The French Federation and the future of French football — Raphaël Varane, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye and Mamadou Sakho — unveiled the new French national team away kit for 2014, and made their own personal pledges to make their nation proud this summer. France will compete in Brazil this year in an away uniform that combines their inherent style and flair for fashion with the best in performance innovation.
“This new away kit is unmistakably French. It is understated yet stylish and gives France a clear national identity on the pitch,” – Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Football.
The “Marinière,” a classic French design motif, makes a subtle return to the away jersey in the form of a tonal grey mariner stripe. The jersey also features a new crest, inspired by the classic cockerel worn by the French team in 1958. The symbol is enlarged, freed from it’s badge, and given the space to become the ultimate symbol of national pride. The crest is meticulously embroidered and inspired by the intricate bullion technique, which lends textural interest. The new and bigger blue cockerel stands proudly alone with its elegant plume of feathers elevated. The away jersey has a stand collar, and inside the back of the neck is a small pennant featuring the red, white and blue colours of France’s tricolor flag.
Basically, it’s awesome.
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With 90,000 entries from 132 countries, the 57th World Press Photo Contest concluded with winning imagery from nine themed categories such as Sports News, Nature, General News, and Observed Portraits. The winner of the Contemporary Issues genre and Word Press Photo of the Year 2014 came from American photographer John Stanmeyer. Shown above, his photo captured African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night — a transit point for migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East – raising their phones to try and capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia to reach relatives abroad. The photo was shot for National Geographic which Stanmeyer regularly contributes too. For more information on the photo and competition head to Word Press Photo.
At a time where concern for mobile device privacy and security is at its highest point, the Blackphone recently made its timely debut at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Created by SGP Technologies, a joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, the Blackphone features both a unique Android-based system called PrivatOS and an accompanying suite of privacy-enabled apps.
On the hardware side, the Blackphone packs a 2 GHz quad-core SoC, a 4.7″ HD IPS screen, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, 802.11n WiFi, GPS and both a 8MP primary camera with flash and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and more.
The Blackphone is currently available for pre-order to individuals and enterprises unlocked through the brand website with a starting price of 0. It will also be available through select partner carriers when it first launches including KPN mobile, serving Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
Nike Sportswear are preparing to introduce an all new rendition of the Roshe Run through the White Label initiative. These first images of the sneakers feature the colors of two of the most high profile footballing nations, England and Brazil. Elements that highlight the updated version include the EVA foam outsole being replaced by a Nike Free sole, streamlined/simple uppers have been replaced by structured Tech Fleece material, and “NIKE” has been plastered on the heel. While I am sure there will be many more versions releasing before the World Cup in June, you can now head over to Prime to get the “England” and “Brazil” versions.
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Nike Sportswear White Label Roshe Run World Cup 2014 Collection
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American photographer Eric Kvatek and Kapital designer Hirata Kiro have enjoyed a fruitful creative partnership over the past nine years, one which has produced numerous memorable campaigns for the Japanese label. With a collaborative history that rich, filmmaker and friend of the label, Hsiang Chin Moe, decided to delve deeper into the duos’ working processes, and has documented just that in his forthcoming film, Kapital World. Entering the journey in its most recent chapter, Moe’s film finds Kiro and Eric in France shooting the Spring 2014 Kapital lookbook, “Sailor Ninja.” Check out the short trailer above, and stay tuned for what promises to be an insightful behind-the-scenes look at this unique creative collaboration.
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”Kapital World” Trailer [Video]
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Bandanna Almanac put us on to an exciting new project. Kapital designer, Hirata Kiro and American Photographer, Eric Kvatek have been working together for nine years , creating a brilliant array of eccentric, and often theatrical lookbooks for the Japanese clothing brand. Filmmaker (and friend of the label) Hsiang Chin Moe was one of the many that picked up on the unique chemistry of this duo, and wanted to dive deeper into their creative process, which naturally he decided to do via film. Following Kiro, Kvatek and crew across the world, Kapital World is a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at the pair and the steps they take to create another impressive Kapital campaign. Preview the film below.
Creating The “Kapital World” With Hirata Kiro And Eric Kvatek is a post by Glenys Johnson on Selectism.
As we all know, New York and LA have long been in an epic battle to be the only place in America that matters, and thankfully, Stampd has just released a new series of products that will let you show the world which city you support. The black and white range features, among other things, products with the words “New York” or “Los Angeles” emblazoned on the front.
Click here now, to buy yours and pick a side.
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New Products From Stampd Pit New York Against LA
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Can all the real football hooligans please stand up? That’s soccer for all the Murican’s reading. Nonetheless, with the Brasil-bound 2014 World Cup slowly sneaking up on us, Nike is slowly letting loose a barrage of country themed collections specifically for the world’s largest game. The Nike SB Lunar Gato ‘World Cup Pack’ features representative colours for host country Brasil, Holland, France and England. All tunings are tipped up in trimmings of smooth suede/synthetic, gum outsoles and contrasting heel counters. We are already struggling to pick a country to put our money behind, so we’re going to leave the task up to you. Look to grab your pair now, via Flatspot.
Aside from the fact it’s just about the best looking hammer we’ve ever laid eyes on, the Cole-Bar gets maximum points for being the Swiss Army knife of its category with its impressive multi-functional credentials. Seven tools in one, alongside its original function you also get a crowbar, angle measurer, ruler, socket wrench, nail pliers and demolition tool. Invented by Lance Hyde, a Kickstarter project initially, you can now pre-order this incredible tool over at the website. Check out the gallery for more.
The Cole-Bar Hammer – Quite Possibly The Best Hammer In The World is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Since its formation back in 2010, Pensole Footwear Design Academy has turned more than 60 doodling hopefuls into industry super designers the world over. Guided by the likes of celebrated sneaker architect D’Wayne Edwards, students enter intensive hands-on tuition from some of the best in the business, with the likes of Nike, Jordan, adidas and Reebok taking on graduates.
In a bid to crown a king sneaker scholar, Pensole Footwear Design Academy has today announced the ‘World Sneaker Championship’. Taking place from May 27 to June 20 in New York City, 21 applicants will take part in the four-week master class, in which one ultimate design will be throned and manufactured to be sold at retail.
To apply for entry, and to be eligible to win a scholarship to attend the class – students must submit one original footwear design, sketched by hand in black and white or colour. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age or 18 with a year of college.
Deadline for all applications is March 30, 2014. All applications can be submitted via the Pensole MESH101.
So, you think you have what it takes to be the next Tinker? Prove it.