, or for those who love music, Raycon‘s Everyday Earbuds provide an amazing audio solution. Pops can catch up on his favorite podcast, news, or music effortlessly. With top tier features including noise-cancelling, optimized microphone technology, and wireless charging, the Everyday Earbuds allow for crisp, clear audio, no matter where he is.
Excite dad’s ears with a practical gift that he is sure to love this year. The Everyday Earbuds can be purchased at InMotion, the first brick-and-mortar retailer of Raycon.
TATRAS 2Pac & Sly & the Family Capsule Collection
TATRAS new 2Pac/ Sly and the Family Capsule collection, inspired by the intersection of music and art, offers luxurious design married with cultural significance. TATRAS’ tee collection was inspired by archived posters, magazines, old album covers, and concert footage from notable music artists. The collection chronicles the evolution of these artists, highlighting their individuality and impact.
We all know that music brings people together. For fathers interested in culture, music, and fashion, TATRAS’ new collection has the perfect gift for him. TATRAS’ collection can be shopped here.
AutoERASERS Detailing Sponge
Is dad a car enthusiast? RV-loving adventurer? Or, just someone who wants to clean their vehicle in a hurry or between washes? AutoERASERS, has you covered with their instant pre-moistened detailing sponge. AutoERASERS is the answer to quickly and effectively removing scuffs, dirt, grime (and even stubborn sap, bugs, and bird droppings!) from any vehicle’s exterior and interior. AutoERASERS come individually packaged and pre-moistened for on-the-go cleaning–perfect for detailing between washes! AutoERASERS’ unique two-sided hexagon shape features a cleaning pad on one side for durable surfaces, and a soft shammy on the other for sensitive surfaces. Easily clean rims, wheel wells, tires, windshields, door panels, armrests, and steering wheels. Also effective on sensitive paints, tinted windows, headlights, and clear plastics. Convenient, mess-free, and disposable, AutoERASERS are a must-have for the glove box! Available in 3-Pack and 12-Pack. For more information, visit AuroERASER’s website. Or, check out AutoERASERS on Amazon.
GolfERASERS Golf Gear Cleaner
Dad will love hitting the links with GolfERASERS, an instant club, shoe, and ball cleaner all in one! USGA-approved GolfERASERS are perfect for cleaning club faces between shots or after rounds. Its dual-sided cleaning sponge replaces hard, prickly brushes for good. GolfERASERS’ multi-layer design helps get rid of sand, grass, mud, and scuff marks and is ideal to use on dirty scuffed-up golf shoes–increasing the life, durability, and cleaning power for golf equipment and shoes. Convenient, effective, and disposable, GolfERASERS comes with a free silicone bag together for easy access during play. Just add water! For more information, visit GolfERASERS’ website. Or, check out GolfERASERS on Amazon.
Kahawa 1893 (sustainable Kenyan coffee)
Fuel dad with premium coffee grown in Kenya and roasted fresh in California by a third-generation female Kenyan coffee farmer! Kahawa 1893 is available in 12-ounce whole beans, ground, and convenient, eco-friendly single-serve coffee packs— compostable coffee bags that steep within 5 minutes. Offered in delicious, aromatic blends including Kenyan, Serengeti, Ethiopian, Safari, 1893 Espresso, Decaf, and Single-Serve Coffee. Kahawa arrives in beautiful packaging and comes available in Combo Gift Sets that can be ordered online and delivered anywhere in the U.S. Black female-owned Kahawa 1893 supports the hardworking Kenyan female coffee farmers through its online “customer tipping” program, allowing 100% of proceeds to go directly to the female coffee producers Kahawa 1893 works with. For more information, please visit Kahawa 1893’s website.
Did someone say low-carb ice cream? Dad can enjoy rich and creamy ice cream for dessert without the guilt with KillerCreamery keto-friendly ice cream! With only 2 to 3 net carbs and zero sugar, this a delicious dessert is so rich and decadent that he’ll forget its low-carb! Their unique recipe features C8 MCT oil from coconuts, allulose, a low-calorie sugar that doesn’t cause sugar spikes, and a prebiotic fiber. Offered in 10 decadent flavors delicious flavors, including Caramels Back, Peanut Blubber, Jam Session, No Judge Mint, Chip Chip Hooray, Brownie Points, Whale Trails, Main Squeeze, Got Buns? and Chilla In Vanilla. Or chose a variety pack! Killer Creamery is available in 2,300+ retailers nationwide and online (with a no-melt guarantee) at KillerCreamery’s website. KillerCreamery can also be ordered off Amazon.
