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Kanye West Appoints Nigerian Designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, As The Director For The New “YEEZY Gap” Collection

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Kanye West is not new to the Gap family. As a teen growing up in South Side Chicago, West worked at his neighborhood Gap store, all while making beats in a small basement studio on the side. Flash-forward to 2020, where the two have officially joined forces again, under a new project that’s sure to withstand the test of time. The new YEEZY Gap collaboration (or ‘YZY,’ readapting the mall store’s three-lettered logo) was announced on Jun. 26, and cult followers are rejoicing.

Starting this month, the two brands are entering a 10-year creative partnership, a source told the New York Times, with first pieces from the line scheduled to drop in 2021. The collection will feature mens, women’s and kids styles, all for the accessible price point that Gap is famed for. Eventually, West’s “design vision” will infiltrate other parts of the brand, taking shape both physically (through concepts at Gap’s storefronts) and digitally (on its online platforms).

Mark Breitbard, Global Head of Gap Brand, waxed poetic on the partnership in an official statement: “We are excited to welcome Kanye back to the Gap family as a creative visionary, building on the aesthetic and success of his YEEZY brand and together defining a next-level retail partnership,” he said.

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Though West has not yet commented on the collaboration, his desire to create clothes for the masses has long been a dream of his. In 2015, T Magazine reported that West was looking to create “high fast fashion: clothes that are truly avant-garde in their design… [that] could be bought by the public at affordable price.” In the interview, West said “The jacket that no one could get… I wanted to give that to the world.” With that, Gap is the ultimate destination for his vision to materialize with.

Though Gap has partnered with high-fashion giants before (Balmain; Stella McCartney), fans are actively contemplating how YEEZY’s demure streetwear aesthetic will carry over to Gap’s hallmark familial style. Imagery is not yet available, save for a blurred image featuring a duffle bag that YEEZY teased through a post on its official Instagram.

West has also tapped female Nigerian-British designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, as his design director for the line, whose bullet hole dress (as donned by Naomi Campbell) sparked public controversy last year, starting a commentary on racial injustice. Mowalola fans are hoping to see her bold, disruptive design codes infused through the new project. As Mr. West always surrounds himself with the brightest and most talented, the best is sure to come.

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Temi Otedola Premieres The New ‘Gucci | The North Face’ Collaborative Pieces

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Celebrating the spirit of discovery, the Gucci | The North Face, Nigerian Actor & Blogger, Temi Otedola, wears the newly outdoored collection between the American outdoor recreation product company and the Italian based luxury fashion house. The collab explores the deeper parallels between the two brands in equipping those who seek adventure, challenging the status quo and quests for self-expression.

The resulting collection for men and women includes ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear and equipment. All pieces reveal a unified logo melding The North Face’s unmistakable Half Dome and Gucci’s Web stripe. Outerwear silhouettes and equipment are inspired by original designs from The North Face in the ’70s.

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Audiomack And Daily Paper To Restore The Football Pitch At Accra Girls High School

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As part of Audiomack’s committing to Ghana outside of just music and focused on giving back to the community and culture, the music streaming and discovery platform, in collaboration with Amsterdam-based fashion label Daily Paper, is funding the restoration of the football pitch at Accra Girls Senior High School after it sponsored this year’s annual football tournament.

This annual tourney by Daily Paper is a celebration of the ongoing initiative to empower the youth and give back to the Ghanaian community by reinforcing commitment through sports. Since 2017, Daily Paper, founded by three close friends, Hussein Suleiman, Abderrahmane Trabsini, and Jefferson Osei, has been consistent in showcasing and supporting Ghanaian youths. Audiomack is no different.

This year’s tournament took place inside the Accra Girls Senior High School and saw a great line-up of the best African creatives and athletes. Alongside Daily Paper and Audiomack, the teams included SmallGod, Eunice Beckham, La Même Gang, and members from Daily Paper, Free the Youth, Young, Melanin Unscripted, and Native Mag. The kits were designed by Daily Paper in collaboration with Puma.

Drawing attention to the creative arts in Ghana, outside of just music, Audiomack has also made it a point to help the community which has blessed the world with its music and culture.

David Ponte, Audiomack Co-Founder & CMO says, “We are thrilled to partner up with Daily Paper, Puma, and the Accra Girls Senior High School for this amazing event! Our mission at Audiomack is not only to move music forward but to also empower the youth so that they can continue to innovate and express their creativity on and off the pitch!”

Jefferson Osei, Co-Founder of Daily Paper, explains, “We are glad to collaborate with Audiomack, who shares in our vision to accelerate growth in the African creative industry. Giving back to the continent that inspired us to create our label has always been a dream for us, and we will continue to intensify efforts towards achieving that vision.”

“All [of] our collaborations are purposeful collaborations for community growth and youth development, so it is exciting to see Audiomack coming on board for this year’s tournament,” Osei continues. “Youth culture is part of Daily Paper’s DNA. We started the brand as a lifestyle brand and invested in empowering youth culture. Within Daily Paper’s global community the brand has always organically built authentic relationships with the youth.”

Daily Paper partnered up with Audiomack based on the organic connection made for the love of West and South African music: Afro Alté, Afrobeats, African hip-hop, African-American Drill, and Amapiano. “This was the base of the relationship. From here on, both entities explored possibilities to invest in the Motherland,” Osei adds.

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Arsenal & Adidas Originals Unveil 90s-Infused Collection With Thomas Partey And Others [SEE PHOTOS]

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Arsenal have joined forces with adidas Originals for a second retro-infused collaborative collection, featuring strong early 90s vibes in classic trefoil style. Throwing it back to an iconic time in the Gunners illustrious history, the Three Stripes deliver again with exquisite results.

Almost exactly one year on from the debut adidas Originals x Arsenal retro collection, the partnership delves into a second glorious series. The first capsule set the bar high with the successful relaunch of the famous Bruised Banana jersey and the latest collection carries on that throwback flavour as adidas continue to drop pure fire since they rocked up to the Emirates to replace PUMA.

The new collection takes fans back to the 1990-1992 years, with a range of statement pieces from that beautiful 90-92 home shirt to hoodies and track jackets that all feature that famed adidas Original trefoil logo which featured on all Arsenal replica at the time. Thirty years on and this retro-licked collection has gone full circle to being culturally relevant in lifestyle circles once more. Oversized logos, bold branding and block colours. You love it.

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You might have seen the Arsenal men’s and women’s team wear the jackets in the fixtures against Burnley and Manchester City respectively at the week as the club teased the collection with a star studded video featuring current and ex-players. The tease is over, the collection has dropped. A timely lift for Arsenal fans, good luck picking just one piece, though.

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London-Based Designer Tisloh Danboyi Debuts His Jewellery Piece With ‘Love,bites.’ Silver Necklace

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Featuring an intentional separation with use of a comma that makes love the subject of the pendant, London-based designer Tisloh Danboyi has premiered his first piece of jewellry in the form of a new silver pendant necklace titled ‘Love, bites.’ The metaphorical play on the conventional phrase is the centrepiece of the necklace.

“There is always some form of sacrifice (a bite) which follows love” says Tisloh on the necklace, which sees the ‘Love, bites.’ motif pendant sitsting on an 18-inch, diamond cut trace necklace set in 925. Sterling silver.

Complex UK reported that, the motif is carried forward from ‘Prima Pars’, Tisloh’s debut collection launched back in 2018 inspired by the first part of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. After making an appearance on t-shirts and knitwear, the phrase and is now casted in metal to compliment Tisloh’s recent ‘Where the Land Meets the Water’ collection.

Speaking about the new piece, Tisloh said: “In English, the ‘love bite’, hickey or hickie describes a notable bruise caused by the kissing, sucking and biting the skin of the neck. However, in this piece, there is an intentional separation with use of a comma. This is used to make love the subject. In this way, love itself is biting – a metaphorical play on the conventional ‘love bite’. I am trying to portray the idea that there is always some form of sacrifice (the bite) that comes with the love of something or someone be that your selflessness in human and romantic relationships or giving up leisure time to focus on a project.”

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