en-US HYPEBAE Latest articles https://hbx.com/bundles/hypebeasteditorial/images/hypebae/hypebae-logo@2x.png?1490351022 HYPEBAE https://hypebae.com/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:41:56 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://hypebae.com/ Dior Celebrates Female Photographers with #TheWomenBehindTheLens

For Dior's 2017 spring/summer collection, artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri invited nine female photographers to interpret the pieces with their own personal visions. The result is an ambitious and inspirational project that has been dubbed #TheWomenBehindTheLens. Among the roster of lenswomen, Dior shares interviews with Maripol, Brigitte Lacomb, Brigitte Niedermair and Janette Beckman. In each conversation, the photographers share their unique approach to Chiuri's designs and explores what it means to be a woman in this particular field. You can learn more about Maria Grazia Chiuri in our HYPEBAE Best: 2016 Designers round-up.

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For Dior's 2017 spring/summer collection, artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri invited nine female photographers to interpret the pieces with their own personal visions. The result is an ambitious and inspirational project that has been dubbed #TheWomenBehindTheLens. Among the roster of lenswomen, Dior shares interviews with Maripol, Brigitte Lacomb, Brigitte Niedermair and Janette Beckman. In each conversation, the photographers share their unique approach to Chiuri's designs and explores what it means to be a woman in this particular field.

You can learn more about Maria Grazia Chiuri in our HYPEBAE Best: 2016 Designers round-up.

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Everlane Introduces the Perfect Chino Pant Just in Time for Spring

Dubbed your "new spring uniform," Everlane introduces a perfect chino pant just in time for spring. Thanks to its lightweight construction, the silhouette yields a uniquely slouchy shape. Available in four different colorways -- Washed Black, Off-White, Sage and Khaki -- these new selections are a must-have for any wardrobe, adding an element of sophisticated cool. You can shop the "Slouchy Chino Pant" now for $58 USD at Everlane's web store.

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Dubbed your "new spring uniform," Everlane introduces a perfect chino pant just in time for spring. Thanks to its lightweight construction, the silhouette yields a uniquely slouchy shape. Available in four different colorways -- Washed Black, Off-White, Sage and Khaki -- these new selections are a must-have for any wardrobe, adding an element of sophisticated cool.

You can shop the "Slouchy Chino Pant" now for $58 USD at Everlane's web store.

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Here's a Closer Look at the Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple announced earlier this week that it would be releasing an all-red special edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to commemorate more than a decade of collaboration with (RED) and the Global Fund. We now get a closer look at the forthcoming model, which is constructed with an allover crimson shade that reflects the HIV/AIDS red ribbon. In contrast, the front face of the screen is stark white. The launch also introduces an exclusive (PRODUCT)RED silicone case. Starting at $750 USD, all proceeds from the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The release will be available online and in-store at Apple locations starting March 24.

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Apple announced earlier this week that it would be releasing an all-red special edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to commemorate more than a decade of collaboration with (RED) and the Global Fund. We now get a closer look at the forthcoming model, which is constructed with an allover crimson shade that reflects the HIV/AIDS red ribbon. In contrast, the front face of the screen is stark white. The launch also introduces an exclusive (PRODUCT)RED silicone case.

Starting at $750 USD, all proceeds from the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The release will be available online and in-store at Apple locations starting March 24.

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TGIF: Def Jam Artist Moxie Raia Drops "996" Mixtape

