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The 13 Best Naomi Campbell Fashion Moments

Today marks the birthday of an icon. One of the best supermodels to ever do it, Naomi Campbell has been capturing the hearts and eyes of the world since the start of her modeling career in 1986. Starting at the age of fifteen, Campbell has experienced other-worldly success, becoming one of the most recognizable, booked and busy supermodels of all-time. From her stunning beauty, to her legendary outfits and one-of-a-kind walk, there will never ever be another Naomi Campbell.

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Naomi at 2022 Met Gala

Now over thirty-five years into her career, Campbell still graces the runway, and still has all eyes on her. Today, we’ve decided to give ourselves the nearly impossible task of narrowing all of her monumental fashion moments to just thirteen of our favorites. Good luck to us right?

How do you do that with someone who at this point literally has thousands to choose from? We don’t know, but we’re going to try our best. Seeing as though Naomi has a bunch of moments that could complete our list from just one year alone, we’re only going to do a couple from each time period. 

Alright, let’s go for it. 

1. Naomi Campbell ELLE UK Campaign (1987)
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One year into her professional modeling career, Campbell graced the pages of ELLE UK, showcasing what was eventually to come. Campbell’s looks were simple, yet elegant as always.

2. Paris Fashion Week (1990s)
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Paris Fashion Week in the 1990s was tough to choose from. It literally took us 30 minutes to finally figure out which moment we wanted to use. We finally decided to go with Campbell’s Chanel look during the event. It was sultry, playful, and chic. 

3. Naomi Campbell Paris (1991)
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It’s giving royal princess. Campbell rocked Mila Schön during a June 1991 fashion show in Paris. Everything about this look is a killer. The pink gown, the black gloves, the hair…perfection.

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Michael Jackson always had the best of the best when it came to leading ladies in his short films, and he certainly made an excellent choice with Campbell. Donning a simple white crop short sleeve shirt with a matching skirt, Naomi’s look was one to remember.

5. Marc Jacobs Fashion Show (1994)
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It’s the versatility for us. Naomi delivered a classic office/semi-casual looks that was still very much haute couture.

6. 1995 Costume Institute Gala
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Naomi pulled up to the 1995 Costume Institute Gala aka The Met Gala wearing a dazzling silver Versace dress. This look still gets included in “Best Met-Gala Looks of All-Time” round-ups to this day.

7. 1997 Victoria Secret Fashion Show
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Victoria Secret was thee place to be and thee thing to wear. Naomi wore this incredible outfit during Victoria Secret’s 1997 Fashion Show.

8. 2001 Milan Fashion Week
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Who could forget this outfit? Wearing Gianfranco Ferré, Campbell strutted down the runway rocking this red custom piece during the 2001 Milan Fashion Week.

9. 2003 Paris Fashion Week
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So now we get to do our favorite 2000s Naomi Paris Fashion Week Moment. Fun! While just like the 1990s it was a tough decision, we went with her blue Elie Saab Haute Couture dress from the 2003 event.

10. The First Ladies of Africa Health Summit (2009)
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We haven’t done a red carpet moment yet, as we’ve mostly been sticking with our favorite runway moments, but make no mistake⁠—Campbell has lit up every runway she’s been on as well. Her look at the 2009 First Ladies of Africa Health Summit was 1940s ravishing darling.

11. 2012 London Olympic Games
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Oh, and Naomi dominates the Olympics too. Joined by Lily Cole, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, Karon Elson, Georgia May Jagger, and Stella Tennant, Naomi’s shone bright in gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

12. 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Suit Naomi is always a moment. Wearing a custom Alexandre Vauthier two piece suit, Naomi annihilated the Vanity Fair Oscar red carpet.

13. London Sighting 2022
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And if you think she’s going to ever let up⁠—think again.

Happy birthday to the Queen! We hope Naomi has a great day and enjoys the fruits of her labor. 

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RIFRUF Releases Limited-Edition Shoes For National Dog Rescue Day

So we can all simultaneously agree that we love dogs right? Well, for those of us who are also sneaker lovers, there’s a new doggie shoe in town for our best friends to be dripped out in. RIFRUF, the brand that creates modern sneakers for hype dogs, is launching a limited-edition pair of pup-kicks: the RIFRRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker, the first-ever philanthropy-driven dog shoe.

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Decked out in a green and white colorway reminiscent of classic tennis vibes, the shoe is perfect for summer. Made from the same materials as premium human sneakers, the new launch will have dogs thanking owners for the protection of their paws, but that’s not the only thing to get excited about. 50% of the shoe’s proceeds will go directly to KK9R’s rescue efforts of finding at-risk dogs from South Korea new homes in the USA.

Launching today, National Dog Rescue Day, we caught up with RIFRUF co-founder Peter Liu. earlier this week to talk about the new shoe.

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RIFRRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker

ONE37pm: These sneakers are too cute! What makes the RIFRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker so special?

Liu: Thank you! This is RIFRUF’s very first collaboration project, as well as the first ever philanthropy-led dog shoe, so it’s an especially exciting time for us as a young brand. The collab with Korean K9 Rescue (KK9R) especially hits home for us because both of our organizations come from Queens.

We’ve always been inspired by KK9R’s mission of rescuing pups from across the world and bringing them to new homes through our beloved borough, and we’re thrilled that we get an opportunity to support them in our own way. As a dog brand, there’s nothing more important to us than believing in the dog-to-human connection and KK9R’s mission embodies just that.

ONE37pm: What went into the design of the shoes?

Liu: We really wanted to keep this sneaker simple, clean, and to the point. We felt it most fitting to use our most popular Caesar 1 sneaker as the base and added in the hits of the KK9R green in the most eye-catching spots. There was a balancing act of maintaining a sleek and modern look, but at the same time, making it obvious enough that KK9R was the real star of the show, and quite frankly, I think we hit it out of the park!

The best part throughout the process was working so closely together with the KK9R team — they do such amazing and admirable work over there. All we had to do was translate that into a shoe, so honestly, we did the easy part

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ONE37pm: There’s a charitable component here as well. 50% of proceeds will go directly to KK9R’s rescue efforts of finding at-risk dogs from South Korea new homes in the USA correct?

Liu: That’s correct! That’s what makes this shoe unique — it’s the first-ever philanthropy-led dog shoe. Each purchase directly goes to helping Korean K9 Rescue’s efforts to help at-risk dogs find new homes.

ONE37pm: What is the best way to keep these shoes clean?

Liu: Our shoes are made from the same materials that you can find in premium human sneakers (e.g., knitted mesh, 100% rubber outsole), which means you can clean them like any other human sneaker. For an all-over wash, you can machine wash cold, and air dry. Make sure to separate the sneakers using a small laundry bag in the wash however so that the velcro doesn’t stick on your clothes. If you need to just do a quick spot-clean, standard sneaker cleaner brands like Jason Markk work like a charm.

ONE37pm: Any more special puppy shoe collaborations in the works?

Liu: You can bet your tail on it! Just like human sneaker brands, there’s nothing more exciting than making collaboration sneakers. We’ve got plenty of fun collaborations in the pipeline coming up that we can’t reveal just yet but keep your noses peeled!

We definitely will bet our tails on it! You can purchase the new RIFRUF shoes here.

