Recently hired as a cultural consultant for the rising Washington Wizards, Wale is hoping to rebrand the budding sports franchise as it begins to move from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to the top. In a recent conversation with ESPN the Magazine, the D.C. native mentioned he hoping to recruit Kanye West as a designer for the team’s new uniform initiative.
I want to be a shot in the arm to D.C. basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms. I want to see the phone booth rocking every time I come here. I want to create the “Lake Show,” create what the Bulls had. I want to take the personality of our stars — John, Otto, Marcin — and create what Kemp and Payton had, what LeBron and D-Wade had. That’s the vibe I want.
Read the rest of Wale’s piece here, and let us know if you think this collaboration will come to life below.
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Just in are the NBA Legends : Run TMC Stance socks, a Fitted Hawaii strapback, and some Mitchell & Ness batting practice jerseys.
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This lace up derby shoes from Lanvin oozes elegance. Featuring a premium calf skin upper with a subtle cap toe and tonal stitching and rounded laces the design is completed with a painted front welt and sitting atop a commando inspired rubber and leather sole. Available now from Tres Bien.
‘Autumn Monks’ is the theme of Nike’s fifth collaborative Gyakusou season with Jun Takahashi’s Undercover label. The collection draws inspiration from the Japanese wilderness surrounding the Togakushi Shrine in Nagano which was once the training ground for ninjas who practised their arts amongst the forest’s mystical cedar trees. The forthcoming season offers a complete sweep of men’s and women’s running gear bedecked in a mix of ‘traditional Japanese hues’ and-leaf pattern yardage prints. The ‘Autumn Monks’ Gyakusou collection will be available from October 13 across selected Nike stockists.
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Converse and Missoni unite once again for a limited edition series of Pro Leather andAuckland Racers that will be available exclusively at colette. Each pair is unique and covered with the famous, colorful, iconic Missoni knit fabric. The launch takes place Friday, September 28 at colette Paris.
As part of its Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, A Bathing Ape has teamed up with Rocky Mountain Featherbed on a line-up of down vests. The classic RMF style, with leather shoulder patched and nylon upper got the Bape treatment, with tonal Bape camo patterns applied to the entire upper. Overall they offer three colorways and they are now available from Bape stores.