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Late Night Hosts Slam Donald Trump’s Performance Alongside Vladimir Putin

If you’ve been following the news concerning President Donald Trump’s meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki yesterday, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that late night TV hosts were out in force to discuss the topic.

Trump has been labeled “treasonous” by publications and analysts in the United States and worldwide, and TV hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah certainly didn’t hold anything back when delivering their verdicts, either.

Here are just a few of the late night takes on Trump-Putin fest 2018.

What Russia got:
– total capitulation from Trump
– exoneration for past meddling
– permission to meddle in future

What America got: pic.twitter.com/n4BTIvRzf0

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 16, 2018

This is what happens when you put a KGB agent up against a KFC agent. pic.twitter.com/dcDmKzyzF0

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 17, 2018

TONIGHT: Trump goes to Helsinki and meets with the President of the United States. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/DVtdziTdVr

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 17, 2018

On #LSSC tonight: The Trump/Putin Summit was definitely a theatrical adventure. pic.twitter.com/i8NFwWHkog

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 17, 2018

Seth is back to take #ACloserLook at Trump’s disastrous trip overseas. https://t.co/9njJ2WNksr

— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) July 17, 2018

What do you make of Trump and Putin’s summit? Let us know in the comments.

Next, Pussy Riot members face charges after World Cup final pitch invasion.

Acne Studios Latest Screen-Printed T-Shirt Capsule is Out Now

In the second installment of its SS18 screen-printed T-shirts, Acne Studios is releasing five new tees using iconic archival imagery.

Following on from the first collection, which launched on April 26 and included a graphic of an arm flipping off, the new motif is taken from the Swedish brand’s spring/summer ’14 campaign. Shot by Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, the image has been revived and remixed in black, purple, pink, yellow, and white.

The five new limited edition T-shirts are exclusively available in Acne Studios stores and online from today, July 17. Take a closer look at each piece below, and click through to cop yours.






Now, check out Acne Studios’ SS19 sneakers, as seen on this year’s Paris Fashion Week runway.

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The Entire Wu-Tang Clan Is Set to Perform at the Sydney Opera House

The Wu-Tang Clan is heading Down Under. To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of their legendary debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) which was released November 9, 1993, the rap group have announced their first ever Australian performances. The entire original lineup (save for Ol’ Dirty Bastard, RIP) is set to headline the iconic Sydney Opera House for two nights in December.

Original members RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, and GZA will be joined by newer member Cappadonna, for shows on December 8th and 9th. Presale tickets are set to go on sale this Wednesday, July 18. Check out more information on the Sydney Opera House website here. Wu-Tang Clan also recently announced U.S. shows coinciding with 36’s Chambers‘ anniversary, which you can peep here.

Revisit “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” below.

In other music news, Chance the Rapper is releasing an album this week. Get the full scoop right here.

Forbes’ Highest-Earning Celebs List Features Familiar Faces & a Surprise Inclusion

Forbes has just released its annual list of the world’s 100 highest-earning entertainers, and this year’s top 10 is a mix of athletes, actors, musicians, one reality TV star-slash-lip-kit mogul, and one TV judge.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather bagged top spot, pulling in a tidy $285 million in pre-tax earnings — a sum gathered almost entirely on the strength of his fight against Conor McGregor in August 2017. Forbes‘ latest cover star Kylie Jenner comes in third with $166.5 million, perhaps unsurprisingly considering she’s tipped to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever within the next 12 months.

Elsewhere, Judy Sheindlin — yes, Judge Judy — arrived in fourth place with $147 million, ahead of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. Floyd Mayweather — $285 million
2. George Clooney — $239 million
3. Kylie Jenner — $166.5 million
4. Judy Sheindlin — $147 million
5. Dwayne Johnson — $124 million
6. U2 — $118 million
7. Coldplay — $115.5 million
8. Lionel Messi — $111 million
9. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
10. Cristiano Ronaldo — $108 million

Head over to Forbes for the full story.

Now, read about The LeBron James Effect and how an economy can be built on one man. 

Everything We Know So Far About BROCKHAMPTON’s ‘The Best Years Of Our Lives’

Ahead of the release of BROCKHAMPTON’s long-awaited debut album the best years of our lives, we’ve gathered everything you need to know to get even more excited about the big drop. Now that the SATURATION trilogy is officially complete, it’s hard to predict what direction the boy band will head for the next chapter of their career.