2016 was a big year for Moxie Raia, having both embarked on a North American tour with Justin Bieber and signed to Def Jam Records. One year ago to this date, the soulful singer also dropped her debut mixtape, "931." Following up to the highly acclaimed release, Raia now shares her brand new "996" mixtape, which was put together in tandem with esteemed DJ and producer MICK. On the mini-album, the duo remixes a selection of "931" tracks, infusing it with some of the most celebrated beats and sounds from 1996. Head over now to Complex to download "996" and read an excerpt from Moxie Raia and MICK's joint interview below. To see more from Moxie, don't forget to check out what her must-have essentials are. Moxie, this will be released on the one-year anniversary of 931. What was the inspiration behind remixing your debut mixtape? Moxie: When I hooked up with MICK, I had heard about this remix project he did for Adele’s album 19. I thought it was really cool to do a whole project of remixes, so why don’t we do it for 931? When MICK heard it, he came up with '996’ which is inspired by probably our favorite year of music. I was super pumped that he felt the same way and wanted to remix the project with a bunch of songs from 1996. Moxie, you were very young around ‘96. Did you learn about new music or were you like, “I remember that track?” Moxie: I had already done so much research in my life about ‘90s hip-hop, and I already knew a lot about ‘96. One of the first emails MICK sent me was, “Can you send me some of your favorite songs, artists, moments from 1996.” I think that was my favorite email I’ve ever received. [Laughs.] MICK: When I suggested the idea to her, she sent me a Spotify playlist that she did, and it had so many songs from the Roots’ Illadelph Halflife on it already, which was mentally my vibe going in. I was like, she gets it, I’m not going to have to sell her on this, this is totally her aesthetic anyways. Moxie: That’s the music I listen to when I’m home in my free time my whole life. MICK: Another reason we chose 1996 is because, to me, it's the year even underground hip-hop and classic artists started sounding more modern. For example, De La Soul Stakes Is High is 20 years old but it still sounds way more new than say De La Soul Is Dead, which feels so retro. Same with that Roots album. It's still rooted (lol) in a more modern aesthetic. Versus Do You Want More?!!!??! or Organix, which sound super old school. I mentioned how both of us love the Roots’ Illadelph Halflife. The one song we used for that, “Healer,” it was the only song we actually used two songs. We used “Clones” and at the end we used “What They Do.” You hear them so differently than listening to a Roots album. A lot of times when DJs do blends, they just kind of play shit that they want to put something over. There’s no real reason. That’s the one thing about mashup culture that I’ve hated. I always thought there had to be some rhyme or reason or thought process on why anybody should do anything musically because that’s what gives it a legitimate timeless feel.

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2016 was a big year for Moxie Raia, having both embarked on a North American tour with Justin Bieber and signed to Def Jam Records. One year ago to this date, the soulful singer also dropped her debut mixtape, "931." Following up to the highly acclaimed release, Raia now shares her brand new "996" mixtape, which was put together in tandem with esteemed DJ and producer MICK. On the mini-album, the duo remixes a selection of "931" tracks, infusing it with some of the most celebrated beats and sounds from 1996.

Head over now to Complex to download "996" and read an excerpt from Moxie Raia and MICK's joint interview below. To see more from Moxie, don't forget to check out what her must-have essentials are.

Moxie, this will be released on the one-year anniversary of 931. What was the inspiration behind remixing your debut mixtape?

Moxie: When I hooked up with MICK, I had heard about this remix project he did for Adele’s album 19. I thought it was really cool to do a whole project of remixes, so why don’t we do it for 931? When MICK heard it, he came up with '996’ which is inspired by probably our favorite year of music. I was super pumped that he felt the same way and wanted to remix the project with a bunch of songs from 1996.

Moxie, you were very young around ‘96. Did you learn about new music or were you like, “I remember that track?”

Moxie: I had already done so much research in my life about ‘90s hip-hop, and I already knew a lot about ‘96. One of the first emails MICK sent me was, “Can you send me some of your favorite songs, artists, moments from 1996.” I think that was my favorite email I’ve ever received. [Laughs.]

MICK: When I suggested the idea to her, she sent me a Spotify playlist that she did, and it had so many songs from the Roots’ Illadelph Halflife on it already, which was mentally my vibe going in. I was like, she gets it, I’m not going to have to sell her on this, this is totally her aesthetic anyways.

Moxie: That’s the music I listen to when I’m home in my free time my whole life.

MICK: Another reason we chose 1996 is because, to me, it's the year even underground hip-hop and classic artists started sounding more modern. For example, De La Soul Stakes Is High is 20 years old but it still sounds way more new than say De La Soul Is Dead, which feels so retro. Same with that Roots album. It's still rooted (lol) in a more modern aesthetic. Versus Do You Want More?!!!??! or Organix, which sound super old school.

