Hood By Air Spring 2016 features a Nike Air influenced high heel

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Amongst avant-garde looks and inventively proportioned clothing items, Shayne Oliver creative director of Hood By Air seems to have taken inspiration from a retro and classic Nike model with the creation of a new pair of Woman’s heels. At the recent Hood By Air New York Fashion week show, models strutted down the runway donning multiple color-ways of heeled shoes with the word “AIR” highly visible on the side panelings. Sneaker enthusiasts and people paying attention to kicks in the mid 90s remember the Nike Air More Uptempo with admiration and reverence. Chicago Bulls Scottie Pippen chose the Uptempo as his signature sneaker and the shoes transitioned successfully to massive off court appeal. Hood By Air has a history of reinterpreting classic Nike models, earlier this year the brand meshed classic Nike Huarache like tooling with the storied Timberland boot construction.

Shayne Oliver decided to pair his creatively invigorated designs with new showings of officially branded Nike Air sneakers as well, outfitting both female and male models in the Nike Air Flight 89. The Flight 89 was briefly available on Nike ID last year. The first sneaker to bear the “Air Flight” title, 1989’s air flight displayed an innovative design and completely influenced the coveted Air Jordan 4 with it’s distinct look and striking midsole. Hood By Air as a brand has always melded the worlds of streetwear and urban style with a high fashion detail and presentation, dedicating itself to an aesthetic a host of other designers also used this recent New York Fashion week. View more images of the Nike Uptempo inspired heels and shots of a few progressive high fashion Air Flight 89 pairings in the gallery below.

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TheSource.com EXLCUSIVE Interview With Creator Of Sean Price Mural MERES One

Exactly one month following the untimely death of Boot Camp Clik new millenial frontman Sean Price, TheSource.com conducts an exclusive interview with MERES One, the creator of the famed Sean Price memorial mural located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn that has been visited over the past month by thousands. MERES, who is also the founder of the now defunct Five Pointz Art Gallery, talks with Sha Be Allah about how he came up with the idea for the mural, the details of the art and more importantly, why Sean Price still is an important figure to Hip Hop and Brooklyn.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)

BD White And JPO Special Open Studio

Last weekend, B.D. White and JPO invited everyone to an intimate event to their studio. Fans and artist alike were able to view and purchase works of all shapes and sizes without the “middle man.” During this event the attendees had a chance to also personally speak with both artists and “pick their brains” while also learning the back stories of these two great artists along with their works. Although many people would have been satisfied with that, B.D. White and JPO also gave a live demo to see the grueling process of their work. Also, the first 50 people received a one of a kind, small print to remember this special intimate event.

Although the event has ended, you can still purchase artwork on JPO’s Online Store. To view the process that goes into some of these pieces, visit B.D. White’s website.

Text and Photos provided by Chris Carnage Nieves

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Kendrick Lamar Visits Knowledge Bennett’s Art Series At Windmark Recording Studio

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Is It The Threads? Los Angeles Based Bow & Arrow 78 Clothing Line Getting Looks From Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Hart & More

Over the decades, the t-shirt has cemented itself as an integral aspect of classic American style. As a versatile garment, it has become a virtual canvas for broad strokes of popular culture expression and high fashion statements alike.

Insert the Bow & Arrow clothing line. Established in 2011 by founder and CEO Peter Lee, the Los Angeles-based label’s design sensibility embodies its East meets West ethos. Within four short years, the line has managed to perfect the art of attracting the attention of both national retail chains and celebrities alike.

Celebrities such as Will Smith, Nick Cannon, and Justin Bieber became early supporters of the label that embellishes soft, quality cotton blend tees with original and imaginative graphics. Fusing elements of Western style and Eastern flair, their unique men’s and women’s designs adeptly illustrate their initiative of integrating a vast array of world cultures. Bow & Arrow’s maiden voyage in apparel commenced with The Bruce Lee Collection. Through an exclusive licensing deal with the Bruce Lee Estate, Bow & Arrow introduced a line of hoodies as well as V-neck and crew neck long sleeve and short sleeve tees featuring the martial arts legend and film icon.

As the brand has grown, it has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the apparel industry. Kevin Hart wore the shirt in an episode of his BET reality show Real Husbands of Hollywood. The shirt was also prominently worn by Golden Globe winning actor and Bow & Arrow supporter Robert Downey, Jr. in one of 2015’s biggest box office smashes, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Downey has since repeatedly and generously sung Bow & Arrow’s praises via his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The film star went as far as hosting a giveaway contest for the Gung Fu Scratch tee with his nearly 25 million Facebook followers. In the wake of the film’s success and Downey’s social media exaltations, Bow & Arrow’s production has increased exponentially as the demand for the tee has spiked. The Gung Fu Scratch shirt has skyrocketed overnight as one of Urban Outfitters’ top selling items.

With the objective to usher Bruce Lee into the 21st century in a fresh and dynamic way, Bow & Arrow cultivated a series of designs that frame him in contemporary pop culture settings. Other celebrities have caught on like UFC president Dana White, Nelly, B.O.B, Joe Rogan, Nas, Ne-Yo, Stephen Curry, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rhonda Rousey, DJ Tiesto, Snoop Dogg, and Chad Ochocinco.