Lil Wayne at his SPECTRE by Supra sneaker launch.
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We've been chronicling the growth of Lil Wayne's shoe collaboration with SUPRA sneakers from the first rumored mumblings of a partnership to the brand confirmation and grand reveal of the first protoypes at Project MAGIC last summer. Now, we're just a few short days until the May 18 launch of SPECTRE by SUPRA (the official name of Wayne's collaborative sneaker line) and the introduction of Weezy's "Chimera" kicks to the masses. Wayne and a hefty YMCMB contingent celebrated the impending launch with a major Miami event replete with a half-pipe and—erm—tattoos!
We don't know about you, but we're pretty sure it's a very rare thing for concerts to have a dress code—let alone for an artist to send out a public blast specifying a color palette for his or her audience's wardrobe. And yet, we're definitely not surprised that the dudes of One Direction (a.k.a. the KINGS of color coordination) did exactly that this weekend. Earlier this week, the boy band's official Twitter (along with the dudes' individual accounts) sent out pleas for their Dutch Directioners to come to the Amsterdam show Friday night clad in ORANGE.
Dispatched with the hashtag #turnziggoorange, their message was seen and recirculated all last week in anticipation of the show. What's more, show-goers were promised a surprise if they helped turn the arena tangerine. What, pray tell, ended up being the reward? All of 1D clad in HEAD-TO-TOE bright orange suits!!!
Florence Welch, Nina Dobrev, and Andre Leon Talley at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
A sparkling collar here, all over baroque shimmer there, iridescent separates—opulent outfits were de rigueur at last night's premiere of The Great Gatsby, with attendees taking a thematic approach and dressing as though they could be attending one of the title character's infamous parties. Interestingly enough, the film's stars kept things a little more subdued, albeit classic, but more on that later. The most obvious trend of the night was embellishment, with jewels, embroidery, and metallic fabrics causing some serious oohs and aahs. Florence Welch took to the red carpet in a dramatic navy Miu Miu gown with a jeweled collar, matching tie and a slit up to there. She let the dress do most of the talking by keeping her bright red hair back in a loose bun, and wearing minimal makeup. Nina Dobrev took the baroque approach, wearing a body-con Versace sheath, gold Rupert Sanderson heels, Susan Foster drop earrings and her hair in loose, modern waves. And finally, our king of the night Andre Leon Talley took to the carpet in an iridescent gold tunic top, purple pants in the same shiny fabric and, of course, a pair of black Uggs with a red monogram. While it wasn't a traditional premiere look, ALT's flashy getup was certainly in keeping with Gatsby's themes of excess and luxury. Not to mention his arm candy: Andre had none other than Anna Wintour, resplendent in all-white, by his side.
Chris Kelly and Chris Smith of Kris Kross in the "Jump" music video.
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In 1992 there were two kinds of trends. Stuff that actually reached me living all the way in Hong Kong before the Internet and stuff that entirely escaped my notice. As a seventh grader going to British school, I thought Kris Kross was the greatest. Shipping tariffs were astronomical for CDs, all of our magazines were about six months behind, we had one bootleg English-language channel that showed music videos infrequently, and we knew that they'd never tour us so it was awesome to be able to at least bounce in time and wear clothes backwards. Of course this was only on weekends since we had to wear school uniforms that featured little neckties and grey blazers.
There was an art to it. Your jeans had to be massive but in a certain way and they had to sag really low because, "everything is to the back, with a little slack/'cause inside out is wiggity wiggity wiggity wack" etc which meant you had to wear boxers which was sort of a rarity in my school since boxers were really American and those kids had their own school. It was an easier transition for the skate kids since they were already wearing 34" jeans (for the record, Chris Smith wore 36" and Chris Kelly wore 34" at the time) or chinos but the American kids had an advantage in full-out mimicry since they could have family members ship in things like wool varsity jackets and massive jerseys.
Okay, so the collision of music and fashion is anything but rare (if it were, I'm pretty sure MTV Style wouldn't exist or would at least update waaaaay less), but a three-pronged clash of music, fashion, and SPORTS?? File that unicorn of a situation under #veryrare. Enter A$AP Rocky starring and rhyming in a brand new commercial for adidas Basketball's Crazyquick sneakers—a unique moment in time which hits every vertical of the aforementioned anomaly. But he's not the only star—the campaign short also features three of the best and brightest point guards the youngest generation of NBA players has to offer: the Wizards' John Wall, the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, and the Sixers' Jrue Holiday.
Let A$AP Rocky be irrefutable proof that repping hard for designers you believe in has major perks. Back in January, Rocky posted an Instagram of himself wearing a KTZ tunic hoodie on the streets of London. It was a major statement look, but one Pretty Flacko, always the risk-taker, totally pulled off and with unabashed enthusiasm. Welp, showing that love has worked in the dude's favor, as the UK-based design duo has supplied Rocky with a custom, personalized jumpsuit/sweatsuit situation performance outfit for Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour.
Zac Efron on the set of 'Townies.'
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Gulp. Zac Efron, guys. If you've been following his every move (like we do, obvs), you might've been wondering/seriously concerned about his out-of-character preppy street style as of late. Don't worry, we can explain. He's been filming a movie called Townies where he plays a college student who runs a frat house, and, well, um, need we say more? We HAVE to talk about his character's ensembles, though, because we love how he isn't a frat boy in the traditional sense (note the lack of cargo shorts), and instead a more fashiony, pretty boy version of campus-dwelling dudes. So far we've only peeped a few outfits from the movie, but we need to comment on his delta psi beta tee. (Yes, we had to Google the Greek alphabet to figure out what those symbols meant. #artschool) He decided to wear it SUPER tight with fitted distressed jeans, navy and yellow Nikes, and—get this—a weed leaf belt. *claps*
Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
It'll come as no surprise that the love for Justin Timberlake is very much alive and kickin' in the MTV Style office. So when we jump online first thing in the morning and are blessed with a new performance of "Mirrors," this time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, you shouldn't be shocked when I tell you the video circulated around our office quicker than a JT hip thrust. Sure, it might be a little surprising that our responses ranged from, "STOP EVERYTHING" to "I love today" to my own, "I'm drooling on my desk." But can you really blame me? The dude of my middle school daydreams is back in full performance force and here I am, quivering in my chair, not unlike my eleven year old self at my first *NSYNC concert. (Dad, how will I ever repay you for that night? The eve that still stands as the greatest date of my life? Bless you.)
A$AP Rocky in the May issue of 'GQ.'
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It's no surprise we have a thing for A$AP Rocky. Not only does that PMF have a GORGE smile and two killer albums under his belt, but he also has a serious affinity for fashion. *heart melts* He's been pretty candid about his obsession with certain designers, and it looks like mainstream fashion mags are (finally!) starting to pick up on A$AP's sartorially-savvy self. In the May issue of GQ, A$AP traded in his black leather and gold ensembles for something a bit more summery--yacht clothing. I know, I know, you're like, "A$AP Rocky? In nautical wear? How can it be?" But trust us--it happened, and it's UH-MAZING.
Guys, in case you were on the fence about onesies, they are officially a thing now. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevingne can't stop sporting the comfy getups, and today, we have ANOTHER fanatic to add to the bunch—Justin Bieber! Don't get us wrong—we know the Biebs has worn a onesie before, but we're noticing a serious resurgence in singlets as of late. JB went ALL. OUT. in a bright red hooded jumpsuit complete with matching sneakers and snapback hat while stopping through Stockholm on his Believe tour yesterday. He glammed up his look with a gold watch and chains, and his BFF Lil Za even joined in on the fun by sporting a black and white onesie of his own! #WERK