I mentioned how both of us love the Roots’ Illadelph Halflife. The one song we used for that, “Healer,” it was the only song we actually used two songs. We used “Clones” and at the end we used “What They Do.” You hear them so differently than listening to a Roots album.

A lot of times when DJs do blends, they just kind of play shit that they want to put something over. There’s no real reason. That’s the one thing about mashup culture that I’ve hated. I always thought there had to be some rhyme or reason or thought process on why anybody should do anything musically because that’s what gives it a legitimate timeless feel.

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Bella Hadid Poses Nude for Her Sultry 'Vogue China' Editorial

After gracing the cover of Vogue Paris and Japan, Bella Hadid now lands another major gig by becoming the cover star of Vogue China's 2017 April issue. Lensed by photographer Collier Schorr, the editorial sees the model of the moment going topless and donning a pair of bunny ears. Wearing minimal makeup, the It girl is seen dressed in a Dior T-shirt and a black, latex pencil skirt in another image. Scroll through the gallery above to check out the visual narrative.

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After gracing the cover of Vogue Paris and Japan, Bella Hadid now lands another major gig by becoming the cover star of Vogue China's 2017 April issue. Lensed by photographer Collier Schorr, the editorial sees the model of the moment going topless and donning a pair of bunny ears. Wearing minimal makeup, the It girl is seen dressed in a Dior T-shirt and a black, latex pencil skirt in another image. Scroll through the gallery above to check out the visual narrative.

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Kappa Taps the con.cept for Its Nostalgic 2017 Campaign

Coinciding with the launch of its new website, Kappa has tapped creative agency the con.cept to produce its 2017 campaign shot in New York City. Thanks to an unexpected collaboration with Vetements revealed last June at Pitti Uomo, the Italian sportswear label has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. In the same way that the brand's unmistakable "Omini" logo creates a resonating sense of nostalgia, the con.cept wanted to reflect Kappa's authenticity from today's typical "trendy sportswear." As the con.cept explains, "Kappa is not mainstream and isn't trying to be; it's one of the special few that live in the space between sport, music art & culture." Check out the entire campaign in the gallery above, and head over to Kappa's website for a closer look at the pieces.

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Coinciding with the launch of its new website, Kappa has tapped creative agency the con.cept to produce its 2017 campaign shot in New York City. Thanks to an unexpected collaboration with Vetements revealed last June at Pitti Uomo, the Italian sportswear label has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. In the same way that the brand's unmistakable "Omini" logo creates a resonating sense of nostalgia, the con.cept wanted to reflect Kappa's authenticity from today's typical "trendy sportswear."

As the con.cept explains, "Kappa is not mainstream and isn't trying to be; it's one of the special few that live in the space between sport, music art & culture." Check out the entire campaign in the gallery above, and head over to Kappa's website for a closer look at the pieces.

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Watch Kendall Jenner Open Up About Her Terrifying Stalker Incident

The latest season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is definitely an emotional one for the family. After having Kim Kardashian share the story of her traumatising Paris robbery, the reality show now sees Kendall Jenner revealing the horrifying details of her stalker incident last summer. "I used to be the one who's so independent," says the It model. "I was always kind of by myself, in a good way, but now it's like fully flipped." In the show, the runway star shares with her mother Kris Jenner and Scott Disick how she felt and reacted when faced with an intruder at her house. You can watch Kendall recount the terrifying experience above.

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The latest season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is definitely an emotional one for the family. After having Kim Kardashian share the story of her traumatising Paris robbery, the reality show now sees Kendall Jenner revealing the horrifying details of her stalker incident last summer.

"I used to be the one who's so independent," says the It model. "I was always kind of by myself, in a good way, but now it's like fully flipped." In the show, the runway star shares with her mother Kris Jenner and Scott Disick how she felt and reacted when faced with an intruder at her house. You can watch Kendall recount the terrifying experience above.

