Fear of God designer, Jerry Lorenzo, returns with his 6thcollection; this time Lorenzo is joined by some heavy hitters. The likes of Nike and a lookbook composed of Models such as Jared Leto from the band, 30 seconds to mars, Maggie Maurer, Xavier Buestel and Aiden Andrews. The lookbook also features promising photographerPierre Toussaint.
The collection stays true to its roots sporting oversized and layered streetwear designs. Although this showcase shines brightly this cumulation feels different. It feels like Lorenzo is making a statement with this selection like he’s announcing he’s here to stay and also be a leader and global icon when it comes to streetwear fashion.
The use of natural tones and patterns give the Fear of God 6thcollection a rustic vibe. The item that represents the collection as a whole is the 1,495-canvas work jacket. The jacket is made up of heavy canvas in a rustic tan color but yet gives off western vibes. The jacket reminds you of an old fighter pilot jacket from WW2 but, yet Lorenzo makes it blend into today’s world of fashion. The jacket gives you the feeling of searching through your grandparent’s closest and finding the coolest things that may be so outdated but somehow when you wear them they fit right into today’s fashion scene.
The 6th collection sees its first collaboration with Nike. The Fear of God X Nike Skylon 2 is the first look into what Lorenzo has planned with Nike. The shoe is set to release sometime in October and sports a $395 price tag.
In conclusion, the 6th Fear of God collection is strong with some amazing pieces but yet feels lackluster and too trendy in my opinion.
Little is left to be understood within the sneaker culture, but outside laid a dark cloud over the sneaker community for point of view. Seeing eighty kids lined up outside of a sneaker store on a Saturday morning may come as a shock or seeing kids spends upwards of two thousand dollars for a pair of shoes it can lead to a little confusion. In the sneaker community, this is fueled by a passion for not only shoes but the street culture in general. Take a deeper look at sneaker culture and there’s more to it than sneakers; it includes music, art, fashion, photography, all rolled into one. That is street fashion culture or as many refer to them as sneakerheads.
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, Modern Notoriety teamed up with Adidas Originals to present “Through the Lens” it brought together photographers, fashion, and sneakerheads together to capture the city of Chicago through the lens of how they see fashion and photography. Modern Notoriety provided disposable cameras with Adidas branding and models posed throughout different locations of the city sporting a brand-new Adidas line set to launch this fall. There is no judgment on photography skills or fashion skills. Everyone came together to inspire one another, to connect and to make friends with other people who share the same passions, many trying to get the best shot from the same angel and gain experience. During the event Owner and Founder of Modern Notoriety, Oscar Castillo, could be heard saying on the microphone, “Shoot your shot”. As a reminder to the people in attendance if they had a camera in their hand to take as many pictures as they possibly can.
This experience was unique in its own right because the only promotion that was done for this event was via Instagram showing the real power that Modern Notoriety has with its followers. At times there were upwards of seventy photographers walking the streets of the West Loop neighborhood of Fulton Market. When the event was all said and done the people that attended got together and had a dance off; you could feel the happiness and the joy that everyone had just been around people with the same energy and passion as them. Shortly after the event and networking were over there was the opportunity to go on Instagram and see all the photos that people posted, even though a lot of people were shooting the same picture everyone came out with different photos and made each photo their own. It really shows the power of a single picture and all the different takeaways from one photo.
This event was followed by another “Through the Lens” event on Sunday, May 20th and it brought the street culture community together and displayed select pictures from the previous Adidas Originals event. With free tacos to old arcade games, it was truly a celebration of everyone’s hard work. It gave the chance to have thousands of people getting to view different individual’s work based off the idea of allowing a group of people the opportunity to take pictures at one event from a myriad of perspectives. In the end, it seemed everyone left feeling inspired and a hunger to shoot their shot.
Wow, after what felt like a yearlong January it seems like February is finally here! With February come kicks, kicks, kicks! A lot of heat coming from Jordan Brand. Just like the rest of the world, I am excited for the Jordan 3 black cement to finally get the Nike Air on the back-heel tab. I remember taking an L back in 2011, but my brother and friend, Alex, were lucky and able to cop a pair. Let’s hope I have better luck some now 7 years later, but we shall see; with that being said I wanted to share some of the shoes I am most excited about this February. Hopefully you guys are as excited as I am about this month and this year in the sneaker world.
This year is already off to a fast start and I can’t wait for what this year has in store for not only me but the people that view my blog on a regular basis. I would like to take a minute to kind of go over the things that I plan on doing with my blog this year.
The number one thing I can promise is more content!! I know I can go missing in action sometimes but this year I am committed to bringing you guys more content, more sneaker reviews, and more life stories. This leads me to my second promise regarding more life stories, which will allow me to give you more of an insight into my daily life and the journey to becoming a successful blogger. I am not here to talk about success but to share issues that I feel everyone is facing in some way and sharing my perspective on those issues. I believe that people are more interested in the grind and the battle to become successful rather than flaunting success after the fact.
The third promise I plan to do this year is to give up and coming artists a platform to display their talents; from local musicians, photographers, fashion influences, and anyone that is doing cool stuff that should have a platform. I am here to shine a spotlight on anything creative and on people that are doing amazing things around the world. So if you know of anyone who could use this platform please feel free to email me and we can network. I want everyone to be successful in whatever they are doing and however they define success. I want to thank anyone and everyone that has ever read an article or clicked on my link. I appreciate it very much and it means the world to me, so thank you!
Wow, 2017 came and went so fast! This year has been so amazing and has brought about so many new opportunities and challenges but overall I have been blessed and can’t wait to drop new and better content in 2018. With that being said, 2017 was a huge year for sneakers and street culture in general. So many people are into sneakers and street fashion now that it only brings new and fun designs for us as consumers. Adidas has stayed on fire with the Yezzy line and the Human Race, along with some dope collaborations from the EQT line as well as the Boost lineup. Nike/Jordan reminded us that they refuse to be second tier to any brand and will remain king for years to come with drops like, the Kaws 4, the Jordan 1 Royal and of course, what may be the best collaboration of the year, the Nike X Off White 10 collection. With so much heat I decided to wrap up the year by giving you guys a look at my top 10 sneakers of 2017.
The Jordan 1 Shadow isn’t set to release until 2018 but on October 28th we get a little tease with the Air Jordan 1 x Aleali May. This satin like shadow colorway sports a corduroy paneling and chenille swooshes, which differs from the satin bred and royal colorways. This dope collaboration is set to release October 28th in men and youth sizes at Nike.com and select Jordan brand retailers.
Happy Fall everyone! Fall is my favorite season of all 4. The looks and the shoes releasing this fall is seriously something to get excited about and the release I am most excited about is the winter NMD human race and the fall/winter Adidas Yeezy release. Take a look down below to see the upcoming releases from Adidas.