Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain

nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-5The second installment in the crossover between Nike’s skateboarding and Air Jordan canons comes courtesy of skate veteran Lance Mountain. Though regarded as a legend for his contributions to pool and jump ramp shredding in the late 1980′s, Mountain also introduced Michael Jordan’s first professional model to skateboarding’s fashion sense – purely by circumstance. Around the time of Bones Brigade’s highly-influential In Search of Animal Chin video, Mountain filmed his footage in mismatched Air Jordan 1‘s, customized with paint markers and multi-colored laces for durability and uniqueness – a style reiterated in this current incarnation. Over 20 years later, here we find the Air Jordan 1 silhouette done up with premium black leather uppers, detailed respectively with red and blue accents. As each pair is worn away, the shoe becomes an individual statement – exactly as those radical Californian punks intended years ago. A video below gives Mountain’s take on the shoe, which releases online and at select Nike SB retailers on June 7.nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-4 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-5 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-6 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-1 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-2 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-3

Nike Free 10th Anniversary Genealogy of Free Black Pack

nike-free-10th-black-pack-2-630x419Nike continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Free sole technology with the release of a new “Genealogy of Free” Black Pack. The pack is a follow-up to the initial “Genealogy of Free” pack — which debuted a few weeks ago — and includes the Nike Free OG, Air Presto, Sock Racer and Free Run+ 2. In other words, it makes its way through the years of Nike Running, with some of the line’s best-loved sneakers making an appearance. All four sneakers are dressed in a tidy black colorway, with grey outsoles featuring the now-familiar black speckles. A beautiful all-round package — one which has aged incredibly well — the Black Pack will be available through select Nike retailers from April 22.nike-free-10th-black-pack-4-630x419 nike-free-10th-black-pack-3-630x419 nike-free-10th-black-pack-1-630x419

adidas Originals x BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKS Stan Smith

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You bored of Stan Smiths? Me neither so here’s another. adidas Originals have once again hooked up with cult Tokyo fashion label BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS to produce a limited edition of what is arguably one of their most legendary shoes – the Stan Smith. The special collaboration takes the timeless white silhouette and adds an artsy splatter-effect in the three primary colors, rounding it off with a red heel tag and striped blue insole.

Nike Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice”

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Paying tribute to Jerry Rice’s time in the NFL, Nike has created this Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice” edition.The shoe features a bold combination of white red and gold along with black accents, and a red and white Free 5.0 sole with gum rubber tread. Inside are printed insoles detailing the former NFL stars long list of accomplishments. Look for the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice” edition at Nike’s online store when it launches today, US only

adidas Originals Stan Smith “Lemon”

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Originals Stan Smith is one of the few silhouettes that can truly withstand the test of time. Just in time for summer, this new special edition “Lemon” version comes in a classic white canvas upper with sliced and whole lemons embroidered throughout—somewhat reminiscent of the OG Ice Cream footwear, which is interesting now that Pharrell is on board. Additionally, the sneaker features smooth full grain leather at the heel and tongue, citrus colored branding, and a tonal rubber outsole. The adidas Originals Stan Smith “Lemon” is now available online.

CNCPT Meets Johan Lindenberg

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Concept by Cruise recently grabbed an interview with Mr Johan Lindenberg of BLK-DNM, scan your peepers over the inverview below:

CNCPT – Hi Johan, pleasure to meet you. You’ve got an impressive CV in the fashion industry with most of us are familiar with your iconic J. Lindeberg line, but for those of us just discovering BLK DNM can you tell us a little bit about the label and how it all come about?

Johan – BLK DNM is a manifest of my entire career, there are pieces from my time at Diesel in the early 90′s, in jeans, leather jackets and also the way I packaged Diesel. J. Lindeberg was a lot of tailoring, which is now something that is very important at BLK DNM for women as well as men.
After leaving J. Lindeberg I worked on other things like with Justin Timberlake for a while on his brand and as his personal stylist, then I went through a separation after a long marriage in March 2010 and it was the hardest period of my life so far. I decided to used the energy of that change to create a new project and I wanted to make it something very personal. In this stage of my life, I felt a need to express myself in a deeper way, so while the name BLK DNM is more generic, I am more pure in my taste than ever. Somehow there’s just a constant flow of ideas inspired by things I feel deep inside myself.

What was your earliest experience of fashion and how did this shape/influence the way you design?

I grew up in the south of Sweden in a university town that was politically engaged. I remember the student protestors wearing denim and leather as a symbol of freedom, it is something that always stayed in my mind. I also like sharp shapes as it shows confidence and strength. I always went to Copenhagen for vintage shopping, that is where I found my first leather jacket that I adjusted the length of. My first girlfriend and my sister were also both designers. Every label strives to develop and progress, to capture and hold our interest.

What is your vision for the future of BLK DNM?

I want to build a brand with a voice, to build the BLK DNM culture through images and to work contrarian to certain industry standards, using streets as the runway.

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The creative process is well documented for being both cathartic and difficult. Which is it for you? Or is it a healthy mix of the two?

The creative process for me is freeing, it’s getting the pain out of my body. I go deep into my self to find what I really think, strip away the outside influences and try to go deep to really feel what I like and I don’t like.
The brand reflects the life I live. Our stores are as I like to live, BLK DNM is the most personal project I’ve done. I am using it as a vehicle to explore new levels of creativity. It is through BLK DNM that I found photography and I am also now working with film.

If you hadn’t found your way into the fashion industry, what else would you want to be doing?

Was there any other profession that appealed to you?
I just do what I like and follow what I feel intensely. In creating BLK DNM as such a personal expression I got really interested in film so maybe a director. But in the end, BLK DNM is who I am, I don’t see any borders of what to do. I can experiment and cross over in many different fields, I just want to create energy and inspire people.

What are your daily essentials that you wear/carry with you?

BLK DNM Jeans 25, leather jacket or blazer, silk scarf and I sleep with my Fuji X Pro 1 under my pillow.

Which city do you think expresses fashion in the best way?

I think it’s more personal but I like how you are free to be yourself in New York City as well as the energy downtown. And I’m always inspired by a chic Parisian twist.

What’s your personal soundtrack at the moment and does it affect the design process?

Thom Yorke, Thom Yorke, Thom Yorke. I just feel connected to his music like (the songs) True Love Waits, Exit Music For a Film and Street Spirit. I also listen a lot to Pearl Jam and I just think Black is such a beautiful song. Every morning to wake up my daughter, Blue, I play her Agnes Obel.

Buy BLK-DNM’s Spring Summer Collection HERE

Nike Football CTR 360 All-Black Boot

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I had to post this up, call me old skool but football boots should be black and I can remember the last time a new boot released and it followed the OG tradition. Nike Football says goodbye to one of their most beloved boot silhouettes with an all-black, limited-edition version. The idea behind the blacked-out CTR 360 was to turn “the lights out on the CTR 360,” in addition to the all-black colorways used when athletes wear-test new models. The boot’s textured upper helps provide a layer of depth while a hint of reflectivity in the laces finishes things off. Look for the limited- edition, individually numbered boot to hit nike.com in the coming days.