Saucony Showcases Grid Web in Pop Art-Like OG Colorway

Succeeding a collaboration with KITH featuring two variations of Grid Web runners, Saucony brings back the eye-catching silhouette in an original colorway for the summer.

The American athletic brand highlights its retro runner, which includes white mesh overlays enshrouded with a black and blue web cage along the upper, elevated by modern elements. Hints of yellow, orange and blue hues amp up the overall sneaker, which infuses defined black lines for a bolder look compared to its predecessors. Saucony’s cushioning stands out with wave-like marks throughout the sole, with an emphasis on its signature Grid technology. Meanwhile, a neoprene detail overlaid on the laces harks back to the brand’s three dot emblem signifying boulders along a creek, displaying a balance between classic and contemporary design in the shoe.

The White/Grey/Blue Saucony will be available at stockists like Overkill starting on July 26. In other footwear news, be sure to check out official imagery of Kyrie Irving‘s Spongebob Squarepants collaboration.

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Fortnite’s Lone-Awaited Giant Monster and Robot Battle Finally Happens

The long-awaited battle between Fortnite’s giant monster, Cattus, and a giant robot, Doggus, finally happened today (July 20). The dramatic battle was the only available mode, The Final Showdown, and players watched Cattus and Doggus appear from their respected corners to face each other to the death.

While Cattus attacked the vault, which was the place of last season’s big event, Doggus intervened by firing rockets at him. Cattus responded with what looks like to be a beam of acid but eventually, the two behemoths ended up tussling in the deep ocean. After a few brief seconds, Doggus reappeared from the sea but was immediately tackled by Cattus, losing an arm in the process. Doggus then freed itself and pulled some kind of power orb out of the vault, which gave him a huge power-up. Later the giant robot grabbed a giant sword from Mega Mall and killed Cattus, highlighting his victory with a dance and a salute, thus marking Fortnite’s end of season 9.

The build-up to the mega showdown started with a monster trapped in Polar Peak, where players could see its giant eye and hear its heartbeat. Cattus then broke free, stormed across the battle royale island and ending up in the sea, eventually showing signs that it made it ashore. Meanwhile, the drones around Pressure Plant started building a giant robot over the course of the season.

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sacai and Jackson Pollock Studios Create Drip Painted Collection

sacai and Jackson Pollock Studios have teamed up on an apparel and accessories collection featuring the late abstract artist’s splatter and drip-style paintings. The Chitose Abe-led label has taken classic denim jackets, tees and hoodies and infused them with two variations of the artwork famously formed on Pollock’s studio floor from his action paintings. The collaboration also includes more distinctive pieces such as deconstructed coats and layered frocks, along with bags and boots–all draped in the famed abstract expressionism art. The collaborative wares are a part of sacai’s upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

The sacai x Jackson Pollock Studios collection will be available in Japan July 20 at sacai Aoyama and select retailers like Dover Street Ginza, with a wider release slated for late July.

In related news, take a look at sacai’s recent spring/summer runway looks from Paris Fashion Week.

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‘Watchmen’ Drops First Full HBO Trailer

The first full trailer for Damon Lindelof’s HBO Watchmen adaptation was released today (July 20) at the second day of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. HBO opted out of a Watchmen panel but did make the big unviel of the trailer.

The series will be led by Regina King and judging from what we already have seen from the previously released teasers, the show won’t follow Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original graphic novel too closely. Last month, fans got a closer look at King’s mysterious character.

The new trailer did show signs that Doctor Manhattan might be part of the show plus featured Silk Spectre Laurie as an FBI agent and a headline noting the death of Ozymandias. The HBO series will run as a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original book, with the show’s current events set ten years in the future.

Alongside Regina King are Jeremy Irons (as Ozymandias), Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson (as an FBI agent), and Jean Smart (as a new character named Agent Blake). Watchmen debuts this fall on HBO. Watch the trailer above.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Reveals Movie Teaser & Season 10 Trailer

Back in November, showrunners for the The Walking Dead announced that a movie spinoff featuring Andrew Lincoln‘s character Rick Grimes was in the works. Rumors circulated that the aforementioned film would be the first of a three-part series, with production set to begin in 2019.

During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick revealed a teaser trailer for the unnamed project, while AMC confirmed it would be part of a series.

The 30-second clip shows a helicopter heading toward an ominous skyline and reveals that the film will be shown in theaters only. Produced by creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, no official release date has been set yet. “For many years, fans have talked about things in the apocalypse they want to see and now we have an opportunity to explore those stories, beginning with the character who started it all, Rick Grimes,” shared David Madden, president of original programming for AMC.

TWD also premiered the trailer for its 10th season, airing on Sunday, October 6. The new season welcomes Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll to the cast, while Danai Gurira who plays Michonne shared during the panel that she would be exiting the series after this season.

