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TOP NBA DRAFT PICK JUSTISE WINSLOW JOINS ADIDAS
Justise Winslow Selected by the Miami Heat at No. 10 in the 2015 NBA Draft, Justise Winslow is a versatile swingman who combines lightning athleticism with lockdown defense. With high-flying dunks and natural toughness, the leftie was an all-around standout in college during his team’s championship run. Prior to his time in college, Winslow won three state championships at St. John’s High School in Houston and was named a two-time Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-American. – adidas today announced a partnership with Justise Winslow, the No. 10 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. The versatile wing is heralded for his for strong finishes at the rim, lockdown defense and tough, physical play. “I’m excited to be a part of adidas,” said Winslow. “I loved playing in their basketball shoes at adidas Nations and what they’ve been doing with Kanye and Originals is changing the game. I pride myself in being the best player on the court and having unique style off it and adidas will definitely help me do both.” Winslow joins the ranks of an adidas basketball roster highlighted by NBA All-Stars James Harden of the Houston Rockets, John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. The Miami Heat rookie will be featured in a variety of upcoming adidas initiatives, including adidas’ global brand campaign which will coincide with the start of the NBA season. He will also play a critical role in the development of basketball footwear and apparel. “We’re moving in a new direction and adding Justise to the young, up-and-coming players who are already part of our team is incredible,” said Chris Grancio, adidas global basketball general manager. “His speed, instinct, athleticism and passion will no doubt translate to immediate success and we look forward to building a successful future with Justise as he joins our brand.”
Stella McCartney revolutionized sporting apparel OPENS IN US adidas and long-standing partner Stella McCartney are excited to announce the opening of the first ever stand alone adidas by Stella McCartney store in the United States. Located at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami’s bustling pedestrian promenade, the new dedicated and custom-built store offering a selection of unique pieces from the new adidas by Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2014 collection. “Opening the first adidas by Stella McCartney store in the US is very exciting for me. After our nine year collaboration it’s a milestone for the brand and a natural next step. Miami is the perfect place to showcase the collection focused on style and performance,” says Stella McCartney. The opening of America’s first ever standalone adidas by Stella McCartney store represents the next phase of the remarkable journey between adidas and Stella McCartney. Offering the same fusion of performance and style that revolutionized sporting apparel nine years ago, the new Miami store will feature selected pieces from this season’s vibrant Swim, Run, Cycling, Studio, Yoga and adidas by Stella McCartney barricade ranges – from apparel to footwear and accessories.
IN THE ARTS
A Sensory Saturation For the audience innovative art
he 27th World of WearableArt™ Awards Show, known as WOW®, kicks off on Thursday 24th September for its annual Show Season in Wellington New Zealand.
WOW is New Zealand’s largest arts show and each year a new theatrical world is created in which incredible garments are bought to life. This year 55,000 show goers will attend from around the world. WOW® is a breathtaking spectacular of dance, theatre, music, and art. The garments you see on stage are the award-contending designs selected from worldwide entries in the annual WOW Awards competition, which puts the simple, but challenging brief to designers - to take “art off the wall and adorn onto the human form”. Designers come from all occupations, from all over the world. WOW® gives designers the opportunity to be innovative, original and not bound by the constraints of commercialism. The only limit is their imagination. WOW® is best described as a glorious rebellion against the mundane, a choreographed collision where fantasy meets reality and dreams merge with nightmares. For the audience, it is a sensory saturation, with the bodies on stage forming a moving canvas in a seamless, fluid exhibition that is enhanced by soundscapes, lighting, dance, drama, and comedy. There is no narration and no language barriers.
Selena Gomez’s adidas neo autumn
portswear gets a new look this season with Selena Gomez’s adidas neo autumn collection. Intertwining active accents with feminine details, your autumn wardrobe will never look so good.
