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PUMA × Breanna Stewart

PUMA SIGNS WNBA SUPERSTAR BREANNA STEWART TO GROUNDBREAKING DEAL

PUMA and Breanna Stewart make history; partnership to include signature shoe

Global sports company PUMA has signed a long-term, groundbreaking partnership with WNBA MVP and Champion Breanna Stewart “Stewie.” The superstar athlete will serve as a brand ambassador both on and off the court and will play a vital role in helping grow PUMA’s business, by collaborating and creating products including a signature shoe.

“I am proud to join the PUMA family,” said Breanna Stewart. “We share a vision to grow the sport and welcome everyone – specifically women and girls – globally. The genuine investment PUMA has shown to collaborate with and activate around women, including the commitment to a signature performance shoe, is something that I hope serves to raise the expectations and standards of the generations of basketball players who follow me.”

Stewart has set a new standard throughout her career, including being the only player of any gender to win four consecutive NCAA Championships and a four-time Most Outstanding Player during her time at the University of Connecticut, being the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, celebrating a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics and capping off last year’s WNBA season with her second Championship and Finals MVP.  

Beyond the court, Stewart is known for advocacy work around equality and social justice, standing up for Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community. She also has embraced the opportunity to lend her support and give back to the community by investing in basketball development programs and donating to great organizations like the Black Future Lab.

“We are thrilled to welcome Breanna Stewart into our PUMA family,” said Adam Petrick, Global Director of Brand and Marketing for PUMA. “She embodies what it means to be a PUMA athlete with her on-court determination to her off-court activism for equality in all forms. We are excited to work together in many ways to not only be an advocate in the community but to also help grow the sport for women everywhere.”

Stewart also will be part of PUMA’s newest women’s platform “She Moves Us,” which celebrates women who move culture and sports forward and inspire other women around the world.

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.  

Mena Garcia illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Mena Garcia

By: Katherine Fleischman

Argentine-born “it” girl, stunner, and globe trotter Mena Garcia is in the process of launching her sustainable, vegan, and cruelty free fashion and beauty brands, as she searches to keep mother nature at the top of her priority list. Gone are the days of harmful damage to our beautiful earth as we move towards ensuring a green future and Mena wants to play her part in proving that fashion doesn’t have to be harmful to the planet. “In the past technology and the science of materials was limited to just niche sectors such as medical clothing, technical clothing, and sportswear. I’m here to put my spin on things and bring the fantastic technology we have to the forefront and prove that we can all wear sustainable clothing,” said Mena.

As scientists, researchers and designers join forces to try to reduce the carbon footprint that the fashion industry currently stamps, independent designers like Mena will be crucial to leading the way and showing fashion giants that if she can do it, so can they. “I believe we can really make a difference by using our voice on social media platforms and by setting online trends to really catch the attention of the largest fashion brands around the world. Independent brands like mine can truly make the difference here.” Mena, who has been modeling since her teens, has almost three-quarters of a million Instagram followers and this platform will undoubtedly help her cause. 

She talks passionately about using “waste from oranges to make silk,” or “pineapple leaf for a leather alternative” and spectacularly “agricultural waste bacteria.” As Mena continues to learn more, she’s using her education to find out interesting new ways to create sustainable fashion in a term she coins as “trash fashion” – using literal waste to create something new. “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure certainly comes to mind!”

“I’ve been studying with expert Mila at Estudio MG in a special collaboration with Closet Sustenable in Argentina. I’ve learned so much, including some incredible things. One of the main focuses is creating materials inspired in nature where cells and proteins are being used to create different types of real leather but in a totally sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free way.”

However, it’s not all smooth-sailing or simple. To be true to the cause, it is essential to be sustainable throughout the whole process. Everything from material sourcing, grading, dyes, and packaging needs to be clean and green. Mena said “I want to also make sure that workers during the production process are treated fairly, with respect, are safe, and paid fairly. To be truly sustainable, the entire process needs to be true to the terms “sustainable, cruelty-free, and vegan.”

Mena is certainly one to watch in 2021 and 2022. She says “it will take some time because piecing it all together perfectly is crucial, but I’m ready for the challenge and encourage everyone to join the cause! You can follow Mena on Instagram or her website for more about her modeling, image-consulting, and her upcoming brands.

Mena Garcia image courtesy of  Do-Tell Publicity
Jamaine Ortiz Illustration for 360 Magazine by Kaelen Felix

Q×A with Jamaine Ortiz

Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz, an up and coming, 23-year-old boxer, is making his name in the world of boxing. After growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, the young boxer turned pro in 2016. His amateur record is 100-14 and he has already won many awards for his skill.

