Watch Louis Vuitton Ask Virgil Abloh 7 Questions on Instagram Stories

Louis Vuitton follows up its internet-breaking announcement of appointing Virgil Abloh as Menswear Designer with seven questions for the multihyphenate creative on Instagram Stories.

While both the questions and answers are fairly stock, they do give some insight on where Abloh finds inspiration and how quickly he’s able to turn that inspiration into product. He also reveals that his first LV purchase came after running into Pharrell, who at the time was wearing the Wapity Wallet.

The video follows up a few posts the legendary French fashion house put up following the announcement, all three of which you can see below.

This is just the first in what’s sure to be many outward-facing exercises for the powerful duo. Until more hit the web, find out how fashion critics are reacting to the move and why this announcement is a big step toward a more diverse fashion industry.

adidas Remixes the EQT Support With Red, White & Blue Stripes

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Brand: adidas Originals

Model: EQT Support

Key Features: One of the cleanest EQTs we’ve spotted in recent times, this clean rendition features a cream upper with blue, white and red stripes.

Release Date: Available now.

Price: $110

Buy: adidas

Editor’s Notes: While the original adidas Equipment line debuted in 1991, but several EQT models have since returned to the spotlight, like this EQT Support silhouette. For more insights into the history of vintage adidas, check out our visit to the adidas archive.

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adidas Originals Finally Gives the Samba the Primeknit Treatment

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Brand: adidas Originals

Model: Samba

Key Features: The iconic Samba finally gets the Primeknit treatment with a fully sock-like upper.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $120

Buy: The adidas Originals Samba Primeknit should hit adidas retailers next month.

Editor’s Note: We’ve seen a white colorway of the silhouette also done up in Primeknit but this marks the first time we’re seeing the sneaker in black. We’re big fans of this iteration and we’re positive it’ll be a street staple come this summer.

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Top 10 Comments of the Week: Facebook Data Mining, Kanye’s Fendi Internship, & More

From Justin Bieber proclaiming that acne is in fact cool, to news hitting the web that Facebook has been collecting SMS and call data from Android users, this week’s roundup of hilarious reader comments saw our loyal readership rise up in true form to lambaste the aforementioned stories, as well as a few others.

Amongst this, Nike will be releasing the sought-after Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 1/97 sneakers in toddler sizes for all those who took an L on the first, adult-sized drop, Will Smith got curved by Sophia the Robot during an intimate date in the Cayman Islands, and the new McDonald’s wagyu beef burger is causing hysteria amongst those loyal to The Golden Arches.

Below you’ll find a roundup of our favorite comments, sourced from both Facebook and our very own website. Be sure to keep the funny, interesting, and bizarre comments coming, and in the meantime check out this week’s finest below.

Please keep in mind these comments are meant to be taken as jokes and are only highlighted for the comedic effect they offer.

Original Post: Pimples Are Cool Now, According to Justin Bieber

10. “Bet he’s glad he’s finally started puberty.” — Jack Hallam (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: McDonald’s Launches a Wagyu Beef Burger & Fans Are Not Feeling It

9. “If you’re a hardcore McDonald’s fan that feels this is too bougie: Don’t be mad at the burger, be mad at the fact that you’re a hardcore McDonald’s fan.” — Chris Hodgetts (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: The Virgil Abloh x Nike Air VaporMax “Black” Drops Today & Here’s Where You Can Buy It

8. “Can’t wait to cop 10 plus Ls on these.” — Nathan Kounelis (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: Champion & BEAMS Japan Puts Fashion Back Into Fitness With the Sweat Beret

7. “I don’t think I’m gonna wear a beret to Planet Fitness ya’ll.” — Sascha Smith (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: Facebook Has Been Collecting SMS and Call Data From Android Users

6.  In response to the caption: “They’ve seen every single ‘send nudes.’ – “Dw android users, the graphics are too pixelated to read your messages.” — Austin Sosa (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: Nike Is Releasing Sean Wotherspoon’s Air Max 1/97 in Toddler Sizes

5.  “This post is sponsored by: Everyone’s girlfriend.” — Niamor Erèlav (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: Here’s How Much Kanye West & Virgil Abloh Earned While Interning at Fendi

4. “At first I was so confused. I was like, ‘Why does Kanye have a golf apparel company’s logo on the side of his head?’ Thinking it was FootJoy” — Ryan Morris (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: I Downloaded All 10 Years of My Facebook Data & It Was Completely Horrifying

3. “This guy broke up with his girlfriend AND got fired, on Facebook… breh, get yourself an E-mail account.” — Mike (Source: Highsnobiety)

Original Post: 2 Years After They Broke the Internet, It Looks Like Nobody is Buying Vetements

2. “Yeah because everyone really wants to pay $400 for a polo to look like a DHL worker.” — Jack Cretney (Source: Facebook)

Original Post: Will Smith & Sophia the Robot Get Very Intimate on First Date

1. “Her neck tho.” — Kenneth Ebbay (Source: Facebook)

Now, for more in comment-worthy news, be sure to check out our roundup of the best April Fool’s jokes we found online.

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow to Brighten Up Your Feed

As warmer moments come in go during this transitional period between winter and spring, it’s foolish to start thinking of lounging seaside when it’s sunny one day and snowing the next. However, if there’s one place on the internet that can keep you dreaming of vacation regardless of the conditions outside, it’s got to be Instagram. Packed with beach shots, bright cocktails and other sunny delights from all over the world (looking at you guy that appears to be on endless vacation), you can always count on the global social network to raise your spirits or send you down a spiral of holiday thirst in one fell swipe.

