Friday, 30 May 2014

YR STORE X NIKE iD

For one week only YR STORE have joined forces with NIKEiD for a series of special events celebrating the game of Football.

Since being introduced to YR STORE at a press day earlier in the year, I've kept a close eye on them, so when a teaser about this collaboration was posted up on their Instagram I was absolutely buzzing! Being a fan of all things Nike, this was a match made in heaven for me!

Combining YR Store's live print capabilities with NIKEiD technology and 3D screen view systems, you're able to create one-off custom YR STORE x NIKEiD Football team designs. Created by you and printed on high quality cotton Nike t-shirts using Epson straight to garment print technology, this collaboration is just too exciting!

It's the world's first YR STORE x NIKEiD collaboration and I hope it won't be the last.
T-shirts are only £20 and the event is running until 31st May, so make sure you get down and don't miss out! 
Check out some more pictures below, and if you want to find out a bit more about YR STORE click hereKeep up to date with YR STORE via their InstagramTwitter and Facebook pages!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

BOXFRESH X JOSH STIKA 'FRUIT COCKTAIL' COLLABORATION


I'm always so excited when something fresh lands in my inbox and I'm really into this collection. If you know me personally, or have read enough of my posts you'll know I'm an absolute sucker for all over prints, pastels and contrast panelling. Well they seemed to be all the ingredients to the latest collaboration between Leading UK streetwear brand, Boxfresh and graffiti artist, Josh Stika.

The Boxfresh x Josh Stika ‘Fruit Cocktail’ collaboration is made up of nine pieces of apparel and footwear styles, all strongly reflecting Josh’s love of graffiti on some classic Boxfresh silhouettes.  They teamed up to produce the ultimate, urban streetwear collection, and I think they've done just that.

 

Boxfresh is genuinely about streetwear culture and everything that goes with it,” says Stika. “The brand has always been on point with current fashion trends, music/musicians, artists and relevant urban culture…

Each piece in this collection is on point, but my favourite pieces are pictured above. The Cocktail Print Hooded Sweatshirt is perfect for our british summer, and the all-over print tee and panelled t-shirt are just key statement pieces that should be in everyones wardrobe. I think this collection is really refreshing for the streetwear scene, it's something a little different and definitely embodies Boxfresh's reputation for being forward thinkers and street style innovators. I'm completely sold. 

You can pick up your favourite pieces from the collection over at Boxfresh's website, and make sure you give them and Josh a follow on their twitters, here and here

Check out some more images of the collection below and be sure to #TalkCasuals on Instagram and Twitter if you pick anything up! 

Monday, 26 May 2014

DREAM BUT DO NOT SLEEP CLOTHING - SS14 LOOKBOOK


Dream But Do Not Sleep are an independent UK streetwear brand with firm roots in the electronic dance music scene and a strong focus on original design, premium quality, and attention to detail.

For 2014 DBDNS have dropped their first womenswear products, along side reversible bucket hats, colourful graphic tees, cut & sew hoodies, hockey jerseys, graphic tees and full tracksuits. 
All their products are made in England. Home grown and locally sewn! I'm all about that and Talk Casuals prides itself on backing brands who are working hard independently here in the UK. The collection features contrast panelling and paisley, two of my favourite things! The collection also marks the point of our very first collaboration! The collection also plays host to the brands very first collaboration. DBDNS have teamed up with Brighton based illustrator Stephen Bush to create limited run of t-shirts. 
Check out the SS14 collection over on the website now, and click Read More for more pictures from the Lookbook and a chat with Max from DBDNS. Shot on a 35mm and featuring slush puppies and bowling alleys, the Lookbook is strictly positive vibes. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

VANS X ANDREA CREW UK LAUNCH


If you're in East tonight make sure you pass through Offspring for the Vans x Andrea Crews launch!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

COFFIN ON CAKE PRESS DAY

Last week I was invited to attend the Coffin On Cake press event over in East London to see some of the new ranges launching from the brands they represent and I was blown away by the diverse product selection on offer.

