The Peralta Project recently introduced it’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection of with a fresh new video filmed and edited by Robert Chong. cut to to Mos Def’s “Freaky Black Greetings” track. Check out Uptown’s finest BMX’ers in Peralta’s latest installment entitled “Lowbrow Luxury.”
Los Angelesbased surf/skate label Matix just released a look into its 2013 Summer collection viawhat elsea surf and skate video. The piece features some casual surfing and shredding in what looks like Venice Beach, California. Okay we get it, staying true to their roots via the help of surf ambassadors Turkey Stopnik and JJ Wessels and some homies that skate real solid. We can dig the homegrown effort.
New York Citybased Alife returns to the streetwear game this year. After reopening its flagship storefront in the city’s Lower East Side the label has also released a series of graphic tees to coincide. Inspiration for the shirts include drugs, sex and pizza delivery influences. Yep, a pretty accurate snippet of their consumer demographic, we guess. Peep the series:
Worldwide purveyors of the streetwear game, Stussy, is getting ready to drop its first printed mag for fan in the West. Volume one of the biannual will be made available in limited quantities at its store locations tomorrow, March 29th. Before then fans can check out the teaser trailer of the printing process.
Wooden sunglasses company, Shwood, just upped their craftsmanship ante with the release of their Stone Collection. They also contracted videographer/creative Joe Stevens to showcase how the creation process works. The limitededition shades, available in the “Belmont” or “Canby” frame are made out of fused Birchwood and slate. Only 200 made at $325 a pop! Peep the technique.
Nike SB continues to foster their relationship with legendary professional skateboarder Eric Koston with the release of his second signature shoe, The Koston 2’s. To accompany the new sneakers the sportswear giant produced a hilarious short that details a constantly remixed folklore about the skater. Pretty epic cameos and comedy!
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!
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!