@ITEM.HEADLINES IS A DAILY REFLECTION TIMELINE OF THE MOST VIRAL TOPICS HAPPENING IN THIS EXACT MOMENT; WHICH COVERS THE SCOPE OF FASHION, ART, MUSIC, CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE.
WILLOW SMITH TEAMS UP WITH ADIDAS FOR A SPORTS SHOE CAMPAIGN BEING DUBBED, “FUTURECRAFT LOOP”, WHICH FOCUSES ON MINIMIZING WASTE BY CREATING THE PRODUCT FROM ENTIRELY RECYCLED MATERIALS. THE SHOE DESIGN DOESN’T USE ANY GLUE AND IS MADE FROM 100% THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE, WHERE IT CAN BE RECYCLED AFTER THE LIFE OF THE SHOE.
HYPEBEAST RELEASES THEIR 25TH ISSUE, “THE MANIA ISSUE” WHICH CONTENT FOCUSES ON “THE BLINDSIDED OBSESSION, THE FIXATION DRIVEN ALMOST TO THE POINT OF MADNESS THAT SERVE AS APT DESCRIPTORS FOR OUR CULTURE OF BLIND MATERIALISM TODAY.“ HYPEBEAST COLLABORATED WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST, TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR THE COVER ARTWORK:
IMAGE COURTESY OF HYPEBEAST
LIZZO HAS DROPPED HER NEW ALBUM, “CUZ I LOVE YOU”, AND WE RECOMMEND THE TRACKS, “LIKE A GIRL”, “SOULMATE”, AND “BETTER IN COLOR”:
RALPH LAUREN DEBUTS THE “EARTH POLO”, WHICH IS COMPRISED OF 12 RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES AND IS ALSO DYED THROUGH A PROCESS THAT USES NO WATER. THE COLORS COME IN STUART GREEN, WHITE, BABY BLUE AND NAVY, AND THE PRICE POINT IS $89.50. THEY’RE PLEDGING TO REMOVE AT LEAST 170 MILLION BOTTLES FROM LANDFILLS & OCEANS BY THE YEAR 2025.
SCREENSHOT COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN
AS PART OF THE “FASHION MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE” BY THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA (CFDA), 12 FACTORY COMPANIES WHO BARE THE 'MADE IN NEW YORK' CRAFTSMANSHIP, WERE CHOSEN TO RECEIVE A TOTAL OF $730,000 IN FINANCIAL GRANT FUNDING. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS, HERE.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.