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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 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 “Street wear OG…

Wanderset’s COMPLEXCON Invasion 17 Recap

The Insanity that was COMPLEXCON 17 has been recapped. It’s around mid-afternoon in West Hollywood right now, and it’s finally quiet. It’s finally much, much calmer. Off the balcony, I can hear the low panned din below of the Sunset strip, dipping into the weight of it’s own peaks and valleys, in underwater Dolby surround sound. The last weekend just kicked the shit out of (Wanderset Art Director) Drew McCarver and I. But the internet never sleeps. Some cat flew back to Seoul and already uploaded some trill ass images of his cops from ComplexCon 17, and now, we have to run thru miles of content, flicks, clips, and all types of names and numbers to piece together this hot mess neon maze that was more Wonka Factory than shopping experience. We copped a bunch of exclusives only avaiable at the event, and now, only available on Wanderset. Thru out…

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…

Artist Cole Is Dr. Frankenstien Meets Warhol. Here’s Why.

The hypebeast world is just a culture compendium. Maybe compendium is the wrong word. That word suggests it’s almost a collection of similar things. The hype beast world mashes different cultures, and is equal parts hiphop, street art, high art, skate culture, and more. It’s high class and low brow all at once. It’s elite and quite open, but it all somehow works. It reflects society. It’s convergence culture in a capsule that’s far more expansive than the term capsule suggests, and can be scumbag luxe TMZ fodder and Greenwich art show catered by Wolfgang and Mario all at once. To bring all this together is what streetwear reflects. My homie Greg Selkoe calls it “Verge Culture” – crafted by the kids brought up on the internet, born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s – and progressed by it’s second wave of millennial babies. In this world the 4…

Wanderset’s #FlightFriday1 : Sneakerhead News

Friday will be dedicated to kick news, drops, rumors and press. We aggregate content from the most in-the-know sneakerheads from across the globe to bring a rundown on cool info you should know. For our first instillation of #FlightFriday we have some really dope news from Asia, the USA, and Europe. Let’s take flight. THE JORDAN STORE OPENS IN SOUTH KOREA. AND IT LOOKS AWESOME. Nike, ever the leaders in visual expansion, have just opened a 100% Jordan Brand temple in the city of Seoul in South Korea. The store’s presentation is hyper-futuristic, complete with neon lighting and sleek metallics, and looks like something from the set of Bladerunner. The store will feature all of the Jumpman product range, as well as really unique features like in store customization, apparel with personalization services, and much more. Here’s some of the first amazing images from the first day open. …