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Champion × Luka Sabbat

Champion is partnering with actor and global influencer Luka Sabbat next month for the brand’s 100th anniversary celebration, which includes dropping a limited-edition capsule collection designed by Luka Sabbat.

The collection will be available exclusively to shop at Champion’s New York store starting on November 13 and the Los Angeles Champion store starting on November 14, including hoodies and t-shirts for both men and women.

Inspired by Luka’s experience visiting the youth in Art Start’s ‘Emerging Artists’ program, the collection’s designs celebrate what it means to be a team and those who thrive on collaboration. Classic Champion staples, such as iconic Reverse Weave hoodies, feature a unique design and a personalized quote crafted by Luka, “Imagination comes easy to the individual, but the creativity to make it happen takes teamwork.”

About Champion x Luka Sabbat and Art Start Partnership

Forming part of the year-long Champion 100th Anniversary campaign, global influencer Luka Sabbat has partnered with Champion and non-profit organization Art Start to create an exclusive collection of Champion apparel, benefitting the organization with a charitable donation of $25K from Champion. Having attended Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, Luka champions education in the creative arts which has formed the foundation of the project. Together with Champion, Luka mentored stand-out youth from Art Start’s ‘Emerging Artists’ program and inspired by their stories, created a design that will be sold in the Champion New York and Los Angeles stores. Additionally, Luka will star in a film celebrating the creative process, which will launch on Champion’s Instagram on November 4th and make an appearance at the brand’s 100th anniversary grand finale event taking place in November at the Champion SoHo store to debut the collection with Art Start.

About Champion’s 100th Anniversary Campaign

Throughout 2019, Champion continues to celebrate a century of teamwork with the launch of its centennial anniversary campaign – “100 Years for the Team,” exploring what it means to be a team in 2019 from the perspective of participating clubs, squads and crews all around the world. Throughout the year, Champion has recognized and highlighted teams on social media to celebrate their team stories.

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LEXUS GS F

“The Lexus GS F is undeniably one of the most iconic vehicles of the brand’s history! Like a reserved bottle of wine, it ages well.” – 360 MAGAZINE

By Anthony Sovinsky × Vaughn Lowery

The ‘F’ marquee represents the high performance division of vehicles engineered by Lexus. The 2019 Lexus GS F has earned its right through rigorous testing to bear the weight of the ‘F’ stamp of approval. It’s graceful design and superior performance are on par with the BMW M Models and Mercedes-AMG line.

Design

The GS F is only in its third season, yet it’s overall traits are retro while still embodying Lexus’s luxurious appeal. The side profiles are simple – no excess vents or useless lines. At the front, there’s a gradual growth in aggressiveness which begins with fender cut-outs. The spindle grille is accompanied by two massive air ducts which lie beneath each Triple Beam LED headlamps. It has been masterfully carved to enhance aerodynamics with a 0.33 drag coefficient. The buttocks is the defining attribute on this sports sedan – clearly this car can deep squat. Reminiscent of its predecessors, however, this model has chrome quad exhaust pipes (diagonally stacked upon one another). 

Our test model came well-equipped with the 10th Anniversary Package for an additional $5000 USD. It has several unique style upgrades inside and out. Only 100 units were produced in the United States. Exterior refinements include a matte Nebula Gray paint and 19” contrasting BBS 16-spoke wheels. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires come standard along side of painted blue Brembo calipers and ‘F’ logo puddle lights. 

Up front are a 16-way power adjustable driver and a 5-way adjustable passenger ‘F’ performance race-inspired seats. They encase passengers comfortably and firmly. An ‘F’ Sport steering wheel with racing ergonomics elegantly compliment the cabin. There’s electric blue carbon fiber along the door panels and dash coupled with alcantara door trim and armrest. Futhermore, there’s a F 10th Anniversary Limited medallion affixed just right above the blue shift knob. 

Performance

Unlike its competition, commonly turbocharging and supercharging their vehicles to boast extra power, Lexus decided to implant a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in the GS. It outputs 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque. Although it’s not outpowering it’s German counterparts, it offers a nostalgic feel with balanced performance and predictability. Its force is distributed through an 8-speed automatic transmission that is best experienced in SportS+ mode. One should take advantage of the paddle shifters and row the gears through their more spirited ranges, 4800 RPM and above. 

