This is an interesting week. First, to the joy for all who champion for equality, Proposition 8 has been overturned. Now all happy couples will enjoy the same rights and legal protection. Meanwhile, on a sadder note for Google, the search engine kingpin who has pretty much turned everything it touched into gold had to kill Google Wave-- the previously promising revolutionary email which allows users to cooperate on documents in real time and more. That aside, this week was filled with releases and once again, roundball action since Nike will be hosting its World Basketball Festival soon in New York City. We have brought you the first look into what's to come for World Basketball Festival, and on the sporty side of things, K-Swiss has enlisted the help of the fictional baseball has-been, Kenny Powers, as the spokesperson for its lates tubes technology. adidas Originals and Star Wars follows up their extremely successful debut collaboration with another season of hit items inspired by your favorite Star Wars characters, including Chewbacca, Han Solo, Stormtroopers, Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett. Kanye West finally released his new trippy video created by filmmaker Marco Brambilla who is responsible for the acid-laden videos looping in the Standard Hotel's elevators, and we have met up with DJ A-Trak to talk about his music and more. At Compass we uncovered some cool collections to come, and in Hong Kong, we checked out the launch of adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. Keep reading after the jump to get a feel of things you should not have missed out this week.
Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 Collection
Freshness brings you an exclusive look at the furry Chewbacca inspired Jogging Hi, and also showcased all the other heroes and villains who have been turned into wearable items that are set to hit stores soon.
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Chewbacca Jogging Hi
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Wookie Jacket
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - SL72 Han Solo
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Jabba The Hutt Attitude High
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Top Ten Low "R2-D2 + C-3PO"
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - Boba Fett ZX800
» Star Wars x adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010 - "Super Death Star" Stormtrooper Varsity Jacket
On Pedder x Suitman x visvim x Dita - Bib Shirts and Glasses Launch | Event Recap
Inside the bustling On Pedder store in Central, Hong Kong, was the backdrop for the interactive product launch party for On Pedder x Suitman x visvim x Dita items, by none other than famed designer and artist Suitman aka Young Kim
New Music Video Releases
Kanye West and Eminem have both released videos to accompany their latest hits, "Power" and "Love The Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna" respectively. Check out Megan Fox in Eminem's video, and heartbreaking violence ensues.
» Kanye West - Power | Video
» Eminem - "Love The Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna" | Official Video
» Kanye West - "From Civilisation To Power" Behind The Scenes | Video
Stussy - Downtown Top Rankin Jamaican Independence | Event Recap
To celebrate the Jamaican Independence Day, Stussy brought out DJs to celebrate the day with a night of smooth reggae, island tracks.
Casio G-Shock - Shock The World 2010 Tour
Reaffirmed just how essential the US market is to it, Casio kicked the week with a day long event in New York City. Starting with a press preview, which marked the debut of the new Casio G-Shock collection, the sophisticated survival/navigational wundertool Pathfinder, and something for those aspiring to have more, Edifice. Finally, Baby G is getting its very first spokesperson, the electrically charged Ke$ha, with topped the night off with a special concert.
» Casio G-Shock Shock The World Press Preview | New York City
» Casio G-Shock Fall/Winter 2010 | Preview
» Casio G-Shock Shock The World 2010 Ft. Ke$ha | Event Recap
» Casio Edifice Black Label Collection
Nike Basketball China - Pep Rally for Chinese National Basketball Team | Event Recap
To rally the team and loyalty and support for the Chinese National Basketball Team prior to this year's FIBA World Basketball tournament, Nike Basketball China has held a pep rally.
Fresh Music: DJ A-Trak
Freshness sat down with Montreal native, DJ A-Trak during his Stones Throw x Fool's Gold tour to catch up on the changing electronic and hip-hop landscapes for our Fresh Music segment!
adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi
A launch in Hong Kong and the new Felicity look book to accompany adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Need we say more?
COMPASS Show 2010 NYC
Like its Capsule counterpart, COMPASS Show is one of the more accurate gauge on the pulse of fashion. So how will the next season fare for footwear? Check our comprehensive on the veteran labels like Clae and Gourmet, to brand new comer like INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS.
Kenny Powers for K-Swiss Tubes | Video
In the business of rag trade (or in this case, footwear), there is no place for self doubt or modesty. Just look at the John McEnroe for Nike, Dan & Dave for Reebok, and Kenny Powers for K-Swiss? Check the video below to see why