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Tom Holland Turns Will Smith Into a Pigeon in New ‘Spies in Disguise’ Trailer

As Spider-Man: Far From Home is out in theaters this week, Tom Holland looks ahead to his next starring role in another type of picture, Disney’s new animated film, Spies in Disguise. The movie isn’t due out until Christmas, but today we showcase the second trailer for the anticipated project.

Holland is joined by Will Smith in Troy Quane and Nick Bruno’s Spies in Disguise, which centers around a debonair spy named Lance Sterling (Smith) and a geeky scientist named Walter Beckett (Holland). The two couldn’t be any more opposite, but due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, Sterling and Beckett are forced to team up for a mission that requires the ultimate disguise, turning Lance into a pigeon.

Press play above for a glimpse at what to expect from Holland and Smith in Spies in Disguise, which comes to theaters on December 25. Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, and Masi Oka also feature in the film.

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Jaden Smith Shares New Single “Again” & Announces ‘ERYS’ Release Date

Jaden Smith dropped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today to debut his new single “Again,” as well as drop details on his 2017 SYRE follow up project, ERYS.

“The last person I have on the record is the craziest thing ever. I have Kid Cudi on the last song,” Jaden says on Beats 1. “Cudi’s my favorite artist… It goes so much deeper than music. Fashion. And just being yourself. He changes… He comes and he hangs out. Something that people don’t know is me and Cudi have been making songs together since before I released my first project. He’s kind of been mentoring me my entire exploration through music.”

Regarding album features, Jaden reveals he’s “having all of MSFTS on the album, having Tyler on the album. Having Rocky on the album, and Cudi. I’m so happy. I’m so happy. And I just want people to know that this album is going to be very different.”

His latest single delivers a mix of old and new Jaden. “Again,” featuring his SYRE  character, delivers a much more trap-heavy influence in the beginning, which seems to be the theme of ERYS and the albums protagonist. On the second half, SYRE takes over to give a more vulnerable slow-tempo melody. The song acts as a great transitional period, as the SYRE chapter comes to a close and a more energetic, head-banging EYRS story comes to light.

Alongside the new single, Jaden shares the tracklist and release date for the upcoming project. Dropping this Friday, July 5, the album features contributions from Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Jaden’s sister Willow, and Trinidad James. Check out the tracklist below, as well as his new song called “Again.”

Tracklist:

“P”
“I”
“N”
“K”
“Noize” f. Tyler, the Creator
“i-drip-or-is”
“Again” f. SYRE
“Got It”
“Fire Dept”
“Mission” f. Trinidad James
“Summertime in Paris” f. Willow
“Blackout”
“Pain”
“Chateau” f. A$AP Rocky
“On My Own” f. Kid Cudi
“Riot”
“ERYS”

adidas’ New adicolor Collection Has All Your Sportswear Favorites

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Next week adidas Originals is releasing its latest adicolor assortment. One of the brand’s most iconic and longest-running apparel collections, the line offers go-to sportswear pieces in can’t-miss blocked color combinations. For the FW19 adicolor collection adidas pulls inspiration from a rainbow with six classic sport colors that reference the kaleidoscopic of the rainbow in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

The men’s range includes T-shirts, jerseys, shorts, outerwear, and accessories, as the SST WB and 3-Stripe HZ jackets serve as standouts. adidas’ iconic two-piece Firebird Tracksuit also arrives in seven colors.

The same FW19 adicolor palette is applied to women’s garments such as sweatshirts, track pants, and swimsuits. Complementary accessories range from socks and baseball caps to waist bags. Women also receive their own Firebird Tracksuit.

adidas Originals’ FW19 adicolor collection launches worldwide on July 11.

‘From the Ground Up’ Explores a Japanese Museum of Game-Worn NBA Jerseys & Bespoke Sneakers

Tadahiro Hakamata, owner of an online museum called Layupshot which houses 1,500 game-worn NBA jerseys and numerous Nike bespoke sneakers, tells us his story for the latest episode of From the Ground Up.

Hakamata has been collecting NBA jerseys for roughly 25 years, and he decided to open his online museum, Layupshot, 10 years ago. His obsession with the game of basketball began in middle school as he became fascinated with the NBA and its players. Shortly thereafter, Hakamata got wind of Michael Jordan and he had to have everything MJ wore.

Hakamata purchased his first NBA jersey, a Danny Manning top, in the US in the ’90s. Prior to taking advantage of the NBA auction system in 2006, he would go to various charity auctions and events in the States to buy jerseys. Now, he admits he purchases anywhere from 100 to 300 jerseys each year.

Branching off from his affinity for game-worn jerseys, Hakamata got into bespoke sneakers approximately a decade ago. He made his first pair at an event in Harajuku. Hakamata reveals that each pair since then has its own concept revolving around everyday life.

To hear Tadahiro Hakamata detail his appreciation for NBA jerseys and bespoke sneakers, press play above, and get an exclusive peek at his insane collection.

