Tyler, the Creator Just Changed the Game During His Fashion Show

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Tyler, The Creator followed in the footsteps of Kanye West last night when he presented his first fashion show in Los Angeles as part of an event organized by MADE, which explores the intersection between style and music.

Tyler, who is known for his colorful style, offbeat sense of humor, and razor sharp lyrics, made his debut as fashion designer with his line Golf Wang in Los Angeles Last Saturday. “You shouldn’t expect anything because then you’ll be disappointed,”  However, expectations ran pretty high among the legions of fans waiting in line for the doors to open. “Tyler is going to walk down the runway with an alligator,” said one. “I heard it’s going to be a cheetah,” countered another. “I’m sure it’s going to be an experience,” said singer Janelle Monáe from an eclectic front row that included former Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, hip hop artist YG, and model Kendall Jenner. “I’m looking forward to it.”

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This H&M Collaboration Will be the Biggest Thing for Print Lovers

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Get ready fellow print on print lovers, H&M just announced its latest collaboration and it’s with beloved fashion house Kenzo. The collection will include womenswear, menswear, and accessories — which will be designed by Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (who joined the house in 2011 after founding Opening Ceremony in 2002) in collaboration with the fast fashion brand’s design team. You can anticipate that the collection will feature the house’s trademark dazzling patterns and playful motifs. 

The collection will be available in 250 stores internationally and online starting November 3rd. But you can come to expect that the brand will stage another star-studded show a month before the launch, which we’re sure will rival the ostentatious Balmain x H&M spectacle that happened last October 2015. Judging by the visual eye-candy creativity of Kenzo’s Paris Fashion Week shows, all bets say it will be just as epic as Olivier Rousteing’s New York collab debut.

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Who Wore it Best: Met Gala 2016

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It was another star-studded event last night at the Met Gala, and we couldn’t help swoon at a lot of fantastic choices this time around. This year I would say was a bit more tame and tasteful. Rare instances of major ostentatious wardrobe show up’s with the exception of Miss Lady Gaga, but would we expect anything less?

The theme this time around was Manus x Machina, and many of the A-listers rocked lots of metallic frocks full of shimmer to pay homage to the Fashion in the Age of Technology theme. Clare Danes won the theme of this year’s Met Gala in her glow-in-the-dark light up custom dress by Zac Posen. Rita Ora gave major babe vibes in her feathery gown made special by Vera Wang.

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Music & Style Icon Prince Dies at 57

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The devastating news of Prince‘s death was announced just a few hours ago today. He died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, his publicist confirmed to the Associated PressTMZ first reported the news. After performing in Atlanta on April 14, Prince’s private jet made an emergency landing in Illinois where he was rushed to the hospital at 1 a.m. the next morning. He had been battling the flu for the past week, but he was released from the hospital after three hours. He flew back home to Minnesota and was even tweeting by that afternoon.

Prince’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.”

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Costa & Zucchelli Call It Quits To Calvin Klein

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After months of speculation, Calvin Klein Collection creative directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli are leaving the company. Stated in a press release sent by the brand on Monday, April 18th, Costa and Zucchelli are leaving the label, as it plans to unify its men’s and women’s brands under the creative direction of a single designer. The news follows the company’s reacquisition of its jeans and underwear business in 2013 and its celebrity-studded Spring 2016 ads, which sent out a single message across its different product lines. Costa has led CK’s womenwear since 2003; Zucchelli has been the men’s creative director since 2004.

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“This creative strategy marks the beginning of another significant chapter in Calvin Klein’s brand legacy since Mr. Klein’s retirement,” chief executive Steve Shiffman said in a statement. “I would like to thank Francisco and Italo for their unwavering commitment to the Calvin Klein brand and their accomplishments over the past decade. They have both contributed immensely to making Calvin Klein a global leader in the fashion industry, and they have done so with dedication, focus and creativity.” According to a separate statement, “A new brand direction will ultimately follow one creative vision across all categories of the business. An announcement will be made in due course.” Until then, the company’s in-house design teams will conceptualise, produce and present each line. There will be no runway show for Calvin Klein Collection in June (for men’s) or September (for women’s), although presentations will be held for press and sales. Until a new creative director is announced, the men’s and women’s design teams will will report to Michelle Kessler-Sanders, president of Calvin Klein Collection.

