Cop Taylor's kicks.
Photos: Getty Images/Keds
Have your sundresses and denim shorts been feeling a little lonely lately? Well, go tell them to cheer up, because their new BFF just entered the world—Taylor Swift's latest Keds collection. The new set of 17 shoes is the perfect combination of preppy and quirky, featuring everything from songbird prints to subtle stripes and polka dots. They may technically be a fall collection, but considering how well they'd go with jorts, there's no one stopping you from wearing them right this second.
The newest Kanye x A.P.C. collection.
Photo: @apc_paris Instagram
Yeezy season is truly approaching, y'all! Kanye West and A.P.C.'s long-awaited second collection finally got its release date and it's soon—like July 17 soon. Back in January, we got the first look at 'Ye's much more developed, military-inspired followup for the French basics brand. If you're already familiar with how (artistically) unpredictable Kanye is, it won't come as a shock that he made a ton of changes to the collection, adding and dropping pieces, right up until the last minute. "What happened at the end is exactly what he does to his own records," A.P.C.'s Jean Touitou told Style.com. "So I didn’t take it personally—like when it’s something he makes, and ten days before it drops, and then he wants to start from scratch."
Pharrell for G-Star Raw.
Photo: G-Star Raw
Not gonna lie, when we first heard that Pharrell was teaming up with G-Star Raw and Bionic Yarn on a denim collection made from recycled ocean plastics, we struggled a little to visualize the results. [Insert shrug emoji here.] But now we can safely say it sounds a lot crazier than it looks! G-Star just released the first look at the collection, which drops in September, and, TBH, you’d never guess the origins of the pieces. Ironically, the collection looks even more luxe than any other clothing collab Pharrell has done in recent memory.
Let's appreciate Houston, y'all.
Photo: October's Very Own
Even though Drake is from Toronto—a fact we couldn't forget if we tried—he's shining the light on H-town this weekend with Houston Appreciation Weekend. And while Beyonce seems like a likelier host candidate for this kind of celebration considering it's (a) her hometown and (b) the inspiration behind her greatest unreleased song (IMHO) "Bow Down/I Been On," Drake has made the social centerpiece of this thing a pool party, which trumps all weirdness/confusion/side-eye I might have been harboring. I mean, who doesn't love a pool party? Anyway, we're guessing Bey would be proud of Drake's initiative. Also, there's merch.
It's only Tuesday, but Cara Delevingne is already having the best week of her life. In the last 24 hours, she flexed her acting skills in a new trailer for an upcoming British TV show, got matching tattoos with her BFF 4EVA Jourdan Dunn, and frolicked around in a trench coat in Burberry's latest campaign. (In the last 24 hours, I rewatched the entire season of Faking It and finished a large pizza by myself, so we're both pretty accomplished.)
But she just upped the ante by announcing a new capsule collection for DKNY. Yup, that's right: Cara Delevigne is tacking on a "slash fashion designer" to her already abundant resume, right after "model slash actress" and right before "professional human being slash worldwide eyebrow muse."
Rita Ora for 'Nylon.'
Photo: @ritaora Instagram
If Hollywood ever decides to make a Spice Girls biopic (although it would be impossible to top the sheer perfection of 1997's Spice World), I would strongly suggest they consider Rita Ora for the role of Sporty Spice. I mean, she's already a British pop star. AND her athletic fashion sense is totally on point—most recently in the June 2014 issue of Nylon.
Rita gave us some sneak peeks of the glossy spread on her Instagram, because she's very thoughtful. (Ty, bb!) Although she only revealed a few looks, the main attraction is definitely the sneakers + varsity jacket ensemble from her forthcoming Adidas Originals collection. We're guessing (OK, hoping) these pieces are part of the August 21 delivery. The sneakers are your classic three-stripe Adidas kicks, while the jacket is a badass varsity number with leather sleeves and an RO badge. (We assume the RO stands for Rita Ora, but here are some other likely possibilities: Russian Orthodox, Reverse Osmosis, Radio Occultation, or Right On!)
Pharrell's Stan Smiths for Colette.
Photo: @colettestore Instagram
We forgive you if you’re having trouble keeping up with all of Pharrell’s fashion and design collaborations. It seems like there’s a new one every week: Comme des Garçons perfume, a Kartell table lamp, compost jeans made by G-Star Raw—for the sake of time, we’re gonna stop here. But Pharrell’s latest collab makes more sense than any of his others. The singer/producer/current Adidas collaborator teamed up with upscale Paris retailer Colette on 10 custom pairs of Stan Smiths personally painted by Pharrell for a good cause: proceeds go toward his charity From One Hand to Another, which provides educational tools to underserved kids.
Aesthetically, this collaboration could have gone in two very different directions. This year, Pharrell has been spotted in yin and yang custom takes on the Stan Smith: a sparkling pair encrusted with Swarovski crystals and, for daytime, a crafty pair covered in doodles.
Ritabots, rejoice! The Rita Ora x Adidas Originals collaboration has an official release date! Well, a few actually: August 21 for the 'Black' line; September 4 for the 'Pastel' and 'Colorblock Packs' lines, and November 1 for the 'Spray' and 'Roses' lines, according to WWD. We've been saving our pennies and refreshing our browsers feverishly for updates on when exactly to expect this great collision of minds since long before Adidas Originals' announcement of the collab in January, and finally sat her down to chat about what's to come.
Rita Ora in her Adidas Originals collection.
Photo: Getty Images
We still don't know when we can ~officially~ get our hands on Rita Ora's highly anticipated, and presumably highly awesome, Adidas Originals collection, but we do know it'll be worth the wait whenever it drops. How do we know, you ask? Because at this point, it seems like whenever Rita steps out of the house, she's wearing a new piece from her line. I feel like this collection is going to be huge. I mean, my list of Rita x Adidas pieces to buy gets longer by the day.
Between the metal-shell toes we've been dreaming about for the last six months, tropical-flower-print hoodie, and the floral jumpsuit, I have a lot to add to my closet. And now I have some colorful shoes and a sheer jumpsuit to consider. It's a lot, but I like it. It keeps my brain active, right?
Cop Drake's on stage steez.
Photos: Getty Images/October's Very Own
Since he first rolled out merchandise for his record label and blog October’s Very Own, Drake has been rapidly expanding the webstore’s offerings, rolling out more fashion-y merch on the regular. Good news: Drizzy's just refreshed the stock again to include an OVO-emblazoned assortment of hoodies, snapbacks, and tees that were previously only sold on tour.
If you paid attention to Drake’s wardrobe during last year’s Would You Like A Tour?—not including the custom clothes created by Calvin Klein—you may have noticed a black T-shirt with a very Beauty and the Beast-esque rose on it. And if you thought to yourself, “I wish I had one,” you’re in luck, because it’s finally up for grabs.