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In the World of Couture, Balenciaga Is Back

Balenciaga's Haute Couture 2023 collection served as a timely reminder of the genius of Demna Gvasalia after two remarkably subdued recent ready-to-wear presentations. In the wake of the well-documented ad scandal that plagued the house last year, a post-hiatus Balenciaga hasn't been quite the same. And, understandably so. That was until the house reignited its position in the world of opulence on July 5, with a 52nd Haute Couture presentation held inside Cristobal Balenciaga's Parisian salon. In the days leading up to the show, guests received a grandeur golden bracelet by way of invitation, a piece inspired by the magnetic wrist pieces traditionally worn by couture atelier staff. Such is the very nature of couture, the show was expected to be a much grander affair than we've seen of Balenciaga of late, although it would always prove tricky to top last season's star-studded soiree which saw Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, and even Nicole..

The Best Sneakers to Add to Your Rotation This Week

This weekly guide sorts the very best from the rest when it comes to the saturated world of sneaker releases, with information on prices and where to buy. Please note — some sneakers may sell out at speed. Raffles, friends and family, and player exclusives — all of that before a mere mention of the many fire general sneaker releases out there. The world of sneaker drops can be a tricky place to navigate, but we’re here to help. Behold, the best of the best of what you can actually buy on the open market, right now. This week’s selection is about as balanced as we’ve seen so far, featuring collaborations, luxury brands, and good old outdoor sneakers (with a twist). The cream of the sneaker crop awaits you. What are you waiting for? Shop the best sneaker releases on the market, as well as upcoming sneaker drops, below.adidas x Sean Wotherspoon OrketroVisit Highsnobiety to view this part of the article. Release Date: July 7 Editor's Notes: adidas and Sean Wotherspoon continue their b..

Sean Wotherspoon Wants You to DIY His adidas Orketro

Brand: adidas x Sean Wotherspoon Model: Orketro Buy: Online from the Highsnobiety Shop Release Date: July 7 Price: $175 Editor's notes: From doodling all over a pair of Gazelles to leaving dangling threads hanging from Superstars, Sean Wotherspoon's sneaker collaborations (both with adidas and other brands) have always been notable for their colorful finishes and eye-catching touches. With his latest release, a new take on adidas' 90s-inspired Orketro sneaker, things are a bit different though. This is Wotherspoon's most minimal sneaker collab to date. The shoe has a simple off-white look that comes from its undyed, unfinished canvas upper. This uncolored fabric has been used to make the shoe more sustainable as it skips the water-intensive dyeing process that often uses a bunch of chemicals. But there's nothing stopping you from dyeing the monochrome sneaker to create a personalized colorful version — using natural dyes without harmful chemicals, of course. In..

Drake’s Poetry Book Is 168 Pages of Corny IG Captions

Drake's new poetry book, Titles Ruin Everything, is what happens when someone is constantly told that they're more clever than they actually are. Across 168 pages of single-line text, Drake quips about women, sex, women, money, fake friends, and women. Ever heard a Drake song before? You've basically read the book! Lord Byron, he ain't. Instead, Drake's poetry book reads like if Barstool Sports commissioned E. E. Cummings for an anthology of pick-up lines, except less artful. It's Bushisms two decades later. Written with longtime songwriting partner Kenza Samir and published by century-old bookseller Phaidon, Titles Ruin Everything is supposedly both a prelude and tie-in to a forthcoming album, though things do not bode well if Titles Ruin Everything is indicative of what that album's quality. [Titles Ruin Everything's "provocative musings translate [Drake]'s wit and talent for wordplay into potent stanzas," said publisher Phaidon in a state..

Another adidas YEEZY Sneaker Sale Is Coming

2023's much-hyped adidas YEEZY sneaker sales have begun, garnering big bucks for both adidas and Kanye "Ye" West, YEEZY's distant, disgraced founder. That first, instantly sold-out adidas YEEZY sale was only the beginning: more official adidas YEEZY drops are coming soon. This isn't actually new information. adidas has already confirmed that it was weighing plans to sell off its leftover YEEZY sneaker stock with staggered release dates through 2023 when it confirmed the May 31, 2023 adidas YEEZY drop. Of course, adidas didn't specify any dates or concrete plans beyond the initial adidas YEEZY drop on May 31, 2023, but sneaker leakers are never content to simply wait for official release dates or droplists: they wanna know everything now. Some enterprising sneakerheads have already compiled lists of the sneakers presumed to be releasing in the next adidas YEEZY shoe sale, which include a host of muted YEEZY BOOST 350 and 700 sneakers — including a sought-after "Utili..

This Summer, We’re Big on Big Shorts

Something that would have seemed incomprehensible just a few summers ago, we are witnessing the return of the cursed capri. The debate on inseam lengths gets pretty heated around this time of year, both online and in our offices, and it's recently seen big and baggy shorts rise up the ranks to become a contender for the style of the summer. And I'm not just talking about slightly below-the-knee inseams, these are proper John Cena-style shin slappers — some of which go so far down the leg that they're entering into 3/4 length territory. The writing has been on the wall for long shorts ever since we started looking at Adam Sandler's fashion taste through a new lens. The actor embodies IDGAF style and no matter if he's on the red carpet or being papped running errands, you can expect to find the 56-year-old in a pair of massive shorts. Visit Highsnobiety to view this part of the article. It's a style that largely contributed to the actor being the top trendin..

