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Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld Dead at 85

Christmas Lights ceremony on the Champs-Elysees

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Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel artistic director and a fashion icon, has passed away. He was 85.

Reports the New York Times:

“More than anyone I know, he represents the soul of fashion: restless, forward-looking and voraciously attentive to our changing culture,” Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue, said of Mr. Lagerfeld when presenting him with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards in 2015.

Creative director of Chanel since 1983 and Fendi since 1965, and founder of his own line, Mr. Lagerfeld was the definition of a fashion polyglot, able to speak the language of many different brands at the same time (not to mention many languages themselves: he read in English, French, German and Italian).

In his 80s, when most of his peers were retiring to their yachts or country estates, he was designing an average of 14 new collections a year ranging from couture to the high street, and not counting collaborations and special projects. His signature combinations of “high fashion and high camp” attracted Rihanna; Princess Caroline of Monaco; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and Julianne Moore.

The fashion world has been extending its condolences and honoring Lagerfeld ever since news of his passing.

Photo: WENN.com

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Kanye West Falls Victim to a New York Fashion Week Forgery Scam

While Kanye may be working on becoming a different person this year, specifically one that’s less politically-controversial after news broke that he’ll officially retire that ill-received MAGA hat, we doubt Mr. West was banking on giving up his previous identity altogether. Well, at the very least he wasn’t counting on someone forging his signature on docs to perform during New York Fashion Week, as was the case during a recent performance booking for the Phillipp Plein show.


According to TMZ, someone who ‘Ye previously did business with approached Philipp Plein behind his back and booked Kanye for an upcoming performance during the brand’s event for New York Fashion Week Men’s next Monday (February 11). However, Kanye had absolutely no idea about the show, as his wife Kim Kardashian West made publicly clear via Twitter (seen above). Read on to see how TMZ breaks down the whole ordeal:

“Plein apparently fell for it hook, line and sinker, and they made a deal wherein Kanye would supposedly pocket 7 figures and, in return, he would perform at the NYFW show.

It gets worse. We’re told the guy forged Kanye’s name on the contract and then had a $900,000 advance wired to an account … which the guy promptly cleaned out.”

The unidentified person at the center of all this is reportedly a former friend of Kanye and past associate of G.O.O.D. Music. We can only hope that Plein had some sort of insurance to get his hefty down payment back, or at the very least homeboy gets caught before he can spend it all in one weekend.

This is a wild report that we hope gets settled fairly and dealt with promptly. Who’s the real victim here? Let us know your thoughts over on Facebook and Twitter!

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Winter Warz: 5 Winter Cocktails To Warm You Up During These Chilly Times [Photos]

Hello, longtime Hip-Hop Wired reader and no, your eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, we know this is a Hip-Hop music and culture website, but we also know some of our supporters like to imbibe from time to time. We’re taking an up-close look at five cocktails that are perfect for these cold, chilly winter days and nights.

Traditionally, aged spirits such as whiskey and rum are the best choices for cocktails styled for the winter. The richness of darker spirits and the spice profiles give complexity and heat to these concoctions. This isn’t at all an exact science, and we believe you should drink whatever you want when you want. Rules-based drinking just sounds kind of weird, right? Right.

But there is something about the body and mouthfeel of some of the spirits that make up the cocktails we’re taking part of for this entry. They are also considered classics in the cocktail world, and we’re delighted to take this journey with Wisdom, one of Washington, D.C.’s finest bars. Although Wisdom fashions itself as a gin bar, the excellent staff has the experience to handle whatever we’re asking for.

For this journey, master mixologist Chris Pearson’s deftly weaved these winter warmers up for us and we thank him for his service.

Check out our detailed breakdown for five winter cocktails that will keep you warm before you bundle up and take on the chill on the following pages.

Photo: D.L. Chandler/Hip-Hop Wired

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Polo Ralph Lauren Launches Heated Outerwear Collection [Photos]

RALPH LAUREN "RL HEAT" COLLECTION

Source: RALPH LAUREN / Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren will marry technology and their classic American design together this winter. The brand is introducing heated outerwear to their portfolio.

As spotted on High Snobiety Ralph Lauren is launching RL Heat. Compromising of three goose down coats the drop will feature a digital component to ensure maximum warmth for the wearer. According to the press release these include a special lining that distributes heat throughout the piece. The layer is charged with a compact Mophie battery that plugs into an interior pocket and controlled by an app.

Ralph Lauren enthusiasts and Lo-Heads alike will be happy to hear that a grail item is being brought back as part of the RL Heat release. The Polo 11, commonly referred to as the “NASA”, was originally released under the now defunct Polo Jeans Company label in 1997. It will now fly under the Polo Ralph Lauren flag with some slight tweaks to design and of course the heating system. The Polo 11 is complemented by the new Polo Glacier Jacket, a parka that combines the same technology with a clean modern design in navy and silver colorways.

As expected the Polo 11 won’t come cheap or easy. It is priced at $1,098 and will only be available in limited quantities via the Polo app on January 24. The Glaciers will be $898 a pop and can be purchased at retail locations.

You can see more photos below.

Photo: Ralph Lauren

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Source: HipHopWired.com

The Prices For Virgil Abloh’s First Louis Vuitton Collection Are Whoa [Photos]

LOUIS VUITTON SS 2019 COLLECTION

Source: LOUIS VUITTON / Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s first menswear collection via Virgil Abloh has been unveiled. If you are interested in copping be prepared to cash out; literally

As spotted on High Snobiety the price list has been released for LV’s Spring / Summer 2019 apparel and accessory items under the Abloh’s supervision. Staying true to the Italian brand’s luxury positioning the pieces do not come cheap. Include in the drop are branded luggage sets worth a luxury automobile and a hat going for a cool $1,000 dollars. Below is the blow by blow.

Bags & Trunks:
Male Courier 110 — $78,000
Clutch Box — $9,800
Wallet Trunk — $8,400
DJ Vanity Boite — $27,000
Wallet Trunk — $8,400
Trio Trunk — $13,600
Keepall 50B (Monogram Solar Ray) — $3,850
Keepall 50B (Black) — $4,600
Keepall 50B (Red) — $3,450
Mini Polochon (Monogram Solar Ray) — $1,880
Utility Front Bag (Monogram Solar Ray) — $2,140
Utility Side Bag (Monogram Solar Ray) — $2,010
Utility Side Bag (Powder White) — $3,100
Pochette A4 (Monogram Solar Ray) — $1,020
Pochette A4 (Powder White) — $1,340
Polochon (Powder White) — $8,900
Pochette Volga (Monogram Solar Ray) — $1,400
Pochette Volga — $1,940
Steamer PM — $4,750
Steamer PM (Monogram Solar Ray) — $3,850
Steamer MM (Monogram Solar Ray) — $4,100
Steamer PM (Powder White) — $4,600
Brazza Wallet — $915
Multiple Wallet — $755
Pocket Organizer — $600
Pochette Cles (Monogram Solar Ray) — $495
Soft Trunk (Monogram Solar Ray) — $3,550
Soft Trunk (Powder White) — $4,550
Mini Soft Trunk (Monogram Solar Ray) — $2,810

Belts & Harnesses:
LV Initiales 40mm (Monogram Solar Ray) — $635
LV Initiales 40mm (Black) — $715
Harness LV Initiales 40mm — $985
Signature Chains 35mm (Monogram Solar Ray) — $935
Dragonne Harness — $435

Other Accessories:
Solar Ray Bandana — $295
LV 3D Bandana — $295
Tie & Dye Fur Scarf — $5,900
Millionaires 1.1 — $845
Rainbow Stole — $875
Skepticals — $665
Rainbow Tie — $290
Oz Stole — $650
Leather Cap — $1,020
Tie & Dye Cap — $1,320
Gloves — $365
Tie & Dye Stole — $595
Key Chain — $515
Chain Links Necklace — $955
Friendship Bracelet — $435
Prism Charm — $665
Monogram Cufflinks Set — $555
Earrings Set — $515

Footwear:
High-top Sneaker — $1,600
Creeper Boot — $2,020
Mid-top Sneaker — $1,600
Low-top Sneaker — $1,200
Formal Derby — $1,200
Runner Sneaker — $1,020

Apparel:
Christopher (Mink Fur) — $23,700
Christopher — $5,000

The collection is currently on exhibit at his New York City pop up shop until January 17. You can view some more of the collection in the gallery.

Photos: Louis Vuitton

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Source: HipHopWired.com

The Vince Staples x Converse Collection Is Here [Photos]

VINCE STAPLES CONVERSE THUNDERBOLT

Source: CONVERSE / Converse

As Vince Staples’ spotlight continues to grow so does his marketing appeal. He has linked with Converse and re-imagined one of their signature models.

The North Long Beach, California native has taken the much celebrated but often overlooked Thunderbolt running shoe and given it some modern day appeal. It stays true to its’ original trainer functionality but with a street wear flair.

Natural transparent colors and textures are juxtaposed with contrast stitching, high gloss/reflective accents through the silhouette. and a graphical language as a nod to modern Californian aesthetics. This graphic language is most prominent in the collection’s “RUN” graphic, branded via an ‘80s style font and 3D printed onto the heel of the sneaker. An additional set of black laces are also included.

The Vince Staples x Converse Thunderbolt Collection will also include apparel pieces such as a track jacket with matching pants and a crew-neck. The Thunderbolt is available starting today at select retailers and is priced at $100.00. You can view more pictures below.

