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art illustration by Gabrielle Marchan for use by 360 magazine

Miami Design District Recap

For the first time since the pandemic, it’s starting to look a lot like Miami Art Week 2021. Art and design-lovers from everywhere have made their way to Miami, where Art Basel Miami and Design Miami has reopened their doors to enthusiasts, collectors, and curators.

Sunday, November 29

TOD’S CELEBRATES ARTIST WILLIE COLE & THE MOSAIC COLLECTION

Tod’s MOSAIC Collection is a limited-edition capsule collection of handbags and accessories made with unused leather from production. In celebration of this sustainability project, Tod’s commissioned American artist, Willie Cole to create unique sculptures made from recycled Tod’s leather and unused materials. ARTCYCLING, the creative project based on the same values as Tod’s MOSAIC Collection, is brought to life by Willie in collaboration with Tod’s artisans. Among notable guests in attendance who joined the brand and Willie Cole in celebrating Tod’s MOSAIC Collection and the brand’s collaboration with the artist were Karolina Kurkova, HRH Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Sarah Arison, Casey Fremont, Stefano Tonchi, Sai de Silva, Petra Levin, and Coco Bassey, amongst others.

Monday, November 29

JEFFREY DEITCH PRESENTS SHATTERED GLASS OPENING 

Shattered Glass, the acclaimed exhibition of new art by emerging artists of color, which was shown at Jeffrey Deitch Los Angeles last spring, is being presented in an expanded version in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District. The expanded Miami version of Shattered Glass will include fifteen new artists. The painting, sculpture, and photographic works in the exhibition are all figurative. The subject matter is often the artists’ family and friends. Their primary subject is their own life and their community. The participating artists are all strongly socially engaged; many of whom incorporate powerful social messages into their work. The exhibition represents a remarkable new generation that connects with a new art audience. Jeffrey Deitch has been presenting exhibitions and public art projects in the Miami Design District since 2002.

Location: Miami Design District The Moore Building

Tuesday, November 30

DAVID CASTILLO EXHIBITION PREVIEW OF “YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER CROSSED THE RIO GRANDE,” A SOLO EXHIBITION OF FABRIC PAINTINGS AND ASSEMBLAGES BY PEPE MAR

David Castillo presents You Should Have Never Crossed the Rio Grande, a solo exhibition of fabric paintings and assemblages by Pepe Mar. The artist’s own experience of migration from Mexico to the United States serves as a stage through which he explores the current conditions of his own practice and of the country that he now calls home. He considers how migratory experiences have shaped the nation, and—by extension—how they have come to influence his own work in a city like Miami, where visual culture is inflected by a diversity of diasporas. And through the various pieces on view in the exhibition, Mar asks a compelling question: “How would my life and practice have developed had I stayed in Mexico?”

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33137

Wednesday, December 1

TIFFANY & CO. YELLOW IS THE NEW BLUE

Tiffany & Co. brings its yellow diamond-themed installation, Tiffany Yellow, to the Miami Design District as it transforms its boutique from classic Tiffany Blue to Yellow. In celebration of this event, the iconic Tiffany Diamond will be on display along with other timeless yellow diamonds. Tiffany has a long history with yellow diamonds and unmatched expertise in this area. Tiffany & Co. is the leader in diamond sustainability and transparency. For all diamonds (including yellow) over 1.8 carats, Tiffany shares the complete diamond craft journey from the mining process to the Blue Box.

Location: Tiffany & Co., 114 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137

HIGHSNOBIETY X BACCARAT DINNER CELEBRATING HIGHART WITH EIC THOM BETTRIDGE

An intimate and exciting dinner in the Miami Design District surrounded by sparkling Baccarat crystal celebrating HIGHArt with Editor-in-Chief, Thom Bettridge. Highsnobiety launches HIGHArt platform. An exploration of the collision of the style and art worlds from a Highsnobiety point of view, HIGHArt is designed for its loyal audience of next generation tastemakers and collectors. Building on the “content festival” format it launched with its Not In Paris project, Highsnobiety’s HIGHArt is a platform that blends content, commerce, and experience. It comes to life with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations with partners including Baccarat and David Zwirner Gallery’s PLATFORM, and an eponymous print magazine featuring Bad Bunny on its first cover and conversations with leading creatives including Nigo, Grimes, Dan Graham, and beyond. The pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store, now open in Miami’s Design District through December 31, is “a museum store without the museum,” connecting the best of the best from within the cultural zeitgeist to create over 100 exclusive and unexpected artist-made products and editions curated by Highsnobiety Founder David Fischer alongside cultural mastermind Sarah Andelman of JUST AN IDEA and creative director Jeanne-Salomé Rochat of Novembre Magazine.

