MAC Cosmetics is one of the busiest brands out there, with a new drop almost every single day. They are also known for the limited-edition collections they debut every season. To celebrate the last month of summer, the label is treating all of their fans with a brand new collection. The Supreme Beam Summer 2018 line is made of 18 fun products. If you are into glossy, shiny, iridescent looks, this line was made for you. MAC focused on flawless, ethereal skin and statement lips with the new releases.
Supreme is probably the coolest streetwear brand. Back in 1994, Supreme’s founder James Jebbia established the brand to offer cool clothes to skaters. He even kept his first New York store more open so skaters could enter with their skateboards. Besides skaters, now the brand’s stores welcome celebrities on regular basis. A-listers are often spotted wearing Supreme pieces. Supreme had many extremely successful collaborations with high-end brands such as Undercover, Louis Vuitton, Thom Browne, Levi’s, Lacoste, Comme des Garçons and more. Their recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton had fans of the brand from all around the world camp in front of Supreme’s stores just to put their hands on the pieces.
Supreme Fall/Winter 2017 collection is in the brand’s recognizable edgy style. The collection is dominated by cool outwear. Supreme got you covered for the cold days that are about to come. The collection features cozy coats, bombers, and printed denim jackets. As always, the Supreme pieces have a lot of graphics, bold prints, and the brand’s signature red color. Besides the red, there is a burned orange, and vibrant yellow color spotted in many of the designs.
One of the most noticeable prints is the American dollar one. There is also an eye-catching orange jacket with license plates printed all over it.
Supreme used the camo print in a couple of its designs. This summer the camo print got back on the fashion scene and it seems that it will stay all fall and winter long.
The Fall/Winter 2017 collection features many cool T-shirts and hoodies with the brand’s logo in many variations.There are also some classic pieces such as the white hoodie with the recognizable red brand’s logo on the front. There is also a blue sweatshirt with Supreme all over it that counts as a classic.
Some of the pieces from the Fall/Winter 2017 collection feature artwork from the skater Mark Gonzales. The Playboy bunny emblem is also present in few of the designs.
Altogether the collection has eye catching bold pieces that aren’t made for the shy ones. But If you want more modest pieces, the Supreme’s latest collection still has something to offer. The collection drops on August 17 at Supreme’s NY, LA and Europian stores. Two days later the collection will be available in the brand’s store in Japan. Finally, the pieces will become available to purchase online on August 24.
Photo Credit: Supreme
One of the most anticipated collaborations this year is finally out with all of the pieces. The haute couture fashion house Louis Vuitton and the exclusive streetwear brand Supreme teamed up for a limited capsule collection. The collaboration was first revealed in January during the Paris men’s Fashion Week.
Louis Vuitton and Supreme opened eight pop-up shops around the globe and two of them are in downtown Los Angeles and Miami. The other six pop-up shops are in Seoul, Beijing, Sydney, Paris, Tokyo, and London.
As for the collection, the French fashion giant Louis Vuitton and the New-York based label Supreme exceeded everyone’s expectations. For those who prefer the street style in haute couture version the collection is dreams come true. Both brands’ logos and signature colors are all over the designs. The well-known Louis Vuitton monogram is printed over the signature vibrant Supreme red color in a lot of the designs. The eye-catching red jacket with white LV monogram all over it is expected to be a major hit.
The collection offers a wide range of clothing, footwear, and accessories. From outwear and shirts to overalls, Louis Vuitton and Supreme made sure that their loyal fans can dress from head to toe in pieces from their collection.
The camo print is definitely making its huge comeback. We had a chance to see it on the runway as well as in Kylie Jenner’s all-camo bikini collection. Furthermore, Louis Vuitton and Supreme celebrated the camo print through multiple pieces such as denim jackets, coats, overalls, bags, and accessories.
Speaking of accessories the collection offers a variety of small goods that can spice up even the simplest outfits. Most of the accessories come in two eye-catching patterns. Namely, the interesting patterns are a mix of the brands’ logos and signature colors. The first one includes the supreme logo over the popular Louis Vuitton dark brown color. The second pattern includes the white LV monogram next to the Supreme’s well-known white logo, both placed on a red base. The accessories collection includes a variety of scarves, phone cases, leather gloves, key holders and eyewear.
The collection also offers footwear. There are patterned and plain sneakers as well as the hottest shoes of the season-the slides.
Louis Vuitton and Supreme designed multiple bags and wallets in all sizes. The bags were one of the first pieces from the collaboration that were presented to the public. Back in January models at the Louis Vuitton men’s fashion show wore the vibrant Supreme red bags on the runway.
Considering the fact that the many celebrities love Supreme, it’s only a matter of time when the biggest A-listers will show up with some of the Supreme bags. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear both brands on regular basis. Just for the records, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have appeared in the Supreme’s ad campaigns in the past.
