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.
ASICS delivers a modern look for the classic Gel-Kayano Trainer with this sleek appearance in black, blue and red. The 1993 edition of the Kayano gets updated with today’s style, featuring a dark upper in black and blue, then accented with red, light blue and a white midsole. If you’re feeling this latest look for the Kayano, pick them up now at select ASICS retailers, like Oneness.
Founded in 2012 by a collective of Japanese street artists who go by the name of Dettok, D.TT.K transitions into the winter season with another striking range. Building on a fusion of streetwear and sportswear influences, the collection looks to colorful prints and a blend of fabrics in its repertoire. Some outfits conjure up styling seen in motocross apparel while others take a nod at ’90s rave culture — think slim-cut jeans and retro graphic sweaters. Lightweight anoraks provide options for the unpredictable weather, while denim jackets are a timeless staple, synonymous to masculinity. Check out the lookbook here and follow D.TT.K on Instagram for more on the fledgling label.