Kanye West and Gap Team Up With Balenciaga on a New Collection

Kanye West announced on Friday that he’s found a brand new way to bring affordable luxury to the masses, teaming up with his favorite high-fashion brand Balenciaga on a collection for the Gap.

In 2020, the rapper signed a ten-year deal with the retailer, debuting his first design from the partnership — the instantly sold out $200 Round Jacket — on Gap’s website last summer. This new endeavor officially titled Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga is set to be released in June, followed by a second collection coming out later in the year. “It is a vision come true to work with Gap and Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, to make incredible product available to everyone at all times,” West told Vogue.

Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia added “This is a very different challenge. I’ve always appreciated the utilitarianism and the accessibility of Gap. I share some

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The best Byredo perfumes to add to your collection

<p>Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world</p> (iStock/The Independent)

Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world

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Ever since its launch in 2006, Byredo has become the epitome of a “cool, indie perfume”. And for good reason. While historic fragrance houses now churn out sugary “commercial” blandness to appease the younger market, Byredo has stayed true to its artistic roots, which is why it remains a perfume powerhouse to this day.

From the chubby squat bottles with a dome-like stopper (which snaps on with a satisfying magnetic thud), to the minimalist monochrome labels and the quirky names like “fantastic man” (sadly discontinued), “mohave ghost” and “1996”, Byredo has come to represent everything chic and fascinating about the niche perfumery world that draws its devotees like moths to an exquisitely fragrant flame.

Having an enigmatic founder who is 6ft5 and could easily pass for a male model doesn’t hurt either. Born to

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Ralph Lauren’s Massive Collection of Vintage Clothing and Accessories Is Now Very Online

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Few designers have so successfully mined the past as Ralph Lauren, whose love for vintage built a global fashion empire. While vintage clothing and objects have long had a place on the designer’s mood-board, the company is now selling its cache of bygone designs directly to consumers across via a recently launched website for Ralph Lauren Vintage. Ever the visionary, Lauren’s new venture is perfectly timed to serve the booming market for collectible menswear.

It’s by no means the first time the brand has sold the gems of yesteryear. Ralph Lauren began selling vintage items to the public with the launch of RRL in 1993, and today stocks a curated vintage selection across 12 stores including its flagships and all RRL locations. The selection at Ralph Lauren Vintage will pull from these locations, marking the first time the company’s vintage

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Princess Anne new ‘style icon’ after royal used as ‘muse’ in Italian fashion collection | Royal | News

Princess Anne’s “effortless, nonchalant style” has become the focus of fascination for fashion designers, according to commentators. This comes after an Italian brand confirmed that they had used the Princess Royal’s extended history of outfits as inspiration for their latest collection. Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed the new unexpected “style icon”.

Ms Bowie told listeners: “My high this week has been the revelation that Princess Anne is a muse for the Serafini fashion house.

“We know that obviously, Diana is a style icon, but so is Anne.

“She’s all over the Pre-Fall 2021 mood board for this Italian fashion house called ‘Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini’, which I’m unfamiliar with.

“The collection even nods to Anne’s equestrian days, what she wore to Royal Ascot in the 80s, some of her evening wear.”

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She continued:

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