Supreme is known for keeping their new drops under wraps. On the top of that, they release only limited quantities of their products. This results in mile-long lines in front of their stores when the new drops became available for purchase.
This collection is not an exclusion. Just today more than 200 extreme fans of the brand were spotted in the area of Bondi patiently waiting for the pop-up store’s doors to open. Some people even camped out nearby just to be the first ones that will buy the new Louis Vuitton and Supreme pieces. People even buy pieces from this exclusive collection just to resell them.
The T-shirts that retail for $700 in the pop-up stores cost at least $1400 outside. The red and white hoodie with the LV monogram all over that retailed for $1400 in the store, could easily be sold for $2800 outside. Just for the records, Supreme opened its doors in 1994 offering simple clothes and accessories predominantly for skateboarders for reasonable prices.
Photo Courtesy of Supreme x Louis Vuitton
Supreme is yet again expanding its reach within the high-end fashion world; this time around, it has been confirmed that it will be collaborating with Lacoste. The Supreme x Lacoste spring/summer 2017 lineup will consist of some supreme Supreme streetwear, and will be available in the brand’s stores as early as Thursday.
Supreme debuted its first high-end collaboration with Louis Vuitton at the beginning of this year (to become available on July 17). But that doesn’t mean the label is ditching its streetwear roots; it recently completed a footwear collaboration with Vans, as part of its longtime partnership. The Supreme x Lacoste spring 2017 lineup was definitely a more surprising turnout in the new year, so seeing how the collection pans out when it becomes available is an anticipatory thought!
The two brands divvied up their different signatures across the looks to keep things true to each side of the collaboration. Lettering for “Supreme” is shown in a Gothic font on the collars of some polo jerseys, while the pique fabric Lacoste is known for was used for basic sportswear staples.
Some looks are just practical and straightforward without one way or another branding (besides the classic Lacoste alligator logo), like a preppy tennis sweater, Harrington jacket, and track pants and jackets.
So, altogether, we can expect a comprehensive lineup of menswear to suit many different needs. All of the bases – and necessary body parts – can be covered with everything in the Supreme x Lacoste spring 2017 collection, with shorts and pants, polos and crewnecks, jackets and sweaters, and a hat.
A lot of the looks that have popped up in the collection briefing are updated versions of the classic Lacoste style. So the high fashion label is getting a bit of a reboot thanks to Supreme. So we can say hello to a mildly updated varsity stripe, which comes at a perfect time, as it has been a trending style for the last season; we can also say hello to retro ’90s track jackets, which are making a stylish and fun appearance in the lineup as well.
Prices are expected to be within grasp of a wider audience, especially following the announcement of the Louis Vuitton collaboration. Lacoste is a more affordable brand, and partnering with Supreme suggests an even more in-reach collection – hopefully. The official pricing won’t be revealed until the collection goes live.
Supreme’s storefronts in the U.S. (New York and Los Angeles), London and Paris will host the collaboration collection starting Thursday, March 16. The looks can also be found online at that time. Japan will have to wait just a little bit longer, with a release date slated for Saturday, March 18.
Photos courtesy of Lacoste
Patrick Starrr is taking over MAC Cosmetics once again! The popular beauty guru announced another capsule in collaboration with the brand dubbed “Destination Diva.” Patrick is all about excessive glamour, so the name of the collection embodies his larger-than-life personality. The makeup artist spilled the beans on Instagram with a teaser video.
The Oscars of Fashion, the CFDA Awards took place last night honoring the biggest American talents. The Council of Fashion Designers of America opted for a new location this year, the Brooklyn Museum. Issa Rae hosted the celebrity-packed event that included everyone from Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber to Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett.
Speaking of the awards, pre-announced honourees included Diane von Furstenberg, who won the Swarovski Award for Positive Change; Carolina Herrera, who was presented with the Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert; Narciso Rodriguez, who took home the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award; Donatella Versace, who was honored with the International Award; Naomi Campbell, who was recognized as the CFDA’s Fashion Icon; Edward Enninful, who received the Media Award; and Ralph Lauren who was presented with the CFDA’s first ever Members Salute Award.
Naomi Campbell delivered one of the most emotional speeches of the night:
“I was told many times that I couldn’t do certain things because of the color of my skin. I let it drive me. And of course I’m human, and I found it hard at times not to take it personally. But I stand here today as a proud woman of color, and I will continue to push for diversity and equality in this industry,” the supermodel told the audience.
The main part of the event included A-list presenters who handed the top prizes to the brightest talents in American fashion. The award of Womenswear Designer of The Year went in the hands of Raf Simons of Calvin Klein for the second year in a row. James Jebbia of Supreme was awarded for best menswear designer and he had some interesting thoughts on the topic:
“I’ve never considered Supreme to be a fashion company or myself to be a designer, but I appreciate the recognition for what we do,” he said.