Location: Baccarat, Palm Court, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33137

RICK OWENS BOOK SIGNING WITH EDWARD BESS & MICHELE LAMY 

Guests joined for a book signing by Edward Bess and Michèle Lamy in the Rick Owens Boutique of their new release “Just An Idea.”

Location: 131 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137

PRADA CELEBRATES YOUNGARTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY HOSTED BY SARAH ARISON, SANDY & TONY TAMER, AND MICHI JIGARJIAN

Location: 152 NE 41st St, #112, Miami, FL 33137

BARBARA STURM + ELLE MACPHERSON TALK ON LIVING AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LIFESTYLE

Location: Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & Spa, 140 NE 39th St., Miami, FL 33137

Thursday, December 2

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION VIP TOURS 

The annual rehanging of Craig Robin‘s contemporary art collection highlights the work of American conceptual artist John Baldessari (1931-2020), and features recent acquisitions including work by Kenturah Davis, Sayre Gomez, Yesiyu Zhao, and more. The collection also features art and design by established favorites such as Urs Fisher, Jean Prouvé, Richard Tuttle, and Marlene Dumas. Open to Art Basel and Design VIP Cardholders only.

Location: 3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

STONE ISLAND x SCREENING x MANNEQUIN INSTALLATION 

Stone Island combines the worlds of motocross and art with ANNEX, an experience curated by Katja Horvat and a film that celebrates the project by director Thibaut Grevet. ANNEX is a group artwork installation on a motocross track on the outskirts of Miami. The event began with a private dinner where attendees were invited to preview work installed along the dynamic contours of the track. Motocross riders rode the circuit during the preview, adding context to the art concept. The ANNEX film by director Thibaut Grevet is both a celebratory documentation of the event and the director’s own interpretation of the intersection between motocross and art. This short film is premiered during Miami Art Week at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and will be archived for viewing on stoneisland.com

JEFFREY DEITCH: 8-PANELIST TALK WITH ANGELO BAQUE SPONSORED BY GOAT

Location: Moore Elastika, 191 NE 41st Street, #100, Miami, FL 33137

MITCHELL-INNES & NASH GALLERY, GALERIE LELONG & GOODMAN GALLERY BRUNCH IN PARADISE PLAZA

Location: Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137

VIRGIL TRIBUTE PROJECTION

Location: 191 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137

HVN via Interscope Records for use by 360 Magazine

HVN – ALL GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN

Houston rapper and creative HVN releases his brand new EP, ALL GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN overnight. ALL GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN is a stacked project featuring eight head swivelling tracks that contemplates the young artist’s troubled past while wrestling with the future ahead. Tracks like “HELLSCAT” and “HISNEYLAND” hits hard teetering on digicore sounds and glitchy production value while HVN comes off philosophical on “MARINE” and “SIMPLE”; which comes paired with an incredible electric guitar outro. For a full tracklisting, see below, and to listen to the project, click HERE.

The new EP is a play on the artist’s own name and the follow up to his debut project Welcome to Heaven (2020) which spawned breakout hit “Backhand.” Earlier this year, HVN came hot and heavy with single “Draco” as well as a fiery feature on “Smoke” off of Don Toliver’s Life Of A Don alongside SoFaygo. The young artist who has received cosigns from Virgil Abloh, Kevin Abstract, Taco Bennett has also been spotlighted as an ‘artist to watch’ by the likes of Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, Houston Chronicle, Hypebeast and more, further establishing himself as a creative force coming out of Houston. 

ALL GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN TrackList

  1. HELLSCAT
  2. MARINE
  3. SIMPLE
  4. EYES CLOSED
  5. HISNEYLAND
  6. RIGHT
  7. 4AM
  8. SOUTH

About HVN

Houston, TX rapper HVN’s story revolves around persistence. The multi-faceted creative started his burgeoning career with a clothing brand at 15 years old spurred on by a six-month recovery period in hospital after suffering a stroke due to his sickle cell disease. HVN couldn’t walk, talk, eat, or go to the bathroom himself, and was stuck in a hospital bed where he planned up the ‘Don’t Die’ brand. In the years to come, ‘Don’t Die’ grew from a clothing label into a catalyst for the music and fashion scenes in Houston, hosting parties and live performances for independent artists who couldn’t find venues to perform their music. 