Dreweatts Fine Jewellry, Silver, Watches and Object of Vertu
An established goldsmiths’ company, originally specializing in medals and orders, Hemmerle’s clients include Royalty and celebrity around the world, and previously even the Vatican. Innovation and quality are attributes to their collections, by using unusual metals and rare stones to great effect. This breaking of boundaries means that they are constantly developing creative jewels that capture the essence of the moment, while remaining contemporary, despite passing influences of the time.
Their jewellery has become even more popular recently, by the combining of magnificent gemstones with various other uncommon materials such as brass, steel, copper and wood. Their experimental techniques are also desirable, in particular the investigational use of oxidation and contemporary, non-traditional finishes, that are contrasted with traditional techniques and craftsmanship. The resulting jewellery collections span truly unique pieces, and it is this that makes Hemmerle jewellery so current and so sought-after. The sale offers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind jewels that are brilliantly contemporary, beautiful in quality and stunning in design.
Dr. Hauschka Products
For Fathers who want to feel and look their best, look no further than Dr. Hauschka products. Dr. Hauschka has been the pioneer in natural, organic skincare since 1967. Their products are pure, organic, and contain only 100% natural, raw ingredients. Mostly all of Dr. Hauschka products are harvested by hand in their herb garden, on their farm at the foot of the Swabian Jura, or via their partners. After all dad does for everyone else in your family, reward his efforts with some self-care products.
Dr. Hauscka’s best product for Father’s Day include:
Body Oil Collection
Arm and Leg Toner
Bath Essence Range
The brand’s much anticipated and just launched: Day Lotions
Traslucent Bronzing Tint
Being a dad requires a lot of love, so be sure your dad is putting the same care back into his body. To learn more about Dr. Hauschka products, visit their website.
COTTWEILER x Reebok “New Age Traveler” Collection
Reebok and British concept label COTTWEILER have announced the next instalment of their ongoing collaboration with “New Age Traveller”, a head-to-toe collection blending ancient-world inspiration and natural materials with new-age technologies and contemporary cut lines. The collection, headed by Reebok’s all-new Zig 3D Storm Hydro, is available globally beginning May 14, 10am EST, from Reebok’s website and select local retailers.
Offered in alabaster/grey/yellow (G55691) and black/beige/orchid (G55692), the “New Age Traveller” Zig 3D Storm Hydro balances old-world inspiration, natural materials and the silhouette’s modern technological prowess, while the ShelterShield shroud and TPU components are infused with sawdust. Paired with the footwear is a 9-piece apparel and accessories collection split between a linen based set and a natural pigment dyed cotton. The pieces follow the theme of the footwear in that they combine the old-world with new technology and convertible silhouettes. The natural pigment dyed set features crewnecks, shorts and a hoodie, all featuring a reversed seam pattern piece that references old Reebok shapes of past archive apparel pieces. The accessories portion of the collection includes socks, a bag and a hat, all within the neutral-themed color palette. The hat is an extension of the SS18 Sahara hat from the ‘COTTWEILER for Reebok Sahara Marathon’ collection, now reimagined with natural materials.
PUFFERFISH Sand Castle Tools for Father’s Day:Get Building, Dads!
For Father’s Day, here’s an amazing gift idea for dads young and old who love to play and be creative– premium beach tools for creating the ultimate sand castles from Pufferfish®. Turning sand castles from a dad chore into a dad score, a trip to the beach is a ton of fun and a great place to make memories with friends and family. This is truly a perfect and unique Father’s Day treat.
Check out the awesome beach tools from Pufferfish which include a Really Big Shovel™ , Better Bucket™ and a Super Scoop™ –all designed to create the most amazing sand castles the imagination can come up with. The tools can be purchased separately or as a kit. All of Pufferfish’s products are beach-grade and can pack down for easy transport in the brand’s SandBag™. Check out this video from Pufferfish showing you the one-two-three on how to build a great sand castle: It just takes sand, water and some super Pufferfish tools! Make this Father’s Day a beachy blast with sand castle supplies from Pufferfish.
