New York City is one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world. Countless great creative minds and talents have been born through this city throughout history. Today the legacy that New York has contributed to street culture remains indisputable. Maybe it’s the Big Apple’s unrelenting toughness that allows only the cream to rise to the top, or perhaps it’s the way in which creatives from all world are drawn to the city, which has formed a community that fosters those who create. Either way, the city is a cultural force to be reckoned with.
Issue 23 of ACCLAIM is dedicated to New York. 2010 saw us uncover the people, places and trends at the core of contemporary Tokyo with our Japan issue, our NYC issue sees us deliver likewise. On-location interviews and shoots capture the frenetic bright-lights-big-city attraction of the city, while intimate content crafted by iconic NYC natives themselves, make the issue also reflective of NYC from the inside, from those who live and breathe it and whom have contributed directly to its culture.
We don’t forget our people that helped us. Ones were the guys that helped us get started and steered us on the right path. So we are here to support them. Check out their Autumn 2011 colletion available now!!!
Ask any car modifier about the significance of the number 86 when it relates to Toyota vehicles. The AE86, produced back in the 80s. With it’s well balanced body and affordability it was turned into an ideal road weapon. And we cannot forget about the iconic manga cartoon Initial D which the hero uses an AE86 as his car of choice racing in the winding roads of Mt Akina, defeating some of the most powerfull production cars on the road. To continue the legacy of the AE86, Toyota has now created the FT-86 II Concept car. It’s aim, to bring back the fun in driving and aggressiveness of a Toyota.
This video was brought to our attention by our Melbourne connection, photographer Normz Roxas. Check it out, using iPADs as studio lighting for a photoshoot. Very interesting concept, want to know more? Click here.
Drake seen attending President Clinton’s Millennium Network event in Los Angeles. He was spotted wearing the new Supreme Jungle Jacket in white zebra pattern colourway from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
With the sudden surge of interest in bikes and biking in general (either for sporting or styling reasons), we want to feature this one of a kind bike, a Frankenstein creation, built in collaboration with American manufacturer Specialized and McLaren, the racing road bicycle was designed by Chris D’Aluisio – calling it the Specialized S-Works and McLaren Venge. It took 4 years to develop, just to create a lighter and faster performance bike – the perfect amalgamation of technology and art.
XLARGE – the original label with a gorilla made famous by the Beastie Boys is offering a limited edition Vans collaboration to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Ladies and Gentlemen, the New Era 59Fifty Fitted Cap and Vans Era Speckled Set from XLarge. It has a wild speckle paint scheme in yellows, blues, pinks and purples. It’s roots was from Los Angeles so hence the connection with the Los Angeles Dodgers cap.
A few more pieces from collaboration between Supreme and Vans. The Chukka model is once again used to create a limited edition sneaker. Made of canvas except for the leather heel guard, each shoe will be release in solid colours with a black and white checkerboard design tab on the heel and in the inner sole. It’s abit on the expensive side but as with all Supreme products it cost 4 times more than the regular vans but this collab shoes actually have better quality than the regular models. The shoes are going to be released in May.
We don’t know why Melbourne gets all the good stuff. Recently Someday Store underwent a renovation project. Still using the “treehouse” effect with wooden beams and flooring, adding a 2metre glass display cabinet, a brand new counter, giving the store a more open feeling. Someday has also revamped its inventory stocking more high end brands alongside the labels they already carry.
Most of the time when we say modified cars we think about Japanese cars. Well this time lets give the Europeans a go and check out their version of “JDM” or should we say “EDM”.