STUSSY DELUXE Fall/Winter 2011

For the 2011 Fall/Winter Lookbook, Stussy Deluxe called upon Jules Gayton to show off their pieces, an original Stussy New York tribe member. Driven by a rising of the bar best exemplified by Japanese streetwear brands which have long offered high end takes on street classics, the Stussy Deluxe collection has a quiet subtlety and wide reaching appeal. With cornerstones of streetwear’s roots; military uniform, classic workwear and the ease of action sports, familiar silhouettes are cut from premium fine twills and combed cotton. Attention to detail is paramount here along with understated embroideries and branding. The collection is rounded out with a restrained palette of clean solid colors. Stussy Deluxe is at once timely and classic.

The Fall/Winter ’11 collection from Stussy Deluxe is available today both in shop and online.

For the lookbook in it’s entirety:  Stussy Deluxe Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

ACRONYM F/W 2011

Recently received in-store and online, the F/W gear from ACRONYM®. Highlighted in the video below are the functionalities of three men’s styles, the E-J4TS, GT-J5A, and SS-CP1. (All of which can be found here: Shop the ACRONYM® F/W collection)

ACRONYM® was founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh as an independent design agency with a focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel. Acronym has been instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users. Projects such as the Analog MD Clone jacket (one of TIME magazine’s ‘Coolest Inventions of 2002′) and collaborations with companies including KHS Tactical Equipment Germany (equipment manufacturers for the German Special Forces), and W.L. Gore and Associates (the inventors of Gore-Tex) demonstrate Acronym’s capability in both advanced styling and functionality. Early 2002 saw the launch of the limited edition ‘Acronym Kit-1′ and with it, the launch of the Acronym house label.

The Point -Harry Nilsson

I always wondered where that sample from the first track of the second Blackalicious album came from. Harry Nilsson is the answer.

BajrangBali

Just had my mind blown by Noah & Spenser from Doomstar. The production values on this is bananas

I’m on Crane TV / London


(Source: Crane.tv)

Thanks to the Seyna at Crane.tv for coming by and featuring us on their site.

“Boston’s most revolutionary concept store is located in a grocery store – strange but true. Crane.tv enters Bodega through its vending machine-like door as partner Oliver Mak takes us on a tour of the store and shows off his collection of limited edition footwear, streetwear, and the latest innovations in gadgets and accessories. And if you can’t get enough of Bodega, it’s also involved in a number of exciting art programmes throughout the city.”

The Decline of Western Civilization

Playing at the Harvard Film Archive through September 26th was the American Punk Series, highlighting the culture’s aesthetic from the foundation being laid in the 1970′s up until the ’90′s.  As a part of the collection, HFA is showing “The Decline of Western Civilization,” a documentary from 1981 that manages to lend an inside look into the late 70′s-early 80′s punk rock culture of Los Angeles. Directed by Penelope Spheeris, the film delves deep into the origins of the punk rock scene by including insight from those very individuals whose involvement powered the movement (critics, club owners, musicians, and some “punks.”) Catch performances from the likes of Black Flag, X, Circle Jerks, Fear, and the Germs, and even including rare footage of Darby Crash.

Eli Porter: Documentary

http://www.vimeo.com/26585091

The documentary “People’s Champion: Behind the Battle” puts you in the position hear from all those responsible for the production of the rap battle in 2003 that went on to make Eli Porter a viral sensation.  As a former student at Chamblee High School, Porter participated in the “Iron Mic” broadcast which was a school aired program that featured rap freestyle battles. Entertaining commentary is provided by everyone from Porter’s classmates to recent shop supporter Andy Milonakis. Documentary directors, Trent Babbington and Walker Warren, are said to have part deux in the works but need help financially and are now accepting assistance via Kickstarter. If you are unfamiliar with the Eli Porter battle that has racked up over three million views on YouTube, check the prerequisite down bottom.

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Kostas Seremetis *Ready Steady Go!* Sept 10- Oct 23

Kostas Poster

READY…STEADY…GO!

Rock’n'Roll, Comics & Cartoons Crash into Fine Art at Boston-native Seremetis’s Solo Show

September 10, 2011   Artist Reception 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs Through October 23rd, 2011
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave.  Boston MA
Fourth Wall Project is pleased to announce *READY…STEADY…GO!*… a solo art exhibition by Kostas Seremetis –paintings, sculptures, prints, and video– all exploding with his trademark superpotent abstract expressionist imagery. “I create contemporary fine art using iconic characters from pop culture, from Rock’n'Roll, film, comics and classic cartoons, ” says Seremetis. “I don’t feel paintings are individuals, they feel more like a group or gang… which explains why I repeat icons or images in different mediums and situations, to better amplify the body of work.”