During the recent Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight that was shown on pay-per-view, Ortiz was victorious over Sulaiman Segawa of Silver Spring, Maryland. After scoring a technical knockout in the last 10 seconds of the seventh round, Ortiz gained the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. This was his first fight outside of New England and he certainly made himself known in the fighting community. After winning this fight, Ortiz jumped from 76th to 44th in the world for the lightweight division. If he keeps winning, Ortiz is predicted to fight for a major world title by late 2021.

360 Magazine sat down with Ortiz to ask him questions about his professional career, personal life and future.

What was your upbringing like? Was there always a focus on athletics?

I started boxing at seven years old, and I was always an athletic kid, playing sports and outside.

Where did you learn to box?

I learned how to box at the Boys & Girls Club of Ionic Ave.

Why boxing?

I use to get into fights as a kid, I like that its a one on one sport I don’t have to rely on anyone. Over time, I noticed I was winning a lot and kept it going.

Who are your role models, boxing or otherwise?

My role model was my coach Carlos Garcia.

You’re currently the Undefeated World Boxing Youth World lightweight champion. What does this accomplishment mean to you?

I’m actually the former Youth World lightweight champion due to my age since I turned 24 last April, currently, I hold the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. The accomplishment is just a stepping stone, I have far more to go and I understand its a process and this is part of the process.

Your nickname is ‘The Technician’ where does this come from?

A technician is a person skilled in an art or craft by dictionary standards and when it comes to boxing, and me being a carpenter, I’m now an active trader. It was a perfect fit since everything I do, including things in my personal life, I’m technical about it. So it’s a name that reflects more than just boxing.

You’ve been boxing competitively for more than a decade. How have you evolved during that time, technique-wise and also personally?

Time is the mother of greatness, practicing repeatedly overtime is only natural; I’m going to get better.

How has your career been impacted by COVID-19 and 2020?

Luckily I was able to get a fight right before the impact of covid came I didn’t get to fight as much as I normally would. I probably would have had about 4 fights in a year but I had two with the last one being a great exposure bout.

Tell us about your interests outside of boxing.

I enjoy nature and I spend most of my time with family. Always working on self-development, a lot of stocks, and trying to find real estate deals.

Do you still have Olympic aspirations? What are your future boxing goals?

Olympics of boxing is an amateur sport but recently I think in 2016, they allowed pros to compete but it is heavily dominated by amateurs. In the next year, I see myself becoming World Champion at the lightweight Division and reaching for that pound for pound list.

What is your go-to move in a fight?

Not sure, probably switching from orthodox to southpaw.

What makes you unique as a boxer?

My ability to switch stances easily and my technique.

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Oakley Fall/Winter 2020 DEFINITION Collection

Oakley has just released the Fall/ Winter 2020 DEFINITION Collection, which places an emphasis on urban exploration and freedom of movement by fusing technology and nature. The result is a range of dynamic looks for every day and every place.

Oakley, Inc. based in California is a subsidiary of the Italian corporate giant Luxottica based in Milan. Found in 1975, it began in the garage of James Jannard with an initial investment of just $300. The company designs, develops, and manufactures sports performance equipment as well as lifestyle pieces, with the Fall/Winter 2020 DEFINITION Collection falling into the category of the latter.

The collection includes eyewear, apparel and accessories that feature dark tones and technical fabrics with reflective details, matching futuristic design concepts with simplistic performance-driven aesthetics. The collection is thus the ultimate combination of form and function, with the ability to be worn for sports performance or street style, depending on the occasion.

While the DEFINITION Project has continued to evolve, each collection can be traced back to the simple belief that technology can be (and should be) elevated to an artform. Oakley has explored this concept since the early ‘90s while staying true to its roots, transforming a passion for performance into a new type of visual expression at the forefront of design.

Most famous for their sunglasses, Oakley also counts sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. A vast majority of the designs are completed in house, with Oakley currently holding an impressive number of patents, over 850.

The new Oakley DEFINITION collection will be available at Oakley.com, flagship Oakley Stores and selected retailers worldwide in Fall/Winter 2020 season.

TATRAS × FILA

Italian-born label TATRAS is set to release a new collection in collaboration with the popular sports brand FILA.
The TATRAS brand offers top-level quality and sophisticated fashion pieces.
Now, TATRAS is releasing collaboration items with sportswear brand FILA, popular amongst all generations for its usability in daily life.
The partnership has produced a selection of items featuring an accent of a large tricolor TATRAS logo that embraces the symbol of FILA.

The collection seamlessly combines luxury and sport, showcasing the innovation and quality that TATRAS and FILA are known for, and presenting a new creative vision.


