Freshness Week in Review: LV FW19, Subaru STI S209 and Nike Announces Air Max 720, Adapt BB and Heron Preston Collaboration

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Paris Fashion Week: Men's and the North American International Auto Show have already given us plenty of material goods to look forward to in the coming months. Nike also made a plethora of release announcements this week as well. While we wait, here are some other brand lookbooks and collections that you have have missed this week and a refresher on some of our favorite announcements of the week. 

Louis Vuitton Men's Fall/Winter 2019

Every little detail from this show was taken into consideration by Virgil Abloh and the Louis Vuitton team. From the invites to the seat assignments to the musical arrangement, Michael Jackson tributes and bringing out Futura to tag the LES stage setting. Revisit the Louis Vuitton Men's Fall/Winter 2019 show again and see if you missed anything.

Image via: Alessandro Lucioni/gorunway.com

Image via: Alessandro Lucioni/gorunway.com

Nike Air Max 720 Launch Colorways

Nike finally unveiled the Air Max 720 silhouette officially and its many launch colorways. Three drops will take place next month on February 1, 21 and 28. Additionally, UNDERCOVER featured the sneaker in its show this week so we expect to see those releasing in the future as well. 

Image via: Bobby Hundreds (@bobbyhundreds)

Image via: Bobby Hundreds (@bobbyhundreds)

Nike Adapt BB Power-Lacing Basketball Sneaker

After a brief teaser on the SNKRS app, Nike unveiled the Adapt BB power-lacing basketball sneaker this week. The future of sports is customized fits for athletes, which we all are. With the Adapt BB, basketball players can adjust the fit for all occasions through an app. These are available for pre-order now and release during NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17. 

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Heron Preston x Nike Huarache E.D.G.E.

First seen at Heron Preston's Paris Fashion Week show, his collaborative effort with Nike, the Huarache E.D.G.E., will release in black and white colorways on February 1, exclusively in the U.S. Design cues are inspired by the 1991 Huarache Run but Preston has remixed the sneaker with a FOAM FIT system and his own branding throughout.

Banksy's 'Love Is in the Bin' Getting Art Show

Banksy's self-shredding artwork, Love Is in the Bin, is getting its own art show. Fans will remember this piece shredded itself at the close of a Sotheby's auction in London back in October 2018 when it sold for $1.4 million USD. The Musem Frieder Burda in Germany will host the piece from February 5 to March 3.

Image via: Sotheby's

Image via: Sotheby's

2019 Subaru STI S209

Subaru announced its most powerful STI ever this week, the S209. For the first time, the Japanese only S-line will make its way to the U.S. This four-door offering from the Subaru Tecnica International division will sport a 341 horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber accents all around and sports tuned handling. It will be offered in 200 units in either WR Blue Pearl with Satin Grey wheels or Crystal White Pearl with Satin Gold wheels. The STI S209 will be sold in the U.S. exclusively in late 2019.

Image via: Subaru

Image via: Subaru

BYBORRE Fall/Winter 2019

BYBORRE, based out of Amsterdam, creates extremely cozy and functional pieces meant to be worn together. Collaborating with Woolmark and GORE-TEX, this collection for Fall/Winter 2019 couples red and blue accent hues with black, grey and white base pieces for the ultimate cold weather looks. Take a look below and head over to byborre.com to learn more.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition

Lexus announced a RC F Track Edition for 2020 in Detroit this week. The limited edition was developed with input from Lexus race teams in Super GT and IMSA series so it will be for hardcore enthusiasts. Carbon fiber in the front and rear shed weight while Brembo brakes provide ample stopping power. A 5.0-liter V8 produces 472 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 3.96 seconds. Production for the RC F Track Edition starts in the second quarter of 2019.

Image via: Lexus

Image via: Lexus

HAVEN Fall/Winter 2019

Canadian retailer HAVEN has released the preview for its in-house brand's Fall/Winter 2019 collection. With a heavy military inspiration, the line includes plenty of olive and black wardrobe pieces with zippers, buttons and pockets on jackets, vests and pants. Materials used include Primaloft and CORDURA. The images were shot by photographer Paolo Azarraga.