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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!

Here are the relevant links

Karl Lagerfeld Passes Away at 85 in Paris

Kid Cudi & A.P.C. Tease Collaborative Collection

EXCLUSIVE: Burberry & Riccardo Tisci Issue Official Statement for “Insensitive” Noose Hoodie

Gucci Launches Diversity And Inclusion Plan After Blackface Controversy

Vault by Vans & Modernica Debut Patterned Shell Chairs & Sneakers

Oakley & A-COLD-WALL*’s Samuel Ross Reunite for an Innovative Second Collection

Supreme’s SS19 Lookbook Has Finally Arrived

Palace Just Unveiled Its Full SS19 Collection

For more Dropcast, listen to our previous episode where Danny & Elias from PAQ discuss NYC Style & UK Slang.

Words by Noah Thomas
Assistant Editor
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