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Custom Supreme. Rare Yeezys, & Rabid Hypebeasts. This Was SneakerCon NYC.

The New York edition of the traveling sneaker convention SneakerCon is the show’s flagship. With upwards of 20,000 people expected to pass through the event’s entry lines, it’s now a cultural staple. It’s come a long way from its 2009 launch in a 2,000 square foot Times Square space that only hosted 600 attendees. Now, the convention boasts 13 shows a year in cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, and that’s only domestically. This year’s NYC flagship event was expected to be even bigger than it’s 20,000 turn-out anticipation. It appeared as such. I attended this years event with Set Art Director and partner in childish horse shit/my Irish brother Drew McCarver, screenwriter and Wanderset guest latin culture contributor Jonathan “JayLee” Jordan, Armand “the Funeral Director” DeLuca and my old homie Mikey Nicholson, devout Liverpool fan, true hiphop head, man of the people, and the proud belt holder of…

Top 5 Amazing Vintage Pieces From Marko The Curator

Marko The Curator is a celebrity stylist, vintage fashion curator, culturist and visionary that collects fashion they way museums collect dinosaur bones and Egyptian mummies. Marko’s pieces range from jewelry, shades, one off pieces from yesteryear and random items of class, commodity and cultural rarity. He’s been bringing back the 90’s and 80’s since we can remember, and in many ways, has influenced the culture that we now are surrounded by. He, like our set member Miguel Garcia have focused on the things you may have forgotten about in the back of the attic and made them new again. Here are 5 amazing pieces of outerwear from Marko’s galleria. 5. VINTAGE COOGI WOOL SWEATER   This early 90’s Coogi wool sweater is epic. Clearly. From Cosby to Biggie, maybe take back Cosby, but Biggie we can keep, but this sweater had to make the list. 4. CHANEL CHAINS BOMBER…

How to flex on everyone at ART BASEL.

Art Basel is upon us, and all the Picasso Babies are descending on South Beach for the world’s biggest culture event. Along with the art, the obvious cornerstone and reason for Basel being, the fashion is a very, very close second. The event is populated by those who believe themselves to be a living canvas, with a rather wide range and scope. From Euro luxury to the more outlandish and rebellious, there is no “Basel Look” per se, but an ideal, or ideology. It is with these principals, themes, and motifs in mind that we curated an ideal outfit composite that reflects the spirit and energy of Basel – featuring some of the best designers and brands on The Set. Here it is. Top down. The Hat: DETACHE LABS CIVET 360  The wide brim Fedora is by far the most fitting for the city, season, and energy. The…

God Save REPRESENT. The George Heaton Interview.

George and his brother Michael Heaton, from Manchester, UK – are flying the Union Jack much higher than most lately. Their brand, REPRESENT, is coming to Wanderset, and the line has gone from street wear t shirts, to full fledged fashion house that uses Brit iconography to craft a brilliant narrative that is just as much trap-punk as it is Victorian. I spoke with George to dive a bit deeper into the story behind Represent. I wanted to find out what made him tick, and where the inspiration and creativity sparked from. As a creative, inspiration is never ending and can stem from anywhere, and that to be, is the most interesting part. As far as culture goes, I childishly wanted to know what the coolest shit from across the pond that we may not even know about here in Trump’s Wonka Factory. Before the Brit’s get a hearty…

Wander ART BASEL With Us.

Imagine loading a cannon with pastel paints and firing it all over South Beach.And those hit by the Pollock style bomb range from ascot wearing European wealth from Monaco to graffiti artists in street wear from Bushwick who clawed together change to get here. And then dress it up.  That’s Art Basel. The biggest art show in the world will be repurposing the metro of Miami as a living canvas in ways, drawing over 80,000 in just a few days to countless galleries, exhibits, installations and events that range from the Victorian to the surreal. It’s both Vatican and Valerian. It’s hip and temporary and established and stuffy. There’s a sea of indie as fuck drug addled street culture and also a brunch hosted by JP Morgan. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as…

INBOARD’s E-Skateboards Will Turn You Into Marty McFly.

I wanted to be Marty McFly as a kid, and if you say you didn’t, you’re a lying sack of dogshit. The way he zipped around Hill Valley, California on that hover/skate/e-whatever board in the future, after inadvertently inventing the original skateboard in the mid 50’s long before Dogtown and Stacy Peralta thought about rail slides. Between the ultimate cool that was a young Michael J. – and Supreme and CCS, and The Roots and WuTang, and Sublime and no parents after school, I fell in love with real skateboarding but I never forgot the possibilities presented to be in Back To The Future. Sure, some asshole in Dubai claims to have a actual flying device like every 3 weeks on World Star. The only hover boards I’ve been on are the ones the kiosk lads at the mall sell. You know the kind, the ones that caught on fire…

Sasha Grey says DRINK THIS MILK. Not the Kool Aid.

Fashion is so broad these days that even anti-fashion is an actual genre. Brands like Bow3ry, Surf Is Dead, and For Those Who Sin embrace that high class low life, that Sid Vicious taking a piss in a Hotel sink, zooted out of his tree, surrounded by Dutch models from the Warhol factory. They also shake their balls at the luxe-ification of street culture that’s been cascading since 2014 or so. Enter Drink This Skim Milk, a brand a one time who called themselves DESIGNERDRUGS.  Dismayed with the gap like the French Revolution, they decided to erect their own guillotine pour l’industrie. They teamed up with former porn star turned sub culture art culturatti Sasha Grey, they spoofed Nike, they replaced the iconic crying Jordan with the stupidly stoned Jordan, and they love dairy products- for some (not so) strange reason. They view fashion as living art, where the consumer is…

ComplexCon Is The Internet In Real Life. And We’re Invading It This Weekend.

The cultural hypebeast itself is roaring thru Long Beach this weekend like a Supreme wearing Godzilla. ComplexCon, brainchild of hiphop culture conglomerate Complex Magazine & Complex Media Network. The concept was to recreate the internet’s convergence culture in real life. No small task. Somehow it happened last year.  And this year, it’s even bigger. And Wanderset is officially invading. The Long Beach Convention center will feature booths with over 150 of the hottest streetwear, luxe, and urban leisure brands from everyone from mainstream monsters like NIKE to streetwear capsules from Off-White, Fear Of God, and UNDEFEATED. ComplexCon is an expertly curated convention and festival bringing the world of Complex Media Network to life. This is the Millennial’s World’s Fair. The minds behind Complex have come together with a Host Committee led by the Cultural Director/Executive Chair Pharrell Williams, legendary artist Takashi Murakami, Off-White designer and founder Virgil Abloh, Colette co-founder…