//The LIFE and TIMES of RDQLUS
I live in so many realms and participate actively in so many subcultures, it’s often difficult to have conversations with people about the things that interest me, the things I spend a lot of mental time on. I don’t fit the mold by any means, so my conversation follows suit, naturally. Science, scif-fi, style, fashion, music, culture and more—all in the same brain, all at the same time. So while sitting at a Starbucks on one particular Sunday in late-2017, I began recording into “Voice Recorder” on my iPad. And with that, borrowing from an obscure line from one of my favorite movies ever—“Long Live the Fighters” was born.
RDQLUS is set to create a second collection to the 2017 collaboration with the Nike-affiliated “Cultivator” program. “CODES” is vol.2 of the popular “Citizen of the Globe” capsule collection of last year.
With an 8am chill start with the mingling minds, and an 8:30am event start, the act of getting there is tantamount to the morning rush of clocking into the rat race—but still people are showing up, enthused and ready to rock. It's not about the crowd size, or the continental breakfast, of really even the hosts (Kim Sellmeyer and yours truly)—it's simply about the act of showing up. Arriving to be in league with other creatively inclined thinkers & feelers.
The day finally came and this week is one that dreams are made of. All over the world, sneaker fans are chiming in to wish good luck and say which kicks they chose to (or are planning to) cop from the first official sneaker collaboration between RDQLUS x Nike.
I was honored to have the Midwest Fashion Journal request to sit down with me and talk about inspiration, my background and the formation of my upcoming "RDQLUS x Nike "Citizen of the Globe" capsule collection, presented by Sneaker-Lab—launching next Monday, December 11, 2017.
It's an interesting concept to think that people are beginning to gravitate toward boutiques over big-box retail. I suppose it's not a new concept but it's getting a lot of focus lately. Enter Sneakerlab and their online boutique featuring creative influencers remixing classic sneaker silhouettes. Enter RDQLUS.
"Long Live the Fighters"; Starting today, I will be creating a short-form podcast discussing lifestyle, media and culture—all in about 15 min per episode. The idea is to keep short, conversational and informative, but not nearly long enough to get boring or long-winded
I'm stoked to announce that RDQLUS has been asked to participate in a very special boutique concept that pairs creative influencers with product and people. The task is to create a capsule collection of (3) sneakers based on a concept or story.
"Faces of Omaha" is an annual advertorial produced by Omaha Magazine, offering businesses a chance to be featured and open their doors to new customers and other businesses. While it is an advertorial, there is still a selection process by which the featured businesses are selected.
From the perspective of Steve Gordon, Creative Director and Owner at RDQLUS Creative, every experience is an idea worth sharing, a story waiting to be told. As a world traveler, seeker of the scenic route and an eye for beauty and authenticity, Steve has the benefit of curiosity and the gift to recognize the genuine character of an idea. Which makes it no surprise that he created the name, 75 North to help highlight the true mission of the organization.