This car exemplifies it’s athletic prowess on roads which test it’s balance. And, for those of us who don’t have access to a track, windy roads will serve. We drove through LA’s Mulholland Drive to PCH for a Sunday morning jaunt to Carr Winery in Santa Barbara for a tasting. Much to our surprise, the husky 4-door held its ground. The tires stuck around corners with great tenacity and body roll was almost absent. Moreover, the ventilated disc brakes with high friction pads were of great help in approaching turns. In gain, F Sport suspension with Ilachs-sourced shock absorbers kept the ride firm with little rebound in both Track and SLALOM modes. 

Safety

Plenty of features are included to keep drivers as well as passengers safe and sound. Essential characteristics that came in handy are the following: smart stop technology, blind spot monitor with cross traffic alert, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control (for long drives), lane departure alert with steering wheel assist and lane keep assist (are great for driver fatigue). Lastly, Lexus Enform offers assistance if the vehicle is involved in accident or stolen. You can also communicate with an actual representative to send directions straight to the car while in motion. Finally, a car concierge for a sports sedan that confortably seats four.

Technology

As much as we enjoyed listening to the sweet serenade of the exhaust, the audio system is just as satisfying. Our version came with a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, with 835 watts of power ($1380 USD). It’s unquestionably one of the most powerful units its segment. In addition, there’s a 12.3-inch infotainment display that can be surfed with an armrest remote. To date, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are unavailable. However, music can be played from your phone while connected to Bluetooth and/or plugged into the USB port. And, for $900 you can opt for an in color heads-up display (HUD) that offers metrics such as the speed limit, current MPH/KMH and tachometer. 

Conclusion

In short, the standard 2019 Lexus GS F is priced at $84,350 and the 10th Anniversary Edition retails around $93,250. For far less than its challengers, the GS F is an exotic with tons of intuitive amenities. A true head-turner and automotive beast.

For additional information on the LEXUS GS F go HERE.

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Johan Van Mullem

GR Gallery is pleased to announce “Apnea,” the first solo exhibition of Johan Van Mullem with the gallery. The show, organized by Russ Basin, explores the artist unique creative practice and inspirational process of estrange himself. Apnea  will reveal the latest series of artworks conceived by the artist appositely for this occasion, together with some older iconic models. It will put together 25 original pieces, always executed with the artist’s signature gestural technique and striking early Rembrandt-like style. Together with different sizes of canvas works will be exhibited several preparatory drawings on paper. 
 
Opening reception: Friday November 22tnd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Exhibition Dates: November 22, 2019 – January 12, 2020). Members of the press can contact GR gallery in advance to schedule a private viewing and an interview with the artist. 
 
GR Gallery, 255 Bowery (between Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002 |  info@gr-gallery.com | tel: +1 212 273 2900
 

The title is inspired by one the artist’s most fierce passion that becomes the only way to take an appropriate break from the aberrations and disorders of the contemporary world, a sort of underwater meditation. The paradoxical notion that the self-awareness and social examination can be found strictly through the absence of these systems is explored through his relationship with the act of painting. A process that allows Johan to take the proper distance and become free to put himself, through his forceful gesture and unbiased inspirations, completely into the creative process. As he explains: “All my work is done as unconsciously as possible. I never program a work or attempt to elaborate on a sketch. I never try to impose my feelings or ideas on a work. I always work the same way, by trying to feel the medium, the music, the silence, or the size, whether it is sculpture, drawing, or painting. It is a question of energy and discovering the moment. One must always reflect upon what they discovered, until something new appears.” 

Apnea” aims to showcase the exclusive creative approach of Master artist Johan Van Mullem by unveiling a lavish selection of works that epitomize his carrier, marked by unique introspective psychological portraits slightly reminiscent of the Renaissance Flemish school. With the aid of vigorous brushstrokes, his powerful and dramatic aesthetic research is delivered by a strong color contrast that make the artworks uncommonly vibrant and luminescent capable to issue a vital and up to date energy.  

JOHAN VAN MULLEM was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1959 to Flemish parents, and spent much of his childhood following his diplomat father from country to country. He is a painter and sculptor known mainly for his powerful depiction of the human figure through luminous brushstrokes. He claims inspiration only from personal encounters with people on an everyday basis rather than aspiring to be like or to be inspired by any well-known artists, even though some merely aesthetic similarities with bacon, Goya and the Flemish school are perceptible. Van Mullem’s work can be found in public and private collections internationally, including collections in Brussels, London, New York, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles and at the Musee d’Ixelles in Belgium. 

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Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

Car travel has become so commonplace in everyday life that it is easy to take peaceful car rides for granted and ignore the potential hazards cars create. No one wants to imagine being involved in a car accident. But in the unfortunate event you ever are in an accident, you should always remember to take these steps to ensure any claims you may want to make against whomever caused the accident are preserved:

Do Your Best to Remain Calm

Yes, this one is much more easily said than done. Your heart is probably racing. You are probably upset or angry with the person who caused the accident, and you may be in physical pain. Even so, you must do everything you can to keep your cool if you want the accident and, down the line, your claim against whomever is responsible, to be handled properly.

