Spring/Summer 2019 collections and lookbooks are in full effect and hitting shelves and websites now. We recap some of the collaborations from the weekend, major collection drops and some limited edition goodies down below.
Jerry Lorenzo x Nike Air Fear of God 180
Jerry Lorenzo and Nike's next collaborative sneaker will be the Air Fear of God 180. Once again a "Light Bone" colorway will don the newest silhouette from the duo. Fans of the Nike Air Raid will immediately notice the similarities with the strap system. Expect the sneakers to release this spring.
LEGO CREATOR Ford Mustang
LEGO CREATOR has released a dark blue 1960's Ford Mustang with racing stripes. It includes a detailed V8 engine and 5-spoke rims as well as a Mustang grille and GT emblems. Additionally, you can customize the car and supercharge it with exhaust pipes and a raised ride height. You can purchase this kit on lego.com now for $149.99.
BAIT x Alpha Industries x Marvel 'Captain Marvel' L2B Scout Jacket
BAIT has collaborated on a special jacket for the release of Marvel's Captain Marvel film with Alpha Industries. The L2B Scout Jacket is constructed with lightweight matte nylon and features embroidered details from former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. It is available online at baitme.com and at all BAIT Chapter stores for $200 in women's sizing.
adidas Originals ZX4000 4D & ZX500 RM
adidas Originals celebrates the ZX series for Spring/Summer 2019 and will release two special edition sneakers, the ZX4000 4D and ZX500 RM, to contrast the differences between modern day manufacturing and traditional craftsmanship. Using the Kelvin temperature scale as inspiration, the ZX4000 4D sports black and grey scales to reflect colder temperatures on the scale while the ZX500 RM uses warmer brown tones. Both pairs will release globally on March 9.
Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4² Final Edition "1 of 5"
German tuner Brabus will send off the Mercedes-Benz G-Class with another masterpiece, but this time there will only be five units made. The 850 6.0 Biturbo 4×4² Final Edition "1 of 5" will have 23.6" ground clearance and use the Mercedes-AMG G63 as the base platform. 838 horsepower will be produced by a 6.0-liter V8 engine and it will top out at 130 mph because the off-road tires can't handle more than that. This custom 1 of 5 will retail for €482,000 EUR, about $547,000 USD. Go to brabus.com to learn more.
WTAPS x Oakley Motocross-Inspired Capsule Collection 2019
WTAPS and Oakley reunite in 2019 for a motocross-inspired capsule collection. The centerpiece of the collection is a pair of Latch Key Glasses with orange-tinted lenses and a tortoise shell frame. Other pieces include a jacket, pants, as well as a tee in both olive and black. This capsule collection is slated to release on March 9.
Y-3 AOP Spring/Summer 2019
Y-3 has decided to venture away from its traditional black fare for its AOP Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Bright greens and browns adorn the Sailing Poncho, while bright blue and red hues can be found on additional pieces like a jersey-style shirt. You can expect the pieces to release soon on y-3.com. Campaign imagery was shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta.
AURALEE x New Balance Tokyo Design Studio Capsule Collection 2019
Japanese designer AURALEE has teamed up with New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio to create a capsule collection of clothing using the "WHOLEGARMENT" weaving style which gives yarns water-resistant properties. Additionally, the two have reworked the R_C2 sneaker which comes in a creme colorway with red sockliners and sports GORE-TEX lining. Head over to New Balance's Japanese website to shop the pieces on March 9. Photos are courtesy of Mitsuo Okamoto and New Balance.
Sketchers Trolls Nike With New Ad
Sketchers wasted no time in trolling Nike with a new ad reading "Just Blew It. Sketchers. We won't split on you." The ad is a reference to Duke's Zion Williamson injuring himself during a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on February 20 when his Nike PG 2.5 sneakers fell apart. While things like this can happen, the fact that it occurred with all eyes on likely the next LeBron-esque-type player magnified it exponentially. Michael DiTullo, a footwear designer at Nike/Jordan Brand gave an interview to Core77 that everyone needs to read on how basketball shoes can fail.