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TOMs and Wildfang Link Up For a Collaboration

TOMs x Wildfang are making a style statement while also making a positive change in the world. Launched last week, the TOMS x Wildfang collection marks the second time the two mission-driven brands have partnered for a collaboration that makes an impact. The trend-forward collaboration features a double-breasted blazer, cropped pants and two new TOMS footwear silhouettes.

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The best part? This collab will benefit organizations like GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. GirlForward supports girls displaced by conflict with mentor and education programs while encouraging them to explore their identities in a safe space.

ONE37pm spoke with TOMS’ Chief Marketing Officer Ian Stewart, and WILDFANG founder + CEO Emma Mcilroy to learn more about the project.

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ONE37pm: Congratulations on this second collaboration! How was it teaming up again for the second time?

Emma Mcilroy: It’s always fun to work with a partner with a shared vision to create an impact and some dope product.

Ian Stewart: Always a pleasure to work with the WILDFANG team. We’re so excited to get this collection out into the world and believe it does a great job exemplifying both brands’ values.

ONE37pm: What inspired the designs behind the four pieces included in the collection?

Emma Mcilroy: We started with our best-selling styles—the WILDFANG double-breasted suit & TOMS classic Alp. We then drew inspiration from our charity partner GirlForward. These young women are unbelievably inspiring. We learned a ton from our convos with them. Most of all, having an ecosystem around you is critical to being able to thrive — having a community and connection are what allow us to not only exist but succeed. We brought that connection through in the design through the solar system patterns and graphics — the system in which we all exist and are all connected.

Ian Stewart: Both TOMS & WILDFANG wanted to focus the collection’s design on GirlForward and how they provide safe spaces for girls. WILDFANG presented the idea of a safe space, and both brands did a literal interpretation of it by creating a space-inspired print. Bringing the ideas of your Orbit, systems of support, reaching for the stars, and support structure to life. You’ll see this print on the Classic Alp and suit from the collection.

We also wanted a sandal that would pair perfectly with the suit, so we used the bright Arcadian Green from the suit’s space print to create an elevated leather Mallow Crossover. And fully tying the collection together, you’ll find the same space print on the lining of the sandal as well, giving confidence to the women who wear it.

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ONE37pm: Can you explain more about the impact aspect? This collab will also benefit organizations like GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers correct?

Emma Mcilroy: GirlForward is a Chicago-based nonprofit serving over 200 girls via their tutoring, mentoring, and safe spaces programs. The girls in this program are truly incredible, each with their own list of creative passions & ambitions, and every purchase from the collection supports orgs like GirlForward in their mission of empowerment.

Ian Stewart: TOMS is in business to improve lives and invests â…“ of profits for grassroots good. This includes cash grants and deep partnerships with community organizations like GirlForward, to drive sustainable change.

ONE37pm: Anything else planned as we approach summer?

Ian Stewart: We have a number of exciting launches coming this summer! This includes introducing new colorways to our Fenix silhouette, the third and fourth parts of our 2022 Artist Series, and a collab with a trendy NYC streetwear brand.

Fashion Spotlight: As usual, we have a fashion spotlight for you guys. Our spotlight is Fossil’s newest handbag launch,  the Liza.

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Liza is a new shape for the brand, inspired by vintage camera bags, and are offered in seven perfect-for-summer colors and rich neutrals.  The classic silhouette is a nod to the ’90s – the best of the past meeting the best of today. Clean and modern lines coupled with signature statement hardware recall Fossil’s archival Liza wallet best-seller.

Key design features include plenty of interior and exterior storage, adjustable crossbody strap, REPREVEⓇ recycled polyester lining, and made with eco-leather sourced from a Leather Working Group rated tannery.

Make sure you check it out on the Fossil website!

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ONE37pm’s Top 13 Janet Jackson Fashion Moments

Today is Janet “Miss Jackson If Ya Nasty’s” birthday, and we are celebrating the occasion by taking a look back at some of her most iconic looks. A musical legend, Jackson is also a style legend whose revolutionary looks are still the source of inspiration for so many. Jackson’s musical eras are always accompanied by game-changing fits and hairstyles, making each era different from the last. Whether it’s a music video, performance, or an event, Janet Jackson always has her foot on our necks. So without further ado, let’s revisit some of these classic looks.

1. Control Era (1986)
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Ah. The Control era. Janet said that she was “taking control of what she was gonna say and do and that she was gonna do it her way.” She was not playing y’all. The Control era was accompanied by a lot of all-black fits that were very simple like the black leather jacket, black jeans, and black top she wore for her 1987 Grammy performance of “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” but still eye-catching.

And, of course, the hair. Our personal favorite is her “Pleasure Principle” look which featured Janet rocking a black t-shirt, black jeans, and bangs. Iconic.

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We’re gonna throw in this 1987 Grammy Performance just because if you haven’t seen it already, you need to. It’s a masterpiece.

2. Rhythm Nation Era (1989)
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Remember how we said Janet’s musical eras were often accompanied by a new look? The Rhythm Nation era was the first major example of that. Musically there was nothing about Rhythm Nation that was similar to Control, and the same can be said for Janet’s style during that time.

The all-black theme was still very much present, but this time around we primarily saw Jackson in sleek military wear with silver adornments along with a black ball cap which also had some of the same adornments that were clipped onto her outfit. One of these days we’re going to rock this look as a tribute to Janet for Halloween.

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And let’s put the “Rhythm Nation” video in here while we’re at it.

3. Janet Era (Album Cover) 1993
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Album-wise, we didn’t see Janet again until the release of her 1993 self-titled album Janet, and ladies and gentlemen, she served so many legendary looks during this era that we are going to have to break them up separately. We’ll start with the cover. Shot by the wonderful Patrick Demarchelier (may he rest in peace), the album cover featured Janet topless with her chest covered by then boyfriend Rene Elizondo.

This. Made. History. Jaw-dropping history. The world had never before seen Janet quite like this, and the cover marked the world’s introduction to a new Janet Jackson. 

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Once again, the theme was simple. For the video (which is one of our favorites), Janet wore a black crop vest, a choker, and black pants, but it was her performance at the 1993 VMA’s that really took the crown. For the performance, Janet rocked….wait for it….a halter black crop top, and jeans. That’s it. And yet, that outfit has withstood the test of time. The black crop and jeans had and still has some serious power. Oh, and once again the hair. Those light brown curls fit perfectly with Janet’s new style.

5. Poetic Justice (1993)
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Speaking of Janet Jackson’s looks that have withstood the test of time, we’ve gotta take it back to Poetic Justice. In the Black community, if you wear braids and a black hat, you automatically get called Janet Jackson. That’s the name of the game, and that is the power this look holds.

6. 1995 VMAs
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It had been a minute since we’d seen Janet with a short haircut, but she brought it back in 1995. For this event, Janet wore a white cropped shirt with black flowy pants which is still etched in our minds to this day. In fact, Teyana Taylor recreated the look at the 2017 VMAs (and killed it by the way).

7. The Velvet Rope Era (1997)
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To quote Jackson herself in the song “Free Xone,” the only rule for this era is that there were no rules. Let’s start with the red curls. I would be lying if I said that I haven’t thought about recreating this hairstyle on more than one occasion, and one day I am going to. Everything about The Velvet Rope was iconic. Every. Single. Thing. Did we say every single thing?

The album itself, the theme, the messages, the music videos, the performances, and the gosh darn Velvet Rope tour. The choreography. The nunchucks! In the words of James Brown, “Good God Almighty.”

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And here’s the “I Get So Lonely” video for good measure.