TATRAS and FILA are announcing their collection in two stages: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.


The items that were launched on June 5th, as Vol. 1, consist of a cap and a t-shirt, which are the protagonists of the upcoming season.
Vol. 1 items are available on sale at TATRAS corners in department stores in Japan, and exclusively for Italy at the TATRAS Milanese flagship store in Via della Spiga 3, as well as on its online retail stores. Furthermore, a hoodie and shoes will be released as Vol. 2 in the middle of July.

About TATRAS
Founded in 2006 by Masanaka Sakao, TATRAS first established awareness by proposing a new idea of modern luxury in the international market with a core focus on their now-signature high-end down jacket.
With over 13 years of experience in the industry, TATRAS prides itself on simple sophistication with high attention to detail, producing garments that combine both technical innovation and an impeccable level of craftsmanship. The TATRAS brand has positioned itself as a luxury product in today’s market with its collections offering a perfect combination of essential yet minimal designs and practically refined garments.

About FILA
FILA was born in Viera, Italy in 1911. Italian orthodox pedigree, Italian style, passion, creativity, and Italian spirit are the origins of FILA which have been carried until today.
Rather than competition and challenges to break new records, FILA interacts with sport with an intention to enjoy watching and participating in everyday life.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ball and Buck, the leaders in sporting lifestyle and outdoor menswear, launched the bespoke Ball and Buck CJ-8 Jeep Scrambler. Vintage jeeps from the 1980s, sourced from around the country, are modernized with custom finishes and mechanics for a one-of-a-kind ride.

The CJ-8 Scrambler, introduced in 1981 and only manufactured for 5 years, was popular for its retro stripe and small pick-up style box that was perfect for driving in the streets or for off road adventures. Fans ranged from Ronald Reagan to Steve Mcqueen and Clint Eastwood. The Ball and Buck CJ-8 is engineered by Kyle Smith of Bird Buggy using the highest quality materials for a luxury utility experience. The Ball and Buck CJ-8 takes 3-6 months from order to completion. Price ranges from $65,000 – $95,000

Ball and Buck Signature Canoe $1500

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The Ball and Buck Signature Canoe

Ball and Buck, the brand for sporting gentlemen, created a canoe inspired by two generations of rowers. With Ball and Buck’s Signature Canvas covered seats and pinstripe detailing, it is designed for style as well as stability, ease of paddling and comfort. It handles equally well solo or tandem and is an accessory anyone with a love of outdoors can enjoy, whether fishing, running non-technical rivers, or just paddling around. Randy Pew from Merrimack designed this canoe for stability, ease of paddling and comfort. It handles equally well solo or tandem and is an excellent choice for the discriminating paddler. Whether fishing, running non-technical rivers, or just paddling around, this is the perfect canoe for any adventure.

Sea Island Forge x Ball and Buck Fire Kettle $2488

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Sea Island Forge x Ball and Buck Signature Kettle

Designed to last for generations, this kettle is guaranteed to let you make the most of your outdoor space. Ball and Buck partnered with Sea Island Forge to design the best kettle that is straight fire. The grill top is custom tailored to your Fire Kettle. The cooking surface is made of expanded metal (stainless) and clips onto the kettle lip with two screw-tight anchor points. The grill top is then controlled with Sea Island Forge’s patent pending ratchet system. Perfect for grillin’ up some of your favorite meats and veggies while sitting back with a beer or bourbon.

Camo Face Mask $18

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Original Camo Face Mask

Mark Bollman, founder of Ball and Buck, was looking to purchase a mask for himself in March, and couldn’t find one anywhere. He decided to make them, realizing if he was in this situation, other Americans around the country were as well. As Coronavirus ravaged the United States, the CDC advised the public to wear nonmedical fabric face masks because the use could help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Ball and Buck launched the Original Camo Face mask first and just introduced new colorways. For every mask sold, he is donating a mask to a hospital in need.

Behind the Seams at Paul Stuart: Javier Suarez

If you aren’t familiar with Paul Stuart, it is a men’s and women’s clothing brand based in New York City that was founded by Ralph Ostrove in 1938.

Behind the brand’s success is its most helpful team, that in which includes Javier Suarez.

Suarez, who is the Creative Director for men’s shoes and belts, was first appointed to position last August. With him, he’s brought several decades of experience, along with genuine relationships with key manufacturers for the industry in Italy and England.

He started his career with Bally of Switzerland and then Cole Haan, that in which soon led to him spending the next 27 years launching and growing the men’s shoe business of Salvatore Ferragamo.

