Having previously collaborated with Mulo, Hentsch Man has invited Castañer into the mix for a collaborative footwear offering. Featuring an offering of handmade espadrilles, the shoes feature a variety of eye-catching prints perfect for a summer spent on the beach. You can check out the full collection and shop at Hentsch Man.
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Let your allegiance to the Big Apple be known to all visitors upon entering your humble abode with Opening Ceremony’s exclusive New York Rug from Japan’s SECOND LAB. Made in Japan from a durable mix of materials, the two-tone black and white rug measures 18 inches long by 28 inches wide. Though famously established in New York, Opening Ceremony also aimed to represent its global outposts with other pieces in the collection. Grab your New York, Los Angeles, London or Tokyo rugs here for $ 170 USD a pop.
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Prada Driving Shoes are crafted with attention to every detail, and hand-stitched using the most intricate techniques. A single expert shoemaker carries out the 200 steps of the process, assuring a lasting, superior quality and excellent product. In addition to Saffiano leather and calf suede, Prada uses fine ostrich and crocodile skins which add to the sophistication and exclusive nature of the shoes.
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Nas recently took stage at Coachella 2014 in homage of his timeless debut LP, Illmatic. Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, the performance was joined by former rival Jay Z alongside Diddy who contributed to iconic cuts like “Dead Presidents,” “Made You Look” and “Hate Me Now.” Following the show, HYPETRAK sat down with Nasty Nas to chat about the Time is Ilmmatic documentary which will make its debut at this year’s Tribecca Festival, how certain elements of hip-hop continue to be underrepresented, and the new sneaker boutique he’s opening, 12AM RUN. Furthermore, the Queens rapper lets us in on his favorite sneakers, suggesting that the store will stock a myriad of classics that mirror his own personal collection. Read an insert from the interview here and head to HYPETRAK for the full article.
In the trailer for Time is Illmatic, Illmatic came from the days of ‘Wildstyle.’ Do you feel certain elements of the hip-hop culture (graffiti, breakdance, etc) are underrepresented in today’s culture?
I felt that it was underrepresented back then and today’s culture as well, so that’s why I really wanted to put a light on it in my music and in that first album. So yeah, it’s definitely a forgotten art right now but back then it wasn’t even really long since Wildstyle came out when I put out Illmatic. It was like those eras were like worlds apart to most people.
You recently performed with Q-Tip (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) and Jay Z (here in Coachella). Is a joint tour a possibility?
(Laughs) At this moment, we just celebrating the 20 years and it makes me think about all those guys like A Tribe Called Quest came before me. I think this is 20 years for OutKast too, and you know, artists like Snoop has more than 20 years, you know? So it just makes me think about all of us guys in that class, and Jay and everybody, and it makes me feel joyous about this whole thing that we’re around and getting on stage. So I’m just happy to get on stage with any of those guys from my class, you know?
There’s a new sneaker boutique you’re opening up in Las Vegas called 12AM RUN, what’s the process behind that and what made you decide on doing a sneaker shop?
I mean that was an easy one, since I was a kid I used to go to the street in Long Island City and go shop there. It went from me wanting to have a closet that looked like a sneaker store, I’ve done that a long time ago, so the next step would be a sneaker store, you know? And that’s how I look at life, I like food so there may be a restaurant coming one day. You know, it’s things like that that I’m supposed to be doing, so it’s just about life and culture, and fashion and lifestyle.
Can we expect some of your personal favorite sneakers to be available in the shop?
Oh yeah, like the Air Max 87, whew man… Of course Jordans, almost all of the Jordans are my favorite. And you know everything new that’s happening. I used to wear Ellesse, Saucony, I used to wear a lot of different brands out there so yeah, I wanna bring my favorites in there.
The latest and greatest from Nike’s striding subsidiary is now available in a loud new colorway, exclusively for the ladies. With the appearance of a multicolored sock, but the comfort of a modern performer, the Nike WMNS Free Flyknit 4.0 “Bright Crimson” offers a colorful running shoe for the upcoming outdoor months. This fiery style code features a bright crimson tone on the medial side, tongue and toe box, with raspberry red intertwined on the lateral panels. White contributes contrast on the Swooshes and midsole to clean up this WMNS Free Flyknit 4.0, which is available now at SNS.
Nike WMNS Free Flyknit 4.0 “Bright Crimson”
Bright Crimson/White/Raspberry Red
Price: $ 150
Amsterdam based brand Filling Pieces do exactly what their name intends- fill a gap in the footwear market between street and haute couture, with minimal design and impeccable detailing through high quality product. Their Spring/Summer 2014 collection takes inspiration from texture within the natural world, with these original silhouette Mid Sneakers refreshed with a python embossed premium leather upper in desert monochrome, alongside distinctive Filling Pieces detail such as the padded tongue and heels embossed with the brand logo, alongside metal eyelets, leather lining and vulcanized outsoles. Handmade in Portugal, Filling Pieces also filled a gap, securing themselves alongside other modern design classics.
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