Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana for "Live and Loud."
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Typically when we think back on classic grunge style, our minds are flooded with a deluge of plaid flannel and Doc Martens. Oft overlooked but integral to Seattle grunge poster boy Kurt Cobain's signature steez was the nubbly, haphazardly worn, thick-knit sweater. We're looking back at the Nirvana frontman's iconic knitwear not just because it's autumn-appropriate or because we just miss them, but also because in honor of 20 years passing since the band's final album In Utero, we've just unearthed clips of the band's 1993 "Live and Loud" concert, performances of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Rape Me" and previously vaulted, never-before-seen nuggets of "Very Ape" and "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" from the group's rehearsals and dude's brass buttoned Grandpa cardigan is giving us serious sweater envy.
Drake wearing Jaden Smith's face to perform at the 2013 iHeart Music Radio Festival.
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While Miley Cyrus went white and sheer for her performance at iHeart Radio Music Festival this weekend, Drake took his performance wardrobe in the opposite direction. Drizzy took the stage in a long-sleeve black OVO t-shirt that was emblazoned with a graphic version of Jaden Smith's face. Normally, it may seem strange to find a grown man wearing a teenager's face on his shirt, but this shirt and Jaden's face have a backstory.
A$AP Rocky for 'Purple' magazine, shot by Terry Richardson.
Photo: Terry's Diary
So long as A$AP Rocky keeps wearing clothes this well, people will keep using that "Fashion Killa" monicker. In a recent spread for Purple magazine (revealed on Tumblr via photographer Terry Richardson and his Terry's Diary), Rocky proves the nickname is still appropriate (and probably always will be). Throughout the shoot, nothing but his clothes change: his hair stays the same, nobody touches his mug with moody facepaint, he gets no superfluous props—just a man, his braids, and a SLEW of outfits. First up, blue and black Alexander Wang flannel worn over an A.P.C. white tee.
Wiz Khalifa wearing a hat from his Flat Fitty collection.
Photo: Flat Fitty
It may only be September, but it's never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping, right? Wiz Khalifa has you covered (literally) this holiday season: he's collaborating with Flat Fitty for a cap collection that drops around Holiday 2013. The collab won't be limited to winter, though. Wiz will reportedly be designing hats each season, so if you know someone with a birthday in, say, June, Wiz will have a new hat for you to gift.
Pharrell Williams at Calvin Klein Spring 2014 After Party
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Our favorite music artists have been cashing in on their fame with their very own fragrance lines for years. From Jennifer Lopez to Britney Spears, Rihanna to Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry to Beyonce and MORE, the ladies have been taking over and spreading their delicious scents worldwide. Lately, though, the fellas are getting into the action, too, and of course we couldn't be more excited. I meannnn, who wouldn't want to douse themselves in Justin Bieber or the One Direction dudes' signature fragrances?!? Luckily for us, the next stud making a moment of his own is none other than Pharrell Williams.
Guys, we can never get enough of Asher Levine. We've been obsessed with the 25-year-old designer for the past few years (yep, he's been killing it since he was 22!) thanks to his mostly black, all-leather-everything futuristic ensembles that have been spotted on everyone from Lady Gaga to Rita Ora. This season, we were PUMPED to stop by his spring 2014 show, which featured a performance by funeral pop band MXMS (members include Shiny Toy Guns' Jeremy Dawson and Ariel Levitan). Asher stayed true to his dark roots and decked out his models in human anatomy-inspired pieces. Think: Molded, muscular silhouette vests and anatomical, spiky sleeved jackets. For the accessories, Asher said, "I wanted to imagine if we could grow the accessory in a laboratory, and then skin it. What would the accessory look like with it musculature underneath?" Our answer: awesome.
The designers Dolce & Gabbana may be in hot water, sentenced to prison for tax evasion, and enduring multiple lawsuits, but that's not stopping Riff Raff from glorifying the design duo in his latest single and music video. Titled "Dolce & Gabbana," the track's hook hammers home that the Neon Icon only devotes time to ladies who rep the Italian label. (Miley, Katy and ScarJo, looks like today's your lucky day!) With a title like that, you can expect more fashion lyrics where that came from, so we pulled out our favorite style-centric lines and set them over stills from Jody Highroller's hilarious new video. Enjoy!
A still from Riff Raff's "Dolce & Gabbana" music video.
Photo: Mad Decent/Photoshop: MTV
Justin Biber in a still from the "Lolly" video.
Photo: Island Def Jam/Candy Crate
Look who's gettin' literal! Maejor Ali just released his video for his single "Lolly," which features Juicy J and Justin Bieber, and it looks like Biebs took the lolly/candy theme as fashion inspo. There are some dancing ladies who are holding lollipops, but it's Bieber who dressed the part of the candy man: he wears two different outfits that give candy the respect it deserves.
The first candy look is his candy button jacket: the black leather jacket is decked out with a quilted hood and brightly colored polka dots. And I thought you could only get one of those elements added to a jacket to make it extra #swaggy. Shows what I know. The backdrop of the set and the video's lighting and special effects are colorful, but the rest of the actual humans in the video are decked out in a black, white, red, and camouflage. Bieber is the only one to stray from the pack.
HELLO, NEW DESKTOP BACKGROUND. In a recent spread from T Magazine, Justin Timberlake pierces our hearts with his eyes and makes us want to live in black and white FOREVER. He also appears quite pensive in kind of a worrisome way, in which case, we are totally here for you, JT. Seriously, cry us a river. (Heh.) We are available at a moment’s notice if you need a shoulder to weep on when Jessica isn’t around, or whatever.
Harry Styles and Rihanna in a matching print.
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Sound the alarm: Harry Styles and Rihanna are fashion twins. Yep, the British boybander and Bajan babe both have an affinity for cartoon hands holding cigarettes. Who knew? Well, I'm not saying that Harry Styles definitely reads this blog, but I am saying that yesterday I pointed out his hilarious hand games in the front row at the House of Holland London Fashion Week show and today he's wearing hands printed on his shirt. Read the signs: I know I am.