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En Noir SS13, Attitude of Black

By May 7, 2013Fashion News

Bringing back some of the best products from the 90’s is not particularly new news now but nonetheless that doesn’t excuse consumers to still generate some excitement towards them, should some of the favorites make a come back, just as The Air Jordan 5 Grape edition has done. From the warehouses, to stock takes and shelves; into the hands of well anticipated customers, you might as well embrace the impact of their comeback because they’ll be no denying it worn on the feet of the next sneaker-head you see. Originally released in 1990, this specific colourway of the Jordan 5s never accompanied Mr Michael Jordan of the brand Air Jordan’s  on the court to any of his games but rather took its attention from the loud flashy, retro youthful style of that time.

michael jordan on a wheaties ceareal box in grape 5s

Growing up as most young adults would have witnessed, if not through idolizing Michael Jordan, then maybe seeing the L shape kicks feature on our greatest, more cherished family name TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring actor Will Smith or maybe  worn on comedian Chris Rocks comedy album Born Suspect album art. Unfortunately limited in numbers the sells of the shoe didn’t excel in comparison to the release in 2006.

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Colour way trending a grape purple and aqua/ teal combination together against the crisp white leather upper body of the sneakers. Not to forget the smaller areas of black and dark navy within the waves of colour accents along the shoe sole. Like the Fresh Prince himself, these fly kicks replace strictly white sneakers during summer, to encourage the free options of vibrant summer colours and energetic themes to toy around with for a casually inspired 90’s retro look. Metaphorically speaking, your outfit can be played soft into reliably sensible looks but also loud and behold as much playful characterization of your choosing.

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The shoes dropped Saturday 4th May 2013 just gone and are available in stores, check Size? to get your pair now.

Words by Abisola

Bringing back some of the best products from the 90’s is not particularly new news now but nonetheless that doesn’t excuse consumers to still generate some excitement towards them, should some of the favorites make a come back, just as The Air Jordan 5 Grape edition has done. From the warehouses, to stock takes and shelves; into the hands of well anticipated customers, you might as well embrace the impact of their comeback because they’ll be no denying it worn on the feet of the next sneaker-head you see. Originally released in 1990, this specific colourway of the Jordan 5s never accompanied Mr Michael Jordan of the brand Air Jordan’s  on the court to any of his games but rather took its attention from the loud flashy, retro youthful style of that time.

michael jordan on a wheaties ceareal box in grape 5s

Growing up as most young adults would have witnessed, if not through idolizing Michael Jordan, then maybe seeing the L shape kicks feature on our greatest, more cherished family name TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring actor Will Smith or maybe  worn on comedian Chris Rocks comedy album Born Suspect album art. Unfortunately limited in numbers the sells of the shoe didn’t excel in comparison to the release in 2006.

tumblr_lxarmv5XQm1qmqjcho1_500

fresh prince jordan grape5

Colour way trending a grape purple and aqua/ teal combination together against the crisp white leather upper body of the sneakers. Not to forget the smaller areas of black and dark navy within the waves of colour accents along the shoe sole. Like the Fresh Prince himself, these fly kicks replace strictly white sneakers during summer, to encourage the free options of vibrant summer colours and energetic themes to toy around with for a casually inspired 90’s retro look. Metaphorically speaking, your outfit can be played soft into reliably sensible looks but also loud and behold as much playful characterization of your choosing.

JordanV-1

The shoes dropped Saturday 4th May 2013 just gone and are available in stores, check Size? to get your pair now.

Words by Abisola

Head designer of street wear brand Black Scale, Rob Garcia essentially recited the foundation and built up the high fashion influenced street wear brand before venturing to his own aspirations to do his own thing from Black Scale to En Noir. Now head designer of En Noir the brand has delivered quite a powerful punch to men’s fashion and style immensely. Before spring summer on the fashion calendar is truly over there’s just enough time to feature with the attitude of black in their SS13 look book.

Alongside the sultry looks of French male model, Willy Cartier previously featured here, En Noir SS13 looks to be the quality of amazing! Keeping to the strong signature of leather with a masculine attitude of sleek black threads as rocked by artists such as Drake, Kanye West, Rocky, ASAP, Chris Brown, Usher, Fabulous, Big Sean and 2Chains,

With the photos from the look-book we see a mash up of different textures from perforated, mesh and quilted leather with the enhanced advantages of cuts, patterns and of course styling. Overall the look book creates the character of a man to collectively be the fine line of both the adapted hip hop urban culture and high end European fashion with the influences in-depth/ Gothic mannerism if to extend that far. Everything of this collection is another incredible level to incorporate a very solid, firm factor into spring summer, mounding layers or combining pieces around the selected pieces of En Noir Black mesh snakeskin tank tops, quilted leather motorcycle jacket or full on Black and White prison like jumpsuit in comparison to the extent of light materials, exposing cuts and colours as the season’s groundwork.

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Some things are basic and simplistic but yet so grand.

Words by Abisola

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