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NYFW Pyer Moss Debuts Epic Collab with Cross Colours

Words by Nick Slay

Pyer Moss brought black pride, history, and beauty to his NYFW Show “American Also,” and we are so here for it.

Black Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond who trademark is being fashion forward in his collaboration with music artists, did not disappoint this fashion season. Opening with a full gospel choir who carried the show’s music from start to finish, they treated fans with songs that weren’t just soulful but had a message. From one refrain that took us straight to church belting, “There’s too many n****s in Rikers, to a soulful rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s, “We gon’ be alright”, the choir that was produced by Raphael Saadiq brought crowds to their feet.

Excited to share that I’ve been working with @kerbito on the show music for @pyermoss. If you can’t make it, watch it live tomorrow at 8:30pm EST at pyermoss.com Also, the show is produced by my lil homie @beyond8_

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The purpose of “American Also” is to uncover the history that blacks were cowboys and how their contribution helped shape the American we know today. Delving in to how it was originally created as a derogatory term for men who couldn’t be called “men”, hence they were called cow “boys.”

“We are researching topics that make us feel included in the fabric of American society, so this is specifically focused on the American cowboy and how that started by being a black thing.” -Pyer Moss

Jean-Raymond fused these looks with Reebok collections that made something that truly stands out but definitely had a 90’s vibe. From outfits,to suits to track suits we could have easily been transported to the music video sets of Big Daddy Kane or The Fresh Prince or even most recently the Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B “Finesse” Video.. Every part of his show definitely showed melanin was poppin, which sometimes is a concept missed during fashion week.

We are honored to be part of the @pyermoss Fall 2018 collection. Thank you @kerbito for including us and @voguemagazine for such a great review – WE DIG! Link in bio. #crosscolours #pyermoss #blackexcellence #clothingwithoutprejudice

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Re-introducing Pyer Moss. “The fact that a young talented black man like Jean-Raymond is successfully building a fashion brand on his own terms is perhaps the most powerful and positive message of all.” -Chioma Nnadi, Vogue Runway

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"EVERY NIGGA IS A STAR" #PyerMoss #Fall18

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Kerby or @Kerbito as he is known on Instagram also gave us an exclusive sneak peak of the new DMX Fusion 1 in black. It is definitely will be a must have for any sneaker head this season.

The dark skin version. No word on release. @pyermoss

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Champion Japan Line SS18 Lookbook

Like many things, Champion is flat out better in Japan. The Asia focused line offers up better fitting garments and higher quality construction. Classic Champion staples like Reverse Weave sweatshirts, jerseys, hoodies and outerwear are all here. There is even a leather jacket on offer. Keep in mind that this lookbook was shot with the Korean market in mind but it should be distributed across Asia. Take a look below at the entire lookbook over at their official site.

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HELIOT EMIL Fall/Winter 2018

Heliot Emil debuted a great show as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week. While Copenhagen might not be an established fashion capital as the likes of Paris, London or New York, the line has channeled something both familiar and novel with the Fall/Winter 2018 show. The show features both male and female models wearing the monochromatic, minimal items.

Dubbed ‘Intended Consequences,’ designer Julius Juul took cues from the French expression “L’appel du vide” — “the call of the void” — which touches on the attraction of undermining one’s own self. Indeed, the “feeling of intentionally wanting negative impacts,” according to the brand, inspired both the technical fabric choices and simplistic color palette. Fabrics in the collection include a heat sensitive blend that changes color from black to white. The styling is another strong point with strong military and streetwear influences set alongside more subversive tailored looks.

Explore the collection further with a 360 degree immersive video that was released by the label.

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Reebok Unites Two Style Icons: The Workout Plus Sneaker And Lil Yachty

On Wednesday, global fitness lifestyle brand Reebok joined forces with international rapper and brand partner Lil Yachty to host an unforgettable fashion and music experience celebrating the iconic Reebok Workout Plus sneaker and Reebok’s ‘Always Classic’ campaign. The evening was a living representation of the eclectic culture upon which the Reebok Workout Plus was built, and featured a look into Reebok’s storied brand archive, a live musical performance by Lil Yachty, a dance performance by Meechie and Toosi and a fashion presentation curated by stylist Rox Brown.

Known for his unique style sensibilities and his ability to draw inspiration from the past to remix daring and bold looks for the present day, Lil Yachty brought to life the Workout’s versatility by fusing music, attitude and style.

Held at Manhattan’s Classic Car Club, guests were treated to an experiential journey through the Workout Plus’ unique heritage. Lil Yachty joined his stylist, Rox Brown, and members of his ‘Sailing Team,’ JBans2Turnt and Kodie Shane, for a deeper look into what goes into their unique style choices. Rox demonstrated how to pair nostalgic style staples with the Workout, creating head-to-toe looks that stand out in today’s fashion landscape.

Some of the other notables in attendance were female rap queen Remy Ma, Power actor Rotimi and Luka Sabbat of Grown-ish.

