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Lucien Clarke, Louis Vutton and the Evolution of Skateboarding

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Over the past few years, skateboarding has evolved greatly. Just this year, skateboarding has officially become an olympic sport and recognized all over the world. Louis Vuitton, high fashion luxury brand, has announced the signing of its first skateboarder, Lucien Clarke. So what does this mean for the future of the sport and it's influence on the fashion industry? The Growth of Skateboarding Sometime during the 1950's we saw the birth of skateboarding. Decades of growth have led to not only a sport, but a lifestyle and a business for many. In 2018 the global market was valued at 1.9 billion USD. Every year...

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Palace Skateboards & V4NY Drop Fall/Winter 2020

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Streetwears' Fall/Winter 2020 Collections are finally here. Palace Skateboards and V4NY drop a series of products that you do not want to miss out on.  British label Palace Skateboards dropped its heavy loaded Fall/Winter Collection last week. Notable collaborations include Avirex, John and Molly, Venture, and Spitfire. Products range from multiple style jackets to shorts, pants, tees, crewnecks, hats, bags and an assortment of accessories. Don't forget about the skateboard products including decks, trucks, hardware, wheels and wax. Standout items feature the Avirex leather jackets, Spitfire hoodies, and Mouf print jeans. Products are still available on the website, get yours before its too late....

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Dear Virgil Abloh, Streetwear Will Not Die

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In December 2019, Virgil Abloh made a harsh prediction that streetwear would die in 2020. "I would definitely say its gonna die, you know? In my mind, how many more t-shirts can we own, how many more hoodies, how many sneakers." He commented that vintage fashion will take over in the next decade. I think we can all agree that vintage fashion is hot right now and has been in the past couple years. However, that does not mean that streetwear has met its demise in 2020. For decades, streetwear has been relevant and brands like Supreme, Fuct and Stussy have laid down the foundation....

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Nike & Stussy Team Up, While V4NY Gears Up for Spring Summer 2020

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In the next couple of days, we will see some of streetwears' most hyped items drop along with the return of a Nike classic. As V4NY prepares for the warmer climate, Stussy joins forces. V4NY Spring Summer 2020 Collection Bronx streetwear brand, V4NY, will be featuring a variety of pieces including hoodies, tees, shorts and an accessory. The hoodies and tees will introduce its "Buy Sell Straight to Hell" collection. The Champion mesh shorts will embellish V4NY's signature bold logo on the bottom left leg in black only. In addition, the keychain bottle opener will be available in black featuring the bold...

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V4NY 5 Year Anniversary Pays Homage to Max B

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V4 New York is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a limited edition piece that pays homage to legendary rapper Max B. The release consists of a strapback hat embroidered with V4NY's bold italic signature. In addition, the left side of the hat reads, "FREE MAX B" commemorating the imprisoned New York rapper. The 100% cotton, unstructured flat brim strapback will only be in black with limited quantities available. For those who may be unfamiliar with Max B, he is one of Harlems most influential rappers of our time. Heavily known for his unique rapping/singing and catchy hooks. He has built a cult like following...

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