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Balenciaga Opens New Flagship Store in New York

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In September, Balenciaga is due to open a new flagship store in Paris, but prior to, the luxury fashion house has today welcomed customers to its latest location in New York.

The space was configured by artistic director Demna Gvasalia, as the interior transfers the industrially-inspired environment of the previous Paris flagship to NY. Ultimately, the new shop reestablishes Balenciaga’s presence in Manhattan, both uptown and downtown, where there are already two existing locations in SoHo.

The new 1,800-square-foot space draws on the feel of the label’s production headquarters, and will house women’s and men’s collections, in addition to accessories. The industrial fashion environment is in turn further accented by concrete and glass, as clothes hang from the aluminium foil-covered ceiling on warehouse conveyor rails, silicone curtains close the changing rooms, benches are covered in synthetic leather, and display tables are also showcased in aluminium.

Balenciaga NY
840 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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Under Armour Officially Reveals the Curry 4

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Brand: Under Armour

Model: Curry 4 “Finals”

Key Features: Knitted construction, sock-like collar, Metallic Gold speckling

Release Date: TBA

Price: TBA

Availability: Under Armour and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: The Golden State Warriors are two wins away from being crowned as the 2017 NBA Champions, and Stephen Curry has been leading the team while wearing the brand new Under Armour Curry 4 — the successor to last year’s Curry 3.

Compared to its predecessor, the basketball silhouette flaunts a sleeker and slightly higher-cut profile with its extended sock-like ankle collar. A knitted construction with reinforcing tonal side panels comprises its pristine upper, while adhered atop an icy translucent outsole. Finally, Metallic Gold speckling on the midsole unit is reflective of the Larry O’Brien championship trophy.

Stay tuned for its official availability.

Now here’s a look at the 22 best sneakers spotted at Sneaker Con Chicago 2017.

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Gap’s New “Bridging the Gap” Campaign Is All About Individuality

Gap is celebrating individuality with its new “Bridging the Gap” campaign, directed, styled and cast by Editor-in-chief of British Vogue magazine, Edward Enninful.

A number of familiar faces in turn appear in the one-minute promo clip — which is set to “Sunny” by Boney M — including Wiz Khalifa, Priyanka Chopra, Adwoa Aboah, Jasmine Sanders and Fernanda Ly, among others.

“I love the optimistic American style that Gap celebrates and the simplicity of the basic white T-shirt that allows you to be yourself. Growing up, I loved the imagery I saw from America as it celebrated being the land of the free and home of the brave,” Enninful stated. “This project is about authenticity and people living their truths.”

Following the “Bridging the Gap” campaign visual above, see below for Wiz Khalifa’s interview where he discusses the project.

For more fashion, take a look at Balenciaga’s new FW17 Bernie Sanders-inspired campaign.

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The “Indios Desnudos” Might be the Ultimate Vacation Home

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In the Papagayo peninsula located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica is the house — Indios Desnudos — which is placed on the tip of an seaward pointing, and slightly downward sloping ridge of a peninsular shaped lot, surrounded by the forest.

Named after the most characteristic trees on the lot, indio desnudo (naked indian) — the home designed by Costa Rican firm Cañas Arquitectos offers full enjoyment of outdoor living and spectacular vistas. With that in mind, the home’s internal spaces are integrated with the exteriors, which makes being in the interior feels like being outside, while providing a temperate setting without the optional use of air conditioning.

With all living spaces treated with a view of the sea or the forest reserve, the main entrance is accessed via a lobby from which you can see the social area and the sea. A wooden boardwalk-like walkway that hovers above scattered river stones make up the two axis of circulation that structure the floor plan, which also connects to the stairs that provide access to two main bedrooms via bridges.

Boasting double-height space for the living room, dining room and kitchen with large windows towards the pool terrace and towards the Forest Reserve — the window opens with sliding doors to further blend the structure with its surroundings.