Rains’ 3D-Printed Puffer Sneakers Are Made to Measure

Brand: Rains x Zellerfeld Model: Puffer Sneaker Price: $260 USD Buy: Zellerfeld Editor’s Notes: Remember those mad 3D-printed puffer sneakers from Rains’ Fall/Winter 2024 runway in Paris? No, nor do I, which is crazy when you think about it because they are, quite honestly, the maddest sneakers I’ve ever seen. Crafted in collaboration with 3D-printing aficionados Zellerfeld, the sneakers are described as “a study of Rains’ signature puffer jackets,” and arrive in three colorways: red, oat, and blue. The most interesting thing about the sneakers, though, is that they can be exclusively 3D-printed to your individual foot specifications. In essence, they should be your most comfortable shoes ever — but don’t hold me to that. Rains’ Puffer Sneaker is built with 3D-printing technology to achieve a seamless fit and finish. Cutting-edge technology fills the puffer-inspired chambers with 90 percent air and delivers customizable cushioning with a fused latticework sole. Each pair is made from T..

Obsessing So Hard It Hurts Over Dior x Denim Tears

Experience this story and others in the new issue of Highsnobiety Magazine, available from retailers around the world and our online store. Tremaine Emory and Kim Jones in cahoots — need we say more? Ever since it was revealed that the Denim Tears founder and current Supreme creative director would be “guest-designing” for Jones’ Dior in late 2022, we were hooked. Now, after taking to Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum in December to wet our “Dior Tears” lips, the ducts are finally ready to pour as the pair prepare to deliver an entire Fall 2023 collection. The main course, if you will. Drawing inspiration from the look of Black Ivy League students of the 1950s and ’60s, the capsule is best described as the unification of preppy and archetypal American styles, such as plaid shirts and varsity jackets. Of course, denim — a fabric not necessarily associated with preppy style — is a major player in the collection, too, a material often overlooked by luxury houses. Special jacquards and prints ..

PUMA x NOAH’s Latest Campaign Celebrates the Sport of (Un)Dressing

Ever had a dream where you’re suddenly naked in public? Well, PUMA and Noah have created a world where your subconscious can rest easy. The duo is unveiling the first release in their multi-seasonal partnership, and if it’s any indication of what’s to come, then get ready for some unexpected drops that play on each brand’s specialty — supplying sporty-preppy bliss. The surreal visual campaign might as well be the start of a Black Mirror episode. Directed by Brian Billow and photographed by Francesco Nazardo, it takes us to nudist heaven, an inverted reality where being clothed is totally taboo. They follow a would-be streaker who disrupts a high-stakes tennis match by sprinting across the court fully dressed in the collection, prompting a thrilling chase by security (don’t worry, you won’t see any unwanted bits flying about). As Noah co-founder Brendon Babenzien explains, the campaign is a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously, “we would like people to smile and remember that cl..

Everybody Who’s Anybody Wore White at Michael Rubin’s July 4th Party

Michael Rubin’s annual all-white July 4th bash kinda feels like that kid at school who would throw a party every time their parents were away and invite anyone they could potentially be friends with. The Fanatics CEO’s party, though, has become an ongoing yearly tradition. Like Christmas, or a birthday. Every year Rubin sends out invites to anyone who’s anyone from the world of entertainment, welcoming them to his plush pad in the heart of the Hamptons to celebrate Independence Day. Because, what better way to celebrate Will Smith’s greatest movie (we're joking) than with an all-white bash inspired by P Diddy’s infamous 1998 shindig colloquially known as the "White Party?" This year, like last year, the luxurious bonanza was an absolute celeb fest with everyone from Jay-Z, Lil Baby, and Ben Affleck to Emily Ratajkowski, Justin Bieber and Highsnobiety cover star Winnie Harlow in attendance. Heck, Rubin's A-list party even had live performances from NeYo and Usher. Also like la..

No One Styles Chanel Womenswear Better Than Kendrick Lamar

We typically don't see much of Kendrick Lamar; the reclusive rapper prefers to keep his private life, well, private. That all changed over the past few weeks, as we've suddenly been blessed by more K.Dot than ever before, all capped by Kendrick's unbelievably powerful appearance at Chanel's Couture Week fashion show. On July 4, Kendrick Lamar parted the crowd outside the Chanel show like the red sea, wearing nothing but Chanel: Chanel bandana atop Chanel cap and Chanel glasses, Chanel tweed jacket, cleverly looped pearl Chanel necklace, and monogrammed Chanel jeans. Kendrick looks so effortlessly elegant, so casually stylish that you probably won't even notice that he's rocking a women's jacket — in fact, everything that Kendrick's wearing is technically womenswear, as Chanel doesn't do menswear besides its one-off collaboration with Pharrell. That's a real feat, to not only make an inconceivably expensive Chanel outfit look toss-on-and..