In late 2019, HVN decided to make a project of his own after years of being in the studio with friends, freestyling for fun and watching them create. These early sessions eventually formed his 2020 debut project, Welcome to HVN. The 7-song album—led by standout cut, “Backhand”—made an immediate impact. The response pushed HVN to take music more seriously and was followed up by the November 2020 single “Demon,” featuring a Trey Lyons directed music video with a cameo from Taco Bennett. He is now signed to Field Trip Recordings/Interscope Records.

Bts illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 magazine.

BTS × LOUIS VUITTON

BTS Generates Millions of Impressions for New Louis Vuitton Collection, K-Pop Stars Have Become Fashion’s Most Powerful Influencers

Louis Vuitton’s new partnership with K-Pop superstars BTS proves the band has a monumental impact on every brand they touch. Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Ablog surprised the world this morning with the release of a spin-off fashion walk film named “Hope,” dedicated to his fall/winter 2021 menswear collection modeled by the world’s biggest boyband. Earlier this year, BTS became LV house ambassadors and have been advocating for the monogrammed pieces ever since.

The film marks their first big showcase for the brand. Directed by Jeon Gowoon and Park Syeyoung, each member presents a new look designed by Abloh as they navigate through an industrial space filled with Vuitton models, and a seemingly endless maze of staircases. Because this is their first official high-fashion collaboration (previously only with athletic brands such as Puma and Fila), the BTS fanbase ARMY was absolutely geeking out on Twitter.

Thanks to their appearance in Louis Vuitton’s #LVMenFW21 fashion show in Seoul, where members of the group modelled the new collection, social media posts featuring BTS accounted for 9 of the top 10 most engaged fashion-related posts in the past week. BTS-related LV posts generated 5M interactions for the brand in just 7 days, compared to less than 400K mentions for all non-BTS mentions of LV in the same period.

Not to mention, with their ever-growing popularity; BTS bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at #1 with their new single “Permission to Dance.” The boyband supplants itself at the top spot, as their previous single “Butter” falls to #7 after seven consecutive weeks at #1.

The dominant influence of K-Pop is just one of many surprising trends that has changed the way consumers engage with fashion and beauty brands over the past year. The latest Fashion & Beauty Industry Report from consumer intelligence platform, Talkwalker, reveals how apparel and cosmetics brands are adapting to the latest changes in post-pandemic consumer behavior, from the rise of athleisure culture to the resilience of makeup tutorials as a content cornerstone even during the work-from-home era.

Whether people are working from home or in the office, how they look and feel remains a consistent topic of online conversation. What’s changed is who people look to for their sense of style and self,” said Todd Grossman, CEO of Talkwalker Americas. “K-Pop stars like BTS have shown a tremendous ability to excite fans to engage with brands on a seismic level, bringing far more attention to a legacy brand than it could otherwise generate on its own.

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CIRCOLOCO REVEALS US TOUR LINEUPS

CircoLoco New York on Halloween Weekend — Featuring Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, The Martinez Brothers, DJ Tennis, Damian Lazarus, Michael Bibi, Perel, Mink and Chloé Caillet on October 29 + 30

CircoLoco Art Basel Miami — Featuring Tale of Us, Damian Lazarus and Seth Troxler on December 3

CircoLoco Los Angeles — With Virgil Abloh, Tale of Us, Seth Troxler and Perel on December 4

Tickets Now Available: NYC | MIA | LA

CircoLoco is breaking new ground in 2021;  the revered party just announced the launch of its record label, CircoLoco Records, and has now revealed the artists joining them for their first overseas tour in over a year in partnership with longtime promoter partners Teksupport. Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Michael Bibi, Perel, Chloé Caillet and Mink are set to provide world class soundtracking across the brand’s touchdowns in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

New York will be the first to host a CircoLoco takeover, running two nights during Halloween Weekend in an undisclosed Brooklyn warehouse location. South African superstar and Grammy nominee Black Coffee will take on headlining duties on Friday, October 29. He’ll be accompanied by Off-White leader Virgil Abloh, Life and Death owner DJ Tennis, and PVBLIC XCESS’ Chloé Caillet. The following night, Cuttin’ Headz bosses and IMG signees The Martinez Brothers take the stage alongside Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus, Solid Grooves’ Michael Bibi, DFA and Running Back’s Perel, and Mink.