Truff Hot Sauce
Let dad indulge this Father’s Day with the tantalizing taste of Truff. Truff offers truffle-infused hot sauce that can be used on pizza, pasta, meats, or any Father’s Day meal that pops desires. Truff elevates the flavor of any dish with the delicious, rich taste of truffles. Usually truffles are very expensive, but with Truff, every day foodies can make any dish more decadent and up-scale. Indulge in gourmet taste with an added kick–without breaking the bank.
Truff comes in three flavors: The Original, Hotter, and White Truffle. Each flavor is sold individually, or all three can be purchased together in a variety pack. Truff also offers truffle-infused pasta sauces, mayonnaise, black truffle oil, and a limited-edition pasta kit.
The third collection of the Adidas x IVY PARKcollaboration, coolly dubbed “ICY PARK,” is sure to freeze sneakerheads in their tracks in awe. Advertised with snowy slopes and alpine adventures, the collaboration features a host of ultra-chill, fashionable, and inclusive garments and footwear. The new collection sold out almost immediately after its prior internet release on January 25th, and flew off in-store shelves just as quickly. The third Adidas x IVY PARK collection will be released on February 19th online, and on February 20th in stores.
The ICY PARK collection includes a variety of outerwear options, as well as five new styles of IVY PARK sneakers. The collection is incredibly inclusive, with a range of clothing size options from XXXS-4X including: women’s tight fit, women’s regular fit, women’s oversized, gender-neutral regular fit and gender-neutral oversized. Further, the expansion of the IVY PARK sneaker line introduces the IVY PARK Ultra Boost, Forum Lo, Forum Mid, and Super Sleek sneakers. Finally, the IVY PARK Super Sleek Boot boasts comfort and ski-ready style.
Further, several apparel and accessories emblazoned with the IVY PARK monogram will also be released in the collection. These include an IVY PARK ski pass, water bottle, lanyard, face cover, and press-on nail polish stickers.
IVY PARK LLC, while a small company consisting of just ten employees, has generated $2.80 million in sales. The owner of the company, Beyonce, has commented in a statement:
“It’s a dream come true to re-launch IVY PARK as the sole owner.”
In 2016, Beyonce had originally partnered with clothing line Topshop, but sexual harassment claims about the company’s owner, Philip Green, caused her to pull the line. Queen Bey regained sole control of IVY PARK after purchasing back shares from Green in 2017, and is now looking toward the company’s future with more optimism than ever. Beyonce’s collaboration with Adidas impressively marks her as the first Black woman to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand.
Beyonce advertised the collection in a commercial with Adidas, in which she wears a jewel-encrusted helmet with light-reflective outerwear garments, among a host of other equally encapsulating outfit choices, mostly revolving around cold weather gear. The shoot also features several shots of snowy mountains, notable artists and models such as Hailey Beiber, Gucci Mane, Kaash Paige, Akesha Murray, Shi Gray, and Kyla Coleman on ski lifts, and Beyonce herself romping around in a whimsical winter wonderland.
Adidas’ collaborations with Kanye and Beyonce have boosted the company’s popularity, threatening Nike with some major clout and competition. Adidas reports that the company predicts the success of IVY PARK will eventually surpass the sales of Kanye’s 2015 Yeezy launch. Senior footwear analyst at NPD Group, Matt Powell, commented on the predicted success of Beyonce’s brand:
“Initially, IVY PARK will be smaller than Yeezy, but IVY PARK has the potential to be larger, if managed properly”, he continues, [the] “best way to build a brand is to have it sell out,” he says. “Scarcity drives demand.”
It is likely that the third IVY PARK collection will sell out as quickly as its first two iterations when it is released on February 19th via the Adidas online shop, and February 20th in stores. To view the collection, please visit Adidas’s website.
The team at 360 MAGAZINE has curated a list of their favorite products and we’ve put them into a Holiday Round Up to show our readers even more excellent gifts. We know 2020 hasn’t been easy on anyone so this holiday season is the best time to show those one’s you love how much they mean to you with a personal gift. From everything from stocking stuffers or a big gift, for those near and far, these items are sure to be special for your friends and family.
Check out our favorites below from bottles to snacks to everything in between.
360 x INTEGRITY BOTTLES
To ring in the holiday season, 360 Magazine launched its very own collection of bottles, stemware, and glasses in collaboration with Integrity Bottles. The bottles are sand-carved by hand with the 360 logo, painted, and etched with our trademark in either deep etch (no color), silver, or gold. The collection features seven products. Use the code “360MAG20” for 20% of your first purchase of glassware from the 360 Magazine collection. Also, the code “GIVEBACK” will save you 5% on a separate order, not limited to the 360 Magazine collection.
