After their first successful event last year in Berlin, Sneakerness – the biggest sneaker convention besides Crepe City – returned last weekend to the capital city of Germany. This time it took part at the STATION Berlin, a prominent venue because of fashion week which is twice every year. It’s obvious that you can buy a lot of sneakers, limited apparel and accessories in every price range but there were also a lot of specials. For instance you could clean up your dirty shoes at the Crep Protect or Sneaker Cleaner booth. On the other side you could take care for yourself and relax at the Overkill x Reebok booth where you could grab some free drinks and get a massage which was the jackpot of the coconut-crap-game.
The guys of the Identify Tattoo Studio, Hilversum Netherlands, had some cool designs of sneaker tattoos. Hikmet Sugoer, former owner of Solebox, had also his own booth with some clothes of his latest brand ‚Sonra‘. He even did a raffle for his Sonra Proto Pumpkin – of course every pair was sold. Buns & Sons took care of the guests physical well-being and offered their tasty Pulled Pork-Burgers which matched perfect with the Paulaner Spezi!
Thank you for all passin‘ by and the Sneakerness crew for the perfect organisation!
It can often be pretty difficult for a fashion brand to consistently blend its origins with its most recent releases. The fact of the matter is that market for high end streetwear almost requires a near constant evolution. (mehr …)
It turns out that adidas knows how to crush the shoe game with something other than Primeknit. The company’s motto, for as long as most of us can remember, has been to bring successes from the past and give them some modern inspiration. The Climacool 02.17 does that and then some.
The Three Stripes brand has hit so many homeruns with their NMD releases that it’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t take advantage of this trend. The Swift Run model, the budget-friendly alternative, is a fine example of the brand’s singular focus.
Despite the current adidas wave, there’s a reason why you still spot so much Swoosh around you. From the Air Force 1’s of NYC to the very popular Air Max pairs on the streets of London, Nike is a cultural fixture. What’s more, you can grab your own piece of the iconic brand right now at our Nike section.
Sure, that check looks good on all of the brand’s new products. But, we’ve got some great oldies as well. The Classic Cortez is brought back to original life in all of its understated glory, while the Air Presto sticks to its barely there motif. If you’re looking for updated versions of your favorites, you can choose from plenty of options, including Flyknit Air Force 1’s.
Nike Sportswear makes sure you’re suited for whatever weather conditions await you as well. From the modern NSW outerwear pieces to tanks and performance shorts, the Swoosh has you covered both on the streets and on the track. Whether it’s performance or partying, you can rest easy.
At its core, Nike maintains a quality that any successful apparel brand claims: an ability to continuously blend past with present. What sold then will always inform what sells now. So, whether you’re in need of the latest and greatest in compression gear or are just looking for the iconic “box logo,” Nike catalogue simply speaks for itself.
The StreetstyleCon, located in Dortmund, opened their doors once again for about 30.000 people and we are proud of being a part of the event this year. We had our own booth with the hottest brands of the streetwear-culture like adidas Originals, Nike, Carhartt WIP, Stüssy, PINQPONQ, and so on. Next to us there was a large area with private sneaker sellers where you could satisfy your needs or share your passion. But there were also a lot of more highlights. You could watch some fashion and dance shows or a live performance of the ‚Harlem Globetrotters‘, hang out in the relaxing zone or play some video games in the gaming area. It was a very great weekend and we looking forward to the event next year.
You can find all shots of the StreetstyleCon here.
Again a big thank you to all our visitors and of course to the team of the StreetstyleCon – see you next year!
For the Release of Illa J’s new album „Home“, inflammable teamed up with the artist and his label Jakarta Records as well as mutual Detroit original Carhartt WIP to create a limited run of t-shirts. The Carhartt Work in Progress T-Shirt made of 100% cotton jersey comes in both grey and white and features the original „Home“ Artwork by Robert Winter screen printed on the high quality garments. To complete the package, each one of the 100 T-Shirts comes in a special cotton bag, including stickers, a poster and polaroids Robert Winter took during his last visit in Detroit.
A few days ago the latest Jakarta Records signing, Illa J, younger brother to Hip-Hop Legend J Dilla, dropped the first visuals for his new album „Home“. For the title track’s video, the Jakarta team accompanied by artist Robert Winter and his lichthof crew flew out to Detroit to visit Illa’s old neighborhood and home. No better spot to capture this familiar home vibe, as John Yancey states himself:
„Bugged out that this is my first ever single being released without any rapping in the entire song..Been wanting to do this for so long. As always, Calvin kills it on the production. And to put the icing on the cake, the house I’m sitting in front of on the video is actually the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. It’s home in the most literal sense as I’m surrounded by family, my nieces and cousins. Also in a way showing how I’m the man of my family now since my dad and my brother are gone physically, I represent them both.“
Illa J takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME following his self titled LP, Illa J sometimes known as “John Regal” (born October 13,1986 in Detroit, Michigan) is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, multi instrumentalist. He takes us on a trip to his hometown Detroit with his third solo album HOME. His last LP successfully took Illa J out of his brother and hiphop legend J Dilla‘s shadow to show he is in his own lane. Yet, Yancey still felt as though he was in a box labeled rapper. Teaming up with producer Calvin Valentine, who entirely produced the album, HOME is Illa J‘s first album to properly showcase the full extent of his vocal range to put him in the singer-songwriter conversation. The listener can feel the soulfulness of this LP through Illa J‘s singing and Valentines‘ smooth production.
On „Sam Cook“ which is an ode to Illa J‘s father who ghostwrote for Motown, Yancey dives into his falsetto that is reminiscent of D‘Angelo, Bilal and Al Green. While keeping his focus on singing. Illa J sprinkles the album with rap verses. On „7Mile“ his vocals smoothly float over the more raw/alternative cut laid by Valentine. The album title track „Home“ completes his album and solidifies Illa J‘s artistry as a well rounded singer who can rap.
Watch out for the Album releasing on June 30th via Jakarta Records. Pre-Order here!
A day later we’re celebrating the „Home“ release in the Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg together with Illa J himself. Presented by Carhartt WIP, Jakarta Records and yours truly. Get your tickets here!
In 1 1/2 Wochen ist es wieder soweit: DERBY TIME! Was viele (immer) noch nicht wissen: Mit dem Maifeld Derby hat unsere Region (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis) eines der best-selektiertesten Musikfestivals der Nation am Start. Das bestätigte letztes Jahr auch schon der Musikexpress. Obwohl das Derby längst kein Geheimtipp mehr ist, bleibt sein familiärer Charme und Indipendent Charakter Jahr für Jahr erhalten. Auch für das verflixte 7. Jahr wurde wieder ein überzeugender Mix aus Indie, Rock, Elektro, Singer, Songwriter zusammen gestellt. Aber wer braucht schon Genres. Mit Bilderbuch, Metronomy, Slowdive, American Football, Sohn u.v.m. (komplettes Line-Up unten) ist für jeden etwas dabei. Wir freuen uns wie jedes Jahr tierisch!
For part two of Carhartt’s latest editorial, featuring L.A.-based producer Knxwledge, the shadowy streets of his current hometown are swapped out for vibrant yellow and blue backdrops. This is the other side of Los Angeles: bright lights, bold colours.
It is something that Knxwledge is having to increasingly get used to. Since featuring as a producer on Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking To Pimp A Butterfly album, the spotlight on this prodigious producer has intensified. However, throughout it all, he has maintained his signature low-key style – while his beats are complexly layered with elastic soulful samples and smooth piano loops, the man himself remains decidedly understated.