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Nicki Minaj Links Up with Lil Wayne & David Guetta for New Track, "Light My Body Up"

After surprising her fans by dropping three new tracks earlier this month, Nicki Minaj now joins forces with David Guetta and Lil Wayne to share their new song, "Light My Body Up." The banger finds Nicki delivering one catchy line after another. As she raps: "I'm me/Pretty N-I-C/Get it?/Icy/But my name is spelled N-I-C." Wayne appears towards the end of the single and wraps things up with a rapid-fire verse. Have a listen to the song now by viewing the lyrics video above.

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After surprising her fans by dropping three new tracks earlier this month, Nicki Minaj now joins forces with David Guetta and Lil Wayne to share their new song, "Light My Body Up." The banger finds Nicki delivering one catchy line after another. As she raps: "I'm me/Pretty N-I-C/Get it?/Icy/But my name is spelled N-I-C." Wayne appears towards the end of the single and wraps things up with a rapid-fire verse. Have a listen to the song now by viewing the lyrics video above.

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Photos of the Alleged YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Earth" Have Surfaced Online

Hot on the heels of news that the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Cream White" will be the next shoe between adidas Originals and Kanye West to drop next month comes a first look at its potential successor. Yeezy Mafia shares a first look at what is allegedly the "Earth" iteration — you'll recall seeing them on the YEEZY SEASON 4 runway last September. Similar to "Cream White," the "SPLY-350" lettering on the sides is no more, and a pull tab completes the monochromatic silhouette. Check out the adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Earth" above, and stay tuned here for any updates. UPDATE: We have received confirmation from a reliable source that the adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Earth" will not be an official release.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:16:43 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/yeezy-boost-350-v2-earth-first-look http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101808 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

Hot on the heels of news that the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Cream White" will be the next shoe between adidas Originals and Kanye West to drop next month comes a first look at its potential successor. Yeezy Mafia shares a first look at what is allegedly the "Earth" iteration — you'll recall seeing them on the YEEZY SEASON 4 runway last September. Similar to "Cream White," the "SPLY-350" lettering on the sides is no more, and a pull tab completes the monochromatic silhouette.

Check out the adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Earth" above, and stay tuned here for any updates.

UPDATE: We have received confirmation from a reliable source that the adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Earth" will not be an official release.

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Alexander McQueen's Oversized Sneakers Have a Big Sole But Pink Soul

Alexander McQueen's Oversized sneakers are already an industry game-changer. But the new-age creepers are now updated with a little pink on its maxed-out proportions. There's the princess-like "Pink Suede" and a "White Straps" iteration with an extra-wide velcro closure and bubblegum pink rear panel. Those who want something simpler will want "White and Pink" – patchouli pink is the only color to grace the all-white kick. A white stacked midsole completes on all three. Shop the each pink Oversized sneaker at SSENSE for $575 USD per pair.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:25:27 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/alexander-mcqueen-pink-oversized-sneakers http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101716 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

Alexander McQueen's Oversized sneakers are already an industry game-changer. But the new-age creepers are now updated with a little pink on its maxed-out proportions.

There's the princess-like "Pink Suede" and a "White Straps" iteration with an extra-wide velcro closure and bubblegum pink rear panel. Those who want something simpler will want "White and Pink" – patchouli pink is the only color to grace the all-white kick. A white stacked midsole completes on all three.

Shop the each pink Oversized sneaker at SSENSE for $575 USD per pair.

