Famed designer and Tom Sachs and Nike teamed up on a special project in 2012. The two linked up to create a shoe called the NikeCraft Mars yard for Tommaso Rivellini, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The original shoes were a huge hit amongst sneaker collectors but were almost nearly impossible to track down for the public at large.

The shoe now sees an official return now titled the Mars Yard 2.0. The design makes some tweaks to the original upgrading the mesh on the sneaker.

Stay tuned for more concrete release info and expect the collab to launch next week for $200 USD at nikecraft.com as Sachs and the Swoosh gear up for “Space Camp” — an installation billed as “part obstacle course and part film screening” that stresses “the importance of failure in art and athletics.

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Italian streetwear experts Slam Jam Socialism teamed up with office Magazine on an editorial highlighting picks from the SS17 Y-3 collection. Shot on the streets of downtown New York, check out the rest of the feature and shop the pieces over at Slam Jam Socialism’s webstore.

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In 1999 the Marxist academic collective Krisis Group published an essay entitled “Against Labor, Against Capital”. In it the authors argued that due to increasing automation a society based on labor was quickly becoming obsolete. Instead of looking to free workers from their oppression, as traditional Marxism espoused, the goal should be to end the labor society entirely. The only reason the world had not yet realized this was because of the economic and political elite, who have pacified the masses with “Silly fancy goods, designed to create the illusion of a full life”.

Eighteen years later, this phrase has appeared as a recurring motif in T-shirts, jackets, and hats in the Spring/Summer 2017 season of the streetwear brand Cav Empt. At first glance, it seems to be nothing more than another example of capitalism’s ruthless drive to commodify even the thoughts and actions of its opponents- just a more advanced version of a Sex Pistols shirt at H&M, in other words. Yet a closer look at Cav Empt’s history reveals that while garnering praise for their alluring graphics and uniquely cut and sewn garments, designers Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell have embedded a radical critique of consumer society into their clothing from the beginning. Cav Empt’s Spring/Summer 2017 season is the apex of a project that has been inherent in their clothing since its inception; an attempt to challenge the wearer into thinking seriously about the act of fashion fandom, desire and consumption under late capitalism.

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Namu Shop is a new online store based out of Houston, Texas. The store just opened in March and has curated a roster of hard-to-find brands, mostly from Japan and Korea. Catering to both men and women some of the labels found at the store include labels like Anatomica, Goldwin, Eastlogue, Document, maillot and more. Check out the complete cookbook below and visit Namu Shop online or on Instagram.

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Nike has been innovating bringing out a ton of new models and collabs this year. This time the experimental NikeLab branch release the Zoom Fly Special Edition which is a homage to runner Eliud Kipchoge set a new world marathon record on the Formula 1 track at Monza. This served as the inspiration for the designer with various aspects of the shoe reflecting this breakthrough. Some of the key details include sketches on the sicklier, a digital cock graphic on the heel and a speed track icon on the inside of the tongue.

Intended to a fast and durable training shoe it includes an embedded full-length carbon-infused nylon plate, a 10mm offset, and a 3mm stack height. But most important these just look amazing in pics,the Zoom Fly SP is set to launch on June 8 at select NikeLab dealers.

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Haven showcases it’s newest arrivals in this monochromatic take on the spring/summer ’17 season. Brands used in the editorial include sac, vidvim, Neighborhood, Junya Watananbe, EG, Stone Island and Needles. These disparate pieces are seamlessly mixed and matched. Visit Haven for more info on the products themselves.

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Wood Wood and Asics team up for a Gel-DS sneaker that leaves an impression. It’s nice to see a collaboration that really takes in the design aesthetics of both companies without relying on hype to sell the shoe. Warm greys and beige tones on a sneaker that includes suede, mesh and leather. The sneaker is inspired by ’60s electronics of Dieter Rams.

Retailing for 157 USD, the sneakers will be available at Wood Wood Berlin, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Frederiksberg on May 25th and stockists like END, Footpatrol, Hanon, Wellgosh, Dover Street Market and OFFSPRING later on May 27.

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As we hit the summer months, retailers are already beginning to drop their first markdowns of the season. East Dane started it’s annual spring sale offering some great finds at up to 40% off the regular retail price. One of the standouts is this excellent wool Lemaire suit coat. With a relaxed cut and viscose/cotton lining, this piece is easy to throw on and should be a go-to for the designers cult following. Click through for more highlights from the sale all priced under retail.

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The release of Alien Covenant this past week makes this an excellent time to reflect on the franchise as a whole. The original 1979 film directed by Ridley Scott single handedly came to define the space horror genre. While much has been made of H.R Giger’s alien designs, the film’s popularity and success largely hinges on its ability to pack immense detail into every scene. The original film utilizes set design, music, costumes and even custom typography to bring the world to life. The epic world building in the original set the standard for the entire franchise but today I want to take a closer look at the costume design in particular. The costumes and clothing seen throughout the franchise have had an immense impact on future sci-fi films and even the film industry as a whole. I’ll be breaking down the costume design of the original Alien trilogy below.

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Retail apocalypse is ripping through the United States leaving brick-and-mortar boutiques and mall chain behemoths alike wobbling on the brink of irrelevance as online shopping becomes the norm for consumers. The Atlantic reported the first third of 2017 has witnessed nine major retail bankruptcies, major apparel companies’ stocks plunging to new lows, and flagship after flagship closing their doors. The meteoric rise of alternative, often community-run platforms for buying, selling and trading goods online has directly crippled the retail industry. Shoppers, who are already conditioned to shop on sale, now have access to secondhand designer items at mere fractions of retail prices.

Alternative marketplaces are nowhere near a new phenomenon. In the days before sites like eBay, Y! Japan and Grailed, dedicated shoppers scoured flea markets, thrift shops and consignment stores alike for designer threads amidst piles of musty windbreakers and knockoff COOGI sweaters. Each independent, enthusiast-run online shop carrying marked-up goods initially purveyed through Rakuten mirrors my own foray into the world of e-commerce. In the 2000s, my middle-school self was conducting a legally-questionable scheme of funneling East Asian street fashion back to the United States to shill at higher prices on LiveJournal. As the internet has matured, the number of alternative marketplaces has multiplied and with each iteration they become more targeted and communal.

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