Check to See If Anyone in Your Car—Including You—Is or May Be Injured

Car accidents can lead to all types of injuries. Some are minor, some are of life-altering severity and some are so catastrophic they can lead to death. You may not realize you are injured until hours, days or even weeks after an accident. Once the dust has settled, check yourself for any signs of injury, such as scrapes, scratches, skin discoloration, bumps anywhere on your body, blood or anything else that feels or appears abnormal. If you are physically able to do so, you should call the police. If you need emergency medical treatment, tell the operator to send an ambulance to the scene. You should also begin taking pictures of your car and of any injuries you believe you sustained.

If You Feel Up to It, See If Anyone Outside Your Car Is Injured

If you feel you can exit your car without risking any further injury to yourself or anyone else, check on the driver and any passengers in all other vehicles involved. They will likely appreciate your concern, and this will give you an opportunity to assess their physical and mental state in the moment if they claim any injuries later. When you check on them, exchange car insurance information with all the other drivers involved in the accident and talk to anyone who witnessed the accident.

Call the Police and Talk to the Responding Police Personnel When They Arrive

Calling the police is essential. When they arrive, they will take statements from all the drivers and witnesses, record each driver’s insurance information, make note of any citations being issued, issue citations and write a comprehensive report. It is important to make sure the responding police personnel get as much information about the accident as possible to determine who caused it and what penalty will be assessed to whomever is responsible. They will also likely ask if you need emergency medical care. If you do want medical attention, they will call an ambulance staffed with emergency medical technicians to the scene. Just to be on the safe side, you should let medical personnel examine you.

Take Pictures of Everything—Yes, Everything

You should take as many pictures of the cars and people involved in the accident as you can. These pictures will be extremely valuable as evidence of the accident’s severity and as evidence of any injuries you sustained. Without this type of evidence, even the best personal injury lawyer will be starting off at a disadvantage in proving your case. Taking pictures of the scene can be beneficial, too, to provide context when you describe the accident later.

Go to the Emergency Room, Even If Only As a Precautionary Measure

Even if you are not in pain and you do not feel any different than normal, you should go to the emergency room to be examined. Deciding you feel fine at the scene, declining treatment and then realizing you need to be treated after the fact is the last thing you want. Beyond the inconvenience of then having to get to the emergency room or an urgent-care facility on your own, there is a chance your injuries will have worsened in the time since the accident.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney

You want someone with experience in the courtroom and someone who knows how to recover the money clients are owed. When you select an attorney, you should choose the Los Angeles car accident attorney who will be your most effective advocate both in court and in negotiating with insurance companies. Contact West Coast Trial Lawyers for additional information about how to select the best personal injury lawyer.

File Your Insurance Claims

This is where getting insurance information from any other drivers involved in the accident will pay off. If you do not have their information, you cannot file a claim for damages with their car insurance company and recover for your injuries. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to guide you through the claim process. Without this information, even the best personal injury attorney will have difficulty collecting your damages from the at-fault person or persons.

Be Diligent with Respect to Continuing Medical Treatment for Your Injuries

Listen to your doctors. Attend your follow-up appointments with them. They will discharge you from their care when they believe you are well enough to do without it. Do not try to manage your own care. Your doctors have your best interest in mind and will treat you until you have reached maximum medical improvement.

Take Your Car Accident Attorney’s Advice

The process of recovering damages from at-fault drivers after an accident seems daunting. When an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney is representing you, you will have peace of mind in knowing your attorney has a thorough understanding of the judicial system and knows how to handle your claim. The ability to receive thoughtful advice from a seasoned professional is one of the biggest advantages of having an accident attorney to represent you. Trust your attorney’s judgment and listen to the advice your attorney provides. In the end, when your claim is resolved, you will be happy you did.

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YAMEN SANDERS

Yamen Sanders hails from Los Angeles and has lived in various stations in the world. At the early age of 7, he was fluent in Italian. During Yamen’s travels, he has engaged in many community service events and has performed community outreach in Africa. Growing up in an athletic family, Yamen has been in competitive sports his entire lifetime, thus leading to a collegiate and professional football career. After football, Yamen began modeling and has accumulated a great career in a short span. He has operated internationally with brands such as Apple, Gatorade, and Nike.

