Opening Ceremony Pop-Up opens in London!

  Yesterday was the first day of an exciting new Pop-up just in time for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics starting up a week from today. Opening Ceremony has opened the doors to its first London store in Covent Garden. Just for this summer during the games, they will be featuring brands like Proenza Schouler, Topshop, and even some collaborations with designers just for the momentus event. ...
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AGENDA NYC: Sneak Peek

It's that time of year again folks! The Active Team has entered into full-on tradeshow mode. Summer 2012 is no different and we were able to get our feet wet at AGENDA NYC for a glimpse of Spring/Summer 2013 apparel and footwear. The trade show went down at a loft-life setting in SOHO on Mercer Street allowing for the right ...
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Quiksilver’s Stephanie Gilmore Wins 5th ASP World Title!

This weekend, amid fierce competition and the under sunny skies of Biarritz at the Roxy Pro, Stephanie Gilmore took home her 5th ASP World Title as the 2012 Surfing World Champion. “It was such a challenge to come back. It’s really rewarding! All the girls are surfing so well. I really had to give 100% in every heat that I went ...
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Stylesight Hearts The People’s Movement

While cruising Agenda Trade Show last summer, the Active Team stumbled upon a gem of a brand called The People's Movement, aka MOVMT. We were totally taken with this line of environmentally-friendly footwear from the moment we entered the up-cycled cardboard booth. Now, we can't lie...initially we weren't really interested in talking footwear. It had been a LONG day walking ...
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CFDA x NY Mets for Edition 01

Its confirmed (again)...fashion is OBSESSED with all things Active, and not just in that sweatshirts-on-the-runway kind of way -- we are talking legit Team Sports with a designer twist here folks. Edition01 has tapped several young designers to create a limited edition collection of tees to celebrate both the NY Mets and the CFDA's 50th Anniversary. Each of the tees ...
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Nike x Marcus Gaab – Reflective Windrunner

Keeping up with new product releases as we continue to get closer to the Olympics later this month, Nike has released yet another innovation to hit the medal stand in London. Nike worked with renowned artist Marcus Gaab to explore the 21st C. Windrunner V. jacket and it's highly reflective properties. Modeled after a sportswear staple, the Windrunner is detailed with ...
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Olympic Arts + Graphics: Jens Ullrich

We have been OBSESSING over Jens Ullrich’s collage series called the “pilots”, ever since we stumbled upon them on Beautiful Decay. The works are comprised of deconstructed photographs of popular sport moments mashed together with pictures of sculptures from the period of National Socialism (1933 – 1945). There is something so enchanting about the combination, especially the contrast of the ...
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Summer Solstice: Yoga in Times Square

In its 10th year, Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square took place on June 20th and attracted over 1,400 passionate yogis, smack dab in the middle of the busiest city in the world. Sponsored by Athleta and The Times Square Alliance, the event is intended to celebrate summer and bring people together to practice in an alternative, unique space. Several ...
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Ignore This Blogpost and GO Skateboarding

Summer has arrived full force here in NYC, with temperatures nearing 100 degrees today, there's no denying it. Another indication of the first official day of summer, of course, is Go Skateboarding Day! All around the world skateboarders from every walk of life are enlisted to drop everything and skate. No excuses. Events, giveaways, prizes, and parties galore, if any ...
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H&M SPORT POPS UP IN LONDON

In a continued effort to celebrate all things Olympic, we are thrilled to announce the opening of two new H&M Sport pop-up stores in London. The first location, in Convent Garden will open on Friday, July 6th with a second location to follow in Westfield Stratford City on Saturday, July 7th. The stores will carry the H&M Sport collections  and ...
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Nike Unveils Team USA Track & Field Uniforms

The Active Team headed downtown to catch the Nike Unveil for the Team USA Track & Field gear last night in the West Village. Set against the backdrop of Flag Day, this patriotic event was bookended by President Obama passing through town, barricading Greenwich street for the passing fleet before and after the unveil. A great kickoff for Team USA! First glances ...
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adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony

As the Active Team continues to sift through the increasing amount of Olympic coverage, we are super impressed when a collection transcends tired patriotic themes to a reach a first-place level of athletic taste. Opening Ceremony has delivered just that, teaming with adidas Originals for a F/W capsule collection to coincide with the Games and the perfectly timed OC Store ...
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The Frendly Gathering 2012

The Active Team are big fans of the FRENDS crew and have been following the intimate posse of professional snowboarders – and their latest antics – regularly throughout the past few years. From stops at various snowboarding contests around the world and their crazy videos on Frendsvision to checking in with the guys at concerts or tradeshows, we’re always ready ...
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QSW Store Opens in Malibu Lumber Yard

The Active Team (finally) went to check out the first ever Quiksilver women's boutique located in the luxe beach shopping destination, the Malibu Lumber Yard. As QSW raises its retail profile, it only makes sense that they find a home with other directional brands and boutiques like J.Crew Beach, James Perse and Maxfields. The space stays true to their surf legacy ...
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The 2012 French Open

Things started to get real “emo” for the Active Team once Roland-Garros first kicked off on May 27th. We LOVE our tennis and more importantly watching top pros slide across the tournament’s famous clay courts. Best known as the French Open, the matches kick off summer, launching into a two week stretch…and for us, two weeks of checking out some ...
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