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Your Ultimate Coachella 2016 Music Guide

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It’s time to get out your flower crowns and crop tops: Coachella kicks off its first weekend, in just four short days! Each year, the Indio festival has added more headliners and performances to its lineup, and as a result it’s become harder to pick and choose which shows to see during the three-day music bacchanal. Some of the buzziest shows are no-brainers (go ahead and add the LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses reunion shows to your list right now), but there are many other performances from both big bands and up-and-coming artists that are also worth your attention. Here, our curated breakdown of the best acts to see at this year’s Coachella. Continue Reading

Your MTV Movie Awards Recap

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Riding on the coat tails of the prestige of Award Season comes arguably the most interesting of the bunch; the MTV Movie Awards. It’s pointless to level any of the normal criticisms of award shows — the celebrity gawking, the bizarre writing for the bits, the artificial nature of the prizes themselves — at the MTV Movie Awards, when at its core, the show is a shameless celebration of it. They’re devoted to celebrating big-budget blockbusters, broad performances, and CGI spectacle — the kind of movies that, say, the Oscars might sneer at. In it’s 23rd year, the anything goes atmosphere shared between the show and it’s spiritual sister the VMAs is alive and well. This past weekend a few new twists were added to it’s telecast, this year. Instead of holding the grand event in the usual theater-esque venue, MTV decided to hold the big shebang outdoors at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The usually live event was also delayed, filmed on Saturday and aired on Sunday, undoubtedly to avoid the FCC scares from previous shows–though that didn’t stop the show from clocking in a sizable number of bleeped out F-Bombs during its duration. Dream team hosts Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart held nothing back as they launched jokes on everything from Leonardo DiCaprio’s intense role in the Revenant to the disappointing reception of DC’s lukewarm blockbuster Batman v Superman, which all led to some publicity for their own upcoming movie Central Intelligence.

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Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

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When asked how he’s faring on the eve of the opening of a New York museum exhibit chronicling his career, Isaac Mizrahi didn’t hold anything back. “I’m very emotional, darling. I can’t stop breaking down into tears every five minutes,” the designer told Vogue. “Last week I was on the verge of tears all the time, too, so I don’t think it’s about [the exhibit’s opening] being close or not close.” Still, moving through the in-progress installation at the Upper East Side’s Jewish Museum, where the show will open on March 18, he seems almost as effusive and quick-fire creative as he was back in 1995’s Unzipped—when the cameras found him recumbent, excitedly sketching during a viewing of Nanook of the North, chiding Naomi Campbell for her belly button ring, or serving up his best Eartha Kitt impression. Only now he has a slightly more introspective air. Suffice to say that, Mizrahi will soon be having a moment — well, actually a few. Aside from The Jewish Museum’s March 18 opening of “Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History,” the first exhibition dedicated to the designer, Mizrahi has a new book due out in April showcasing backstage runway show photos taken by Nick Waplington over a four-year stretch. “The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989-1993” will focus on the vérité-style images of Mizrahi in fittings with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and others. The British lensman juxtaposes those snapshots with the decidedly more adventurous ones worn by club kids whom he shot at Save the Robots, the Pyramid Club and other downtown haunts that have since closed. Damiani is publishing his tome. Last year Waplington became the first living photographer to have a solo show at Tate Britain, “Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process.”

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Palm Springs and Joshua Tree use to be one of those places I considered sleepy town stop-overs whenever I was in town to attend the Coachella festivals back in the day. The Socal scenery since The Rat pack’s reign, has long kept its quiet slow-paced life style until recent years. In all its glorious revival, the desert landscape is now flourished with boutique hotels, stylized mid-century Air BNB homes to rent, bars, hip eateries, and vintage shop havens — it’s the perfect 2 hour get-away for local Angelenos whatever the agenda is.

I had the pleasure of being invited to go BTS on a creative trip with a group of kick-ass women doin’ their thang. All really dope creatives that have a great following and working on their own individual exciting projects. The inspiration for the trip was inspired by Gucci’s epic S/S 16′ Spring Presentation and all things 70s that’s currently trending. How could it not, it’s so so so good and never gets old in my book.

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Lunch Break with Mayer Hawthorne & Perrier

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This past Friday, Perrier kicked off their Lunch Break series in where they invited the people of LA to ditch their desks for midday dance parties. In conjunction with Flavorpill they Present: Lunch Break, Made Extraordinary by Perrier. Launched in 2015, this unique event series transforms desk dwellers into partygoers at special events hosted by DJs Mayer Hawthorne and Autograf during a 2 hour lunch period.

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