8. Y2K Janet (2000 MTV Movie Awards)
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The early 2000s were a super fun and interesting time. You were either somewhere futuristic, or you looked like you were about to be in the Matrix. This fit was very Matrix-like if you ask us, and of course, Janet looked incredible.

9. 2002 Essence Awards
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This look was a slightly more mature version of 1993 Janet. The light brown curls were back, and Janet looked amazing as she took to the stage to accept her award for “Entertainer of the Year.” Winning a prestigious award and slaying everybody fashion-wise? Who else does it like Janet?

10. Why Did I Get Married Premiere 2007
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The Red Dress. Nothing more needs to be said.

11. 2015 Bet Awards
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Janet donned a white ensemble to accept her Ultimate Icon Award at the 2015 BET Awards. Much deserved.

12. Pregnancy Announcement 2016
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Aw! What can top this? Mama Janet was glowing in this People Magazine exclusive where she officially confirmed her pregnancy. The white dress paired with the gray sweater was a cute chic maternity look.

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And as you can see from this latest Instagram post, Mama Janet is not letting up anytime soon.

We wish Queen Janet a very Happy Birthday, and we’re sure that there are plenty more legendary style moments ahead for this icon.

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How Stria Sport Is Changing The Basketball Shoe Game

Picture this. A basketball shoe and apparel line ran solely by former basketball players. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it’s not. Their name is Stria Sport, and it’s a name that you are soon to become very familiar with. Stria Sport has spent the better part of these last two years operating pretty much solely by word of mouth, and now they are ready to start changing that.

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Founded by Eric Porter, the team is made up of former college players and shoe industry leaders with a designer who was formerly with Nike and a developer who was with Puma. The 107 Series, Stria’s signature shoe line, originates from a college workout where Porter made a record of 107 three-pointer shots in a row.

Approved by the NBA last season and in the last year, have had over 40 professionals across the NBA/G League and Overseas wear their shoes. The goal with Stria was to create the most comfortable and lightweight performance shoe while maintaining an affordable price, and the reviews have ranked them the 4th best shoe to release in 2020, making them the only non-major brand on the list. Stria has the ability to do custom shoes with personal or team logos which has been very hot for the brand.

Stria Sport is continuing to expand in 2022, with global rave reviews to match. We caught up with Porter to talk about where the brand has been and where they are going.

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ONE37pm: Great to be talking with you, Eric! How was the concept of Stria Sport developed?

Porter: I’ve been a sneakerhead my whole life, and always wanted to have my own shoes. I got through playing in college and still had a passion for shoes, so I decided to just make one. It was early in the summer of 2018. I met some buddies and got connected with a former Nike exec. We understood what we wanted to do and spent seven months designing and a year-and-a-half overseas. Then the pandemic hit, and it kind of stalled things. Ultimately we decided that we didn’t want to wait any longer, and we put out the shoe.

ONE37pm: Now the Stria Sport team is composed of all college basketball players. How did that come to be?

Porter: I’m 26, and my buddies are all around the same age. We’re all friends, we all played basketball, and this is something that we decided to do our way using our experience and knowledge from growing up and playing. We constantly think about what would be good in terms of shoes, and it’s cool seeing people wear our sneakers. Our shoes are not just for basketball, they can also be used for volleyball, pickleball, or whatever we feel for the moment. So far we have primarily been using our connections along with word of mouth to promote, and we’ve been getting orders every day.

Stria Sports

ONE37pm: You guys have got professional basketball players wearing your shoes right? Stria was just approved by the NBA.

Porter: Well we can’t say all of them right now, but we do have some overseas players wearing our stuff. Kiefer Sykes who played with the Indiana Pacers is one of them. We have quite a few who wear our shoes!

ONE37pm: What’s in store for the future? Stria has an old-school vibe that is pretty dope!

Porter: Well that was what we were aiming for from an industry and marketing standpoint. We went back to about ten years ago in terms of our design, and we’ve kept it simple with eight neutral colorways, along with a lightweight design, comfort, and affordability. We wanted something non-flashy, and we feel like we hit it on the head.

We want to totally keep expanding, and we are working on that already in terms of our basketball shoes and apparel line. We want to keep growing and show that you can really chase your dreams into a reality. Our 107 line is named after I hit 107 threes in a row, and it has sold out. So growing is definitely the goal.

You can continue to keep up with Stria Sport via their official website.

BRADY

Fashion Spotlight: The BRADY brand is dropping its newest TRAIL collection.

Built for hikers, trail runners, and explorers comes an outdoor collection that never sacrifices comfort or utility. Available in lightweight jackets, vests, tees, shorts, and pants on bradybrand.com.

Their are different styles of colorways available all at a price point of $85-$175, so make sure you check it out!

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Bronx Streetwear Brand “FAMOUS NOBODYS” Is One To Watch

Christian Vazquez and Gary Gonzalez are unveiling the next chapter to the storied FAMOUS NOBODYS brand. FAMOUS NOBODYS is a Bronx, NY-based streetwear brand that speaks to the anti-celebrity in the digital age, with gear that serves as a complementary cloak to the viral anonymity of the brand’s consumers. Their latest release, an apparel line that is exclusive to New York and being released through Foot Locker, is out today, and similar to the previous drops, embodies the brand’s goal of empowering one another and the world around us through thought and action.

FAMOUS NOBODYS

An advocate for sociopolitical change and economic growth in lower income communities, FAMOUS NOBODYS has a mission of being for the people while giving the “nobodys” of society a flag of their own to wave, which includes victims of injustices across society today. Known for their style and flair, FAMOUS NOBODYS has a long list of famous clientele including NBA superstar and 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Carmelo Anthony who is a brand ambassador for the company, Kevin Durant, DJ Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion, French Montana, and more.

FAMOUS NOBODYS is part of Foot Locker’s Home Grown platform, which was launched in 2019 as a platform to connect Foot Locker with its communities and introduce local designers from across the nation to consumers. Through the program, Foot Locker aims to introduce consumers to local brands and designers that are influencing the streetwear space. Brands are able to submit their designs directly to Foot Locker to potentially be featured on the brand’s Home Grown platform online and in select stores across the U.S.

ONE37pm caught up with Vazquez this week to talk about the brand.

FAMOUS NOBODYS

ONE37pm: Thanks for chatting with us Christian! Could you first start by diving into the ethos of FAMOUS NOBODYs, and what the brand represents

Vazquez: FAMOUS NOBODYS was founded in 2015, and our flagship store is based in the Bronx. As a brand, we represent the “nobodies,” and make it empowering by turning a negative into a positive. With FAMOUS NOBODYS, you are your own celebrity. It’s kind of like social media.

ONE37pm: How has the brand evolved since 2015?

Vazquez: Oh we’ve evolved tremendously! I remember I was walking with a friend who owned a hat line called TWNTY TWO, and we saw somebody walking around with a pigeon design on their hat. The idea of FAMOUS NOBODYS was born, and it was something that had always been in my head. My friend called me that night, and we designed the first hat and placed an order overseas.

At first, we were only doing one hat a month, and they were instantly selling out. Then we added t-shirts, and it snowballed from there. Now we have the store, we’re working with Foot Locker, and product wise we’ve grown as well. We are actually cutting and sewing now as opposed to just printing designs.

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ONE37pm: Carmelo Anthony is a longtime brand ambassador, and you guys have had other names such as Kevin Durant, DJ Khaled, and Megan Thee Stallion to name a few. How has that been?

