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BSTN Streetwear invades Germany

BSTN is a streetwear brand and store located in Munich, Germany. They’re renowned for delivering the hottest street trends available and masterminding some of the coolest collaborations out there.

ellesse recently joined forces with the founders, Duki and “Fu”, to create a capsule collection exclusive to the German retailers.

Here “Fu” (Chris “Fu” Boszczyk, Co-Founder, BSTN Store) explains why collaborating with ellesse was such a feat:

“Growing up in the late 80’s / early 90’s – the BSTN owners have always had a strong passion for heritage Sportswear. Teaming up with an OG brand like ellesse is pretty much as dope as it gets. Plus we’re keeping “100% Euro” here, which is the somewhat the cherry on top.  Ciao Bella – this is definitely one for the ages!”

Matthew Read, Head Designer at ellesse UK, shares “Fu”s passion for the collaboration:
“The ellesse x BSTN capsule collection has been a fantastic collaboration to work on. BSTN is such a great urban brand, recognised not only in Germany but internationally, it was an obvious choice.

Duki and Fu’s concepts complimented the heritage of ellesse and their strong passion for streetwear made it a really easy partnership. We’re extremely proud of the pieces this collaboration has generated.”

The launch party will be at the BSTN Munich store on Saturday 21st October.
The collection is available exclusively to BSTN.

Famed Project Runway All-Star Mychael Knight Passes Away at the age of 39

Per the Independent Fashion Calendar, Mychael Knight, fashion designer and former contestant on Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars, died Tuesday morning outside Atlanta. He was 39.

“We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle. Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life. This is how we choose to remember his legacy,” his family said in a statement made to Obvious magazine.Knight passed away on Oct. 17 outside Atlanta after recently checking into a hospital for treatment for intestinal issues, TMZ reports.

Born in Germany on April 11, 1978, Knight divided his childhood between Alabama and New York. He studied Apparel Design and Merchandising at Georgia Southern University, graduating in 2001.

Knight quickly transitioned to work in the fashion industry with an internship at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 and work as a stylist in the music industry beginning in 2002. He first auditioned for the second season of Project Runway in 2005, but did not make the cut; when he auditioned again the following year, he was named one of the season 3 contestants. Knight went on to place fourth in the overall competition and win season 3’s Fan Favorite award.

After leaving the show, Knight launched his own label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway and also designed custom tees for Starbucks. In 2008, he launched a female and male lingerie label, Kitty and Dick, as well as a unisex fragrance named MajK. In 2010, he debuted a Fall/Winter line at Charleston Fashion Week in South Carolina.

Knight returned to Project Runway multiple times over the years, competing in a 2009 All-Star Challenge, as well as a being a contestant on the third season of the show’s All Stars spin-off in 2013.

Throughout his career, he continued to release new collections. His Spring/Summer 2018 line was his most recent.

It’s a Family Affair with T.I. and the Ladies of ATL, the Film

Thanks to Social Media, yet again, we get to see what’s what with some of the celebrities we love. Recently Famed rapper and actor Tip “T.I.” Harris tweeted a pic that let the fans know he is still in touch with the cast faves from the film ATL.

New New and the Lollipop Twins! LoL

Then
Now

It’s clear that some things do get finer with time. (See the original tweet below)

The crew is truly all grown up!

Movie Review “Girls Trip”

We finally had the opportunity to experience “Girls Trip” and it was PHENOMENAL. 

Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

We walked into the film expecting to laugh through the entire movie and have an entertaining experience. However, upon completion of the film, you realize that there is a story amongst the humor and even deeper, a form of self realization within the story. 

Jada Pinkett Smith

We all know Girls Trip is based on 4 girlfriends taking a trip to the Essence Festival in the hopes of reconnecting and fixing their strained relationship. During this trip, you begin to learn each member of the group and you subconsciously start to place your friends into their roles. 

For those who haven’t seen it, we strongly suggest you do, however, we won’t give it all away, during the comedy there are some hurdles that each character experiences. These hurdles begin to cause you to realize which girl you relate the most to. Furthermore, you begin to ask yourself, “what would I do?”

From the Nights out on the town, to the intimate conversations in bed, this film has something for everyone. Male and Female.

Now! Let’s get into the film as a whole:

Story- 9/10

Fashion- 10/10

Eye candy- 10/10

Laughter- 10/10

Relateability- 10/10

Acting- 10/10

Overall Score-10/10

Girls Trip
For those who have seen it, 

Who was your FAVORITE Character???

What was your favorite scene???

Did you like the film as a whole???

If you are wondering which character you relate to the most, CLICK HERE to take the Character Test! (we did not create the test, nor do we own it.)

Essence Magazine 

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Produced by: Will Packer & Malcolm D. Lee

Screenplay by: Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Story by: Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Starring: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh

Music by: David Newman

Cinematography: Greg Gardiner

Edited by: Paul Millspaugh