Another focal point in the home is the pool which merges with a water/terrace/mirror that surrounds an outside living room in its entirety. This island-like design is a highlight social area that is strategically placed near the kitchen, while exposed to the sea breezes and vistas of both the forest and the sea.

Additionally, the ground floor bedrooms overlook the forest reserve which is accessed via another set of the wooden walkways that leads to a family room, while it continues outside and passes next to the main terrace and the outdoor terrace island that ends on a balcony delivering breathtaking views of the sea and sunset.

The second floor features the master bedroom, which enjoys the same view and breezes as the island, while the second bedroom upstairs is reached by a secondary bridge that runs parallel to the same space.

Overall, the home’s design provides a diversity of spaces defined by quality of light, differences in heights and scales, while offering serene sea views filled with tropical flora.

Now take a look at the “House of Yards,” a breathtaking modern oasis in Western Austria.

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On The Rise: HG Locks Drops New Video + Interview

Hailing from The Bronx , New York , HG Locks is a rising artist who discovered a new passion in music after recording and receiving positive feedback from his neighborhood. He was later inspired to venture out to the tri-state area, where he linked up with Fetty Wap. Locks’ Hunned Gang crew developed a strong relationship with Fetty Wap and his 1738 Zoo Gang – the two groups worked together to build momentum along the East Coast.

Locks caught the attention of tastemakers and DJs alike with his single “Caesar ”; a boom bap record about holding it down for his crew and hood. Now, Locks comes with his second offering, “Handle That” featuring Swave to prove that he’s just getting warmed up. Check out the full dope video above and his exclusive interview below! : What inspires your music?

HG Locks : “What inspires my music is the grind and me always remembering where I come from. I’ve lost many people close to me in the streets either through death or being locked up in the system. I understand the opportunity ahead and it’s never taken for granted. That’s what really fuels the engine.”

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Q : What artist would you say you look up to and why?

A : “Growing Up Juelz Santana was actually who I looked up to in the music game. Being from New York and the era I grew up in , that whole swag and aura he brought to the game from the way he dressed to the way that he swagged on the track. That’s deff what I wanted to be like. As I’ve gotten older , I deff look up to Jay-Z. I Mean how can you not , typical example of leveling up and bossing up.”

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Q : What message do you hope your fans and listeners perceive through your music?

A : “With My Music , the message I want to stress is how important perseverance is. Don’t ever let up and stay true to yourself. Also to believe in yourself @ all times and turn the doubters into believers.”

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Q : What are your goals this summer with your music?

A: “My Goals With the music this summer is to take this to another level. Life is all about elevation, I want to get into these markets where the people don’t necessarily know me and win them over with my talent and charisma. I’m always thinking how I can better myself and as I experience more dope things in life I can cooperate it with my music.”

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Q : Who would you say you aspire to work with that are upcoming or established in the industry ?

A : “I definitely aspire to work with Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Kendrick Lamar. Ross Because I Respect His Leadership quality and he really can make records. I Don’t know if he gets enough credit for that. Meek Mill due to the fact he is he streets. He understands the youth coming up from nothing. And last but not least , Kendrick Lamar. He’s the best rapper in the game right now, Period.”

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A Breaking Bad-Themed Bar Is Opening in NYC

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Following the Breaking Bad pop-up, fans of the famed drug-centric television series can look forward to a Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar making its way to New York City this summer. Dubbed ABQ, the bar resides (appropriately) in an RV that will be parked somewhere in the city.

When stepping foot into the space, you will immediately be greeted by bartenders donning hazmat suits. Following your first drink, you’ll then receive a manual detailing the recipes for two DIY cocktails.

The RV bar has already made successful runs in London and Paris, as it will be residing in NYC for just a few months. Currently, there are more than 3,000 people on the waiting list for ABQ, wanting to indulge in various drinks ranging from Saul’s C2H6O semi-frozen cocktail, to the Blue Flynn, which changes color as you alter its acidity.

For a glimpse at what to expect from the Breaking Bad-themed establishment, see the gallery above.

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