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Project, Street Style

Adidas Tubular Doom: A Streetwear Staple

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One of the questions that I get asked the most in regards to my blog, is usually around the subject of how do I create my content. It varies from; does a photographer follow me around all day? How much time does it take to produce content? Where do I find all of these white walls? -that question is definitely my favourite haha!

My team and I were brainstorming ideas for our latest collaboration with Adidas Canada and we decided to build the video content as a ‘making of’ clip to give my readers a glimpse into what happens behind-the-scenes. Trust me, not all projects that we work on, require a set, or have hair & make up or the best lighting but when we get the chance to shoot in a studio, this is pretty much what it tends to looks like.

I told you guys earlier in the year that I got a chance to sit down and preview what Adidas Originals had coming down the pipeline for 2016 and this specific drop of the Tubular Doom, was one of the releases that I was most excited for! There’s something about the futuristic aesthetic that the Tubular family has that really resonates with me. It could be that they’re super clean, have a minimal silhouette, are very comfortable and are usually a conversation starter a.k.a everything that I look for in my sneakers haha! – To me, these kicks are in a league of their own!

I went for a monochromatic/minimal look to compliment the shoes + the set location. I played off the sneakers with all of my looks in the video and went with an predominantly all-white outfit for the final images – which I think helped in bringing the futuristic vision that I had in my head to life.

My team and I had so much fun working on this project, so I hope that you guys like it! If you’re looking for a last minute gift idea for the fashion forward, street style obsessed guy in your life, the Tubular Doom are a good option – see more here!

Christian

christian confidential | christian thompsonchristian confidential | christian thompsonPhotography by: Shayna Desir // Video Directed by: Tin Mantra Production for Christian Confidential 

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Fashion, Project

A #ClarksMashup Story…Coming Soon!

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Hi guys, I hope that this week has been treating you well so far. I’m currently in New York, covering a few things for Fashion Week but I’m back on the blog today, to share some exciting news about a new project! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working closely with Clarks Canada on a cool initiative, called #ClarksMashup.

#ClarksMashup is inspired by the brand’s Trigenic line of shoes, which btw is super comfortable. The project is about bridging the gap between old school craftsmanship and new world technology! We’ve brought together three cool creatives, Shaz a woodworker and Amir + Simon from Derooted , a creative tech agency to create an art installation using both mediums.

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Clarks (a leader in the fashion industry), knows the importance of staying true to their traditional roots, while incorporating innovative technology into their products. It’s very visible in their Trigenic line and they wanted to see what could be done in other creative fields if they were brought together!

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What’s my role in the project? I’ll be helping the group tell their story from start to finish! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a woodworker’s studio? Or the ins-and-outs of 3D projection? You’ll be able to get a glimpse of that & more throughout this project.

Stay tuned to the blog and the #ClarksMashup hashtag on social (Instagram + Twitter) to see behind-the-scenes footage of our working sessions along with the unveiling of the art installation on September 28th!

Christian

christian confidential 2photography by: Alyssa Katherine Faoro