Virgil Abloh, Damian Lazarus and Perel will hit the road with CircoLoco as it journeys South and West. Come the party’s anticipated Art Basel Miami debut, the brand will reunite with Damian Lazarus, a crowd favorite in the city for his iconic Get Lost marathons. Fellow icons Seth Troxler and Tale of Us will also join CircoLoco for its Miami festivities, before heading West to Los Angeles for its day-into-night bacchanale. It is there that Virgil Abloh and Perel will also make their return to the CircoLoco stage, treating guests to golden hour performances for the ages.

CircoLoco is one of underground dance music’s longest running brands, representing house and techno for over 20 years through its parties at Ibiza’s DC10 and around the world. As its reputation has grown, CircoLoco’s dance floor has become a principal intersection between underground dance music and elements of fashion, art and wider culture.

The recent launch of CircoLoco Records saw CircoLoco partner with acclaimed video game creator, Rockstar Games, with the goal of fusing the physical and digital worlds of entertainment to support and elevate dance music culture worldwide. The label’s first release is the Monday Dreamin’ compilation which dropped on July 9 and showcased contributions from visionaries and icons from every era of CircoLoco’s 20-year party history with new releases from Carl Craig, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Dixon Moodymann and Kerri Chandler, as well as cuts from artists that point to the future of dance music, including Sama Abdulhadi, Lost Souls of Saturn ft. TOKiMONSTA, Red Axes and many more.

CircoLoco North America 2021 Dates: 

CircoLoco New York – October 29 and 30 – Halloween Weekend

Black Coffee

Chloé Caillet

Damian Lazarus

DJ Tennis

The Martinez Brothers

Michael Bibi

Mink

Perel

Virgil Abloh

CircoLoco Miami – Dec 3 – Art Basel Weekend – Day Time, Open Air 

Damian Lazarus

Seth Troxler

Tale of Us

Special Guests TBA

CircoLoco LA – Dec 4 -Day Time, Open Air

Perel

Seth Troxler

Tale of Us

Virgil Abloh

Monday Dreamin’ Compilation: Released on July 9

Featured artists

  • Lost Souls Of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA

  • Rampa

  • Moodymann

  • Butch

  • Margaret Dygas

  • Carl Craig

  • Deichkind

  • Adam Beyer

  • tINI

  • Jamie Jones

  • Seth Troxler

  • Tale Of Us

  • Sama’ Abdulhadi

  • Luciano

  • DJ Tennis

  • Mano Le Tough

  • Kerri Chandler

  • Damian Lazarus

  • Bedouin

  • Red Axes

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GZA the Genius × Virgil Abloh – Liquid Swords (Amen Break Version)

GZA The Genius x Louis Vuitton Release Music Video Liquid Swords (Amen Break Version)

GZA The Genius teams up with Louis Vuitton to release Liquid Swords (Amen Break Version), premiering on Friday, July 2nd at 9:00AM (EST). This collaboration between Louis Vuitton and GZA features a set partly derived from the artwork and packaging of his seminal and critically acclaimed album Liquid Swords.

Watch the premiere of Liquid Swords (Amen Break Version) on Friday, July 2nd at 9:00AM (EST), HERE.

Recently, GZA collaborated with Benji B and Virgil Abloh to create a film, Amen Break, for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Collection.

In 1995, the Brooklyn-born hip-hop artist GZA released the album Liquid Swords, named after the 1993 film Legends of the Liquid Sword. Underpinned by the teachings of martial arts – already a recurring motif in the work of his group, Wu-Tang Clan – the record further integrated elements from the 1980 film Shogun Assassin and dealt with philosophical themes analogized through the game of chess. GZA employed the virtues of composure native to martial arts to express values of mental strength through physical self-discipline. His contributions to hip-hop made it a truly global, bringing elements of the far east to New York, creating an almost mythological New York City, that became the basis of inspiration for this year’s Louis Vuitton’s men’s spring summer 2022 fashion show and features in the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 film.

GZA is a true pioneer of many of the elements of hip-hop. His visionary storytelling style and groundbreaking ability to mix double entendres with rhyming couplets that compliment cinematic beats has made him one of the most important MCs of all time.