Most recently Yamen was on CBS’s reality TV show Love Island in which he created a huge splash with his contagious personality and humor. True to his TV persona, Yamen prides himself on being relatable, inspirational and truthful to himself.

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LA Times The Taste

By Vaughn Lowery × Krish Narsinghani

The Taste LA‘s 10th anniversary didn’t disappoint. Held at the legendary Paramount Studios on Gower and Melrose in Hollywood. Opening night was nothing short of whimsical. Canopy lights draped the movie lot as people pranced throughout the evening with sips and bite-sized dishes in tow. The soon-to-be iconic event is hosted by the LA Times. If you’re seeking a savory night out with influential foodies, then this is your place.

Throughout the three day experience, various restaurants rotated booths to serve small bites and spirits. 360 Magazine favorites included Castaway, McConnel’s Fine Ice Creams and RiceBox. VIP ticket holders had access to an additional plethora of wines, lounge area and a personalized wine glass crafted by Signature Hand Engraving.

Ticket prices ranged from $115 to $200 USD for a VIP experience. Passes are all-inclusive and good for unlimited food, beer, wine and spirits tastings, plus all stage activities (including cooking demonstrations). The Taste 2019 left foodies satisfied and dreaming of LA’s hottest restaurants.

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Splash House 2019

Splash House takes place every summer, once in June and August, within the Palm Springs region. It’s a poolside extravaganza where world renowned EDM artists perform well into the evening at participating hotel properties. After hours (which offers tickets for purchase separately from the weekend’s activities is held at the rustic Air Museum which transforms into a what many believe to be an alien mothership. If you’re seeking a good time with a both youthful yet mature crowd, then this is your locus.

Two of our squad members from 360 MAGAZINE drove down to immerse themselves in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Q. How does one prepare for SH?

A. Pack lots of water, coconut water, Powerade(electrolytes), light clothing and sunblock.

Q. Did you pack light? Did you bring snacks?

A. We stopped at the grocery story for snacks. Cheese and crackers, bagels, eggs, locks and lots of fruit.

Q. How was the drive on the way to Coachella Valley from LA? What time of day did you leave? What time do you recommend leaving?

A. The drive wasn’t too bad. We made it in 3.5 hours, considering we left during rush hour at 5:30pm. I highly recommend to take the day off work and get out to PS early in the day. To set in, relax and mentally prepare for an amazing weekend.

Q.Where did you and your friends rendezvous at?

A. We met at my friends hotel, the Renaissance.

Q. Did you feel the transportation provided was adequate?Or did you hang out at a certain venue or space while at the event?

A. The shuttles took us to different hotels and provided us with cold water which I thought was AMAZING!

Q. If you stayed overnight, was it at a participating hotel or Airbnb? Was it worth it? Did you feel like you missed out on any action?

A. We definitely didn’t miss out on anything by staying at a near by Airbnb. It was nice to disconnect and rest up for the next day.

Q. Where did you pull your inspo for your daily style from? Magazines? Previous festivals? Celebrities on Instagram? Was there a common thread at the festival?

A. I pulled my inspiration for my daily styles from the splash house website/instagram.

Q. Diplo was a last minute addition to the SH lineup, how did you hear about it? Announcement on site or word of mouth? Describe them in a few words.

A. I saw that DIPLO was added on the lineup through Splash House IG. Our most memorable moment at splash house was definitely DIPLO on set. He was magical!!

Q. Did you feel after hours was worth additional money? While at the Air Museum during the midnight hours, how did it make you feel?

A. The after hours is truly my favorite so it’s worth every penny!

Q. Overall crowd at SH was on a scale to 1 to 10, how would you rate if 10 being the highest?

A. I’m obsessed with everything about splash house so I rate it a 10. Bringing DIPLO out this year was dope!

Q. Please rate the performances which you saw and why you gave them that rate.

A. We only saw DIPLO and Ekali. They were sick.

Q. Would you attend SH next year and why?

A. I will definitely be attending next year, without a doubt!

Q. Is this the type of event you would go alone or with a group of friends/co-workers?

A. This is the type of event you go with your close friends.

Q. Would you attend SH next year and why?

A. This year was a step up from last year’s. And, we can’t wait for next year. Hope the lineup is just as great! Thank you so much SH!

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Splash House, 360 magazine

Saint Bodhi releases Flowerchild

DEF JAM RECORDINGS ARTIST SAINT BODHI RELEASES HER ARRESTING DEBUT SINGLE “FLOWERCHILD” VIA THE FADER TODAY

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE 

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE 

WATCH ON THE FADER

“A unique voice and cutting lyricism…dazed, twinkling production….dark and sharp-edged…It’s a forceful and purposeful introduction.”