BROCKHAMPTON recently endured a lot of changes from signing a major deal with RCA Records to removing one of its founding members after a series of abuse allegations surfaced online. On top of that, they have consistently dropped seasonal merchandise while going back and forth about upcoming projects.

Last week, BROCKHAMPTON launched a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music called “THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE” so there are certainly a lot of moving parts for fans to keep track of. We’ve gathered all the details regarding the best years of our lives, scroll down for the full rundown.

new music all summer. pic.twitter.com/vDgs3BKgsj

— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) July 5, 2018

Back in March, BROCKHAMPTON announced that their debut full-length album would finally come out this year. Shortly after announcing that they had signed a record deal with RCA (with a little help from Jaden Smith), frontman Kevin Abstract shared the album’s release date on Twitter.

Album 4. June pic.twitter.com/OSGdRGE9Nc

— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) May 1, 2018

Following the abuse allegations against former member Ameer Vann came out, the group decided to push back the release. Since then, they have also altered the title of the project. While a drop date has yet to be confirmed, the album is expected to arrive this summer via QUESTION EVERYTHING/RCA Records.

pic.twitter.com/49lWbDcXzl

— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) May 27, 2018

BROCKHAMPTON switched the LP title from Puppy to the best years of our lives. While it’s not clear what prompted the change, this appears to be the final title (for now). BROCKHAMPTON previously had another album called Team Effort in the works, but they ultimately decided to shelve it for reasons unknown. The album artwork for the best years of our lives has not been revealed to the public at this time.

Album 4. June pic.twitter.com/OSGdRGE9Nc

— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) May 1, 2018

The official tracklist for the best years of our lives is still under wraps, but BROCKHAMPTON has been giving us a small taste of what to expect from the highly anticipated project. The boy band recently dropped “1999 WILDFIRE”.

Last month, they made their late night television debut on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and performed a brand-new song called “Tonya”. Both tracks will likely be included on the album.

Stay tuned for more info ahead of the record’s release. While you’re here, also check out Shiggy explaining the story behind his viral “In My Feelings” challenge.

LA Roxx Is the Brand Behind Looks for Beyoncé, YG, & Charli XCX

LA Roxx is a brand that has crafted iconic outfits for pop-idols and rockstars since the ’80s, creating leather-based looks for such stars as Michael Jackson and Guns n’ Roses. Under their current designer Sharon Rahim, they continue to innovate for music’s next generation of A-listers. Most recently, Rahim oversaw custom pieces for the likes of Beyoncé, YG, Charli XCX, Kehlani, and more.

Rahim spoke to The FADER in an immersive profile on the brand’s history, its breakthrough moment, and what it’s like to re-do a piece for Beyoncé in a single day.

On the hectic creation of Beyoncé’s look for the ‘OTR II’ tour:

“We had four days to turn it out and we had to find leather, the jewels, the shorts material. We found all that stuff and it took us about three days to put all the stones onto the jacket. As we were sewing up the jacket, all the stones started falling off by the hundreds. Ten-thousand stones. And the jacket was due the next day. This happens and you have to adjust. If you can’t do it, nobody gives a shit. They’ll find someone else who can do it. Me and two or three people from the team started running around looking for different options. We had to build another jacket from scratch and ended up doing it one day, hand-stitching it.”

On making YG’s incredible money-print look:

“I like working with [YG’s stylist] Dianne Garcia, she knows what she wants. She came in like “Hey we’re doing this thing for the YG music video” and she showed me some Acne references of money print that they did six, seven years ago. We sketched out a couple of ideas, then she approved, then we had to figure out how to make that happen. She wanted Versace vibes so we had to get a silky material, kinda like ’90s, Tupac/Biggie vibes. We played around with the pattern on the computer and put the dollar bills in different ways until it looked the most like what she wanted. If you were to make that with regular fabric, it would take three or four yards. We had to use like ten yards to get one outfit because of the placement of the dollar bills.”

@yg in custom #laroxx. styled by @dianne

A post shared by established 1986 (@laroxx) on Jun 25, 2018 at 1:17pm PDT

On the brand’s start:

“LA Roxx began in the mid-80s, around 1986, and it was located on Hollywood Boulevard. My dad had this leather jacket shop that he wanted to get out of. He had a partnership with my uncle, my mom’s brother, and since my parents were getting divorced he wanted out. My brother who was sixteen at the time asked if he could take over, so he did. I was three at the time. There was no name, so he created LA Roxx and formed it.”