Watch the Louis Vuitton S/S ‘22 Collection directed by Virgil Abloh featuring GZA’s music here.

Craig Robins Collection courtesy of Jill Peters for the Design Miami instillation as announced by the 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Design District x Design Miami/

Returning to the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, the same venue that launched the fair in 2005, Design Miami/ 2020 takes place over ten days—Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 6. Over 139 pieces will be exhibited from across America, with 57 being shown as part of Podium, a new exhibition concept featuring historic and contemporary design objects, that explore the theme “America(s)” and curated by Design Miami/’s Curatorial Director Aric Chen.

Alongside this new format exhibition, Design Miami/ welcomes 10 international design galleries and four innovative Curio presentations to this year’s show by R&Company, Jason Jacques, Moderne, amongst others. To ensure that guests who cannot attend in person this year are able to take in everything the fair has to offer, all works will simultaneously be available to view and purchase online via Design Miami/ Shop and complemented by a robust program of virtual talks and events, including one with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh. The exhibitions will be further complemented by a series of creative brand collaborations and satellite exhibitions, both within the Moore Building and across the Miami Design District.

DESIGN MIAMI/ ASSETS

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

International galleries that regularly exhibit at Art Basel and design galleries – many will have free-standing space throughout the winter – along with a neighborhood-wide program of exhibitions and activations debuting in the Miami Design District beginning November 27, 2020:

Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Levy Gorvy
David Castillo Gallery
Ramiken
Todd Merill Studio
R & Company
Institute of Contemporary Art
De La Cruz Collection

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PROGRAM OF GALLERIES & CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT 2020 ANNUAL DESIGN COMMISSION
The Miami Design District is bringing back the annual Design Commission, where a new emerging creative talent is chosen to reimagine the neighborhood’s public streets through immersive and interactive concepts. Previous Design Commission recipients include Fernando Laposse, Dozie Kanu, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Philippe Malouin and Snarkitecture to name a few. This year’s winner is renowned Chilean design collective, Great Things to People (gt2P), who will present their proposed installation, Conscious Actions. Featuring interactive, play-ground inspired devices that will be installed throughout the neighborhood, Conscious Actions is reminiscent of carefree, childhood fun, reminding visitors of the direct impact that every action has on our environment. Each device is activated through natural forces, which when used, responds with effects like transformative surfaces, kinetic motion and solar-powered lighting. *Please note – the Design Commission is not part of Design Miami/*

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT’S 2020 DESIGN COMMISSION

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION (November 27th – December 9th)
The Annual Craig Robins Collection exhibition, representing a broad range of artistic perspectives, will be on view over the course of five days during Design Miami/ limited to groups of 10. The multifaceted collection encompasses a range of disciplines from design, to architecture, to art and is home to works by world-renowned artists including John Baldessari, Richard Tuttle, Kai Althoff, Marlene Dumas, Karon Davis, Tschabalala Self and Nicole Eisenman. Based on the belief that art should be shared, highlights from the collection are constantly rotated and displayed within the Miami Design District headquarter offices of Dacra, an innovative development company founded by Craig Robins in 1987. The Annual exhibition provides the opportunity to view the works in person, such as Close Rotation (2019) by Jana Euler; Hair Peace (2019) by Karon Davis; Lakeview Memento Mori (2019) by Sayre Gomez; African American Flag (1990) by David Hammons; Deja Vu-Do: Ethnic Heritage Series (1979-1992) by John Outterbridge; Mannequin and coat/ headdress by Rick Owens; Dunhamm II (2017) by Simone Leigh; and Bellyphat (2016) by Tschabalala Self. This year’s Craig Robins Collection exhibition was kicked off by a preview exhibit in Palm Court last month, featuring selections from artist Paulina Olowska.

RSVP: RSVP@Dacra.com to book a tour

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION ASSETS

OTHER ACTIVATIONS TO HIGHLIGHT:
● Basic.Space Pop-up X Harmony Korine & MDD Masks (Nov. 27 – Dec. 15):
This story is under embargo until 11.27, please email for further information
● For Freedoms Billboard
● Shaker Museum, Paradise Plaza

Image of the Craig Robins Collection courtesy of Jill Peters

house Lupe fiasco

Lupe Fiasco × Kaelin Ellis

Lupe Fiasco and Kaelin Ellis announce collaborative EP HOUSE

Today, GRAMMY-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Orlando producer Kaelin Ellis announced their collaborative EP HOUSE, out July 24th. The announcement comes with the first single from the EP “SHOES” ft. Virgil Abloh.

