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Off-White is suing an ice cream chain, Supreme has been acquired, and more

Off-White is suing an ice cream chain, Supreme has been acquired, and more

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Text: Emily Heng


Off-White has filed a lawsuit against an American ice cream chain, Afters.

The inventors of the iconic #MilkyBun are in hot water. Their latest series of merch - which includes a black shirt with the words "Off-Diet" emblazoned on it — is, supposedly, "confusingly similar" to Off-White designs, amongst other things. In an official complaint lodged against the company, Off-White claims that the "retail fixtures, signage, [and] interior décor" at Afters creates the impression that it is affiliated with the Italian streetwear label.

 

Supreme has been bought by the VF Corporation.

Yup, it seems the current owners of Vans, Timberland, and North Face have acquired Supreme at a cool US$2.1 billion. Fans will be relieved to hear that founder and designer, James Jebbia, remains in charge, with the Chief Executive of VF Corporation assuring that "that model has done extremely well and there's no reason why that would change." Phew.

 

Harry Styles makes history as the first solo male on the cover of Vogue.

The December issue sees Styles frolicking in wide, open fields in a tuxedo jacket and gown gifted to him by designer, Alessandro Michele. Gucci's Creative Director then goes on to elaborate how Styles was an apt pick for such a game changing cover.  "[Harry] is the image of a new era, of the way that a man can look," Michele states. "He's really in touch with his feminine side because it's something natural. And he's a big inspiration to a younger generation — about how you can be in a totally free playground when you feel comfortable. I think that he's a revolutionary."

 

Bella Hadid has teamed up with Chrome Hearts to drop a limited edition collection.

This comprises 49 unique baby tees dyed by Hadid herself. The model announced via her Instagram Story that the proceeds will be going to "doctors, hospitals, mothers, fathers, and children in need right now." This is in reference to the nonprofit, Feeding America, which issues food to up to 46 million people in the US. The goods were sold in an one-day event on their newly launched site - which, naturally, sold out in minutes. We expected nothing less. Speaking of collabs...

 

Valentino has partnered with New York institution, Casa Magazines.

This was done in an effort to push their latest tome, the VLogo Signature Book, which features 16 different interpretations of its logo by 16 different magazines. This translates to new displays plastered in neon Valentino signages. This will last until 19 November - with proceeds from the sale of the VLogo Signature Book going to Casa Magazines, as they are one of the small businesses severely impacted by COVID-19. The company took to Instagram to express their gratitude. "It really means a lot to be able to stay open here in the city we love-for you all, the fashion, creative and print community," they wrote.

 

Jacquemus featured iconic French model, Laetitia Casta, in their latest campaign.

The nostalgic photoshoot saw Casta making a call on her Nokia phone, playing games on a vintage console, and — most notably — tapping away at a Jacquemus vending machine filled from top-to-bottom with the designer's bags. Petition to have it installed in actual Jacquemus boutiques, please.

 

Burberry is working with Marcus Rashford to feed children in the UK.

You might recognise Rashford for his philanthropic efforts — or, perhaps, his day job as a football player for Manchester United. The fashion house will be working with him as well as food distribution charity, Fareshare, to provide funding for over 200,000 meals across 11,000 different organisations in the United Kingdom. Burberry also aims to give financial aid to youth centres that grant everything from art supplies to creative education for up-and-coming talents. This is significant to Rashford, especially since he was a part of said groups as a child. "The life lessons you will hold so close as an adult are being taught right now within the four walls of that youth centre," explained Rashford. "The youth centres you visit...  will prove to be central to all the greatest gifts you receive in life — your friendships, your discipline, your respect and compassion for others."

 

Palace has launched a Whitney Houston-themed capsule collection.

Houston's former manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, stepped forward to give her approval. "We are very excited to have collaborated with British streetwear brand Palace skateboards for such a special cause... celebrating Whitney's legacy and supporting her charitable foundation," she said. "No doubt she would have loved to have worn it herself." All proceeds will go directly to the Whitney E. Houston Legacy Foundation, which connects with grassroots programs and initiatives to support youths in need.


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