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BRANDBLACK: Form and Fashion

In today’s basketball sneaker landscape dominated by monster-sized companies, a few bold brands are elbowing their way the into the arena to compete. BRANDBLACK is one such competitor. Founder David Raysse is no hack new-jack designer looking to simply slap a new color scheme onto a retro model. With 15 years of experience, ranging for designs for Tracy McGrady as director of design for the basketball division at adidas to crafting… READ MORE

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Greats: The Footwear Company that could Change the Game

]It’s a tall order to suggest that you can re-shape the sneaker world, yet that’s exactly what Greats is setting out to do. Spearheaded by Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi, Greats is motivated by the desire to shift the landscape in the footwear industry by giving the consumer access to high-quality selections at the lowest prices in the… READ MORE

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Fresh + Creative – Grotesk

The work of Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, has been an integral part of streetwear and sports design for years. You may not know it, but his work has adorned designs for Nike, Uniqlo, Alife, Stussy, Only NY, and many others. An angular, accented Swiss-born artist with a penchant for whimsical provocation has slowly… READ MORE

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Fresh + Creative – Snarkitecture

Nestled among buildings with unassuming facades in Green Point, the Snarkitecture studio’s plain brick exterior belies a space that’s home to one of today’s most sought-after duos of idea-shapers. After entering the studio and crossing through a workshop… READ MORE

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British Knights x DRx Romanelli: The Return of a Hip-Hop Royalty

While Nike and adidas still reign supreme over today’s dominion of athletic footwear, we’ve seen the resurgences of Reebok, Puma, and even Ewing during the last few years. All have made the leap back to our collective consciousness except for one – British Knights.

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Freshness Conversations: David Obadia, Co-Founder/Creative Director of BWGH

“Effortless Cool” is one of the few phrases you think of when you see the designs from BWGH. Still, its full name, Brooklyn We Go Hard, conveys something otherwise. From the minds of David Obadia and Nelson Hassan, BWGH is, first and foremost, a fashion label of … READ MORE