Vazquez: It’s a beautiful thing! When people see their favorite people wearing certain brands, they tend to gravitate toward that. It’s been wonderful, and I think it’s a testament to the strength of the brand.

ONE37pm: Okay, let’s talk more about this partnership with Foot Locker. How has it been working with the Foot Locker team?

Vazquez: Foot Locker is amazing. We’ve been working with them for about a year and a half, and it’s been great. We are growing into more stores, and we’re on monthly calls with the Foot Locker team. It’s amazing because to this day Foot Locker is a store that I get excited to walk into, so to now see our products in the store is an incredible feeling.

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ONE37pm: Anything else in store for the summer?

Vazquez: We have tons of releases in store. We’re also holding our annual basketball tournament in New York. More collabs are on the way including ones with SLAM and League Fits.

ONE37pm: Did we get everything? Anything else you want to add?

Vazquez: Buy my shit!

You heard him loud and clear. In the meantime, you can follow FAMOUS NOBODYS on Instagram and via their official website.

HUF
HUF x Marvel

Fashion Spotlight: As usual we have a fashion spotlight for you guys. HUF is digging deep into their Marvel archives for a 90s-inspired collaboration.

HUF dug deep into the archives to present the new Marvel x HUF collection – a range of apparel and accessories that pulls from the pages of the most iconic era of Marvel’s storied history. A period that produced some of the most well-known and celebrated figures in the Marvel universe, HUF references their personal favorite era to create a collection for true OG Marvel fans worldwide. 

The Marvel x HUF collection explores Marvel artwork produced in the ‘90s when fan-favorite artists created the dark cityscapes with rawness and grit that still makes them powerful images today. The Marvel x HUF collection blends the style of those original works with the brand’s signature aesthetic, which was born in the same period twenty years ago. 

Key pieces from the collection mix workwear and classic skate silhouettes with iconic Marvel imagery and include the Ghost Rider Work Jacket and Painter Pants, the X-MEN Resort Shirt with artwork inspired by comic book panel layouts, the Venom Football Jersey, and the limited-edition Spider-Man Variant Skate decks. 

You can check out the collection via HUF’s website.

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Sneakers Style

The 30 Best Reebok Sneakers You Can Buy Right Now and Where to Get Them

2022 has been an awesome year for sneaker releases thus far, and while every major brand has dropped heavy hitters that have caused a stir, Reebok has been what we consider the “silent attacker.” From the Dee Brown re-releases to the different variations of the Instapumps, Reebok has been on a roll, and we feel it hasn’t been talked about nearly enough. As we’ve said plenty of times before, you can never go wrong with the classics, and Reebok has plenty of them. While doing a 2021 ranking is something we considered, we also realized that some of those shoes are no longer available. Instead, we’ll be giving you a list of newer releases that you can purchase either through Reebok’s official website, or resellers for a reasonable price. Below are 30 of the best Reebok sneakers you can shop right now.

1. Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes
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Power Rangers F/S Hi Women’s Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

The Power Rangers and Reebok collaboration isn’t being talked about nearly enough in our opinion—especially these. This shoe is progressive, and the technology is incredible with its 3D silver heel clip and color pattern. Additional features include a lace closure with ankle straps, a leather upper, cushioned ankle, and rubber outsole. Definitely check this collection out if you are a Power Rangers fan.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $120
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2. Question Low Basketball Shoes
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Question Low Basketball Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

A.I. and Reebok have been busy, to say the least, dropping many different iterations of the classic Question Lows this year. The latest is a Clear White colorway which features an all-white upper and ice blue outsole. Silver and green colorways are also available, however, the green edition is only available to Reebok members. If you find yourself frequently buying Reebok products, then you may want to consider signing up for exclusive releases, discounts, and more.

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3. InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”
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InstaPump Fury OG “Digital Glow”

Release Date: March 2021

Cue the evil laboratory vibes. The Digital Glow colorway is up there with some of our favorite releases this year due to their gradient colors, transition effects, and the classic chaotic Instapump design that we all know and love. These sold out quite fast on Reebok upon its release, but you can still find them via reselling websites such as GOAT.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $120
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4. Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”
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Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi “Bianchetto”

Release Date: April 2021

Maison Margiela and Reebok have put out some fire shoes in their collection, and these are among the best. By far the best thing about Margiela and Reebok collaborations have been the blending of luxury style with traditional streetwear, and the “Bianchettos” embodies that to the fullest with their rare design and split toe. Similar to the Instapumps, you can still cop them through resellers.

BUY NOW AT GOAT, $394
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5. Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury
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Ghostbusters x Reebok Instapump Fury

Release Date: June 2021

Honestly, Ghostbusters couldn’t have picked a better silhouette than the Instapump Fury for this release. This shoe has all of the classic Ghostbusters colors and logo on top of the traditional Instapump design, and plenty of other cool features that give you a throwback to the 1980s. The Ghostbusters iteration of the Instapumps did as expected, selling out on Reebok about as fast as they were put on the website. Luckily you can still find them on the secondary market.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $285
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6. Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes
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Daniel Moon Club C Legacy Shoes

Release Date: July 2021

Daniel Moon just dropped a new collection with Reebok that features nine different colorways to choose from (though some of the colors are a part of Reebok’s exclusive access program), and are a reflection of the hair stylist’s creative and artsy side. The Solar Green iteration that we have listed is for everyone regardless of membership status and still has multiple sizes available. 

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $100
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7. Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange
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Reebok Pump Omni Zone II NERF Light Jammer Orange

Release Date: June 2021

Reebok and NERF is another dope summer collaboration, and this one is our favorite for purely nostalgic reasons. The Nickelodeon colors are an instant time machine that takes us back to the early 2000s and seemed to resonate well with the Reebok community as they were another colorway that sold out within the first couple of days of their release. We’ve got you covered though—you can find them below.

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8. Reebok Question Low “Glitch”
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Reebok Question Low “Glitch”

Released in April, we really enjoyed this release because it reminded us a lot of early 2000s sneaker culture in terms of its design and colors. Allen Iverson has done a great job of making his shoe modernized, while still staying true to his personal style, and what made his sneakers so great, to begin with. Definitely check this out if you are looking for a simple sneaker that still stands out.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $132
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9. Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”
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Hot Ones x Reebok “Spicy and Icy”

These still remain one of our favorite releases of 2021. A fiery colorway designed to represent the “Last Dab Apollo Sauce,” the “spicy” edition of this two-part release brought the heat with its fire hydrant red upper, and yellow outsole. It’s not often that we see Reebok go super bold in terms of colors, so this was definitely a welcome sight and something different to start the year.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $160
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10. Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes
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Reebok More Buckets Men’s Basketball Shoes

Doesn’t this shoe just make you feel like you’re at Finish Line? While we do enjoy online ordering, nothing beats being able to have an in-store sneaker experience. As far as this recent release, this is a pretty sick drop from Reebok that hit the market about a week ago, and in our opinion, is a perfect shoe for summer hooping. You gotta update the kicks from time to time, and not only are these aesthetically pleasing, but they are also relatively inexpensive.

BUY NOW AT REEBOK, $70
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11. Reebok S. Carter
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Following the turn of the 21st century when Reebok’s basketball division was on the upswing thanks to Allen Iverson, the company hoped to continue that upward trend by signing high school phenom LeBron James in 2002. Reebok, unfortunately, missed the mark on James and future Jordan Brand signee Carmelo Anthony that same year. They were forced to rethink the intersection of where sneakers, sports and entertainment were meeting if the 2000s were going to be meaningful for them.

In 2003, Reebok cemented that vision by signing Jay-Z to a multiyear endorsement deal that would include a signature sneaker and apparel collection. Reebok’s S. Carter was a play on the casual Gucci 84 tennis sneaker—an ‘80s gem with strong ties to a hustler’s way of life. Reebok launched the shoe in April of that same year, selling out more than 10,000 pairs of the initial run in a weeks’ time. The sneaker was famously accompanied by a mixtape featuring unreleased Jay-Z songs. It became the fastest-selling sneaker in company history at that time.

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12. Reebok Alien Stomper
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Reebok has thrived over the years due to unrivaled popular-culture placement. In 1979, with the release of Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed picture Aliens, the film’s lead—Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver—laced up the undeniably â€™80s Reebok Alien Stomper in the cinematic space odyssey. In the four decades since the sneaker was first seen on the silver screen, it has become a sneaker relic that is now available to the masses. Reebok first released the shoe in high and mid iterations in 2016. An updated version was released earlier this year in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. 

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13. Reebok Blacktop Battleground Pump
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There was a moment in the early â€™90s when basketball found its greatest influence outside of the professional court. Playgrounds were a breeding ground for new talent, exciting tournaments and sneaker sightings that you wouldn’t find on the NBA hardwood. Reebok’s 1991 Blacktop Battleground sneaker was their answer to the emergence of streetball. It came in multiple variations featuring Reebok’s innovative Hexalite cushioning system. The sneaker was later re-released in 2014. 

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14. Reebok DMX Run 10
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When Adidas made its bold proclamation in 2015 that its Ultra Boost was the greatest running sneaker of all time, they were actually taking a page from Reebok’s playbook. Reebok did the same thing in 1997, claiming that the newly released Reebok DMX Run 10 was “the greatest running shoe in the world.” It was the first silhouette to use the brand’s proprietary DMX moving air technology, built to enhance cushioning, support and stability.

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15. Reebok Ventilator
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Originally released in 1990, the Reebok Ventilator is one of the brand’s most celebrated runners. It is a technological whiz with its ability to amplify airflow through ventilated panels. In 1991, Reebok followed with an A1 successor: the Ventilator Supreme. Following its ubiquity in the ‘90s, the Ventilator saw a renaissance in the mid-2000s. The shoe became somewhat of a collaborators’ dream, as pairs with BAPE, Bodega, Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron and others all positioned the Ventilator as a prominent fixture in modern-day culture and style.

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16. Reebok Kamikaze II
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Reebok’s Kamikaze II in 1995 was a game changer. Part of the Reebok Mobius collection with its bold and disruptive zigzag design, the shoe needed to embody the essence of NBA star Shawn Kemp, who wore the shoe as a signature style. Kemp’s run in the Kamikaze was highlighted by rim-rattling dunks, All-Star selections and, at the height of the shoe’s success, an NBA Finals appearance in 1996.

And although Kemp largely laced up the Reebok Optix in those Finals, he’ll forever be linked to the Kamikaze. The rapper Future, a current Reebok brand endorser, took part in a collaborative sneaker that was a modern hybrid of the Kamikaze II and the InstaPump Fury.

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17. Reebok Answer IV
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Allen Iverson’s impact on Reebok’s cultural impact can’t be understated. His signature collection is the company’s best, both critically and commercially. In 2000, the Answer IV was perfectly timed and touted as his best shoe since his debut offering in 1996. Iverson had his best professional season in the shoe, winning his MVP trophy while carrying his team to the 2001 NBA Finals. Moreover, Iverson was wearing the Answer IV when he famously stepped over Tyronn Lue in Game 1 of those finals. Iverson was the most daring and resistant force in the NBA. Reebok, at that time, even if only by proximity, was too.

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18. Reebok BB4600
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Although other â€™80s gems like the Reebok Commitment homed in on nostalgia, few did it better than the basketball-inspired BB4600. Accompanied by the BB5600 and BB6600 in 1986, the BB4600 was unique in living off the hardwood and finding a place amongst metalheads. It was a band nerd’s shoe, often worn with stonewashed jeans and a fierce mullet.

If kids were gathered around the back of a convenience store passing around loosies while ditching class, you can bet they were wearing the BB4600. For whatever reason, the mid-cut style was a rebel’s shoe that let you tuck your jeans into its gaping foot opening. 

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19. Reebok Ex-O-Fit
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Taking creative cues from the women’s-focused Reebok Freestyle, the Ex-O-Fit was a masculine take on an everyday workout shoe. It was 1983 and women’s aerobics was still very much in play. Yet, Reebok, hoping to keep step with Nike’s Cortez, needed to focus on men. So the company created the single-strap Ex-O-Fit and the Ex-O-Fit Plus.

Sandwiched between the Newport Classic in 1982 and the Classic Leather in 1983, the Ex-O-Fit was a bridge to men’s lifestyle and fitness. In recent years, the Ex-O-Fit has been produced in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, Stranger Things and the Ghostbusters franchise.

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20. Reebok Pump Omni Lite
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Entering the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Dee Brown wasn’t expected to win. It was generally thought that Shawn Kemp would take home the crown after another Reebok athlete (Dominique Wilkins) had won it in 1990. But Brown had something special up his sleeve and on his feet. Brown was wearing a black pair of the Reebok Pump Omni Lite, which he’d “pump up” before his contest-winning “no look” dunk.

Instantly, Brown and the Pump Omni Lite became world famous. Reebok took out a full-page ad in USA Today the following Monday, showing Brown soaring through the air with his arm covering his eyes and wearing the now-iconic Reebok Pump Omni Lite. The shoe was re-released as a retro in 2017.

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21. Reebok Answer
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After the towering success of the Reebok Question in 1996, it was going to be tough to follow such a shining achievement. Reebok didn’t quite top the Question with Allen Iverson’s Answer in 1997, but they maintained their footing with this broader shoe that was loaded with tech. Highlighted by a hidden lacing system and DMX cushioning stability, the Reebok Answer also made great use of the brand’s Series 2000 midsole tooling.

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22. Reebok Aztec
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Like the VTS trainer, Cougar 81 and Shadow III, the Reebok Aztec was meant to serve distance runners. It was a marathon shoe that was light enough to help improve speed while being durable enough to withstand daunting miles. Originally released in 1979, the Aztec was once one of the most advanced running sneakers around. Much of this was centered around its dual-density midsole, a carbon rubber heel stabilizer and the shoe’s Poron-cushioned insoles. Reebok re-released the Aztec in 2015.

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23. Reebok Club Champion
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Like many sneakers in the Reebok archive, the Reebok Club C fared far better in Europe than in the U.S. market. That stronghold overseas may have been dominant in the mid-’80s, but the minimalist tennis shoe has since found its footing in the states. Much of the shoe’s modern success can be credited to Kanye West, who looked to the classic court sneaker for his Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas, largely derivative of the Club C.

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24. Reebok Workout Plus
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When you look at the cut lines, slopped forefoot and positioning of the Reebok branding, it’s clear that the Workout Plus has inspired sneaker culture on a very large scale. But even with its transcendent design, nothing had more of an impact on the globalization of the Workout Plus than the city of New Orleans. Back in the late â€™90s when Cash Money Records was beginning to make its impact on hip-hop, Lil Wayne and other members of the four-man Hot Boys crew were often wearing the Workout Plus.