He brings a unique and rare sense of style to shoemaking, especially in the current retail climate where quantity is unfortunately valued over quality.

What’s different that he does is that unlike larger footwear companies that rely on factory machines, Javier prefers the artisanal families that turn his work dream into reality.

“The strength of Italian production is the wealth of craftsmanship, the people and families that have been doing this forever,” Javier says.

As an expert in shoe design and making, he brings his talent to a comprehensive narrative to Paul Stuart.

“It’s a wardrobe of shoes: we carry the Paul Stuart customer from his work day to his weekend, and on to special formal occasions. It’s a complete collection of footwear with the same characteristics and quality craftsmanship the brand is so well known for in our tailored clothing,” he continues.

His inspiration on the new collection to was the evolution of the iconic nature of the Paul Stuart Style where the standard style were renewed to fit today’s tastes in fashion.
“Shapes, materials, and designs are kept classic but updated to keep up with a modern contemporary sensitivity,” he adds.

Javier’s absolute favorite styles from the collection are The Monaco and The Bandaccio. The Monaco is a brogue wedge sole suede oxford that works perfectly for work and play with super comfort and sharp style. As for the Bandaccio, it is a double buckle zippered combat boot that is handcrafted and has a hand custom polished bravura with “combat” ready Goodyear construction.

Javier believes that the direction in today’s men wear surrounds the idea of innovation–less formality and street wear. “We offer a wardrobe of shoes from casual sneakers to formal wear, keeping a keen eye on a Paul Stuart style sensitivity…it’s again more about the expectation and needs of the consumer than trends for the sake of trends,” he shares.

When asked about the collection and how it ties in with the apparel collection at Paul Stuart, Javier states that the collection connects with everything they do in apparel.

“Paul Stuart’s as a destination for fine tailoring now offers a complete range of innovative elegant and unique dress styles in a coordinated color palette. Antiqued calf, textured grain leathers and sophisticated suede colors compliment the use of texture and color in tailored clothing and sportswear,” he says.

Since 1938, Paul Stuart has been the leading arbiter of taste and style for luxury menswear and womenswear here in the U.S. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the brand outstandingly continues to design and create an exclusive collection of men’s and women’s tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories.

 

 

A first look with Puma Basketball

Days after it was announced that Jay-Z was named Creative Director, Puma Basketball gave a first look at its new shoe “The Clyde Court Disrupt” inspired by Knicks Legend Clyde Frazier. Vibrant colors with a fashion forward appearance to fit the b-ball aesthetic but these aren’t the average kicks. These sneakers have been engineered to improve footing, flexibility, jumping, control and numerous things needed for the court. Many players are enthusiastic about this new release including Marvin Bagley III and DeAndre Ayton who are part of the Puma family. The estimated released date is the fall of 2018.

Bagley and Ayton rocking The Clyde court disrupt sneakers.

Karam McCullough holding The Clyde court disrupt sneakers

By : Frank Pena

Assist : Chenier Paris

ARIANA GRANDE x REEBOK

COMFORT, PERFORMANCE AND STYLE FINALLY COME TOGETHER WITH REEBOK’S NEW “FAST FLEXWEAVE” RUNNING SHOE

 

Innovative Flexweave™ Technology Marks a New Era for Storied Brand

 

Global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok today released Fast Flexweave, a dynamic running shoe built with Flexweave – a revolutionary technology that boasts the coveted balance of lightness, durability, fit and stability.

 

The Fast Flexweave shoe provides the ultimate combination of fit and performance, ideal for a wide variety of quick-burst workouts and speed drills. The figure-8 construction of the Flexweave material allows for ‘zones’ throughout the shoe that deliver a unique combination of front-of-the-foot flexibility, midfoot stabilization, and breathability – all with a seamless, street-ready look that doesn’t sacrifice style.

 

“Innovation should never come at the sacrifice of performance or aesthetic, and with the Fast Flexweave, we’re setting a new standard,” says Scott Daley, General Manager at Reebok. “Flexweave is going to be a major part of the Reebok DNA moving forward, and represents a huge step forward in footwear technology.”

 

Flexweave is the latest offering from the Reebok Innovation Collective – a dedicated unit within Reebok comprised of product experts and key brand collaborators focused on the pursuit of progression via innovation and partnerships. Through the Reebok Innovation Collective, Reebok continues to develop footwear and apparel of the next generation, highlighting unprecedented technical performance and expression.

 

Flexweave material will appear in performance and Reebok Classics products throughout 2018 and beyond, including the Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 and more.

 

The Reebok Fast Flexweave will be available in introductory colorways beginning March 1, 2018 for $100 on Reebok.com.

 

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