Editor’s Note: Right in time for the Round of 16, New York brand Rise teams up with adidas to launch their new World Cup capsule collection, “We Are One.”
Inspired by The World Cup’s ability to unify the world every four years, bringing billions from around the world together in celebration of the beautiful game, “We Are One” highlights the culture impact and virtues the event delivers. The collection’s message is to prove that we are more alike than we are different.
The collection features a Samara long sleeve tee, for $80, a Moskva jersey for $80, a $150 St. Petersburg coach’s jacket, $55 Moskva shorts, and $75 Sochi track pant. The collection will be available Friday, June 28 on Rise’s website.
Key Pieces: The entire footwear collection taps heavily into the current trail running sneaker trend. A detailed look at one of the four silhouettes can be seen on slide 5. In addition, the white bib-style vest seen on slide 8 with two front pockets is a great layering piece with the added bonus of extra storage.
Editor’s Notes: Caught between workwear and sportswear, 11BYBBS has unveiled its SS19 collection, which features predominantly black pieces that are complemented by shades of grey and appropriately placed hits of white.
The collection comprises various shirts, summer jackets, pants, shorts, and an overall. Focussing on creating advanced garments, the label has turned each everything into a multifunctional, ready-to-wear piece.
In addition, a footwear collection developed in partnership with Salomon comprises four styles: Bamba4, a low and ultra-light silhouette; Bamba5, a tougher, lowtop silhouette with a trail running sole; an updated Bamba2, which has been turned into a lowtop sneaker; and finally an open heel clog that rounds up the footwear range for SS19.
Finally, a bag collection completes the entire SS19 offering, which you can flip through above.
What are your thoughts on the latest 11BYBBS collection? Let us know in the comments.
Next, read our Op-Ed here on what will happen to fashion week after Virgil Abloh.
We all know Kyle Richards as one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but her time in the public eye started when she was very young. As a child actress she was encouraged by her mom to pursue her dreams, which led to her appearing in several horror flicks and snagging a recurring role on Little House on the Prairie. Her latest project is Paramount Network’s original dramedy American Woman, a show inspired by Richards’ childhood. Not only does American Woman serve as an ode to her late mother, but it also explores the many challenges she faced as a single mother in the turbulent and often exhilarating mid-70s. We spoke to Richards about the show that’s so close to her heart, and also had a chance to talk to its stars Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari about their 70s transformations. Enjoy the interviews below, and be sure to catch new episodes of American Woman, Thursdays at 10/9c on Paramount Network.
Editor’s Notes: The winner of 2017’s Vans Asia Custom Culture Competition, Felix Shaozi, was given the opportunity to transform his paper designs into a physical pair of Vans sneakers, the result of which you can see up top. Bold, bright, and playful, his vision sees the classic Authentic silhouette plastered with the smiling face of a green and red alligator.
Explaining the idea behind his design, Shaozi said creating a shoe with universal appeal was at the forefront:“The initial idea of this design is to make it appealing to a large audience while also bring the Vans spirit alive.”
He continued, “I think Vans is a brand with the most creative spirit, so I hope the shoes designed by me also carry that same spirit.”
Do you like this alligator design? Let us know in the comments.
Continuing the previous drop’s aesthetic, this latest offering combines minimalism with experimental elements and sportswear appeal. The line comprises tracksuits, tees, a variety of bottoms and jackets, and more. A notable detail is a rework of Lotto’s double-diamond logo, prevalent throughout the range, while T-shirts and sweatshirts inspired by origami are folded and printed with a maxi logo for a deconstructed effect.
Elsewhere, the tracksuits’ signature bands wrap around the body, with a digital print of a bleached fabric evident on some. The Lotto logo is embroidered on tanks, tees, and on the back of hoodies in an airbrushed effect. The overall palette is dominated by color-blocked black, yellow, red, and white tones.
If you like what you see, head over to Damir Doma’s official website for more information.
Instagram has launched a new pared-down version of the app called Instagram Lite, designed to free up phone space and use less data. The new app is marketed towards users with older, less-advanced phones and those in emerging markets with slower cellphone coverage.