As the autumn chill comes to town, layering options are called upon, and Selena’s new collection has some beautiful options in store for all. This collection sees the perfect mix of teen’s lifestyle and adidas roots. Girls are encouraged to embrace their active and feminine side with Selena’s adidas neo collection. Autumn silhouette favourites take on a sports luxe-inspired feel. Sports basics such as sweaters, joggers and windbreakers are designed with soft metallics and active details to elevate feminine elements. A soft pink colour combined with a washed blue shade are emphasized this season, bringing a street vibe to the collection. Metallic heathers add femininity and richness whilst black and whites thrive an edgier look. Flash orange makes an appearance to add an active sports feel through neon pops. Mixing the trends with sports silhouettes allows for trans-seasonal pieces which are perfect for layering, allowing you to tailor your wardrobe to the late summer weather as well as the chill of early autumn. The accessories line compliments Selena’s collection with a knitted beanie in flash orange and collegiate navy colourways. With a jersey tote in both grey heather and flash orange with the adidas logo stitched on one panel and a tassle to spice up the style and a sporty yet feminine weekend carry-all style bag that can be used for the gym, a city trip or a day in the park. In footwear transparent materials and layering bring the collection to life. Selena’s adidas neo footwear collection gets a luxe upgrade with subtle hints of metallic in both the logo and shoe lace threads. No stitching is used in the collection for a clean, feminine and seamless silouhette along with reflective details on the footwear.
The design The accessories line compliments Selenaâ€™s collection with a knitted beanie in flash orange and collegiate navy colourways. With a jersey tote in both grey heather and flash orange with the adidas logo stitched on one panel and a tassle to spice up the style and a sporty yet feminine weekend carry-all style bag that can be used for the gym, a city trip or a day in the park. In footwear transparent materials and layering bring the collection to life. Selenaâ€™s adidas neo footwear collection gets a luxe upgrade with subtle hints of metallic in both the logo and shoe lace threads. No stitching is used in the collection for a clean, feminine and seamless silouhette along with reflective details on the footwea
the new Climachill product range makes sure athletes can perform at their best
oday adidas launches its ‘Uncontrol Yourself ’ campaign about the new Spring/Summer 2015 climachill product range. Featuring international athletes like football star Gareth Bale and tennis ace Simon Halep, basketball player Jeremy Lin and track & field running star Octavious Freeman, the campaign will include ATL, BTL, digital and PR activations across the globe.
Realizing that when it comes to performance, every degree matters, the new Climachill product range makes sure athletes can perform at their best regardless of heat, through new age design and material selection for maximum cooling. The revolution truly continues – in black. The campaign presents the evolution of Climachill (from 2014) with the new and valiant black training shirt; which is not only sleek in design and aesthetics, but also at the forefront of active-cooling technology within the sporting goods industry. Thanks to its cutting edge instant cool sensation, advance breathability and supreme heat and moisture transfer capabilities, the shirt keeps body temperatures under control even in the hottest conditions. Enabling athletes of all levels to train harder, run longer and stay focused, enhancing athletic performance whether in training or in the intensity of competition. The adidas Climachill line has been revolutionary in active cooling technology due to its uniquely engineered design profile: industry-first 3D aluminum-cooling spheres are strategically located on the back and neck to correspond with the warmest area of the body, and provide instant cooling sensation on contact. A micro fiber fabric allows the garment to act like mesh and transports excess moisture away from your skin. The revolutionary SubZero flat yarn contains titanium and maximizes surface contact with skin, transferring more heat away from the body. Real Madrid FC, Champions League winning footballer Gareth Bale commented on the new member of the climachill range: ‘Moving from England to Spain has been an exciting journey from all aspects: different country, culture, language, an amazing club and of course weather. I keep my performance at a high level by working hard every day and push myself to the limits. By having athletes’ needs always in mind, adidas leads in innovating sports technologies: its cooling technology helps me by regulating my body temperature and releases excess moisture from my body, which enables me perform. For me it’s massively important to have both style and performance in one product. The new black (mélange) training t-shirt is the perfect example for sports apparel that looks cool and keeps you cool.’ Simona Halep, #3 WTA Ranked tennis player also welcomed the new member of the Climachill range: ‘Playing in extreme conditions can be challenging both mentally and physically. I need to wear sportswear that helps me to concentrate better during practices and major tournaments. Especially, in tournaments like Melbourne or Miami I For Immediate Release need an outfit that keeps my body temperature under control. The new black t-shirt is an essential must-have in any women’s sports wardrobe – just like the little black dress for any casual nights out. It flatters my body shape and looks great on-and off-court.’
Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1
For Autumn/Winter 2015, Kanye West and adidas Originals unveil a bold new proposition: YEEZY SEASON 1, a collection of apparel and footwear that cherishes universality and timelessness. Described by West as the world’s first “solutions-based” clothing line, the individual pieces define a style that matches the relentless pace of contemporary lives. “I don’t want the clothes to be the life,” he says. “I want the clothes to help the life.” Presented during New York Fashion Week just before All-Star Weekend, the show was conceptualized by West in close collaboration with renowned contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft. Upon entering the venue, guests were lead into a dimly lit room, where 9 rows of models stood stoic. As lights turned on with blinding intensity, each row of models progressed forward, lending the audience a full view of the clothes. Guests including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber, P. Diddy, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, George Condo, Anna Wintour, Spike Jonze, Russell Simmons, Big Sean, Pete Wentz, Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, Steven Klein, 2Chainz, Cassie, Alexander Wang, Kehinde Wiley, Tom Sachs, Gia Coppola, Travis Scott, A-Trak, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Hailey Baldwin, and adidas athletes John Wall and Von Miller. “Wolves” an unreleased track from West’s forthcoming studio album embodied the pinnacle of this epic performance.” With this collection, West’s goal is to absolve consumers of dressing’s daily stress by creating a line of high-quality essentials that can be freely combined in infinite ways—”like Legos,” he says. For the designer this means stripped-down, comfortable, and unpretentious clothes for a “modern jet-set couple,” pieces to be worn from the gym to the office to a meeting to the airport and everywhere in between. “I wanted something that felt like New York or Paris or Tokyo or Santa Barbara or Chicago—a worldliness and an ease.”
The Daily Meal Announces the 35 Best Sushi Bars in America for 2015 The Daily Meal, the worldâ€™s largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 35 Best Sushi Bars in America. The top restaurants featured were spread throughout the country, with this yearâ€™s list featuring 12 states ONE OF THE MANY ON LIST WAS Japanese MarketNorth Bay Village, Florida 19.
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli takes the flag
n only his second Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America start Cedric Sbirrazzuoli took the checkered flag to win Round 2 to cap off an exciting weekend of racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Sbirrazzuoli earned the top honor in his No. 07 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo fielded by STR and representing Lamborghini Dallas with a .0436 victory over Round 1 winner Richard Antinucci in the No. 50 O’Gara Motorsport entry representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills. Sbirrazzuoli was also the top Pro-Am finisher. 2014 Driver Champion Kevin Conway and co-driver Enrique Bernoldi completed the overall Huracán podium, finishing third in the Lamborghini Paramus entry fielded by Prestige Performance. “First of all it was my dream to race in Laguna so leaving with a second and first place overall and two wins in Pro-Am, for me, is great,” Sbirrazzuoli said. “Yesterday I didn’t know the car, the track or the team, but in the end everything went right and we won.” Joe Courtney and Aaron Povoledo finished fourth overall and second in the Huracán Pro-Am division in the No. 77 Musante-Courtney Racing entry representing Lamborghini Miami. O’Gara Motorsport driver Ryan Ockey rounded out the Top-5 and was the first Huracán Amateur finisher in the No. 89 Lamborghini Vancouver entry. Sbirrazzuoli picked up a position on the first lap to sit in second after starting third. He maintained his position until the mandatory pitstop window opened. After Antinucci received a drive thru penalty for a shortened stop, Sbirrazzuoli took the lead and never looked back. Sbirrazuoli had over a 7-second lead with 12 minutes remaining. Antinucci, sitting in fourth, overtook Bernoldi and Corey Lewis in a single pass with 10:34 to go. He continued to chip away at Sbirrazuoli’s lead, but the young driver from Monaco was able to hold him off to get his first win of the season.
Published on Oct 16, 2015