Fashion


The hottest stars is music have all made their way to the Big Apple for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Taking place at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday night (Aug. 20), Cardi B leads the VMAs with 10 nominations this year, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop.” Cardi B also makes her long-awaited return to the stage, opening the 2018 VMAs. It serves as the Bronx rapper’s first performance since the birth of her baby daughter Kulture. Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Logic with Ryan Tedder, Shawn Mendes and more will serve as performers as the annual award show. Before the main show got underway, the big stars showed off their stylish looks on the red carpet.

Cardi, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and fiancé Pete Davidson, the Migos, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, G-Eazy, J. Lo, Camila Cabello, and more were all smiles while posing for the cameras and catching pre-show interviews. Check out photos from the VMAs red carpet below.

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Kylie Jenner and Travi$ Scott have kept quiet about their relationship and newborn daughter Stormi, barely doing any interviews to speak on either subject. The G.O.O.D. Music artist and reality tv star/entrepreneur are the cover stars for GQ Magazine‘s new issue. In their cover story, the young love birds open up on the first time they really hung out (went on a “date”), the Kardashian curse, Travis’ rise as an artist, Kylie’s status as a successful mogul, Scott being a romantic and more.

The couple would also sit down with GQ for a game of “23 Questions,” where Kylie quizzes her boyfriend to see how well he knows her. See photos from their stylist shoot, plus their back-and-forth on “23 Questions” below.

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The Oscars of the fashion industry has arrived as the annual Met Gala takes place Monday night (May 7), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Presented by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the 2018 edition is co-hosted by Rihanna, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (wife of George Clooney) and iconic designer Donatella Versace. The theme for this year’s extravaganza is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” dictating sartorial-themed fashion choices for the invite-only soirée.

On the museum’s website, Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton posted that despite this year’s theme potentially attracting controversy that “dress is fundamental to any discussion about religion.” He would later state, “although some might regard fashion as a frivolous pursuit far removed from the sanctity of religion, most of the vestments worn by the secular clergy and religious orders of the Catholic Church actually have their origins in secular dress.”

Many A-listers in entertainment and fashion will appear the Met Gala, arriving in over-the-top looks. Rihanna, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Solange Knowles, Diddy, A$AP Ferg, Donald Glover, Mary J. Blige, SZA, Migos, Rita Ora, Lana Del Rey, Jaden Smith and more donned some eye-catching and stylish outfits, showing off their grand and flamboyant style while posing for thousands of photographers. Check out photos from the star-studded event below.

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Fresh off his Inaugural #CombsFest hosted during Coachella, Diddy’s son Christian BKA King Combs takes a break from the studio to play poster boy for LA-based clothing brand Paraval. In conjunction with the rising apparel companies 2018 Spring release, The Runway Collection, the Badboy Records’ hip-hop heir can be seen sporting the lines orange “Jogger Sweatpants” to complement his classic 6-inch Timberland’s – giving off that nostalgic NYC swagger.

Other items from the ground control staff inspired set include “The Drop Crotch Jean,” “The Denim Straight Leg Jean,” “Cargo Pants,” “Bomber Jacket,” “Oversized T-Shirt,” “Sweatshirts” & “Jean Jacket.” Rooted in aviation and tactical wear, the Richard Currier & Omer H. Paracha created brands’ third collection was crafted from Italian salvage denim, Japanese satin, wool sherpa and terry cotton.

Peep the lookbook after the jump and take flight at paraval.us.

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Virgil Abloh, long-time friend and collaborator of the Louis Vuitton don himself, has been appointed as the new artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. Virgil is the first African-American to hold the prestigious position and will debut his first collection for Louis Vuitton during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June.

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Sony Pictures To Produce Dapper Dan Biopic
 

In a culture where living legends rarely ever get to have their flowers while they can still smell it, Harlem hustler turned fashion icon Dapper Dan’s life story is coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures will produce the film, which was inspired by Dan’s upcoming memoir, in conjunction with Jerrod Carmichael. Described as a “high-stakes coming-of-age story,” Ange Giannetti and Maia Eyre will oversee the project for the studio.

More details are set to be released soon. In the meantime, watch Life + Times intimate interview with the streetwear pioneer and childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland after the jump.

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Drake’s relationship with Jordan Brand appears to be coming to an end. According to various reports, the 6 God is currently in talks with adidas on a new sneaker deal. Signed to Jordan Brand since 2013, Drake has been unhappy recently reports Brendan Dunne of Sole Collector. The Canadian superstar and his October’s Very Own brand have been looking for more creative control. Under their current partnership, Drake and Jordan Brand released various sneakers and apparel, including two Air Jordan Retro OVO 8s with matching flight suits during NBA All-Star weekend last week.

Drizzy his allegiance to the company with the song “Jumpman,” off 2015’s What a Time to Be Alive album with Future. The Toronto artist/entrepreneur would join the likes of Kanye West and Pharrell Williams at adidas, who have enjoyed creative freedom since joining the company. The news of Drake possibly leaving Jordan Brand comes after the Grammy Award-winning star visited Nike World Headquarters last May, sitting down with Nike CEO Mark Parker and Nike/Jordan Brand designer Tinker Hatfield.

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Outside of Noah’s Blueprint series, Complex‘s new Ralph Lauren documentary, Hoarse Power, is one of my favorite video pieces from the brand. Producers Karizza Sanchez and Angel Diaz took the painstaking task of tracing the deep roots of Polo, and its ties to hip-hop and New York gang culture — namely the Lo Lifes and Ralphies Kids. If you were a fan of the Lo before all the recent Snow Beach hype, this documentary is for you.

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Music’s biggest night in here, as the 60th annual Grammy Awards took place at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night (Jan. 28). The brightest stars all made their way to the Big Apple as Kendrick Lamar and U2, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, SZA, Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid, Elton John, Miley Cyrus and more all took to the big stage at this year’s performers. Before the main show kicked off, it was all about the flash and style as your favorite celebrities graced the red carpet in fancy gowns and slick high-designer threads.

Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Rick Ross, Cardi B, ZAYN, Lana Del Rey, Big Sean, Elton John, DRAM, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, P!NK, and many more stars were all smiles and posing for hundreds on photographers along the red carpet. Check out 47 photos from the 2018 GRAMMYs red carpet arrivals below.

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After taping The Van Jones Show and hosting the annual Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch, JAY-Z’s busy day ended in celebratory fashion at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday night (Jan. 27). This year, the Roc Nation mogul was honored with GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award for his contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary. Beyoncé, Diddy, Jerry Seinfeld, Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, ZAYN, T.I., Diplo, Rita Ora, Swizz Beatz and more attended the extravagant event at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in NYC.

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