The HOUSE EP came together by chance on May 5th when Lupe was tagged on Twitter in the replies of a tweet from Kaelin Ellis, a young producer. Reading “Get this to @LupeFiasco somehow,” Lupe listened, liked the beat, screen recorded Kaelin’s video, dropped it in GarageBand, freestyled over the beat, exported it in Quicktime, then tweeted the song just a few hours after he first saw the mention.

The two then began interacting over Twitter; Kaelin sent beats to Lupe, who rapped over the tracks he liked. A few weeks later they had a 5 song EP titled HOUSE, referencing that the two had created the collaborative EP locked down in their respective houses.

For the incredible album art, Lupe and Kaelin were inspired by iconic Columbia Records jazz album covers like Dave Brubeck’s Time Out and Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um. The art on HOUSE features a painting of “The Glass House” painted by Peter Gellatly. Peter recently died of COVID-19 and in the album’s liner notes, his son Sky Gellatly eulogizes his father.

For the EP’s first track “HOMME MADE,” Lupe had his friend Virgil Abloh speak about the concept of a house. Abloh is also featured on the song “SHOES,” where he describes hypothetically designing the shoes that Ahmaud Arbery was wearing when he was murdered. The song “DINOSAURS” is about how we could be on the brink of another mass extinction, and “SLEDOM” is a critique of the modeling industry. The final song “LF95” is the original track Lupe recorded that set this project into motion.

This exciting EP stems from a virtual introduction that shows fans that creativity continues to blossom in quarantine.

Follow Kaelin Ellis: Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud | Spotify

Follow Lupe Fiasco: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Spotify

KID CUDI × VIRGIL ABLOH

KID CUDI C/O VIRGIL ABLOH™ “PULLING STRINGS” T-SHIRT RELEASES IN CELEBRATION OF KID CUDI’S RETURN SINGLE “LEADER OF THE DELIQUENTS”

To celebrate the release of Kid Cudi’s first solo track since December 2016, he has partnered with long time creative director, Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, on an exclusive t-shirt available on shop.kidcudi.com
now for a very limited time.

The shirt which features a sketch from Abloh, references an iconic Kid Cudi moment that fans will recognize and features the track title in Abloh’s hand on back.

In addition to the t-shirt, Cudi has also released a limited edition pressing of the “Leader Of The Delinquents” single on 7″ vinyl, 12″ picture disc and cassette featuring updated single artwork from Abloh.

COACHELLA 2019

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 12th  14th and April 19th 21st. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline both weekends. (Full lineup as of January 2nd below).
Passes for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go on sale Friday, January 4 at 11 AM PT at coachella.com, while supplies last. All taxes, shipping and fees are included in listed pass prices.

ComplexCon Day-2

The PUMA Galleria saw sneakerheads excited to check out the 90’s vibes in the Toys, Tech, Tracks and Trophies sections with line ups for the limited RS-X Toys custom sneaker works by JBF Customs and Alexander John inspired by 90s Tech and Mix Tapes respectively. The artists also did live custom designing demos at the courtyard. All pairs were sold out in minutes. PUMA also unveiled the upcoming collaboration pack with Hot Wheels – the RS-X Toys Hot Wheels that release on December 1st.

Special guests Kali Uchis, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Yo Gotti and Nipsey Hustle all came out to promote and sign the limited-quantity bootleg tees designed by Chinatown Market. Each tee design were inspired by each artist. YesJulz and her 1AM radio crew continued with their live broadcast from the PUMA Galleria and interviewed the artists mentioned above plus a whole lot more. Also seen were Emory Jones, Upscale Vandal, Karrueche and Victor Cruz, among the many celebrities who dropped by.

To celebrate the launch of Cadillac’s newest vehicle, the XT4, Cadillac & Nas dropped a one-of-a-kind Cadillac crest piece and gold chain filled with yellow diamonds, black diamonds, rubies and sapphires. While Nas was signing custom Cadillac/Nas/Complex Merch he surprised a lucky fan by giving the chain to them, creating a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the most coveted drop at the event.

