Ev Bravado takes over the studio with WHO DECIDES WAR partner in crime Téla D’Amore. The duo adopts a raw approach to sustainability with their brand as seen in the forms of layered denim and asymmetrical pieces that follow a strong streetwear sensibility. Before going into the quick hits, Ev reflects on the passing of Pop Smoke and the rapper’s infectious energy that carried through from personal hangouts to after parties during this past Paris Fashion Week.
To no one’s surprise, this week’s openers are a lineup of Supreme headlines. The streetwear giant has sized down on their accessories, introducing a controversial pack of $8 Oreo cookies for their SS20 offering (3:43). For the ultimate flex and extra storage protection, pair them with the branded Ziploc bag that’s also coming out in the drop. Of course, this means everyone will be a step closer to being a hoarder if they aren’t one already, and Ev is no exception when he says he’ll pass down his unopened Supreme burner phone. The controversial teasers continue with the Tupac hologram, which sees the late legend with Supreme boxers edited in.
Moncler and Rick Owens’ collaboration puts the hype in hyperbole as the Italian outerwear’s main line taps the American fashion designer to release a customized tour bus available for order along with clothing made for Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy’s west coast tour (8:51). Things only get more heated with the new Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 5s colorway that Virgil Abloh teased on his Instagram (10:43). Téla came through rocking them and telling everyone how they feel just as comfy as slippers. While Jian took five Ls on copping a pair, he and Ev got an in-person look at the unreleased colorway worn by Virgil at a panel during All-Star Weekend. Ev also talks about his position within a new class of creatives along with the importance of providing the younger generations with opportunities to pursue paths in design and his own initiatives tackling the issue.
The guest segment gets Ev and Téla discussing the launch of WHO DECIDES WAR and constantly pushing the brand to its greatest potential (17:20). After a decade of attending school and sustaining his brand, Ev brought his collection to Paris and welcomed the likes of Virgil to his show. Ev and Téla emphasize the importance of family in business and keeping their community tight now that WHO DECIDES WAR is stocked on SSENSE and MR PORTER and reaching even greater heights. Last but not least, they each put down a couple tips for getting into the creative industry and entering a winner’s mindset (26:41).
If you’re a dedicated Dropcast listener and fellow mule aficionado, you already know what’s next. Last week, Jian and Noah teased their upcoming mule collab with Italian footwear brand Diemme, which will be available exclusively at KITH (29:17). The release includes two pony hair shoes with custom soles, each designed by one of the hosts. Pro tip: pair them with the Highsnob socks which recently dropped on the Highsnobiety Shop.
Everyone is pumped for “What’d You Cop?” since the entire cast came home with closet additions from All-Star Weekend (30:35). Téla was gifted her first Chanel bag and perfume, copped a pair of Yves Saint Laurent heels, and the Off-White x Jordan 5s. Ev also got his hands on a pair of the Jordans, Public Enemy Pumas, and reupholstered some Rick Owens.
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