The fashion and style-forward Tinie Tempah recently invited High Snobiety into his East London home (“a bike ride away to Shoreditch House”), which was revealed to have been purchased from Alexander McQueen’s estate (the late icon was a previous owner):
My house was designed by David Adjaye who’s a world renowned architect and interior designer. I kept a lot of the original features and fittings McQueen had left, and just decided to modify it into my character.
It’s a pretty big Victorian House, but it was designed for someone with a bachelor lifestyle so it only has two bedrooms. My favorite part of my house is the basement: I redesigned the interior, and I exposed a brick wall inside and added a few fun features. I wanted a den where I could entertain my friends.
Other notable pieces in the house: a pair of Back To The Future Nike Mags (“…which I bought at the Nike/Michael J Fox fundraiser for Parkinson’s a couple years back”) that he treats like public artwork, an game arcade, popcorn machine and a panoramic roof in his bedroom. All-in-all, bachelor stuff.
Check out more photos below and read the full interview — where he also talks on what fans can soon expect from him musically — here.
Brooklyn-based graffiti artist Joseph Tierney (aka RIME) has filed a lawsuit against Moschino and (creative director and designer) Jeremy Scott for taking one of his pieces (titled ‘Vandal Eyes‘) for their collection (above):
Moschino and Scott released a capsule collection featuring graphic designs that included literal copies of images of [RIME’s] mural. To add insult to injury, Moschino and Scott also included a forgery of Plaintiff’s signature and Plaintiff’s name ‘Rime’ throughout the collection.
Here’s where it gets interesting: Scott and Moschino’s legal team have responded stating that, since graffiti is illegal and an act of vandalism, it shouldn’t be protected by law:
As a matter of public policy and basic logic, it would make no sense to grant legal protection to work that is created entirely illegally. Brazen and willful violations of the law cannot, and, indeed, should not result in the award of copyright privileges.
As far as the graffiti, it’s true that Tierney did in fact tag a building without permission, but you have to admit: Moschino and Scott are pretty bold with their response. Is this copyright infringement?
Back in 2014, it was announced that Beyoncé and the makers behind Topshop were collaborating on an athleticwear line; fast-forwarding to Spring of 2016, Queen Bey and Sir Philip Green’s latest venture is officially a reality.
Below lies pics from her IVY PARK 2016 Spring/Summer Lookbook, which mixes style with comfort and (if you’re using the threads to work out or compete) function. Among the items: yoga pants, joggers, hoodies, sports bras and sweatshirts.
IVY PARK will officially debut 14th April select retailers (including — you guessed it Topshop). You can find all necessary information here.
A few days ago, the above special edition Air Jordan 10 was revealed in honour of Paris — it’s the first release from Jordan Brand’s resurrected ‘City Series’. A nod to the City of Light’s central district, this version comes in Black and ‘Fierce Purple’, and features a full grain leather upper, icy outsole and “75” embroidery (representing Paris’ city code).
You can check out a few more picks below. The Air Jordan 10 “Paris” is released only in Europe this Saturday (9th April). We’ll be holding our finger on the butter over at Foot Locker.
Following visual footage of Stormzy and NIGO’s meeting in Japan (as well as Stormzy’s own recap of what must’ve been an amazing trip), adidas has revealed their lookbook showcasing NIGO’s collaborations — of course, Stormzy is the one rocking the threads.
Check out pics from that below; the collection is said to be release 1st April (get more details here).
Adidas recently chronicled Stormzy’s journey to Tokyo to link with urban fashion icon Nigo for his Originals by NIGO SS16 collaboration. We also get to hear Stormzy’s take on his travels, mixed in with an almost musical (as in the kind of film) vibe — allowing the South Londoner to spit bars as part of the mini-documentary’s narration. Genius.
Grime continues to take over the world (just watch how the Japanese crowd takes in his music at the end). Also: this video now has up absolutely hype for a Stormzy album.
UPDATE: Kanye West has claimed that his pop-up made a million dollars over the weekend (among other things found in his latest Twitter rant).
Today, Kanye West opened a pop-up store in New York City to push some Pablo march, which included denim jackets, sweatshirts, hats and more. The shop is located at 83 Wooster Street and will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 8PM (EST).
Check out some pics of today’s launch below (courtesy of Miss Info).
Before Kanye West was the fashion force that he is today, Kanye West was hard at work on a new fashion line called Pastelle (above; you can get a crash course here), which had existed for the better part of the last decade before seemingly disappearing without a trace.
Now, tastemaker Ian Connor is claiming that ‘Ye has given him the greenlight to resurrect the brand. You can see those tweets below; if this is true, we’re certainly interested to see if the guy can pull it off.
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Yesterday saw the official opening of Supreme’s new boutique store in Paris, which — as Supreme founder James Jebbia stated in a recent interview — was necessary thanks to online sales from that location. Makes sense to us. In addition, the Parisian launch saw appearances from Vashtie, Pharrell Williams, Cam’ron (who performed at an afterparty in La Balajo) and more.
You can check out a few pics of the shop above. Those that are in the area can find Supreme here.
Boy Better Know’s Skepta has been announced as Uniqlo’s newest cultural ambassador; he joins designer Hana Tajima, BBC Radio 1’s Benji B, photographer Cate Underwood, transgender model Munroe Bergdorf and filmmaker Sean Frank. The new recruiting coincides with Uniqlo’s new flagship store on Oxford Street (and associated campaign).
Said John C Jay, President of Global Creative at Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing:
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and a true creative and cultural utopia. At Uniqlo, we believe ‘utopia’ is more than just a place; it is a means for self-expression, through design, creativity and cultural diversity. We wish to celebrate the special connection we feel with London, which was after all our first overseas market almost fifteen years ago, and believe that our new campaign, called This Way to Utopia, and campaign ambassadors showcase this in the best way possible.
Congrats to Skepta on the new venture. As far as the campaign, you can learn more about This Way To Utopiahere.
As he did to promote DS2 last year, Future has opened a new pop-up shop in Los Angeles in lieu of his forthcoming Purple Reign tour. The shop will (obviously) contain gear affixed with the Freebandz logo; in addition, Future will also unveil limited edition collaborations with brands like Cease & Desist (which will include 9 exclusive t-shirts) and RSVP.
Future’s pop-up will also function as an opportunity for fans visiting to win tickets and concert packages (including a private meet-and-greet with Future himself, for which there will only be one winner).
If you’re in the ‘City of Angels’, the Freebandz pop-up shop is located at 410 North Fairfax Ave. Don’t hesitate to check it out; it’s only open until 20th March. More information can be found here.
This past Tuesday, Chanel saw Paris’ fashion elite descend upon their Fall/Winter 2016/2017 show for the city’s Fashion Week. During the event, the brand’s creative director — Karl Lagerfeld — also announced that Willow Smith is now their new Brand Ambassador; Willow (who was there with mom Jada) now follows a line of B.A.’s that includes Lily Rose Deep, Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart.
Said Willow about the new role:
Thank you Karl Lagerfeld and the entire team at Chanel for expanding the perceptions of “beauty” by picking me to be the new Chanel ambassador. I am honored.
Congrats to the young Gweelos on her latest endeavour.