SUV, Cadillac, xt4, complexcon, 360 MAGAZINE

DJ Akademiks and A Boogie wit da Hoodie battled it out during a live episode taping of “On the Sticks,” the new interactive gaming series from Complex and Xbox. The two played NBA 2K19 with A Boogie wit da Hoodie emerging as the champion. The series launches Friday, November 9 on Complex’s YouTube channel.

Virgil Abloh headlined ComplexCon(versations) to a packed house of 700 fans. He was joined on stage by emerging designers (b).stroy, comprised of Brick Owens & Dieter Grams, as well as Ev Bravado and Rhuigi.

Nas, Big Boy, Jeff Staple and Tinashe stopped by the HBO barbershop experience that was promoting the new series “The Shop.” Capitol Records’ James Davis, Njomza, BJ The Chicago Kid and Marc Byers joined artists Nick Grant and A Boogie wit da Hoodie for panel discussions at the booth.

Balvinhit the floor checking out the booths, posing for photos with fans, copping exclusive merch and more.

As part of Adidas Originals main event at ComplexCon, the brand joined forces with creative partner Pusha T to present a journey through three connected environments, reimagining a retro bank vault and penthouse office, to unveil a limited edition EQT Cushion 2 collaboration. Answering the popular demand for more cultural experiences, the mogul sat with 12 aspiring artists from Los Angeles for an opportunity at the adidas Originals Sound Labs Grant for musical development. Only five musicians made the cut after two days of listening sessions and now local LA semi-finalists Sareal, Lorine Chia, Ice Cold Bishop, Indiigo and Rugby Wild will continue the application process for the grant that will result in a winner in the first days of 2019. Also, King Push was joined by adidas Originals partner Pharrell Williams, who released pairs of the elusive adidas Originals N.E.R.D HU NMD and 50 pairs of never-seen-before PW HU P.O.D. System exclusive for the conference. Winners of the Friends and Family HU P.O.D. System pairs got to meet Pharrell as a special treat from the icon and Adidas Originals. And finally, Adidas Originals launched its new Los Angeles-focused social identity @AdidasLA alongside rap legend and creative ambassador Snoop Dogg. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Doggystyle, the brand partnered with Snoop and LA’s World Famous VIP Records for a special pop-up experience. Snoop himself made a special appearance and signed 25 pairs of adidas Originals P.O.D. System sneakers that had been customized by LA artist Gregory Siffs.

Reebok closed out the weekend with its limited-edition Futsal Fusion R58 drop and the final silhouette of the the R58 Series, the Sole Fury Floatride. Lil Baby stopped by in celebration of the drop, purchasing the first ten pairs for lucky customers in line before customizing shirts for his whole crew.

Karen Civil introduced film narrator Pharrell Williams at Universal Pictures’ special screening of THE GRINCH Saturday night ahead of of its upcoming release.

GUESS JEANS U.S.A. x PLACES+FACES debuted at ComplexCon ahead of its global launch. Unique items such as reflective tees, photo-vests, cargo pant and tracksuits were the first to go. J.Balvin, Teyana Taylor, Made in Tyo (Tyoko), Olan Prenatt, Trill Sammy, Christian BULL1TRC, and Premium Pete all stopped by GUESS Jeans U.S.A. to pick up the goods.

Zen, a new e-commerce experience celebrating sneaker culture with a unique blend of commerce, storytelling, community, and events that launched at ComplexCon, gave away to lucky winners hundreds of pairs of rare kicks including Nike Air Mags seen in ‘Back to the Future,’ Undefeated Jordan IV, Nike Dunk SB Low Diamond Supply Co. “Tiffany,” all Supreme Nike SB Blazers and Dunks, and Adidas Chanel Pharrell Hu NMD.

Becky G bounced around on the giant inflatable art installation from FriendsWithYou Art Collective at the POPSockets booth.

Steve Aoki joined Kim Jung Gi for selfies in the Find Your Grind infinity room.

At McDonald’s Project Connect booth, exclusive designs by influencers Joe FreshGoods, Elise Swopes and Richie Lewere added to jean jackets, jerseys, long sleeve tees and book bags. Also at the booth, Teyana Taylor hosted a first-ever tasting of the new Triple Breakfast Stack for a lucky winner. Hosted by Kenny Burns, Lena Waithe, Don Benjamin and Marcellus Bennett dropped in to enjoy the drops, live DJs, McDonald’s McNuggets, world famous fries and soft drinks.

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