All can agree that 2020 has been quite Grinch-y year, so just in time for the holidays, the whole family can dress the part with the new Dr. Seuss Collection. Available in both women’s and kid’s sizes, even Cindy Lou will love these fun and festive sneakers featuring The Grinch. The Dr. Seuss Collection is available on Skechers.com for $42 – $85. And hey, once you buy, you can go back to your regular at-home schedule… “4:00, wallow in self-pity. 4:30, stare into the abyss. 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again.” – The Grinch. Get your street beat sneakers in style for the holiday season!
Mother & son duo Frann and Neil Edley have made it their mission to work together and bring a little more sweetness into the world with Sugar Plum Chocolates, offering premium chocolates and confections to worldwide customers for over 25 years. Using only the finest ingredients for their delectable treats, generations of customers have trusted Sugar Plum with all of their snacking and gift-giving needs and have been coming back for seconds, thirds, and more! All of their delicious gourmet treats are lovingly hand crafted and made from their bakery and kitchen in Kingston, PA. Ideal for the small get togethers you might be hosting this season, or for sending to a loved one you can’t quite reach. Delicious for all!
The Original Muck Boot Company has been rolling out the sturdiest muck boots for all outdoor activities. From mud to snow, these boots ensure to keep your feet dry and warm no matter the conditions. The camouflage pattern ensures to blend in with all your hunting gear. They are 100% waterproof which makes them a great gift for any outdoor lover. The boots above are currently on sale for $130, marked down from their original price of $205. However, some styles start as low as $100, an amazing price for such a sturdy shoe.
The Rado Winter Selection for 2020/2021 defines exquisite watches. The selection includes expertly chosen watches that open up infinite possibilities for the new year. The timepieces have been designed to be sturdy while still elegant, so they will last a lifetime. The watches have shimmering accents that will look beautiful no matter the occasion. The watches in this collection make the perfect gift for anyone who values style and wants a high-tech timepiece. Rado offers both men’s and women’s watches which makes these watches a perfect gift for a loved one.
Blue Ridge Chair Works makes the most versatile chairs for everyone that loves relaxation. The Caravan Chair is a smaller version of the classic model and is perfect to bring to the lake or beach. It’s also the perfect size to fit in a small room or apartment. Made from sustainable materials entirely in the United States, this is a gift to feel good about giving. There is a variety of styles available on the Blue Ridge Chair Works’ website and these chairs are a wonderful gift for anyone that wants a functional and easy to use seat.
Today, Reebok officially unveils its highly anticipated “Street Sleigh” footwear and apparel collection, championed by moto-inspired takes on the brand’s iconic retro footwear models: the Question Mid and new Classic Leather Legacy. Introducing the brand’s “I3 Motorsports” narrative, which highlights Reebok’s relationship to bike life through the lens of its original rough rider Allen Iverson, the “Street Sleigh” pack is available December 15, 2020 from Reebok.com, Foot Locker, Champs and Finish Line, among other local retailers.
With a history in motorsports sponsorship dating back to the mid-80s and the introduction of its racing-inspired Answer IV and I3 Apparel range in the early 00’s, Reebok – alongside cross-cultural icon Allen Iverson – helped introduce motorsports to the streets at the turn of the century. In fact, Reebok’s vibrant and overbranded I3 Apparel line is often recognized as one of the earliest and most important crossovers between streetwear and sportswear. Today, like most team sports, inner city motorsport or “bike life” is an important subculture in many cities, affording freedom of expression and a sense of community.
To celebrate this important subculture, Reebok released a photo series that documents riders from Atlanta, a prominent, thriving bike life city. The series [HERE] captures the pure freedom of expression, movement, style and prowess of these individuals and their wider community.
Tailored with a contemporary red and black holiday aesthetic nodding Iverson’s heart and style, the Question Mid “Street Sleigh” [imagery HERE] presents a material execution inspired by ATV’s and dirt bikes known for their high-contrast matte and gloss detailing. The Deep Black full-grain leather upper is accented with a patent synthetic toe and a Rich Red randing (mock welt) overlay that flows onto a glossed midsole for a truly eye-catching design. The silhouette effectively underlines the intersection of bike life and basketball in the inner city – two important and often overlapping subcultures in which Reebok remains rooted. Available in adult ($140, G57551), junior (GV7187), preschool (GV7184) and toddler (GV7182) sizing.
