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Billy Porter Snatches Edges with Shade Blocking Hat, Twitter Responds

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When it comes to red carpets, no one slays them quite like Billy Porter. So when he stepped out for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, you know it was nothing short of epic.

On Sunday (Jan. 26), Pose actor Billy Porter accessorized his custom Baja East crystal-encrusted blue outfit with a custom Sarah Sokol hat. The wide-brimmed hat, which was made in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist-engineer group Smooth Technology, featured a motorized peek-a-boo crystal curtains that closes and opens on command via a remote control.

According to an interview with Vanity Fair, it took two weeks to pull the whole look together. “This design is a great compromise. It’s a reveal.” Porter said. “The crystal curtain stays open, unless you get on my nerves and then I can shut you right out!”

To tie in the dramatic yet sparkly look, Porter had a silver manicure to go with his silver, metallic lip and striking blue eye shadow that covered his entire lid, outlined with glittery silver. While the amazing look captivated onlookers at the event, it was Twitter that was left in shambles after the look was debuted.

This amazing hat — designed by Porter himself, along with his stylist Sam Ratelle, and Scott Studenberg — caught the attention of the Internet, and has generated an onslaught of memes. From rave reviews to a few jokes, Twitter definitely came through with some memorable tweets.

Check out some of the best reactions below.

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Comme des Garçons Apolagizes For Outfitting White Models With Braid Wigs

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You ever see something so egregious that you first question if it is actually real? One of the biggest fashion houses in the world just played themselves big time.

In what seems to be the 2020 edition of how couture can be culturally clueless Comme des Garçons showed they are truly racially reckless. As spotted on Madame Noire the Japanese fashion label recently debuted their their fall winter 2020 menswear collection during their show at Paris Fashion Week. While their wears were largely well received by critics for their use of patterns their styling left many feeling in a ways.

Their models all walked the runway wearing braided lace front wigs; including the white ones which was largely viewed as a big no no. So much so the company faced severe backlash online for what seems to a clear cut case of cultural appropriation.

The uproar was so deafening that the brand issued a formal apology via a statement to DAZED. “The inspiration for the headpieces for Comme des Garçons menswear FW’20 show was the look of an Egyptian prince. It was never ever our intention to disrespect or hurt anyone – we deeply and sincerely apologise for any offense it has caused.”

Julien D, the hairstylist behind the ill-fated wigs, also explained her approach. “My inspiration for the comme des garçons show was Egyptian prince A Look i found truly beautiful and inspirational. A look that was an hommage. Never was it my intention to hurt or offend anyone , ever.If I did I deeply apologize.” she wrote.

This is not the first the time Comme des Garçons has been under fire for cultural insensitivity. To date they have only booked a handful of Black models since their launch.

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Spread Love It’s The Yonce’ Way: Beyoncé Blesses A-Listers with Ivy Park Wardrobe

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Christmas may be over, but Beyoncé is spreading the gift of her Ivy Park line to A-list celebrities.

After debuting the new looks of her Ivy Park collaboration with Adidas on Instagram, Queen Bey decided to spread love by sending wardrobes full of the merchandise to her celebrity friends including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, Reese Witherspoon, Laverne Cox and mom Tina Knowles-Lawson.

The wardrobe which comes complete with it’s own Ivy Park themed orange portable closet features the freshly released looks from Bey’s Ivy Park that she displayed via IG in a post she captioned, “adidas x IVY PARK unboxing.”

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The new collection, which was slated to be released on Saturday (Jan.18), officially dropped Friday (Jan. 17) features gender-neutral apparel, accessories and four footwear styles. Available in sizes XS to XL, pieces include jumpsuits, cargo pants, asymmetric dresses, coats, hoodies and biker shorts. Following the trend sparked by designer Virgil Abloh and Timothée Chalamet, several items, such as sports bras, bags and backpacks, include harness detailing, which is also detailed on the wardrobes boxes delivered to her friends.

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“It is a dream come true,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “My team has worked hard with the Adidas team in bringing my vision to life for this first collection and I am grateful and proud…. I wanted to design and re-imagine pieces that serve as favorite armor for anyone who acknowledges the strength in their individual style and lives freely and boldly.”

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A dream indeed. According to CNBC, Beyoncé’s Ivy Park collaboration is set to outperform Kanye West’s Yeezy collaboration noting that the choice to partner with Beyoncé may just be the boost they need to finally be positioned in the coveted top spot for footwear.

Kanye‘s Yeezy brand launched in February 2015 and has been a huge hit for Adidas in terms of both culture and sales. Yeezy sales are estimated to have earned $1.5 billion in 2019, according to Forbes, but analysts think Ivy Park could eventually surpass Yeezy’s sales although it could take time to fully develop.

Check out the A-list unboxings below and for the full Ivy Park lookbook click here.

 

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Luxury Drip: Frank Ocean Stars In Prada’s Summer 2020 Campaign [Video]

Source: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Frank Ocean performs at The Parklife Festival 2017 at Heaton Park on June 11, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Visionhaus#GP/Corbis via Getty Images)) 

Frank Ocean has once again taken his talents to the fashion game. He is now the face for one of the coveted brands in the world.


As spotted on Complex the Long Beach, California native has partnered up with Prada to bring their upcoming drop to life. The “Thinkin Bout You” singer is playing the lead role in their upcoming menswear collection for the spring / summer 2020 season. This campaign blends both color and black and white photography in an effort to capture the different tones the pieces deliver.

The luxury fashion house made the formal announcement on their social media channels. “The #PradaSS20 Men’s campaign is a playful metaphor for a confident embracing of the indefinability of #PRADA itself.”

Some fun with acronyms is also had as the Italian company uses their brand letters to convey even more feeling from the looks. In a follow-up Instagram posts Prada stands for “Potential Romance Always Deserves Attention”.

The Prada spring summer 2020 collection will be available at retail locations and online starting in April. You can see more from Ocean below.

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Reebok Has The Holiday Pack On Deck With Gift Guide [Photos]

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As the holiday season inches even closer with the month roaring by, folks around the world are scrambling on what to get their families and loved ones. Fortunately for those last-minute types, Reebok has you completely covered with a handy gift guide and FLASH sale.

The longtime sports apparel brand has been dropping all manner of fresh looks in 2019 and those looking to update their closets are in luck with online shoppers getting a grand benefit of a sitewide 50% off sale, and that includes many of their high-end offerings like the Zig Kinetica, Nano 9, and Instapump Fury Boost sneaker lines. There’s also plenty of athletic and “athleisure” wear for shoppers across men, women, and kids so everyone that’s been on your good list is covered.

For the guys in your life, Reebok is offering an Active Enhanced Baseball Cap, Boston Track Club Short Tights, One Series Running Activchill Tee and more offerings for the fitness enthusiasts. There are also stylish sneakers like the all-Black Daytona DMX II, Club C Revenge, and Club C Stomper X Nanamica among many others.

For the ladies, the Lux 3/4 Colorblocked Tights 2.0, Crossfit Burnout Tee, Puremove Sports Bra, and other workout-related gear. On the casual side, the Daytona DMX X Blackeypatch, Torchhex, Nylon Ripple, and Pyro are among the newer styles on deck.

Check out all the holiday offerings by following this link. And hurry, because if you want your things by Christmas, using the code FLASH before 12:00 PM ET on Friday, December 20 or else expect some sad faces.

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Jordan Brand and Dior Announce New Collab—Air Jordan I High OG Dior [Photos]

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Couture meets the basketball court in Jordan Brand‘s new collab with high fashion brand Dior. The Fall 2020 Dior men’s collection includes an Air Jordan I High OG Dior that is sure to be at the top of the wishlist’s of your friendly neighborhood hypebeasts.

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Travis Scott sent the sneaker world scrambling when he shared an initial image of the collab on his Instagram story (no fair) and share more pics of himself stuntin’ in pair. Must be nice.

“I love mixing together different worlds, different ideas — and Jordan Brand and Maison Dior are both emblematic of absolute excellence in their fields,” says Maison Dior and Dior men Artistic Director Kim Jones of the shoe via a press statement. “To bring them together in this special collaboration is to propose something exciting and truly new.”

We wouldn’t exactly call it new since it’s base is the ubiquitous Air Jordan 1 and mixing streetwear and high fashion damn sure isn’t a novel. But the collab does feature some smooth flourishes like “Dior Air” replacing the usual “Nike Air” on the tongue, Air Dior getting placed in the Jumpman Wings logo and the Nike Swoosh being treated in “Dior Oblique jacquard.” Also, the shoe is made out of fine calf-leather, akin to Dior leather goods.