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Instagram Implements New "Sensitive Content" Warning on Risky Posts

In its latest update, Instagram has introduced a new "Sensitive Content" screen to prompt users to pause and approve before viewing heavily reported content. The photo-sharing app has recently had its fair share of run-ins with users who believe its Community Guidelines are too restrictive and unnecessarily censorious. The "Sensitive Content" screen will now appear ahead of posts that have been flagged by other users but don't clearly violate the app's rules. Users will now be required to select "See Photo" ahead of blurred posts in order to get a clear view. In addition to this feature, Instagram has released a two-factor security log-in for users similar to Gmail's and also now allows users to save their Instagram Live broadcasts. Update Instagram to try the new features for yourself, and get a preview of the new warning screen below.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:20:53 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/instagram-sensitive-content-warning http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101781 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

In its latest update, Instagram has introduced a new "Sensitive Content" screen to prompt users to pause and approve before viewing heavily reported content. The photo-sharing app has recently had its fair share of run-ins with users who believe its Community Guidelines are too restrictive and unnecessarily censorious. The "Sensitive Content" screen will now appear ahead of posts that have been flagged by other users but don't clearly violate the app's rules. Users will now be required to select "See Photo" ahead of blurred posts in order to get a clear view.

In addition to this feature, Instagram has released a two-factor security log-in for users similar to Gmail's and also now allows users to save their Instagram Live broadcasts. Update Instagram to try the new features for yourself, and get a preview of the new warning screen below.

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adidas Originals Gives the Superstar Bold a "Core Black" Creeper Treatment

adidas Originals took the Superstar to new heights by unveiling the all-new Bold edition. A stacked sole gives the classic silhouette the creeper treatment, and Three Stripes follows up the nude version with a clean "Core Black." Black wraps the leather upper in its entirety, also extending up into the laces. A white shell toe and tall midsole add contrast and finish the silhouette off. Take a look at the adidas Originals Superstar Bold in "Core Black" above, then cop for $120 USD at select adi stockists like Afew.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:10:00 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/adidas-originals-superstar-bold-core-black http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101741 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

adidas Originals took the Superstar to new heights by unveiling the all-new Bold edition. A stacked sole gives the classic silhouette the creeper treatment, and Three Stripes follows up the nude version with a clean "Core Black."

Black wraps the leather upper in its entirety, also extending up into the laces. A white shell toe and tall midsole add contrast and finish the silhouette off.

Take a look at the adidas Originals Superstar Bold in "Core Black" above, then cop for $120 USD at select adi stockists like Afew.

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Ava Nirui Made Custom Nike Sneakers Using Barbed Wire, Kevlar and Even Tomato Sauce

Ava Nirui's designs are a sarcastic interplay between brands and art. It started on Instagram over a year ago, and have earned her a cult-like reputation. From bootleg Gucci x Champion sweaters to rhinestone-studded Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s, she's pushed the limit on DIY. In a new collaboration with Alex Lee and Nike, she's reimagined the brand's most iconic sneakers with Barbie to household cleaning products on mock ads. The pair told Dazed: "We agreed that race and unity are ideas that are important to touch on. We also loved the idea of incorporating ‘dated technology’ or reverse-innovation since the theme for the event is innovation. We wanted there to be a balance of lighthearted pieces and sneakers that had some cultural significance or purpose." Enjoy the "ads" above and catch an interview excerpt below. Then head over to Dazed to read the whole article. Ava, your past work has revolved around re-working iconography within fashion, but typically in an unofficial capacity. How did working with Nike compare to past projects? Ava Nirui: There are many commonalities between this project and projects I have done in the past, particularly the concept of multiple messages and/or functions. I've always been interested in the concept of repurposing/recycling and recontextualizing something to skew its purpose and value. I treat clothes/shoes as art pieces – everything I make is one-of-a-kind and not for sale. Working with Nike was amazing... They were really open to our ideas and embraced our weird/humorous concepts. Steph from Nike, who helped us organize the whole thing, was such an amazing supporter and helped us push our ideas through and make them a reality. And yet, with a lot of these shoes, there’s also an element of humor. How important was that in terms of balancing serious issues with something that’s still, essentially, fun? Alex Lee: Very important. It's how we work, and how we think. Ava and I share a sense of dark humor – and a commitment to not taking anything too seriously. Something we really kept in mind while working on the project was the balance of seriousness and fun. After all, when you boil it down to its elements, it's a bunch of Nike sneakers. Even when working on the fake ads, we wanted to keep things punchy and fun, like classic Air Max ads. That mix of urgency, lightheartedness, and attitude is essential. It keeps things hopeful. It’s also really interesting how this exhibition takes into account the idea of advertising and Nike’s history of amazing copywriting. With both you guys being writers, did that aspect come quite naturally? Alex Lee: That part may have been the most fun for me – channelling the badass, in your face, but still weirdly poetic nature of Nike's old ads. It's exciting to mix product design, photography, and writing, and I think those elements combine to make something even more impactful. Ava Nirui: I went through a phase of becoming extremely obsessed with old Nike ads and the super cheeky language used. It was so refreshingly blunt and super distinctive. We really wanted to channel that funny/dry verbiage with our ads. There's so much amazing Nike material out there and we had lots to reference.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:02:35 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/ava-nirui-alex-lee-nike-ads http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101763 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

