Yeezy and Big Baller Brand collaborate for the Culture — The Triple B Yeezy — Lavar And Kanye Wests creation

We go Again

I see this so clearly in my minds eye as the right thing to do. On the occasion where you can have two people who garner global attention such as Lavar Ball and Kanye West you expect something to come from them as a producer.

I cannot see one reason why they should not have a collaboration, the Yeezy Brands superior Technology and Big Baller Brands in with basketball culture and creating an alternative space where student athletes can practice their skills and get paid for it having a Triple B Yeezy basketball shoe on The Ball Brothers feet is an independent businessman’s dream. The only thing that can get in the way is the fact Yeezy is an Adidas Company and BBB can be considered a competitor, with Kanye’s non compete looking the way it does could make the sneaker non Existent.

Let’s make the speculation though, if we were to guess when Kanye West and Lavar Ball would collab I would say on LaMelo Ball’s draft day. Seems far enough out that Kanye would be in talks of signing a new contract LaMelo will have enough buzz round Melo as a star* in College will be high and he’s practically guaranteed he will be a top 15 pick off merit.

That’s when you strike while the iron is white hot, right now the frenzy for yeezy has died down the generation is grown up out of college and working they don’t have time to be hyping Yeezy. But! This can all be rectified with one great collaboration — grabbing a whole new generation who Respect Melo as one of their greats — this is what they were meant for to Turbo charge an already great Brand that runs on superior design and technology it will only Advance the cause if you get the future Jordan of the League. Not comparing Melo to Jordan in skill but in attention and respect for his skill he’s garnering he’s up there with the Greats of his generation.

If LaMelo were to by some miraculous reason play with his brothers the stars will truly align with Kanye and Lavar this time. Where technology will meet hype in the ultimate cross over of sportsmanship and genius.

In writing this I have gathered an even greater respect for the collaboration if it happens and want nothing more than for it to happen.For hip hop, for basketball, for black culture for independent business people everywhere who want to build their own thing. To show them collaborating across and not up can work just as well.

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Spring of the Rookie: JW Anderson, Ravers in the Street

Spring of The Rookie… We Go Again

In spring of the rookie I explore all the fashion designers whose aesthetic were forced into my periphery by way of osmosis.

Just as I stumble on new music is the same way new designers make it into my lense, creating intrigue to me usually with their first season.

JW Anderson was a different story, i first found out about him through his marketing campaigns with fashion websites and influencers, the signature turtleneck with the big O as an example for this year where he was really in center stage with the Stylist on Instagram from Korea to North America I was amazed to see the amount of people wearing what he has to offer with all the knitwear and woollens he provided.

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I was put onto JW Anderson as one to watch in 2016 and you hear a couple things here and there and in 2017 when I thought up my first collection was when it made sense why he was one to watch for menswear.

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What he does with form and silhouettes with the contemporary style luxuriant comfort big bulky and well made come to mind when describing this recent season I have seen.

Takin a look back to pre 2054 I really understood the draw by the industry because there is this hint of fusion or melding of men’s and womenswear, I saw the trend around that time and took no lead from it but to see what it inspired before menswear became more black culture orientated it was kind of a “pioneering” step for contemporary. Not saying people haven’t tried before it’s just that this is the time it worked

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Then we go to the business side I spoke about the marketing and e-commerce and merchandising of the garments, come to find out Jonathan has a CEO. Now this is a major major thing to me because I see creatives as a business idea, which needs a CEO to run the business and Creative to run the Ethos just like in Silicon Valley.

Jonathan is done what I see as the future in real time which happened when it was just a spark of an idea back when I was still figuring everything out in University. Something so American coming from a British Designer making sure he’s successful as a business and a designer.

What an amazing tale of ingenuity and creative flare. Not just clothes but an infrastructure, it’s a fools tale to call him a rookie but compared to where I see him heading considering he’s been thinking so forward from early, I would not call it a stretch to say JW Anderson will become an institution

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For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete  ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse

SOTR — Sneakers (Sneaker Sunday) : A Cold Wall Nike — Air Force 1 and Vomero +5 SP

Spring of The Rookie, We go again

The a cold wall range is not heavily merchandisable in my eyes which is why I see the Nike’s as a fun experiment.

A cold wall is an ethos which means it lives through mediums rather than being a medium.

Taking in that I see the experiment with the classical cross society sneakers by Nike, and at the experimental feel.

Air Force 1

I see Air Force 1 as a test to see if you can make it art, it’s already a staple but can you make it a staple to a subset. The patent leather framework was broken down and reappropriated as a piece of work that’s is used to sell and resell as part of the sneaker stock market.

Usually Air Force 1’s are edited and curated but these are kept, much like the Yeezys and Off Whites making them dirty and changing them in anyway causes disruption to the price.

Or should it? Using the ACW* AF1 might very well be part of the score, having them used and recycled shared much like a house or the stone used to make it. Makes sense to me, but the deeper understanding of ACW* might not be part of the Zeitgeist or heartbeat of the subsection of the culture it speaks to.

Apart from that the play on texture on the back panel and the imprint of the swoosh is

Nike Vomero +5

From review sources I have been told they are very light and comfortable trainer. The block is very light and superficial

The OG Vomero SP are Just as a running shoe should be, The pattern harkens back to an age of sneakers pre dad shoe even. When sport was the goal. The true sport Trainer.

What Samuel Ross done for it was make the silhouette something distinguishable from the SP a not so subtle thing that adds and says look at me a quite ornate thing to do in design especially when the AF1 was a take away process, take away the laces, take away from the texture. I see it as a detail of interior 90’s design when they would paint the wall add a roughcast texture to a wall for no reason. To be frank I enjoy the meme where someone charges their phone with the Vomero or is it the Puma?

When you look at the detailing I see about 3 or 4 subtle colour notes on the black 3 different blacks 2 greys and 5 different types of polymers. In the white the same but white the red is more mute in it than the SP more like a burgundy


I like Samuel Ross approach to *life. He’s built up a community of his own and does things for an ethos of a cross section of people that doesn’t speak to race but ethics and politics

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete  ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse