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By now we know Kanye’s prepping to release his latest album, which is tenatatively titled Dark Twisted Fantasy (for now), but his dedication to art, fashion & self reflection has come to a head with his ‘Rosewood Movement.’ The skinny suit & skinny tie ensemble he’s been rocking lately is more than just a fashion statement…it’s a movement for G.O.O.D. He also requires his artists on his G.O.O.D. Musis Label to maintain the “sharply tailored, designer suits”  look & attitude if they’re gonna roll with him. Check out the Rosewood Movement’s meaning [via Luxist]:

“Leading by example is being taken a step even further. Rap singer and record producer, Kanye West, is apparently requiring everyone associated with his G.O.O.D. music distribution company to dress alike—something he is calling the “Rosewood Movement”. West and his posse, which at times includes fellow musician and G.O.O.D. client John Legend, are seen at events dressed in matching attire.

The Rosewood Movement is a fashion initiative in which Kanye and his group wear the same sharply tailored suits. It stems from the Rosewood Civil Rights Movement, but in this case is meant to raise the level of sophistication within the rap and hip hop worlds. Kanye is known to be a fashion trend setter, so this is meant to influence his followers to dress a bit sharper.
The current dress code is a Dior Homme Black Classic Skinny Suit (as seen on West in this photo). It is sold in Beverly Hills and New York City boutiques and retails for $2,200. It is available during every season.

West has explained in interviews that the Rosewood Movement is much more than just a fashion statement. It also includes good manners, no profanity in public, “calling your grandmother” and “taking care of your kids.”

The Rosewood Movement launched in July and other suits West’s group have worn include Lanvin and Club Monaco. Dior Homme will continue to be the suit of choice until further notice.
The classic look works well for West.”

Check out these pair of Air Force 1’s designed by Jay-Z in a collaboration with Nike to celebrate the World Basketball Festival. There are 5 designs that Jigga & Nike created which represents the countries of USA, Brazil, China, France & Puerto Rico; all proceeds go to charity. More Info below:

“As part of the inaugural World Basketball Festival – brought together by Converse, the Jordan Brand and Nike Basketball – recording artist JAY-Z will take the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday August 12, 2010, following an on-court showcase featuring finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball World Championship Team.

In addition to his performance, JAY-Z has joined forces with Nike to create an iconic collection of Air Force Ones – the All Black Everything collection inspired by the World Basketball Festival. Nike has donated the shoes to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation who in turn have linked up with eBay on a charity auction that begins on August 12th at www.ebay.com/jayznikewbf. Only two pairs of each of the five designs will be created, one for the winning bidder and one for the man behind the design, JAY-Z.

The entire Radio City Music Hall basketball and musical performance will stream live on http://www.facebook.com/wbf beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT until its conclusion.”

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Check out the Avatar inspired edition of the Nike Air Max 90.  Today happens to be the day the Avatar movie is released on Blu-Ray, DVD, and to digital markets so I believe it’s no coincidence that these pics leak of the rare Na’vi themed Air Max 90’s. These are ultra rare — only five (5) were ever made — and are currently not available for purchase.

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Here’s a Sneaks’ Peek at the upcoming Air Jordan Spizike (Black/Vearsity-Red/Stealth) that will be dropping late Spring 2010 (June 5th). These joints are HOT!! Be clear —  these will fly off the shelves.

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Here are the first look and details of Rihanna’s upcoming book…Rihanna. The book explores Ri-Ri’s impact on fashion with her trendsetting sense of style and her relationships with top and rising designers:

Simon Henwood captures the supernova at the height of her beauty and ferocity in hundreds of photographs that track her enormous influence on current trends and interaction with the world of fashion—from her performances in the most cutting-edge couture (such as Gaultier and Chanel, as well as in pieces from museum collections), to her relationships with the unknown but up-and-coming designers she personally champions, to her fashion shoot with Ellen von Unwerth in Berlin for her album artwork.

With the joint album from Wu-Tang members Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon picking up steam expect more high profile appearances, promo and exclusive, limited items start to ratchet up like this latest collaborative Wu Massacre Tee from Rocksmith & Wu Tang.  The tee is illustrated by French magazine Be Street. The tee will available at select retail markets worldwide but in limited quantities…so gotta be on your ‘A’ game if you’re trying to cop it. The Wu Massacre Tee makes its debut in March at the Rocksmith pop-up store coming to NYC’s Lower East Side.

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Take a look at the hiking boot inspired Air Force 1 High Quickstrike called “Hiker.” The is one of the first offerings of the AF1’s in 2010 in not the first. These are pretty hot…the sneaks feature characteristics found on the classic work/hiking boot such brass eyelets, round two-tone laces, premium burgundy leather and perforated swoosh.

These are available now at Kasina.

Here are the first looks at the Air Force 1’s designed by Hip-Hop legend DJ Premiere.

The DJ Premier designed AF1 Low comes in a black, dark green, dark blue colorway with multiple premium materials used on the upper. Several details have been laser engraved onto the upper, including DJ Premier, written over the two heels. The in-sole comes with an all-over design, the outer sole is translucent with a design underneath and the upper also comes with contrasting stitching, matching the colorway of the tongue tag. Furthermore DJ Premier is written on the laces and the lacelocks. Look out for a release soon. – via High Snobiety

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Here’s a SNEAK Peek at the kicks LeBron James will be wearing Christmas Day when he takes on Kobe Bryant & the Lakers. These are the Air Max LeBron VII “Christmas” edition.

Check King James’ MVPuppet test out the X-mas VII’s with Kobe’s MVPuppet & Santa – “Dunking On A Reindeer” & also check out “Blitzen Raps” & “Santa Raps” (Blitzen is voiced by Lupe Fiasco & Santa is voiced by KRS-One)

 

Bape has linked up with Kanye West for their latest lookbook showcasing Bape’s Spring 2010 collection. The collection boasts tees, trousers, varsity jackets, a very vivid Baby Milo hoodie and much more. the shots were taken by photographer Keiichi Nitta

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