Nigo, Pharrell, and Kanye West at a pre-VMA party in 2006.
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Twenty years ago today (exactly!), A Bathing Ape designer Nigo opened his very first store "Nowhere" in Harajuku, Tokyo. Since then, BAPE has risen to legendary status as a streetwear mainstay. Over the course of the past twenty years, the label has collaborated with a laundry list of entities from iconic characters (Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants) to mega brands (Pepsi, MAC) to artist heavy-weights like Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. In celebration of this major 20th anniversary, a select group of 20 artists, including Skateboard P and the (former) Louis Vuitton Don, will collaborate with BAPE on a range of T-shirts and art.
Whitney Port's Disney Untold Treasures By Whitney Eve lookbook.
We really missed Whitney Port at New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week this past February. We look forward to her runway show each season, and when we found out that she wouldn't be showing, we had a major sadface moment. Our sadness was unwarranted, however, as Whitney was hard at work on a new collection without us even knowing. The designer teamed up with Disney for the Untold Treasures by Whitney Eve collection for Fall 2013, and now you can check out the lookbook. In a statement at the beginning of the lookbook, Whitney explains her inspiration for the collection, saying "ever since I was a child I have been enthralled by The Little Mermaid." Whitney goes on to explain that she was her prints were inspired by and based "in the mythical beauty and ethereal quality of Ariel, the picturesque aquatic scenes, and the dreamy depths of the sea" in the animated film. Whitney created a collection of bright, rich blues and greens, fluid shapes, and surprising textures that pulls us out of our spring fever and plunks us down into the luxurious feeling of fall, with a definite under the sea vibe happening throughout.
Did Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti collab on these sneakers?
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Welp, I guess it's about time we own up. We need to apologize, to you and to ourselves, for being selfish over here at MTV Style. Sure, we tune in to dude fashion news every now and then, but that happens almost exclusively when ogling is involved. If this latest Kanye West x Giuseppe Zanotti question is any indication of the kinds of things we miss by keeping tunnel vision locked on women's fashion, though, it's high time we start paying closer attention to the wonderful world of menswear. You see, somehow in all our excitement about this duo's collaborative lady shoes, we completely overlooked that these two might have/probably/MAYBE teamed up for some men's sneakers!
Justin Timberlake at the 2013 Grammys and at the William Rast fall 2010 NYFW show.
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Unless you've been living on an island completely alone/without internet/phones/anything but a coconut, you'd notice that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience musical comeback also came with a serious style transformation. His precious ringlets have been replaced by a sleek pompadour and his rugged leather jacket and distressed jeans look has been swapped out for tailored suits and impeccable ties. And, according to a New York Times article that came out yesterday, you can thank Tom Ford for that. I mean, we already knew that Tom was behind JT's killer ensembles in his "Suit & Tie" video, but we didn't realize just how deep Mr. Ford's influence on Justin's look was. The article states that Justin "is in certain ways a Ford creation, right down to the modified pompadour. 'I happen to like the hair straighter,' said Mr. Ford." Oh, is that so, Tom? I mean, don't get us wrong—we're obsessed with JT's new Rat Pack makeover, but what does this mean for the all-American William Rast label that he launched in 2005?
Alicia Keys at The Grove in Los Angeles on March 15.
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In the land of sneaker wedges, the wedge-happy population (aka Wedgonians) bustles with excitement. Queen Isabel Marant happily rules the roost, while classic sneaker brands hold court with their own wedge variations. But anticipation lingers, for a new resident has joined the mix. Alicia Keys-Beatz has added to her already eye-popping collection of custom-themed classic Reeboks; by deftly adding a hidden wedge heel to the iconic Freestyle, she has created a remix that seems pretty flawless. We want. We want to walk down the street in them, we want to put our feet up on a desk in them, and we want to do jazzercise in them. The wedged-up kicks stay true to the original Freestyle design, featuring double straps, 3 collar puffs and Freestyle heel counters. We're really feeling the red, a throwback to the original one-color pop that brought Freestyles to mainstream ubiquity in the '80s.
Kristin Cavallari and pieces from her Glamboutique collection.