Riding alongside Question Mid is the new Classic Leather Legacy [imagery HERE] that puts its own twist on the “Street Sleigh” narrative. With a Rich Red leather upper seated atop a Deep Black rubber outsole and mixing glossy and matte overlays throughout, the Classic Leather Legacy “Street Sleigh” presents a clean and thoughtful symbol of bike life and Reebok heritage. Available in adult ($80, GZ2752) sizing.
“Street Sleigh” will also usher in the introductory release of Reebok’s new “Iverson Apparel” range, showcasing historic images captured by longtime A.I. photographer Gary Land, among other graphic designs. Apparel imagery can be found HERE.
Imagery of the Atlanta photo series, Question Mid and Classic Leather Legacy “Street Sleigh” and new “Iverson Apparel” range can be found HERE.
Finally, to tie a bow around the holiday release, professional basketball player Montrezl Harrell delivers “Street Sleigh” gifts to kids in this animation-style short film, which can be viewed HERE.
Reebok’s “Street Sleigh” footwear and apparel pack is available December 15, 2020 from Reebok.com, Foot Locker, Champs and Finish Line, among other local retailers. Fans can stay tuned for more from “I3 Motorsports” in Spring 2021.
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement so people can fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market.
When it comes to shoes, there are some brands that have stood the test of time. Timberland, Nike, Converse and adidas all have iconic kicks that have been gracing our feet for decades.
Here, we give you a run down of the most iconic men’s shoes of all time, which are all still available today.
The Timberland Boots
The first Timberland boots were released in 1973, and they are still a bestseller today. As a boot fit for both work and play, it is the versatility of the Timberland that has kept them in the spotlight.
They are soft and made of quality materials. With a waterproof leather upper and lug rubber outsole, Timberland boots are not only stylish, but they’re also comfortable — and something every man should have in his collection. These boots do come in a few different colors, but the tan hue is at the top of our list. While Timberlands have always been iconic, hip hop artists such as Kanye West have taken them to the next level of cool.
The Nike Air Max Sneakers
When you own a pair of Nike Air Max kicks, they will be so much more than a typical pair of sneakers. First released in 1987, these retro shoes come in just about any color scheme you can imagine. Known for the cushioned base and that “window to the sole,” the brand wanted to show fans the air that was hidden inside. The idea to pump up the sole with air originally came from Frank Rudy, an aeronautical engineer who had experience with NASA.
Each season we see small changes to the Nike Air Max range, but they still have that ’80s bounce we all know and love.
The Converse Chuck Taylors
Another shoe that is rich in history is the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. These basketball babes were first invented in 1917, but Chuck Taylor wasn’t completely satisfied with the design.
He asked for more support in 1922, and they have been an icon ever since. Converse shoes come in different cuts, but we really can’t go past the high tops. They can be worn with any outfit, and really do scream retro fashion. Whether it is black, white or red, it’s that star that will keep these legends popular well into the future.
The Adidas Originals Superstar
Another shoe that we have been coveting for 50 years is the Adidas Originals Superstar. Its rubber shell toe cap and flexibility made it a direct competitor against Converse in the basketball market.
Adidas is a pop culture favorite, and while the Superstar may have started as a basketball shoe, it now has its place on the street. The 80s’ hip hop scene helped propel this shoe into the spotlight, as Run DMC proudly wore the three stripes.
An Iconic Shoe Is a Must-Have
Shoes aren’t just for working and running, they can be the finishing touch to your look. Some shoes are made to be worn for life, and a pair of Timberlands, Nike Airs, Adidas Originals or Converse Chuck Taylor’s have long-term appeal.
No matter what the season or the occasion, these iconic shoes will be there to make a statement. Plus, they are all made with comfort and support in mind.
Donovan Mitchell is fresh off a five-year, $195 million extension with the Utah Jazz, and now he’s dropping some fresh, new kicks.
The star guard teamed up with BODYARMOR for a collaboration with adidas to create a limited edition version of his D.O.N. Issue #2 sneaker called the adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 x BODYARMOR.
The shoe features a brand new colorway inspired by Mitchell’s favorite BODYARMOR flavor, Tropical Punch.
D.O.N., which stands for “Determination Over Negativity,” is representative of Mitchell’s mindset both on and off the court.
