Maison Margiela Drops Its Take on the Air Force 1

While Maison Margiela‘s most popular sneaker is an homage to an adidas classic, the label is taking on an icon from a different brand for its latest silhouette. Dubbed the Sub Low, John Galliano and company’s newest footwear design is a clear take on the low-top Air Force 1. A minimalist nod to the OG, the Swoosh-free upper comes swathed in premium leather and even comes built atop a chunky rubber sole that’s inspired by the AF1’s air-cushioned original.

Available in monochromatic beige and white colorways, the Sub Low is available now from END. for $575 USD per pair.

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KAPITAL Unveils Mountaineering Inspired Collection for 2017 Fall/Winter

Japanese brand KAPITAL has returned with its 2017 fall/winter collection, this time channeling mountaineering and Europe’s alpine traditions. The brand fuses this inspiration with other influences, such as traditional Japanese clothing and American workwear to create a collection that crosses boundaries and blurs the lines between styles.

KAPITAL’s latest range includes some key outerwear pieces, including heavy duty parkas and a combination of ski jacket and kimono, which makes it perfect for the colder months. Other key features of this collection include the use of patchwork techniques and the prominence of patterned materials. The collection isn’t on sale yet, but it’ll be available in retailers such as Haven soon.

If you want to see more from KAPITAL, check out Haven’s recent “Seemed Good at the Time” editorial, which features some key pieces from the brand.

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Album Stream: Quentin Miller ‘Falco’

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He may have been thrust into the spotlight — and in the middle of Drake and Meek Mill’s beef — as Drake’s ghostwriter, but over the last couple of years Quentin Miller has built up a catalog that sets him apart as his own artist. After warming us up with projects like Gunmetal Grey and the Shredded Metal EP, the Atlanta rapper swoops down with his new album Falco. Named after the supposedly prosthetic-legged Star Fox character Falco Lombardi (Quentin lost one of his legs in a car accident last year), Miller’s long-awaited LP clocks in at nine songs and boasts appearances from Pusha T, Hit-Boy, Strap and frequent collaborator CJ Francis IV.

Stream below…

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Related: New Music: Half-A-Mil (Dom Kennedy & Hit-Boy) Feat. Quentin Miller “In the Hills”


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Parisian Collective Faith Connexion Returns With Genre Defying 2018 Spring/Summer Collection

Over the past few years, French label Faith Connexion has been making waves for the mix of influences and styles it is able to present in one collection. The brand’s 2018 spring/summer offering is no different, with reworked tailoring sitting next to grunge-inspired leather jackets. The brand, formed of a collective of designers and led by former Balmain creative director Christophe Decarnin, has brought these disparate influences into one collection, which means it can often appear confusing altogether but is full of pieces that show the Parisian brand’s punk spirit and blurring of gender lines. The 2018 line also saw the brand continue its work with Kappa and K-Way, as well as working with experimental artist Austin Blaisdell and designer Stefan Cooke.

With its 2018 spring/summer collection not dropping for a while, check out Faith Connexion’s 2017 fall/winter offering.

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Kiko Kostadinov Mixes Tailoring With Industrial Influences for Mackintosh 0002

For his second ready-to-wear Mackintosh collection, designer Kiko Kostadinov took inspiration from a 1985 installation by Italian artist Mario Merz. The installation, titled “Igloo, Do We Go Around Houses, or Do Houses Go Around Us?” was made mostly of slate, steel and broken glass, materials which all play a role in Mackintosh 0002, the collection Kostadinov displayed at this season’s Paris Fashion Week. These materials are also evident in the collection’s color palette, with translucent fabrics layered over scarlet and ice-cool teal, as well as stone, charcoal and pebble grey.

A key theme of the collection is Kostadinov’s continuing interest in the idea of the uniform, with reworked tailoring and exaggerated silhouettes both featured. Another focus is on the use of unexpected materials, with Loro Piana 3-Layer storm system wool and Nikke gabardine wool used alongside Mackintosh’s traditional rubberized techniques. The 2018 spring/summer collection also sees Kostadinov introduce accessories to his Mackintosh line, with rubber bags made by repurposing traditional Mackintosh outerwear and fastened with industrial snaps.

Check out Kiko Kostadinov’s full Mackintosh 0002 collection above, and make sure you’re up to date on all of our Paris Fashion Week coverage.

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Nike Gives the Sock Dart SE a Knit Upgrade in Time for Summer

Nike has unveiled an updated Sock Dart SE for summer. The big change from previous versions of the silhouette is the introduction of a new breathable knit upper. The sneaker will be available in three colorways, grey, white or orange, with each also featuring contrast speckling in the knit. Other sock dart features from earlier versions will remain, with the translucent strap still being the standout detail of the silhouette and each colorway coming atop a white midsole.

The latest iteration of the Nike Sock Dart SE is available now from retailers including Premier, and each pair will set you back $140 USD.

As well as the knit update, Nike has also recently released a version of the Sock Dart that features a nylon upper.

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