In the Crescent City, the shoe was nicknamed the “Soljas” and was ubiquitous throughout the city’s 17 wards and the French Quarter. Reebok’s global product manager James Hardaway became aware of their importance in New Orleans around 1999 and smartly outfitted Juvenile and his label mates for the rapper’s “I Got That Fire” video. The marketing move proved to be genius, as the “Soljas” craze expanded beyond the South. In fact, the shoe is now more often referred to as the “Solja” as opposed to the Workout.

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25. Reebok InstaPump Fury
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In a time when luxury brand collaborations are widely produced, one might mistakenly think that it has always been this way. It hasn’t. Reebok, a pioneering force in such partnerships, joined with Chanel in 2001 to collaborate on the InstaPump Fury. At the time, this was not the norm. Debuting on Chanel’s spring 2001 runway, the predominantly black sneakers featured interlocking C’s at the heel of the avant-garde design. It wasn’t the first and wasn’t the last InstaPump Fury design, but it does sit largely at the center of the shoe’s importance. Like the Club C, which found success in Europe, the InstaPump reigned in China. In fact, it still does, while maintaining its place in the U.S.

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26. Reebok Shaq Attaq
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Shaquille O’Neal’s larger-than-life persona is equally monumental for Reebok’s brand history. The dominant Hall of Fame basketball player, actor, rapper, investor and sports analyst predated Allen Iverson as Reebok’s cornerstone athlete. O’Neal entered the NBA when Michael Jordan was still its biggest star. But O’Neal was different. He was fresh, he was fun and his talent was undeniable.

In 1992, Reebok released the Shaq Attaq to immediate fanfare. At many retailers, they displayed O’Neal’s size 22 sneaker to generate buzz for his first signature shoe. O’Neal’s moves on the court also helped, as he took home the Rookie of the Year honors during the 1992 to â€™93 NBA season. O’Neal would have several sneakers with Reebok during his on-again, off-again tenure with the brand. The Reebok Shaq Attaq received the retro treatment in 2013 and again in 2017 for the sneaker’s 25th anniversary.

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27. Reebok The Pump
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What makes every sneaker brand special is the efforts to produce proprietary technology. Over the years, Reebok has had plenty, but few meant more than the introduction of Pump technology in 1989. A year prior, Daniel Schettino partnered with an industrial design firm to create inflatable chambers that “pump up” to personalize the fit of a shoe. The marketing for the Pump series was masterful. Reebok rolled out the shoe with billboards, magazine ads and players like Dominique Wilkins starring in a commercial. The Reebok Pump also famously appeared in Juice, a seminal coming of age film starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. Today, there are more than 30 iterations of Reebok Pump sneakers.

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28. Reebok Freestyle
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While Jane Fonda VHS workout tapes spawned a billion-dollar industry, the Los Angeles–based actress was often seen wearing the Reebok Freestyle. Actress Cybill Shepherd even wore a pair of Freestyles on the red carpet, donning a vibrant, salmon-colored pair to the 1985 Emmy Awards. Produced in high- and low-top form, the straightforward design featured stretch glove leather paired with a nylon backing and cozy terry cloth liner.

Health, fitness and variations of cross-training wellness begin to sweep the country in the early ’80s, and Reebok was at the front of this movement, beating sales from Nike and Adidas by a vast margin. Although the Freestyle was birthed as a women’s sneaker, it plays an exceptionally large role in universal sneaker culture. Would Reebok even be what it is today without the Freestyle boom in the â€™80s?

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29. Reebok Question
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While other companies (including Nike) had plans to offer Allen Iverson his own signature sneaker following his year at Georgetown University and entering as the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft, Reebok offered the dual-sport high school star from Virginia a deal he couldn’t turn down. As a result, Iverson began his career in his debut signature shoe—the Reebok Question. It was unheard of that a rookie would take the court for the first time in his own sneaker. But what was far more impressive was just how good the Reebok Question was. The design seemed made for Iverson, who, at Georgetown, had an affinity for the Air Jordan 11 “Concord.”

Yet nothing compared to how well the Question performed and how great AI looked in them. The Question didn’t take flight at retailers immediately, but as Iverson’s rookie season soldiered on, sales began to skyrocket. Retailers began selling out and calling for more pairs every week. Everything aligned perfectly for the Question to thrive. Iverson famously hit Michael Jordan with his killer crossover, won Rookie of the Year and was growing more popular in youth culture than anyone in the NBA, Jordan included.

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30. Reebok Classic Leather
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When you take in all that Reebok has achieved over the past 60 years, the company somehow found ways to take risks and make them seem like a sure thing. In 1983, the introduction of the Classic Leather was a calculated step away from what had been working for them. The shoe was a dive into the unknown. It was a casual sneaker that favored style over performance.

It wasn’t meant for the track, tennis court or even for cross-training. Sneakers, at this point, only succeeded if they were tied to a sport (or two). However, this leap of faith was grounded in a formula that had worked in the not-so-distant past. Reebok took elements from the Freestyle to ensure that the Classic Leather was extremely comfortable. Its premium leather build almost mocked its competitors, which still produced in canvas and heavier suede. The Classic Leather was a clever solution to a problem that most brands didn’t even know they had. Reebok led the race.

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The 30 Best Met Gala Looks of All Time

Can you believe it’s time for the Met Gala already? Due to the delay of last year’s event, this one arrives less than a whole year since the last event, and the excitement is starting to build up quickly. You never know who’s going to show up (or what they’ll be wearing), which always makes for a ton of surprises. Before we get into this year’s theme and what to expect, let’s first dive into the history of the Met, and how it came to be what it is today before looking at some of the best Met Gala looks of all time.

What is the Met Gala?
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The Met Gala was first established in 1948 by fashion expert Eleanor Lambert to raise money for the then newly-founded Costume Institute. That first event featured many prominent faces in the fashion industry, as well as high profile members of New York’s social scene. Tickets were priced at $50 a piece, and through the decades were held at various different venues including Central Park and the Waldorf-Astoria.

Over time, the Met Gala has established a reputation of being one of the most exclusive events in the fashion and entertainment world. In 1995, Anna Wintour became the chairperson of the event as she officially took over the chairmanship position of the institute, which further marked the turning point of the Met’s popularity and exclusivity. Only the best of the best get in, and an invitation to the party signifies that you have officially “made it.”

For reasons unknown, the Met Gala takes place on the first Monday in May, and still follows its fundraising roots. The event is attended by the top names in the fashion and entertainment industries, and you must have an invite from Anna Wintour herself in order to attend. If you don’t have an official invitation but still want to go, well you’ll have to hope that somebody buys a table and thinks to invite you. What about if you are a media publication and want to cover the event? Well, only 225 media spots are allotted. Oh, and no social media inside the gala either (although some celebrities have broken this rule and gotten away with it).

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That all leads us to this year’s event. The theme? Gilded Glamour. The hosts? Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Who’s coming? Nobody knows. What about Beyoncé? We definitely don’t know the answer to that? So since that’s about all we can give you in regards to this year’s event, we figured we’d take a look back at some of the best Met Gala looks of all-time.

