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Nike sues MSCHF over 'Satan Shoes', Erdem and Universal Standard releases a size-inclusive denim capsule collection, and more

Nike sues MSCHF over 'Satan Shoes', Erdem and Universal Standard releases a size-inclusive denim capsule collection, and more

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Text: Asri Jasman


The 'Satan Shoes' that prompted Nike to sue art collective MSCHF.

As part of Lil Nas X's marketing for his latest single, 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)', the rapper collaborated with Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF on 666 pairs of custom sneakers dubbed 'Satan Shoes'. While the sneakers have no relation to Nike, they are customised versions of the Air Max 97s with each Air unit filled with a drop of real blood, and has caused quite an uproar online. Nike sued MSCHF and has successfully won a temporary restraining order against the latter based on the grounds of copyrightg infringement. A previous customised version of the Air Max 97 by MSCHF, 'Jesus Shoes', however, didn't receive such a backlash.

Erdem and Universal Standard releases a size-inclusive denim capsule collection.

British brand Erdem — known for its romantic and old-English-inspired designs — has collaborated with size-inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard on a denim capsule collection. The eight-piece collection includes a couple of floral-print shirts, a dress, as well as various denim pieces. The best thing is, the sizes run in Universal Standard's industry-changing range of US00 to 40. This is Universal Standard's fifth collaboration with a fashion brand and it proves once again that fashion can cater to as many different sizes as possible.

Paul Andrew is leaving Salvatore Ferragamo.

First reported by Business of Fashion, creative director Salvatore Ferragamo is said to be leaving the storied luxury brand. While Salvatore Ferragamo has yet to make an official announcement, it's been reported (based on a source close to the matter) that Andrew will allegedly depart his role after completing the pre-spring 2022 collection in May. The news follows a move by the independently owned brand to shake up its board in light of years of struggles catching up with competitors.

Salvatore Ferragamo launches an online game.

In mroe positive Salvatore Ferragamo-related news, the brand has just launched an online game in conjunction with its spring/summer 2021 collection. Enigma is an online game that delves into the mysteries and narratives that has inspired Salvatore Ferragamo's spring/summer 2021 collection. Consisting of three different interactive puzzles, Enigma is set to test a player's memory, art of observation as well as intuitive skills.

Uniqlo's announces a new collaboration with JW Anderson for spring/summer 2021.

A new collaboration between Uniqlo and British brand JW Anderson is set to drop this 23 April. This time around, the focus will be on artisanal craft — an area that founder and creative director Jonathan Anderson has made part of his aesthetic — with embroidery and techniques such as blanket-stitching making their mark across ready-to-wear and accessories. Prices start from $5.90 to $79.90 for a dress.

Bottega Veneta launches a quarterly digital journal.

Bottega Veneta may no longer have its own Instagram account, but that doesn't mean it's not making its presence in the digital space known. The luxury brand has just launched the first issue of its debut digital quarterly journal, featuring a host of collaborative efforts by the likes of Missy Elliot, Tyler Mitchell, and Tyrone Lebon. More than just a traditional digital magazine, ISSUE 01 is packed with editorials, sound bites, music, as well as video clips that all explore various interpretations of the Bottega Veneta universe.

Loewe seeks to help under-represented artists.

Craft and art are central to Loewe's universe under the creative direction of Jonathan Anderson. And it's extending that further with its latest initiative in collaboration with Studio Voltaire.The Loewe Foundation / Studio Voltaire Award is a new programme that seeks to benefit seven artists by assisting them for two years. The assistance includes rent-free studio space, professional development opportunities, and a bursary. The programme is a result of the lack of studio spaces i London due to the ongoing pandemic. Applications are now open and will run until 27 April 2021.

Naomi Watts escapes with Fendi's Peekaboo ISeeU bags.

Fendi's latest Peekaboo bag, the Peekaboo ISeeU, has a fan in the form of award-winning actress Naomi Watts. In a video entitled Wild Untamed Naomi, Watts reveals her inner (and hidden) untamed side as a day of restlessness slowly erupts into joy as she find cathartic release through movement. And accompanying her in that journey of self-discovery is the Peekaboo ISeeU — quite an apt accessory to embody that spirit of releasing what's within.