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THE END IS HERE.

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December 16, 2012 at 12:02

ON THE TWELTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS…

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On the twelfth day of Christmas,
your true love sent to you

More info coming soon.

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December 14, 2012 at 13:41

ACAPULCO GOLD: FALL/WINTER’12 IN-STORE NOW

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Acapulco Gold is back. The new collection once again differentiates itself from other brands by their brilliant use of very subtly being very wrong. Think teddy bears armed with baseball bats, mixing and matching different gang colors and more. In-store now at CONCRETE.

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December 2, 2012 at 13:44

THE HUNDREDS: WINTER COLLECTION IN-STORE NOW

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The brand new, beastly collection by the Hundreds is in-store now at CONCRETE.

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November 4, 2012 at 12:39

NIKE x LIBERTY: WMNS “WEDGE” DUNK SKY HI

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Nike & Liberty combine to present the Nike Dunk Sky High Sport high top remixed with the black Lotus Jazz Liberty print.

The 1980s classic has been redesigned and fitted with a concealed wedge platform, adding a fashion forward twist to this comfortably fitting, iconic style.

Available now at CONCRETE.

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November 4, 2012 at 12:00

WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK: LUST NEVER SLEEPS

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Lust never sleeps. The title Walter Van Beirendonck gave his new show acknowledged the durability of our baser instincts. The clothes he made to accompany that acknowledgement won’t be matched on any other catwalk this season. Their combination of cartoonish joie de vivre and deeply sinister subtext was unsettling, a reaction that WVB has effortlessly courted throughout his career, as anyone who had the pleasure of seeing his recent career retrospective in Antwerp will know.

The collection was based around a literal face-off between masks: the kind that warriors in Papua, New Guinea, or voodoo high priests in the Caribbean paint on, and the leather kind that Western fetishists wear in big-city sex clubs. Van Beirendonck’s standard cast of African models wore these masks, most of them in an Elastoplast pink that was like a parody of Caucasian skin. He insisted that was simply because he liked the contrast, but the effect was profoundly disturbing.

And maybe it’s just because Van Beirendonck makes you think such thoughts, but it was hard to resist the idea that his sleekly civilized tailored suits were also a mask for a whole repertoire of beastly impulses. Lust never sleeps, remember. The designer certainly was full-on with his fetish references—not just the masks, but full-body leather waders, fluffy mohairs, and pointy little details such as the black rubber padlock around one model’s neck or the tiny tufts of fur that defined the fingernails on a candy-colored leather body glove. One set of waders, in leaf green leather, was worn over a jacket, shirt, and bow tie that matched. This outfit seemed particularly worthy of a psycho/sociological fashion analysis for the way in which propriety was restrained. The fact that it was all in cartoony colors hardly diminished its force. In fact, it simply highlighted the fact that the collection was a natural heir to Vivienne Westwood’s SEX shop or Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, two other instances of cartoon antics masking a lethal assault on the everyday. Stepping outside the Espace Commines into a drizzly Saturday morning, it was instantly, sadly obvious that the everyday will never, ever know what had hit it.

Collection available now at CONCRETE.

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November 2, 2012 at 11:55

ADIDAS SLVR (WOMENS) IN-STORE NOW

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The Fall/Winter 2012 collection for adidas SLVR is here, further cementing SLVR’s own unique identity as more than just another brand extension. The German expressionist science-fiction film Metropolis served as the basis for the collection’s sleek, and slightly futuristic underpinnings. Under the creative direction of Dirk Schönberger, SLVR serves as adidas’s edgier, but functional athletic-inspired line – evident in pieces like these long trench coats, motorcycle jackets, slim jumpers, clean cardigans, and carefully tailored button-ups. The lookbook was shot by Willy Vanderperre, and features models Carlos Peters and Yannick Mantele.

Available now at CONCRETE.

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October 26, 2012 at 12:56

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