30. Rihanna, Maison Margiela, 2018 Met Gala
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We absolutely had to start this list off with one of the biggest fashion queens of the 21st century. While we don’t know for sure if Rihanna is going to attend this year’s gala, it’s safe to assume the answer is no as she is reportedly close to giving birth. That means we have no other choice than to look back at her past outfits, and this one is among her most notable. Dressed as the Pope, Rihanna stunned in a way that only she is capable of doing at the 2018 event.

29. Cher, Bob Mackie, 1974 Met Gala
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Dubbed “The Naked Dress,” nobody was topping Cher in the 1970s. The artist stayed in the headlines for her bold and risque fashion choices, and one of those was the sheer dress she rocked at the 1974 Met. This dress definitely got the people talking, and truth be told, we are still talking about it almost fifty years later.

28. Gemma Chan, Tom Ford, 2019 Met Gala
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Elizabeth Taylor is said to have attended the Met at some point in her career, but there aren’t any official pictures of her at the event (at least from our research). That said, everybody knows Liz Taylor was and still is a fashion icon, and was definitely one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

This has led to celebs paying tribute to her many legendary looks at the Met. Actress Gemma Chan wore a Tom Ford designed costume that looked very similar to a pieceTaylor wore in her 1968 film “Boom,” and looked stunning per usual.

27. Kate Moss, Calvin Klein, 1995 Met Gala
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Let’s talk about supermodels for a second. Supermodels ruled the universe in the 90s and 00s, and everybody either wanted to be one or date one (or both). Kate wore a very simple Calvin Klein lemon yellow halter dress to the 95 Gala, and for some reason we haven’t been able to let it go. It’s peak Kate Moss showing everyone why she was one of the best in the world in her field.

26. Naomi Campbell, Gianni Versace, 1995 Met Gala
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Did your jaw drop too? This is hands down one of the most iconic Met Gala looks of all-time. Naomi is just…wow. A true fashion and beauty icon.

25. Naomi Campbell, Valentino, 2019 Met Gala
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And she did it again fourteen years later when she pulled up to the 2019 event wearing a Valentino couture gown. After two decades of dominance, it’s safe to say that Naomi is the queen of the Met no doubt.

24. Zendaya, Gianni Versace, 2018 Met Gala
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First of all, we’re all so sad that Zendaya isn’t going to this year’s Met Gala as we were definitely looking forward to seeing what she was going to be wearing. That said, her 2018 armor look had her look like a character straight out of Star Wars, proving that Z can truly pull off any and every look.

23. Cardi B, Jeremy Scott, 2018 Met Gala
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Cardi B made her first Met Gala a memorable one, wearing gold, pearls, and a crown. Hopefully Cardi is one of the unannounced guests that make a grand arrival on the Met red carpet this year.

22. Iman, Christian Dior, 1996 Met Gala
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The question is which Iman Met Gala look. Iman wowed in a stunning black Christian Dior dress at the 1996 gala.

21. Iman, Dolce & Gabbana x Harris Reed, 2021 Met Gala
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And just in case you’d forgotten exactly who Iman was, she gave a powerful reminder at last year’s Met, dazzling in a gold Dolce & Gabbana x Harris Reed piece that was very much larger than life. Similar to her other supermodel counterparts, Iman has made multiple appearances at the Met over the decades, and has dominated each time.

20. Rihanna, Dolce & Gabbana, 2009 Met Gala
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It’s hard to imagine a time where Rihanna was in the position of having to prove herself in the fashion world, but there was indeed such a time. Rih donned this show stopping puff-sleeve tuxedo at the 2009 event in a year that really began to prove her cutting edge and risk-taking style. 

19. Chadwick Boseman, Versace, 2018 Met Gala
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How about we get some men in here shall we? There is absolutely no doubt that Chadwick Boseman won the 2018 Met Gala. The custom-designed Atelier Versace caped-suit was one of the most visually stunning looks that we have ever seen on the red carpet, and is even more powerful in the wake of his passing. May Boseman continue to rest in peace.

18. Jared Leto, Gucci, 2018 Met Gala
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Depending on your personal style preference, Jared Leto’s look from the 2018 Met can either be considered great or slightly disturbing. Regardless of your opinion, everybody can agree that his look definitely stood out. Leto wore an all-red Gucci piece, but that’s not why he made headlines. Leto also brought a model of his own head (yes his head) to the event. In hindsight, maybe this wasn’t as disturbing as we initially thought, as the theme that year was “Heavenly Bodies.”

17. Diddy, Rick Owens, 2017 Met Gala
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Wearing a Rick Owens suit complete with a cape, Diddy took the Pope look to whole nother level. And since he’s Diddy, of course he decided to bring something a little different to the red carpet by sitting down on the steps. Apparently that had never been done before in the history of the Met. Leave it to Diddy to do something that nobody else could get away with.

16. Princess Diana, John Galliano, 1996 Met Gala
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Princess Diana remains culturally relevant as ever over two decades after her untimely passing, and one of those reasons is her timeless elegant style. Princess Di arrived at the 1996 Met (which honored Christian Dior) in a dark blue John Galliano dress, instantly stealing the show.

15. Gisele Bündchen, Versace, 1999 Met Gala
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The supermodel looked bronzed and beautiful at her very first Met appearance in 1999, which was the first of many to come.

14. Whitney Houston, Dolce & Gabbana, 1999 Met Gala
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The 1999 Met also brought out the likes of musical legends such as thee Whitney Houston, who came to the event dressed in Dolce & Gabbana.

13. Beyoncé, Givenchy, 2015 Met Gala
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Beyoncé did not come to play with y’all, she came to slay. This sheer Givenchy piece from 2015 is still firmly etched into our memories, and not letting up.

12. Kim Kardashian, Balenciaga, 2021 Met Gala
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Sure we could have gone with one of the many gorgeous dresses Kim has worn to the Met over the years, but the masked bodysuit stands for many reasons. We had never seen Kim wear anything quite like that before, and her fit left us all wondering how exactly she was able to see the whole night. Guess we’ll never know.

11. Gigi Hadid, Michael Kors, 2019 Met Gala
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Our first Michael Kors entry comes at the hands of Gigi Hadid, who wore a Michael Kors Collection Dress to the 2019 gala.

10. Lupita Nyong’o, Versace, 2019 Met Gala
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Lupita Nyong’o’ had all eyes on her colorful Versace dress at the 2019 festivities. Can we also give a round of applause to her makeup designer as well? Wow!

9. Jennifer Lopez, Versace, 2019 Met Gala
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Jennifer Lopez and Versace are certainly no strangers to one another, seeing as though they have teamed together many times. After all, it was Versace that J.LO wore to the 2000 Grammys that has since taken on a life of its own. The two partnered again for the 2019 gala, once again stealing the spotlight.

8. Kendall Jenner, Givenchy, 2021 Met Gala
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Kendall Jenner’s sheer diamond encrusted dress was one of the evening’s most talked about outfits at last year’s Met.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow, Calvin Klein, 1995 Met Gala
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The 1990s were known for keeping it cool and simple, and that is exactly what Gwyneth Paltrow did at the 1995 Met Gala when she wore a silver Calvin Klein halter dress. The theme that year was “Haute Couture.”

6. Beyoncé, Givenchy, 2012 Met Gala
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In what was one of Beyoncé’s first major appearances just months after giving birth to first child Blue Ivy, Queen Bey knocked em dead at the 2012 Met.

5. Solange, Giles Deacon, 2015 Met Gala
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Years after the event, Solange described her 2015 Met Gala dress as being a sculpture, and that’s exactly what her dress looked like. A sculpture.

