Calling all fashion designers, Project Runway is currently casting for its 12th television season. This year’s prizes include an opportunity for the winner to show their work at New York City Fashion Week and a chance to earn $100,000 towards the launch of their line. Applicants can sign up here.
Japanese label Griffin Hartland teamed up with the guerilla gardeners of Vallicans to create a capsule collection centered around concrete farming. Check out the awesome short they made to highlight the gear and urban beautifying process. Real tight!
Action Sports shoe company, Etnies, continues to promote its buyashoeplantatree program which, according to them, has successfully restored over 200,000 trees in Brazil and Costa Rica. Now we’re not going to nitpick at the thought of a shoe company caring for the planet on one end and ruining it with mass production on the other. So let’s just say that we’re going to take Etnies up on their word and scout’s honor. If so it’s a fruitful, planetconscious idea that we can stand behind!
Swagmaster, Ryan Hall, takes a trip out to London for his latest Stereotypes episode. The lad decides to decode the British definitions of hipsters and chavs. Along the way he discovers that fashion is far from dichotomous, with tons of different interpretations and grayarea depending on who you ask.
Global fashion label HM is collaborating with British soccer hunk David Beckham on a line of bodywear (underwear, socks, bottoms and tops). And to commemorate the launch they’ve sought out the help of fellow Brit film director Guy Ritchie. The three teamed up to create a short film highlighting some the gear and mostly Mr. Beckham’s physique. Ladies will definitely “bend it” for Beckham!
New York Citybased skateboard brand, Supreme, has just released a teaser image featuring the work of the late JeanMichel Basquiat. That only means one thing! The labelknown for its popular and often avantgarde collaborationsis likely to be releasing a series of tees and accessories (possibly boards) featuring images of the legendary artist. Official news about the release should be heading down the pipeline pretty soon.
Atlantabased streetwear boutique, Wish, simultaneously hits the books and the streets with their Black History Month capsule collection. The line features jerseystyle tees highlighting black heroes like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos. There’s also a short video to highlight the designs. Respect!
MTV Style recently caught up with Harlem’s HipHop and fashion prodigy, A$AP Rocky. The interview showcases his introduction to Raf Simmons and his strong relationship with dark streetwear label, Black Scale. He also goes on to mention how despite the setback of his father’s passing away, he feels “invincible” and totally confident about his avantendeavors this year. Do it kid!