Handsome boys of color unite! On this episode of The Dropcast, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by professional clothes-wearers and drip gods Christopher T. Smith and Abdulaye Niang. The two male models take a break from walking runways and starring in your favorite brand’s lookbooks to join us in the studio and flex on our lives.
The biggest topic in the fashion world is the passing of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous line. We discuss how he changed the game for designers taking the helm of luxury houses, as well as the parts of his legacy that aren’t so kosher.
Then the conversation shifts to modern day issues with race in the fashion industry. Abdulaye and Christopher share their own experiences from the modeling side, and also have some choice opinions on Gucci’s reaction to its balaclava resembling blackface.
But of course, y’all really wanna hear about Supreme’s SS19 lookbook and Palace’s SS19 offerings too. So we go toe-to-toe on which brand did it better, while also highlighting some of the most fire pieces we’re on the lookout for.
Finally, with the release of Highsnobiety’s “City Series” tees, we promised listeners who left the best voicemails on The Dropcast Hotline (833-HIGHSNOB [833-444-4766]) free tees. Listen and see if you won!
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For more Dropcast, listen to our previous episode where Danny & Elias from PAQ discuss NYC Style & UK Slang.