Ava Nirui's designs are a sarcastic interplay between brands and art. It started on Instagram over a year ago, and have earned her a cult-like reputation. From bootleg Gucci x Champion sweaters to rhinestone-studded Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s, she's pushed the limit on DIY.

In a new collaboration with Alex Lee and Nike, she's reimagined the brand's most iconic sneakers with Barbie to household cleaning products on mock ads. The pair told Dazed:

"We agreed that race and unity are ideas that are important to touch on. We also loved the idea of incorporating ‘dated technology’ or reverse-innovation since the theme for the event is innovation. We wanted there to be a balance of lighthearted pieces and sneakers that had some cultural significance or purpose."

Enjoy the "ads" above and catch an interview excerpt below. Then head over to Dazed to read the whole article.

Ava, your past work has revolved around re-working iconography within fashion, but typically in an unofficial capacity. How did working with Nike compare to past projects?

Ava Nirui: There are many commonalities between this project and projects I have done in the past, particularly the concept of multiple messages and/or functions. I've always been interested in the concept of repurposing/recycling and recontextualizing something to skew its purpose and value. I treat clothes/shoes as art pieces – everything I make is one-of-a-kind and not for sale. Working with Nike was amazing... They were really open to our ideas and embraced our weird/humorous concepts. Steph from Nike, who helped us organize the whole thing, was such an amazing supporter and helped us push our ideas through and make them a reality.

And yet, with a lot of these shoes, there’s also an element of humor. How important was that in terms of balancing serious issues with something that’s still, essentially, fun?

Alex Lee: Very important. It's how we work, and how we think. Ava and I share a sense of dark humor – and a commitment to not taking anything too seriously. Something we really kept in mind while working on the project was the balance of seriousness and fun. After all, when you boil it down to its elements, it's a bunch of Nike sneakers. Even when working on the fake ads, we wanted to keep things punchy and fun, like classic Air Max ads. That mix of urgency, lightheartedness, and attitude is essential. It keeps things hopeful.

It’s also really interesting how this exhibition takes into account the idea of advertising and Nike’s history of amazing copywriting. With both you guys being writers, did that aspect come quite naturally?

Alex Lee: That part may have been the most fun for me – channelling the badass, in your face, but still weirdly poetic nature of Nike's old ads. It's exciting to mix product design, photography, and writing, and I think those elements combine to make something even more impactful.

Ava Nirui: I went through a phase of becoming extremely obsessed with old Nike ads and the super cheeky language used. It was so refreshingly blunt and super distinctive. We really wanted to channel that funny/dry verbiage with our ads. There's so much amazing Nike material out there and we had lots to reference.

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FACE Stockholm's Reebok Freestyle High Pack Is Neutral and Righteous

Reebok has tapped Swedish cosmetics brand  FACE Stockholm once again to create a pack celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Freestyle High. The five-model pack is inspired by FACE Stockholm's foundation range and each model carries the name of a virtue like "Courage" and "Peace." This edition of the classic high-top silhouette is made from premium leather and has the vintage Reebok logo on its upper. Each colorway receives a white midsole for a clean finish with the two straps matching the upper. This collaboration is set to release on March 24 for $107 USD and can be found at SNKRS.

