The Parisian shoe of Balenciaga, Emily Weiss at Glossier, Dior x ERL
It’s the weekend, baby!
And what a week it has been. Between Kravis’ spontaneous wedding, L’Oréal’s supposed acquisition of Byredo, Anti Social Social Club’s acquisition, Swedish House Mafia’s IKEA collection, and Kim Kardashian’s Beyond Meat blunder, we haven’t had time to breathe.
On top of that, the leaks came to a head with the Balenciaga x adidas reveals, amplified by Yeezy himself.
Speaking of which, Kanye teased his own McDonald’s meal before making his latest YEEZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga collection, though it didn’t avoid mixed reviews or financial troubles from GAP.
Drops were also hot and heavy, with Supreme’s Nike gear, Awake NY’s Crocs, New Balance, Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2023 collection, Jordan’s ‘Red Oreo’ 6s, the black Hot Step from NOCTA, Gucci‘s ŌURA ring, Engineered Garments’ Suicokes, KITH’s Summer 2022 collection, Aimé Leon Dore’s endangered New Balances, and Nike’s new women’s soccer kits and Air Rifts all appeared at the course last week.
Elsewhere, Chanel opened private boutiques, Travis Scott’s Air Trainers resurfaced, Louis Vuitton displayed its Air Force 1 collection and we remembered porn star Ilona Staller taking Cannes.
Now, if you need us, we’ll change our pillowcases.
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Shein’s melting shoes melted my brain
“If you’re looking for quality, or at least shoes that will last you through a festival, I’m sorry to say, but Shein isn’t it.”
Unknown T, Daily Paper & Beats remain “connected by sound”
“A unique perspective and close alignment with communities rooted in the African Diaspora has catapulted Daily Paper beyond its global peers; over the past few years, it has become one of the most famous, relevant and respected black brands. in the whole world.”
Eli Russell Linnetz on his Dior Homme Spring 2023 capsule collaboration
“ERL is not just about clothes, as many people might think,” said Eli Russel LinnetzHighsnobiety. “To me, it’s an expression of my soul and my life’s work, and it’s constantly evolving and growing.”
It’s Electric! Drake’s custom Arc’teryx jacket, i.e.
“You could say this jacket does all the heavy lifting for Drake (stylistically), but credit is due: sometimes even the Rolls Royce Chrome Hearts manager gets it right.”
What’s going on at Glossier?
“Weiss played a pivotal role in building the Glossier empire – a company that, when it launched, offered an exciting alternative to the heavy, maximalist makeup the Kardashians wore best. Her departure marks a momentous moment in the history of makeup.