Rumor is a pair of the limited-edition kicks will cost you a cool $2000 when it’s available in Dior stores next year (April 2020). Good hunting and check out detailed pics below.

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Megan Thee Stallion Secures Another Bag, Lands Fashion Campaign With Coach

Megan Thee Stallion Lands First Fashion Campaign With Coach

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In more Megan Thee Stallion news, the champion of Hot Girls everywhere continues to secure the bag. Coach revealed that the Houston rapper is one of the many faces of its latest ad campaign.

The 24-year-old “Big Ole Freak” rapper stars in Coach’s new “Wonder For All” campaign. She is not the only big name involved either, Yara Shahidi, Spike and Tonya Lee, Camila Morrone, Miles Heizer, Kate Moss, and more are also featured. In her ad, Megan sits atop a carousel horse (how fitting), while rocking a black patent leather trench coat, over-the-knee boots, with her extra-long braid in one hand a Coach’s gold rivet-studded “Tabby” bag in the other.

The bag is priced at $395 if you were wondering.

The fashion campaign marks a first for Megan and joins the list of growing accomplishments the rapper has accomplished in a short period. She has already won an MTV VMA, successfully trademarked “Hot Girl Summer,” signed a management deal with Roc Nation, co-headlined a tour with Future and Meek Mill, earned a platinum plaque for “Cash Sh*t.” Plus, she just revealed she is currently working on a script for a horror movie and dropped her own YouTube series “HOTTIEWEEN,” which she starred in. All the while still being in college working on that degree.

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Oh, do we stan a Queen. Is there anything Megan can’t do? The answer to that is clearly no, congrats Megan, keep on winning.

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Only NY & Brooklyn Museum Collaborate On Merch Collection [Photos]

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One of New York City’s most noted destinations is being brought to life for the new generation. A new clothing collection is being released in honor of Brooklyn’s most iconic cultural institution.

Only NY has announced a collaborative collection with the Brooklyn Museum. Working with the museum’s archives and merchandising team, Only NY was granted access to The Brooklyn Museum’s extensive history of exhibition posters, curiosities, and memorabilia, collected and commissioned by the museum during its near 200 year history. With access to this catalog, Only NY gravitated toward the museum’s rich history of logos, branding, and design ephemera.

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Consisting of a hat, graphic T-shirts, tote bags, and a mug, the collection is available now online at onlyny.com, at Only NY’s Lower East Side and Greenpoint storefronts, and at the Brooklyn Museum gift shop.

You can see the rest of the collection below.

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Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond Slams ‘Business of Fashion’s’ Inclusivity, Mag Responds

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Fashion’s go to trade magazine is under fire and for all the right reasons. One of the game’s hottest designers has them under pressure.

Hypebeast is reporting that Business of Fashion, the world’s leading trade publication on fashion, has admitted they have some work to do. Earlier this week the editorial staff announced their annual #BoF500, a list that names the top 500 most influential people. The lineup included Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder of menswear label Pyer Moss. He has since declined the recognition due to their insensitivity at their accompanying BoF‘s 500 in Paris and then some.

Raymond wrote a lengthy letter on Medium accusing the staff and industry as a whole of cultural appropriation. “Homage without empathy and representation is appropriation” he declared. “Instead, explore your own culture, religion and origins. By replicating ours and excluding us — you prove to us that you see us as a trend. Like, we gonna die black, are you.”

Naturally the intensive piece circulated quickly forcing Business Of Fashion editor-in-chief Imran Amed to respond.

Amed made it clear that Raymond is not alone. “Kerby has every right to voice his concerns and we respect his perspective. He is also right about several things. As Kerby points out, the fashion industry has often treated inclusivity as a trend, putting diverse faces in our ad campaigns, on our runways, on our magazine covers and, yes, at our parties because it’s cool and of the moment. But I can assure you that this topic is not a trend for BoF” he wrote.

Over the last year, several high-profile brands have been guilty of incorporating culturally insensitive imagery. This specifically caused Gucci to create more opportunities for people of color after their infamous sweater that resembled blackface imagery. You can read Amed’s formal response in full here.

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