This time around we decided to focus on the former and bring you some color realness to help you get your fix of bright shades until the spring sun is in full swing and you can finally take your own colorful shots again. Your feed’s only as lit as the people you follow and a solid following of accounts is key in getting the most uplifting visuals out of IG.

From urban neons to playful portraits and pastel cityscapes, we present five Instagram accounts that pass the pigment test with flying colors. See them all below and make sure to hit that follow button if you like what you see and want more.

@alicemoireau for @iconelingerie

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@valentinerie / Followers: 29.2 k / Joined: 5 years ago

Valentin Chenaille hails from Lyon, France and now resides in Paris. After honing his skills by working on a series of personal projects including still lives and intimate portraits, he broadened the scope of his practice with editorials for fashion brands and publications. Clearly, moving to the City of Love contributed to his sensible approach.

On first glance, we were caught off-guard by the fragile beauty of his body of work that reads equally as a study of light and as an ode to feminine sensuality. Valentin is currently in Vietnam working on brand new projects. Make to sure to follow his IG to find out what this French young blood has in store for us.

Istanbul in rain. Always beautiful. From my first visit in 10 years.

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@elsableda / Followers: 82.1 k / Joined: 1 year ago

There is something bemusing about the glow of neon lights. Both concealing and revealing, neon lights have the capacity to conjure magnetic and reflective imagery with electrifying flashes of color. As such, they’ve become the object of great attention in classic flicks like as Vertigo, Suspiria and Blade Runner, and in contemporary visuals gems like Enter the Void, Neon Demon and Good Time.

Despite seeing them abundantly in contemporary art and photography, it was hard for us to look away from Elsa Bleda’s luminous shots the first time we laid eyes on them. By using the psychological and stylistic function of neons in her contemplative photographs, she is shedding a new and distinct light on cities like Johannesburg and Istanbul.

Follow her account, sit back and immerse yourself in the futuristic beauty of her nightscapes.

@scandebergs / Followers: 17.2 k / Joined: 4 years ago

Weirdly enough what’s striking about the pictures of the Italian pair is not so much the choice of models or the clothes, it’s the narrative that retains the attention: enigmatic looks, color collision and unreadable body positions. By articulating their photography around the story, the duo infuses their pictures with surrealism, sometimes reminiscent of cinematic scene-making.

This ability to create odd and seductive imagery is undoubtedly what earned them prestigious collaborations with brands like Craig Green, Missoni and Fendi. Together, Stefano Colombini and Alberto Albanese just make perfect sense. They respectively have rich backgrounds – as Colombini’s forte is creative direction, Albanese’s are Fine Arts and photography. The result of this eclectic mix? A sophisticated series of portraits and landscapes that will appeal to the escapists and the fashion-savvy alike.

surreal life

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@arytron / Followers: 45.7 k / Joined: 1 year ago

Already at that point of the year when all you think about is sipping cocktails and relaxing on sunny beaches? Might be a bit early for that, but we have a counter-offer to comfort you until your next vacation.

Hedonistic visions of summer take on a life of their own with Aryton Page. Scrolling on his IG is indeed like a trip on a remote island. Beach waves, cloudy skies and palm trees are recomposed, altered and stripped of the superfluous by the 28-year-old artist living in Hawaii, who has found a way to perfectly encapsulate the feeling of summer into a picture.

As warm as a ray of sun in August, his work reads as a collection of evocative pictures recycling the tropes of tropical dreamlands. We’ve been obsessing over his multi-colored minimalist compositions since we first discovered them.

A post shared by Nguan (@_nguan_) on Sep 17, 2017 at 4:32am PDT

@nguanFollowers: 127 k / Joined: 2 years ago

Rarely have pastel colors shone so brightly than in Nguan’s photography – which is probably why his Instagram and books have garnered a worldwide cult following over the years. In his pictures documenting the solitude of everyday life in the city, the secretive Singaporean photographer contrasts the languor of urban ennui with a bittersweet color palette. And if the technique has been reused by countless others since he first emerged on the scene in 2010, Nguan’s edge has been very natural: he only shoots during the last hours of daylight. The result of this strict method? It’s right before your very eyes.

With his sense of improvisation and composition, the cherished street photographer is giving life to a soft and melancholic imagery that you cannot help feeling absorbed by. His ravishing pictures of strangers, architecture and landscapes taken in cities like Tokyo, New York, Paris and Los Angeles is perfect when the constant buzz of life in big cities becomes unbearable. Nguan’s IG is a must-follow.

Southside Shares New Beat on Instagram Live, Internet Pegs it to Travis Scott

Southern producer Southside took to Instagram Live over Easter weekend to share a new beat he’s working on. It’s unclear at the moment who the beat is actually for yet the internet has fueled rumors it’s for Travis Scott and most likely will end up on Astroworld.

These rumors started when the uploader of the video to YouTube, Real Sh!t, added that speculation to the video’s headline. Reddit’s hiphopheads forum then ran with that title, starting a thread with the title “Southside making a beat for Travis Scott.”

Redditors on the thread, however, were quick to question the validity of the YouTube video title and thread headline, openly questioning the veracity of both.

On the other hand, if it is indeed for Travis Scott’s highly anticipated Astroworld, then it could add truth to rumors that the album isn’t close to being finished.

For now, you can check out the wavy beat in the video above and let us know where you think it will end up in the comments section below.