Freshness Week in Review: 1/23/2011 – 1/30/2011

By - January 30th, 2011

adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Lookbook

If the Blue Collection is the embodiment of classic, wearable, and versatile apparel, the Jeremy Scott collection is it’s polar opposite. It’s hard to be surprised by how seemingly insane Jeremy Scott’s adidas creations are, but this collection is still surprising nonetheless. This week the lookbook for Scott’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection for adidas was released; it’s a wild ride which includes Scott’s signature oversize teddy bear sneakers, and a disjointed collection of prints and fabrics. It almost defies description, but highlights include a track jacket and lycra short combo in a french fry print fabric, a Desert Storm-era camo tracksuit perforated by rivets of various sizes, and a sheer trench coat with a bootprint graphic. Basically, it has to be seen to be believed.

» adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Lookbook


Casio G-Shock January 2011 | New Releases

Casio played to the G-Shock‘s strongest features for this month’s release, updating some of the more rugged and chunky offerings with some new colors. This week brought the release of both the GA-110 and GA-100 in new colors, along with a purple GD-100SC-6JF and an all white GD-100SC-7JF, both of which are magnetic field resistant, and waterproof up to 660-foot below water. G-Shock news typically centers around the copious number of collaborations the watches are part of, but as proven by the January releases, the brand is perfectly capable of bringing some inspiration to the classic 1980’s watch all on its own.

» Casio G-Shock January 2011 | New Releases



It’s always fun to ooh and ahh when an new Italian supercar comes out. But let’s face it – the bigger names like Lamborghini and Ferrari are going to put out a range of new models on a regular basis. It’s a much more rare event altogether when a super low-volume make like Pagani releases a new model, as it did this week with the Huayra. Past models from Pagani didn’t meet US safety or emission specifications, but the Huayra is being built to be street legal in the US, so will at least be theoretically available stateside – although with $1.4 million price estimate, and a planned production of only 20 per year for the entire world, these will obviously be a rare sight. The gullwing doored car weighs less than 3000 pounds, and is powered by a 700 hp 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine designed for Pagani by AMG – a recipe for rocket-like performance.

» PAGANI Huayra


Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé + Cabriolet Limited Black Edition

There’s a reason that there are two car stories in this edition of Week in Review: one of the glitziest car shows in the world, the Geneva Motor Show, is on the calendar for March, and so we’re well into the frontloading period; the next few months will be full of limited editions and new models and options. One welcome story for Porsche lovers is the announcement this week of the Black Edition of the 911 Carrera. Rather than being “murdered out” in black, the cars are quite elegant in the color, set off by understated touches of chrome. Both the coupe and cabrio body types are available in the Black Edition, both of which share the 19 inch wheels of the 911 Turbo II. The Black Edition is available at the same price point as the non-Black versions, but is limited to just 1911 vehicles.

» Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé + Cabriolet Limited Black Edition