Just as the folks in New York City are recovering from the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week, the Alexander Wang bootie-clad army of editors and buyers fled the city and moved their actions and sharp opinions to Milan and London. Meanwhile, heels and bowties aside, the rest of the world are prepping for the final bow of summer which are lingering deceptively in the air, and beginning to rev up activities for the new season. For instance, Nike took its running initiative one step further and expanded its joint campaign, Gyakusou International Running Association from a midnight group running stint in Tokyo across a few continents over to Milan; Jordan Brand took care of the girls and brought onboard Vashtie Kola to design a lavender pretty colorway for girls; Burton had partnered up with Starks just in time before the shredding season kicks off to prep shredders with a new boot; MINI urges all to shed two wheels from their cars and opt for an eco-friendly E-scooter; and the belles of HELLZ took New York City by the storm with Casio Baby-G to launch their latest collaboration with a bang. Check out Freshness' quick recap of everything worth knowing in the past week.
Vashtie Kola x Air Jordan II (2) Retro - Lavender - Deep Purple
Vashtie Kola had partnered up with Jordan Brand to take care of the chicks who love kicks. Whoever said sneakers can't be pretty for girls can think again, because these, are the colors of spring blossoms for your feet.
Starks x Burton - Winter 2011 - Hail Boot | Available Now
Lace up with Starks and Burton this coming season on the slopes because having weak laces that unravel while you are performing contortionist acrobatics on the half-pipe is just not the way to go out with a bang.
Jun Takahashi x Nike - "From Moon To Lunar" Exhibition
Jun Takahashi and Nike are bringing their Gyakusou Internation Running Association across a few continents over to Nike Stadium Milan for an exhibition which traces the history of running at Nike through various running technologies developed through the years. Gyakusou is going quite international indeed.
MINI Officially Unveils MINI Scooter E Concept
MINI is shedding two wheels to their mobile venture and has recently officially unveiled the much-buzzed-about MINI Scooter E Concept. The new two-wheeled ride is distinctly MINI in design, but are perfect for urbanites who lack the space and capacity to own a car in the crammed city.
Volkswagen Group x Leica M9 Titanium | By Walter De'Silva
Volkswagen Group has now taken their artistry into the photography industry, and rolled out a new Leica M9 Titanium as designed by Walter De'Silva, the famed automobile designer from the Volkswagen Group and Chief of Audi Design Team. The new Leica is limited to only 500 units.
HELLZ x Casio Baby-G - Collaboration Launch Party | Event Recap
The ladies of HELLZ stormed New York City's revered night club, 1OAK, with Casio Baby-G in hand to prove that the HELLZ ladies have indestructible style, and launched the duo's latest collaborative pack with quite some noise.
New Cameras - Fujifilm FinePix X100 + Ferrari x HASSELBLAD - H4D Ferrari Medium Format Digital Camera
Two new toys for the camera aficionados-- Fujifilm FinePix X100 and a new collaboration between Ferrari and venerable photo equipment maker, HASSELBLAD - H4D Ferrari Medium Format Digital Camera.
Fresh + Creative - Dorothy Hong
As a part of Freshness's continuing series, Fresh + Creative, we logged some time with one of PDN's 30 emerging photographers of the year in 2007 and Nike's official photographer in New York City, Dorothy Hong, and chatted about her love for film over digital, and everything beyond.
Air Jordan 1 Anodized - Metallic Silver + University Blue - November/December 2010 Release
Your favorite Air Jordan 1 Anodized now comes in two futuristic colorways, Metallic Silver + University Blue. The molded Air Jordans are slated to be released this coming November and December, quite in time to be worn to the opening of Tron Legacy, don't you think?
Y-3 - Mega Torison Sneaker With Stingray Feature
Stingray skin, the "mythical eye" meets adidas Mega Torison bar? Only Yamamoto will be able to infuse Japanese culture and mythology into a technical sneaker.
10.Deep - Fall 2010 - Delivery 2
New York City's 10.Deep is on its second delivery for Fall 2010, and it is all about the military and workwear this season. Perfect for the tough, urban man who are stretching to make it in the city.
Nike ACG Lunar MacCleay - China Edition
The beautiful child of the matrimony between hiking and running, as baptized by Nike, is the gorgeous lightweight Nike ACG Lunar MacCleay. This time around, the hybrid sneaker has been given an oriental make over in this China exclusive edition. Red and gold ensues, and we are speculating, the demand will be just as stunning as well.