Be sure to read the full profile on LA Roxx over on The FADER.

In related news, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are among the nominees for Video of the Year at the MTV VMA’s. See the full list here.

Apple Is Releasing 70 New Emoji Including One for Redheads

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To celebrate World Emoji Day (which is today if you didn’t know), Apple has announced its next round of brand new emoji. There will be more than 70 emoji in total coming to iOS 12 later this year, including emoji to represent redheads, people with grey hair, and no hair — all available in a variety of skin tones.

Alongside the human-focused emoji, Apple plans to drop new animals and food emoji including a parrot, a peacock, a lobster, a kangaroo, a moon cake, a mango, a cupcake, and a head of lettuce. A new superhero emoji is also on the way, which arrives with a softball, nazar amulet, and infinity symbol.

Apple’s traditional smiley faces will get an update, with new “cold face,” “party face,” “pleading face,” and “face with hearts” symbols releasing this Fall.

To go alongside the announcement, Apple unveiled emoji-fied headshots of its executives on its website.

Browse the new emoji above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

In other news, Adobe plans to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad.

BODE Plays With Patterns & Embroidery for Spring 2019

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Brand: BODE

Season: Spring 2019

Key Pieces: Yellow patterned pant and shirt set, checked suit, all-over printed short-sleeve button-downs, slacks with embroidery down the legs.

Editor’s Notes: For Spring 2019, BODE draws inspiration from collaborator and friend Aaron Aujla and his grandfather who made his way to British Columbia from India many years ago. Once settled in his new location, his Indian roots began to blend with the Canadian culture.

BODE thus pulls heavy Indian influences for the new season, playing with varying fabrics, from silks, linens, and beyond. Hand embroidery is prevalent throughout the range, in addition to vibrant colors and traditional patterns.

After getting a look at BODE’s Spring 2019 arsenal, don’t miss out on Abasi Rosborough’s desert-inspired spring collection.

Abasi Rosborough Draw From Desert Cultures for Spring 2019

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Brand: Abasi Rosborough

Season: Spring 2019

Key Pieces: Kimono-style outerwear, Navajo-printed parkas, a wrinkled poncho, fitted cargo pants.

Editor’s Notes: As our coverage from New York Fashion Week: Men’s continues, here we get a look at what Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough have conjured up for Spring 2019. At the core, the collection explores fleeting cultures and tribes.

The assortment includes kimono-inspired outerwear, various items with Navajo print, fitted bottoms, wrinkled cotton silhouettes, and items constructed from frayed linen fabrics. In addition, we see a nod to the desert via a series of clean white garments.

Click through the gallery above to witness what Abasi Rosborough Spring 2019 is all about.

For more style, be sure to check out Public School’s up-cycled collection with Nike, Levi’s, Alpha Industries, and more.

Public School Debuts Upcycled Collection With Nike, Levi’s, Alpha Industries & More

To follow up their Jordan Brand-filled SS18 range, New York-based contemporary menswear label Public School is providing a glimpse into its newest collection with the introduction of PSNY SCRIPT, a platform to address the future of the fashion industry and the future of our world.

Utilizing the quote, “A piece of ground that belonged to them on which they can plant their feet, permanency” by Edith Eudoro Kohl’s Land of the Burnt Thigh, as one of their inspirations, the expression of the brand’s message takes shape in the sourcing of high quality materials, fabrics, and trims that have been dead stocked or recycled into new yarn, and the reimagining of silhouettes that all reference the codes of Public School’s history.

Most notably, the collection will showcase upcycle focused collaborations with Levi’s, Alpha Industries, Eileen Fisher and Nike, as it all emphasizes the philosophy of pulling from existing fabrics, patterns and techniques to extend the lifecycle of each of the products.

This exclusive Public School exhibit will be displayed at 3 Howard St. in New York City via exclusive invite only, and the concept of this installation serves as a precursor to a future Public School retail experience. Details on the collection’s release date and shopping experience will be announced later this summer.

In other style news, Raf Simons has launched its online store with an exclusive drug-inspired Christiane F. collection.