For this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio, many of the world’s best athletes are being outfitted by fashion’s top talents. Team Cuba was styled by Christian Louboutin. Team Great Britain’s uniforms were designed by Stella McCartney. And Team USA’s looks for the opening ceremony have been created by none other than Ralph Lauren.
Not since Kendrick Lamar have we seen the world of hip hop go nuts over new talent. With the ubiquitous hit ‘Panda’, 18-year-old rapper Desiigner has scored a number one hit and parlayed the success into a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. But his debut mixtape ‘New English’ failed to live up to the hype and was widely panned by critics. Now, he hopes to resume his meteoric career growth with his latest banger, ‘Timmy Turner’.
For most of us, we’re currently enduring the most harrowing part of summer. The heat dome has affected most of the United States with both humidity levels and temps above 90. The last thing any of us want to think about is layering. But sometimes, summer life calls for a little more than a t-shirt. When you need a lightweight summer layer, look no further than the denim vest.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations have revealed a diverse pool of talent that represents the best of the best in an age of ‘Peak TV’. The favorites are all here. “Game of Thrones” leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations. The HBO fantasy drama picked up 24 nods last year and won for best drama. Emmy favorite “Modern Family” was also nominated for multiple awards. Julia Louis-Dreyfus continued her impressive run with another nomination for her role on “Veep”.
Whether you’re fully invested in runway shows or street style, one cohesive trend emerged during last week’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It was the loose silhouette. Observer recently published a piece titled “Wide Boys: The New Silhouette in Menswear”. The New York Times has noted that wide-leg trousers were one of the five most surprising trends from NYFWM. A loose silhouette is slowly making a comeback in men’s fashion, and soon, you’ll be left out if you aren’t on board.
Alternative rapper M.I.A. is poised to make a huge comeback in 2016, but this might be the last time she does so. Over the weekend, she dropped the video for her new single, “Go Off”. The Bollywood-tinged banger was produced by Skrillex and offers a swagger-filled, politically fueled look into the sonic landscape of her upcoming album, A.I.M. That album, set for release on September 9, will reportedly be the final album of her career. The visual for “Go Off” features a series of explosions and not a single person.
The season of big budget blockbusters is upon us. While summer is often the season in which we love to watch the good guys save the world, this year could prove to be a little bit different. Suicide Squad, the much-hyped DC Comics adaptation, is set to hit screens in early August. And if the advanced buzz is any indication, this will be the movie everyone’s talking about.
When it comes to your summer wardrobe, one of the most important elements is staying cool. However, you probably want to look cool, too. For many years, the short sleeve shirt has gotten a bad rap. It was once the go-to 90s uniform for TV nerds and habitants of office cubicles. But since then, the short sleeve shirt has undergone a contemporary update that makes it a must for your summer looks.