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Nike designs a shoe for people with physical disabilities, Opening Ceremony's collab with Vans, and more

Nike designs a shoe for people with physical disabilities, Opening Ceremony's collab with Vans, and more

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Text: Emily Heng


Nike unveils their first sneaker designed for folks with physical disabilities.

The brand was inspired by Matthew Walzer, who wrote to Nike to express his desire for a pair of shoes that can be put on without hands. "At 16 years old, I am able to completely dress myself, but my parents still have to tie my shoes," he said in the letter. "As a teenager who is striving to become totally self-sufficient, I find this extremely frustrating and, at times, embarrassing." The result: Go FlyEase, which is designed with a hinge and "tensioner" (an elastic band of sorts that wraps around the sole) to allow for users to slip in their shoes with ease. It will be available in-stores later this year.

 

Opening Ceremony has teamed up with Vans to drop a capsule collection.

The unisex range sees a reinvention of the classic Vans checkerboard pattern, where it incorporates an abstract snake print as well as motifs of other wild animals. Its full lineup includes four pairs of sneakers; a track set; and a tote bag that can be worn every day. According to Opening Ceremony co-founder, Humberto Leon, "it was really about empowering the wearer and picking animals that felt quite ferocious and strong." Scoop the goods up when it drops 19 February.

 

Depop is partnering with Black in Fashion Council for Black History Month.

The peer-to-peer social shopping app will be launching a special YouTube series come 16 February, where notable Black professionals from the council will share their wisdom on finance, fashion, and the like. Depop took to Instagram to announce this, citing the need to "look back and celebrate Black culture's impact on fashion" while also looking forward to "empower a new generation of creatives." Designers Victor Glemaud, LaQuan Smith, and Anifa Mvuemba have been confirmed within the lineup. Black-owned businesses on the platform will also be spotlighted throughout the month.

 

Trans-advocate, Indya Moore, is the star of Tommy Hilfiger's latest campaign.

It's an apt choice as any, seeing how the spring 2021 campaign is all about social change and community. Titled Moving Forward Together, it features a variety of activists such as DJ Kiddy Smile and the Compton Cowboys founders dressed in their favourite pieces from the collection. With regard to the campaign, Moore states that it accurately conveys her vision of the future; one "where we all get to be free and exist in our own bodies and in our own skin." Well-said.

 

Coach and Champion worked together to produce a limited-edition collection.

"I was inspired by the idea of elevating sportswear silhouettes in an unmistakably Coach way using leather, shearling and by combining our iconic symbols in a way that feels fresh, youthful and immediate," said Stuart Vevers, Coach's Creative Director. The meld of both labels translates to a variety of leather pants, jackets, sweaters, and — of course — bags in visually striking prints and patterns. Available exclusively at Coach boutiques and on their official site.

 

Footballer, Héctor Bellerín, will be releasing a capsule collection with H&M.

You might recognise the Arsenal defender as one of the models who walked the runway for Louis Vuitton's SS20 show. Well, now, he's bringing his creative chops to the table by crafting sustainable and stylish pieces for the fast fashion label. Expect oversized cotton shirts, edgy parkas, and graphic sweatshirts to be in the mix — most of which are inspired by clothes from his own wardrobe subsisting of Burberry and Martine Rose.

 

Levi's taps Naomi Osaka, Jaden Smith, and Brandon Flynn to be a part of their latest campaign.

In a short film named the "Beauty of Becoming," our favourite personalities talked about the advice they'd give their 14-year-old selves. This was done so as to highlight everyone's journey of personal growth, and to help with anyone struggling to come to terms with who they are. Each episode features several key individuals, with the first of the lot starring both Willow and Jaden Smith.

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