Posts Tagged ‘Creative’

Kanye West’s Unreleased Clothing Line Pastelle Sheds Light on Creative Process

The creative output of Kanye West ranks among the most talked about subjects in pop culture over the last decade and a half. From music to sneakers, West’s work has seen critical and commercial success with interviewers wondering just how he does so much or maybe even more so who does what and what’s his role in making it all happen.

An open and curious collaborator, West has been known to build in bulk ala Michael Jackson, cutting down each album or in some cases collection to the point of perfection. Just as Dangerous scrapped an LL Cool J feature, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy trimmed muscle for the sake of a lean, compact classic. It would appear his approach to clothing is the same.

So, in an analogy, for every “All of the Lights” there’s a “Momma’s Boyfriend,” and for every Yeezy Season there’s a Pastelle. The clothing line that never was and the clothing line that currently is mirror that of the two suggested songs: one a smash hit posse cut pulling from all the biggest names in music past and present, the other an emotional tribute unarchiving the references of Billy Joel and Mobb Deep with the help of DJ Premier, Q-Tip and Soulja Boy but never released for consumption.

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A new piece by Karizza Sanchez of Complex details the mysterious, coveted and unlaunched collection from Kanye known as Pastelle – or Past Tell Museum – brought back into conversations years ago with rumors of an Ian Connor bring back but still shelved serving as fashion’s Detox.

In the piece, Kanye’s Dream Team of collaborators and consultants ranging from Kim Jones to KAWS are profiled in regards to their work in the Pastelle pyramid with the likes of Taz Arnold and Ben Baller offering insight on what happened in the production process and why the line ultimately never happened.

Perhaps most interesting to sneakerheads is how the structure of Pastelle – or in some cases lack thereof – laid the blueprint for YEEZY Season as we know it. Of other curiosity is how many of the samples produced for Pastelle now prove ahead of their time and ahead of market, adding weight to Kanye’s claim of presenting the leather jogger to FENDI years before En Noir made it happen or drawing full-length Air Nike shoes as a kid in the ’80s.

Will Pastelle ever happen? Was Kanye on the cusp of merging streetwear, sportswear and vintage 10 years before modern times and five years before he truly hit his retail stride? The answer to the first question remains unknown, but every answer to the latter lives in this piece here.

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Creative Recreation Zerilli Shoes Barney’s Exclusive


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A vibrant shoe collection is being unveiled by Creative Recreation this Holiday 2011. The ‘Zerilli’s’ are being released exclusively to Barneys this year with a unique and classic wingtip design. Taking traditional footwear styles and adding a hybrid look with genuine Horween leather, bold colour palettes and studs. Offering three distinct looks, two are low cut varieties while the green style has a classic Chelsea boot upper.

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Video: Creative Recreation Spring 2012 Campaign


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Creative Recreation has just debuted this great campaign video showcasing their Spring 2012 collection. Stemming from Creative Recreation’s Spring 2012 Palm Springs inspiration, the video follows a man and his quest for inspiration in & around Palm Springs. It’s a great video, loaded with the kind of refined California-cool that Creative Recreation has become known for with each & every collection they release.

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Creative Recreation Defeo


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Los Angeles brand, Creative Recreation releases their very unique sneakers called the Defeo. Offered in three midsole colorways, the shoe mixes together the sneaker silhouette with the design of a wingtip brogue shoe on the toe cap and heel. Creatively different, the Defeo is a great option to wear during Summer days and can easily transition as footwear for evening get-togethers. The Dafeo sneaker from Creative Recreation is available through participating retailers and Zappos.

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Creative Recreation Debut Redefined Solano


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L.A. based footwear enthusiasts Creative Recreation debuted their redefined Spring 2012 Solano sneaker today, expressing a more sleek look than we are use too. Constructed using quilted silk, each pair of high tops gleams as the sun penetrates their sleek exterior, conveying a clean-cut, polished look absent of most lifestyle sneakers.

We have all experienced the problem of a pair of shoes looking too bulky for a slim legged pant, or vice versa, but the Solano offers a solution to this predicament. By unfastening the zipper located around the neck of the shoe, the Solano transforms from a fitted high top, to a sneaker that accommodates a baggy cuff, giving these kicks two thumbs up in the versatility department.

Additionally featuring premium leather uppers, a rubber sole, and tasteful detailing, Creative Recreation’s newly fashioned Solano are a steal at 100USD.

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Creative Sound Blaster Roar Portable Wireless Speaker

If you’re intending to spend the upcoming holiday season catching up with your loved ones, Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar is the pick as the perfect gadget to hitch along the ride with you. Perfect for both cozy and larger areas, it connects easily via NFC and allows you to blast off your favorite Spotify playlists wirelessly through Bluetooth as the Roar delivers a powerful, space-filling sound through its five-driver speaker design with an integrated subwoofer.

With its versatile Bluetooth connectivity options, the Roar encourages you and your friends to be spontaneous and take on the role of DJ by connecting your devices to the speaker wirelessly at anytime. The speaker not only packs a rechargeable battery that’s easily rechargeable via micro USB, it also features an integrated MP3 player, and doubles up as a battery bank to conveniently charge mobile devices. Whether you’ll be hanging out on a yacht party, or an intimate dinner at your winter cabin, the Roar is powerful enough to host a party, but portable enough to carry without weighing you down.

Head over to Creative now to find out more details and to purchase this masterpiece of audio innovation at a holiday special of $ 129 USD.


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Creative Recreation Spring 2014 Footwear Lookbook


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Footwear label Creative Recreation has released six new silhouettes in this lookbook for Spring 2014. The new designs are decidedly luxurious, with premium materials like suede, leather and pony hair making various appearances. Though relatively monochromatic, a few pairs stand out with geometric and animal prints that add come pop to the offering. Along with the photospread below, there’s also a video for your to check out. Enjoy.

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