You Wish You Could Drive the Aimé Leon Dore Boat

We all know that Aimé Leon Dore is perpetually interested in high-powered luxury vehicles, its ongoing Porsche partnerships are proof. But ALD is finally stepping off the pavement and into the ocean with the debut of its first boat. The Aimé Leon Dore x Technohull 38 Grand Sport boat is exactly what it sounds like. An elegant remix of a conventional luxury boat (ordinary retail cost: upwards of $500,000) with ALD codes, the collaborative 37 Grand Sport boat is rich with special details. Features include a special "Chestnut Green" paintjob, hand-applied vinyl ALD logos, embroidered leather seats, and gilded hardware to reiterate the air of opulence. Like the Porsche collaborations, Aimé Leon Dore's Technohull boat is not for you. This is a showpiece that'll never be released to the public. However, you may soak it in from a distance and subsequently peruse the accompanying "offshore collection" that'll launch in the coming weeks, comprising ample Aimé Leon Dore staples li..


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Yoon Ahn Reveals The AMBUSH x Nike Air More Uptempo Low “Limestone”

Introducing the highly anticipated collaboration between Yoon Ahn’s AMBUSH label and Nike – the AMBUSH x Nike Air More Uptempo Low. This latest partnership follows successful releases of previous models like the Dunk High, Air Adjust Force, Air Max 180, and Air Force 1 Low. With its origins dating back to 1996, the Air More Uptempo, designed by Wilson Smith, features the iconic “AIR” lettering on its sides. Although not affiliated with a specific player, it gained popularity through Scottie Pippen. Yoon Ahn first showcased the AMBUSH x Nike Air More Uptempo Low on Instagram. The shoe boasts a Tan nubuck upper, complemented by mesh tongues and a Black embroidered mini Swoosh on the toe box. Additional branding includes a Swoosh on the heels and the AMBUSH stamp on the midsole’s heel, while co-branded details adorn the insoles. Yellow accents accentuate the signature “AIR” lettering, while Olive-colored shoelaces contrast the solid Black rubber sole, resulting in a visually striking des..

On-Feet Photos of the Nike Dunk Low “Athletic Department” (Deep Jungle)

Introducing the newest addition to Nike Sportswear’s highly acclaimed “Athletic Department” pack – a remarkable collection that combines college sports inspiration with a nostalgic vintage aesthetic. Among the captivating range of color options, the Nike Dunk Low in Green (Deep Jungle) stands out as a true standout. This Nike Dunk Low iteration showcases a sophisticated color palette, including Sail, Deep Jungle, Coconut Milk, and White. The shoe boasts a Sail leather upper, specifically designed with perforations on the toe box to ensure optimal breathability. Notably, vibrant Green accents adorn the Swooshes, heel tabs, tongue branding, tongue trim, inner lining, and rubber outsole, enhancing the overall visual appeal. Complementing the design, the Sail midsole features Nike Athletic Department branding on the insoles. Check out the photos below, and look for the Nike Dunk Low “Athletic Department” (Deep Jungle) to release in the coming months at select Nike Sportswear retailers an..

Social Status x Nike Mac Attack “Silver Linings” Releases July 14th

In an exciting development, Nike has announced the highly anticipated return of the iconic Nike Mac Attack in 2023. Making this news even more thrilling, Social Status has been granted the unique opportunity to collaborate on the original model, marking a significant milestone for both brands. The collaboration between Social Status and Nike offers a range of color options for the Mac Attack shoe. Each pair features a combination of mesh and leather overlays in their construction. Notably, tear-away Swooshes, collars, and heels add an eye-catching element to the design. The branding from Social Status is prominently displayed on the tongues, heels, and graphic insoles. The aged midsole and rubber outsole provide a finished look. To enhance the package, the shoes are accompanied by an additional set of laces, all presented in a co-branded packaging. Social Status Nike Mac Attack Release Date Look for the Social Status x Nike Mac Attack “Silver Linings” to release on July 14th in-store..

First Look: Nike Dunk Low “Grey Gum”

The Nike Dunk Low “Grey Gum” is a fresh addition to the lineup that draws inspiration from Nike SB’s popular “Orange Label” release. This new colorway showcases a sleek design and premium materials. Crafted with a tumbled leather upper, mesh tongues, and branded tongue labels, the Nike Dunk Low sports a clean White color. Complementing the overall aesthetic, Light Grey suede overlays, heel tabs, and cloth inner lining add a touch of sophistication. The leather Swooshes and tongue trim feature a darker Grey tone, enhancing the shoe’s visual appeal. To complete the look, the laces showcase a Grey and White speckled pattern, while the Gum rubber outsole adds a classic finish. Check out the photos below, and look for the Nike Dunk Low “Grey Gum” to release in the coming months at select Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $120 USD. Stay up to date with all upcoming sneaker releases from our Sneaker Release Dates page. Be sure to follow us on Twitter an..