The latest episode of Carhartt WIP RELEVANT PARTIES is dedicated to Amsterdam-based label Rush Hour. Since its founding in 1997, Rush Hour has been a hotbed of music culture, responsible for outstanding sounds of the genres Afrobeat, Brazil, disco, jazz, soul, as well as house and techno.
This season, Butter Goods is paying tribute to one of the all-time greats of jazz: Charles Mingus. Honouring and celebrating the life and works of the jazz legend, the brand has created a limited tribute collection in collaboration with the artist’s estate and the Jazz Workshop, Inc. Join us for a glimpse into the genius of Charles Mingus written by Gereon Klug.
Some of us fondly remember the days before the label »streetwear« was plastered on everything some non-talented guy wanted to sell. Those are the days of Gramicci. The textbook evolution of what we are wearing today goes like this: Surfwear became Clubwear. Clubwear became Streetwear. Read Caiza’s musings about one of our newest brands at HHV and note down his personal recommendations.
Actions speak louder than words – SAYE has had a special place in our shop for quite some time, and now they are finishing off this year by dropping the »Not Just Vegan« collection: Sneakers made of 100% vegan AND recycled materials. But even that’s not enough for them, so they don’t just plant one tree for every pair of shoes they sell – they plant two. Read more about the Spanish brand that really makes a difference.
The sixth episode of RELEVANT PARTIES is dedicated to NYC’s DFA Records, one of the most influential record labels of the 00s. The Juan MacLean and Shitrobot, longtime artists of the label, reminisce about its formation in New York City back in the days, in an era before social media and streaming platforms.
As Vans’ first Global Music Ambassador and with a deep personal connection to the culture of the brand, Grammy-award winning artist Anderson .Paak has now co-created a second joint collection, dedicated to his family and community. This collaboration has everything Anderson .Paak stands for: creativity, positive vibes and funky worlds full of color.
Ernie Beckmann takes a look at the origin and the products of the adidas TERREX line. The adidas outdoor segment started back in the 1970s and none other than Reinhold Messner helped adidas to develop the first untypically super-light and therefore very fast hiking boot, which he was to wear on his first ascent of Mount Everest. Since then, the TERREX collections offer everything that makes outdoor enthusiasts and fashion nerds alike happy.
To get a better understanding of the Snow Peak ethos, Adrian Bianco sat down with Lisa Yamai, CEO of Snow Peak, and discussed how outdoor gear can be fashionable, her role in the Yamai legacy and how we all could learn from the Japanese principle of »Noasobi« – the art of coexisting with nature outside while embracing one’s own nature within.
Through their common love for music, photography, art and streetculture, artist / DJ / producer V.Raeter became friends with Justo Heras, the founder and creative director of Laser Barcelona. A creative exchange was the next logical step and the result is now a joint collection, designed by V.Raeter and produced by Laser Barcelona.
For the fifth round of RELEVANT PARTIES, host Chal Ravens explores the story and vision of Munich-based label and collective Public Possession. Following the motto »Audio – Visual – Energy«, the label creates an intriguing space between art, music, fashion and events.
This season, Vans has a special reason to celebrate: Anderson .Paak is the brand’s first global music ambassador. Kicking off this partnership with a bang, the first Vans x Anderson .Paak collection is dedicated to two of the artist’s albums, »Venice« and »Malibu«, showcasing vibrant colors and patterns alongside a lot of special details on all pieces.