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Mame Adjei: A Star In The Making

by Marvin Williamson October 9, 2015
Life has been nothing but a rollercoaster for Ghanian-American Mame Adjei in the past year. In just under 12 months, Mame has been crowned Miss Maryland 2015, managed to be top 5 in the Miss USA 2015 competition and is currently a finalist on the hit CW series America’s Next Top Model.

Straight Outta Texas: Edgar Miyamoto and Aboo Nguyen Talk ElvnthHr

by Marvin Williamson September 4, 2015
With the east and west coasts dominating the streetwear scene, people tend to forget about the south.

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Vell Beck Talks VBrand, NYC Fashion, and Much More

by Marvin Williamson August 6, 2015
With a lot to come in the next few months, Vell Beck, founder of VBrand, sat down with ILS for an exclusive interview.

Ev Bravado: The Man Behind Lease on Life Society

by Marvin Williamson July 22, 2015
Collection after collection, the folks over at Lease On Life Society never seem to disappoint.


The Rise to International Fame: Adeen’s Rembrant Duran Speaks Out

by Marvin Williamson June 22, 2015
From a very young age, Rembrant Duran, of Adeen NYC, knew what he wanted to do.

Puma and Vashtie Team Up For The R698

by Marvin Williamson June 12, 2015
Joining forces together, Puma and celebrity DJ Vashtie Kola have released a brand new shoe for the masses.

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Amerikanah’s Insecurity Jacket Available Now

by Marvin Williamson June 3, 2015
No better way to show the world that you’re insecure than with Amerikanah’s Insecurity Jacket.
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Alife’s Teflon Don Tee Now Available on Deadstock

by Marvin Williamson June 2, 2015
The Teflon Don T-shirt by Alife is something you may want for your summer rotation.


Nike Unleashes the Air Max 1 Woven Pack

by Marvin Williamson June 2, 2015
The Nike Air Max is a classic shoe that Nike has been out for some time now. With this release, they look to expand on the already popular shoe with a brand new design.
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Givenchy’s Backpack will Steal the Show Next Semester

by Marvin Williamson June 1, 2015
Givenchy has very stylish plans for you this upcoming semester and it begins with one of the most important accessories you need for school – a backpack.

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Maison Margiela’s Latest Wallet is a Tasteful Accessory

by Marvin Williamson June 1, 2015
Maison Margiela is giving us something special to hold all that hardworking cash in.
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BAPE’s Bapesta Rainbow T-Shirt

by Marvin Williamson May 26, 2015
With a large collection of graphic tees already under their belt, Bape looks to build on that collection with the introduction of the Bapesta Rainbow. Their latest release takes the classic Bapesta Tee and adds a colorful twist to it.


Adopt a Simpler Look with Lucid FC’s Off-White Baseball Hat

by Marvin Williamson May 16, 2015
Moving a shade over on the spectrum, Lucid FC crafted up a off-white baseball hat. With the baseball season underway for a little over a month now, you can rock this hat at your favorite team’s game. The hat is comprised of 100 percent cotton, and is fully adjustable.

The Neighborhood Logger Shirt

by Marvin Williamson April 29, 2015
The logger shirt, according to Neighborhood, is a updated version of the classic lumberjack shirt. This variation looks a bit more modern with its 100 percent cotton flannel fabric and chest pockets. At the hem lies a signature logo label and detailed buttons throughout. The shirt is well patterned and comes in a orange color way.


Carlton Yaito’s N.1 Jeans

by Marvin Williamson April 29, 2015
There’s a lot to love about Carlton Yaito’s N.1 Jeans. Distressed at the knees, five pocket styled, and flavored in tan wrapped up in a slim fit, this jean is worth the look. The jean isn’t your typical piece, as it’s made out of cotton and not denim. The distressed knee is layered in black so […]

Amerikanah’s S/S ’15 Lookbook

by Marvin Williamson April 28, 2015
Amerikanah is sending a very powerful message with their latest collection. Police brutality against blacks has been a prominent issue in the United States within the past few years. Americana is using their status as a clothing brand to get a message across to young america. Across the collection, you can find messages printed onto […]