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Friends, the time has finally come--Kristin Cavallari has launched her first-ever jewelry collection! Last fall, the former Hills girl announced that she'd be working with Glamboutique and business partner Pascal Mouawad (who helped launch Nicole Richie's House of Harlow label) to create a line of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings that are all under $100. Lucky for us, her collection is officially available to purchase on the internet, so now we all can snatch up our favorite (and affordable!) K Cav-designed goodies. Some of our favorite pieces include the Pyramidia Layered Necklace ($35), which features three, gold-plated chains with a circle pendant, pyramid studs, and light blue beads. We're also OBSESSED with her punky-yet-girly Safety Pin Earrings ($15) that come in solid gold, lavender, light pink and sky blue. The best part is that she also created a super cool Safety Pin Necklace ($22) to match.
Skrillex and the new G-Star "Illwood" jean.
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OK, so we already know there are about a zillion and one reasons out there to love Skrillex. His addictive dark, throbbing music (which we can soon hear in Spring Breakers, ahhh!). That signature half-shaved 'do, which has inspired an entire celeb fan following AND has even garnered its own name and hashtag, #Skrillexhair. His sleek, all-black personal style. While all of these traits are impressive, it's this undeniable steez that fits most perfectly with the artist's new gig, collaborating with denim giant G-Star. But while the producer has mostly stuck with scoring the brand's videos until now, we just got word that now he's dipping his hands into the design side of the biz with a brand new style of jeans. Get the scoop below!
Kristin Cavallari wearing a Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad dress in the February 2013 issue of 'Splash.'
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We don't mean to be overly dramatic, but the world might have just ended. We all watched Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad's tumultuous relationship go down on Laguna Beach, but it seems as if the two have officially made amends. K Cav appeared in the February issue of Splash magazine wearing—gasp—a Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad dress! We don't want to put words in Kristin's mouth, but, um, she's kind of showing MAY-JUH support for LC by sporting a dress she designed in a mag for ALL to see (and she looks dang good in it). Kristin wore the black Jasper dress ($240), which features a fitted, sweetheart bodice and layered tulle skirt. She paired her frock with black Chinese Laundry pumps ($75) (I mean, duh, she has her own line, people), GORGE curly blonde strands, bold red lips, and shimmery bronze cheeks. But, like, what does this mean for the infamous twosome?
Rihanna's River Island co-designer Adam Selman at the Opening Ceremony RIHtrospective and a look he designed for Rihanna.
We're (obviously) HUGE fans of the magical music and fashion machine, but isn't it fun to peek behind the curtain every once in awhile? Rihanna for River Island is by far one of the years most anticipated celebrity design collaborations, and we were beyond excited to have a chance to chat with Rihanna's co-designer Adam Selman at the US launch of the line, and the corresponding "RIHtrospective," at Opening Ceremony. Not only did Selman help Rihanna with her River Island line, but he also designed and fabricated five of the seven looks on display. From Rihanna's pink lace Victoria's Secret Fashion show look to her white 2012 VMA dress (more on that in the video), there's no doubt that you'll recognize some of the looks in the RIHtrospective. When we dragged Adam down to the basement of Opening Ceremony during the lively launch event for both the retrospective and the collection, he answered all of our burning questions with a smile on his face and an expertise that made it totally obvious why he's Rihanna's go-to guy for all things fashion, along with her long-time stylist Mel Ottenberg. He ALSO gave us a couple of scoops about whether we can expect to see more Rihanna For River Island (!!!!), what it's like to work for Rihanna (think: Unicorns), and what his fave pieces of her wardrobe are. Watch the full video after the jump!
Rihanna at the launch of her River Island collection in London.
Amidst all of the excitement, the runway show and the campaign and all of that, we kind of forgot that the day was fast approaching that we would actually be able to BUY Rihanna's River Island collection for ourselves very soon. The collection is available in the US via Opening Ceremony today, but it also had its launch in the UK last night. Rihanna was in attendance at the London opening, rocking, of course, some choice cuts from her own collection. One of the most showstopping (and for some, eyebrow raising) pieces from the collection are the double denim overalls, which break down your traditional Osh Kosh classics to include crop top and a pair of jeans with a double waistband. Don't get what the heck we're saying, well Ri wore the non-traditional togs to her store opening last night, and we have to say she looks killer in them. Conjuring up some serious Aaliyah vibes, that's for sure. Rihanna styled the jeans not with the matching crop top but with a relaxed, cropped white tea and perfect dark purple lipstick. We're loving how her super glam, long hair adds some elegance to the otherwise street wear-leaning look.