ACRNM officially released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection today through their website and many of their official stockists. The release sees the return of familiar staple styles as well as a few brand designs. Among the most exciting items are the J25-WS, a packable A-frame parka with a great full zip hood. The P25-DS are a brand new pocket design that is ultra wide and dropped crotch made from the breathable dry skin material. These are some of the widest pants ACRONYM to date.

Also of note is the return of the J1A with a new zipper and added TEC SYS webbing. I really like the new shoulder block on it as it includes 2 new detached shoulder pockets. The P24-S is also back in a more minimal format. Much of the drop has already sold out on the officiate site. Luckily there are a good selection of other stockists including END, Haven, HBX, Bdga, Hanon Shop, Bureau Belfast, Revive Michigan, Belief Moscow, Notre Shop,  Darkside Initiative, FRWRD, 18 Montrose  and Firmament Berlin. Check back on this post as I’ll continue to update as more stores put up their selection. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the collection and your pieces from it.

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The original Ghost in the Shell film is a masterpiece. It’s an incredibly beautiful film that explores ideas of technology, identity and memory. The director Mamoru Oshii elevates the source manga by Masamune Shirow into one of the best anime films of all time.  When news of a live-action version directed by Rupert Sanders hit, hardcore fans of the original were doubtful that it could be effectively translated to the big screen. The casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role justifiably raised accusations of white-washing. After watching the film last night I can assert that that the doubters were correct; the film does not live up to the high expectations established by the original two films or even the later Stand Alone Complex TV series.

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Haven adds to Adidas‘ long list of collaborators on this upcoming Ultra Boost. Instead of doing a simple color flip the team at Haven has opted to make substantial changes to the design. There are reflective strands running through the lacing along with perforated paneling on the Primeknit upper provide an unique accent. Branding is minimal outside of a woven tag at the top of the toe.

The adidas Consortium x HAVEN Ultraboost will be releasing in-stores at HAVEN Toronto & HAVEN Vancouver on April 1st, at 11AM local time on a first come, first serve basis. A limited online allocation will be made available at 7PM PST that day on the HAVEN website but look for these at select Consortium dealers like END and online on Adidas store as well.

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If you’ve been wanting something with a Boost sole but are tired of the ultra-boost, this offering from Y-3 should fill that gap nicely. The Pure Boost returns in this this clean white iteration; complete with fused panels, a gusseted tongue and a sturdy heel cap. Available at East Dane for $320.

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The first look at the Spring/Summer C.E. season came from the video the Japanese label released a few months back. As items from the collection continue to roll out, this lookbook shows off some of the cases in more detail.  Particular noteworthy items include the printed button-downs ,  cargo vest, corduroy jacket and the an all-over print overcoat.

You can find more items available over at the C.E. website or through stockists such as END and Bodega.

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The team at Guerrilla Group has helped style the clothing in a new video from Nike. Director Yuen Hsieh partnered with famous singer and fashion icon Chris Lee in this stylized hi-tech visual. Taking inspiration from sci-fi and the idea of time travel, the short clip juxtaposes her character’s own life journey with 30 years of evolution in sneakers starting from the Air Max 1 to the new Nike Vapormax.

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New York artist and photographer Jayne Lies has just released a visual for a remix of Tricky’s Black Steel. Produced by MNTN the track delivers a feeling of paranoia accompanied by visuals that pull from both everyday life and historical found footage. A captivating and politically charged watch you can find more information on LIES TV site.

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GRIND Magazine may be my favorite streetwear magazine. The Japanese imprint offers some of the best styling and product features out there on a monthly basis. They have been big supporters of WTAPS since the magazine’s launch and the latest issue features a 90’s colleague vibe right down to the baggy pants.

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With warmer temps right around the corner Stone Island drops this SS17 video showcasing their newest offerings. With an emphasis on color, material and functionality the visual shows off the best pieces in motion.

Visit the Stone Island site for more info.

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Nike and Undercover continue their ongoing collaboration with a fresh season of Gyakusou. The spring edition brings bright pops of colors and a return of some classic prints from years past. As usual the technical aspect of the clothing utilizes Nike technologies like Dri-FIT and AeroReact. The sneaker this time around is the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2. The best pieces from the collection are the striped track jackets that utilize the leaf camo.

The collection should be available on the Nike Lab website later this month but you can preview all the items on the site now.

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