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Reebok has tapped Swedish cosmetics brand  FACE Stockholm once again to create a pack celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Freestyle High. The five-model pack is inspired by FACE Stockholm's foundation range and each model carries the name of a virtue like "Courage" and "Peace." This edition of the classic high-top silhouette is made from premium leather and has the vintage Reebok logo on its upper. Each colorway receives a white midsole for a clean finish with the two straps matching the upper.

This collaboration is set to release on March 24 for $107 USD and can be found at SNKRS.

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Carhartt WIP Korea's 2017 Spring Editorial Is an Update to Everyday Workwear

Carhartt WIP Korea's 2017 spring editorial is simple yet noteworthy. The editorial features a lone model traipsing through the city sporting looks that are down-to-earth and comfy chic. Denim has a strong presence in the editorial as it looks like overalls are here to stay this season – not to mention the ever so trendy denim skirt and jacket. Hints of yellow, red and even brown make for a pared down approach to warm weather wares and it's certainly a welcome change. Peep the laid-back styles in the gallery above and keep an eye out for the garments to drop soon.

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Carhartt WIP Korea's 2017 spring editorial is simple yet noteworthy. The editorial features a lone model traipsing through the city sporting looks that are down-to-earth and comfy chic. Denim has a strong presence in the editorial as it looks like overalls are here to stay this season – not to mention the ever so trendy denim skirt and jacket. Hints of yellow, red and even brown make for a pared down approach to warm weather wares and it's certainly a welcome change.

Peep the laid-back styles in the gallery above and keep an eye out for the garments to drop soon.

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adidas Originals Unveils New NMD_CS2 "Ronin" Pack

adidas Originals has announced the second iteration of its NMD City Sock, introducing the NMD_CS2 in "Collegiate Navy." The "Ronin" pack features the updated City Sock model with a single-piece Primeknit upper and an even sleeker side profile. In two different designs, the pack maintains the white ankle collar detailing and white midsole for a clean and approachable appearance. Paring down extras, this NMD_CS2 is bare but not lacking in functionality or style. The "Ronin" pack is set to release in limited quantities on April 6 at select adidas stockists.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:44:14 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/adidas-originals-nmd-cs2-ronin-pack http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101648 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

adidas Originals has announced the second iteration of its NMD City Sock, introducing the NMD_CS2 in "Collegiate Navy." The "Ronin" pack features the updated City Sock model with a single-piece Primeknit upper and an even sleeker side profile. In two different designs, the pack maintains the white ankle collar detailing and white midsole for a clean and approachable appearance. Paring down extras, this NMD_CS2 is bare but not lacking in functionality or style.

The "Ronin" pack is set to release in limited quantities on April 6 at select adidas stockists.

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Vans Dips the Slip-On in Light Pastels to Make One Minimalist Pack

Vans debuted a new pastel pack earlier in the week but there's no stopping the spring colors. There was an all-over "Peach Blush," "Skyway" and even a "Milky Green" to cover the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Slip-On. Now Opening Ceremony drops a minimalist Slip-On pack in whisper pink, blue and yellow. It's a demure new go-to sneaker with a white midsole and minimal Vans branding to complete. Shop the pastel pack at Opening Ceremony now. It retails at a mere $55 USD.

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Vans debuted a new pastel pack earlier in the week but there's no stopping the spring colors. There was an all-over "Peach Blush," "Skyway" and even a "Milky Green" to cover the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Slip-On.

Now Opening Ceremony drops a minimalist Slip-On pack in whisper pink, blue and yellow. It's a demure new go-to sneaker with a white midsole and minimal Vans branding to complete.

Shop the pastel pack at Opening Ceremony now. It retails at a mere $55 USD.

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Vetements x Champion Took the Oversized Sweater to the Extreme

The oversized trend came in large part due to Vetements. Demna Gvasalia's vision delivered over-exaggeration and over-elongation in epic proportions. Just when we thought it couldn't get anymore extreme, the Parisian fashion house has teamed up with Champion once again on their most oversized garment yet — the "Cutouts Cotton Jersey Dress." It's basically a behemothic-sized version of the cozy pullover. Distressing adds a worn-in effect while co-branding hits the chest and sleeve. Check out Vetements x Champion's latest above, then find it at LUISAVIAROMA for $1070 USD.

