Articles by: John Kim

Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 9 Elite

Paul Rodriguez joins truly elite company as a Nike athlete who has at least nine signature shoes. The new Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 9 Elite is marked by innovation, featuring ultimate flexibility provided by Nike hexagonal Zoom Air units in the forefoot, along with a foot-fastening lockdown fit …

Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

In formulating the Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Dior Homme that was unveiled at Paris Fashion Week, Kris Van Assche set up a goal to create a collection that spans “daywear, Friday wear and weekend wear,” all while maintaining the rarefied elegance that’s synonymous with the modern Dior brand. The …

Nike Air Penny “Sharpie” Pack | Release Info

On the heels of last month’s initial look at the Nike Air Penny “Sharpie” Pack, we now get another detailed look at the highly anticipated release, along with the official release date for the two-piece set. This is a sequel of sorts to the Penny Hardaway-centric “Shooting Star” Pack …

COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

Designer Rei Kawakubo characterized the design ethos behind the Spring/Summer 2016 range for COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS as “broken tailoring.” And by “broken,” Kawakubo meant the literal destruction of the tailored pieces, in which a scalpel was seemingly used to carve swaths into a double-breasted coat adorned with a British …

Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Will Step Down as Chairman

Phil Knight, the Nike Chairman who co-founded the sportswear giant back in the late ’60s, has announced plans to step down in 2016. The 77-year-old has endorsed current Nike President and CEO Mark Parker as his successor. “For me, Nike has always been more than just a company — …

Sacai Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

The disco soundtrack blaring overhead gave an indication of the theme for Sacai‘s Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection: Paradise Garage, the legendary New York disco that had its heyday in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The nightspot was known to attract an eclectic crowd, spanning different colors, ages and …

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

Yuneec has officially launched the newest member of its Typhoon family of drones, the Typhoon Q500 4K. The successor to the popular Typhoon Q500 that was launched in 2014, the new model boasts a 4K camera and introduces a unique feature, “Steady Grip,” that ensures ground shots are as smooth …

Sneaker Con Los Angeles June 2015 Event Recap

This past weekend Sneaker Con was in Los Angeles for a star-studded event that coincided with the 2015 BET Experience at LA Live. Support from BET meant that the two-day extravaganza was free to all attendees, who showed up in force to buy, sell and trade the most …

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2016 Collection | Runway Show

Wearability isn’t the point of a Thom Browne runway show, which is typically a high-concept, theatrical affair depicting thematic variations on the designer’s signature grey suit. For Browne’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, the overriding theme was rooted in traditional Japanese attire. Embroidered cranes and …