Celebrating 25 years in the game BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS x New Balance release premium editions of the New Balance 1400 and the New Balance 996 for both men and women.  The 1400 has been constructed in a tan leather and the 996 in a metallic silver leather. The Japanese retailer has clearly impressed sneaker lovers as the premium silhouettes have both now sold out online, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled as they will hit BEAUTY & YOUTH stores come August 8. Be quick as there will be limited quantities!

Words: Sydney Harris Mckenzie

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Trapstar should get close friends A$AP Rocky and Rihanna to collab on a tune called ‘Everything new’ just for them. The UK Fashion brand have launched a new brand, a new collection and a brand new refurb of their flagship store all in the last month!

Trapstars Portobello road base has taken on a stylish minimalist look complete with Chains, display cabinets and sleek Trapstar Branding on the walls. The refurbished store reopened last week and has their latest collection in stock as well as some of their denim and customisable Biker and Leather jackets

Photography: John Gribben

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Trapstar Flagship Store

281 Portobello Road
Unit 21 Portobello Green Arcade
London, W10 5TZ

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Sneakers, Sneakers Sneakers I think by know anyone who reads Trapped on a regular business knows that we love sneakers, we were the first UK Lifestyle blog to have our own sneakers section dedicated to them!

So its no surprise then that the whole team is buzzing with excitement for Saturday’s Crepe City Sneaker festival, The UK’s Biggest Sneaker event. Back for their 11th event the team have inited alot more specialist sneaker stalls with all that Deadstock heat and also those recent releases that sold out in the shops.

Crepe City 11 is back at the Truman Brewery in East London’s Bricklane and will be host to not only sneaker stalls but also some top upcoming UK Fashion brands as well including White Label and Pieute & Parlez, an Air Jordan exhibition sale, sneaker customisers, Jason Markk Sneaker cleaning stall and Lukes Barbershop, if you love sneakers and love talking aboutt them even more make sure you are among the thousands of people that will be descending upon Crepe City this Saturday July 26th at 11am, the only rule? Wear your best Sneakers and look for our team in the Trapped Mag Tee’s.


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Festival Season: What’s Coming up August/September

As Autumn approaches, the sun continues to shine and what better way to enjoy our current heatwave than sampling some of the best festivals that the UK has to offer. August and September have a variety of festivals to experience and TRAPPED list the ones to watch, including vital information and who’s gracing the stages:



7th-10th August

Boomtown is back for another year of magic by creating a pop up town with city districts and a collection of music stages and art stalls which adds to the overall experience. Boomtown specialises in dub, ska and reggae and this year is no different with appearances from Jimmy Cliff, The Skints and Mr Boombastic himself, Shaggy!


V Festival

16th/17th August

V festival continues to build on its success of previous years with a star studded line up including the likes of Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Paulo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Rudimental. The festival is being held at two venues with acts swapping over the Saturday/Sunday so get a programme to make sure you don’t miss your favourite act.


South West Four (SW4)

23rd/24th August

Now in its historic 10th year, SW4 brings vibes of Dub-Step, DnB and dance to the August bank holiday weekend. With sets from legendary DJs such as DeadMau5 and Pete Tong, expect performances of epic proportions which will make you glad you’ve got the bank holiday Monday to recover! There are also special guest performances from Pusha T and Gorgon City to look forward to as well.



4th-7th September

Any hip-hop/rap fan would be drawn to this festival because of headline performances expected from Outkast and Busta Rhymes, but this festival as a whole has a lot more to offer. Bestival looks to offer variety and this year is no different with comedy sets over the weekend and live art exhibitions going on as well. This, mixed with performances from Disclosure, Major Lazer and Paloma Faith, make the trip to the Isle of Wight all the worth while.


Ceremony Festival

13th September

Ceremony was a last minute wildcard included in this list but with talent on show and for the price it is (£25), it would feel wrong to exclude it. A number of hosted stages look to deliver a mix of Grime, Drum n Bass and Garage with performances from Skepta, Logan Sama, JME and Oxide & Neutrino. An after party is being arranged at EGG London to carry on the festivities well into the night and close the festival season with a bang!

Words: Nathan Tuft

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The Harmony Skateboards



Harmony skateboards was created in 2004 by artist Dave Dixon and filmer Adam Mondon in the East Anglia, England. As well as their own creative range of skateboards that range from Mosaic prints to colourful eye catching designs, the company also do collaborations with with other UK designers to keep their designs innovative and fresh. Following in the tradition of the Skate game Harmony also have a skate team  with sponsored riders such Jak Pietryga, Tony da Silva, Dom Henry, Will Harmon, Ali Drummond and more. 

The Skate team create  full length visual films that are enjoyed by the skating community, with titles  including ‘Euro Dreams’, ‘Web Gang’ and ‘Jeremy Jones X Grey’. 

There is something very refreshing about The Harmony with their young creative team, their innovative designs and their skilled skateboard films that makes this team worth watching out for.

Words: Sydney Harris Mckenzie



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