4. Yara Shahidi, Dior, 2021 Met Gala
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Yara Shahidi and Dior made a great one two punch at the 2021 Gala. Hopefully Shahidi returns this year with another dazzling fit.

3. Kate Hudson, Michael Kors, 2021 Met Gala
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Kate Hudson took it back in time at the 2021 Met Gala, wearing an early 2000s-inspired bralet and skirt combo courtesy of Michael Kors.

2. Zendaya, Michael Kors, 2016 Met Gala
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We already knew Zendaya was a major fashionista in the making in 2016, but she upped the ante at the 2016 Met with her gold and glittery Michael Kors dress. 

1. Jackie Onassis, Valentino, 1979 Met Gala
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If you don’t know about Mrs. Jackie Onassis, you’re gonna learn today. One of the most stylish women of all-time, Jackie O wore a classic black Valentino dress at the 1979 Met Gala, adding to her list of legendary looks.

On the topic of eccentric style, check out some of Prince’s best style moments of all time.

Speaking of timeless looks, Timex has announced their new collection Q Timex GMT.

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Retailing for $199 (strap) and $219 (bracelet), the Q Timex GMT collection is now available for purchase on Timex.com. Swiss-made, the timepiece incorporates iconic features from the original style such as a rotating bezel, functional battery hatch and domed acrylic crystal. In addition to these, the watch also has other characteristics including GMT and Date functions, Domed Acrylic Crystal, Rotating Top Ring, and more. 

You can browse the collection on the Timex official website.

That’s gonna do it for today, be sure to stick with us as we’ll be providing more Met coverage through the week.

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Stylin’ and Profilin’ with BRADY Creative Director Dao-Yi Chow

Fashion designer and style extraordinaire Dao-Yi Chow has been capturing the hearts and attention of many fashion lovers for the past several years. With an impressive resume to his name, Chow has another entry to put on the list. His latest role? That would be the title of Creative Director for the BRADY brand. Unveiled in January, BRADY is still a brand new company, but they happen to have a man by the name of Tom Brady (you may have heard of him) leading the helm.

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Approached to lead the brand as a creative director during the early stages of putting everything together, several capsules have already rolled out over the course of these past few months, including the latest, which is a golf capsule that is no doubt inspired by Brady’s documented love for the sport.

In addition to the actual clothes and apparel, this release also featured a campaign shot by legendary music video director, Hype Williams. Seeing as though Chow is the leader of all things creative at BRADY, it should come as no surprise that the designer was involved in the making of putting this entire campaign together. Big things are on the way for Chow and BRADY with more drops certain to come as we approach summer and fall soon after (which of course means the start of the NFL season), and we wanted to check in before things get really hectic.

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ONE37pm: Thank You so much for taking the time to chat with us! Let’s start with this golf collection, which is the first dedicated sports category for the brand. Could you walk us through the process of putting this collection together?

Chow: Second to football golf is Tom’s favorite sport. He’s said that if he’s not on the field you’ll find him on the course so this was a priority activity we knew we were going to dive into next. And just like every activity that we design for, getting key insights from the top respective players from each sport is our starting point. We then figure out how to apply our POV of prioritizing movement, structured comfort, and versatility to the mix. 

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ONE37pm: For those that aren’t aware, could you walk us through how you came to join BRADY as a creative director?

Chow: I met Tom through Jens Grede and we just clicked. We all knew we had an amazing opportunity to come together to create the next great athletic performance brand while at the same time providing a platform for the next Tom Bradys of the world.

ONE37pm: Now for this campaign, you worked with legendary director Hype Williams along with athletes Cole Hammer and Michael Brennen. How was that?

Chow: Hype has been a visionary since the early 2000s. Tom and I have been big fans of his and we wanted to lean in and reference a bit of the nostalgia from that era to carry it through to an unexpected sport like golf. Cole and Michael were thrilled to work with Hype as well!

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ONE37pm: You guys have been rolling out collections! Can we expect more collections in the spring and summer?

Chow: We’re looking to continue to build our core system of dress with every season. Each collection will feature fabric-led innovation that can be used for any training situation. 

For more, you can keep up with Chow on Instagram, and the BRADY brand via their official website.

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Get to Know Skagen, a Brand That is Committed to the Earth

Happy Earth Day everyone! We hope you are spending the day outside enjoying everything our beautiful planet has to offer, while also thinking about ways we can continue to improve and protect our Earth. Skagen is a brand that has been long committed to making positive change and progress within the accessories and watches space. The Denmark-based brand focuses on creating sustainability for both people and the planet by using materials that are more sustainable than 90% of the traditional watch assortment.

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This year, Skagen is partnering with Save The Waves Coalition—an international nonprofit that collaborates with diverse organizations dedicated to protecting surf ecosystems. Save The Waves Coalition aims to protect surf ecosystems worldwide by creating protected areas through its flagship World Surfing Reserve program and Surf Protected Area Networks.

And that’s not all. This past Monday, Skagen announced a Limited Edition Grenen Ocean Watch that was released in tandem with a minimum $25,000 donation to Save The Waves Coalition to celebrate Earth Day. We caught up with Skagen’s Creative Director Ian Miller last week to get the 411 on everything happening in their world.

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ONE37pm: Thanks for joining us, Ian! Could you just start by telling those that may not be familiar a little more about the brand?

Miller: Thanks for having me! For those that don’t know, the Skagen brand is over thirty years old, and we are constantly creating and thinking about ways that we can provide various different products. We are a Danish brand that supports and embodies our people. We really try to capture the Danish lifestyle within our products and bring people into our world.

ONE37pm: Could you tell us a little bit more about this collection?

Miller: It’s a fun collection! We recently relaunched Skagen in December, by reimagining the iconic style the brand has represented for decades. We are constantly re-thinking the little nuisances and modern details, going through each and every product. For this collection, we focused on using products that were eco-friendly and plastic, also using tide products for durability. For the limited edition watch, the watch and case are also made with tide ocean material.

Also, #tide is a company that works with local organizations in Thailand by collecting all plastic from low density to high density. Tide takes all of it, and in turn supplies, a bunch of different products that we can then can fiber durability to with our watches. Tide is doing great things by reclaiming plastic and helping to then turn that into a product. Our watches and cases are made with 100% ocean-bound plastics with a little bit of fiber.

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ONE37pm: That’s neat! On that note, could you also expand a little more on the design process?

Miller: Skagen follows a process called intentional design in which we focus on creating products that speak to the rhyme and reason of our company. We really hone in on our characteristics as well. For example, our dials are legible, and our designs are minimalistic while also being versatile. It’s important for our products to be useful and applicable, again focusing on intentional design.

ONE37pm: Now, there’s a charitable component as well right?

Miller: Yes! Our limited edition watch will release in tandem with a minimum $25,000 donation to Save The Waves Coalition which is something that we are very excited about. The watch represents the city of Denmark as a whole, which is beautiful. When you see the watch, you think of Skagen, Denmark. As a whole, working with Save The Waves Coalition has been a great collaboration. 

ONE37pm: What else can expect in 2022?

Miller: All kinds of fun things, so be sure to keep checking our website for the latest updates! We’re also excited to be doing a collection where our watches will feature apple skins which calls to our mission statement that you can find on our website. We are committed to being transparent as 90 percent of our traditional watches are sustainable. Of course, there will always be challenges, but we are always up for the job!

You can continue to keep up with all things Skagen via their website.