The slimmed down update is just 573KB rather than the full-fat version’s 32MB and is compatible with older devices or those with smaller internal storage. Its small size means users with patchy internet coverage will still have access to their feed.
Instagram Lite users can post photos, videos, and stories, but video sharing and direct messaging aren’t available as yet. While it was designed for use by those in developing nations, users everywhere will have access to the app.
The rollout follows Facebook’s introduction of lite versions of its main and Messenger app. Instagram Lite is available now on Google Play.
We all know O.T. Genasis – the rapper behind viral hit “CoCo” was inescapable circa 2014, when his ode to his powder of choice soundtracked every pregame and afterparty there was. In a new interview with The FADER, he details the initial furor that surrounded his debut, in addition to receiving one hell of a boost this year after Beyoncé featured his track “Everybody Mad” in her landmark Coachella set.
“I really think it’s because nobody had ever seen anything like that and nobody had ever heard anything like that,” Genasis says of his breakthrough single. “I’m not trying to boast but we had never heard anything like that. And then the video was just on some other shit, you know what I mean? Nobody was doing that in their videos, or was that blunt with it.”
Speaking on his unexpected Beyoncé cosign, he says that “You gotta think about it like this: it’s Beyoncé, bro. This is Beyoncé. For Beyoncé to be paying attention to my music, it just means everything. It means I have to be doing something right. I was shocked when that happened…”
In addition, Genasis confirms that his debut album “is ready,” after years of steady singles. Stay tuned for a release date!
Be sure to read O.T. Genasis’ full conversation over on The FADER.
Footballers are notorious for their style — although whether that style is good or bad varies from case to case. Either way, in honor of the World Cup, Highsnobiety has put together its most stylish XI pooled from the players who have been featuring at Russia 2018.
Our team lines up in a 3-4-3 formation — a tactical approach that has been on-trend in recent seasons — and features a mix of players from across Europe’s top leagues. Some players are household names, while others are relatively obscure, offering our XI a nice balance of stars and scrappers.
So, without further ado, scroll through our team below and leave your thoughts on our choices in the comments.
Kevin Trapp might not be Germany’s first choice between the sticks, failing to play a single minute in Russia before Germany’s ignominious exit, but he’s done enough to make it into the Highsnobiety XI. Playing his club football in Paris, it’s no surprise the former Eintracht Frankfurt keeper has an eye for fashion. As you would expect from a goalie, he tends to keep things simple — and to good effect. If you’re arguably the best-dressed guy in a photo with David Beckham and Neymar, you’re probably doing something right.
Despite Germany’s early exit in the group stage, Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng has little to prove at this stage of his career. The World Cup winner has won countless trophies at Germany’s most successful club and has been a key part of a Germany squad that has been one of the best international sides of the last decade. All of which is reflected in the defender’s steez, with the center-back looking comfortable in a range of styles. Most recently, Boateng modeled Virgil Abloh’s World Cup collection — so he’s perfectly at home in Team Highsnobiety.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe made his World Cup debut in a 0-0 draw against Denmark earlier this week. The game was dull, but the same certainly can’t be said for Kimpembe’s style off the pitch. The 22-year-old’s favored looks are full GucciGhost tracksuits and, as seen above, camo OFF-WHITE work shirts.
Sergio Ramos isn’t exactly a streetwear guy (although he tries), but if you’ve ever seen him in a suit, you’ll know the man is stylish. Whether he’s in full-on black tie mode or wearing a more casual khaki suit (which is not easy to pull off, let’s be honest), the Real Madrid hardman is steezy AF. His insane will to win and tough-tackling style of play are just on-pitch bonuses at this point.
Rúrik Gíslason is the reason we love doing lists like these. Because among all the big names, you’re likely to stumble across a relative unknown who surprises you. Versatile Gíslason — who plies his trade in the German second tier and appeared this summer with the smallest nation ever to make it to a World Cup — wears his share of Gucci and YEEZYs but doesn’t overdo it. He can rock a tailored suit or keep it casual, making him a fine addition to our team.