South Central LA native, SAINT BODHI, releases her arresting debut single “Flowerchild” off of her forthcoming album.  The songstress who has a knack for bending genres told The Fader “Flowerchild is an introduction into my dark and beautiful mind and shows you some of my childhood struggles. It is me in my all gorgeous, beautiful, fucked up glory.”

Saint Bodhi will be performing select dates at the courvoisier amplified series

D.C. TODAY AUGUST 21ST, AT IVY CITY SMOKEHOUSE

NYC SEPTEMBER 5TH & LA SEPTEMBER 10TH

Equinox Members Feel Bamboozled

After The Related Companies (parent company of Equinox, SoulCycle, Hudson Yards) Founder/Chairman Stephen M. Ross announced his Trump fundraiser (tickets which will cost up to $250,000) in the Hamptons, all hell broke loose – tons of memberships have been cancelled online, over the telephone and in person. After all, Ross is a ‘passive investor’ for Equinox and SoulCycle which are premier fitness centers for celebrities, political leaders and senior level executives alike whom all seem to be proactively involved within the LGBTQ+ and art communities.

Why are members so infuriated?

Many feel they were a part of a movement of societal justice and equality, not just a fitness institution since its inception twenty years ago. Fast forward to present day, Equinox has popped all over every urbane and metropolitan area’s infrastructure largely in part to real estate mogul, Ross.

Lately, the brand has announced a slew of designer duds, hotel chain and talent agency geared towards their top instructors. Today, more or less of its constituents will gather at the West Hollywood location (8590 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 4PM to protest against Ross’s decision to host such a lavish engagement for one of the most ridiculed US Presidents in modern day times. A man who’s rhetoric has possibly fell upon the ears of young white supremacists like the alleged shooter at El Paso last weekend who gunned down dozens of Hispanic people at a local Walmart.

Maybe after today’s outrage, the Miami Dolphins owner, who was shunned for his actions by some of its players, will renege on tomorrow’s elaborate event. According to the LA Times, the soldout venue may raise close to 12 million dollars for Mr. Ross’s friend of over 40 years.

As of late, Equinox has announced the construction of a 20-story hotel and residential building downtown LA which is scheduled to be completed around 2021.

2020 Range Rover Evoque AWD

By Camila Isopo × Vaughn Lowery

City-dwellers rejoice! You have another compact vehicle to choose from for all of your summer events. Seating five people, the new 2020 range rover evoque AWD is here to fulfill your driverly needs. Right before this compact SUV hits dealers 360 Magazine had the opportunity to test out its functionality in one of the most dense urban areas in America – Los Angeles, California. With its curb appeal, sexy design edits on the new 2020 model – this car will be one of the top contenders within its market segment.


Price: $56,850

Design: 

The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque comes in nolita grey, seoul pearl silver or yulong metallic paint with a black contrast. There’s a massive pillarless and non-retractable moonroof that adds an element of spaciousness in the interior.  The steering wheel is duotone leather. As for the seats, they are 14-way adjustable and also made of leather. The seats come in ebony or cloud. This model stores up to three preferred seating positions in its memory. Branded tread plates and a trim finish are extra details included in this model. Some signature features that drivers can expect are 20 inch “5079” style wheels with dynamic 5 split spoke and a diamond turned finish that includes the land Rover logo in heart.

Tech:

The new interface and infotainment system is more sleek and dynamic than before. Other technological features included in this model design are: premium LED headlights. A touch pro duo feature allows drivers to view something on one screen while using other media as well.

Performance:

This Range Rover model has a 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cylinder Gas Engine. It also has a 9 speed automatic transmission with black gearshift paddles. Drivers have electric assisted steering as well as terrain response and terrain progress control. Hill descent is another available control feature. The mpg is 20 city/27 highway. This model also has 246 horsepower. The torque is 269 lb-ft. When you drive, this rover leaps forward. 

Safety: 

For the safety of the driver and their passengers, perimetric alarm and incontrol protect are included in this model. Of course, airbags are included both in the front and sides of the car. The tires have a  pressure monitoring system. ISOFIX system is included for child seat safety. Some control features are: traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control. The breaking features are: emergency braking, anti-locking braking, and emergency brake assist. When driving, you have a rearview camera as well as lane keep assist and a driver condition monitoring system. 

With off road capabilities, this will become one of the fastest selling SUVs in its segment. Technology meets luxury with this model. Millenials and empty-nesters would do well to purchase this vehicle.

Build your own.

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Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery
Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery
Range Rover, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery