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Federal Agents Seize Shipment of Fake Yeezys and Jordans Worth $4.3M

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According to a report from TMZ, federal agents seized $4.3 million worth of bootleg Yeezys and Jordans at the Texas/Mexico border on their way into Mexico.

U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that the shipment contained 1,800 pairs of fake limited edition Dior X Air Jordan 1, which sell in stores for $2,000 per pair.

The agents believe that the shoes were made and shipped from China. They said that the poor packaging and poor quality of the sneakers tipped them off. They also contend that fake Nikes and Adidas were included in the shipment as well.

No one was arrested with the shipment.

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Kanye West Previews Yeezy Collaboration With Derrick Rose

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Chicagoans Kanye West and Derrick Rose have linked up.

While in the midst of an inharmonious presidential campaign and fighting to keep his family together, Kanye West continues to do what he does best: create. The Yeezy CEO took to Twitter recently to reveal a collaboration with one of Chicago’s most coveted athletic figures. Ye dropped a sample of the upcoming “YZY x D Rose” sneaker. Seeing two of Chi town’s finest come together is one of a kind. Rose’s girlfriend, Aliana took to Instagram to reveal the new kicks on foot.

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More to come… 😬😜😅

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In addition to his collaboration, Ye revealed a number of pictures on Twitter inciting more forthcoming Yeezy ideas

After coming into the NBA at No. 1, Derrick Rose quickly became a top tier player winning rookie of the year. In his 3rd season, Rose made history after becoming the youngest player to win regular-season MVP at age 22. Following his early success, Rose signed an illustrious 14-year contract with Adidas worth $185 million. Although the peak of his career was rear-ended by consecutive injuries, he continued to persevere. Now the 3x all-star is heading into his 13 seasons as a Detroit Piston.

There is no word on when to expect the new “DZY” footwear. Although some may call its aesthetic bizarre, it is only a sample.

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Kanye West Previews Yeezy Collaboration With Derrick Rose

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Chicagoans Kanye West and Derrick Rose have linked up.

While in the midst of an inharmonious presidential campaign and fighting to keep his family together, Kanye West continues to do what he does best: create. The Yeezy CEO took to Twitter recently to reveal a collaboration with one of Chicago’s most coveted athletic figures. Ye dropped a sample of the upcoming “YZY x D Rose” sneaker. Seeing two of Chi town’s finest come together is one of a kind. Rose’s girlfriend, Aliana took to Instagram to reveal the new kicks on foot.

View this post on Instagram

More to come… 😬😜😅

A post shared by Alaina A. Anderson (@alainataughtyou) on

In addition to his collaboration, Ye revealed a number of pictures on Twitter inciting more forthcoming Yeezy ideas

After coming into the NBA at No. 1, Derrick Rose quickly became a top tier player winning rookie of the year. In his 3rd season, Rose made history after becoming the youngest player to win regular-season MVP at age 22. Following his early success, Rose signed an illustrious 14-year contract with Adidas worth $185 million. Although the peak of his career was rear-ended by consecutive injuries, he continued to persevere. Now the 3x all-star is heading into his 13 seasons as a Detroit Piston.

There is no word on when to expect the new “DZY” footwear. Although some may call its aesthetic bizarre, it is only a sample.

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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Drake Cops New Diamond 2Pac Chains Costing $300K a Piece

Next time you see Drake there might be new ice around his neck. His jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed two new pieces made for the 6ix God, which are crafted after the late Tupac Shakur.

“Thank you @champagnepapi for trusting us with this project,” Jason wrote. “Unbelievable honor to help pay homage to the legend Tupac Shakur.”

According to Complex, each piece is valued at $300,000 and are placed on a diamodn chain with 70 carats of flawless white and natural yellow diamond along with a half a kilo of gold. To create the pieces, 150 hours of work was done.

You can pop the set below. If you had the cash to blow, would you cop these?

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Virgil Abloh Announces $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Black Fashion Students

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Virgil Abloh is looking to redeem himself. The Off-White CEO was comically condemned by Black Twitter after matching a $50 donation against racial injustice and systematic oppression. Many took the incident to coin the phrase keeping it “Two Virgils,” which became a hit in trending topics.

Since the incident, the Louis Vuitton Men’s Director has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. He recently took to Instagram to announce the “POST-MODERN” Scholarship Fund. The initiative will serve as a catalyst in helping Black students in fashion.

