Nous Sommes (which is French for “We Are”) is a jewelry brand from Paris, France that is lead by designers Kizda and Jeremy, and has gained much interest because of their collection of pendants that resemble the faces of celebrities in the fashion and music world. Inspired by the popular Jesus Piece, these pendants features celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Spike Lee, Terry Richardson, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Jones, and Michael Jackson in gold, black, and old silver metal. They’ve already been embraced by many big names in the industry, and are price at (approx. $226-$292)
Terry Richardson, Kizda, & Jeremy
After all three colorways of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy shoe were released last year, the growing rumors of an Air Yeezy 2 offering quickly began to develop. In fact, even after the release of the first colorway, the Zen Gray Yeezys, Kanye started those very Air Yeezy 2 rumors when he created a video blog thanking everyone who picked up a pair of the original version. More than a year later, speculation has once again peaked after Big Sean hinted at a Nike Air Yeezy 2 when he was interviewed by The Shoe Game.
To finish off a busy 2010 year for German camera company Leica, another limited edition version of the M9 surfaces. On a similar note to a release seen in the first half of 2010, the camera features a brown synthetic ostrich leather wrapping complete with a matching strap. The camera will be limited to 50 pieces with a suggested retail price of $12,950 USD.
NIKE ZOOM KOBE VI CHRISTMAS DAY “GREEN MEANS GO”
Inspired by his annual Christmas Day game, this year vs. Miami, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI was designed in green with red laces. This performance basketball shoe was inspired by Bryant’s on-court alter ego, the Black Mamba and draws its cues from the fearsome snake. The Zoom Kobe VI incorporates key performance elements in a low-profile shoe that weighs just 10.6 ounces (men’s US size 9) making it one of Nike’s lightest basketball shoes. Kobe also wanted his shoe to provide a couture fit so designers had to find a way to provide a custom fit for the masses. To provide a custom fit, the Kobe VI features a Dual Density sockliner that molds to the shape of your foot as you wear the shoe. It wraps up higher than most sockliners to cup the foot for a better fit and feel. The sockliner works in tandem with the heel counter to provide a tighter, more comfortable fit in the heel.
The Nike Zoom Kobe VI launches on December 26, 2010.
THE KD III CHRISTMAS DAY “NO YIELD FOR YELLOW”
Nike Zoom KD III is designed with specific insights from basketball star Kevin Durant. KD wanted his signature performance shoe to be accessible to everyone. The designer of the shoe found innovative ways to incorporate story telling design details to offer a true signature experience at an accessible price point.
Most details are included in the outsole of the shoe and include:
Five lightning bolts come together on the outsole to represent his team.
Piano keys near the heel and midfoot of the outsole represent KD’s love of music.
BF62 repeat pattern throughout the outsole is a nod to the legendary game where KD scored 62 points at Barry Farms in his home town of Washington D.C.
LEBRON 8 V/2 CHRISTMAS DAY “RUN ON RED”
Like a lion on the hunt, the LEBRON 8 V/2 is designed to be leaner and lighter, and to reflect LeBron’s evolving physical condition as he goes into the critical second half of the season. At a full 1 oz lighter than the first LEBRON 8, the V/2 is the first Nike Basketball shoe with an upper made entirely of Flywire technology with lightweight mesh in key areas, delivering LeBron the support he needs to overcome his opponents.
The LEBRON 8 V/2 Christmas Day shoe launches on December 26, 2010.
Although Holiday 2010 stands as one of the more exciting seasons in recent times, Holiday 2011 will stand toe-to-toe with this year as we learn that Jordan Brand has confirmed another retro of its Air Jordan III in the iconic black/cement colorway. Following news of a Concord XI drop during the same season, the shoes will once again grace store shelves even though the shoes were retroed not too long ago via the CDP. Official imagery of both hasn’t been released but samples are sure to be floating around once 2011 arrives. Stay tuned for further news as it becomes available
Only a few seasons into their footwear line, Crooks & Castles has just released a new collection to mark the 2010 holiday season. While the original models were simplistic sneakers, this time around Crooks & Castles has begun to diversify its offerings into more sophisticated profiles. The collection is available now at First class clothing