Photo: Converse / Nike

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Nike Unveils Earned Edition NBA Uniforms [Photos]

Nike Earned Edition Jerseys

Source: Nike / NIke

To honor the teams who have locked in a playoff spot for the NBA 2018-2019 season Nike has curated capsuled jerseys. And they are pretty litty.

As part of the Earned Edition collection the global sportswear brand has remixed the uniforms of 16 teams which include fan favorites Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers. The new looks, which are variations of each team’s Statement or City Edition uniforms, aim to supply fans with a tangible claim to both their team’s heritage and current success streak.

Select teams will debut their uniforms on-court as a part of the NBA’s annual Christmas Day lineup of games (get the schedule here). Other participating teams will begin wearing their Earned Edition uniforms in games soon after.

The Nike NBA Earned Edition uniforms will be available December 19 in limited quantities on nike.com and store.nba.com as well as at team retailers and select retail partners.

Photo: Nike

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Nike collaborates with jewellery designer for AMBUSH® collection

We’re excited to announce that Nike has collaborated with Yoon Ahn, celebrated jewellery designer and one half of the brand AMBUSH®, to release the Nike x AMBUSH® capsule collection.

Between her base of Tokyo and work in Paris, Ahn finds herself operating on a bustling schedule by anyone’s standards. This pace inevitably defines what she wears and creates

Ahn believes that with the busy, fast-paced lifestyle we all lead today; how we dress in the morning is carried into the night. With this lifestyle, the last thing we want to think about is clothes that are uncomfortable or not functional.

This notion drives Ahn’s vision for the collection which includes two coats, one reversible track jacket (fleece on one side, a metallic foil ripstop on the other) and a luxurious faux fur which are complemented by a  Dry-Fit Stretch bodysuit, crop top and fleece pant.

For footwear, Ahn chose to work with the Air Max 180, a silhouette which she has a sentimental connection to as the first pair of sneakers she ever bought with her own money after seeing it in the pages of a magazine. Ahn takes the iconic shoer to a new dimension by mixing it with another Nike classic, the Air Zoom Flight The Glove.

Available at Sneakerboy only, the Nike x AMBUSH® apparel collection drops December 6. The Nike x AMBUSH Air Max 180 will be available Autumn 2019. Please visit Nike News for further information.

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Hypebeast Alert: SUPREME Dropping Box Logo Sweatshirts This Thursday

SUPREME BOX LOGO CREW NECKS

Source: SUPREME / Supreme

The world’s biggest streetwear brand is about to do the most with very little. SUPREME is set to bring their signature box logo back to life for the winter.

As spotted on High Snobiety, the New York based label is going to make good on a collection they originally teased back in August. On Thursday, December 6 they will release crew necks that will feature their always sought after box logo branding.

Per the usually accurate fan account @DropsByJay SUPREME will be coming with minimally designed sweatshirts in nine color options. Included is a peach, blue, red, mustard yellow, gray, navy, black, forest green and white.

Surprisingly these will go for $158.00 dollars a pop but those prices are not guaranteed. The box logo series is easily their most sought-after pieces, so expect this collection to go in seconds. Additionally the resale prices are nothing nice so make sure you act quickly if you want to cop.

If you are confused as to why hypebeasts fiend for the box logo (“BOGO”) you can educate yourself, if you care, below.

Photo: SUPREME

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Carmelo Anthony & Famous Nobodys Link Up For “ME7O MADE” Capsule Collection

Carmelo Anthony Famous Nobodys Capsule Collection

Source: Famous Nobodys / famous nobodys

People can say what they want about Carmelo Anthony but you can’t deny that the man done left his mark on the game. Now the ever fashionable Melo has linked up with Famous Nobodys for a dope capsule collection dubbed “ME7O MADE.”

Inspired by the NBA star’s mantra of “Wisdom” and “Dedication,” the Famous Nobody’s capsule collection is comprised of black jackets, hoodies and sweats with the logo in gold or white printing for anyone looking to stand out.

“Carmelo is known as one of the most stylish players in the NBA – so collaborating with him on the ME7O MADE collection was an honor,” said Christian Vazquez, co-founder of Famous Nobodys. “With that said, it was that more important for us to make the collection RIGHT and to make it feel like a moment. With the launch of the new store and the line – we feel we’ve done just that.”

Melo for his part feels that “ME7O MADE is something that was fun for me to be a part of because it allows me to explore a part of fashion away from the court in clothes that are fly, comfortable and mean something to me.”

Can’t be mad at that unless you’re a hater by nature.

The collection will be sold exclusively at the Famous Nobodys store in the Boogie Down Bronx, NY and pieces will retail for anywhere from $47 to $277. Check out the collection after the jump and let us know if you’re going to cop.

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Source: HipHopWired.com