A native son of Boston MA, Seremetis started his art career in local nightclubs and coffee shops in the early nineties (ex: Other Side Cafe, Axis/Avalon).  Semeretis moved to NY in 1996, where he still resides, and held his first New York Solo Show in 1997 (Mary Anthony Gallery). His most recent exhibition was at the Kindergarten Group Show in Modena, Italy alongside Delta, Mode2, Os Gemeos, Tom Sachs, and Futura 2000,  curated by Giorgio de Mitri. Seremetis’s work is coveted and collected worldwide, and he counts some heavyhitters as fans (and customers), such as Ian Astbury of THE CULT, who declared Kostas is “the Rauschenberg of our generation,” and Darren Aronofsky who calls Kostas “an exceptional artist.”
Pieces in the exhibition include a free standing, 9-foot sculpture of 5-point star, made of police barricades, multiple colorful and abstract Mickey Mouse palette-knife paintings; a palette-knife painting mashing Felix The Cat’s face atop the Black Panther; paintings on paper including Captain America masks with skulls! and Batman cowls with plastic fangs!  Eight new “comic book covers series” (editions of 25), each a masterful mashup: Wolverine/Jim Morrison. Wonder Woman/Frida Kahlo. Black Panther/RZA, Master of Kung Fu/Jimi Hendrix and more; and looped on a monitor will be TRILOGY – a visual and aural collage consisting of the Star Wars Trilogy; Seremetis edited this 126 minute film, taking the left third of Star Wars, the middle third of Empire Strikes Back and the right third of Return of the Jedi, synchronizing them to magical effect.
Kostas Seremetis has exhibited internationally in Galleries and Museums (Trienalle Museum/Milan, Anonymous Gallery/New York, V1 Gallery/Copenhagen, Parco Gallery & KaiKai Kiki/ Japan), Film Festivals/Screenings (Sydney Underground Film Festival/ Sep 2011 /Cinematheque Tanger, Cinema Riff/Morocco)

Mishka Fall 2011

Our friends over at Mishka dropped their lookbook for the fall season. The lookbook was shot by Steve Glashier and features a bunch of musicians from the UK as the models.  This season you will be seeing an array of products including some styled lettermens, custom plaids, graphic crewnecks, and snapbacks to name a few.

These goods should be hitting our retail floor in the near future, so be on the lookout and drop in if your in the area.

To view the lookbook in it’s entirety: Mishka Fall 2011

Sunday Sept 18 (2-5pm) Girls Got Kicks Booksigning

Do not miss out on this special engagement! “Girls Got Kicks” is one of the most comprehensive books featuring individual profiles of women in sneaker culture. Beautifully depicted in full color and printed locally this book is a must have for any collection.

Full Press Release:

LOOK IN THEIR EYES. AND THEN LOOK AT THEIR FEET…
(Boston, MA, 9/6/11)–It’s an attitude, a you-can’t-stop-me look, a you’re-gonna-reckon-with-menow stance. You see it on girls and women everywhere: from celebrities like talk show host Ellen
Degeneres and WNBA MVP-candidate Tina Charles, to extraordinary young women famous only
for their obsessive love of sneakers. First they came together as a worldwide subculture on
femalesneakerfiend.com, and now they’re celebrated in the upcoming Girls Got Kicks, a beautiful,
full color book bursting with portraits and stories as rich and varied as their ever-growing sneaker
collections. (Girls Got Kicks, 186pp, Levellers Press, ISBN 978-1-937146-05-4,$30.00)
Bobbito Garcia, whose own legendary book, Where’d You Get Those, put sneaker culture on the
map, acknowledges: “Girls Got Kicks is about as definitive of a book on the subject as one can
read….I can’t think of one woman in the world who deserves to be in that book that isn’t covered.
Lori Lobenstine and crew nailed it, and filled the void for what all efforts prior, including mine,
failed to uncover.”
Lori Lobenstine, founder of femalesneakerfiend.com and previously published in the anthologies
All About the Girl and Sneaker Freaker, weaves together gems from over 150 interviews to show
how these sneaker lovers push beyond stereotypes, using kicks to be both athletic and sexy, hip and
tomboyish, grown and youthful, as they define who they are—and who women can be—on their
own terms. Photographer Amanda Lopez, also featured in Back Yard Shake Down and Urban Art
and Culture from Five Continents, brings their words to life with powerful full color portraits
throughout the book.
Book tour stops include New York City (Goliath, 9/15.11), Boston (Bodega, 9/18/11), San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Capetown, Toronto, Philadelphia and Detroit.
For more information or to receive a review copy:
lori@femalesneakerfiend.com
http://girlsgotkicks.com

LOOK IN THEIR EYES. AND THEN LOOK AT THEIR FEET…(Boston, MA, 9/6/11)–It’s an attitude, a you-can’t-stop-me look, a you’re-gonna-reckon-with-menow stance. You see it on girls and women everywhere: from celebrities like talk show host EllenDegeneres and WNBA MVP-candidate Tina Charles, to extraordinary young women famous onlyfor their obsessive love of sneakers. First they came together as a worldwide subculture onfemalesneakerfiend.com, and now they’re celebrated in the upcoming Girls Got Kicks, a beautiful,full color book bursting with portraits and stories as rich and varied as their ever-growing sneakercollections. (Girls Got Kicks, 186pp, Levellers Press, ISBN 978-1-937146-05-4,$30.00)Bobbito Garcia, whose own legendary book, Where’d You Get Those, put sneaker culture on themap, acknowledges: “Girls Got Kicks is about as definitive of a book on the subject as one canread….I can’t think of one woman in the world who deserves to be in that book that isn’t covered.Lori Lobenstine and crew nailed it, and filled the void for what all efforts prior, including mine,failed to uncover.”Lori Lobenstine, founder of femalesneakerfiend.com and previously published in the anthologiesAll About the Girl and Sneaker Freaker, weaves together gems from over 150 interviews to showhow these sneaker lovers push beyond stereotypes, using kicks to be both athletic and sexy, hip andtomboyish, grown and youthful, as they define who they are—and who women can be—on theirown terms. Photographer Amanda Lopez, also featured in Back Yard Shake Down and Urban Artand Culture from Five Continents, brings their words to life with powerful full color portraitsthroughout the book.Book tour stops include New York City (Goliath, 9/15.11), Boston (Bodega, 9/18/11), SanFrancisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Capetown, Toronto, Philadelphia and Detroit.For more information or to receive a review copy:lori@femalesneakerfiend.comhttp://girlsgotkicks.com