According to the CFDA, in the accessory game, famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olen of The Row won. The Council of Fashion Designers of America decided to present the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent to Sander Lak of Sies Marjan.
It seems that in 2018, the CFDA is finally giving some credit to influencers. The Council included a new award this year – The Influencer Award. This prize went into the hands of no other than Kim Kardashian. Ten years ago, the reality star was considered as famous for being famous without any particular talent. But now the CFDA is recognizing her achievements in the industry with The Influencer award. Kim herself seemed surprised:
“I’m kind of shocked I’m winning a fashion award when I’m naked most of the time,” she joked during her acceptance speech. “But this is seriously such an honor, so thank you to the CFDA for this award,” she finished.
Streetwear rules the style of teens new survey confirms. The investment bank and asset management firm Piper Jaffray investigated the shopping preferences of the young customers with an average age of 16 years. The results were gathered from the answers of 6000 interviewed teens. According to their answers, the streetwear aesthetic is most-loved right now. Brands who sell street-ready pieces ranked the highest in the survey.
Nike is expectedly at the top of the list, with 42 percent of the youngsters choosing it as their favorite apparel brand, while 23 percent choosing it as their favorite shoe brand. The sportswear giant secured the top spots probably thanks to the multiple collaborations and exciting innovations they have made during the previous year. Nike’s rival Adidas made it on the top 10 list for the first time with votes from teens who live in households with an average income of about $100 000. Vans experienced a significant rise in the latest survey. In the previous one, only 9 percent of teens listed the sportswear label as their favorite, but this number rose to 16 percent in the new survey. The streetwear authority Supreme which sells its products at a higher price range, rose from the 10th place last year to the 7th place this year.
The survey proved that the ’90s are still very trending among the generation Z. Many brands went through their archives from this decade and reinvented styles that were popular back then. The logomania that took over the ’90s is now very appealing to the teens. From the lower-priced brands, Tommy Hilfiger and Champion that also embrace their logo in most of their offerings made it to the Piper Jaffray’s top 10 list. On the other hand, Ralph Lauren is not among the top 10 choices for male teens for the first time since 2002. This brand hasn’t featured its logo very often in its latest collections which might be one of the reasons why young shoppers have lost their interest.
When it comes to bags among the favorite luxury brands for teens are Coach, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Coach scored the high third place thanks to its collaborations with the young singer Selena Gomez. Brands such as Gucci and Louis Vitton that heavily rely on their logo are among the luxury brands that entered the top 5 on this list. These brands have been delivering street-ready collections lately which might be another reason why they scored so high.
The survey also reports that the teen’s spending increased by 6 percent compared to the previous survey. For men, apparel is the second highest expanse after food, while girls spend most of their money on clothing. You can see the full report on Piper Jaffray’s website.
Kim Jones left Louis Vuitton at the beginning of 2018 with a memorable show. Just a couple months later he is ready for new challenges. The famous menswear designer has been announced as the new creative director of Dior Homme. The British designer will replace Kris Van Assche, who left Dior just recently. He was at the helm of the menswear sector of Dior since 2007.
Kim Jones has reshaped the menswear arm of Louis Vuitton in many revolutionary ways. The designer preserved the luxury travel feel of Louis Vuitton but added cool streetwear elements in its collections. The street aesthetic is insanely popular now, and Jones managed to make pieces that were always in a high demand. The designer also led Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the infamous streetwear label Supreme. Fans from all over the world had been waiting for days and hours in front of their pop-up stores to get their hands on the exclusive collaborative collection. The pieces were later sold for 1.5 times or more of their original price. These two brands had legal issues in the past which made this collaboration even more exciting. In 2000 Supreme received a cease-and-desist order from Louis Vuitton for using their monogram on a skateboard.
Altogether Kim Jones turned Louis Vuitton into a leading menswear brand. With friends such as Kanye West and David Beckham with their family sitting front row, the brand’s shows were a celebrity affair. Van Assche, on the other hand, had been running Dior Homme successfully, but without big jumps. He succeeded Hedi Slimane at Dior, who is now the new creative director of Celine. Kris Van Assche continued to nurture Dior Homme’s sharp aesthetic throughout his career at the fashion house. Dior most certainly wishes for some changes in the future. Kim Jones undoubtedly knows how to keep a brand’s heritage while designing pieces that are relevant to nowaday’s customers. With his arrival at Dior Homme, we should expect a certain change in the aesthetic.
There isn’t really anything impossible for Kim Jones. The designer managed to convince Kate Moss to walk for Louis Vuitton on his last show. The former supermodel was off the runway for years and Jones was the one who brought her back. He closed the show together with Moss and Naomi Campbell. It was an iconic closure for an end of an era. We expect to see another exciting show from Kim Jones, this time for Dior in Paris. Hang tight until June for the first collection by the designer.