Evening “Renaissance” of Beyoncé, Issey Miyake, “Watch the Throne”
It’s the weekend, baby!
And what a week it has been.
In terms of drops, we saw Beats buds from Kim Kardashian, Patta x Nike round three, AJ2 from Two 18, Brain Dead x Reebok, Adsum x Timex, Nike Cortez from sacai, Air Penny from Stüssy, Suicokes from Josh Vides, some new ALD x NB 550s, new Dunk from Cactus Plant Flea Market, new Crocs from Salehe Bembury, new bags from The North Face Purple Label, Pokémon x BBC, DAP x GAP and a $1,000 Prada tank top
We dug through many new bags, including Balenciaga’s viral trash bag, Lanvin’s “familiar” rubber bag, Bottega Veneta’s new it-bag, then we looked at the latest from NOAH, the Shaker System by Raf Simons, the Virgil Abloh capsule by Nordstrom, the new YEEZY GAP, the penis ring by Frank Ocean, the lock bracelets by Tiffany, the Hello Kitty gear by Soulland and the global drop BEAMS x Arc’teryx.
In terms of famous people, Julia Fox got naked, Serena Williams retired, J Balvin wore Dior, Travis Barker defied the California heat, Ryan Reynolds addicted to Bode, Kylie dressed in jeans and Kanye’s YEEZY GAP sunglasses were everywhere. In fact, the less said about Kanye, the better. Same with expensive watches, apparently.
Now, if you need us, we’ll slip into something comfortable.
From Donald Glover to DiCaprio, Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ party brought out the stars
“Dubbed ‘Club Renaissance,’ Beyoncé’s party manifested as the musician’s own version of Studio 54, challenging her star-studded guest list to dress in their funkiest disco yarns.”
Fashion Obscura: Devon Aoki’s Craziest Y2K Style Moments
“As the industry continued to search for inspiration in the early 2000s, Aoki’s name kept coming back. His work with Jeremy Scott – whose blingy, maximalist designs perfectly captured the Y2K vibe – and his role as Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious (another cultural touchstone of the 2000s) cements its place in the history book of the era.”
HI-TEC is experiencing a quiet revival
“Following a period when the brand achieved its highest global revenue from activewear in the late 2000s and early 2010s, HI-TEC launched HTS74 in early 2017, a more lifestyle-focused that sought to combine the brand’s outdoor capabilities, with a more modern, hip aesthetic.”
Issey Miyake’s legacy is ironclad
“Miyake’s ingenuity lives on forever, both in the work he created during a distinguished career unmatched by anyone in his field and in the continued production of the brands that bear his name, each overseen by designers who strive to bring to Miyake’s eternal mantle the same esteem garnered by the man himself.”
Recording on Ye & Jay’s Watch the Throne’s Style, 11 years later
“2011 – the year or two thrones. game of thrones made their television debut with “Winter is Coming” at the same time as Jay-Z and Kanye West made their musical debut as a group known as “The Throne”, delivering the album that defined the ‘era Look at the throne.”
Jack Black is the master of bad tees
“Too often, Hollywood royalty is dripping with nothing but designer labels and bad sneakers, but when it comes to Black, a Monday Market graphic tee and a generous pair of baggy shorts are just what the doctor prescribed, whatever the weather.”