Kanye West in his capsule collection for A.P.C.
After months of accelerated hype, this past weekend we were finally able to set eyes on Kanye West's capsule collection for A.P.C. As promised when the French fashion house officially confirmed the high profile collaboration last week, the collection hit A.P.C.'s international web stores yesterday morning. In line with the descriptions from Ye's W magazine interview, Yeezy and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou created a concise range of one short-sleeved sweatshirt, one long-sleeved sweatshirt in blue and dark navy, one t-shirt in navy and white, and one pair of jeans in stonewash and indigo.
Siva Kaneswaran for Next Models.
Photo: Next Models
Holy WHAT. ?!?? I know we basically already did this little song-and-dance when The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran was initially signed to Next Models, but WOWOWOW. Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Listen, the first round of photos of Siva that the agency used for the announcement were great. Blue Steel and bow ties. A manicured mane befitting of his boy band heartthrob status and a whole lot of wearing suiting really, really well. But the latest set of Next Models' Siva snaps? WOO! *fans self with right hand* This is some high fashion street goth REALNESS. Mama like.
Jared Leto for 'BULLETT' magazine.
Photo: Erik Hart & Tatiana Leshkina/BULLETT Magazine
Dang, Jared Leto has been killing it as of late. Between his cotton candy pink-colored bob on the cover of Candy and his high-fashion spread for Mr. Porter, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is constantly surprising us with his transformative (and inspiring!) style. Today, he added another magazine to his ever-growing collection by doing a super artsy shoot with BULLETT, and we're—GULP—loving it a bit too much. Basically, Jared is juxtaposed against some seriously '80s backgrounds including spray-painted drywall, a hot pink, photo-covered tarp and, um, garbage bags? Yeah, garbage bags. In his first look, we peep Jared rocking his signature stubble and baby bun in a graphic black and white John Galliano blazer and matching shirt. In another shot, he gets little kookier in a Muppet-inspired (à la Rihanna?) fuzzy teal Paul Smith sweater with a silver Siki Im apron (!!!), Dior Homme shirt, white Calvin Klein trousers, Jared's own checkered socks and metallic Comme des Garçons oxfords.
Humberto Leon and Mike D.
Looks like Kenzo has another musical collaboration to add to its historical arsenal, this time thanks to Beastie Boys' Mike D. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim enlisted the Beastie to produce an exclusive track for the legendary fashion house's Men's Spring/Summer 2014 show, following in a line of other major name curators who have lent a hand (and ear) to soundtracking Kenzo shows. (Think Jamie XX and M.I.A.) While we'd like to think that Kenzo also has Brooklyn on the brain lately with the selection of Mike D, the collection that this track, titled "Humberto Vs. The New Reactionaries. Christine and the Queens Remixx by Mike D," was created for was actually inspired by California.
The first look at A.P.C.Kanye.
Like clockwork, July has rolled around, and accordingly, so has the official confirmation of that long-time rumored Kanye West x A.P.C. collaboration. Brace yourself for a bit of shameless gloating coming from this direction of the interwebz, but we've been tugging your ears (or eyes?) about this for MONTHS. Let's rehash the timeline, shall we? First, A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou mentioned in an interview with GQ (February 2012) that he and Yeezy had "wanted to do something related to clothes that's not high fashion, probably something more sporty," and while "it's mentally in the pipeline" for Touitou, he recognizes "it's just hard to get the guy out of a plane." Several months later (December 2012), Touitou tweeted a photo of the two huddled around a laptop in a black tiled room, presented without comment. Given what we know about Touitou having a recording studio at A.P.C. HQ and Ye's fashion design itch, we assumed they must be collaborating on something. Whether they were working on music or clothes was up in the air (also, for the record, we didn't rule out that they could have been YouTubing cat videos), but those GQ quotes suggested a range of garments ready to be worn IRL.
Robert Pattinson going to see Beyonce in L.A. on July 1.
