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Yeezy Gap, the momentous and frequently volatile apparel partnership between the Gap and Kanye “Ye” West, dissolved last week, just two years into the decade-long deal Ye and the mall retailer signed back in 2020. In a statement sent to employees last week, Gap CEO Mark Breitbard assured...
Pant legs have unfurled as of late, blossoming out above ankles and pooling around various footwear of choice. That’s right: flares are happening. One could peg the great pants bloom to any number of things: general retro nostalgia, or maybe Kim Jones, Alessandro Michele, and the late Virgil Abloh sending them down the runway at Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton for another. But one discernible marker is that Offset, the most fashion-obsessed member of the Migos, was an early adopter to the flares revival. Come to think of it, Offset has been ahead of the trend on several pants-related fronts—and as his wife, Cardi B, put it on Monday night, Offset’s “pant game different.”
Ye, née Kanye West, held a runway presentation in Paris on Monday for his ninth Yeezy collection, referred to as “YZY SZN 9.” Held in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, the show itself consisted of a preamble by Ye followed by a procession of models—among them Naomi Campbell, Michèle Lamy, singer James Blake, and Selah Marley, who is the daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley—who wore oversized, muted-tone designs consistent with Ye’s oeuvre. A Sunday Service-style choir, which reportedly included several of Ye’s children, performed during the show, which was also live-streamed on Ye’s YouTube channel.
Balenciaga creative director Demna is responsible these days for dressing a breathtakingly large chunk of the celebrity triple A-list. You might have already seen who opened Sunday’s Summer 2023 Balenciaga runway show, held in a convention center space near Charles De Gaulle filled with heaps of fragrant, loamy mud, arranged by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra: as the lights came up, there was Kanye “Ye” West, splashing his way down the runway in an enormous war-core security coat covered in tactical pockets. Ye is a Balenciaga muse whose devotion to the brand, much like his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s, has created a phenomenally modern cycle around Demna’s work. Through Ye’s patronage of the house, we are exposed nearly daily to Demna’s challenging and thrilling ideas about how to dress right now. There appears to be some influence working back the other way, too. Ye’s runway jacket aligned neatly with his recent luxury-prepper aesthetic; the leather moto pants, meanwhile, called back to a golden era of Kanye style.
This originally appeared in Show Notes, GQ staffer Samuel Hine's fashion week newsletter. For more stories like it, hit the link above and subscribe. Yesterday, the fashion supernova known as Yeezy Gap officially burned out. In a memo to employees, Gap CEO Mark Breitbard confirmed that the brand would “wind down” the partnership with Kanye “Ye” West, after Ye’s attorneys sent Gap a notice of termination earlier that day. Per that notice, Ye claimed breach of contract, following a tumultuous few weeks where he demanded, among other things, that Gap throw their mainline products in outlets and stock every store with Yeezy Gap. In a memo to employees, Breitbard wrote: “While we share a vision of bringing high-quality, trend-forward, utilitarian design to all people through unique omni experiences with Yeezy Gap, how we work together to deliver this vision is not aligned.”
Saturday afternoon, Rhuigi Villaseñor strode quickly into the Milanese warehouse where he was set to show his debut Bally collection in a few hours time. Wearing a dark denim set and Visvim sandals, he dropped a well-traveled Hermès HAC duffle bag on the ground and looked around for a coffee. He was, he admitted, feeling nervous. How could he not be? He’d been given the keys to a well-resourced luxury house, and tasked with turning the old boat around. Or, more specifically, with bringing some of the magic he’s conjured at Rhude, where his cleverly branded riffs on Americana—racing jackets, penny loafers—have earned a growing cult following among young, fashion-obsessed men. A simple assignment, maybe, but not an easy one to pull off.
All products featured on GQ are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When it comes to movie premiere dress codes, it would seem that—contrary to popular belief—Jon Snow actually knows everything. Opting for an autumnal-hued Percival polo and a pair of pressed tailored trousers, Kit Harington embodied an image of laidback luxury as he celebrated with cast and crew at the premiere party of his latest film Baby Ruby following the 2022 The Toronto International Film Festival.
This originally appeared in Show Notes, GQ staffer Samuel Hine's fashion week newsletter. For more stories like it, hit the link above and subscribe. Almost every day, around 1:00, Maurice Kamara takes his lunch break from selling clothes at a luxury boutique in Soho and gets to work at his real job: taking videos of people’s outfits for TikTok. The 35-year-old Brooklyn native strolls the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets in a big loop, intently scanning passers-by for viral gold. Kamara, whose fashion page The People Gallery has over 500,000 followers between TikTok and Instagram, has an open mind for any and all styles. He’s captured a guy named Cris wearing a vintage Michael Jackson tee and a magnificent Chopova Lowena skirt, and Aziz Ansari in a Japanese chore coat and navy chinos. The quality that links both is Kamara’s singular, discerning eye. During fashion week, I tag along and get a look at his process in action. As we stroll down Wooster St, we pass an elegant woman dressed like a rich cowboy, with a suede jacket, flared jeans, and a Rolex on her wrist. Her, I ask? Kamara shakes his head. His curation is a combination of wattage—the Ansaris of the neighborhood—and pure intuition. “I just have to see that person and I know: that’s the fit,” Kamara says.
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