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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Rondina

Forza Motorsport Launches in Style with Live size? Session

Forza Motorsport's launch party in Toronto offered a unique blend of racing and high fashion, all the details on the exclusive event.

As you can imagine, at dappertux.com we love a creative combination of fashion and gaming. When I heard that Xbox Canada was teaming with size? to launch Forza Motorsport, I was intrigued. The Xbox and size? teams found a way to blend Forza, sneaker culture, and music, in what combined to be an epic launch event for Forza Motorsport, the latest instalment in the acclaimed racing franchise.

One size? fits all

The launch event was hosted at size?, in Toronto. The UK-based retailer specializes in sneakers and streetwear with stores around the world. The brand has a history of hosting exclusive events and collaborating with notable artists such as Skepta, Stormzy, and JME. For size? it’s as much about the fashion as it is to provide a unique experience, and they delivered.

The launch event

On October 5th, ahead of Forza Motorsport’s launch, Xbox Canada took over the size? boutique at Queen and Ossington in Toronto. and turned it into a wonderland for gamers, sneakerheads, and creatives alike. The event was a fusion between a nightclub scene, launch party, art experience and Forza Motorsport tournament. Guests were treated to live music, Forza inspired art, fresh kicks, and cars.

The event featured live size? sessions with guest DJs SKRATCH BASTID & JAYEMKAYEM, who spun some of the hottest tracks from hip-hop, R&B, and electronic genres.

Racing in style

The highlight of the event featured time trials in Forza Motorsport with a wheel and pedal set-up. Attendees went head-to-head in the Corvette StingRay on the Grand Oak Raceway. Yours truly was able to post one of the best times of the evening clocking in at 01:28:300.

I accomplished the feat in a dapper blazer and dress shoes, not exactly your ideal racing attire so I was happy with the podium finish.

(Above: Alpo Snow adjusts his custom made Xbox Series X. Photo credit: size?)


Art by ALPO SNOW

The event was not just about gaming and music. It was also about art and culture. The event showcased some amazing art installations by ALPO SNOW. The Toronto-based artist used sneakers and high-end apparel to create unique pieces that blend gaming, fashion, and car culture.

Entering the space, I was greeted by a custom Xbox Orb logo made from a reconstructed Brown Nike Cortez sneaker. It looked great and really punched with the neon orange soles used as highlights.

The Xbox Series X wrapped in reconstructed New Balance shoes was a feature piece. It was a very cool blend of gaming hardware and high fashion.

Snow even created an original acrylic paint illustration titled “Don’t Stop” featuring a unique twist on the 1991 BMW M3 – 992 NB.

It was a celebration of gaming, fashion, and art that brought together different communities. Forza Motorsport will available October 10th, 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and Xbox Game Pass.

 

About the Author - Matthew "Dapper Tux" Rondina

Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Along with being the Managing Editor of dappertux.com, he has bylines with Best Buy, Cineplex Entertainment, Mobile Syrup and Walmart. Follow Matthew’s gaming + tech adventures on multiple social platforms with the handle @dapper_tux via "X", Instagram, Threads, TikTok and join in on the fun!

 

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