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Australia may not come to mind as a fashion capital but it is home to an up and coming line “Song for the Mute” has been steadily building an audience and an aesthetic that pulls from both traditional streetwear and more avant garden concepts. The spring 2018 collection has a washed out palette and raw hems.  Hand-screened graphics in the line come from a personal place –  old family photos and the coordinates the brand’s studio . The season has a bit of everything from distressed BDU style shirting and vests to knit shorts and baggy cargos.  The styling emphasizes the possibilities the pieces enable amazingly paired with sandals. If any of the pieces catch your eye you can pre-order them directly from the brand’s webstore. Regardless the lookbook is well worth further inspection.

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Nike continues their string of Zoom Fly SP releases with this latest iteration of the lightweight running shoe. Following  up the “Chicago” and “New York” editions the “Shanghai” colorway will also be hitting stores.

Shades of brown and tan make its way onto the now familiar translucent upper with extra padding along the ankle. If you’ve been waiting to snag a pair of these it’s hard to go wrong with this autumn minded color palette. Slated to drop on November 9, the Nike Zoom Fly SP “Shanghai” will retail for $150 USD via select Nike Running retailers and are available at END now.

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We previewed the Fall/Winter Gyakusou collection previously but now comes info of the new Gaiter Boot model which has already released in Australia. Available in an eye-catching redish-orange color way or a tonal black version the shoe is a striking at first place with it’s unique zip construction that runs all the way up the front of the boot to the heel. The asymmetrical design is made from durable nylon and a trail/hiking inspired outsole that features maximum traction.

You can pick up a pair now at select retailers like Sneakerboy and expect it to drop at Nike Lab retailers worldwide soon.

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As one of the most consistent collaborations out there, Nike teams up once again with Undercover creative director Jun Takahashi oversees the Fall/Winter 2017 GYAKOUSOU collection. Certainly living up to the concept that “running is punk” the latest collection includes some key pieces that will assist in running outdoor in the harshest conditions.

Among the items offered are a multilayered hood-integrated shield jacket, running shorts and a Nike Free Run Commuter model sneaker. Also of note are the brand new backpacks which fit right in with the color way of items the season. The full collection will make its debut on November 2 at select Nike locations and Nike Lab stockists including END.

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WTAPS is set to unveil their first ever book. Working with Tokyo-based design company and publisher mo’design, the book has been in the works for over 5 years. WTAPS 001 will cover the 20 year history of WTAPS and features beautiful images of over 300 archival products along with information about each piece. The book also features an introduction by WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama.

WTAPS 01 is set to release on November 25, with the 360-page book retailing at ¥15,000.

You can reserve a copy over at at mo’des book site but act fast as it’s limited to a print run of only 2000 copies.

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One of the highlights from June Watanabe’s outerwear collaboration with the North Face. Inspired by 90’s North Face and the culture around the brand, the coat is constructed from wool twill and technical canvas. Tons of details on this one including drawstrings, a detachable faux-fur trim hood and concealed zip closure with button placket at the front. The only thing not to like is the heft price point on this piece, you can get it over at SSENSE.

 

 

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Lunar Air Force 1/Acronym ’17 by Errolson Hugh

Nike has had a busy year and they seem to be ramping up even further for the 4th quarter. To help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Air Force 1, Nike reached out to several creatives that were given the opportunity to design their own take on the all white Air Force One.

The project is named the the “AF100,” the Swoosh’s celebrates the intersection between sports, music and pop culture that the Air Force One has found itself placed in. The shoes announced so far are designed by Don C, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Errolson Hugh, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh.

Click through for a preview of all the Air Force One models set to release over the next two months. The items will be available directly through Nike SNKRS and select other retailers.

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WTAPS delivers a series of new items for Fall/Winter 2017. The drop includes some key staples from graphic tees to BDU field shirts, cargo pants and jackets. For another look at the official lookbook, re-visit it over HERE.

You can shop the items over at END and Need Supply.

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A-Cold-Wall* has become one of London’s premier streetwear brands. Their products have a uniform distinct feel to them and that was translated to the custom Nike Air Force One that creative director Samuel Ross first debuted at his London fashion week showing. Now the sneaker seems to be ready for a wider release.

The news was officially announced with a post on the brand’s Instagram with a caption indicating an October 21st release. The sneaker is set to drop exclusively on that date exclusively at the A-COLD-WALL* pop-up in London. The pop-up will run from 11AM-7PM at the below address.

A-COLD-WALL* London Pop-Up
Unit London
4 Mercer’s Walk
Covent Garden
EC2H 9FA

While it’s unconfirmed whether the shoe will see pairs release outside of the UK; here’s a more close-up view of the sneaker’s details.

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Originally previewed earlier this season, the collaboration between Undercover head Jun Takahashi and Chitose Abe (of Sacai) is set to be released in Japan. The capsule will be made available at each respective Aoyama retail location (UNDERCOVER and sacai), as well as at the Amazon Fashion “AT TOKYO” brand store from October 20, 2017. The collection features a range of graphic minded pieces including T-shirts, sweaters and an extended coaches coat. It remains to be seen if they will see a wider release outside Japan.

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