The new shoe features the BOUNCE midsole, which enhances comfort and stability. It is also a higher heel counter, which provides even more containment and support. A webbed lacing system and the soft, breathable mesh upper provide even more lateral support.
The D.O.N. Issue #2 x BODYARMOR will not be available for purchase. Rather, it is available to fans and consumers nationwide through giveaways on BODYARMOR social platforms beginning Tuesday.
There will be just 100 pairs, so those who can get their hands on the shoes will be the envy of sneaker collectors everywhere.
Mitchell took the league by storm in the 2017-2018 season. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 draft and was traded to the Utah Jazz the same night.
He won the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest and was named an All-Star during the 2019-2020 season. Through the first three seasons of his career, he is averaging 22.7 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game and 4 assists per game.
BODYARMOR is now the No. 2 sports drink sold nationwide.
Beyoncé first collaborated adidas with her launch of Ivy Park. Now, the singer is back with a new collaboration. On September 18 the Beyoncé x adidas Superstar Platform will be released and available to purchase through the adidas App.
This shoe is a reinterpretation of the adidas Superstar, “however, the tooling begins to sculpt to a platform shape, bearing in tow an aggressive, near brutalist aesthetic. The midsole, though partly left untouched, quickly begins to protrude out, extending from all sides as it does in height,” Sneaker News described.
The adidas website describes the launch as “The meeting of two icons: Beyoncé lends her elegance and perspective to the iconic silhouette for the 50th anniversary of the Superstar.”
Teen Vogue recapped the history of Ivy Park, stating that the brand, “relaunched just last April with adidas where they would be collaborating, but also Beyoncé would be designing her own sportswear apparel and footwear for the brand, which includes the classic sneakers.”
This remake of the Superstar is the first of its kind by reshaping the shoe and adding a platform. This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has repurposed the classic adidas style to brand them with her Ivy Park line. Earlier this year, she launched four shoes with the brand. “All showcasing the collection’s bold styling, and incorporating utilitarian details,” adidas announced, and adding never seen before colors to the brand.
The sneakers, however, were reportedly leaked prior to their original release date but this doesn’t seem to be bothering Queen Bey too much as she was seen enjoying a vacation in Croatia on a $2 million a week yacht.
While the Ivy Park name already holds its own in the fashion industry and pop culture, collaborating with adidas is its newest mark in the industry. The brand first launched in 2016 and was cofounded with TOPSHOP founder, Sir Philip Green, but Beyoncé is now the sole owner after Green faced sexual harassment allegations in 2018, according to BBC.
The singer originally alluded to her collaboration in the January issue of ELLE Canadae, which 360 Magazine covered. With new magazine covers, movies, music and fashion, this year has been busy for Queen Bey.
The singer released a visual album, “Black is King” earlier this year which was a revival of “The Lion King.” Beyoncé was also recently enlisted by the United Nations, along with other celebs, “a film promoting actions to tackle the world’s biggest issues from the COVID-19 pandemic to poverty and inequality” according to USA Today.
It is no surprise to her fans that the singer is staying booked and busy, and are anticipating her latest drop with adidas.
The shoe’s which drop today, September 18 on the adidas app, cost $200 US dollars. Through the app customers can purchase the shoe, or enter a giveaway which closes on the drop date to win themselves a pair of the exclusive sneaker.
PUMA and creative artist collective KidSuper Studios are releasing their first collaboration together this week.
The PUMA x KidSuper Studios collection combines love, passion and team chemistry of football to the uniqueness, innovativeness and energy of the art world. The collection takes inspiration from PUMA’s football heritage and KidSuper founder and designer, Colm Dillane’s past as a player – working to combine the energy and unbridled passion of football with the creativity and innovation of art.
Retailing for $40-$200, the unisex collection consists of apparel, footwear and accessories that features retro tailoring, bold prints, vivid color combinations, and “KidSuper Studios” signature doodle aesthetics. Key footwear styles include bold iterations of the Style Rider, Nitefox and Oslo City, among others. Additional items from the collection include tailored jacket and pants and a football jersey, available in a brightly colored striped version and a black striped version.
As part of this collection, KidSuper Studios in partnership with PUMA created a limited animated series called “SCRAM.” Featuring Usain Bolt, Héctor Bellerín, Jessie Reyez and more. The seven-episode series tells the story of three New York City kids in their adventures through the city. Their lives change when they explore a secret laboratory below their neighborhood bodega, the kids are unknowingly exposed to superpowers, which they will need to figure out how to use.