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Freshness Week In Review: 4/17/2011 4/24/2011

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Busy as ever this week; here's a roundup of some of the notable happenings in sneakers, cars, gear, and art. First off, streetwear cartoon collaborations are a classic, and the this week Stussy and Marvel - two of the giants in their respective fields - got together for "The Ultimate Teamup." Kanye West turned heads at the 2011 Coachella festival this week, with interesting style choices (per usual), and for debuting the Air Yeezy 2's, which signaled that hype for the shoe is now on for real. Another Nike ambassador, Manny Pacquiao, was behind a capsule of products released this week, ahead of his May 7 battle with Sugar Shane Mosley. Nike also gave a nod to the global fanbase with the Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack, paying homage to NYC, Tokyo, London, Rio, and Shanghai. This week saw the latest installment in the ongoing collaboration between The North Face and Supreme, which moved quickly, but was to most fans somewhat disappointing. A major European Supreme account, Slam Jam, marked it's own 20th anniversary this week with a commemorative Rolex Submariner this week. We also reported on the 5th anniversary T-shirt collection from longtime partners Original Fake and BAPE. And in automotive news, two ostentatious new vehicles were released by Bugatti in conjunction with the Shanghai Motor Sow, catering firmly to the nouveau riche in China. Finally, we've been reporting on the major exhibit of street art at MOCA since it opened, but this week brought a curveball as one member of the art collective Space Invaders was arrested for art done outside the museum. Check out all of these stories in detail after the jump.

Marvel Comics x Stussy


Street Fighter x Triumvir, Garfield x The Hundreds, Popeye x Supreme - and now Stussy x Marvel. The first installment of a two-part collection from the two released this week, which sees some of Marvel's most iconic superheros and villains on colorful Stussy T-shirts.

» Stussy x Marvel "The Ultimate Teamup" | Video
» Marvel Comics x Stussy Collection | Series One


Kanye West x Nike Air Yeezy 2


Kanye headlined at this year's Coachella festival, and part of what made his performance memorable was his footwear - West wore the Air Yeezy 2, giving the world the first glimpse at the successor to his insanely popular Air Yeezy. We followed up that coverage with more street snaps of West wearing the shoe in London, and stay tuned for more.

» Kanye West Debuts Nike Air Yeezy 2 @ Coachella
» Kanye West x Nike Air Yeezy 2 | New Images


Manny Pacquiao x Nike


Manny Pacquiao is entering the final two weeks of training for his May 7th bout with Sugar Shane Mosely, and this week Nike released a collection of training shoes, boxing boots, and a T-shirt collection to round things out - all based on Manny and his Phillipino background.

» Manny Pacquiao x Nike Summer 2011 Collection
» Manny Pacquiao x Nike Training Boxing Boots | For WBO Welterweight World Title Fight
» Manny Pacquiao x Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer Low
» Manny Pacquiao x Nike Trainer 1.3 Max


Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack


Nike loves to remind fans around the world that they are all important to the company, and this week the company released a pack of 5 editions of the Free Run 2+, each a shout out to 5 global capitals of style: NYC, Tokyo, London, Rio, and Shanghai.

» Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack New York City | Tokyo | Rio de Janeiro | London
» Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack Shanghai | Preview

The North Face x Supreme Spring 2011 Collection


Collaborations between The North Face x Supreme have been some of the most sought-after and hyped products in the streetwear universe; this Spring's collection certainly moved quickly, but many fans were underwhelmed by the collection, which wasn't quite up to par with past collaborations. The release included a pullover jacket, hat, and a sleeping bag, which is sure to be showing up at future pre-dawn Supreme stakeouts for many seasons.

» The North Face x Supreme Spring 2011 Collection | Available Now


Rolex x Slam Jam 20th Anniversary Custom Oyster Submariner Watch


Slam Jam is one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious streetwear boutiques, so to commemorate the store's 20th anniversary, it chose a prestigious parter - Rolex. The collaboration centers around an Oyster Submariner, featuring the Slam Jam logo on the face, and limited to just 20 pieces.

» Rolex x Slam Jam 20th Anniversary Custom Oyster Submariner Watch


BAPE x OriginalFake 5th Anniversary T-Shirt Collection


It hasn't been an easy year for BAPE, but one longtime partner, OriginalFake, continues to support the brand. This week saw the release of a collection of shirts to mark the 5th anniversary of the two label's partnership, done in the style fans have come to love.

» BAPE x OriginalFake 5th Anniversary T-Shirt Collection


BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport + 16.4 Super Sport


In conjunction with the Shanghai Motor Show, many luxury automakers are trying to grab a share of the growing number of wealthy Chinese. The nouveau riche are especially well catered to by makers of supercars, among them Bugatti, which unveiled the 16.4 Grand Sport and 16.4 Super Sport, just for the Shanghai show.

» BUGATTI Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport + 16.4 Super Sport


Space Invaders Arrested By Los Angeles Police Department


Critics seem to love the major show of street art at MOCA, but LA law enforcement has been voicing concerns that it legitimizes vandalism. This week, one member of the French art collective Space Invaders, was arrested for work done outside of the museum. The artist was subsequently released, but LA police are reportedly now seeking him again.

» Space Invaders Arrested By Los Angeles Police Department