Blood Brother’s AW14 collection is its most luxurious so far – the signature butter soft leather pieces are combined to suede details, offering striking contrasts of matt and shiny. The seamless long lined bomber stands out as the ultimate sports luxe must-have with its beautiful finish. Soft alpaca jumpers are available in the collection’s dominant tons of black and red, while the selvedge denim is made from 13oz Japanese Kuroki. The injection of Kevlar gives the designs an innovative techy feel, which contrasts with other organic materials – the pony hair jacket is one of this season’s hero pieces.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton teams up with FIFA for the second time to design a trophy case for this year’s tournament. The case opens from the front and at the top to allow the trophy to be easily removed. Following the final game on July 13, both the trophy and case will be delivered to the captain of the winning game.
Combining style and performance, adidas has unveiled its brand new Pure Boost silhouette. Pure is the first shoe with an entire Boost cushioning midsole, providing maximum energy return and comfort in a simple design. Top designers from adidas Sport Performance, Y-3 and Originals combined their expertise to create a stylish, lightweight, comfortable shoe that can be worn with anything in the closet. Pure Boost features a breathable four-way stretch seamless upper and no sock liner to enhance the feeling of standing directly on Boost cushioning. The TIRRENINA suede heel, a sustainable luxury fiber that is made without any solvents during the manufacturing process, adds a fashion element and keeps your foot in place without restricting movement. Launch colorways include black, solar blue, tech grey, and infrared, with additional colorways and prints becoming available this summer. The adidas Pure Boost will be available at adidas beginning May 14
Adding to the list of collaborations for this year’s re-release of the Stan Smith, adidas Consortium has teamed up with Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro to give the Stan Smith a fun makeover with this “PLAY” pack release. Expressing his fascination with spacial relationships — a familiar theme for the designer — Fujishiro has added colored string to the classic silhouette to give a new look to the perforated Three Stripes. The rest of the shoe is kept clean and simple in all white leather, which serves as a great backdrop for the playful string designs. Look for the Stan Smith “PLAY” pack at No.6 London, No.42 Paris and No.74 Berlin stores and select adidas Consortium partners.