Nike Reveals the ‘Pro Hijab’ for Muslim Athletes

Published by New York Times

 

Nike, a company whose brand is estimated to be worth $27 billion, understands the difference apparel can make to an athlete. And like nay viable business, it knows the world is full of potential customers. And so in its latest market expansion, the brand has turned to the Middle East, where female athletes have begun to come into their own over the last few years.

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The Top Sneakers From New York Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2017

While sneakers dominated the street style scene outside the shows at New York Fashion Week: Men’s last week, the runways saw a bevy of new sneaker styles that will hit the market soon. Men’s labels embraced a variety of sneakers for fall ’17 such as athletic-inspired high-tops or cleaner, minimal low-tops.

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This Wild Hermès Party Is Proof That a Legit Fashion Scene Is Emerging in Los Angeles

Published by GQ

This Wild Hermès Party Is Proof That a Legit Fashion Scene Is Emerging in Los Angeles

Plus LA menswear guru Josh Peskowitz talks to Hermès menswear designer, Véronique Nichanian.

Downtown Los Angeles is a happening place. It’s got the best galleries, the restaurants with a 3-hour wait; it’s got home-grown design talent, and a vibrant artists community, but it also has its rough edges. Therefore Downtown LA is not the first (or second, or third) place you’d expect to find DwnTwnMen, last night’s multi-media, multi-color, multi-room celebration of the Hermès Man. Actually, the 180-year-old maison that produces the rarest, most sought-after accessories, home wares, and apparel in the world would seem entirely more at home on Rodeo Drive. Or Park Avenue. Or Saint Tropez. But for Véronique Nichanian, the artistic director of Hermès’s Men’s Universe (ed note: best title ever) the “natural” environment would be expected, and kind of boring. “Doing it in Beverly Hills would be too obvious” says Nichanian, when we spoke the morning of the event (at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, incidentally, which is very, very close to Beverly Hills). Picking the downtown area allowed Nichanian and Hermès to create a conversation between many neighborhoods—mixing current clients with a creative class who might one day (fingers crossed) be.

 

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8 Mens Fashion Trends to Keep for 2017

Published by Fashion Beans

With a constant drip of new-ins and new-outs, it can be hard on both your wallet and your wardrobe to be constantly playing catch up on the latest collections.

Luckily, this season sees some of 2016’s biggest trends spill over into 2017. So as well as breaking down what you should be holding on to in order to nail the key looks, we caught up with some of the industry’s top insiders to get the styling tips that’ll maximise the wears of last year’s investments.

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Justin Timberlake Gives Inspiring Speech to LGBTQ Youth

Published by Variety

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Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

 

Justin Timberlake claimed the first award of the night, winning song of the year for “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Upon taking the stage, he sent a powerful message directed at minority youth, saying that this song — from the animated film “Trolls” — is about “inclusion” and “being together.”

“If you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you are lesbian or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee,” Timberlake said to the crowd at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. “Anyone that is treating you unkindly, it’s only because they are afraid, or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are because being different means you make the difference. So f— ’em.” Continue reading