The California apparel label Twelve Bar is teaming up with Kennedy to produce a one-off T-shirt collab, transferring the blue, green, and red seen on his album cover into TB’s trademark Heart logo. The back of Tee also borrows the phrase, “It’s All Love” from the album combined with the number “1″ to mark the fact that this is their first collaboration together. The Twelve Bar x Dom Kennedy Young Nation T-Shirt will be available in limited numbers.
Inspired by Transformer‘s Megatron, the Calvin Johnson x Nike CJ81 collection serves as Nike’s latest collaboration with the famed wide receiver. Adding a touch of Megatron imagery to the CJ81 Nike Air Max Flyposite, CJ81 Nike Huarache Free Shield, and CJ81 Nike Vapor Jet Glove 2.0, amongst other items, each piece uniquely embodies a touch of Megatron’s likeness.
9FIVE Eyewear and acclaimed hip hop producer, Alchemist, have teamed up for a limited edition project. The “Yacht Rock” collaboration combines a premium eyewear frame and 7 inch vinyl, produced by Alchemist for 9FIVE. This collaboration is limited to 400 pieces worldwide.
Alicia Keys, the 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer and actress, has entered into a partnership with Reebok Classics, the hallmark of which is a signature footwear collection for Fall/Winter 2012. Alicia worked with Reebok’s design team to produce sneaker styles that utilize luxe fabrics and bold, contemporary designs, featuring revamped versions of the Freestyle Hi, Freestyle Hi Dubble Bubble and Princess in tonal black colorways with metallic studding, or finished in a predominantly Gravel base with Aubergine accents. The collection is available now.
Designed and handdrawn by illustrator Sayori Wada, with key figures include Slick Rick, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Public Enemy, Big Pun, J Dilla, the Wu-Tang Clan and many more. The hand drawn masters of ceremony playing cards can be purchased online at the girls apparel label Mynority Classics.
For the next season carhartt WIP has created a special board in collaboration with a European company, and this time the choice fell on the Finnish Waara Skateboards. The result is a table from 8.25 x 32.5 inches to 7 layers of ash and birch, characterized by a beautiful shape and a laser engraving on both sides. Also a portatavola bag, made of 100% cotton dearborn canvas to 12 ounces in the traditional Carhartt Brown. Handmade in Finland.
Heineken has announced the launch of the highly anticipated Heineken Red Star tour with host Affion Crockett and performances by hip hop luminaries Nas and Pusha-T. In honor of the tour, Heineken has collaborated with New York-based brands Rocksmith, Black Apple and New Era, along with the LA-based Diamond Supply Co., to create a set of limited edition t-shirts and snapback hats. Each piece is adorned with Heineken branding and the Red Star Access logo and is available in black, white, grey or green.
Stussy’s New York chapter has put together a preview video for their upcoming collabo Converse Pro Leather sneakers. We get a slightly closer look at the shoe. These should be a rather hot release, so keep your eyes open.
Staple Design presents a nice spread of fashionable items on an array of beautiful women as part of their “Farewell My Summer Love” editorial lookbook. Showcasing a number of collaborative items including partnerships with Beats Audio on headphones, as well as projects with photographer Jonathan Mannion and artist Patrick Martinez. Other key items include snapbacks and summer-inspired tees with signature jeffstaple designs.
Flip continues their collaboration series with Cheech and Chong with the release of two new cruisers inspired by everyone’s favorite chronic puffing duo. The El Cigarro and the Shred Sled both come complete with everything but a freshly rolled blunt.