Balenciaga’s Hole-y Shoe, Emily Weiss Departs Glossier, Drake’s Custom Arc’teryx

It’s the weekend, baby!

And what a week it’s been. Between Kravis’ spon-con wedding, L’oreal’s rumored Byredo acquisition, Anti Social Social Club’s acquisition, Swedish House Mafia’s IKEA collection, and Kim Kardashian’s Beyond Meat blunder, we didn’t have time to breathe.

On top of that, leaks came to a head with the Balenciaga x adidas reveals, amplified by Yeezy himself.

Speaking of, Kanye teased his own McDonald’s meal before dishing his latest YEEZY GAP Engineered by Balenciaga collection, though it didn’t stave off mixed reviews or GAP’s financial woes.

The drops came hot ‘n heavy, as well, with Supreme’s Nike gear, Awake NY’s Crocs, thisisneverthat’s New Balance, Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2023 collection, Jordan’s “Red Oreo” 6s, NOCTA’s black Hot Step, Gucci’s ŌURA ring, Engineered Garments’ Suicokes, KITH’s Summer 2022 collection, Aimé Leon Dore’s disappearing New Balances, and Nike’s new women’s football kits and Air Rifts all appearing over the past week.

Elsewhere, Chanel opened some private boutiques, Travis Scott’s Air Trainers resurfaced, Louis Vuitton exhibited its Air Force 1 collection, and we reminisced about porn star Ilona Staller took Cannes.

Now, if you need us, we’ll be changing our pillowcases.

“Was the Paris all just a bad dream? Not a dream, it turns out. The Paris exists, and it feels almost sacrilegious to touch.”

“If you’re looking for quality, or at least footwear that will last you through a festival, I’m sorry to say it but Shein ain’t it.”

“A unique perspective and close alignment with communities engrained in the African diaspora have catapulted Daily Paper beyond its global peers; over the past few years, it’s become one of the most celebrated, relevant, and respected Black brands the world over.”

“’ERL is not just about clothing, as many people might think,’ Eli Russel Linnetz toldHighsnobiety. ‘For me, it’s the expression of my soul and my life’s work, and it’s constantly evolving and growing.’”

“You could argue that this jacket’s doing all the heavy lifting for Drake (stylistically-speaking) but credit where credit’s due: sometimes even the guy responsible for the Chrome Hearts Rolls Royce gets it right.”

“Weiss was central to building the Glossier empire —  a business that, at launch, offered an exciting alternative to heavy-handed, maximalist makeup best worn by the Kardashians. Her departure marks a momentous moment in makeup history.”


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