Brooklyn-based Rocksmith unveils its latest capsule due for release this fall. Urban style meets a outdoors-inspired motif and approach to functionality in this collection, whose highlight items include the brand’s signature photo-printed jogger pants, distressed denim, anoraks, pullovers, Tees and staple headwear pieces. Of particular mention is Rocksmith’s use of a custom geometric camo pattern accented with safety orange while desaturated blues combined with stony shades of grey round out the other side of the capsule’s palette. Look for the collection now through select dealers and online through the brand website.
Nike Sportswear continues the preparation for the wetter fall months with another edition of the Air Max Lunar 90 WR, the Lunar equipped update to the Air Max 90 with a water resistant upper. In a fittingly ACG-esque color palette, this pair receives a grey-based upper with accents in black, red, orange and volt. Be on the look out for them here in the States soon, or pick them up now via mita of Japan.
Munich-based start-up company UNU Motors has unveiled an electric scooter that is powered by a Panasonic lithium-ion battery unit and can be charged from any electrical outlet. Headed by Atahi Elias and Pascal Blum, the UNU takes design cues from the timeless gasoline-powered Vespa, however its integrated F1 technology, specifically the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), sets it apart from any scooter currently in the market and is the secret behind its whopping range. With a top speed of 45 km/h (approximately 28 mph) and weighing in at a mere 58 kg, this scooter is clearly designed for whizzing around the city. Furthermore, the UNU Electric Scooter’s price point of €1,699 EUR (approximately $ 2,230 USD) makes for an even more enticing option for urban commuters to consider. For more information on the UNU, head over to UNU Motors site.
Three pattern Friday.
After making its way to retail in R/R (“Rest and Recovery”) fashion earlier this summer, Nike SB’s mid-top take on Eric Koston’s OG Swoosh-emblazoned signature has returned for Fall 2014. This time around the kicks ditch the bells and whistle’s of the R/R, eschewing breathable mesh and a branded midfoot strap in favor of a look that channels the aesthetic of the original. Seen here in black and white with a TPU-reinforced suede upper, padded collar, cup sole construction, and drop-in Lunarlon cushioning, the Nike SB Eric Koston Mid is now available from SB retailers like Premier for $ 90 USD.
For Issue 5 of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, the young, yet revered imprint tapped Beyoncé for its latest cover story. Shot by Pierre Debusschere with guest creative direction coming from Riccardo Tisci, the double-sided cover image sees Queen B wearing an all-over floral cape from Yohji Yamamoto with a Yeezus-esque mask on one side. The rest of the spread includes styles from COMME des GARCONS, PRADA, Nike and a Chanel surfboard(t). Furthermore, in lieu of a cover story, Beyoncé wrote an introspective poem, which was then “remixed” by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Forrest Gander.
Beyoncé’s spread can be seen in its entirety over at CR Fashion Book‘s Tumblr.