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OLIVIER ROUSTEING TALKS THE BALMAIN ARMY, WORKING WITH KIM AND KANYE & INCLUSIVITY IN FASHION

OLIVIER ROUSTEING TALKS THE BALMAIN ARMY, WORKING WITH KIM AND KANYE & INCLUSIVITY IN FASHION

When a designer takes over the creative lead at an established label, there’s always the fear that they’ll live in the shadow of its founder. That’s only amplified in prestigious luxury houses where the brand’s identity is so intertwined with that of its, frequently namesake, founder. Making one’s own mark while still honoring the label’s DNA is a careful balancing act and few designers have managed this challenge better than Olivier Rousteing.

Rousteing took over the helm of Balmain eight years ago at just 25 years old. Despite his young age – arguably even because of it – the historic Parisian

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PAUSE OR SKIP: NIKE SHOX TL “TRIPLE BLACK”

PAUSE OR SKIP: NIKE SHOX TL “TRIPLE BLACK”

An old classic.

Bringing back on old classic, Nike updates its Shox TL with a reworked version of the iconic 2003 silhouette.

In a “Triple Black” colourway with its unique midsole, the latest version of the Shox TL features a mix of mesh, rubber, neoprene and nylon materials. Constrasted with an embroidered Swoosh, the sneaker bares the “Nike Shox” branding on its tongue in bold red hue, and a breathable mesh covers the toe cap. Reknown for it’s signatue midsole, the Nike Shox TL’s midsole is appears in

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BALENCIAGA RECRUITS REAL-LIFE PARISIAN COUPLES FOR ITS NEWEST CAMPAIGN

BALENCIAGA RECRUITS REAL-LIFE PARISIAN COUPLES FOR ITS NEWEST CAMPAIGN

For its latest campaign, Balenciaga took to the streets of the city of love to showcase real couples in its Fall/Winter ’19 collection. Paris-based photographer Greg Finck’s romantic lense captures the lovers in the seasonal range.

The campaign comes as the FW19 collection starts retailing. It boasts staple pieces for the colder months, including broad-shouldered coats, oversized anoraks, graphic sweaters, and square-toed boots. The photo series sees the couples model the pieces across the French capital, from casual supermarket runs to the down-right romantic banks of the Seine. An accompanying video by Ed Fornieles documents the couples talk about their relationships on CCTV footage,

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VALENTINO'S FW19 CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES UNDERCOVER'S OTHERWORLDLY PRESENCE

VALENTINO'S FW19 CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES UNDERCOVER'S OTHERWORLDLY PRESENCE

After debuting the goods on the runway in January, Valentino now presents its UNDERCOVER-centric Fall/Winter 2019 campaign imagery. Entitled “Past and Future,” the new collection is rife with space-age prints and UFO imagery, all layered atop Valentino’s typically lush garments.

Thigh-length coats, pullover parkas and slouchy slacks are all executed in neutral-toned wool and technical textiles ideal for resisting the winter chill, with the versatile color palette allowing the bold prints and patterns to speak for themselves. Woven into the body of the

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GUCCI DROPS PRINTED GUCCI MANIFESTO SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS

GUCCI DROPS PRINTED GUCCI MANIFESTO SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS

Available now.

On the back of two recent campaigns, Alessandro Michele’s Gucci’s come right back with a new line up of t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Inspired by the designers vision for the autumn/winter 2019 show, the latest drop from the luxury brand sees an assortment of t-shirts and sweatshirts printed with masks seen on the last Gucci runway show. A representation of showing and hiding who are are; a means to protect the kindness and beauty within. Appearing in a selection of hues, the t-shirts rear of

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DIESEL PRESENTS PRE-AUTUMN 2019 DENIM COLLECTION

DIESEL PRESENTS PRE-AUTUMN 2019 DENIM COLLECTION

Muted tones.

Packed with a spectrum of muted tones, Diesel just unveiled it’s Pre-Autumn 2019 denim collection.

Featuring new denim styles in a scope of grey and blue hues, the collection offers up denim goods including distressed jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, shirts and denim jackets, all dressed in innovative colour blacking treatments and vintage washes for a “dirty vintage” finish. With a ’90s city street aesthetic, select pieces in collection feature bold logos, exposed zips and stamped bleached white DIESEL logo print. The stand out piece in the collection

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