BLACKMERLE SS20 Introduces New Interchangeable Garments

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Brand: BLACKMERLE

Season: SS20

Key Pieces: The most intriguing piece from BLACKMERLE’s new seasonal collection is the poncho-like garment teased in slide 12.

Release Date: TBC

Buy: Select retailers TBC

Editor’s Notes: Seoul-based label BLACKMERLE continues its exploration into new methods of transformability and inter- and intra-seasonal interchangeability for SS20. With a focus placed on premium textiles and customized hardware, we see signature shapes refined and redefined.

SS20 finds the Terry Shin-led brand making use of parachute buttons as a customizable mechanism to interchange various garments. This concept will continue to evolve in future collections, allowing you to customize pieces from differing seasons through interchangeability.

First Trailer for ‘Knives Out’ Is a Star-Studded Murder Mystery

Rian Johnson’s first movie after directing and writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here. Featuring a star-studded cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, and more, Knives Out delivers a wild and zany take on whodunits.

The trailer is as ridiculous as it gets following a colorful family riddled with quirky personalities. The film follows the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) at his estate just after a family gathering for his 85th birthday. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is on the scene to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff members, Blanc is left to decipher through strange characters, big secrets, and tense relationships, to discover the big murder mystery.

Knives Out will hit the big screen on November 27. Watch the first trailer above.

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The Man Behind Supreme Italia Finally Speaks Out

Supreme Italia, aka the other Supreme, has been filing trademarks for variations on the logo since 2015. Michele di Pierro is the rogue variant’s creator and according to a recent interview, he sees nothing wrong with his brand’s operations. Supreme’s James Jebbia, however, describes their behavior as “a whole new level with this criminal enterprise” denouncing his business as a “counterfeit organization”

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, di Pierro said that “Our success is not based on the box logo,” he said, “It’s the quality.” According to the interview, Mr. di Pierro claims he is making fashion accessible to young people by selling more affordable items and that his clothes are enjoying success because the fabric is lightweight, “making it more wearable in warm climates.”

Di Pierro has apparently worked in the textile industry for decades and specifically studied the rise of streetwear. Nevertheless, he was apparently unaware of the existence of Supreme. He told the WSJ “When I filed for registration in Italy, I did it in good faith,” and that “I didn’t know it even existed. It wasn’t popular in Italy. There wasn’t even a store.”

According to documents obtained by the WSJ, before launching Supreme Italia, di Pierro operated a sportswear business which went bankrupt, and was convicted of fraud in relation to that bankruptcy. You can read the full story at Wall Street Journal.

New Report Sheds More Light on Jony Ive’s Departure From Apple

Since last week’s announcement that Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design company LoveFrom, the details of his departure have been kept relatively under wraps. But now, a Wall Street Journal report sheds some light on the contributing factors that appear to have led to the design guru walking out on the company after 27 years.

According to the report, one of the main reasons for Ive’s departure was that he believed CEO Tim Cook and other members of the Apple leadership weren’t as invested in product design as Ive would have liked, with Cook said to rarely visit Apple’s design studio, something that left Ive “dispirited.” The designer was also reportedly unhappy that the company board had become full of people with backgrounds in finance and operations rather than tech.

Apple’s struggle to launch a hit new product in recent years is said to have heaped pressure on Ive, who was seen as the driving force behind the Apple Watch. The designer’s original idea was for a luxury Apple accessory, but that met resistance from those who wanted the product to be a tech extension of the iPhone. The result was a compromise, with the $17,000 gold Apple Watch being the closest representation of Ive’s vision, although that version ultimately didn’t sell well.

Ive is said to have grown distant from the company and his own design team since 2015, only making a comeback of sorts in 2017, when he was more involved with various projects that didn’t quite fire. Several members of the design team are reported to have left the company in recent years. Ive will remain affiliated with Apple through LoveFrom, with the company expected to consult on product design, although the specifics of that relationship remain unclear.

For the full story, read the Wall Street Journal report here.

10 Dope Nike General Release Sneakers You’ve Been Sleeping On

Nike has been dropping seemingly endless collabs over the past few months, with sneakers such as the OFF-WHITE x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5, Supreme x Nike Air Jordan 14, and sacai x Nike LDWaffle all hitting shelves in recent times. But while those drops all sold out instantly, many of the brand’s fire general releases often pass under the radar.

Not only are these sneakers significantly more affordable than their raffled counterparts, they also have a longer shelf-life in your rotation before becoming yesterday’s hype shoe. That’s why we’re here to remind you about some of the best, most head-turning Nike GRs of recent times.

Below, you’ll find standout releases such as the “Reverse Ferrari” Air Jordan 14 — in case you missed out on the Supreme collab — the Swoosh’s classic Daybreak silhouette, and a mix of new and old. The Bruce Kilgore-designed Air Force 1 and Shox TL feature old-school cushioning technologies that remain as popular as ever, while the P-6000 and Air VaporMax are among Nike’s best recent silhouettes.

With prices ranging from $72 to $200, there’s something for everyone in our roundup of the best Nike GRs below.

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