“anyone that’s ever been in a meeting with me or a creative brainstorm or even a random iMessage chat knows that i’m forever fighting for the “17-year-old-version” of myself,” said the Chicago designer. “⁣what that specifically means is… all i want is for any young black kid to achieve a shorter path to their career goals, and if i can help with an open source approach to opening doors or messaging “how-i-did-it” along the whole way, then i’ve done my real job, not my actual job.⁣”

Abloh even went on to add that he is keeping it many Virgils and not just two. His overall goal is to set a precedent that many people in his industry can follow.

“i’m putting money, my resources, and my rolodex where my mouth is… just keeping it “Two Virgil’s” or more accurately “That many Virgil’s” in the slideshow above: i’ve started a scholarship fund for black students and raised $1 million so far, pre-announcement with the same manic creative brainstorm that got me here with the support of some of my collaborators and the @fashionscholarshipfund it’s called the Virgil Abloh™ “POST-MODERN” scholarship fund,” he continued.

The 39-year-old designer holds massive influence in fashion and creative direction. Thus, the resources and Rolodex he speaks of stretches beyond one’s imagination. So far he has tapped in Farfetch, Evian, Louis Vuitton, and more to help raise money. The scholarship fund will be managed in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF). The non-profit organization is renowned for its fashion-oriented merit, making them a perfect match in this effort.

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Kanye West Announces Decade-Long Partnership With GAP Clothing

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According to several confirmed news reports, music mogul and fashion designer Kanye West has recently secured a ten year long partnership with Gap Clothing brand.

A press release from West’s Yeezy brand also confirmed the collabo, stating, “Under West’s creative direction, the YEEZY design studio will develop the new line to deliver modern, elevated basics for men, women, and kids at accessible price points, with the creative process just getting underway. Additionally, West’s design vision will extend to unique YEEZY GAP expressions in GAP stores and digital channels over time.”

It was reported that the partnership was inked for ten years, however, both companies have the option to renew after five years. “This new partnership will introduce both the GAP and YEEZY brands to new audiences,” the brand wrote.

Yeezy has his own intimate history with the GAP, working in one of it’s mall stores in the Chicago area when he was a teenager. Ye also redesigned their classic logo with his own “YZY” lettering in the navy and white insignia.

“We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the GAP family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” Mark Breitbard, Global Head of GAP Brand, said in a statement.

The collaboration is set to debut on GAP.com and in GAP stores in 2021.

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Kanye West Secures Multi-Year ‘Yeezy-Gap’ Partnership

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Kanye West is taking Gap to the next level. West returned to Twitter early Friday morning to make a huge announcement. The first was a picture that the Yeezy CEO captioned “#WestDayEver.” Little did we know, that Ye had just revealed a sneak peek at the first Yeezy-Gap collection.

Two hours later, the creative guru officially informed the world of his newly formed partnership. According to The New York Times, West scored a 10-year partnership with the worldwide clothing retailer.

Over the past 6 years, Ye has worked strategically diligently to make Yeezy the most in-demand footwear brand in the world. The fruits of his labor are now full display. According to Forbes, or Kanye will simply tell you himself, Yeezy is currently worth 1.3 billion dollars. The company’s wealth has accumulated due to the increase in sneaker sales.

Kanye West is set to bring the co-branded line of apparel to life in 2021, designing for men, women, and kids. On his debut album, the multi-Grammy Award-winning rapper told stories about his time at the Gap as an employee.

“I’m the Gap like Banana Republic and Old Navy,” says West in his debut album’s outro, “Last Call.” Now Ye has bridged a gap to bring the falling retailer back to life.

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Virgil Abloh to Auction Off-White Retro 4s to Support Black Lives Matters Organizations

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The Off-White x Air Jordan 4 is the on the way but Virgil Abloh is looking to let sneakerheads in on the collaboration early in support of Black Lives Matter.

The designer hit Instagram and revealed the sneaker, described in a “Sail/Muslin-White-Black” colorway will be auctioned in partnership with Deviation Music on eBay. The sales will benefit two Black Lives Matter organizations in the United Kingdom, Sole Collector reports.

The winner of the auction will be able to choose their size and Abloh will also throw in a flare to the box and sneakers for the buyer.

The auction link is available here until Thursday. Hopefully, it goes better than this effort.

Check out the sneaker below. 

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