A$AP Rocky – L$D (LOVE x $EX x DREAMS)

26 May

This is one of the most visually pleasing videos we’ve seen in awhile, directed by Dexter Navy and co-directed by A$AP Rocky. Check it out below!

The TakeOver: Public School Designers at DKNY

5 May

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New York–based designers Maxwell Osborne and  Dao-Yi Chow of Public School have been appointed the new creative directors at DKNY. Their brand is nominated for two CFDA Awards this year which shows how promising this brand is, and evidence that the designers are better at innovating than at looking back. So we are certain they will bring us pure goodness while over at DKNY. 

Statement via Public School: “We both grew up in New York and DKNY has always been part of the landscape of this city in our formative years as designers and New Yorkers. It is one of the brands that helped change the game for us and for American fashion”

Their very first collection will be womenswear under the brand’s new leadership, and will be unveiled this September during New York Fashion Week. 

Designer Martin Margiela in The Artist Is Absent

30 Apr

A new documentary about our favorite Belgian couturier is now streaming online. Produced by YOOX Group and directed by filmmaker Alison Chernick, this documentary shows you the force that is Margiela. From the his believable deconstruction pieces in the 90’s to the body conscious boldness in the mid-00’s. Margiela shows you that anything is possible even if you try your hardest to be annoymous. Moving to Paris in 1984 to work as a design assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier, then following his calling by starting his own label in 1988. You have to start somewhere. Be inspired and check out the short film first-shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

The importance of OFF—White

3 Mar



The Off-White brand is way more important to culture in general for so many reasons. I say culture and not fashion or streetwear brand because Off-white has evolved into something way more than most would have expected it to. From the amazing craftsmanship, to the industrial feel that each piece presents it all comes together quite well. This year Abathingx.com will NOT focus on the “hype”, this year we will be driving the site based on originality and innovations that is lacking in most creative circles (fashion/music/art etc.). And what a better way start our 2015 (in March) than with Virgil Abloh and his Off–White production! 

Now there was a gaping hole in the fashion world that needed to be filled and with people like Virgil we will not have anything to worry about moving forward. From the ever-evolving classic oversized plaid flannels, to the masterful layering of pieces in this third collection Off-White has solidified its presence in culture. Moving forward we are hoping to see even cooler collections and more innovative waves of OFF-White. You can get a closer look at the newest Off-White collection below or at OFF—WHITE.com





Style: The versatility of the Timberland boot

30 Dec

3timbsThe versatility of the Timberland boot can be worn with various looks. All over the world people wear the simple silhouette shoe, that seems to never go out of style. For example you’ve seen celebrities including jay-z, Kanye west, and Rihanna wear timbs in similar but yet very different ways.

In other countries the timberland boot crossed over years ago. Check out a few street-style looks via over seas. From the classic wheat to black, the fashion forward individual always seems to make it work with there personality and style preference.

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Nike is Suing Three of its former Designers Who Left for Adidas

15 Dec

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 12.46.51 AMNike is suing three of its former employees for upwards of $10 million for allegedly stealing trade secrets when they jumped ship for rival sportswear brand Adidas. The Fashion Law reports that Marc Dolce (Nike’s former global design director), Mark Miner (Nike’s former senior global footwear designer), and Denis Dekovic (Nike’s former senior design director) are being sued for contract breaching , unfair competition, and violations of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. 

Not only are the former employees accused of leaking design secrets, but they also allegedly consulted with Adidas long before leaving Nike, in particular on Adidas’s new Brooklyn-based studio. (Nike says it’s just a rip-off of its own labs). Adidas is in hot water, too: Nike claims that the rival company knew of the contract breaching and promised the three employees that it would pay for legal coverage if Nike decided to go after them legally. via Hmmm I wonder if this have anything to do with Kanye West?

Concepts x Canada Goose Selkirk Parka

15 Dec

concepts-x-canada-goose-selkirk-parka-1jckRetailing $850 concepts-x-canada-goose-selkirk-parka-6 concepts-x-canada-goose-selkirk-parka-7