Earlier this year, Reebok Classic revealed its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, “Always Classic,” that celebrates the brand’s most disruptive and authentic style pioneers – challenging them to step up to the global stage to define what “Always Classic” means to them. For more information on Reebok’s “Always Classic” campaign and to purchase the Workout Plus sneaker, as worn by Lil Yachty, please visit Reebok.com.






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Air Max 98 ‘Fossil’ and ‘Triple White’

I covered two of the upcoming Air Max 98s dropping last month. Now comes news of a couple new color ways. With the shoe’s 20th anniversary just around the corner, a couple more great models are dropping. First off is the ‘Fossil’ Air Max 98. These woman’s exclusives combine a simple cream/white color way with a classic black outsole. These are set to drop Feb 9 at Nike retailers online and in-store. Also dropping are a triple white color way for men that is one of the cleanest takes on the 98 to date and are dropping that same day.

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Black Fashion Designer, Chicago Playground Wants To “Make Africa Great Again”

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During NYFW 2018, returning black owned urban clothing brand “Chicago Playground” expanded on its themes of Black excellence. Known for bomber jackets and sweaters that proudly touted black culture and historically black universities, this year their focus leaned toward the motherland. With Jackets themed with the with nations of Africa, Chicago Playground also took a shot at the current presidential administration’s slogan with black leather jacket labeled, “Make Africa Great Again.”

"THEY want us to believe & accept that February 1st marks the beginning of the celebration of Black Excellence…. Let's Not Forget & Change the Narrative!!!!" -Kid #BlackHistoryMonth #MakeAfricaGreatAgain #ChicagoPlayground #Blessings🙏🏿

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“We as artists are here to change the narrative of how & what things should be according to society” – Rodnell Harris

Creator of Chicago Playground, Rodnell Harris got his start designing custom jackets for the likes of Wale, Def Loaf, David Banner, and Lil’ Turk. Deciding to bring his designs to the masses he partnered with a leading clothing boutique in Chicago to make his brand available to the public. This fashion week makes it his second appearance as part of The Style Fashion Week production. One of the highlights of this year’s collection is, “The Story of OJ” bomber which takes inspiration from Hov’s retrospective grammy nominated hit.

"We as artist are here to change the narrative of how & what things should be according to society…" -Kid The Story of OJ Satin Varsity Jacket created by @chicagoplayground #Blessings🙏🏿

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Presentations are given to give-off vibes that one can experience by synchronizing the energy that's being presented…. -Kid – Tomorrow, make sure to check out the display of the 'Story of OJ' Varsity Jacket & some other conversational-pieces… – Created & Crafted by @chicagoplayground, from the 'Make Africa Great Again' capsule/collection… – #ThePlaygroundJourney #TheStoryOfOJ #MakeAfricaGreatAgainTour #Blessings🙏🏿

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Super Bowl Champion Darrelle Davis Partners with Grungy Gentleman For NYFW

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis will make his official debut into the fashion industry with the release of the GG X DR capsule collection.

As part of a 10 piece limited collection, Revis showcased his new designs during fashion week in New York City. Presented by Grungy Gentleman designer Jace Lipstein, the brand featured short and long sleeve tees, crewneck sweatshirts, shorts with a legging insert, joggers, and a windbreaker in hues of heather grey and black. The line sports 3M reflective detailing accents select pieces along with Darrelle’s bold trademarked logo, and the six stripes that represents Grungy Gentleman signature look. For Revis, fashion was a natural progression from his elaborate sports career.

“In the creative process we managed to share ideas which eventually became the foundation of this collaboration. One idea was to include 3M reflective material to make the collection establish a casual personality in addition to being stylish. Sportswear has become very mainstream in today’s fashion and the Darrelle Revis brand is excited to be teaming up with Grungy Gentleman for its first capsule collection.” – Darrelle Revis

Grungy Gentleman x Darrelle Revis collaboration @grungygentleman Stay tuned👀 #fashion #grungygentleman #darrellerevis #behindthescenes

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Debuting the brand with two consecutive packed shows, viewers were treated to a brand that welcomes diversity. Grungy Gentleman’s casual looks are ones that can easily transcend from day wear to a night on the town with signature blazers that could prop up any style. To help him kick off his new fashion endeavor Revis brought some of NFL buddies to walk to in the show. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, and NY Giants running back Wayne Gallman all hit the runway rocking the brand.

Besides walking in the show Revis will also be featured in the upcoming lookbook for the brand.




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ASAP Rocky Wears a Marni Jacket, Turtleneck, Pants, Dolce & Gabbana Belt and Balenciaga Sneakers for GQ Style

ASAP Rocky posed for GQ Style’s Holiday 2017 issue wearing several different looks that showcased the many faces of his style. GQ showcased several different designers throughout the entire spread set behind unique and dramatic backgrounds. ASAP Rocky posed here wearing several pieces from the Marni FW 2017 collection including a red collared jacket, striped turtleneck sweater and an oversized high-waisted pair of corduroy pants. He completed this vintage inspired look with a pair of Balenciaga ‘Triple S’ sneakers.


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