Photo: Splash News
Sometimes the stars align so perfectly, it's hard not to just stop everything you're doing, sit back, and think about how beautiful this big ol' world is. Basically, we're referring to Robert Pattinson, and how we peeped a pic of him going into Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour last night wearing a vintage MTV jacket. Let that digest for a minute: Robert Pattinson. Beyonce. MTV jacket. It's like the universe took our three most favorite things of all time and rolled them up in one beautifully-packaged moment. :') RPattz sported his red, black and white leather sleeve varsity jacket with a plain white crew neck tee, relaxed jeans, and backward snapback hat.
Isaac and Scott.
We just can't stop talking about the dudes on Teen Wolf. Sure, Lydia and Allison are constantly bringing their stylish sensibilities to the show, but lately the guys have been sartorially slaying it. In tonight's episode, Scott and Isaac looked particularly fashionable in their super badass motorcycle-inspired ensembles. ME-OW.
Isaac and Scott.
Isaac sported a gray INC V-neck tee with a killer leather G-Star jacket, black G-Star jeans, and Kenneth Cole boots, while Scott wore a black Mossimo V-neck tee with Guess jeans, RVCA jacket, and lace-up G-Star boots. Together, they looked equally bold and badass as they did sleek and chic, and we LOVE that. Also, their smizing is outta control in this photo. *dies*
R.Kelly and Bowser work head-to-toe spikes.
Photo: Getty Images/Nintendo
For those of you who may have missed it, let me catch you up. Tonight, courtesy of the 2013 BET Awards, we were privileged to watch a mind boggling R.Kelly medley performance. It kicked off with an unexpected chorus, breaking the fourth wall and filing in the aisles singing back-and-forth across the attendees, but it was Kelz himself that really took the performance into overdrive. Without actually settling on one record, Robert moved effortlessly between songs, hit after hit after hit. What's sticking with me, though, is that bananas all-over gold spike stud ensemble. And how much it reminds me of Bowser. You know, from Super Mario Bros.
Mindless Behavior at the 2013 BET Awards in L.A. on June 30.
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The 2013 BET Awards are officially underway, and we NEED to discuss all the fashions that are going down at this very moment—mostly with Mindless Behavior. Prodigy, Princeton, Ray Ray, Roc Royal decided to all wear the EXACT same black and white cross-printed pants, but styled it in four individual ways. Roc Royal went for a simple black tee and gold chains look while Prodigy dressed it up with a leather sleeve sweater and aviator sunglasses. Ray Ray sported his signature double braids with a metallic Boy London shirt and goggles while Princeton wore a printed tee with a diamond gold chain and clear plastic sunglasses. #WERK
Remember how we were all, "ZOMG, is 2013 going to rep the most fashion-packed NBA Draft Day EVER??" and then we fell into an internet rabbithole, clicking through projected top picks' Instagram accounts and ogling their unexpectedly good taste? Welp, we watched last night and suffice it to say, we were up to our earlobes in way improved style decisions. (Granted, there was nothing quite LeBron man-floral or Wade Versace level that hit the stage last night, but we ARE talking about fresh-faced young guns essentially accepting offers to their very first jobs, after all.) We're not big on bragging here, but this time, we can't keep this one under wraps. We definitely called this. If you weren't able to catch it last night, there's a lot that you missed, and to us, it's significant enough to warrant a full style recap. Thus, we present you with our top 10 style moments from the 2013 NBA Draft. LEGGO!
NUMBER ONE STUNNA
Anthony Bennett at the 2013 NBA Draft.
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Name: Anthony Bennett
Picked by: Cleveland Cavaliers
Defying countless first-pick predictions, Canadian Anthony Bennett scored top honors as the Cleveland Cavaliers' (and the entire night's) very first brand new NBA draftee. For his pro league debut, Bennett shook commissioner David Stern's hand in a textured gray Eaden Myles suit with a peak lapel, doubled-up patterns on his shirt and reddish plaid tie, and a peek of pink from an expertly folded Alton Lane pocket square.