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Nicki Minaj Snaps on DaBaby’s “Suge (Yea Yea)” Remix

Nicki Minaj returns with new music, hopping on DaBaby‘s hit record “Suge (Yea Yea)” for the remix. “Drug lord, Griselda / I used to move weight through Delta / So stay in your place ’cause I / Don’t wanna put you in a shelter,” she raps. She premiered the track during her Queen Radio takeover of Los Angeles’ Power 106 station. Bump the track, via Audiomack, below.

During the episode, Nicki explained that she canceled her scheduled Jeddah World Fest performance in Saudi Arabia because of the backlash she received human rights organizations.

“After careful reflection, I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” Nicki said in a statement explaining the cancelation. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

In other related news, Nicki Minaj recently confirmed that she’s working on her new album.

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BAIT and Gundam Launch San Diego Comic-Con Capsule

After unveiling a collaboration with Pixar’s Toy StoryBAIT joins forces with Gundam to launch a special collection for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The apparel capsule includes short-sleeve and long-sleeve tees highlighting graphics of the RX78-2, RX-0 Unicorn or XXX9-01 Wing from the franchise, featuring co-branded BAIT and Gundam Universe logos. The release also includes a mystery box with limited-edition figurines which contain either one of the suits from above, each serial numbered out of 200 pieces. The apparel and figurines are available to purchase either at BAIT’s Comic-Con booth or in-person at the San Diego store.

In case you missed it, be sure to also check out our round-up of the best exclusive toys releasing at SDCC.

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Kano Announces New Album ‘HOODIES ALL SUMMER,’ Drops Two New Songs

Grime OG Kano announces his sixth studio album HOODIES ALL SUMMER, which is set to drop on August 30 via Parlophone/Atlantic Records. To go with the announcement, Kano drops two new tracks from the album – “Trouble” and “Class Of Deja” featuring D Double E and Ghetts – as well as a new music video. The 17-minute double video is directed by Aneil Karia and was shot over two days in London earlier this summer. The concept of the video created by Kano.

Produced by Blue May and Jodi Milliner, HOODIES ALL SUMMER is Kano’s first release since 2016’s MADE IN THE MANOR. The 10-track album sees Kano explore a more minimal – yet still uniquely British – sound which brings his lyrical prowess to the fore. The LP features appearances from Kojo Funds, Popcaan, Lil Silva, D Double E, and Ghetts.

Listen to the new songs above.

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clothsurgeon & Champion’s FW19 Capsule Brings Back Vintage Collegiate Style

Earlier this year, clothsurgeon and sportswear giant Champion teamed up on an Ivy League-inspired collection, drawing inspiration from the postwar era. Now the duo has returned to bring a fresh take on their nostalgic collaboration for Fall/Winter 2019.

The updated capsule sees iconic vintage collegiate pieces like hoodies, cardigans and letterman jackets elevated with silk and velvet textures. Taking original Champion garments, clothsurgeon incorporates unique designs and fabrics to give each item a bespoke look and feel evoking both label’s signature styles. Athletic sweatpants get refreshed into tailored slacks, while sweatshirts and jackets see more structured shapes with details like chain-stitched embroidery and custom patches.

“I have an obsession with vintage sportswear, so to work with Champion during their 100th year anniversary was a real exciting opportunity. To be able do something new for the Champion brand in terms of silhouette and fabrication, whilst still keeping both brands DNA intact,” stated clothsurgeon founder Rav Matharu.

Shop the capsule now at Champion London, select retailers in Europe and the UAE, or online at clothsurgeon’s web shop.

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Experience NASA’s Archives in ‘NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future’ Photobook

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 launched, British photographer Benedict Redgrove releases his nine-year-long photo project in a book titled NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future.

Coinciding with an exhibition which will be hosted this October, NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future details the technology and objects stored in NASA’s archives. It was shot, designed and written entirely by Redgrove, who tells first-hand stories from walking around the maximum-security NASA facility. 

The book showcases over 200 pictures featuring items such as NASA’s space suits, space crafts and locations, both from the past and from current missions. His fascination with science fiction and space combined with his naturally minimalistic approach to photography has not only won his numerous awards, but also provides an unfiltered look inside a rarely-seen NASA facility and atmosphere.

Speaking in a press release, Redgrove speaks on the emotional impact of NASA’s pieces saying, “I wanted to explore the reaction we have to these machines and objects when we see them in fine detail, and what they mean to us as human beings. The image of the astronaut or spaceman has been with me ever since, as a sort of talisman to all that is great and good. They symbolize the explorer, the hero, the good character, the leader. The spacesuit takes on that character, the suit and the human become one entity, more powerful than either on their own. It’s now a symbol in its own right, and it’s become greater than the sum of its parts. It has reached an iconic stature that few objects can match. These objects have come to signify human achievements.”

Take a look at NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future in the gallery above and find out how to get your hands on one via Benedict Regrove’s Kickstarter campaign. The first 100 copies will also be signed.

In other news, LEGO has built a life-size astronaut to celebrate Apollo 11.

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