It's the weekend, baby.
This week was an interesting one, to say the least. While streetwear learned to embrace the world of beauty, luxury brands ate each other alive, with collabs like Dior x ERL and Balenciaga x adidas debuting simultaneously.
Summer footwear offerings came in sizzling hot, thanks to NEIGHBORHOOD's Suicoke DEPA sandals, Daily Paper x Havaianas flip-flops, Merrell's newest Hydro Mocs, L'Art de L'Automobile's Carnival-approved Salomon shoes, adidas' seismic slides, and Manolo Blahnik's upcoming second round of Birks.
Some brands rode a different type of footwear wave. While design studio Ceeze reworked Nike and Jordan uppers into a Victory Chair, Balenciaga turned its Crocs clogs into a, erm, handbag, which left Highsnobiety's editors stuck between obsessed and triggered.
By the way, Aimé Leon Dore's New Balance Made in UK 991 sneakers actually didn't disappear this week.
There was also some fashion moments, like NIGO's Kenzo FW22, Bella Hadid's carrying Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber's Balenciaga torch in her baggy campaign, Wales Bonner's adidas SS22 return, Fucking Awesome living up tp its name with its hairy cardigan, Louis Vuitton's new NBA collab and Virgil Abloh's FW22 show in Bangkok. Oh, and Palace hit a few waves with Jimmy’z.
Ah, what a week. By the way, anyone looking to go camping in Supreme's $90K Airstream trailer?
"2022's LVMH Prize has wrapped with S.S. Daley, designed by Steven Stokey Daley, winning the award and all the honors (and cash) that come with it. ERL, designed by Eli Russell Linnetz, and Winnie New York, designed by Idris Balogun, share the Karl Lagerfeld Prize."
"CAMPERLAB's curious experimentation is more present than ever in its Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Vibrant hues, striking trims, and bold prints manifest as the essential ingredients to their latest unorthodox footwear and accessories concoctions."
"Last weekend’s prestigious Grand Prix de Monaco, for example, marked the second time F1 has partnered with Louis Vuitton, who presented a monogram-covered trophy trunk to race winner Sergio Perez."
"Madonna and her 16-year-old son, David Banda, dropped by Brooklyn's Barclays Center on May 29 in clashing adidas x Gucci/Balenciaga get-ups. Us mere mortals could never."
"Though viewers had mixed feelings about Atlanta's third run overall, these filler episodes were arguably the crème de la crème of this season. So good, I decided to rank them, not on a scale from best to worst but Emmy-worthy to scary-good."
"According to StockX's most traded sneakers in April, it's not just big-name collaborations and popular AJ1 colorways that are driving the platform's sales."