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The oversized trend came in large part due to Vetements. Demna Gvasalia's vision delivered over-exaggeration and over-elongation in epic proportions. Just when we thought it couldn't get anymore extreme, the Parisian fashion house has teamed up with Champion once again on their most oversized garment yet — the "Cutouts Cotton Jersey Dress." It's basically a behemothic-sized version of the cozy pullover. Distressing adds a worn-in effect while co-branding hits the chest and sleeve.

Check out Vetements x Champion's latest above, then find it at LUISAVIAROMA for $1070 USD.

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This Non-Profit Making Barbie Hijabs Is What We Need Right Now

There's no doubt Nike's Pro Hijab started a revolution to promote equality and tolerance more than ever. Now Pittsburgh-based Hello Hijab is making doll hijabs so young children can put them on Barbie. Long gone are the days that Barbie is a one-note doll. The concept was started by mothers Safaa Bokhari and Kristen Michaels, who said: "Hello Hijab believes that while we may look different and have different beliefs, our similarities far outweigh our differences. We strive for a world where we all live and love together." They also told RT: "They will see it as a kind memory from their playtime, and then they will grow into a kinder generation, being used to playing with dolls that look different to them." Each doll hijab will come with a note that explains what the hijab means to Muslim culture. Proceeds will go to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Community Blueprint, the ACLU of Pittsburgh, and more. Handmade $6 USD hijabs will be available to order starting on April 1.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:17 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/hello-hijab-barbie-dolls http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101636 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

There's no doubt Nike's Pro Hijab started a revolution to promote equality and tolerance more than ever. Now Pittsburgh-based Hello Hijab is making doll hijabs so young children can put them on Barbie.

Long gone are the days that Barbie is a one-note doll. The concept was started by mothers Safaa Bokhari and Kristen Michaels, who said:

"Hello Hijab believes that while we may look different and have different beliefs, our similarities far outweigh our differences. We strive for a world where we all live and love together."

They also told RT:

"They will see it as a kind memory from their playtime, and then they will grow into a kinder generation, being used to playing with dolls that look different to them."

Each doll hijab will come with a note that explains what the hijab means to Muslim culture. Proceeds will go to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Community Blueprint, the ACLU of Pittsburgh, and more. Handmade $6 USD hijabs will be available to order starting on April 1.

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The New Gosha Rubchinskiy Collab Means Kappa Is the Cozy Sportswear Brand You Must Know

Gosha Rubchinskiy returns on a third Dover Street Market 2017 spring/summer drop with Kappa. You know Gosha but should you be lesser acquainted with Kappa, then get to know the Italian sportswear brand now – it's been making a comeback on the streets. The collaboration spans cozy hooded sweatshirts to tracksuits. There's also tanks and track shorts available in red, lime green and more – but the detailing that stands out most is the Kappa side striping that's Vetements x Champion reminiscent. Shop the collaboration now on DSM's E-shop, ranging between $50 and $150 USD.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:05:54 +0000 https://hypebae.com/2017/3/gosha-rubchinskiy-kappa-2017-collection-dover-street-market http://bae.hypebeast.com/?post=101579 info@hypebae.com (Hypebae) Hypebae

Gosha Rubchinskiy returns on a third Dover Street Market 2017 spring/summer drop with Kappa. You know Gosha but should you be lesser acquainted with Kappa, then get to know the Italian sportswear brand now – it's been making a comeback on the streets.

The collaboration spans cozy hooded sweatshirts to tracksuits. There's also tanks and track shorts available in red, lime green and more – but the detailing that stands out most is the Kappa side striping that's Vetements x Champion reminiscent.

Shop the collaboration now on DSM's E-shop, ranging between $50 and $150 USD.

Click here to view full gallery at Hypebae.com

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