Would it even be a list of fashionable footballers if we didn’t select a player who loves rocking head-to-toe Gucci? Jesse Lingard, who has impressed with England in Russia, is that wildcard every squad needs on and off the field.
Sure, he sometimes overdoes it (both in terms of fashion and on the field), but we had to include Paul Pogba. The France and Manchester United midfielder has a varied wardrobe — shout-out to the Givenchy track bottoms above — but his style is perhaps best defined by his love of sneakers. He’s been spotted flexing a pair of custom all-white YEEZY Boost 350s and adidas has given him his own sneaker and apparel line.
Denis Zakaria’s star is firmly on the rise. After completing his first season in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach, the young defensive midfielder is part of a Switzerland World Cup squad that has progressed to the knockouts and is a footballer with a real sense of style. Like most of the players on our list, he falls back on tried and trusted Gucci/OFF-WHITE/YEEZY combinations, but he makes them work better than others.
Arsenal schemer Alex Iwobi makes our team not for his off-field style but because he plays for Nigeria, which had the best kit at World Cup 2018 (until the Super Eagles were dumped out by Argentina this week) and an equally eye-catching apparel collection. Above, Iwobi is rocking the lifestyle tracksuit with a crisp pair of white Air Force 1s. The caption says it all: “Name a national team collection that’s better.” Just a shame the team itself wasn’t better.
Love him or hate him, love his style or hate his style, the World Cup wouldn’t feel quite right without Neymar’s outrageous skills, obnoxious manner, and off-field hypebeast ’fits. Some say the Brazilian star’s style peaked with the Balmain jacket above, others say his recent spaghetti-style haircut proves otherwise. He might be divisive, but you can’t take your eyes off him.
On the field, striker Michy Batshuayi had a storming second half of last season at Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea. Off it, he’s a fan favorite for showing a quick wit on social media equal to his quick feet in the penalty box, never missing out on a chance to meme or troll someone. Gags aside, his style is serious, with an affinity for brands such as OFF-WHITE, Gucci, and Supreme, and footwear choices that include Y-3s and YEEZYs.
Next, check out our ranking of every single kit at World Cup 2018 here.
Dr. Dre and his Beats Electronics co-founder, Interscope Records mogul Jimmy Iovine, have been ordered to pay former partner Steven Lamar $25 million in royalties, The Guardian reports. The verdict arrives after Lamar and his company Jibe Audio filed a lawsuit against Dre and Iovine, accusing them of using his designs for Beats headphones without adequate compensation.
Claiming that he’d provided ideas for a dozen different models of headphones, Lamar’s suit requested payment to the tune of $130 million. The defendants acknowledged Lamar’s input but argued that he was involved in initial plans only and was owed for just one model of headphones, for which he had already been paid.
After three days of deliberations, the jury at Los Angeles Superior Court concluded in a 9-3 vote that Lamar was owed for three of the headphone models, awarding him $25,247,350 in total.
Kanye West’s landmark slew of G.O.O.D. Music releases has barely come to a close, but it seems there’s a potentially huge follow-up in the works. In an upcoming interview with Complex, Chance the Rapper seems to indicate that he has his very own 7-track project produced by West in the pipeline.
Okay yeah…so Chance is dropping a 7-track project with Kanye…BUT I AM ON THE SEASON FINALE OF OPEN LATE SO ALL YALL WATCH https://t.co/Eg5nODmJFC
Chance himself does not confirm this in the interview trailer unveiled via Twitter, but host Peter Rosenberg can be heard explicitly referencing the project. This was seemingly confirmed by Kazeem Famuyide, who also appears in the upcoming episode and shared the news. Neither Kanye nor Chance have confirmed any details, but we’ll all find out once the Complex interview launches this evening at 10pm EST. Watch this space.
Revisit Kanye and Chance’s iconic collaboration from The Life of Pablo, “Ultralight Beam,” below.
Head here for our take on the full G.O.O.D. Music summer rollout.