DROP DEAD -Crazy Life Collection

Drop dead’s ‘Crazy life’ collection has officially dropped online and in-store!

The innovative Sheffield Brand have taken inspiration from cartoons, internet culture and  Mi Vida Loca tattoos to create a collection that  experiments with latest printing technology, repeat patterns as well as different garment fits and finishes.

Items from the collection feature large prints, mesh, crop-tops, spray die, bold slogans, hoodies,  trench coats and more.

Get it in-store in at Drop Dead London, 8 Kingly St, Soho or Online at Dropdead.co

Words: Chenade James

 

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FRESH ART – SNEAKER ART EXHIBITION BY FRESH LACES (PRIVATE VIEWING)

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In the UK Sneaker game there are a lot of firsts still to be claimed, but now thanks to lifestyle and sneaker events company Fresh Laces, the first sneaker art exhibition is no longer one of them. Art is an amazing treat for our senses it can attract people from all walks of life for many different reasons, very much like sneakers and just like sneakers it can come in all shapes and forms. Thanks to their relationships with sneaker enthusiasts and creatives whilst holding their sneaker and lifestyle events the Fresh Laces team arranged for sneaker customisers, artists and photographers to come together under one roof to showcase their work to the rest of the sneaker loving community and to the art lovers and creatives that love all things to do with the culture.

Held at 5th Base Gallery just off Brick Lane the exhibition was held over two days, last week Saturday the 16th and Sunday 17th of August, with a preview launch party held on the Friday. The team were down there on Friday to check it out and were delighted to see all of the elements of a Fresh Laces Event were also incorporated into the Art exhibition, there was live music from DJ 10 Faces, Art Daley and Skyy i (Crook Street) and a spoken word performance from James Massiah as well as refreshments from Redbull and Propercorn.

Being the media partner of the event we made sure to grab plenty of pics to show you, so enjoy and make sure you keep an eye on the Fresh Laces Website for news of upcoming events.

Photography: Nicholas Sandzi and @FlashSpacey.

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Artists at Fresh Art were: Triplezed, Nancy Drew the Artist, Foesone, DBDS Customs, Charlie Palline, Daniel Cordas, TyRemi Art, Tbo Art, Mozart Circus, Tom Clapp Art, DapsDraw I want Your Sole, 1987 the Icon, Helen Hale Art Search all of them on Instagram to check out more incredible art.

 

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Style Pics from the Adidas ‘Do Over’ 2014 Party

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We always appreciate when the brands we love and spend all our money on give a little back. Adidas have been hosting their Summer parties in London now since 2010 and they never fail to ram out their venues with the coolest Londoners, Bloggers, Fashionista’s and the best Dj’s.

This years ‘Do Over’ was held at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick two weeks ago, we passed through and were pleasantly surprised to see that as well as loads of cool people, lots of fresh adidas kicks and a beach, that there was Jerk Chicken Pizza and plenty of ice cold drinks available from the three fully stocked bars. After a couple of hours of people eating outside and chatting with old and new friends everyone found themselves inside to get down to some serious partying to a top class DJ Line up including DJ Maseo from De La Soul.

Nothing beats good food, good people and good music, Thank you adidas.

Check out our style pics from the day and make sure you keep your eyes out next year for those illusive RSVP invites.

Photography: John Gribben

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Top Summer Music Videos 2014

It’s that time of the year when summer videos are flooding the channels, both on TV and online. Whether its artistic shots of sunny skylines or vibrant party scenes, artists are looking to show you just how much they are making of the summer months. Below, TRAPPED bring you 3 of the best:

Rizzle Kicks – Tell Her

 

“And I’m waiting for a chance, baby us to cross our paths.”

This soul infused track from Rizzle Kicks has a great summer feel and has a fantastically themed video to match (well technically there’s two!) One was a collaboration with Evian and featured Maria Sharapova playing tennis with the lads and is a great watch. The main video has the guys driving remote control cars/planes and showcases a sunny British summer.

Clean Bandit feat. Stylo G – Come Over

“You better make time to put pen to paper…”

Clean Bandit have been going from strength to strength this year and this track reinforces that fact. Hooking up with dancehall veteran Stylo G, they deliver a song which takes you away to a sunny beach and has a stylistic video to match. With a variety of locations, the video just makes you wish you were on holiday! 

Sox – Birmingham to Ibiza

“Put your hands in the air if you’ve come to drink champagne and not Ribena!”

Sox is back with this Preditah produced party track which will definitely get you moving. The video documents Sox, along with Jammer and crew, making the trip to Ibiza and partying the only way they know how. Featuring cameos from Maxsta, Layzee and a number of bikini babes, Sox has made another stamp on the UK Grime scene with a catchy, feel good tune.

LEIKEL47 – F**k The Summer Up

“I was born royal, so I dont give a f**k about a crown or throne.”

We came across this track totally by accident and have not been able to get it off repeat since. Hailing from Brooklyn, LEIKEL47 comes with furious lyrics over an intense beat which you cant help move to. By stating her intention to f**k the summer up, she delivers a video full of ski masks, chopper bicycles and water pistols, enjoy!

Words: Nathan Tuft

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CMG GLOBAL presents – ‘Branded heritage’ pop up shop

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From now until the 24th August, CMG Global will host a collaborative pop up shop ‘Branded heritage’, showcasing unique British designers and brands, with profits going to Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).

Caring about the evident decline of British brands on the high st, Branded Heritage will showcase emerging designers/brands including; Judy Wu, Only Child, Chalk and TDW Clothing, all of whom manufacture their clothing and accessories in the UK, along with work from the new start-up brand ‘AMMA Streetwear’

As well as purchasing exclusive off the rail items, you can also indulge in bespoke, customized trainers by illustrators Gemma Hutchinson and Adrian Boal.

Branded heritage’s pop up store will be featured in a short documentary that will be submitted to the London Fashion Film Festival, aiming to highlighting the decline in domestic manufacturing and the gradual disappearance of British retail brands.

26 Camden High Street

Open:   Mondays 11:ooam – 6:00pm

Tuesday -Saturdays 10:30am – 6:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am-4:00pm

Words: Chenade James

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