ICYMI: Nike x Serena Williams x Virgil Abloh is happening, stripper Crocs hit the web, Kylie Jenner comes out of the closet (sort of)
Fashion by the 'gram
1. Supreme's fall/winter collection arrives
Supreme dropped its fall/winter 2018 collection on August 16, which other than clothes, includes a bike, a melodica and a teddy bear wearing a miniature box logo hoodie. To promote this new release, the New York skate brand collaborated with the New York Post on a special-edition promotional cover issue, for which devotees are willing to pay 10 times the original cost on eBay. Wonders never cease.
2. Kylie Jenner comes out of the closet
Now we know how Kylie Jenner is spending all her money made from selling lip kits. A tour of her purse room (organised by brands, duh) on YouTube revealed a mild obsession with Hermès — the dedicated row is lined with Birkins of all sizes and colours, even though she's been collecting purses only "for a minute". We also spied a few Dior saddle bags, Louis Vuitton limited editions and a cute mini nylon Prada bag. What would she grab if her house was on fire? Her Hermès crocodile skin cream and brown bag. Shocker.
3. Yeezy takes a nap
These next generation Yeezys are so comfortable, you can wear them to bed. That seems to be the subtext of Yeezy's latest campaign, featuring Kim Kardashian West, Yeezy staff and low-key famous faces such as YouTuber Brad Hall, stylist Knarly DB and model Meredith Mickelson hitting the sheets in the YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Butter" kicks.
4. Nike x Serena Williams x Virgil Abloh is happening
Louis Vuitton menswear and Off-White designer Virgil Abloh announced a collaboration with Serena Williams for Nike. 18 hours later, he unveiled that the ballerina-inspired collection, titled Queen, will be worn by the 23-time Grand Slam winner when she makes her return to the US Open at the end of the month. Ranging from US$130 — $900, the items will be available online and in selected Nike stores once Williams debuts them on the court.
5. Coca-Cola x Kith came and went, yet again
Kith's third partnership with Coca-Cola saw a collection inspired by international unity. Four new denim Chuck 70s were available (they've since sold out), each modelled in premium frayed denim featuring Coca-Cola embroidery in different languages — Chinese, English, French, and Russian. The off-white vulcanized soles have translucent green outsoles that nod to the classic glass Coca-Cola bottles, as well as bottle cap-shaped Velcro patches on the sides.
6. Gab Bois is trying to make stripper Crocs a thing
Testing the limits to the ugly shoe trend is Montreal-based artist Gab Bois, who created a well, hot mess, by giving his pink Crocs a Lucite heel. Her caption was simple — "@balenciaga inspired." It took the artist a mere two hours to put together (using a "Croc from the dollar store", a secondhand "gorgeous red stripper heel", plus a bit of Photoshop), but the Internet infamy it gained is innumerable.