There we're lots of brands being showcased including Converse, Quay Australia, Caterpillar, Surfdome, Roxy, JuJu & Happy Ears - a really good mix of fashion, sportswear, accessories and footwear but also some fashion tech with headphones.


Sunday, 18 May 2014

ADIDAS ZX FLUX - CUSTOMISATION IS COMING

We had a big announcement this week from the team over at Adidas - an opportunity to truly customise your shoe and stand out from the crowd utilising the ZX Flux as the base model.

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The re-launched mi adidas app will allow you to take any photographic image and apply a high-resolution photo print to the ZX which has been the big sneaker release of the year. This really is a huge step in the world of customs and I am already looking forward to seeing the results of this breakthrough and the direction people take this.


Launching in August for both iOS and Android users, no one will miss out on this huge innovation in creating a unique one-off sneaker – the possibilities are endless with only your budget to constrain you!




Saturday, 17 May 2014

AVAILABLE NOW: PUMA R698 OG 93

Continuing to impress in 2014, PUMA brings back the R698 in OG form complete with the look and build of the original 1993 version with the release of the R698 0G 93. 



This edition of the R698 is a follow up to the recent re-release of the PUMA classic XS850 from the 90s Trinomic range. Paying homage to the OG colour palette of the XS850, the R698 gets the flipped colour treatment opting for a blacked out approach on most of the forefoot. Taking inspiration from the XS850 splatter print, this has been applied to the heel of the R698. Further hits of pink at the rear of the shoe provide a unique and explosive hit of colour for a contemporary take on this 90s classic. 

I'm loving this release, all black everything plus a little splatter sole is the perfect combination for my SS14 wardrobe! I always love a delicately applied splash of colour and so this colourway is an instant buy for me! If only PUMA were catering for us smaller footed people with this release! 

The R698 OG 93's are available now, in store and online, over at Hanon, End, and Footpatrol from a UK6! Check out some more pictures below and make sure you give PUMA a follow on Twitter.


Monday, 12 May 2014

RESIDENT ADVISOR X PUMA | PART 2 HAPPA

The second episode in the FastForward series from Resident Advisor in collaboration with PUMA has launched, which documents the breakthrough stages of the scene’s most exciting artists. 


For many, the early stages of their career are among the most fast-paced, exciting and challenging  moments of their lives. In this film series, RA and PUMA profile rising stars on the cusp of international acclaim, capturing their emotions as they find their feet in the scene. From debut tours to huge festival performances, FastForward will document the exhilarating firsts that define emerging artists. 

In the second episode, RA and PUMA join Leeds based producer Happa to capture the remarkable early stages of his career on the road. 

Samir Alikhanizadeh is 16 years old. He wrote his breakthrough track, ‘Boss’, when he was 14, and he travels to gigs accompanied by an adult. Much of the discussion about Happa has (understandably) centred on his age. But strip away the child star hype and you're left with a gifted producer who has an innate understanding of moving dance floors. Happa's music is coloured by powerful industrial techno textures, but his rhythms and arrangements are influenced by UK bass music. 

I like certain things that put you out of your comfort zone. Listening to it or looking at it. That mixture of being slightly uncomfortable…and the aggression. - Happa 

Throughout the film Happa is seen wearing PUMA’s key Spring Summer 14 styles: the Trinomic XT2+ and Disc Blaze MMQ, both available at Size?.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

VANS VAULT X STAR WARS COLLAB

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the epic film franchise that is Star Wars begun and tomorrow comes the newest edition to the biggest merchandise franchise the world has ever seen with a super limited collab with Vans.



Utilising four models from the Vault collection to create the six-piece range with the Sk8-Hi, Slip-On, Era and Half Cab.  The classic shapes have been given a sci-fi twist using some rare 1980s Van prints but mixing it up by featuring the characters we’ve grown up with - Boba Fett & Yoda reppin' for the light side alongside Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers to represent the dark side.  Also some nice attention to detail with the use of Star Wars themed lace tips, co-branded woven labels and exclusive packaging – ticking all the boxes for any collector.


Limited to just 300 pairs per model, make sure you hit up the exclusive UK retailer; Opening Ceremony in-store on Sunday (04.05.14).

May The 4th Be With You!